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    Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Another outright assault on our rights.

    In the latest attack on therapies aimed at helping gay patients who want to become heterosexual, a congresswoman from California said Wednesday that she was introducing a resolution calling on Congress to denounce the practice.
    Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat, is proposing the resolution as two lawsuits move through federal court challenging a new California law to ban minors from receiving “sexual-orientation change efforts” under any circumstance.

    Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy - Washington Times
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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    What rights would those be? Medicinal or Psychotherapeutic practices that have no demonstable benefits in addition to demonstrably negative side effects (i.e. drastically increased suicide rates and mental trauma), have no place in mainstream society, especially when dealing with minors.

    Also, really enjoyed this quote from Gov. Brown

    In his signing statement, Mr. Brown said the therapies “have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    "Sexual-orientation therapy" is quackery on a par with seltzer tonic.
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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    So wait, she's proposing a resolution that calls out this nonsense for what it is? Sorry, but that isn't an assault on your rights in any way, shape, or form. It's a statement.

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Even if this is an "assault on your rights" (it isn't), how about the therapy's assault on the rights of kids not to be subjected to what is essentially dangerous brainwashing that is scientifically unsound? These kids are being subjected to mental and emotional torture based on the lies of people who want to strip them of their identities and force them to submit to their religious ideals, regardless of those of the kids.

    No matter what rights you think are being infringed on here, far more rights are attacked by not doing this.
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    I think this is protecting minors from undue harm from parental figures and guardians. In essence, upholding their rights.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    So does this resolution actually do anything?

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I think this is protecting minors from undue harm from parental figures and guardians. In essence, upholding their rights.
    That's exactly what it speaks to, the rights of minors not to be tortured by "therapists" who think they can "cure the gay".

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Why not just call for a resolution and draw up laws that say all intolerance of homosexuality is punishable by death..

    Lets see, in my day we had corporal punishment, and they actually put red ink on your homework deliniating corrective measures. Seemed to work out great, I mean, yeah dipping suzies hair in ink meant the strap, and you had to make a calculated call on that one, but it was indeed your call. Kids were more in-line in those days, and then all of a sudden the PC crowd based off years of expert research told us all that we didn't need to hit the little bastages, but rather embrace them, coddle them, and tell them that everything was ok and that everyone was equal. No more red ink, no yelling shouting, no spanking, nothing to speak of, and our society in just a few decades is just peachy, kids are all fine, and nothing wrong with the attitudes and direction we are heading.

    Love psychologists who claim to understand that which has no baseline measurement and then tell everyone that they have the answers. Truth is that there are homo's that went straight, plenty of them, and even the APA says the research has shown some potential for those who most express a real desire to change, but alas, we can't have queers all going straight on us now. Not everyone that is gay will go straight, and probably more will not than will, but there is a good deal of evidence that if the therapies are employed (like with most behavioral therapies) while prepubescent or before the age of 18, the chance of success increase exponentially as they do with all brainwashing techniques. And yes, it is a form of brainwashing, but so what, so is school, and the military..

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    Re: Congress implored to denounce sexual-orientation therapy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Why not just call for a resolution and draw up laws that say all intolerance of homosexuality is punishable by death..

    Lets see, in my day we had corporal punishment, and they actually put red ink on your homework deliniating corrective measures. Seemed to work out great, I mean, yeah dipping suzies hair in ink meant the strap, and you had to make a calculated call on that one, but it was indeed your call. Kids were more in-line in those days, and then all of a sudden the PC crowd based off years of expert research told us all that we didn't need to hit the little bastages, but rather embrace them, coddle them, and tell them that everything was ok and that everyone was equal. No more red ink, no yelling shouting, no spanking, nothing to speak of, and our society in just a few decades is just peachy, kids are all fine, and nothing wrong with the attitudes and direction we are heading.

    Love psychologists who claim to understand that which has no baseline measurement and then tell everyone that they have the answers. Truth is that there are homo's that went straight, plenty of them, and even the APA says the research has shown some potential for those who most express a real desire to change, but alas, we can't have queers all going straight on us now. Not everyone that is gay will go straight, and probably more will not than will, but there is a good deal of evidence that if the therapies are employed (like with most behavioral therapies) while prepubescent or before the age of 18, the chance of success increase exponentially as they do with all brainwashing techniques. And yes, it is a form of brainwashing, but so what, so is school, and the military..

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    If we were to suppose that we could turn someone straight or gay through therapy, my question is why would you want to do that? If for no other reason than not liking homosexuality.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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