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Federal Judge Strikes Down Tampa's Ban on Conversion Therapy Ex-Gay Torture

Federal Judge Strikes Down Tampa’s Ban on Conversion Therapy Ex-Gay Torture

A federal judge has struck down Tampa, Florida’s two year ban on the dangerous practice of conversion therapy to minors, a treatment promoted by religious groups as a way to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge William Jung, a Donald Trump appointee ruled that the law can interfere with patient’s rights to privacy, and it may conflict with the rights that parents have in choosing health care for their children.

He also said that the medical boards overseeing mental health licensing already serve as a check for any malpractice.

According to The Tampa Bay Times:

Jung said state medical boards that oversee the licensing of mental health professionals already serve as a check on any malpractice.” Jung also said “no study has come up with a clear picture of whether the practice produces either beneficial or harmful outcomes” and added that Tampa’s ban seemed selective because the city hasn’t put similar scrutiny on “massage therapy, acupuncture, optometry, tattoo parlors and medical labs.

It is apparent that the Florida statutes already provide the City with its desired protection against [sexual orientation change efforts] SOCE. The City and its experts adamantly assert that even non-aversive SOCE violates the prevailing treatment standard of care, and constitutes psychiatric, psychological, and counseling malpractice.

Tampa City Attorney Gina Grimes told the Tampa Bays Times that the judge’s ruling simply showed that the court thinks that states, and not cities, should regulate health care. And it didn’t go into the legality of the city’s banning of the practice.

“The court did not rule on the constitutionality of the city’s ordinance prohibiting conversion therapy. Instead, it found that the states’ health care regulations prevent municipalities from regulating this type of counseling,”

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has a long-standing opposition against the practice of conversion therapy.

The American Psychiatric Association does not believe that same-sex orientation should or needs to be changed, and efforts to do so represent a significant risk of harm by subjecting individuals to forms of treatment which have not been scientifically validated and by undermining self-esteem when sexual orientation fails to change. No credible evidence exists that any mental health intervention can reliably and safely change sexual orientation; nor, from a mental health perspective does sexual orientation need to be changed.”

Evidence has proven that gay conversion therapies increased the risk of negative outcomes, including loss of sexual feeling, anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings. and has led to the deaths of many who have been fortced to undergo it.

You can read Jung’s 50-page opinion HERE

10's of People Expected To March in the 2nd "Ex-Gay" Freedom March

10’s of People Expected To March in the 2nd “Ex-Gay” Freedom March

On November 4th. an expected crowd of tens of ex-LGBT people are expected to attend the second Freedom March to be held in Los Angeles, CA.

Jeffrey McCall, a former prostitute who lived as a transwoman named Scarlet, is the founder and CEO of the Freedom March. (With help from Christopher Doyle’s Voice of the Voiceless.

McCall says he wants former LGBTQ people to have their voice heard. He wants the world to know that you can change your lifestyle, no matter who you are.

“I wanted to have a march where everyone who came out of homosexual or transgender lives could come together, to have an event to hear each other’s stories and also to have an event to speak on the freedoms we found through Jesus Christ,” McCall said.

Also in attendance was an “ex-gay” survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Luis Ruiz, who survived Orlando, Florida’s horrific Pulse Nightclub massacre two years ago where 49 were killed will also be in attendance, said.

“Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse, I remember my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV.. My struggles were real! The enemy had its grip, and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ Jesus.”

Earlier this year the first Freedom March was held in Washington, DC and drew a massive crowd of 36 people. 

The Freedom March will take place at Pershing Square – November 4, 2018 @ 1.00 pm PST

Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver: The Equality Act “Opens Door To Pedophilia”

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Gay Conversion Therapy Torture is “Overwhelming Effective”

Via press release from the anti-LGBT hate group the Liberty Counsel:

A recent study, Effects of Therapy on Religious Men Who Have Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, confirms the overwhelming effectiveness of people receiving counseling to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity.

