If ever there was an organization that needed to go out of business  it is the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. Reorientation “therapy” has been deemed unsafe and ineffective by every mainstream medical and counseling organization. Yet, NARTH persists in peddling the BS.

California wants to do something about this quackery. NARTH is not pleased:


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/legislate/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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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.