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“Christians” + “LGBT” activists pass SB 1146 harming religious freedom

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 10:35 pm | Randy Thomasson

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THANK YOU for going for the win for religious freedom by opposing SB 1146. And you would have won, but you were tackled by your “own side”!

August 23 in California, “Christian” colleges got what they wanted. Despite noble religious-freedom supporters following SaveCalifornia.com, California MassResistance, and some courageous Christian pastors fighting hard against the amended SB 1146, this anti-religious-freedom bill PASSED the California State Assembly August 23 by only 2 votes. It’s because some “Christian” college presidents “partnered” with the homosexual-activist author of SB 1146, to “OK” this bill giving the State the beginnings of control over religious matters.

What does this tell you? That if “Christian” colleges had also opposed SB 1146 hard on the Assembly floor (instead of supporting it, which was announced by the Assembly’s homosexual-activist floor jockey of SB 1146, Evan Low), this first-of-its-kind state regulation of religious matters (see how bad SB 1146 is) would have been defeated instead of approved.

ThankyouforyourhardworkAgain, thank you for making EFFECTIVE phone calls to “pull off” nearly enough Democrats who were either concerned about this obvious anti-religious-freedom bill or concerned about their reputation if they voted for it. I admire your love and perseverance if you made one or more phone calls against SB 1146 at SaveCalifornia.com’s request. Again, it was the “Christian” college presidents supporting the same amended SB 1146 that homosexual activists are pushing that got this bad bill passed!

The first vote on the Assembly floor was so close, SB 1146 only got 33 yes votes. For more than an hour, the Democrat bosses had to work extra hard to get enough foolish votes in favor of this unconstitutional bill. An hour-and-a-half after the first vote, the “call” on SB 1146 was lifted for a second vote. While 10 Democrats abstained and so did 5 Republicans, the bill initially passed with 42 votes, just one more than needed (in the 80-member State Assembly, 41 votes are required to pass majority-vote bills).

After some vote changes when the day’s session ended, the final vote on SB 1146 was 45 voting YES (44 Democrats + Republican Catharine Baker), 28 voting NO (including Democrats Joaquin Arambula, Jacqui Irwin and Rudy Salas), and 7 abstentions. SB 1146 now goes to the State Senate for a concurrence vote by August 31.

THE ASSEMBLY FLOOR VOTE ON SB 1146 ON AUGUST 23, 2016

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The vote tally below reflects vote changes at the end of the August 23 floor session: Going from NOT VOTING to voting NO were Republicans Brian Jones of Santee and Ling Ling Chang of Diamond Bar and Democrats Joaquin Arambula of Fresno, Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks, and Rudy Salas of Bakersfield; going from NOT VOTING to voting YES were Democrats Eduardo Garcia of Palm Desert and Nora Campos of San Jose, and Republican Catharine Baker of Dublin. Final vote totals are 45 yes, 28 no, 7 not voting 7.

Voting yes on SB 1146 were 44 Democrats and 1 Republican
See the Democrats’ contact numbers

Luis Alejo
Toni Atkins
Catharine Baker (R)
Richard Bloom
Susan Bonilla
Rob Bonta
Autumn Burke
Ian Calderon
Nora Campos
Ed Chau
David Chiu
Kansen Chu
Jim Cooper
Matthew Dababneh
Tom Daly
Bill Dodd
Susan Eggman
Bill Frazier
Cristina Garcia
Eduardo Garcia
Mike Gatto
Mike Gipson
Jimmy Gomez
Lorena Gonzalez
Richard Gordon
Roger Hernandez
Chris Holden
Reginald Jones-Sawyer
Marc Levine
Evan Low
Kevin McCarty
Jose Medina
Kevin Mullin
Patrick O’Donnell
Bill Quirk
Anthony Rendon
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Freddie Rodriguez
Miguel Santiago
Mark Stone
Tony Thurmond
Philip Ting
Shirley Weber
Das Williams
Jim Wood

Voting NO on SB 1146 were 25 Republicans and 3 Democrats:
See the Republicans’ contact numbers

