that creep me out because I feel like someone is watching me. This adds a bit of humor to my days, this is what my dog Charlie looks like when he is ready to come in from outside.
Well it happened again, an infringement of rights simply trampled
upon. Governor Jerry Brown of California recently passed into law a ban on teen conversion therapy. For those of you not familiar with conversion therapy, let me get you up to speed. It’s a highly controversial therapy that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation. For example, if a teenager is having sexual identity issues he/she may be sent for therapy to establish certainty. They have the opportunity to learn about what it means to be gay, heterosexual
or bisexual. Some of these therapies occur through church groups where the bible comes into play and the teens are taught that being gay is wrong.
Before I continue let me assure you that I have no problems with
people who are gay. In fact I have gay friends and relatives. What pisses me off about this is that Governor Brown is now taking things to a new level. He’s saying its okay to give kids under the age of eighteen hormone therapies and sex change operations but it’s not okay for them to learn about different lifestyles or for someone to help them establish which direction they want to go. Some kids are gay but they don’t want to be gay. Why deny them the opportunity to try to change if that’s what they want? In the end they will ultimately make their own decision. There is no test to identify if a child was born gay or if they are
This is like saying you can’t convince people to join your religion if your religion doesn’t support gays. People can believe whatever they want and we don’t need Governor Jerry Brown making these types of
decisions for the able bodied parents in California. You can’t send your kid to conversion therapy but if they “think” they are gay then they probably are and it’s perfectly legal to start them on the path to becoming more like the opposite sex via hormones and other radical measures. This is wrong on so many levels.
These are kids for Christ’s sake, teenagers and it’s common to struggle with sexual identity issues at their age. Some kids “think” they are
gay because they are sexually abused by someone of the same sex. Conversion therapy helps these kids to learn that they do not have to be gay based on that. In the future these kids will not have the opportunity to learn in therapy that there is a different way of life that is available to them. These kids can no longer receive therapy that gives them other options. This isn’t right and it isn’t fair.
This is just another “flavor” of the Chick-fil-A saga. Let’s not eat at a restaurant because the owner doesn’t have the same views we do. In fact
let’s go into the restaurant and kiss. Except in this situation Jerry Brown is saying that it’s okay for kids to be gay but it’s not okay for the kids or parents to establish certainty or for the parents to send their kids to therapy to attempt to change their mind and it’s not okay for the parents to believe their child needs help in deciding which sexual orientation is best for them. This is going completely in the other direction.
Sound off readers, I would love to hear what you have to say.