Why do liberals think changing your gender is good and should be encouraged, but changing sexual orientation is bad and should be outlawed?
The author of a California bill that would forbid minors from seeking therapy to overcome unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction has admitted his intention was to undermine parental rights.
“The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill, because we don’t want to let parents harm their children,” said State Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance.
Senate Bill 1172 would ban anyone under 18 from receiving reparative or sexual orientation conversion therapy, even if requested by the teens or their parents. The bill would label the treatment “unprofessional conduct” and “therapeutic deception.”
The bill passed the state Senate in June. It is now being considered in the state Assembly.
After likening the therapy to allowing children to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol, the 43-year-old Taiwanese-born legislator said, ““We have these laws to stop parents from hurting their kids. Preventive therapy hurts children, so this bill allows us to stop parents from hurting their children.”
“There is a widespread national attempt, and there has been for many years, to outlaw reparative therapy of any kind,” Dr. Michael Brown, the host of the nationally syndicated radio program “The Line of Fire,” told LifeSiteNews.com.
“The idea that a homosexual can change undermines the entire alleged civil rights nature of the gay activist movement,” he told LifeSiteNews. “Therefore, therapy for this is considered to be harmful and destructive.”Is this bill designed to protect children or to protect the gay rights activists who claim gays are born that way?