The co-leaders of a "once-gay" ministry are rallying this week against a controversial bill in California.
The bill in question is AB 2943, something Ken Williams of Equipped to Love says would outlaw books and counseling that promise change.
"We learned about AB 2943 shortly after it was released, and being people ourselves that have come out of homosexuality and have experienced a real transformation in our lives, it's very clear that this bill specifically takes away rights from a super minority of people," Williams tells OneNewsNow. "It's discrimination is what this bill is, and the effort to protect one group of people is discrimination against a smaller group of people."
If this bill were to become law, Williams says it possibly could ban what his organization is seeking to do, so they are rallying against the measure on Tuesday and sharing their stories of change.
"It addresses any good or service that someone would pay for that addresses sexual orientation change efforts, or even any effort to just diminish desires or behaviors," the Equipped to Love co-founder explains. "So even like a Catholic, we'll say, that was experiencing some same-sex attraction and did not want to act those desires out, or there was a pornography addiction or something that they were trying to address, he would not be able to get help even just dealing with his own personal issue."
Williams asks that people pray not only for once gay people and others concerned about this bill, but he also requests prayers for peace.
"We are actually not against any people group," he says. "We merely want to protect rights for every Californian, for every American."
Tuesday's rally will take place outside the State Capitol in Sacramento and will include two hours' worth of testimonies from former homosexuals. The so-called "Day of Action" also features the California Family Council. Events begin at 9:00 am Pacific and are scheduled to run through the noon hour. A hearing for the California Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm Pacific.