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California Bill: SB 407 – No Religious Convictions Allowed For Foster Parents. Foster parents must sign on to the state’s gender ideology.

From: Nathan Pierce – Family Protection Ministries

Bill: SB 407 – No Religious Convictions For Foster Parents

Author: Wiener (D-San Francisco)

Position: Strongly OPPOSE

SB 407 has a hearing TODAY!

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Current Status

SB 407 was passed by the Senate and into the Assembly. It will now be heard and voted on in the Assembly Human Services Committee.

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Summary of Concern

SB 407 would force foster families with religious beliefs out of the selection pool in California, leaving many foster children without a family to foster them. By creating this requirement of support for gender identity, many potential foster families will be forced to choose between abandoning their religious convictions or losing the ability to foster at all.

A.  Action Items

B.  Opposition Points

C.  Additional Information

A. Action Items

Please complete the following action item. Always contact legislators as a parent and citizen. Do not call or write as a homeschooler.

1) Call immediately TODAY, June 20, the Assembly Member of the Human Services Committee bellow according to the first letter of your last name.


Dr. Corey Jackson (Chair)

Phone: (916) 319-2060


Kate A. Sanchez (Vice Chair)

Phone: (916) 319-2071


Juan Alanis

Phone: (916) 319-2022


Dr. Joaquin Arambula

Phone: (916) 319-2031


Mia Bonta

Phone: (916) 319-2018


Isaac Bryan

Phone: (916) 319-2055


Lisa Calderon

Phone: (916) 319-2056


Eduardo Garcia

Phone: (916) 319-2036

2) If a member of this committee is your Assembly Member – call that member! Please use this link to find out which Assembly Member is representing your district:

3) If you have time, call all members of the committee.

4) Call your Assembly Member

Tell them: “Please vote no on SB 407. This bill threatens parental rights, religious liberty, and forces any parent or couple looking to be foster parents to deny their own beliefs and mimic the state’s stance on family and gender.”

Please use this link to find out which Assembly Member is representing your district:


• Always contact legislators as a parent and citizen. This bill affects all families with children.

• This is not an exclusively homeschool issue. Do not call or write as a homeschooler.

• Do not disclose the source of this Alert. All bills are available on the Internet.

• Pass this on to your friends, church, school, and group.

• Pray for a proper outcome.

B. Opposition Points

A requirement for foster parents to support gender ideology sets a dangerous precedent, and if this logic is followed to its conclusion, it would eventually lead to requiring biological parents to support the state’s gender ideology in order to maintain custody of their own children. This outcome would not be outlandish or remote to expect if this requirement is already in existence for all foster families.

Cultural change and degradation does not often occur suddenly. It is a slow process, similar to the erosion of a rock by water, and is only noticeable after much time has passed and the change is already underway. Each step taken to replace the role of the family with the power of the state is part of this gradual erosion of the family. The common phrase that “politics is downstream of culture” is often true, but the inverse can clearly be demonstrated to be true.

SB 407 – Would require a family looking to foster a child to use the child’s preferred pronouns and be LGBTQ+ affirming. This political change, as explained above, would become one of many examples of legislation drastically altering cultural understanding of the role of parents in the lives of their children.

C. Additional Information

An article from PBS explains that “Transgender minors are protected from estranged parents under Washington law”. This proves the concern from a bill like SB 407 moving from foster parenting to parents and their biological children. Parents would be held accountable to the government for their authority over their children in compliance with state’s gender affirming values. Under laws like this, parental authority is subject to the ideological approval of the state. Affirmation of the state’s preferred standards regarding gender and sex that extend all the way down to children, would be required of parents to maintain custody of their own biological children.