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Guidance Document Change: Consistent with the established position of the NASW, the Board considers “conversion therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts” to be services that have the potential to be a danger to clients, especially minors. Thus, under regulations governing practitioners licensed or registered by the Board, practicing conversion therapy/sexual orientation change efforts with minors could result in a finding of misconduct and disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant.
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5/10/19  4:55 pm
Commenter: Edward Hara, Committee Chair, Life Committee, KofC Council 8600

Listen to science, not emotions
 

Sirs and Madams:

When a thing is created, it has certain purpose. One does not use a hammer for cleaning glass. That is not its purpose.  We see by the construction of a thing what its purpose is. This is called "Natural Law Theory"

Male and female were created to unite and bring forth life. We see this from the construction of the human body and the function of the reproductive organs. In order for the human body to work properly within this function, the wonderful computer that runs the body - the mind - must also be working properly and give the proper signals to the body. Same sex attraction is not the proper signal, and many people who realize this struggle with their same sex attraction and their desire to overcome it.  To in any way restrict these people who are looking for help with their thoughts and attractions would be to do them a great disservice.

I urge you to avoid passing any regulations which would hinder so-called "conversion therapy" simply on the basis that militant homosexuals do not like this. Science - the reality that our bodies are made to function according to their construction - and not distorted emotions, should be that which rules our judgments.