There is evidently no room for Christian doctors in the “live and let live” utopia contemplated by the LBGT caucus. The pressures on the health care industry to conform to the LBGT standards of non-discrimination can only increase if the State of California becomes the only payer for health care.
Guess who proposed the universal health care bill? The very same Sheila Kuehl who sponsored the recently passed anti-discrimination bill.
This same Sheila Kuehl also wants the state to micro-manage the content of school textbooks so that gender non-conforming children don’t feel bad. (SB 1437) The terms “husband” and “wife,” “mother” and “father” could well be among the forbidden language that adversely affects homosexual self-esteem.
The LBGT caucus evidently believes that gay people need more than for everybody to mind their own business. Prohibiting discrimination means forbidding people to take any notice of sexual orientation. Sheila Kuehl and her allies are not going to be satisfied until they wipe out every religious group that teaches that being straight is preferable to being gay. Or until they shove religion safely into the closet.
The combination of anti-discrimination laws covering sexual orientation and expansive provision of state services adds up to increasing state-imposed ideological conformity. The LBGT caucus wants all gay people to be treated a certain way, by everyone, all the time. And they won’t quit until they have used all the state power at their disposal to force people to conform. And they are expanding the set of state power tools.
Whatever the gay rights movement might once have been, whatever it might be in other places, the LBGT caucus of the California State Assembly in not a “live and let live” movement. This is an aggressive, intolerant bunch of bullies. No libertarian, no one who values freedom, can align themselves with such people.
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., is the author of Smart Sex: Finding Life-long Love In A Hook-up World. She blogs at jennifer-roback-morse.blogspot.com
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