Religious right fumes after Arnold signs gay rights bill

Published: Tuesday August 29, 2006

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The religious right is fuming after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a law that requires schools that receive state funds to introduce nondiscriminatory practices relating to sexual orientation, RAW STORY has learned.

California Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa said earlier that this month that the bill would result "in tremendous crippling, if not complete destruction, of Christian Universities and colleges all throughout California."

"He speaks at churches and says he believes in religious freedom and family values," said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families in a release, "yet he’s stabbing pro-family Californians in the back. People of faith are suffering under Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s not the lesser of two evils, he’s doing evil.”

“People of conscience are appalled that Arnold Schwarzenegger has trampled religious freedom to satisfy hyperactive sexual activists,” Thomasson railed. "Schwarzenegger is... [trampling] religious freedom at the bidding of liberal activists from San Francisco and West Hollywood."

Christian colleges last week wrote Schwarzenegger urging him not to sign the law. Schwarzenegger signed the bill--which not a single Republican and all but one Democrat in the state legislature supported--into law today.

Campaign for Children and Families has called the law a "sexual indoctrination bill."

"The gates of hell are prevailing against the church," Thomasson told World Net Daily for a story titled, "Gov. Arnold Tosses Out School Moral Codes."