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CALIFORNIA

Gov. Newsom Welcomes Women Seeking An Abortion To Come To California
Newsom signed Friday what he calls a “Proclamation on Reproductive Freedom.”

California Dems propose resolution linking Israeli government to massacre at Pittsburgh synagogue

“Israeli government, along with some of its U.S. backers,” the resolution continues, “welcomed support from Christian fundamentalist and ultra-right groups in the United States and abroad, dangerously ignoring their deeply rooted antisemitism while aligning with their virulent Islamophobia.”
(Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and 6 wounded; suspect hit with multiple charges)
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CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY DECRIES U.S. SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI OCCUPATION
“Adherents of this phenomenon have aimed their toxic attacks at a wide variety of scapegoats – Muslims, refugees, Latinx, indigenous people, immigrants, Blacks, Arabs, LGBTQ-identified people and women, among others, and the left in general – all in an effort to install and bolster regimes that promote nationalism, racism and sexism to suppress democracy, worker rights and movements to save our planet.”
David Mandel of Jewish Voice for Peace is kinda sorta maybe against anti-Semitism
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Suspense builds for Supreme Court moves on abortion, LGBT cases

No Room For Gays In Bethel’s Heaven On Earth
By R.V. Scheide April 30, 2019

Porn or vital life lessons? California approves controversial new sex education approach

California Bill – AB-329 Pupil instruction: sexual health education.

“It was also designed to take the needs of our LGBTQ youth into consideration to make sure they felt safe and supported while at school.”
One book, titled “Changing You,” which was recommended for removal, shows cartoon illustrations of male and female genitals to educate students on the terminology. It also explains what “having sex is.” The book was recommended for transitional kindergarten through third grade.

California OKs new sex-ed guidelines for teachers despite objections from parents, protesters – LGBT

Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior
“Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%), female adolescents (17.6%), and male adolescents (9.8%).”
Study: More Than Half of Trans Male Teens Attempt Suicide

UPDATE – August 31, 2018 – California Assemblyman Drops So-Called ‘Gay Conversion Therapy Ban’ Bill

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AB-375 Privacy: personal information: businesses.(2017-2018)
GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ARE QUIETLY FIGHTING CALIFORNIA’S PRIVACY RIGHTS INITIATIVE, EMAILS REVEAL
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SB-1424 Internet (Sen. Dem Richard Pan): social media: false information: strategic plan.

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@kvministries Kris Vallotton speaks re CA Conversion Therapy Bills and the righteousness and healing power of Jesus Christ. Start at 2:31:36
“Jesus has changed therapy”
https://youtu.be/_B2s6XWT2oY
#bethelredding #bethel #reddingca #shastacounty #lgbtq #jesuschrist #holyspirit

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A Letter from Bethel to Friends & Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
LGBTQ and California Conversion Therapy – Bethel Redding
#Bethel has concern that this legislation could be construed to limit testimonies of the impossible, …offered through Christian faith. #lgbtq #reddingca #prayer

Conversion therapy, which aims to convert a homosexual person into heterosexuality, has not been without controversy.  Bethel Church’s senior associate leader Kris Vallotton tweeted about the church’s position on the three bills.  “significant and distressing pieces of legislation”

https://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2018/03/27/bethel-comes-out-against-lgbt-bills-pending-state-legislature/462776002/

Bethel Church - Redding, California

Bethel Statement on CA Bills Regarding Sexuality & Gender

We want to bring attention to some alarming upcoming legislation in the state of California. We have been made aware of three upcoming bills concerning same sex attraction and gender identity in children and nonminor dependents. We are releasing this statement in an attempt to educate families and ministries connected across California that may be of like-mind on these issues. These bills are troubling to us. Therefore, we have made this uncommon step of broadcasting our concern and encouraging the faith-based community in California to research and contact your assembly members regarding these bills.

If these bills passed, it would be illegal for anyone to sell resources that offer treatment or ministryin order to reduce or eliminate same sex attraction or gender dysphoria. This includes conferences, counseling, teaching, books, or publications, where money is exchanged for the resource. Also, children in foster care who expressed gender identity issues would be prohibited from receiving counseling or medical services that encouraged the child to embrace their biological gender. And, those who are asking for resources to assist with addressing unwanted sexual attractions or gender identities would be prohibited from accessing mental health providers, even if they themselves desire such resources.

Below, you will see information on the three Bills, as well as the letters that Bethel has submitted in opposition to AB 1779, AB 2943, and AB 2119. We encourage you to research these bills and act according to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to you.

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Bethel-Church-reacts-to-new-bills-that-take-aim-at-conversion-therapy–477997043.html

https://www.bethel.com/press/cabills/

https://www.bethel.com/content/uploads/2018/03/Bethel-Church-Opposition-to-AB-1779.pdf

AB-1779 Sexual orientation: change efforts.(2017-2018)

AB-2943 Unlawful business practices: sexual orientation change efforts.(2017-2018)

AB-2119 Foster care: gender-affirming healthcare and behavioral health services.(2017-2018)

Doug LaMalfa, Religious Freedom and the First District: Whose Dominion Is It?

Bethel’s Non-Response; Meanwhile, Why Are Gay Clubs Popular Bethel Hangouts?