Monday, September 9, 2013
Ban on counseling gay minors is unjust
Would a good society seek to deny children treatment for a condition which has been statistically proven to shorten one’s lifespan? If your answer is no, then don’t move to California or New Jersey. These states have added a new four-letter word to their respective penal codes: SOCE.
SOCE is an acronym for Sexual Orientation Change Effort, a counseling tool used by licensed therapists to assist those who seek treatment for unwanted same-sex attraction.
California and New Jersey now have laws outlawing such (voluntary) treatment for minors — even minors whose same-sex attraction results from abuse. Parental rights are undermined along with the free speech rights of mental health counselors. Ex-gay clientele who have been helped by such treatment are being marginalized as well. Just business-as-usual for the purveyors of Big Sodomy. I wish they would acknowledge that all people have as much right to pursue a heterosexual lifestyle as they do to pursue homosexuality.
It seems the only ones who will benefit from this unjust law are pedophiles, hebephiles and ephebophiles. Remember Jerry Sandusky? How many of his victims were left confused and frustrated over their sexual persona because of the likes of him? Well, according to Governors Brown and Christie, the answer is “who cares?” After all, children are not a monied special interest group.