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3/20/19  4:46 pm
Commenter: Rev. Seth Wispelwey, United Church of Christ

Anti-queer policies and practices harm and kill. Ban conversion therapy.
 

We transform lives, our communities, and our world through open and affirming love. Conversion therapy runs counter to this transformation - it is a desecration and destruction of who and how people are created to be, integrated within and without.  The science is in and the real costs of ignoring it come thick and fast with the exponentially higher self-harm/suicide rates of queer youth who have been rejected for who they are and subjected to conversion therapy.  Do the right thing - holding you all in the light as you choose to do so.

Rev. Seth Wispelwey

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Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions. There is virtually no reliable evidence that sexual orientation can be changed and medical bodies warn that conversion therapy practices are ineffective and potentially harmful.

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