Today, Dec. 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the California ban on change therapy from going into effect, because it granted an injunction pending the appeal in Pickup v. Brown, according to Liberty Counsel. The law was originally set take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, and was designed to ban any counseling of minors seeking to deal with same-sex sexual attractions, behavior, and/or identity.We can thank a conservative pro-family group:
The banning of any counseling of minors for this issue, would have kept children from receiving counseling at the request of parents that may steer their child away from a homosexual lifestyle. But, since the court granted the injunction pending the appeal, the practice of change therapy will still be allowed for now.
Liberty Counsel President Mathew Staver, whose Christian legal aide group is representing reparative therapy practitioners and recipients in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law, applauded the court's decision to grant his request to delay its implementation.Staver is right. The corrupt psychology profession has acquiesced to LGBT pressure to prohibit telling the truth to kids who desperately need it.
"This law is politically motivated to interfere with counselors and clients. Liberty Counsel is thankful that the 9th Circuit blocked the law from going into effect," Staver said. "This law is an astounding overreach by the government into the realm of counseling and would have caused irreparable harm."
It is primarily the left that wants to censor other points of view. The gay shrinks claim that the banned therapy is ineffective and harmful, but there is no published evidence that it is any less effective or more harmful than any other form of therapy.
You may think that homosexualtiy is inborn, but scientists have found no proof of that, despite a huge amount of research looking for a gay gene. Whether it is or not, a parent might well think that a 15-year-old boy or girl has some unhealthy or perverted sexual inclinations, and seek professional help. Under this California law, a psychotherapist will lose her license if she says or does anything to "reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex."
This law would not have passed if prominent psychiatrists or psychologists had objected. Their support for this law is proof that you cannot trust your child to one of these shrinks. She will encourage him to engage in homosexual behavior against your wishes, and cite confidentiality to refuse to tell you what she is doing.