In recent days, California has been ordered to pay $1.6 million in attorney’s fees to settle a lawsuit filed by South Bay United Pentecostal Church over unequal restrictions on houses of worship. It also agreed to pay $550,000 in attorney’s fees to settle a lawsuit filed by a Catholic priest, Father Trevor Burfitt. All total, the state of California owes $2,150,000 in the two cases that were filed by the Thomas More Society.
A California bill that would require stores with 500 or more employees that sell childcare items, clothing or toys to maintain a “gender-neutral section” of the store with gender-neutral items sailed through two committees in April and is favored to pass a third committee this week.
To ignore biological reality in the context of punishment and rehabilitation is not wholly different than a doctor or nurse treating a patient according to a perceived identity that conflicts with biological reality. Such medical care would not be helpful or loving. It would be malpractice.