Skip to comments.Chris Christie Comes Out Against Gay Conversion Therapy
Posted on 03/25/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After initially saying he was undecided on the topic, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is against gay conversion therapy. Christie faced criticism when he said earlier in the week he wasnt sure if he would sign legislation banning the practice on minors.
Governor Christie does not believe in conversion therapy, spokesman Kevin Roberts said in a statement to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. There is no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that peoples sexual orientation is determined at birth.
Gay conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, claims to be able to change the sexual orientation of gay people through religious counseling, intense therapy and other methods. Health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, have all spoken out against conversion therapy, saying it can cause serious and long-term harm. The New Jersey state senates health committee approved legislation banning the practice on Monday.
Christie, who is widely thought to have 2016 presidential aspirations, has not said whether he will sign the bill banning the practice. He remains opposed to same sex marriage.....
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What does the good governor think about addadictomeys?
Why is talk therapy to change undesired sexual orientation bad, while surgery to change undesired sexual orientation good?
please let him run as a Democrat....We can’t outbrand them, so let’s infiltrate...who better than CC for the task?
shouldnt people choose their own therapy?
If straight conversion therapy is “banned” how about banning sexual mutilation in the name of transgender “therapy”
There is no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that peoples sexual orientation is determined at birth.
So he believes newborn babies decide if they like vagina as they are being pushed out? What if it is a Caesarian birth?
Sewing his mouth shut would have several beneficial results. How can you govern others when you can’t govern yourself?
Would you advise a woman to marry a guy who’s been through “gay conversion therapy”?
It doesn't matter that the rest of the nation, the other 98%, are trying to live by some moral standard and see that issue as completely irrelevant. It's Sodom and Gomorrah all over again.
Could it be because it didn’t work for him?
How do we know we don’t have his name backwards?
Healing is not conversion. Just ask former homosexuals.
What business is this of government?
typical fat tub of sh#t
So much time and ink spent on pedestalizing the evil in America!
I guess I’d have to know the individuals involved. Don’t like to make blanket statements. Would you advise a woman to marry a man who committed a felony, was once a drunk driver, cheated on his girlfriend or did illegal drugs?
Christie is merely saying what is popular to gain a shot at the oval office. I held my nose and voted for Romney... I will not do so again for Christie or another RINO.
Lobotomy is the answer to homosexuality.
So now, even if you want to be not gay, the government is close to forbidding that....
I guess choice ain’t as important as it used to be.
Don’t paint all of us with that broad brush. There are many decent, conservative overweight people.
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