A new California law — coupled with an egregious attempt by those on the Left to ban books they deem inappropriate (note the irony) — is exactly why free speech advocates, ex-gays, and Christians are taking part in an upcoming Freedom March in the nation’s capital.
The event, to be held Saturday, May 5, at the Sylvan Theater in Washington, D.C., is being promoted as a “celebration of freedom from homosexuality and transgenderism” and is organized by a Manassas, Virginia, organization, the Voice of the Voiceless. Its aim is to “defend the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families,” according to the group’s website.
Luis Javier Ramirez, a survivor of the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in June 2016, is expected to speak at the event. Ramirez found Christ in the wake of the shooting and will talk about his liberation from homosexuality.
The event will also shed light on AB 2943, a draconian law recently passed by the state Assembly of California that aims to insert provisions into the state’s “Business and Professions” Code.
“AB 2943 is the next logical step following the successful passage of SB 1112 in 2012, which barred sexual orientation change efforts, also known as ‘reparative therapy,’ for minors in California,” said Bill Becker, a free speech attorney and president and CEO of Freedom X, a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles that supports conservative causes.