Katcho Achadjian
Travis Allen
Joaquin Arambula (D)
Frank Bigelow
William Brough
Ling Ling Chang
Rocky Chavez
Brian Dahle
Beth Gaines
James Gallagher
Shannon Grove
David Hadley
Matthew Harper
Jacqui Irwin (D)
Brian Jones
Young Kim
Tom Lackey
Eric Linder
Brian Maienschein
Devon Mathis
Melissa Melendez
Jay Obernolte
Jim Patterson
Rudy Salas (D)
Marc Steinorth
Donald Wagner
Marie Waldron
Scott Wilk

Not voting either way on SB 1146 were 5 Democrats and 2 Republicans

Cheryl Brown (D)
Ken Cooley (D)
Adam Gray (D)
Patty Lopez (D)
Chad Mayes (R)
Adrin Nazarian (D)
Kristin Olsen (R)

See why SB 1146 is an unprecedented, unconstitutional, subjective, and harmful attack on religious freedom

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Will ‘men’ and ‘women’ restroom signs be torn down?

Monday, August 22, 2016, 8:43 pm | Randy Thomasson

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The foolish favoritism that the ruling Democrats (and some Republicans) in the California Legislature give to a segment of transsexual activists, who want to abolish male/female differences wherever they can, may result in the elimination of “men,” “women,” “boys,” and “girls” single-user restrooms up and down California.

genderneutralrestroomsignOn August 22, the California State Assembly gave final approval to AB 1732, which requires the removal of male- and female-designated single-user restrooms in all California businesses (including home businesses) and all religious schools and colleges, senior centers, and day care centers.

This radical bill that has no religious exemption passed the California State Assembly with the “yes” votes of most of the Democrats and 5 Republicans. This came after 25 Democrats and 3 Republicans in the State Senate passed it. See who voted yes and no.

This year, SaveCalifornia.com was the only organization opposing AB 1732 at the State Capitol. No business organizations spoke out like their counterparts did in other states where similar bills were defeated. No other pro-family organizations fought it either (one pro-family leader even publicly said AB 1732 “makes a lot of sense” for how it’s “sensitive to many transgendered people”).

Now AB 1732 can only be stopped by Jerry Brown. There is no legislation in the nation like this that has gotten this far. It is time for every pro-family business owner to fax Gov. Brown on letterhead their opposition to 916-558-3160. See SaveCalifornia.com’s Aug. 22 news release for talking points.

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Mothers always pass an X chromosome on to their children. Whether your father passes on his X chromosome (leading to a pair of X chromosomes) or his Y chromosome (making a mixed set) determines your sex.
“The X and Y Chromosomes Determine Your Sex”, 23andme.com

STOP the amended SB 1146, which still harms religious freedom

Monday, August 15, 2016, 7:52 am | Randy Thomasson

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UPDATE — Tuesday, August 23, 10 am: Please call Sacramento RIGHT NOW because the Assembly floor vote on the amended SB 1146 could be Tuesday.

Be glad that SaveCalifornia.com has delivered to state assemblymembers the awful truth about the amended SB 1146. If you can back us up — please leave brief messages to their office right now and ask staffers to take your message to the floor, which is in session.

Your immediate help is especially needed because homosexual activists are urging a yes vote on SB 1146.

Please continue calling your own assemblymember and the deciding votes to urge defeat of the unconstitutional, subjective, and oppressive SB 1146. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHONE NUMBERS.

SB1146asAmended081916stillharmsreligiousfreedom_082016See our analyses of the amended SB 1146 and why is still harms religious freedom:

NEW Analysis: SB 1146 as amended August 19
How the Amended SB 1146 violates the First Amendment
“Separation of Church and State” means no State interference

PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN NOW.
SB 1146’s ASSEMBLY FLOOR VOTE COULD BE AUGUST 22.
SCROLL DOWN FOR PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL.

Status: The amended SB 1146 is on the Assembly floor and can be voted on as soon as August 22.

Needed to win: In the 80-member Assembly, it takes 41 votes to pass bills. If no Republican supports SB 1146 and at least 12 Democrats refuse to support it, the bill will be defeated.

red-arrowWHAT TO SAY: Leave a short voicemail message at their Capitol office (and also, if you can, their district office). Just say: “Please oppose the amended SB 1146. The August 19 amendments still harm religious freedom by giving the State subjective and unconstitutional control over religious colleges. Oppose the amended SB 1146 — this bill is still bad!”

