A big-time threat to religious freedom in California has been somewhat mitigated — showing once again our prayers and efforts make a difference.
It can seem to us that each day brings news of yet another setback or some new ominous cultural development that's concerning to Christians, each one another straw on the back of an already overloaded camel.
But as recent events in California demonstrate, these trends can be resisted and, if not reversed, at least held at bay.
In late June, Eric Metaxas told us about California's Senate Bill 1146. The bill, as its author, Senator Ricardo Lara, admitted, targeted Christian colleges and universities that adhered to traditional Christian teaching on human sexuality, including same-sex erotic relationships.
The bill would have required schools receiving religious exemptions from state or federal anti-discrimination laws to disclose this fact publicly. This alone would have created a state-mandated "hit list" that would have facilitated harassment and worse from LGBT activists.