In this study, more than two-thirds of those who participated in group or professional help had significant heterosexual shifts in sexual attraction, sexual identity, and behavior, and moderate-to-marked decreases in suicidality, depression, substance abuse, and increases in social functioning and self-esteem.

The study’s effectiveness rates for counseling people with unwanted same-sex attraction were comparable to the effectiveness rates of psychotherapy in general for any unwanted issue. Prevalence of help or hindrance, and effect size, were comparable with those for conventional psychotherapy for unrelated mental health issues.

Meta-level study on a wide range of therapies has shown that the average person who received counseling for whatever problem was better off than 70 to 75 percent of the persons who did not receive counseling (Lambert 2011). This current research also strongly refutes claims the American Psychological Association and other organizations have made aimed at discouraging counsel to change unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, and identity.

The study they cite is from the Catholic Medical Association, which has about only 900 members in the United States and is associated  the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Catholic Medical Association believes that LGBT individuals are not “born that way” and that homosexuality is a sympton caused by an over-protective mother, lack of rough and tumble play (boys), major depression or anxiety, and either/or borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and pathological narcissism.

Meanwhile the legitimate American Medical Association’s  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds no evidence to support the application of any “therapeutic intervention” operating under the premise that a specific sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression is pathological. Furthermore, based on the scientific evidence, the AACAP asserts that such “conversion therapies” (or other interventions imposed with the intent of promoting a particular sexual orientation and/or gender as a preferred outcome) lack scientific credibility and clinical utility. Additionally, there is evidence that such interventions are harmful. As a result, “conversion therapies” should not be part of any behavioral health treatment of children and adolescents.

 1.2 million doctors and medical students belong to the American Medical Association.

MASSIVE FAIL: 10's of People Attend Right Wing's Ex-Gay "Freedom March" - [Video]

MASSIVE FAIL: 10’s of People Attend Right Wing’s Ex-Gay “Freedom March” – [Video]

 

A crowd of about only 36 people showed up for yesterdays much hyped right-wing ex-LGBT “Freedom March.” at the National Sylvan Theater yesterday for those who say that they no longer identifying as gay or transgender “by the grace and power of Jesus Christ,”

The event was co-sponsored by Voice of the Voiceless, which has previously advocated for forms of conversion therapy on college campuses but says its mission is to “to defend the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families.”

Jeffrey McCall, a former transgender rights activist and organizer of the event, shared his story, which seemed to have taken a sharp turn from his days of trans-advocacy. Wearing a red shirt emblazoned with “#Jesus,” he stood before the small crowd at the National Mall and said he had left his gay identity of 12 years behind.

“Everyone has marches, all kinds of views and opinions,” McCall told said, explaining his decision to hold the event. “So I said, ‘I don’t really know about a march for people coming out of the LGBT [community] to follow Jesus so I want to do that.’

Also in attendance was an “ex-gay” survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Luis Ruiz, who survived Orlando, Florida’s horrific Pulse Nightclub massacre two years ago where 49 were killed, said, “I should have been number 50!”

“Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse, I remember my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV.. My struggles were real! The enemy had its grip, and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ Jesus.”

One of the strangest speakers at the event had to be extreme right-wing conservative bat-shit crazy  blogger Elizabeth Johnston, commonly known as “The Activist Mommy,” who explained that she considers herself an ally, “to one of the most marginalized and censored groups in our culture, and that is the ex-homosexual.”

“I am pro-choice,” she added. “I believe those who choose to engage in homosexual sin also have the right not to engage in homosexuality, and they have the choice to seek therapy for their unnatural and unwanted desires.”

“I am tolerant. I want homosexuals to have the freedom to speak their mind and beliefs. Do we not? And I believe those who believe who believe homosexuality is a sin against God also have the right under God and under our first amendment to speak our beliefs,” she concluded. “That is tolerance.”

