Have you seen the goofy commercials for this thing?

I shit you not. According to that intellectual powerhouse, CBN, One Step Closer to Law: Could a California Bill Ultimately Lead to the Banning of Bibles? Two people were required to collaborate on this stupidity; Talia Wise and Donna Russell.

Chiming in is loon Randy Thomasson:

So, this is a pastor speaking, you pay a ticket to hear him speak. He speaks about overcoming same-sex desires. Hey, that could be outlawed. A church sells a book about overcoming same-sex desires. There’s a sale, there’s a transaction, that could be banned.

Yes it could be banned along with Belgian endive. It’s a damned conspiracy. This unhingedness goes on for several paragraphs of Christian persecution but you get the idea.

Well,  not entirely. Thomasson gets this in at about his fifth paragraph:

AB 2943 would start by saying, ok, nobody can get counseling to overcome same-sex desires… ok, so no help for adult children, adults who were molested as kids and now they are adults and they say I want help to overcome these feelings. No help for you.

I am not even sure what adult children are unless one is referring to their own offspring. In right wing Christian circles there is the general belief that most people who are gay are so because they were molested as children. Maybe they could get Mark Regnerus to investigate.

But what is tripe like this without Mad Mat?

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told CBN News that what makes this bill especially dangerous is that California often leads the charge in pushing the LGBTQ legislative agenda.


“People have the right to seek the counsel of their choice, but this bill substitutes the government for personal choice. The implications are staggering, and the result is harmful,” Staver said in a statement to CBN News.

What is “staggering” is the insistence that conversion therapy works in spite of the overwhelming consensus of science that it is neither safe nor effective. You might as well don bizarre headdresses and utter strange voodoo invocations. The fundamentalist Swiss army knife, in the absence of rationale: God works in mysterious ways. Last night’s dinner is working in mysterious ways. You will have to excuse me for a bit.

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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.