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3/19/19  9:11 pm
Commenter: Christopher Booth

Keep religion out of medicine. Conversion Therapy is sanctioned abuse.

Tell me what God, who so creates their child in their image, wants that child tortured for being the way God created them?

Freedom of religion is important, but in no way does spiritual practice contribute to medicinal science. Conversion therapy is a way to abuse children under the guise of "helping" them. I am asking my state to prevent practices in which children could be subjected to torture all under the guise of "curing" a mental illness. Being gay is not a mental illness. Being trans is not a mental illness. There is no scientific evidence supporting that being a member of the LGBT+ community is somehow a condition that needs to be solved.

Support counseling. Support school clubs and guidance counselors. Do not allow practicioners of fairy tales to torture children.

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