Religion

Charisma Magazine Predicts California will Outlaw the Bible

| by Michael Allen

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new law that outlaws reparative therapy, which claims to "cure" gay people, on minors (those under 18).

Charisma magazine news editor Jennifer LeClaire recently blasted the law and predicted that California may soon decide to "outlaw the Bible," reports RightWingWatch.org.

In her recent editorial, LeClaire wrote in part:

When he signed the bill on Saturday, the liberal governor said change therapy would “now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.” Really? Since when is helping a confused teenager under assault by powers of this dark world a dustbin of quackery?

What’s next for California lawmakers? Banning the gospel—or any practice that aims to reduce or eliminate people going to hell? Will Brown relegate the good news of Christ to the dustbin of quackery, too? Will California outlaw any ministry that does not affirm or encourage experimentation with or acceptance of homosexuality? Will churches lose their tax-exempt status if they preach the gospel?

Don’t think it can’t happen. It’s illegal to carry a Bible in some countries. Missionaries are barred from evangelizing in some countries. It’s officially against the rules to pray in the public square in some countries. Many countries are closed the gospel altogether and if you preach you could end up in prison or heaven.