Banning reparative therapy for gay minors is ‘a form of child abuse’

Feb 28, 2015 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: Not only would Illinois legislators not be protecting children by enacting a ban on “conversion therapy,” they would be engaging in “a form of child abuse,” according to a man who left the homosexual lifestyle three decades ago. Stephen Black of the Restored Hope Network told the Illinois Family Institute that reparative therapy helps minors who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction. While opponents have said that psychological counseling to reduce sexual...

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Now A Chance to Fight Back!

Feb 24, 2015 by

From NARTH: Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern introduces a bill to protect the right of individuals and families to seek professional therapeutic assistance for unwanted homosexual attraction. OKLAHOMA HOUSE BILL NO. 1598 (reads in part) NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1925.21 of Title 59, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: A. No state government or any political subdivision thereof or any agency of the...

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Ban on therapy for same sex attraction

Feb 21, 2015 by

On January 16th 2015 the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) supported a ban (1) on therapy (2) for people with homosexual desires who wish to reduce (3) them. The ban, while permitting therapy which seeks to increase homosexual desires, forbids therapy which seeks to decrease homosexual desires. Any ban on a freely chosen therapy is only justified if there is good evidence that the therapy does not work or is on balance harmful. • The American Psychological Association says “…there is...

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Liberty Counsel Petitions Supreme Court on Change Therapy Ban

Feb 19, 2015 by

LC.org Today, Liberty Counsel filed a  brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the High Court to overturn a New Jersey law that bans counselors from providing and youth from receiving counsel to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, and identity. This Court’s review is imperative to protect the fundamental right of licensed counselors offering or individuals seeking mental health counseling to make determinations concerning the most elementary freedom – the right to...

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Professional Standards Authority ban misled by Royal College of Psychiatrists

Feb 17, 2015 by

From Core Issues Trust In a move designed to end the practice of ‘conversion’ therapy, the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has given its support to what is effectively a ban on therapy for people wishing to reduce or change homosexual behaviours and desires (i). In supporting the 14 signatories of the UKCP’s ‘Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy’ (ii), the PSA now avows not to accredit any register listing professionals who accede to client requests to reduce homosexual...

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Initial Court Ruling Handed Down In JONAH Same-Sex Therapy Case.

Feb 14, 2015 by

From The Family Watch: Initial Court Ruling Handed Down In JONAH Same-Sex Therapy Case.The judge ruled that under New Jersey’s consumer protection law, therapists cannot label homosexuality a mental disorder or advertise the success rate of individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions who became heterosexual.  He did not rule that offering therapy to help individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction is committing fraud.  The narrow ruling was handed down in the lawsuit brought against Jews...

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