On October 15, 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed A.B. 569, a bill that would have infringed upon the First Amendment rights of faith-based organizations in an employment context. The governor wrote:
“Assembly Bill 569 would add to the labor code a prohibition against any employer from taking an action against an employee because of that employee’s reproductive decision.”
This bill is unconstitutional and is an attack on religious liberty. If Gov. Brown had not vetoed this bill, it would have been illegal for faith-based universities, pro-life non-profit organizations, churches, and faith-based businesses to include, in an employee handbook or code of conduct, anything related to premarital sex, terminating pregnancies, same-sex relationships, and contraception. This code of conduct established by religious institutions would have been judged as discriminatory if the governor had not vetoed this bill.
This is a marvelous praise report! This kind of good news does not occur often, so it is very important that the governor hears a loud and clear message of gratitude!
- Please take a minute to contact Gov. Brown to show your appreciation for his decision to protect the religious liberties of faith-based institutions. Be sure to let him know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California. Call his office at (916) 445-2841 and/or email
- Forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to take action.
Please Pray: Thank the Lord for protecting California from this potential religious persecution.
Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.”