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Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay

Anthony Villarreal, 25, speaks about his expulsion from William Jessup University, a private Christian school in Rocklin. Villarreal believes he was expelled because he was gay. The school says he was expelled because of an arrest for domestic violence. Senate Bill 1146, a bill that would have allowed students like Villarreal to sue religious schools for discrimination, will be amended by its author Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, on Thursday to remove key provisions.

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Lara drops key parts of bill on religious colleges

State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, on Wednesday agreed to amend his Senate Bill 1146 to remove a provision that would have allowed religious schools in the state to be sued for violating anti-discrimination laws. The amended bill will require schools to disclose their exempt status to the public and notify the California Student Aid Commission if they expel a student for violating their moral code of conduct.

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Preachers conference held by Pastor Jimenez met by protesters

“All human love, no matter who you are or who you love, is worthy and valid and should be celebrated,” said Love is Love movement founder Beverly Kearney, who helped organize Sunday’s protest at Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento. Pastor Roger Jimenez, who made national headlines for his response to the Orlando Massacre, held a preachers conference Sunday that drew participants from around the country and as far away as New Zealand.

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Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay

Anthony Villarreal, 25, speaks about his expulsion from William Jessup University, a private Christian school in Rocklin. Villarreal believes he was expelled because he was gay. The school says he was expelled because of an arrest for domestic violence. Senate Bill 1146, a bill that would have allowed students like Villarreal to sue religious schools for discrimination, will be amended by its author Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, on Thursday to remove key provisions.
Anshu Siripurapu asiripurapu@Sacbee.com
Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay 0:36

Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay

Preachers conference held by Pastor Jimenez met by protesters 2:29

Preachers conference held by Pastor Jimenez met by protesters

'Red Hot Preaching Conference' echoes Verity Baptist message 6:11

'Red Hot Preaching Conference' echoes Verity Baptist message

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Thousands of Sacramento Muslims gather to celebrate end of Ramadan