Statement from The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice

Nov 20, 2019 by

The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) has met for its 2-day 5th Annual Conferen ce in Budapest, Hungary, concluding today 17th November 2019 with Country Representatives and attenders from 23 Nations.The IFTCC’s Executive and General Board will continue to declare to our governments, local authorities, human rights organisationsand media institutions i,ii,iii,iv,v,vi,vii that everyone should have the freedom and right to walk away from sexual experiences...

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Huge win: Florida Judge strikes down city’s ban on counseling minors with unwanted same-sex attractions

Oct 5, 2019 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: In a ruling issued today that will have national repercussions, a federal judge permanently struck down a city ordinance that prohibited licensed counselors from providing voluntary talk therapy to minors seeking help to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. Judge William F. Jung ruled that the city of Tampa had overstepped its bounds by instituting a regulation forbidding therapists from helping minors. “Local...

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Does ‘conversion therapy’ hurt people who identify as transgender?

Oct 4, 2019 by

by Mark Regnerus, MercatorNet: In a “study” that arrived to much media fanfare last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers affiliated with Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital purported to offer convincing proof that “conversion therapy” predicts longstanding toxic outcomes among Americans who self-identify as transgender, including greater recent suicidality and more severe psychological distress in the past month. Its results, the authors state, “support the policy...

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Biden Backs Nationwide Ban on Conversion Therapy at LGBT Forum

Sep 24, 2019 by

by Michael Foust, Christian Headlines: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Saturday he supports a nationwide ban on conversion therapy for those who have unwanted same-sex desires, and he also believes Obamacare should cover sex-reassignment surgery. Biden and other Democratic candidates took part in the LGBTQ Presidential Candidate Forum, which was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and sponsored by The Advocate, GLAAD, One Iowa and The Gazette. “We should outlaw nationally, the...

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Does “Conversion Therapy” Hurt People Who Identify as Transgender?

Sep 19, 2019 by

by Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse: The New JAMA Psychiatry Study Cannot Tell Us. A new study purports to prove the harms of “conversion therapy” for those who identify as transgender. But there are at least four good reasons for being leery of the results appearing therein. In a “study” that arrived to much media fanfare last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers affiliated with Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital purported to offer convincing proof that...

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Former LGBT marchers shows need for religious freedom in counseling

Sep 15, 2019 by

By Matt Carpenter and David Closson, Christian Post: Today, former homosexuals and transgender individuals will gather for a Freedom March in Orlando, Florida to tell their stories of finding freedom in Christ. To a nation engulfed in the sexual revolution, their stories are both inspirational and counter-cultural. Last year, they marched in California to counter AB 2943 – a bill that would have made it illegal to sell counseling services, conferences, and potentially even books that...

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