"On June 12, the SBC announced that my resolution was declined in committee and would not be brought to the floor. Sixteen resolutions went to the floor, mostly with left-wing inflections. These included statements on the immigration crisis, gun violence, rights for women, diversity, racism, thanking the Rockefeller family, and celebrating the memory of Billy Graham. The same day, the judiciary committee of the California state Senate was moving to approve the California law banning any ex-gay counseling. The Southern Baptist Convention was deciding, it seemed, to give up on helping anyone in its churches leave homosexuality for heterosexuality. These people would choose not only indifference, but rather supportive dialogue with gay groups that seek to punish people for trying to make such changes."