Do Not Impose Totalitarian Restrictions on Parents and Counselors
I am a retired school principal with a permanent license to be a superintendent of schools or K-12 principal in the state of New York. To prohibit parents and counselors from helping children to overcome same-sex attraction or other disordered inclinations (such as pornography addiction) is a form of totalitarianism:
- Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education and care of their children.
- Some young people may have attractions they desire to change or moderate. Others may simply desire counseling to live a chaste life. In either instance, there should be options for families to make informed decisions.
- A ban would deny families the religious freedom to seek counseling aligned with their faith.