Democrats are clambering to get all their last minute legislation passed before the next administration rolls through the doors. One such piece of legislation is stirring up a serious crapstorm. The mega-leftist dumpster that is California doesn’t like the way religious colleges are run. Not enough boys in dresses. So they’re desperately pushing a bill that tells those universities how to operate. Yes, as in private universities. Universities who aren’t beholden to the state other than their obligation to obey the law. So how does the state force said universities to bend to their will? Change the law. Easy peasy.
Naturally the bill is facing harsh backlash from multiple groups who still have a thing for freedom.
Spearheaded by the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference… several Hispanic advocacy groups released a joint letter on Tuesday denouncing SB 1146, which would open the door to legal action against religious colleges and universities that adhere to traditional teachings on sexuality and marriage.
State Senator Ricardo Lara, who introduced SB 1146, said the bill will “close a loophole” in state law that gives postsecondary religious institutions a “license to discriminate… All students deserve to feel safe in institutions of higher education, regardless of whether they are public or private.” Under the legislation, religious universities that receive state student financial aid, such as in the form of Cal or Pell Grants, would be prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender identity, gender expression or sexuality in admissions, housing and hiring.
Religious universities [can provide] housing accommodations for married couples, so long as “‘married’ includes both married opposite-sex and same-sex couples. Students [must] be afforded housing or restroom accommodations consistent with their gender identity.”
Have we mentioned lately how you shouldn’t go to college? Tack this onto the ever-growing list of why. It’s getting longer than Amy Schumer’s armpit hair. Obviously, people aren’t happy about this. Hence the pushback. Can you blame them? This is just one of many recent attacks on
religious freedoms (see Freedom of Choice? ObamaCare Now Forces CHURCHES to Fund Abortions…). Granted, we can’t deny the fact that these private colleges are receiving some state funding by way of grants. That’s how Democrats managed to weasel this bill onto the table.
Puffed up bureaucratic gasbags are drawing a clear line in the sand when it comes to “religion” and the state. By means of bullying religious groups into conformity. Their excuse? “Separation of church and state.” Or more accurately, separation of organized religion and guaranteed freedoms.
Want to go that route, California? Fine. But explain to us ordinary folk what the difference is between Christianity and LGBT. You know, besides the rampant AIDS. LGBT is an organized group which clearly adheres to a set of beliefs, albeit moronic ones. One could argue that “secularism” or “open-mindedness” is a religion in itself. But a crappy one, like Scientology. If we’re going to be oppressing special groups, oppress every special group. Don’t change the laws to cater to one (LGBT) while stomping all over another (Christianity).