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CALIFORNIA

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?