California is being overrun with bad bills that encourage racism, drug abuse, sex trafficking, assisted suicide

May 26, 2021 (California Family Council) – The California Family Council (CFC) been overwhelmed this year with the number of harmful bills being introduced by California legislators. We have 19 bills we oppose that threaten the unborn, parental rights, freedom of speech and religion, and encourage racism, drug abuse, sex trafficking, and assisted suicide. 

The bills we supported this year to promote religious liberty, provide sex education transparency, and protect children from sex abusers are dead or pushed off until next year. Most of the 19 bills CFC is opposing made it through the committee process in the legislative house they were introduced. And now over the next two weeks, 40 members of the State Senate and the 80 members of the Assembly have to vote on these and hundreds of other bills before the June 4 deadline, if they are going to survive and make it to the other legislative house for consideration. 

AB 101: Mandatory Ethnic Studies courses for high school students: This bill will mandate high school students take a course in “ethnic studies” in order to graduate high school. The curriculum is infused with Critical Race Theory meant to create resentment among non-white students, and guilt and shame among white students. Lessons falsely tell students to feel guilty for crimes done by long-dead figures with the same color skin. The curriculum seeks to pit ethnic groups and those with various sexual and gender identities against each other. It also encourages teens to judge people not by the content of their character, but by the racial or sexual identity group they belong to.  Read more about the curriculum here.

AB 338: Replace the statue of St. Junipero Serra with a monument to the California Native people of Sacramento. Last year a mob torched and pulled down a statue of Father Junipero Serra, the Catholic priest credited with establishing the mission system in California in the 1700s. Caving to the demands of the mob, this bill would remove a legal requirement to have a statue honoring the Father’s work among the Indians. In its place will be a monument to Native Americans that will highlight the devastating impact the mission period had on them and the role Father Serra had in that devastation. CFC is all for an honest portrayal of historical figures, but believes that debate can happen without giving in to mobs that use vandalism to argue their point of view. Watch CFC interview for more information.

AB 1040: Ethnic Studies in community colleges: This bill would require each community college to offer courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses. As mentioned previously, Ethnic Studies is a Critical Race Theory course of study meant to create resentment and prejudice between students with different ethnicities and sexual identities. 

AB 1084: Gender-neutral section requirement for big-box stores: This bill would punish companies with fines if they don’t create a gender-neutral section for kids’ toys and clothing. The law, sponsored by a gender-neutral fashion designer, would only apply to retail stores with 500 or more employees and demand that the gender-neutral section include a “reasonable selection” of items without any store signage labeling the items for boys or girls. The first violation is $250 or $500 for subsequent violations. Read this article for more information. 

AB 1184: Require insurance companies to keep secrets from parents: This Planned Parenthood-sponsored bill will force insurance companies to hide from parents “sensitive” medical procedures given to their adult and minor children. These “sensitive” services include abortion, sexual assault treatment, drug abuse and mental health treatment, and cross-sex hormones and sex-change operations. The bill prevents parents from finding out from an insurance statement that their child is receiving services from medical providers like Planned Parenthood. In California, a minor can get an abortion at any age without parental knowledge or consent. 

ACA 2: Constitutional amendment to eliminate the death penalty: This bill would prohibit the death penalty from being imposed as a punishment for any violations of law, even for the most heinous mass murderers with overwhelming evidence of guilt. This bill would have to be approved by a vote of the people. 

HR 51 & SR 39: LGBT Pride Month resolution: These resolutions celebrate “pride” in policies, laws, and court decisions that reject God’s design for marriage, sexual behavior, and biological sex. These bills also advocate for the passage of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would mandate government-imposed inequality and unfairness by requiring acceptance of a particular ideology about sexual ethics, while leaving no room for differing opinions and legitimate public debate. Read more here

SB 2: Police lose jobs over “bias” acts: This bill would, among other things, redefine “serious misconduct” for which a police officer might lose their job. The new definition states: “Acts demonstrating bias on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender identity or expression, housing status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or other protected status in violation of law.” Acts of “bias” is a very vague term and easily manipulable, because it involves not just conduct, but speech regarding personal religious, philosophical, or political views. Read a legal analysis here

SB 17: Office of Racial Equity: This bill will create an independent office of racial equity that would develop a Racial Equity Framework to create policies and practices to promote racial equity, and address individual, institutional, and structural racism. The bill assumes all inequity in the United States between racial, sexual orientation, or gender groups is the result of racism built into the system. Though vague in details, the bill implies that racial equity will not be achieved by supporting policies that judge someone based on individual character and merit without concern for race, gender, or sexual orientation. Instead, equity will only be achieved with policies that give special preferences to individuals based on the racial, gender, or sexual orientation group they belong to. 