The handful of activists marched from the National Mall to the White House, drawing an audience with chants like “Freedom in Christ, it’s so nice.”

 

 

Pennsylvania’s Milton Hershey School Accused of Forcing Student To Watch Ex-Gay Video

Pennsylvania's Milton Hershey School Accused of Forcing Student To Watch Ex-Gay Video

A former student is suing the prestigious Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania for forcing him to watch a video meant to convert him from homosexuality.

The school originally called the allegation “outrageous” and said it would never condone such behavior. But now in newly released court documents, the school’s lawyers admit that such a video was indeed used by Hershey house parents and that it was shown to at least one student.

Adam Dobson contends that he was forced to watch the hour-long gay conversion tape as punishment for downloading gay porn as a freshman, which was flagged by the school’s IT department, and that the video was followed by a campaign of prayer sessions and other efforts to get him to change his sexual orientation.

“We would pray together to have God help me from being gay,” Dobson told his lawyers. Dobson said he was told by his house parents of “terrible things that happened to other gay people.”

In a statement Friday, Hershey School spokeswoman Lisa Scullin said “unequivocally, the school does not promote or endorse any program that could be remotely characterized as gay conversion therapy. Any suggestion otherwise is a gross mischaracterization of our values and the environment on our campus.”

Scullin said in her statement that the Hershey School has “high measures of success in all areas” and a staff with “unwavering commitment to helping children find their unique gifts and passions in order to break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling lives.”

The Hershey School house parents are identified in discovery documents as Deanna and Andrew Slamans. A Hershey School graduate, Deanna Slamans was promoted to curriculum supervisor for social emotional learning in May 2014, but left the school suddenly last month.

The Hershey School enrolls 2,000 children from kindergarten through senior year of high school. Students live on campus in about 175 individual homes, staffed by surrogate parents who are school employees and who teach the students values. Costs are well over $100,000 a child.

American Psychological Association Applauds President Obama’s Call to End Use of Reparative Therapies On LGBT Youth

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The American Psychological Association expressed strong support for President Obama’s call for a society that accepts young people in their gender and sexual development, rather than rejecting them, labeling them as bad, or suggesting that they should change. APA has previously voiced its concerns about the scientific and ethical basis of efforts to change sexual orientation and about the way the promotion of such efforts by some individuals and organizations contributes to the social stigma that harms gender and sexual minorities.

“So-called reparative therapies are aimed at ‘fixing’ something that is not a mental illness and therefore does not require therapy. There is insufficient scientific evidence that they work, and they have the potential to harm the client,” said APA 2015 President Barry S. Anton, PhD. “APA has and will continue to call on mental health professionals to work to reduce misunderstanding about and prejudice toward gay and transgender people.”

A 2009 APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation concluded that mental health professionals should avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation due to a lack of evidence that such change is possible and the potential for such efforts to harm the patient’s mental health.

A Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts, which accompanied the task force report and was adopted by the APA Council of Representatives, advised that parents, guardians, young people and their families avoid sexual orientation treatments that portray homosexuality as a mental illness or developmental disorder. It recommended that they instead seek psychotherapy, social support and educational services “that provide accurate information on sexual orientation and sexuality, increase family and school support and reduce rejection of sexual minority youth.”

The American Psychological Association, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.

History Repeats Itself BOYCOTT COORS! – Coors Chairman To Speak At Anti-Gay Legatus Organization Gathering

COORS BOYCOTT

 

While BOTH actor Gary Sinise, and FOX News Anchor Bret Baier,have cancelled,  Pete Coors, the Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company  along with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and NYC Archbishop Timothy Dolan, are still planning to  headlining the annual conference of the Catholic Legatus organization that harbors very hateful views on gays, supports “gay conversion” therapy and calls same-sex attraction a ‘disorder’

