Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)
Brad Dacus, who leads the Pacific Justice Institute, calls AB 655 a “modern-day witch trial” that is attempting to run off conservative Christians in the guise of purging police departments of law enforcement that is affiliated with a hate group.
The bill, introduced by Assembly Member Ash Kalra, is known as the California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act, or CLEAR Act.
The bill is scheduled to be debated in committee on April 6.
According to The Federalist, the bill defines hate speech as:
advocating or supporting the denial of constitutional rights of, the genocide of, or violence towards, any group of persons based upon race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.”
“You have a constitutional right to have racist and bigoted views,” Kalra said of his legislation. “You don’t have a constitutional right to be a police officer.”
According to The Federalist, the current platform of the California Republican Party states it supports traditional marriage and opposes the landmark Obergefell decision, which means a Republican-voting police officer who admits to that belief could be accused by a future state law of advocating to deny the constitutional rights of homosexuals, and thus be fired.
In fact, the problem with Assemblyman Karla’s observation is that according to the Left, everyone is a racist bigot if they are not a Democrat who agrees with the latest views of the party’s leaders. From the floor of Congress to the cable news channels, the Left has relentlessly denounced their opponents as Nazis, fascists, racists, bigots, white supremacists, white nationalists, homophobic and transphobic, and xenophobic.
Greg Burt, who leads the California Family Council, told NBC News affiliate KCRA his group is opposing the bill because it will not stop with cops who are outed as members of actual hate groups.
“It actually goes after individual cops,” he warned, “who simply have conservative social views on issues like marriage.”
That view of marriage, however, is likely considered “homophobic” by a majority of California’s liberal legislators so most would presumably conclude there is no room for such a person on the payroll of a police department.
“This bill,” Dacus warns, “is for the purging of Christian police officers, and those who aren’t purged, they want them silenced forever.”
There is also the issue of defining a “hate group” according to the Left’s definition.
American Family Association, the parent organization of One News Now, learned in 2013 that U.S. military soldiers were warned by an instructor not to affiliate with the Mississippi-based ministry or face punishment. AFA had been designated as a “domestic hate group,” the instructor said, because the group opposes homosexuality.
AFA only learned of the claim after a service member who was present photographed the slide show and shared it with AFA.
“This is the ugliest piece of legislation to purge people of faith,” Dacus says, comparing it Soviet-era communist purges of wrong-thinking citizens.