SB 57: Illegal drug injection sites: This bill would start a pilot program in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles where centers would be set up so drug addicts can use illicit drugs under medical supervision. The idea is to prevent drug addicts from overdosing, but ignores the effects of enabling the devastating effects of illegal drugs on the body, and the negative effects that illegal drugs have on the health of the community. Read more information here.

SB 70: Mandatory kindergarten: This bill requires a child to have completed one year of kindergarten before that child may be admitted to the first grade. This bill violates parental rights and assumes parents don’t have the wisdom to decide if their child is ready for schooling or not. Read more here

SB 73: Lowering penalties on drug dealers: This bill will end mandatory minimum sentencing requirements for many drug offenses. This might be justified for non-violent drug possession charges, but lowering penalties for drug dealers is not justified, especially when they are selling substances like heroin and methamphetamine that kill people and destroy communities. This is part of Sen. Wiener’s plan to legalize all illicit drugs. Read more about his plans here

SB 245: Forcing health insurance plans to pay for free abortions: This bill forces all private insurance policies to cover abortions with no co-pays and no deductibles, despite the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determination that California was already breaking federal law by forcing private health insurance plans to include coverage for abortion. There would be an exception for high deductible insurance plans. Read more here

SB 357: Legalizes loitering for prostitution: This bill doesn’t legalize prostitution, but gets rid of a law that gives police the ability to deal with obvious prostitution happening on neighborhood streets. According to Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the “underlying root” of the “loitering with the intent to commit prostitution” law is to “target sex buyers who seek to exploit” women and men. This law will harm police efforts to prevent human trafficking from happening out in the open on any neighborhood street. The bill is sponsored by the ACLU and authored by Senator Scott Wiener, both proponents of legalizing prostitution. Read more here

SB 363: Forces Boys State and Girls State to accept “non-binary” teens: This bill requires American Legion, who runs the Boys State conferences, and the American Legion Auxiliary, who runs the Girls State conferences, to only operate their civic engagement program for youth within the Capitol and with public school districts if both allow pupils, who do not identify as either male or female, to apply to either conference. State legislators shouldn’t be forcing private organizations to give up their beliefs about the biological nature of sex.

SB 380: Removing safeguards from assisted suicide law: California’s assisted suicide law passed in 2015 had some safeguarded added that the bill author, Senator Susan Eggman, now wants to remove. First, the bill’s sunset date of 2025 will be removed after only four years of published annual reports by the California Department of Public Health. The sunset date was put in the original bill to allow the legislature to reevaluate the law’s impact using a decade of data. Second, patients will no longer have to make two oral requests for suicide drugs with a 15-day waiting period between requests as is currently required. This safeguard was added to make sure patients weren’t making impulsive decisions or being subject to coercion of any kind. Read more bill details here.

SB 519: Decriminalization of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs: This bill will legalize dangerous psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, Magic Mushrooms, and Ecstasy for those over 21. It would also eliminate laws against the cultivation, transfer, or transportation of these drugs and the paraphernalia used to take these drugs. Read more about the damaging effects of these drugs here and here

SB 742: No picketing vaccination sites: This bill would, among other things, prohibit protest activities within 300 feet of a medical office or temporary location doing vaccinations. The U.S. Supreme Court has already struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35 feet buffer zone around the entrance of an abortion clinic. Peaceful protests and sidewalk counseling in front of abortion clinics could be affected by SB 742, with abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood now distributing vaccinations.  



