|I need you to be aware of an emergency situation in California.
After all, those of us in the faith community cannot just be focused on the Presidential election.
Here’s what’s going on — there’s currently an effort underway in the California Senate (SB 1146) to strip the state’s faith-based colleges and universities from operating in ways that are consistent with their religious missions. This bill could be the end of Christian education in California. Trust me, it won’t stop there. It will spread across America.
The bill has already passed the State Senate and will soon be voted on by the House.
Here is what it will do…
If the state deems a school’s actions to be discriminatory (barring coed dorms, requiring chapel or holding prayer, even having separate bathrooms for men and women, for example) these institutions will no longer be protected. They’ll become a target for public shaming, lawsuits, you name it. Students will lose state aid.
This matters. It matters because it’s a direct assault on the First Amendment protection for religious freedom. It is totally unprecedented.
Let me say it again, with all of us focused on the Presidential election, this bill could slide through and threaten the future of Christian education in America.
You’ll be happy to know that My Faith Votes is working on this issue directly with college and university presidents throughout California, and frankly they need your help.
They are fighting back as best they can, but it’s expensive, and they’ve got a huge job to do. They’re trying to provide a quality education. That’s all.
You may not think this matters to you if you don’t live in California. But it does. This is not just a California issue. It’s an American issue. It’s about standing up for the Constitution, and making an impact where we can. If it passes, it will not be long before we are fighting this in every state.
I thank you for your time today, and I hope we can count on your support.
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