California Lawmakers: Faith Practices can be Punished as Fraud

California Lawmakers: Faith Practices can be Punished as Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — The battle over religious freedom has reached a fever pitch in California, where lawmakers are taking a new approach to punish traditional beliefs about sex and gender. Assembly Bill (AB) 2943 declares acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) status and behavior to be a matter of science.  From that opening premise, the bill proceeds to subject skeptics to the full weight of the State’s anti-fraud and consumer protection regime for…

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Preacher Locked Up, Charged with Hate Crime for Quoting Bible to Gay Teen

Preacher Locked Up, Charged with Hate Crime for Quoting Bible to Gay Teen

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS, Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images A Christian street preacher was locked up and charged with a hate crime for quoting from the Book of Genesis in response to a gay teenager’s questions on how God views homosexuals. Gordon Larmour, 42, spent a night in custody and faced a six-month ordeal over the charges before they were finally thrown out in a hearing last month. The father-of-one, who has been street preaching for…

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