On the eve of the most dangerous law ever written against California believers—shocking silence has fallen on the church here. Look on Facebook. They are not even talking about it. Do you see a groundswell of action? Are state senators being flooded with calls and emails? Did your mega church even say anything about it yesterday? I am guessing nothing was said.
Don’t tell me I am writing too many warnings about this. Paul said in Acts 21: 31 “Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” Like Paul, I am not going to stop warning you.
Others claim I am overstating the threat. If anything, I am understating the danger. Those who are not alarmed have either not read the law or they refuse to believe their eyes. So here goes again:
California Assembly Bill 2943 passed and has been sent to the State Senate for final approval. Jerry Brown has already said he would sign it into law if the Senate approves it. If he does it will be a point of no return.
Here is what the new law would do: It will prohibit resources concerning treatment or ministry in order to reduce or eliminate same sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Essentially, conferences, counseling, teaching, books, or publications, where money is exchanged for the resource, would be prohibited. This is dangerous.
Fully enforced, this law would ban the sale of Bibles in California. Moreover, this law is a gateway law—it will lead to even more laws that persecute Christian faith.
The Body of Christ, in the Golden State is in a do or die situation. Please don’t bend Bible verses out of context so you can bury your head in the sand. If you believe it can’t happen here, you are not only part of the problem, you are denying what Christians in other countries suffer. Other nations have had moments when the simple use of democracy would have prevented the loss of their freedoms.
Is there still hope to turn this crisis around? The answer is clear: there is only hope if we take action. Here is what I am asking you to do right now.
Understand the danger of this law and why you oppose it. This is vital so you can make sense to State Senators. You already see how California flouted the Constitution with their sanctuary law. This new law openly violates freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Use social media to get Christians in California to email and call their state senator. Even if you don’t live in California you can still contact those you do know. And you can pray. At the end of this blog you will see a link to contact the State Senate. Again, use your social media accounts to broadcast this urgent threat to the church. Share this blog with as many as possible.
My final words are to all voting age Christians in California: it is time to put aside every excuse. Don’t delay! I am not exaggerating…Assembly Bill 2943 that will lead to banning the Bible in California. WE MUST ACT BEFORE THURSDAY.
Again, when you email or call your Senator be firm but polite. Tell them you will be voting in the next election and that you will be campaigning for politicians who reflect your values.