July 11, 2019 | Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation
A shocking conversion therapy ban bill, ACR99, not only prohibits counselors from providing counseling around unwanted same-sex attraction, it also officially states that religious people are the cause for increased suicides and depression in LGBTQ individuals. This bill has passed the California General Assembly and is now being considered in the Senate.
Not only is this a flagrant violation of First Amendment Rights, this misrepresents the intent of religious people and misappropriates blame. Assemblyman Evan Low is seeking to make it the official position of the State Legislature and the State of California that “religious groups” are the cause for “disproportionately high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, rejection, and isolation amongst LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] and questioning individuals.” Read the full bill details.
If you live in California, send a message to your State Senator.
Last week we prayed with the mayor of El Cajon, California on a powerful First Friday Prayer Conference Call. It was an incredible time of prayer and it was shocking to hear of some of the laws that have been passed in California. ACR99 is another terrible law, but it has not been passed yet. Pray that the Senate rejects this law.