Have we entered the twilight zone?
Who would have ever thought that a 39-year old man winning a weight lifting competition for women or men wrestling women in female wrestling bouts would be acceptable?
California Transgender Bill of Rights Makes Citizens Call Transgenders Whatever “Pronoun” They Want To Be Called
Besides a few exceptions like yelling “fire” in a crowded theater when there is no fire, just about any speech is permitted, including unpopular and offensive speech (so-called “hate speech” is not a crime in America, nor is “defamation of a religion” as exists in many Muslim-majority countries). Thus, in America, it is well-settled law that people can say about anything they want.
But in California, the new trend is to force people to say things they don’t want to say.
SB 219, a bill that is allegedly designed to protect the rights of LGBT people in “long-term care facilities” (i.e., nursing homes).
However, there is a glaring provision that forces employees of long-term care facilities to “use the resident’s preferred pronoun.” Simply put, a man who chooses to identify as a woman and wants to be referred to by the feminine pronoun “she” must be referred to as “she,” regardless of religious beliefs of the employee, biology or common sense. Violation of the provision is a crime under this proposed legislation. Yes – use the wrong pronoun, go to jail.
California is ground zero in efforts to create a brave, new secular world. Its latest efforts to compel speech are affirmation of what Dostoevsky wrote in his famous novel The Brothers Karamazov: “Without God, everything is permitted.”
Evangelicals need to speak out against laws that require Christians to choose between violating their consciences and, in the case of SB 219, committing a crime. It is time to bring America back to a place where freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and common sense prevail – because speaking the truth should never be a crime.
Language From California Bill SB-219
… A violation of these provisions is a crime.
(h) “Transgender” means a person whose gender identity differs from the person’s assigned or presumed sex at birth.
(i) “Transition” means to undergo a process by which a person changes his or her physical sex characteristics or gender expression to match his or her inner sense of being male or female. This process may include, among other things, a name change, a change in preferred pronouns, and a change in social gender expression, as indicated by hairstyle, clothing, and restroom use. Transition may or may not include hormone use and surgery.
The Golden State – ground zero for a brave, new secular world
SENATE BILL No. 219 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights.
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