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New York weighs kidsí gay conversion therapy ban
Associated Press ^ | Jun 11, 2014 3:35 AM EDT | Josefa Velasquez

Posted on 06/11/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A proposed ban against New York health professionals trying to change a child’s sexual orientation through therapy comes too late for Matthew Shurka, a 26-year-old Long Island man who says he remains emotionally scarred from five years of attempts to “cure” his homosexuality.

“My anxiety was at its worst,” Shurka said of the therapy that began when he was 16. “I never attempted suicide, but I had a lot of suicidal thoughts and dreams and thinking about it, considering it.” […]

New York’s Democratic-led Assembly is set to consider a bill on Wednesday that would ban the therapy on minors. Bans against gay conversion therapy have already gone into law in New Jersey and California. A proposed ban was voted down in Illinois in April.

Sen. Brad Hoylman, who sponsored the measure and is the only openly gay member of the Senate, said that he heard from a man who had electrodes attached to his genitalia to curb his homosexual desires. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: conversiontherapy; gayconversion; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 06/11/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Another power grab by the state.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 8:40:57 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Olog-hai

So how long until the saving blood of Christ becomes an illegal “anti-homosexual therapy”?


3 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:13 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Olog-hai

Minors? Therapy needs to be available at puberty. Sexual activity begins a lot earlier than the age of majority.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:18 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Olog-hai

Next, they’ll be banning weight-watcher programs for making the overweight think bad thoughts about their condition, while causing anorexics to starve and purge themselves.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 8:43:46 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny - Che De Blasio’s wife was once a lesbian, but decided to marry a man, have children with him, and stay with him as husband-and-wife for 20+ years now.

So much for homosexuality being immutable part of one’s character.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 8:59:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

What makes these bastards think they have a right to make a law like that?


7 posted on 06/11/2014 9:00:26 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Often one is never “cured” of a mental illness or addiction.
But we must do everything we can to help these people.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Olog-hai

Even when the kid, the parents, and the therapist all agree on it. This is pure totalitarianism.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Olog-hai

The APA constructively shut down research on preventing/curing homosexuality in the mid-70s when it took homosexuality off the DSM due to political pressure by homosexuals within and outside of the APA. They don’t WANT to cure homosexuality, so all the kids and young men who have same-sex attraction disorder have no choice but to adopt the sordid lifestyle of homosexuality.

Sad for those who would love to be cured and sad for moms and dads who know that their kid is taking it up the rear.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT by MikeyB806
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To: MikeyB806

The only way to cure a teenager of homosexuality is to praise his/her courageous decision and tell them you will support them any way you can, to even change the curtains in their room if that’s what they desire. It works even better if you are a conservative.

Teens rebel. The more you say no, the more they will go against you. It even includes going gay for the shock value. Once the groupthink gets control of the kid, it is over. Nothing you can do.

Supporting them confuses them. It makes them think about what they are doing and what the consequences are. To a point where they beg for therapy.

It works.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:49 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: MikeyB806

Thanks to that culture back in the 70s and 80s, we now have AIDs running rampant.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:39:18 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Olog-hai

Well, homosexuals are much more likely to think about suicide. Why blame it on the therapy?


13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:36:39 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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