California is considering a bill that would lead to the taxation of Little League and 21 other youth organizations, including the FFA and the Boy Scouts. SB 323 seeks to force groups into allowing gays and transgendered or face taxes.
The bill is written to tax groups who do not allow gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, race, religion or religious affiliation. This is thinly veiled, since the last 4 don’t apply, with the possible exception of nationality, meaning illegal alien. Since the Supreme Court OKed gay marriage, this has become a pattern to bludgeon anyone who refuses to associate with gays or transgendered.
So much for freedom of association. So much for free speech. I hope that the blindly liberal democratic voters get socked with huge new fees to cover these new taxes. You can’t fix stupid but it’s fun as hell to watch. Animals have been known to chew off a foot to get out of a trap. California voters have bitten off three feet and are still stuck in the trap.
The measure could also affect public and private schools. In fact, the way the bill is written, it could affect church groups as well. Alan Reinach, executive director of Church State Council said, “It’s not about ‘live and let live.’ If the churches do not conform to the values of homosexuality, then we will lose our standing in society.”
Another worry for churches is that youth groups do not have their own tax exempt status. They operate on the church’s account. Would the entire church lose it’s status? That worries church leaders. The fact is, such a law should be considered discriminatory in itself, because the state would discriminating against religious groups. I wonder if anyone has thought of that.
It’s likely to pass the assembly, then on to Gov Moonbeam’s desk. Democrats lack a super majority, since the resignation of one of their members, but they need just 1 republican vote for passage.