I attended Engage California on July 17-18, 2015. The biblical worldview was foundational for the presentations. There were six excellent presenters and a panel discussion consisting of four additional experts.
The response to the statement “You can’t legislate morality” was addressed. Clearly, almost all laws have a significant moral component. Here are some examples currently signed into law or going through the legislative process in California:
- It is immoral for the legislature to force California taxpayers to pay over $350 million per year for medical insurance for citizens of a foreign country when the medical needs of military veterans are ignored, the homeless are shunned and foster care children are being harmed by behavior controlling drugs.
- It is immoral to force vaccinations on children while ignoring parental concerns.
- It is immoral to encourage public school children grade K-12 to concurrently use the same restroom and showers.
- It is immoral to undermine the parental responsibility by allowing school personnel to take an adolescent off school grounds to have an abortion.
Again most laws have a significant moral component.