AB 569: Oppose to protect liberties of religious institutions //

 

Defend the rights of churches and church schools

VICTORY -- This bill was VETOED by Gov. Brown on October 16, 2017. 
Learn more in our 10/16/17 news release.


This 2017 Action Alert has expired.

WHY AND HOW TO OPPOSE AB 569

It's another bill against religious freedom by California’s Democrat politicians.

AB 569 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (Democrat, San Diego-National City-Chula Vista-San Ysidro) prohibits churches, religious universities, religious schools, religious hospitals, religious business owners, and other religious institutions from upholding their religious beliefs on contraception, abortion, and sex outside of marriage.

Crossing the line into the sphere of religious values and religious freedom, AB 569 specifically prohibits employers from taking any “adverse” action against an employee’s “reproductive health care decisions," and requires employers to "include in the handbook notice of the employee rights" (of contraception, abortion, and sex outside marriage).

Under AB 569, children at church schools will be taught immorality: "Children, this is a Christian school where teachers are having unmarried sex and getting abortions. See how Christian we are -- these are your leaders and role models."

See how AB 569 is the big nose of the government poking itself where it doesn't belong? It's clearly unconstitutional because it violates the "free exercise" of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment. And AB 569 would set a terrible precedent.

As David French of National Review points out, AB 569 “would directly infringe on the rights of religious organizations to uphold and advance their principles and beliefs regarding sexuality and marriage … it prevents religious organizations (including colleges and schools) from imposing entirely normal and conventional rules of Christian conduct.” 

Do you have religious faith? Oppose AB 569. Do you support religious freedom or know that abortion and sex outside of marriage are bad role models for children? Please oppose AB 569 now!

Especially if you're part of a church, a church school, a religious university, a religious hospital or business. The MOST EFFECTIVE way to urge a veto of AB 569 is for religious entities to fax Governor Brown using their official letterhead.

USE OUR SAMPLE LETTER TO COPY AND PASTE, EDIT,  SIGN, AND FAX OR MAIL TO JERRY BROWN:

INSTRUCTIONS:
Simply copy and paste the following strategic sample letter on your own letterhead (official business letterhead is best), edit as you wish, date it, and add your signature, typed name, title, and mailing address. Then fax your letter to Governor Brown at 916-558-3160 (and also confidentially fax it to SaveCalifornia.com at 916-848-3456), or mail it to Brown, or both fax and mail to him.


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TODAY'S DATE

Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: AB 569 -- Veto Request

Dear Governor Brown,

Please veto AB 569.

Religious entities have an inherent right to hold their own moral policies. Yet AB 569 brashly violates the bright line between Church and State, and puts government in the dangerous and ill-advised role of regulating religious practices.

People have different views on abortion, and the State must resist imposing a certain opinion that creates more conflict by forcing religious schools and hospitals to abandon their dearly-held beliefs. What's more, AB 569 would usher in greater litigation, making previously-protected matters of conscience mere sport for unscrupulous lawyers.

For these valid reasons, please veto AB 569. Thank you.

Sincerely,

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Call Governor Jerry Brown and say: "Please veto AB 569, which infringes on the religious beliefs of religious institutions. Defend the First Amendment, preserve religious freedom, veto AB 589."

916-445-2841 (during regular business hours) | fax 916-558-3160 | webform


Watch SaveCalifornia.com on CBN News exposing AB 569


 

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