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New Jersey Creating Victims Just Like Jerry Sandusky Did



 

May 6, 2013


New Jersey Creating Victims Just Like Jerry Sandusky Did

Press Release

 

CONTACT:                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greg Quinlan, Citizens Against the                                    MAY 6, 2013

Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act

Phone: 800-632-0967

E-mail: gquinlan@njfpc.org 

 

Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act

New Jersey Creating Victims Just Like Jerry Sandusky Did

 

TRENTON, NJ, MAY 6, 2013 - Citizens Against the Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act, also known as Senate Bill 2278, is announcing major developments today against the destructive legislation which threatens to further harm victims of sexual abuse from Pedophiles such as Jerry Sandusky.

 

On March 18, 2013 gay activists testified against sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy for minors, using anecdotal evidence and position statements from mental health organizations, to outlaw its use in New Jersey. However, not one published study in peer-reviewed, scientific literature supported the claims made by such witnesses.

 

One of the witnesses, Brielle Goldani, lied about her experiences in a so-called "conversion therapy torture camp" in Ohio in 1997. Confirmed with the Ohio Secretary State and Attorney General, the camp "True Directions" never existed, except in the 1999 film "But I'm a Cheerleader" starring Drag queen RuPaul. 

 

Youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or have unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA), experience homosexual feelings, in some cases, due to trauma, including sexual abuse by the likes of Pedophile Jerry Sandusky.

 

A 2012 study in the peer-reviewed, scientific journal Child Abuse and Neglect found that "Gay/lesbian respondents had higher odds of exposure to child abuse" and "exposure to victimization in early-life family and romantic relationships explains, in part, sexual orientation disparities in a wide range of mental health and substance use outcomes" compared to the general population.

 

Outcomes reported from adults who undergo SOCE, summarized in the peer-reviewed, scientific Journal of Human Sexuality (Vol. 1.), show that 100 years of research demonstrates that it is possible for some persons to change from homosexuality to heterosexuality; that such efforts do not invariably result in harm; and that homosexuals have greater risk factors for pathology than the general population.

S2278 was passed out of committee due to fraudulent testimony, insufficient anecdotal data on adolescent outcomes of SOCE, and inaccurate conclusions of adults who underwent SOCE. We therefore call on the New Jersey Senate to reconvene a new hearing, place witnesses under oath, and require an independent, objective scientific panel to review all of the research on SOCE outcomes before this bill advances through the Legislature.

Scientific research reveals that children are not simply born gay, and New Jersey victims deserve the right to receive treatment as the result of unwanted SSA brought on by Pedophiles such as Jerry Sandusky.

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PFOX Condemns Kangaroo Court Hearing by New Jersey Committee

False testimony discredits entire Committee proceeding and outcome

 

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) condemns the fraudulent hearing held by the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee to pass a bill that will ban therapy for minors who experience unwanted same-sex attractions while allowing gay affirming therapy to be practiced. The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Buono, will prohibit licensed mental health professionals from helping minors with unwanted same-sex attractions.

 

During the three-hour hearing, gay activists and other proponents of the bill testified to a parade of horribles. One such man, who self-identifies as a woman, testified that he was "tortured" in a youth camp setting as a teenager. Brielle Goldani, a transgender, told the committee that he was given electric shocks and drugs to induce vomiting in an effort to change his sexual orientation. But an investigative report published by Christopher Doyle, founder of Voice of the Voiceless, uncovered falsehoods behind the seemingly fantastic story and has exposed the testimony as fabricated.

 

"The Committee passed harmful legislation based upon lies," said Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, which testified at the hearing. "We call on Senators Buono and Joseph Vitale, who chaired the hearing, to nullify the votes taken at the hearing and initiate a new hearing where testimony is given under oath. They must also apologize to concerned parents who testified against the bill for the Committee's failure to question unverifiable testimony. Senators Buono and Vitale have not served their constituents well." 

 

"Senate Bill 2278 is an act of childhood endangerment and an unconstitutional attempt to deny parental rights. This unnecessary and intrusive legislation will turn New Jersey into a nanny state by violating the civil rights of parents who support their child's right to receive therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions, especially when that child has been sexually molested by a pedophile like Jerry Sandusky and is now confused about his sexual orientation," said Quinlan.

 

"The same mental health and allied health associations which were listed in sponsor testimony as proponents of the bill to ban unwanted same-sex attractions also state that sexuality is fluid, so their endorsement belies their scientific claims."

 

"Denying children the right to receive full therapeutic assistance is wrong. Governor Christie must veto any ban on full mental health treatment for children, especially a bill based on lies like this one." 

 

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays is the nation's leading advocacy organization for the ex-gay community and families.

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