Arnold squashes religious freedom???

John Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Tue Aug 29 21:20:39 MDT 2006

>Speechless and sick.
>Campaign for Children and Families
>August 28, 2006
>Thomasson: Arnold Schwarzenegger has two faces.  He speaks at 
>churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family 
>values, yet hes stabbing pro-family Californians in the back.
><>Call Governor 
>Schwarzenegger's office to express how appalled and angry you are 
>for him attacking religion, and what his signing SB 1441 means to 
>you as a voter
>Sacramento, California Campaign for Children and Families is shocked 
>and dismayed that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has 
>signed SB 1441 (Kuehl).  Todays disastrous action by Schwarzenegger 
>means Christian and other faith-based colleges in California will be 
>forced to promote transsexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality if 
>they accept students with Cal Grants.
>People of conscience are appalled that Arnold Schwarzenegger has 
>trampled religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists, 
>said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and 
>Families (CCF), a leading California-based pro-family 
>organization.  SB 1441 will force religious colleges to either 
>abandon their Biblical standards on sexuality, or reject students 
>with state financial aid.  Schwarzenegger is doing what Gray Davis 
>did trample religious freedom at the bidding of liberal activists 
>from San Francisco and West Hollywood.
>Arnold Schwarzenegger has two faces, said Thomasson.  He speaks at 
>churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family 
>values, yet hes stabbing pro-family Californians in the 
>back.  People of faith are suffering under Arnold 
>Schwarzenegger.  Hes not the lesser of two evils, hes doing evil.
>CCF had informed thousands of Californians about SB 1441, generating 
>thousands of phone calls, faxes, and emails opposing this offensive 
>bill.  Last week, the Governor was faxed letters pleading for a veto 
>by Christian colleges, including Westmont College (Santa Barbara), 
>Shasta Bible College (Redding), The Kings College and Seminary (Van 
>Nuys), Vanguard University (Costa Mesa), Life Pacific College (San 
>Dimas), Trinity Law School (Santa Ana), William Jessup University 
>(Rocklin), and Simpson University (Redding).
>Supported only by Democrats in the California State Legislature, SB 
>1441 specifically requires any program or activity thatreceives any 
>financial assistance from the state to support transsexuality, 
>bisexuality, and homosexuality or lose state funding.  SB 1441 
>contains no exemption for religious colleges and universities that 
>accept students with Cal Grants, or child-care providers that accept 
>CalWORKS vouchers.
>Campaign for Children and Families opposes SB 1441 (Kuehl), which 
>would trample the religious freedom of faith-based colleges and 
>universities, infringing on their values for sexual standards and 
>appropriate role models for the children and students in their 
>care.  SB 1441 could easily harm the religious freedom of dozens of 
>religious colleges and universities in California that accept 
>financial aid for students.  There is NO EXCEPTION for Protestant, 
>Catholic, Jewish or other religious institutions.
>1. Trampling Religious Standards
>SB 1441 requires any program or activity that receives any financial 
>assistance from the state to support and promote gender identity 
>(transsexuality) and sexual orientation (bisexuality and 
>transsexuality).  By importing these controversial sexual lifestyle 
>definitions from the Penal Code, this intolerant bill tramples the 
>religious values of faith-based institutions:
>- Penal Code, Section 422.56(c) "Gender" means sex, and includes a 
>person's gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior 
>whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned 
>sex at birth.
>- Penal Code, Section 422.56(h) "Sexual orientation" means 
>heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.
>If signed into law, SB 1441 would mean religious colleges (which 
>accept students with state financial aid), childrens day care 
>centers and after-school programs (many which receive state funding) 
>could be forced to allow men to wear womens dresses and hire 
>transsexual, bisexual or homosexual instructors.  SB 1441 would 
>destroy these institutions standards for role models and their 
>dearly-held values to provide for the best interest of children in their care.
>2. Forced Upon Religious Universities, Private Child Care Centers
>The Senate Judiciary Committee noted how the effect of SB 1441 was 
>wide-ranging and deep, affecting both religious universities that 
>accept students with state financial assistance (through Cal 
>Grants), and private child care facilities (through CalWorks child 
>care vouchers):
>Because Gov. Code Sec. 11135 covers not only the state but also 
>state agencies and any program or activity at the local level that 
>receives funding from the state, the impact of this bill is both 
>wide-ranging and deep.
>It will also affect contractors with the state (such as nonprofits), 
>where the services provided locally are funded directly by the state 
>or where the contractor receives any financial assistance from the state.
>Some of the programs that would be affected by this bill are: 
>Medi-Cal, State Disability Insurance, CalWORKS, food stamp programs, 
>Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation, financial aid 
>programs administered by the University of California or the 
>California State University, child support services programs and 
>services for veterans, legal services programs, home loan assistance 
>programs, licensing of businesses, government contracting and 
>procurement activities, and voter registration.
>           -- Analysis of SB 1441, Senate Judiciary Committee
>The Assembly floor analysis reports that all kinds of financial aid 
>programs would be affected by SB 1441:
>Some of the programs that would be affected by this bill are: 
>Medi-Cal, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to 
>Kids, food stamp programs, unemployment and disability unemployment 
>insurance, workers' compensation, financial aid programs, child 
>support services programs, services for veterans, legal services 
>programs, home loan assistance programs, licensing of businesses, 
>government contracting and procurement activities, and voter registration.
>           -- Analysis of SB 1441, Assembly Floor
><>SB 1437 
>prohibits textbooks, instructional materials, and school-sponsored 
>activities from "reflecting adversely" on transsexuality, 
>bisexuality, or homosexuality, thus indirectly requiring positive 
>portrayals of these sexual lifestyles in curriculum in all grades in 
>all public schools. Consequently, schools would have to promote 
>"same-sex marriages" and even sex-change procedures. SB 1437 is on 
>the Senate floor.
><>AB 606 
>authorizes the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to 
>arbitrarily withhold state funds from any district that does not 
>adequately promote the State Department of Educations model policy 
>promoting transsexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality in its 
>school policies.  Clears the way for transsexual, bisexual, and 
>homosexual curriculum to be forced on all public schools.  AB 606 is 
>on the Senate floor.
><>AB 1056 
>would spend $250,000 in taxpayer dollars to promote transsexual, 
>bisexual, and homosexual lifestyles under the banner of "tolerance 
>education."  Redefines "tolerance" to allow schools to force 
>attitudinal support of transsexuality, bisexuality, and 
>homosexuality. AB 1056 is on the Senate floor.
>-- end --
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