California Bill Would Ban 'Sexual Orientation' Psychotherapy

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    Parents could not enroll their children in psychotherapy with regard to sexual behavior, and children and teens could not give their consent to such psychotherapy. Children and teens can get an abortion without parental consent, but they apparently cannot consent to “sexual orientation” psychotherapy.

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    California statists are poised to assault parental authority and moral conscious again. . . .
     
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    Although I think psychotherapy for gay people is weird, cultish, run by paranoid bigotted nutbag fanatics who are worthless individuals, and just plain wrong, I think banning the whole thing alltogether may be a step too far.

    I don’t think that parents should be allowed to “force” their children into gay psychotherapy, but if the kid is 17 – for instance – and really wants to do this (for whatever the hell reason), I say that should be up to him/her.
     
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    May be a step too far? Are you kidding me? It's insane.

    In any event, you're saying that the state should be empowered to force your morality--i.e., the opinion that "psychotherapy for gay people is weird, cultish, run by paranoid bigotted nutbag fanatics who are worthless individuals, and just plain wrong--on the parental authority of others with regard to children who are not yours.

    That's insane too.

    And where precisely do you find the justification for this in natural or constitutiona law?
     
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    "Do no harm". It is the fundamental principle of the healing arts. Imagine, as a heterosexual, your parents forcing you to undergo psychotherapy or even counseling with a Rabbbi, Pastor or Priest wherein your urges toward the opposite sex are questioned by those in authority?
     
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    Huh? Given that human sexuality and reproduction is undisputedly heterosexual, persons of commonsense would not be involved in any such thing. That's the sort of thing that PC leftists would go for.

    For example: Glee Celebrates Gender Rejection

    Your analogy is silly and presupposes that a moral, philosophical and/or political opinion is scientific.

    Regardless of one's personal opinion/morality, we should all be apalled by this sort of tyranny.
     
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    How far have the calif democrats confused children about their orientation that they need therapy? Damn............
     
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    LOL! Oh, wait, that's not funny.

    Of course, if it passes, it will be challenged in the courts.
     
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    It is weird (and twisted) I agree, but I don't think the government should be playing a role here. Even though I don't agree with the paranoid and homophobic psychotherapy itself, I just don't like the idea of government legislating morality, because in the future these sorts of precedents could be used for less favorable purposes.
     
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    What's their position on "sexual orientation obsession" psychotherapy?
     
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