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3/19/19  12:41 pm
Commenter: Doug Harshbarger

Indoctrination or Counseling?

The health regulatory boards have labeled the practice of helping someone overcome unwanted same-sex attractions or gender dysphoria as “conversion therapy,” when in reality it should more rightly be characterized as “Biological Affirmation Counseling.” The Board's definition of "conversion therapy" is extremely obvious that they support double standards.  The key to what should guide the counselor is "why is the patient seeking counseling?"  Please not that we are talking about "unwanted" feelings.  What is so hard to understand?  Someone who is seeking help with something they want to overcome should be helped.  Please stop this "gag order!"

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