Too few folks thinking things all the way through:
Essentially, California lawmakers are criminalizing any Christian response to same-sex attraction – even if the man or woman experiencing that attraction does not desire it. While other North American jurisdictions have already made similar moves, it is important to note that California’s legislation may end up serving as the canary in the coal mine, because it is far more radical than anything we have seen so far, and far more restrictive. As French notes:
No one doubts that Christian orthodoxy is contentious. No one doubts that its teachings on sexual morality are increasingly unpopular. But they remain constitutionally protected, and no state legislature should be permitted to ban a “good” (such as a book) or a “service” (like counseling) that makes these arguments and provides them to willing, consenting consumers. In fact, state law would lock in a sexual-revolution orthodoxy that all too often hurts the very people the state seeks to protect.
Read that closely. What French is saying here – and he says it quite explicitly – is that California is actually banning the sale of books that promote the Christian view of sexuality. If Christians had warned, before the Supreme Court imposed same-sex “marriage” on all fifty states, that progressives would begin to use that victory to push for the banning of books, those Christians would have been mocked and ridiculed as hateful fear-mongers. Same-sex “marriage” won’t impact you at all, Christians were told. Just live and let live. And now they’re trying to ban the sale of some books they disagree with.