Tag Archives: conversion therapy

CALIFORNIA: Lawmaker Pulls Ex-Gay “Fraud” Bill

The Sacramento Bee reports: The author of a California bill to declare gay conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice has abandoned his effort for this year after a fierce outcry from the state’s religious community. Assembly Bill 2943 would have made it illegal to sell any service intended to change an individual’s sexuality or gender identity. The measure had already ...

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Hate Group Declares California’s “Must Stay Gay” Bill Will Create A “Sexual Police State” To Stop Ex-Gays

Alleged ex-gay Robert Oscar Lopez, who now runs the Texas chapter of the anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance, writes for the far-right Christian LifeSiteNews: California’s extreme “stay gay” bill fulfills the most important aspiration of the LGBT movement. Marriage, military service, and even anti-discrimination laws all pale in importance beside the acquisition of a captive constituency. Gays know that homosexual life ...

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Todd Starnes Quotes Hate Group: California’s Pending “Conversion Therapy Fraud” Bill Could Ban Bible Sales

Todd Starnes writes for Fox News: Christians across the nation are expressing grave concerns over a proposed California law that would outlaw speech dealing with certain issues – including homosexuality and gender identity – by clergy members, licensed counselors and others. Assembly Bill 2943, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, would utilize the state’s existing consumer fraud statute to classify ...

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Christian Activist Calls For Californians To Defy Ex-Gay Torture “Fraud” Law: You Will Be Rewarded In Heaven

Michael Brown writes for the AFA’s OneNewsNow: As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it’s time for you to draw a line in the sand. If the bill passes, you must choose to obey God rather than man. It’s time for civil disobedience. I’m speaking about AB 2943, which the Senate just ...

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Mat Staver: Ex-Gay Torture Is Overwhelmingly Effective

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: A recent study, Effects of Therapy on Religious Men Who Have Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, confirms the overwhelming effectiveness of people receiving counseling to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. In this study, more than two-thirds of those who participated in group or professional help had significant heterosexual shifts in ...

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TRAILER: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, And Russell Crowe Star In Conversion Therapy Drama Boy Erased

Rolling Stone reports: Rising pop star Troye Sivan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea join Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the emotional new trailer for Boy Erased. The film is based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name about his experience at a gay conversion therapy program, which he attended at 19 at the ...

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IRELAND: National Ex-Gay Torture Ban Advances

Ireland’s Gay Community News reports: Sinn Féin spokesperson for the Arts, Youth Affairs and LGBTQI rights, Senator Fintan Warfield has welcomed the passing of the Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 through second stage in the Seanad today. The bill aims to make the practice of performing so called ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapies illegal in Ireland and would carry fines ...

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly Votes To Ban Ex-Gay Torture For Adults Too, List It As “Deceptive Business Practice”

The Los Angeles Times reports: The California Assembly voted Thursday to add gay “conversion therapy” to the state’s list of deceptive business practices, following a debate that focused on the personal experiences of several lawmakers and hinted at potential lawsuits to come. “It is harmful and it is unnecessary,” said Assemblyman Evan Low [photo], the bill’s author. Low, who told ...

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Human Rights Watch Report: Chinese Government Hospitals Are Using Electroshock Ex-Gay Torture

The Washington Post reports: Taiwan could soon become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, while Hong Kong this month won its bid to host the Gay Games in 2022, another Asian first. But in mainland China, LGBT people are still being subjected to forced confinement, medication and even electric shock therapy to “convert” them into heterosexuals. The ...

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OHIO: Candlelight Vigil For Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Draws Hundreds

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BRITAIN: Top Medical Association Declares Conversion Therapy To Be Harmful

The British Medical Association yesterday declared “ex-gay” therapies to be harmful and called for investigating any doctor that attempts to “cure” homosexuality. Via Pink News: The body met in Brighton yesterday and more than two-thirds of doctors present backed a call for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other mental health standard-setting bodies to reject the treatments and ban their ...

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Fun With Conversion Therapy

JMG reader BStewart23 directs us to this amusing Current TV clip mocking conversion therapy. “All you need is some lube and you’ve got a tailgate party!”

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