It’s impossible to see homosexual unions as being in line with God’s intentions for marriage since the product of intercourse is not fruitful. Along with masturbation, fornication, and adultery, homosexuality is a selfish act that cannot fulfill the divinely ordained purpose of the reproductive powers. The Church teaches that God instituted the sacrament of Marriage, and only He has the authority to change the nature of marriage. Neither the Church nor the state has the competence to alter the substance of marriage or the family. Attempts by civil government or the courts to alter the law in favor of same-sex unions distort the true meaning of marriage, which has existed for thousands of years

Fortunately there is hope for those who suffer from the disorder. The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality reports that significant numbers of homosexual persons have undergone treatment and had their sexual drives properly ordered. These findings are a beacon of hope to those suffering from SSA, as well as for their family and friends who desire their happiness and good health. Finally, for those who for whatever reason cannot be cured, there is a support group known as Courage to help them live safe, moral, chaste lives. Those who continue to suffer from this disorder can find true help through an orientation toward their Savior and Redeemer, “the Orient from on High,” and the life that He offers them in Himself.

In 1977 lesbian/gay businesses joined an AFL-CIO boycott of Coors, citing Coors’ history of support for attacks on gay rights. Sales of Coors beer plummeted in the gay community. In response, in 1978 Coors adopted language against discrimination on account of sexual orientation in employment, and has offered small sums of money to lesbian/gay organizations in order to recover beer sales and improve Coors’ public image. (which they still do to this day)

But Coors has never stopped funding right-wing attacks on gay rights. Coors had never really learned since the 1977 boycott of gays and lesbians and have always put up a good front.  That is until now.

The Coors family still supports extreme right wing anti-gay groups and politicians to this day through their foundations and individual Coors family members who profit from the brewery. Coors wants lesbians and gay men to buy their beer so they can use the profits to fund right wing attacks on our civil rights.  Beneficiaries of the Coors’ largesse include: The Heritage Foundatio.  The Center for the Study of Popular Culture, David Horowitz’ far right wing group. Horowitz has written demagogically, blaming gay men for the spread of AIDS and The Council for National Policy, a group of far right wing anti-gay bigots include and have included Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlaffly, Jerry Falwell, Oliver North, Gary Bauer, Ralph Reed, Ed Meese, Lon Mabon and Sen. Jesse Helms.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

LGBT COMMUNITY BOYCOTT COORS ONCE AND FOR ALL AND DO NOT ALLOW THEIR GIFTS AND DONATIONS TO GAY ORGANIZATIONS PINKWASH THEIR BIGOTRY AND RIGHT WING EXTREMISM!

Fool me once shame on me. Fool me twice FUCK YOU!

 

COORS

Man Who Survived TLC’s “My Husbands Not Gay” “Ex-Gay Therapy At Evergreen International Talks – Video

Steve, the man in the video below was a gay Mormon man who belonged to the Evergreen International “gay conversion” program that TLC’s “My Husbands Not Gay” subject Preston “Pret” Dahlgren is the former chairman of .  After Evergreen shut down last year, Dahlgren joined North Star International – yet another such group – as a board member.

Jeff Bennion, another of the men profiled in “Not Gay,” is a spokesman for North Star.

None of this is mentioned in the TLC show. Which is a clear attempt to deceive the viewers.

Steve states that at least 1/3 of the people who were in his group have since committed suicide.

THIS is what TLC/Discovery channel calls “entertainment”.

Watch the video below and learn the TRUTH.

 


Tip of the hate to Ex-Gay Watch and Good As You.

Ex-Gay Self Loathing Homos Whine: Put Us In The Smithsonian Exhibit Too!

PFOX

 

The self loathing homos over at PFOX  (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays) are stamping their delusional  hateful little feet and screaming for inclusion in the Smithsonian’s LGBT history exhibit.

