INCREDIBLE ANSWER TO PRAYER IN CALIFORNIA
Thank God for this answered prayer in California. Not only did God stop the bill but He worked to engage the faith community with key legislators in discussing these issues. Praise God for this great report but keep praying for our culture and for our children, who are being bombarded with ungodly messages constantly.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Eph 3:20-21)
From a press release by California Family Council:
In an incredible answer to the prayers of thousands across the country, California’s controversial AB 2943 has been withdrawn by the author, Assemblymember Evan Low.
“I knew this was an emotionally charged issue, so I spent the past few months traveling up and down the state meeting with a wide variety of faith leaders,” said Assemblymember Low. “I was heartened by the conversations.”
After meeting personally with pastors, professional counselors, and former homosexuals who lead ministries to others in the LGBT community, the Assemblymember decided to continue the dialogue beyond this legislative session. “With a hopeful eye toward the future, I share with you that, despite the support the bill received in the Assembly and Senate, I will not be sending AB 2943 to the Governor this year,” Low concluded.
Mr. Low’s decision was greeted with relief and gratitude by Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council.
“People of faith across California and around the nation care deeply about our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers who identify as LGBTQ,” Keller said. “AB 2943 would have tragically limited our ability to offer compassionate support related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and even to preach Jesus’ message of unconditional love and life transformation.”
Keller went on to thank Assemblymember Low for his unprecedented outreach to the faith community in response to threat AB 2943 posed to their constitutionally-protected first amendment freedoms.
“We are inexpressibly grateful to Assemblymember Low for meeting personally with faith leaders over the last several months and sincerely listening to our concerns,” Keller continued. “Today is also a testament to the courageous counselors, ministry leaders, pastors, and OnceGay individuals who bravely shared their personal stories, ensuring that these vital perspectives were not overlooked in the legislative process.”
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