In an unsurprising yet deeply horrifying move, the California Senate has passed AB957, a law that not only usurps the God-given duty of parents to guide and protect their children but also establishes a chilling precedent for the future. This law is a tyrannical overreach into family life that defies both natural law and God’s created order. By requiring that parents “affirm” the “gender transition” of their children, regardless of age or circumstances, under the guise of the child’s “health, safety, and welfare,” the state is taking a sledgehammer to the God-ordained foundation of a functioning society—the family unit.
One would hope for a law of such grave import to be grounded in science and reason, but AB957 throws both to the wind. The bill’s text is unambiguous in its decree: the “health, safety, and welfare of the child includes, among other comprehensive factors, a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity or gender expression.” And it ambiguously states that “Affirmation includes a range of actions and will be unique for each child, but in every case must promote the child’s overall health and well-being.” This blatant disregard for biological reality, effectively sidelining the overwhelmingly supportive stance of the actual scientific community for the biological binary, not to mention God’s design for mankind revealed to us in His word, makes it an affront not just to empirical science and to common sense, but more importantly to the Creator Himself.
The ramifications of such language are potentially severe and far-reaching. The inclusion of a “range of actions” in the parental affirmation of a child’s gender identity opens the door to significant consequences. It will undoubtedly be argued that under this legislation, a parent would be required to affirm sex “gender-affirming” surgeries for their underage children, an act that would be not just deeply controversial but irreversibly damaging. Yet, failure to do so would put parents at risk of being accused of compromising the “health and well-being” of their children, as defined by the state and the whims of some random, far-left social service worker, potentially resulting in the removal of children from homes where parents are unwilling to affirm such procedures for their underage children.
Armed with language that undermines the very fabric of objective truth, the bill imposes a worldview that runs counter to the created order of humanity, as well as the undeniable evidence of biology, illustrating how far California’s policy shapers are willing to veer off the path of rational thought. Indeed, this law seems not merely foolish and ill-conceived, but rather crafted with harmful and purposeful intent. It serves as yet another chapter in the long saga of California’s leftists manipulating policy to further their own radical agendas, heedless of the profound and damaging impact on society.
But the law’s tyranny doesn’t stop at the erosion of reason and parental authority. It paints non-affirming parents as “unsafe,” a smear that carries the weight of potential loss of custody. This is a violation of the very role that God has ordained for parents: to guide their children in His way, to shape their characters, and to protect them from harm. This law doesn’t merely ignore this sacred role—it openly flouts it, handing the reins of child-rearing over to a state intent on peddling its own ideology.
Worse yet, the spiritual toll of this law is incalculable. When children are taught to deny the biological and spiritual realities woven into them by their Creator, they are led down a perilous path away from God and into the hands of Satan himself. It is nothing less than causing these little ones into sin—neck, meet millstone. This isn’t just a legal or political battle, this is a fight for the eternal souls of our children.
AB957 is a flagrant insult to families, to reason, and to the divine law that governs all things. Its vague and arbitrary language leaves it ripe for exploitation, effectively giving the state carte blanche to impose its ideology on every family within its jurisdiction. It’s a horrifying testament to the depth of moral degradation that the leftist stronghold of California has sunk to, and a grave warning to the rest of the nation. It’s a moral abomination that stands in direct opposition to the eternal, unchangeable truths that govern our world.
The fight against it is not merely about safeguarding parental rights or even about protecting our children’s physical and emotional well-being—it’s about safeguarding their very souls. Where is the Church? Where is the outcry from the ERLC, Russell Moore, Christianity Today, David French, Phil Vischer? Is this a “blessing of liberty”? Or are we witnessing a calculated attack on Christ perpetrated and facilitated by the very ones who claim His name?