UPDATE: HB 517, a #BanTheBible bill, is scheduled to be heard in committee this Wednesday, May 1! HB 517 would prohibit any counseling that does not affirm homosexual or transgender feelings. Let your voice be heard on this bill below, and if you can come testify on Wednesday please send us an email at email@example.com.
With the Texas Legislative Session underway, left-wing attacks on our values are already gathering strength at the Texas Capitol.
Leftist legislators have formed Texas’ first “LGBTQ Caucus” promising a “transformative” and “strategic” agenda. This includes proposed “sexual orientation and gender identity” laws (SOGI) that would attack people of faith so viciously, we can justifiably describe them as #BanTheBible bills.
#BanTheBible doesn’t have to mean confiscating physical Bibles yet, but it does mean something even worse––stripping Texans’ right to practice biblical teachings out of their lives.
Hiding under the disguise of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) language, these bills would create new government power to ban free expression of biblical beliefs, especially it’s teaching on marriage and sexuality. Texans who do not comply would face fines, possible jail time, and other criminal charges. Concerning #BanTheBible bills already filed include (read more details here):
In the Texas House: HB 244 by Rep. Farrar, HB 254 by Rep. Bernal, HB 188 by Rep. Bernal, HB 517 by Rep. Israel, HB 850 by Rep. Johnson, HB 978 by Rep. Beckley, HB 1190 by Rep. Hernandez.
In the Texas Senate: SB 151 by Sen. Rodriguez, SB 154 by Sen. Rodriguez, and SJR 9 by Sen. Rodriguez.
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