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6/1/17: California Democrats impose abortion agenda (AB 569) upon religious schools

 

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE

June 1, 2017 -- For Immediate Release

California Democrats impose abortion agenda (AB 569) upon religious schools
Thomasson: "Do Californians want a State religion that forces churches what to believe?"

Sacramento, California (June 1, 2017) -- Democrats that dominate the California State Assembly have voted for impose their pro-abortion agenda upon churches, religious schools, religious colleges and universities, religious hospitals, religious care facilities, religious business owners, and other religious institutions in California.

AB 569 prohibits religious institutions from having codes of conduct or any employee policies that prohibit abortion or limit "reproductive health care decisions" in any way. If this bill becomes law, religious institutions in California with non-"ministerial" employees can no longer uphold their beliefs about contraception, abortion, or sex outside of marriage in employee policies.

The May 31 vote on AB 569 in the 80-member California Assembly was 54 yes, 17 no, 9 not voting. Voting yes for AB 569 were 52 Democrats, along with "Republicans" Catharine Baker of Alameda and Contra Costa counties and Brian Maienschein of north San Diego.

"Any legislator who claims to support religious freedom but who voted for this invasion of religion is a liar," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which upholds moral virtues for the common good. "AB 569 destroys religious freedom since many religions consider sex outside of marriage and the killing of pro-born babies sins against God. By rejecting a religious exemption, the bill author, Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, has declared war on religious liberty statewide, in violation of both the California and the United States constitutions."

"This intolerant bill brashly crosses the line between Church and State," Thomasson said. "The new 'religion' of AB 569 is to tell children at church schools that good Christianity is where teachers and church secretaries have unmarried sex and get abortions. This is the big nose of the government poking itself where it absolutely doesn't belong. Do Californians want a State religion that forces churches what to believe?"

 

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