Current Events

Following the highly political decision of the US Supreme Court enforcing same-sex marriages on all US states, with wide-ranging negative consequences for those who believe in the Bible, the left-liberal state of California, under Governor Jerry Brown, adopted a highly controversial law (SB 277), compelling vaccination of children and abolishing personal and religious exemptions. With Brown’s signing of the bill, California becomes the 32nd state not to allow a personal belief exemption (Washington, D.C., also does not allow this exemption) and just the third state — along with West Virginia and Mississippi — to bar a religious exemption.

 According to The Associated Press, dated June 30: “Medical exemptions will still be available for children with serious health issues. When considering exemptions, doctors may take family medical history into account. Effective the 2016-17 school year, children whose parents refuse vaccination and are not granted a medical exemption must be homeschooled. School-age children who currently claim a personal-belief exemption will need to get fully vaccinated by kindergarten and seventh grade, the state’s two vaccine checkpoints. The law applies to both public and private schools, as well as daycare centers… Our Kids Our Choice, an advocacy group that rallied against the bill, said it still has a number of options and is considering both litigation and taking the question directly to voters through a referendum. [Supporters] said they are confident the bill would withstand a legal challenge, noting similar laws have held up in state courts and even in the Supreme Court.”

 Thomson/Reuters wrote on June 30 that the new law “gives many parents years to comply, grandfathering in all personal beliefs exemptions filed before Jan. 1, 2016, until children complete their ‘grade spans,’ defined as the years from birth to preschool, kindergarten to sixth grade, and seventh through 12th grades.” The article referred to Brown’s typical political maneuvering, stating that “Brown’s decision to sign the bill marks an about-face for the governor, who three years ago opposed eliminating the religious exemption for school vaccines.”

 In other news, “The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Ten Commandments monument placed on State Capitol grounds must be removed because the Oklahoma Constitution bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion” (Reuters, June 30, 2015).

 It should be obvious that a country which is opposing and eradicating Christian values and which is banning Christian convictions of its citizens, while imposing the government’s left-liberal will on the people, is in SERIOUS trouble!!!! It is therefore no surprise that according to a new poll, 35% of Americans would consider leaving the USA. That figure rises to 55% for Americans between the age of 18 and 34.

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