Losing liberty in California and New Jersey: The Case of Minors with Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions

Dec 18, 2014 by

By Christopher H Rosik and David Pickup, Christian Post: With the Supreme Court’s June decision to not review the law this session, California Senate Bill 1172 has gone into effect. It joins a similar law in New Jersey that is currently working its way up the court system on appeal. The California law subjects every licensed mental health professional in California to disciplinary action and potential loss of licensure if they are found to have attempted to assist a minor client in the...

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Seven things I wish my pastor knew about my homosexuality

Dec 17, 2014 by

By Jean Lloyd, LifeSite: Over thirty years have passed since same-sex attraction rushed up from deep within my twelve-year-old frame. This attraction was unbidden and unwanted, yet simultaneously forceful and compelling. As a Christian, the conflict between my sexuality and my faith would become the deepest and most intense of my life. Now in my forties, I’ve gone from being closeted to openly lesbian to celibate to heterosexually married. The fact that I need to qualify my marital union as a...

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Nation’s Capital Bans Conversion Therapy for Gay Youth

Dec 4, 2014 by

By Michael Grybowski, Christian Post: Washington, D.C. city council approved a bill that bans the practice of sexual orientation change therapy for minors. Following similar legislation in California and New Jersey, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a bill barring the practice for minors. B20-0501 was passed by the Council in their legislative session and is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Vincent Gray. “A provider shall not engage in...

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Statement and Fact sheet on Counsellors and Psychotherapists Bill

Dec 3, 2014 by

From Core  Issues Trust: This week sees a return to parliament of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2014-2015, presented by MP Geraint Davies and supported by a range of politicians. The Bill attempts to reflect a similar pattern in the USA. Yesterday the Washington D.C. Council banned therapy wrongly termed ‘conversion’ therapy for minors, following California and New Jersey. The action follows an attempt to define such therapy as ‘torture’ at the United...

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D.C. bans gay conversion therapy of minors

Dec 3, 2014 by

By Aaron C Davis, Washington Post: The D.C. Council on Tuesday voted to take a final step this year for gay rights, banning conversion therapy that seeks to turn gay teenagers into heterosexuals. The unanimous council vote puts the District in the rare company of only California and New Jersey to ban the practice. It also raises the possibility that after legal challenges to bans in those states recently failed that similar efforts may proceed elsewhere. In advancing the measure to the...

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Was Al Mohler Right About Sexual Orientation and Secular Counseling?

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is one of the pre-eminent Christian leaders of our day. He is as clear-headed as he is courageous, always a source of truth and sanity in the midst of a deeply confused culture. Dr. Mohler has also played a significant role in addressing the issue of homosexuality and the church, demonstrating both humility and conviction, thereby helping to set an example for pastors and leaders trying...

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