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3/20/19  11:33 pm
Commenter: Erika Joyner

Ban Conversion Therapy
 

Therapy to convert someone away from something they were born with cannot possibly work.  A person's sexual orientation or gender identity are basic qualities that they are born with.  Conversion therapy is based on the mistaken theory that a person's sexual orientation or gender identity that deviates from the norm is an affliction.  Such therapy can only lead to feelings of shame and guilt and an externally derived sense of self.  Conversion therapy is misguided at best and seriously damaging at worst.  All children born are children of a gracious God who loves them all equally.  Can we not do the same?

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