[Smithsonian Archives Specialist Franklin] Robinson told CNSNews.com that he would also be willing to collect items from pro-traditional family groups such as the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Marriage: Unique for a Reason Initiative, Concerned Women for America, and the American Family Association.  He said he also plans to collect material from the conservative Values Voter Summit which will be held later this month in Washington. “I am totally open to anybody that’s willing to kind of chat with me or mail me pamphlets because that fleshes this out and it makes it that much more valuable to researchers,” he said. PFOX said that it would be more than willing to provide additional documents to the Smithsonian. “We also have a D.C. Superior Court case four years ago where we won rights of the ex-gays to be included in the D.C. Human Rights Act and we could give them that case as well,” Salvatierra said. “That’s a historical legal case for ex-gay rights and we can give them that document…as well so they can archive that.

The Smithsonian’s exhibit’s curator is not only open to that, he plans on including materials from numerous anti-gay groups.

Personally I have no problem with this.  Both the good and bad in our history and the hatred that we have to overcome should be presented also.

I just hope that they make jars of formaldehyde big enough for the ex-gays to fit in for display. 

“Christians” Witness, Mislead, Harass and Lie About “Conversion” and Curings AIDS At Twin Cities Pride

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A “coalition” of Minnesota churches working under the name Trinity Works “infiltrated” (their word) Twin Cities Pride in order to convert attendees.

How’d it go?  

Andy Birkey reports:

An evangelical group called Trinity Works sent outreach workers canvassing through Twin Cities Pride, and set up a corn feed in hopes of luring members of the LGBT community into its brand of anti-LGBT conservative Christianity. Using misleading tactics, Trinity Works and its coalition of dozens of churches claims to have converted 80 people to its brand of Christianity during Twin Cities Pride, according to a post circulating on Facebook among the group’s supporters. Trinity Works held a corn feed at 11th Street and Hennepin Avenue along the Pride parade route. According to OutFront, the support team had to counsel dozens who mistakenly thought it was part of Pride activities. “Pride-goers who went in, assuming it was LGBTQ-friendly, were surrounded by Trinity works people who said they would burn in hell because of their sexual orientation,” OutFront’s Monica Meyer said in a statement. “Our support team counseled more than a dozen people who unknowingly went in and left the corn feed shaken, crying and traumatized.” Trinity Works has outreach workers stationed at the Pride parade with brown t-shirts that read, “What’s Your Story?” People were invited to come inside the corn feed to have corn and water, but when they sat down to eat, two Trinity Works outreach workers would hover over asking them about Jesus and being LGBT.

And if that’s not bad enough Trinity Works representative  Steven Uggen told a group gathered in April at The Well, A Living Church in Robbinsdale, that people will be cured of “HIV or AIDS” at the Pride festivities. Uggen says that by healing those with HIV, it will prove to the LGBT community that they should find Jesus and leave “the lifestyle.”

“One of the words we got out of this outreach, the Lord really wanted to demonstrate his goodness to this community by releasing healing of HIV and AIDS, so we believe we’re going to see people healed of HIV and AIDS and we’re just, we’re carrying that word of the Lord into this outreach. And that will be part of our training just praying with boldness for the releasing of healing power and then sending them back to their doctors literally after praying for them. ‘Here’s what I want you to do: go to your doctor, get tested for HIV or AIDS and when you come back negative, you’ve got a decision to make whether you’re gonna serve the God who just healed you’ and then give them some gospel materials that they can take with them and encourage them to call on us and let us know and I’m confident that we’re going to have people healed of HIV and AIDS that are going to be contacting us. The funny thing is Jesus healed the 10 lepers and only one came back to acknowledge him so there may be 10 that get healed but only one come back, you know. This is a strategy that God wants to use so the very fruit of their sin is what he wants to, like, take away to show them his kindness and his goodness. I mean it’s just totally Jesus. I mean it’s like totally his way so we’re excited about that.

Beyond disgusting.  And the fact that they get away with this type of harrassment and such blatant lies is mind boggling.

And as for those “80 converts”, which is utter bullshit.  I think that’s how many that we converted from their group to OUR side.