States Ban Conversion Therapy for Kids
Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, August 21, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
All of us should read Republican, Democrat and Libertarian Party platforms, because they explain the position of most candidates and how they will vote on particular issues. But also you should study the Homosexual Platform of 1972 that could influence candidates in all parties.
The homosexual platform shows how many goals they’ve met already, and what they’re trying to do now. Such as, they want states to (1) repeal all laws prohibiting transvestitism and cross-dressing; (2) repeal all laws governing the age of sexual consent; (3) repeal all laws restricting the sex or number of individuals in a marriage unit; and (4) extend legal benefits of marriage to all individuals that cohabit, regardless of sex, age or numbers.
They’ve progressed from their 1972 homosexual goal that would grant transvestites the right to cross-dress to their current position of promoting transgender identities so aggressively they’re trying to squelch all opposition. But beyond the quieting of opposition, states are bowing to their demands and passing laws to prohibit any attempt to counsel children against alternate lifestyles. Such strategies trample the constitutional right of Christians to express, act upon and share moral positions throughout the Bible. Such unconstitutional repression of free speech, freedom of association, and religious freedom has caused job-loss and view-point discrimination in several states. Result: children are shielded from the benefits of Christian counseling.
Counseling to change aberrant sexual behavior is called “conversion therapy,” which was outlawed in California when Governor Brown signed the ban in 2012. In June 2013 New Jersey Governor Christie signed a similar law to prohibit any effort to change behavior, gender identity, or gender expression. The New Jersey law was upheld by a federal judge five months later. By May 2015, Oregon, and the District of Columbia, also, had laws prohibiting efforts to change the sexual orientation of minors back to their natural identity.
But Georgia should emulate the action taken by Texas. On June 7, 2014, approximately 8,000 delegates to the Texas Republican Party Convention in Fort Worth, ADDED language to their platform to SUPPORT conversion therapy, but used the term “reparative therapy.” Texans said, “We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”
According to the July 15th Education Reporter, Scholastic Press publishers will release a new book this August about a boy who identifies as “genderqueer,” meaning George does not identify as male or female, but goes by the pronoun “they.” It’s interesting that homosexual activists have expanded LGBT to include LGBTQ, and, according to them, the Q stands for “queer.” For Georgia Insight I’m Sue Ella Deadwyler, your Capitol correspondent