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Colorado Becomes 18th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

The Denver Post reports: For years a group of Colorado lawmakers have tried and failed to pass two laws they say would improve the lives of LGBTQ Coloradans. One bans mental health professionals from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation or “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same-sex,” and it would make advertising conversion therapy …

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Maine Becomes 17th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Bangor’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, put her support behind a bill to ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, signing it into law Wednesday. The bill, LD 1025, advanced in Maine’s House and Senate in early May and has held bipartisan support before it reached Gov. Mills for her signature on May 29. Several lawmakers turned …

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Christian Home Schooling Parents Get Life Sentences For Torturing And Starving Their 12 Children [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: David and Louise Turpin, the California parents who beat, starved and held 12 of their children captive inside their home, were sentenced Friday to life in prison. The husband and wife pleaded guilty in February to 14 counts each of torture, dependent adult abuse, child endangerment and false imprisonment. During their sentencing, both parents cried and wiped …

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Outrage After Trump Sides With Kim On Tortured American: He Says He Didn’t Know And I Believe Him

The Guardian reports: Trump’s explanation-free statement that he believed Kim Jong-Un when the North Korean dictator said he “didn’t know about” the imprisonment and torture of Otto Warmbier has baffled many – at both ends of the political spectrum. Adam Schiff, California Democrat, is among those to point out that Trump’s acceptance of foreign dictator’s claims – sometimes over the …

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Christian Home Schooling Parents Both Plead Guilty To Torturing, Starving, Imprisoning Their Children [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: David and Louise Turpin, who are accused of starving, beating and inflicting other abuse on 12 of their 13 children at their Perris home, pleaded guilty to multiple charges in the case as part of a plea deal. The two appeared in court on Friday and each pleaded guilty to 14 counts in connection to the abuse …

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BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Transgender Rights, Becomes 15th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

FINALLY now that Democrats control the state Senate! From the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York: Today we made history in New York! In an historic vote, both chambers of the New York’s Legislature finally passed GENDA—a measure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming people from discrimination statewide. This turning point is a victory some 17 years in the …

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Denver Bans Ex-Gay Torture In Unanimous Vote

The Denver Post reports: The Denver City Council voted unanimously to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in the city on Monday night. Denver is the first jurisdiction in Colorado to pass such a prohibition, according to a news release from the office of Mayor Michael Hancock. Hancock’s office proposed the prohibition. “This is a very proud moment for my …

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Amazon Boots Ex-Gay Torture Group From App Store

Via press release from Truth Wins Out: A day after it sent an open letter to the CEO’s of Amazon and Google, Truth Wins Out applauded Amazon for removing an “ex-gay” app from its online store. Amazon’s commendable move follows Apple’s elimination of the app last week, after TWO launched a petition that urged Apple to take action. If one …

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Mat Staver: Send Money To Stop Ex-Gay Torture Bans

Just in from hate group leader Mat Staver: The past year has been an incredible journey and we feel so privileged to be able to share it with you. Some of the cases will continue into 2019. Join us to stand with counselors in Florida who are banned from providing talk therapy to minors who want to reduce or eliminate …

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Apple Boots Ex-Gay Torture Group From App Store

Another win for Wayne Besen’s Truth Wins Out. NBC News reports: Apple has removed from its online store a religious app accused of falsely portraying being gay as an “addiction,” “sickness,” and “sin” after a national gay-rights organization petitioned to have it pulled. Truth Wins Out, which says it fights “anti-gay religious extremism,” launched a petition Thursday urging Apple to …

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FRC: Hollywood’s Ex-Gay Torture Movie Is “Boring”

The Family Research Council’s in-house “expert” on ex-gay torture is warning Christians not to see Boy Erased because the movie is “boring.” He writes: Those advocating legal restrictions on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) are hoping for a boost from a new movie, Boy Erased, intended to dramatize problems with what they call “conversion therapy.” The movie is based on …

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Notorious Ex-Gay Therapist Outed As “Hotnhairy72”

Wayne Besen reports at Truth Wins Out: Norman Goldwasser, by day, is an Orthodox Jewish therapist at Horizon Psychological Services who compares homosexuality to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and misleads clients by claiming that their sexual orientation can be changed with his special brand of quack therapy, which is rejected by every respected medical and mental health association. By night, an …

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MALAYSIA: Party Leader Calls For Stepping Up Ex-Gay Torture Before God Sends Earthquakes As In Indonesia

The Malay Mail reports: Opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed concerns about efforts needed to stem lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activities in the country, saying a recent earthquake in Indonesia was caused by such behaviour. Speaking at the Dewan Rakyat today during Question Time, Ahmad Zahid said he was worried that Malaysia might similarly incur the wrath of …

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Ex-Gay Crowdfunding Site Raises $100K To Help “Death To Gays” Chicago Priest Who Burned Rainbow Flag

From the crowdfunding site Funding Morality: Chicago priest Father Paul John Kalchik is being persecuted by his bishop Cardinal Blase Cupich and was forced into hiding on September 21st after Cardinal Cupich threatened to have him committed to a psychiatric treatment center. Kalchik’s offense? Burning a banner that had been unused for close to a dozen years that depicted a …

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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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Tony Perkins: California’s Ex-Gay Torture Bill Could Ban The Bible, It’s The Worst Attack On Religious Liberty

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: There have been many recent attacks on religious liberty, but this latest one may be the most aggressive and a harbinger of what is coming to the rest of America. On August 16, the California Senate passed an extremely anti-religious freedom bill. And if egregious attacks on religious liberty like this …

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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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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Approves Bill Defining Conversion Therapy As Fraud, Allows Victims To Sue

Courthouse News reports: California is on the verge of shunning treatments that promise to “cure” patients of homosexuality through hypnosis, counseling and even electric shock sessions. The state Senate on Thursday cleared a proposal to list so-called conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice, bringing it under the umbrella of state consumer-protection laws and opening the door for victims to …

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