No. They are disengenuous.
Following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of AB 499, the bill that would allow minors to be vaccinated against sexually transmitted diseases without the permission of their parents, Ned Djolessi, speaking for the California Catholic Bishops sent out an email regretting the Governor's signature and professing to be puzzled by his action:
“We are puzzled and disappointed by Gov. Brown’s signature on AB 499, a bill opposed by the California Catholic Conference and literally thousands of people and community groups who support parental involvement and decry the continuing efforts of government officials and others to interfere with a parent’s right to raise their children."
There is not the slightest reason to be puzzled. Brown is a Democrat. He is the leader of the Party of Death in California. The Bishops' email continued:
“We are puzzled because on the same day he signed AB 499, the governor also signed SB 746, a ‘first-in-the-nation’ law to prevent children under 18 years of age from using tanning beds, and, just a month earlier, he vetoed SB 105, a bill to mandate ski helmets on underage youth, citing his concern with the ‘seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state,’ saying ‘I believe parents have the ability and responsibility to make good choices for their children.’ “We recognize that it is a challenge to create good public policy, but we believe that if long-standing and generally accepted principles are upheld, the common good is served. In this case, it appears that by signing AB 499, the Governor abandoned the principle of parental responsibility he so eloquently stated earlier. We find his action both regrettable and inexplicable.”
It's not inexplicable at all: Repeat: Brown is a Democrat, the leader of California's Party of Death, and he is a liar. AB 499, introduced by open homosexual and same -sex "married" Assmblyman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is part of the LGBT movement and Democratic Party's ongoing war against the family. AB 499 is one of a trio of bills intoduced or sponsored this year by homosexual activists and California Democrats, all of which undercut family authority.
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