Skip to comments.Gov. Christie Signs Discrimination Into Law
Posted on 08/20/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Despite his concerns about [the] government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a ban on ex-gay therapy for minors, thereby committing an outrageous act against both the people of New Jersey and his own Catholic faith.
Buying into the standard gay activist talking points, Christie explained that on issues of medical treatment for children we must look to experts in the field to determine the relative risks and rewards, because of which he felt this government intrusion into doctor-patient relationships was justified.
As for Christies personal views, he stated that, I've always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual. And so I think if someone is born that way it's very difficult to say then that's a sin. But I understand that my church says that, but for me personally I don't look at someone who is homosexual as a sinner.
New Jersey is now the second state to sign a ban on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) for those under 18, even with parental consent, following California (surprise!), although the California bill has already been challenged in the courts.
On a practical level, this means that a 17-year-old girl who was raped at the age of 14 and now feels a repulsion towards men and an attraction towards women cannot seek professional help to get to the root of her feelings, even if her parents back her decision.
That same young woman, however, would be allowed to seek professional help to develop her lesbian identity, even without the backing of her parents.
This is equality under the law? This is tolerance? This is a victory in the war against bigotry and discrimination?
And if this same young woman lived in California and was convinced that she was actually a boy trapped in a girls body, she could now choose to use the boys bathroom and even play on the boys basketball team, without any scientific diagnosis required.
In fact, it would be perfectly legal for her to undergo hormone therapy to help make her more masculine, soon to be followed by sex-change surgery. Yet if she said, For many reasons, Im uncomfortable with my same-sex attractions, it would be illegal for her to receive counseling. What kind of madness is this?
Gender is now entirely subjective, based on nothing more than ones personal perceptions, while sexual and romantic attractions are allegedly innate and immutable. Put another way, you are not necessarily born male or female, despite the biological and chromosomal evidence, and you can change from male to female. But you are born gay, and you cannot possibly change to straight.
What about all those who claim to have changed sexual orientation?
They are to be vilified, mocked, discounted, and silenced. In fact, they can be freely discriminated against, as Grammy Award winner and gospel superstar Donnie McClurkin just learned when Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray disinvited him from performing at a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream.
Why? Because he broke one of todays biggest PC commandments, namely, Thou shalt not be ex-gay, which McClurkin is, which means that being gay is not innate and immutable. (This would have to be admitted, at least for some people.)
Yet the McClurkins of this world are now ignored (and worse) while testimony from someone like Brielle Goldani (born a male), which was apparently fabricated based on a movie script, helped push the New Jersey ban through.
What about the overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating clearly that SOCE is harmful and destructive? It doesnt exist.
Christie relied on a study conducted by a task force appointed by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2007 which concluded that efforts to change sexual orientation are unlikely to be successful and involve some risk of harm, contrary to the claims of SOCE practitioners and advocates.
Yet this task force consisted entirely of gay activist psychologists and their allies, which would be the equivalent of asking Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to head a study of whether racial discrimination against blacks existed in America or asking Al Gore and Greenpeace to investigate whether man-made global warming existed.
In fact, gay activist bias in the APA has become so extreme that no less a figure than Dr. Nicholas Cummings, a past president of the APA, has become an outspoken critic of the attack on SOCE, arguing in a recent USA Today editorial that, A political agenda shouldnt prevent gays and lesbians who desire to change from making their own decisions.
Dr. Cummings states that he personally helped hundreds of homosexuals change their orientation to heterosexual while helping many others attain a happier and more stable homosexual lifestyle. (Cummings, it should be noted, is a self-described life-long liberal who supports same-sex marriage.)
He writes that contending that all same-sex attraction is immutable is a distortion of reality. Attempting to characterize all sexual reorientation therapy as unethical violates patient choice and gives an outside party a veto over patients goals for their own treatment.
He adds that, Whatever the situation at an individual clinic, accusing professionals from across the country who provide treatment for fully informed persons seeking to change their sexual orientation of perpetrating a fraud serves only to stigmatize the professional and shame the patient.
Gov. Christie has now become party to government intrusion on doctor-patient relationships, thereby serving as a useful pawn of the gay activist agenda, perhaps to his temporary political gain.
But when common sense and compassion prevail again, Gov. Christies decision will only serve to stigmatize and shame him.
You will remember that those other “socialists” - the ones in the former Soviet Union - defined a number of their disserters as being insane. Thus, we are seeing a repeat of that practice here in the U.S. The psychologists know better, don’t you know?
Then it is NOT your church, wolf; and you are not one of the flock.
Is Christie liberal or conservative?
This type of law is a liberal’s dream. Now we are putting into the law that you can’t seek treatment for your kids who feel some same-sex attraction?
You would seek treatment for your kids for a whole host of other problems, including if your kids were having sexual problems of any other kind. Yet, here we’re putting homosexuality up on a pedestal, saying that you can’t treat it.
The homosexual community is always pushing the envelope. They don’t want to live and let live, they want to impose themselves into every situation in life.
And what about the issue of choice? On the abortion issue, for example, we’re told by the liberals that it should be a woman’s choice to seek an abortion.
But on this issue, choices of what to do with your child are severely restricted. The liberals on this issue are taking away choice to deal with the issue as we see fit.
Kispry Kreme is a statist douchebag. He’s not a Christian, and he’s not a conservative. Can you imagine if the government said you could not seek help for your child’s OCD, autism?
This is completely insane. An insane violation of basic free commerce. Now people cannot even seek the desired medical treatment? This is similar to banning fat camps or AA.
Can you imagine him outlawing treatment for any other form of mental illness? Like sex change operations for “confused” individuals?
-As for Christies personal views, he stated that, I’ve always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual. And so I think if someone is born that way it’s very difficult to say then that’s a sin. But I understand that my church says that, but for me personally I don’t look at someone who is homosexual as a sinner.-
I’ve always wanted to ask people that “believe” this, why they came to that conclusion.
Beyond that, what the heck do these opinions and beliefs have to do with the bill he signed? NOTHING! Nature or nurture, sin or virtue is irrelevant. You have imposed your obviously ill-conceived notions on the psychological community which does include religious counseling Mr. Christie.
Why some of my fellow republicans want to nominate this RINO is beyond me.
Actually, being a homosexual isn’t considered a “sin” by the Catholic Church. Acting upon your homosexual tendencies — committing homosexual acts — is considered sinful by the Church.
The battle for truth in our world today is lost one definition at a time.
He’ll pay dearly when election comes around. Despite what the news media says, there are still a lot of people out there who know perversion is unnatural and to interfere with telling young impressionable kids that is wrong.
Perhaps a civil rights lawsuit against the Governor's person might open his eyes.
Behold the GOPe candidate facing Hillary in 2016...
Well, he’d be the first president since Big Bill Taft to get stuck in the White House bath tub. We certainly could use some comic relief about now.
>Why some of my fellow republicans want to nominate this RINO is beyond me.<
That is easily explained — some of your fellow republicans are also of the RINO persuasion.
-That is easily explained some of your fellow republicans are also of the RINO persuasion.-
Yesss, I’ve heard of Jeb Bush. Bless his heart.