California’s state Assembly has overwhelmingly passed a pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy.” It would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer” aimed at “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”
Supporters of the bill deny claims that it could lead to the state banning the sale of Bibles, which describe homosexuality as a sin that Christians should abstain from. But opponents say it’s written in such a vague way that it could be stretched to do that. And frankly, claims by California leftists that they would never stretch a pro-gay rights law to deny religious freedom are as hollow as the fake Matterhorn at Disneyland.
And might I point out one other minor issue with this law that nobody seems to be bringing up? How does any state have the right to ban the sale the sale of printed materials because they don’t agree with what they say? I seem to recall that there’s some old document that’s been around for a couple of centuries that says you’re not allowed to do that. Or has the First Amendment also been banned in California?