California is poised to turn a blind eye to the U.S. Constitution with expected passage of bill that forces an agenda on nursing homes.
The California Senate has passed and sent to the Assembly a bill that would criminalize politically incorrect references to transgender people living in nursing homes, whether those facilities are private, faith-based, for-profit, or non-profit. In the case of a transgender patient who is male, the nursing home and staff must refer to him as her or face up to a $1,000 fine and a maximum year in prison.
"The fact that people with a conscience have to violate that conscience and talk and refer to someone differently than what they know deep down they really are based on their religious beliefs or convictions is a very, very severe blow to human rights all for the purpose of placating a very extremist agenda," comments Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI).
He says that's a very clear indication of intolerance on their part and tyranny on the government's part.
"The Constitution provides for free speech. This is not free speech. This is compelled speech -- the speech of the government and what they think is best," Dacus reasons. "That is tyranny on the highest level."
The PJI president fully expects the bill to pass and is so concerned about it that his organization is already gathering nursing homes as potential plaintiffs to take the state to court if and when it becomes law.
PJI is also fighting a new California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion to pregnant women.