Dear Friends of Freedom,
Thanks to each of you who have been standing with us against the outrageous threats to Christian counseling and families posed by SB 1172. As you may have heard, the bill passed the Senate and is now in the California Assembly. We urgently need you to do the following to help us oppose this bill.
1. Fax a short letter and make phone calls of opposition to your elected member of the California Assembly. Letters must be faxed as soon as possible to be sure they are considered.
2. Send a copy of your letter to PJI Staff Attorney Matt McReynolds via e-mail (MattMcReynolds@pji.org) so we can make sure your voice is being heard in the legislature.
Why PJI Strongly Opposes SB 1172
SB 1172 is an unprecedented attempt to silence professionals and people of faith who believe that it is possible to change same-sex attractions and feelings. The bill outright prohibits counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and others from telling a sexually confused teenager or child that change is possible. Under SB 1172, it does not matter whether the young person seeks counseling on their own or has been the victim of a sex crime--reparative therapy would be prohibited. The ban even applies to professionals working for a church or ministry. This approach silences free speech, invades privacy, takes away parental authority and officially blames professionals and people of faith for substance abuse, suicide, and relationship problems. The implications of this bill are chilling.
A Final Word
We cannot succeed without your direct, personal commitment to send letters, make phone calls, and urge your friends, family and pastor to get involved. We are also dependent on your generous financial support to continue being your legal voice in the State Capitol and in the courts. To make a donation to help us fight SB1172 Click Here Now.
Running the Race,
President, Brad Dacus
& PJI Legal Team
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