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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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5/7/19  3:39 pm
Commenter: Janice Collins

Ban the inhumane treatment of gays

Can you imagine what It is like to live in a world where your entire self is considered as “other” or as “less than”. Banned from church, therefore God, beaten, spit on, denied the right to be yourself. Well that is what it is like to be gay. Some young people want to fit in, some parents believe they are helping their children beat a disease or some condition. Well I’m here to tell you that being gay is the same as having blue eyes. It is not a lifestyle or a choice. It is real. Praying away the gay does not work. Telling someone that the very essence of who they are is not acceptable is wrong. Worse it is against the Golden Rule that many religious folks say they adhere to. What did Jesus say is the most important thing - to love one another - He didn’t say pray away the gay. BAN this inhumane torture treatment.