Christians must resist all COVID-19 restrictions

May 26, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with commandments that demonstrate the value God places on life. A few examples:

Man was created in the very image of God. (Genesis 1:27)

The strictest punishments are for those who take an innocent life. (Numbers 35:30-31)

The laws of purity are all about life. One becomes ritually impure if he comes in contact with a corpse. (Numbers 19:11) A woman is ritually impure during her menses. (Leviticus 15:19 — The means of sustaining a potential life is expelled. Plus, life is in the blood and it is being lost.)

Although the Sabbath is the holiest of all holy days in the Bible, the rabbis taught that saving a life was a valid reason for violating the Sabbath.

Jesus taught that even alleviating human suffering was a valid reason for violating the Sabbath. (Matthew 12:9-14)

There are those who say Romans 13:1-7 directs us to obey government authorities because they were put there by God. Generally, I agree. However, there are instances, both biblical and historical, where defying the government was not only allowed, but praised. Examples:

Moses’ mother hid him from Pharaoh, in violation of the law. (Exodus 2:2; Hebrews 11:23)

The Hebrew midwives violated the law, and then lied about it, in order to preserve the lives of the Israelite baby boys. (Exodus 1:17-20)

Rahab hid the spies and then lied to the authorities. (Joshua 2:1-6)

Many people violated Nazi law in order to save Jewish lives: the ten Boom family, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Oskar Schindler, Irene Sandler, to name only a few. I’m not saying we should be able to pick and choose which laws to obey, but when the law is clearly anti-life, we have a duty to push back.

Given God’s overwhelming affirmation of life, can Christians do anything less than value life and resist anything that compromises human life, in all its forms?

CDC, WHO, and U.S. government lied about the severity of COVID-19

The PCR test, used to diagnose COVID-19, was never intended to be used to diagnose an illness. In addition, the test has been run using 35+ cycles, which likely picks up harmless virus fragments. The New York Times suggests that as many as 90% of all positive COVID-19 tests are false positives.

Recent reports by the CDC indicate that the death toll of those who died of COVID-19, as opposed to dying with COVID-19, is far, far less than originally stated. The death count has been greatly exaggerated. These reports show that only 6% of all deaths associated with COVID-19 were actually attributable only to COVID-19. That comes to fewer than 10,000 deaths. The total death toll listed for COVID-19 (together with co-morbidities) is not much greater than the death toll from influenza in 2017 (~500K vs ~400K). And yet, we didn’t shut down for the flu

COVID-19 has a 99+% recovery rate for those under the age of 70

In addition, the death rates for 2020 have remained fairly consistent with the death rates from previous years, indicating that there was no pandemic at all.

As LifeSiteNews reported:

A recent research paper in the prestigious journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points out these statistics, and then an even more surprising claim:

“The comparison is more striking when years of life lost (YLL) is the measure used. Goldstein and Lee (11) estimate that the mean loss of life years for a person dying from COVID-19 in the United States is 11.7 y. Multiplying 377,000 decedents by 11.7 y lost per decedent gives a total of 4.41 M years of life lost to COVID-19 in 2020, only a third of the 13.02 million life years lost to excess mortality in the United States in 2017 (Table 1). The reason that the comparison is so much sharper for YLL than for excess deaths is that COVID-19 deaths in 2020 occurred at much older ages, on average, than the excess deaths of 2017.”

If COVID-19 is not nearly as widespread or dangerous as we have been led to believe, there is no reason for life-restricting mandates.

Domestic abuse, drug abuse, and suicides skyrocketed during lockdowns

This CDC report is just a snapshot of these effects:

During June 24–30, 2020, U.S. adults reported considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with COVID-19. Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation.

Surely we can all agree that domestic abuse, drug abuse, and suicidal thoughts are not life-giving.

Mask-wearing is unhealthy and has the potential for great harm and loss of life

First of all, masks don’t stop viruses. Any virus. It even says so on the box of blue masks you pick up at Target.

Secondly, they’re harming people. They increase CO2 levels and decrease oxygen intake. A comment on this website stated:

I am President of a Manufacturing Company in Saskatchewan, Canada. Under Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Rules it is illegal for me to expose any of my Employees to a Hazardous Environment, above 1,500 ppm CO2 levels (Atmospheric is 375 to 400 ppm), or below 19.5% Oxygen levels (Atmospheric Oxygen is 20.9%). OSHA Safety Officers have measured Oxygen levels at 17.4% behind an N95 mask with an IBRID 6 Gas Monitor. Del Bigtree, Medical Research Journalist measured CO2 levels between 8,000 to 10,000 ppm behind a cloth mask and over 10,000 ppm behind an N95 mask which is Hazardous Environment!

