Queering California! Protest!


More than happy to pass this on…

…though I don’t know how many of our USA readers live in The Golden State.

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Don’t Let California Pass “Must Stay Gay” Bill!!

Call Now! AB 2943 will ban objections/counseling 

It’s a huge issue– and California is ground zero this week!

Here’s what counselor David Pickup writes:

“The LGBT movement is now attempting to be the first state to pass legislation to make any kind of change therapy for all LGBT issues (including transgenderism) illegal for adults…not just children.

At this point, they most likely will succeed. The first committee there has indeed passed one ‘Must Stay Gay’ bill (2943), and have sent it on to the next committee.” 

“All you have to do is pick up the phone and/or email them (see below). All you have to do is send this out to all your contacts, churches, and Facebook pages. These must be sent by tomorrow [Monday].From now on please refer to these bills as the ‘Must Stay Gay’ bills. (Thanks Dr. Brown!)

“What this bill means is that…
…Any therapy that seeks to change sexual orientation in behavior, feelings or expressions will be illegal because it is defined as fraud.
…If you are a church that employees licensed therapists, your church and therapists will be prosecuted for conducting change therapy for a fee. 
…If you are a church or ministry that publishes and sells books, articles, or convention tickets on how to experience change in LGBT issues, you will have broken the law. 
…If you or your children have been sexually abused, which has resulted in homosexual attractions, it will be illegal to seek change therapy for those homosexual feelings.
…If you or your children have gender dysphoria leading to transgenderism, it will be illegal to conduct change therapy for this condition. 

“We need YOU to step up to the plate and get the word out to all your contacts that they are desperately needed to contact California legislators immediately to protest the ‘Must Stay Gay’ bills via emails and calls to the offices of the legislators in power who are leading the LGBT agenda. It may be successful since one of the CA bills has already failed because of opposition. (We will also need your continuing support over the next month.)

WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO CA STATE COMMITTEE LEGISLATORS TO HELP US OPPOSE BILL 2943?

We need YOU to send this no matter where you live in the US. Please ask all your churches and pastors to inundate the CA legislators below with opposition emails and/or phone calls. They need to see immense opposition to Bill 2943. If you have affiliate churches in CA, please send this notification to them. 

THANK YOU for your help! 

David Pickup, LMFT
15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Addison, Texas 75001
(888) 288-2071

EXAMPLE:
Dear California legislator on the Judiciary Committee,
We (I) am asking you to vote no on Bill 2943. This naive and destructive bill is an overreach for the following reasons:

…Via CA law, any therapy that seeks to change sexual orientation in behavior, feelings or expressions will be illegal because it is defined as fraud. This is a denial of testimonies of 
those persons who have experience real and lasting change. 
…Churches who employ licensed therapists will be prosecuted for conducting change therapy for a fee. This is a denial of religious rights. 
…Professional therapy clinics, churches or ministries that publish and sell books, articles, or convention tickets on how to experience change in LGBT issues will be made illegal. 
…Heterosexual children and adults who have been sexually abused, which has resulted in homosexual attractions, will be denied their right to seek change therapy for those 
homosexual feelings caused by abuse. Many persons in CA suffer from these issues who seek therapy in clinics and with many church therapists.
…Children or adults who have gender dysphoria leading to transgenderism will be denied their right change therapy for this condition. This bill directly conflicts with the American 
Psychological Association’s diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria in the DSM5 who indicates therapy is needed for people not comfortable with their dysphoria.
…Freedom of speech will be violated if this bill makes talk therapy illegal, which reflects the 3rd Federal Court decision in 2014 over that court’s legal case involving change therapies.

Please do not take away the rights of California’s children and adults who need and want this therapy, and without which they will experience untold suffering. Vote NO on Bill 2943.

Signed,

You can send your emails and calls to the following CA legislators. Next to their phone numbers are the url’s to pull up to access their contact page. Just cut/paste the above if you so desire.

Mark Stone- Chairman (916) 319-2029 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD29
Jordan Cunningham- Vice Chair (916) 319-2035 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD35&inframe=Y
Ed Chau (916) 319-2049 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD49
David Chiu (916) 319-2017 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD17
Cristina Garcia (916) 319-2058 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD58
Chris R. Holden (916) 319-2041 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD41
Ash Kalra (916) 319-2027 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD27
Kevin Kiley (916) 319-2006 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD06&inframe=Y
Brian Maienschein (916) 319-2077 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD77&inframe=Y
Eloise Gomez Reys (916) 319-2047 https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD47
 

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