Find the Capitol phone numbersorange-1-hi for your own state assemblymember and state senator. Call them right now. These are the only legislators for whom you should identify yourself.

 

number-2-orange-mdLeave VOICEMAILS for the deciding votes on the Assembly floor from 6pm to 8am Pacific Time. This is when no person answers the phone in legislators’ offices. IMPORTANT: Don’t identify yourself — not your name or where you live — just leave the suggested message on the voicemail urging them to vote NO on the amended SB 1146:

5 pro-‘LGBT’ Republicans:

  • Catharine Baker of Walnut Creek/San Ramon/Pleasanton/Livermore (916) 319-2016 and (925) 328-1515
  • Brian Maienschein of north San Diego/Rancho Santa Fe/Poway (916) 319-2077 and (858) 675-0077
  • David Hadley of Torrance/Gardena/Redondo Beach/Palos Verdes (916) 319-2066 and (310) 375-0691
  • Ling Ling Chang is running to represent state Senate district 29 (Walnut, Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Yorba Linda, Placentia, Brea, La Habra, Fullerton, Anaheim, Stanton, Cypress) (916) 319-2055 and (714) 529-5502
  • Young Kim of Fullerton, Buena Park, Cypress, Stanton (916) 319-2065 and (714) 521-6505

24 Democrats who MIGHT be persuaded:

  • Adam Gray of Modesto/Merced (916) 319-2021 and (209) 521-2111 and (209) 726-5465
  • Joaquin Arambula of Fresno County (916) 319-2031 and (559) 445-5532
  • Cheryl Brown of San Bernardino/Rialto/Fontana (916) 319-2047 and (909) 381-3238 and (909) 350-7646
  • Patty Lopez of San Fernando/Sunland-Tujunga (916) 319-2039 and (818) 365-2464
  • Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova/Carmichael/Citrus Heights (916) 319-2008 and (916) 464-1910
  • Tom Daly of Anaheim/Santa Ana (916) 319-2069 and (714) 939-8469
  • Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of Culver City/Ladera Heights (916) 319-2054 and (310) 342-1070
  • Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona/Ontario/Chino (916) 319-2052 and (909) 902-9606
  • Rudy Salas of Kern and Kings counties (916) 319-2032 and (661) 335-0302 and (559) 585-7170
  • Miguel Santiago of Downtown L.A./Koreatown/Huntington Park (916) 319-2053 and (213) 620-4646
  • Eduardo Garcia of Palm Springs area and Imperial County (916) 319-2056 and (760) 347-2360 and (760) 355-8656
  • Mike Gatto of Glendale/Burbank (916) 319-2043 and (818) 558-3043
  • Mike Gipson of Willowbrook/Compton/Carson (916) 319-2064 and (310) 324-6408
  • Shirley Weber of San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Otay Ranch (916) 319-2079 and (619) 531-7913
  • Jimmy Gomez of Eagle Rock / Chinatown / East L.A. (916) 319-2051 and (213) 483-5151
  • Das Williams of Ventura, Santa Paula, and most of Santa Barbara County (916) 319-2051 and (805) 564-1649 and (805) 641-370
  • Lorena Gonzalez of Chula Vista, National City, south San Diego (916) 319-2080 and (619) 338-8090
  • Susan Bonilla of Concord/Pittsburg/Vallejo (916) 319-2014 and (925) 521-1511
  • Ed Chau of Monterey Park/Temple City/El Monte/Arcadia/San Marino (916) 319-2049 and (323) 264-4949
  • Roger Hernandez of West Covina//Baldwin Park/Azusa/Glendora (916) 319-2048 and (626) 960-4457
  • Chris Holden of Pasadena/Monrovia/San Dimas/Upland (916) 319-2041 and (626) 351-1917 and (909) 624-7876
  • Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks/Camarillo/Oxnard (916) 319-2044 and (805) 482-1904 and (805) 483-4488
  • Patrick O’Donnell (916) 319-2070 (562) 429-0470 (310) 548-6420 Long Beach, San Pedro, part of Lakewood
  • Luis Alejo (916) 319-2030 (831) 759-8676 Monterey and San Benito counties plus Watsonville, Gilroy and Morgan Hill

adams_sIt does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Samuel Adams, “Father of the American Revolution”