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Schwarzenegger Squashes Religious Freedom

Thomasson: “Arnold Schwarzenegger has two faces.  He speaks at churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family values, yet he’s stabbing pro-family Californians in the back.”

Contact: 530-405-4095 x 2, media@aabizhelp.com, Campaign for Children and Families

SACRAMENTO, Ca., Aug. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Campaign for Children and Families is shocked and dismayed that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed SB 1441 (Kuehl).  Today’s 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 he’s stabbing pro-family Californians in the back.  People of faith are suffering under Arnold Schwarzenegger.  He’s not the lesser of two evils, he’s 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 King’s 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 that…receives 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.