Proposed California legislation would limit change therapies for unwanted homosexuality.
Urgent! - Action Needed!
A bill has been introduced in the California legislature that would threaten the right of individuals with unwanted homosexual attractions to receive therapy.
Senate Bill 1172 introduced by openly gay Senator Ted Lieu, will be reviewed at a hearing in Sacramento on Monday and NARTH has sent an official delegation to speak to the bill and lobby legislators.
For many years gay activists have been trying to convince the public the homosexual attractions cannot be changed. Since the evidence proves otherwise, they then moved on to trying to convince us that change therapies are "dangerous", but once again even the American Psychological Association agrees that no such evidence is available. Now in what is apparently a move of desperation they are trying to accomplish through fines and sanctions aimed directly at individual clients and their therapists what they could not accomplish through misinformation.
If you want to read the legislation for yourself complete information about the bill can be found by clicking:
http://sacramento.networkofcare.org/mh/l egislate/state-bill-detail.aspx?bill=SB% 201172&sessionid=2011000
While this is a direct assault on everyone's freedom it is also a not so subtle attack on religious liberty. Individuals of faith often seeking to live lives congruent with their religious convictions are often motivated to seek help for their homosexual attractions. This type of legislation would in effect criminalize those formerly ethical relationships between a client and their therapist unless those interactions were supervised by agents of the state.
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Official NARTH Statement on California SB 1172
You can read the entire official NARTH statement on SB 1172 by clicking on the link below.
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