If masks do, indeed, restrict oxygen and increase CO2, there may be other unintended consequences. Miscarriages and stillbirths rose over 300% during a six-week period in early 2021. Obstetricians also report smaller umbilical cords, which indicates that the pre-born baby isn’t getting all the oxygen (via the placenta) that he/she should have.

Both emotional and physical health is being harmed by the use of masks. Clearly, these are not in the interest of life.

The shots have been proven to cause serious adverse reactions, including death

MRNA shots are considered “vaccines” only because the definition of “vaccine” has changed in recent months to include mRNA injections.

First, a little background on the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS): It was established in 1990 to keep track of all vaccine adverse events, and now includes those from the COVID-19 shots. A Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Inc. study indicated that only 1% of all vaccine adverse events are reported to VAERS.

According to VAERS, COVID-19 shots from all manufacturers combined have resulted in over 180,000 adverse events, including over 4,000 deaths. If, as the Harvard study indicates, this is only 1% of all adverse events and deaths, we’re looking at a horrendous loss of life and health. Even if, due to more awareness about vaccine adverse events, that number is 10%, it still amounts to almost 2 million adverse events and 40,000 deaths. Compare that to the polio vaccine in the 1950s that was pulled after 5 deaths. The flu vaccine in the 1970s that was pulled after 53 deaths. And Tylenol was pulled from shelves after seven deaths.

The “vaccines” have been given FDA approval under Emergency Use Authorization. This, in itself, is problematic. The law states that EUA can only be allowed if there are no treatments for a given illness. But in the case of COVID-19, there are.

There are effective treatments for COVID-19

Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine have been demonstrated to be only two of several treatments for COVID-19. They have both been used for decades and are considered extremely safe. They have been used off-label to successfully treat COVID-19, either alone or in combination with other supplements and antibiotics. On top of that, they’re inexpensive.

All COVID-19 shots are connected to the abortion industry

By far my biggest reason to refuse these horrid jabs is that they are all connected with the abortion industry. This is indisputably anti-life.

LifeSite’s John-Henry Westen shares some clips of Stanley Plotkin’s 9-hour testimony before the U.S. Senate. Plotkin reluctantly admitted that over 70 babies’ corpses were used in the process of finding the two cell lines that would be used in a number of vaccines. Some people say that since these cell lines, obtained in the 1970s, are so distantly connected to abortion as to be untainted, it’s okay to get the vaccines. But the fact is that new cell lines are being developed all the time, because cell lines die out eventually and there aren’t enough of them for all the research “scientists” want to do.

Pamela Acker is a biologist and researcher who explains the horrors of the abortions done to obtain material for medical research — including researching, testing, and manufacturing vaccines. These innocent children are delivered via Caesarian section. Their tissues are harvested from them while they are still alive and without benefit of anesthesia, since that would damage the usefulness of the tissues. WI-38, MRC-5, HEK-293, PER C-6 are some of the cell lines that are currently used in the manufacture of various vaccines.

The Johnson & Johnson injection contains DNA fragments from aborted babies. The Moderna and Pfizer injections were tested on aborted fetal tissue. They are all created at the expense of an innocent child. I cannot and will not be a party to such barbarism.

Conclusion

In the very beginning of the “COVID crisis,” I kept saying that the numbers didn’t add up. Either things were much worse than we were led to believe, or they weren’t nearly as bad. Lockdowns, followed by mask mandates, followed by talk of vaccine mandates, convinced me that COVID-19 was not as serious as the government pretended, but that the response was going to be much worse. I was proven right. I don’t know why there is so much pressure for everyone to receive the jab: rewards, threats, coercion. Why do all of that if the jab is truly safe and effective? In fact, if it’s effective, then why worry about those who don’t get it?

And I guess that’s my big question. Why? The possible answers scare me, and they should scare every thinking person on the planet.

By Lora Young