Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/10/19  9:52 am
Commenter: Stephen Judy

Banning any counseling on unwanted same sex attraction IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Banning a counselor from counseling someone, whether adolescent or adult, on questions of same sex attraction, when the issue is whether the one being counseled, is seeking answers to questions about their sexuality and what to do about it - and thus providing the counseled person with only one direction in which to go is not just a violation of free speech, it is a violation of conscience. To require counselors to speak in only one direction is the same as tyranny as it is government restricting a person's right to hear all needed information in order to make informed decisions.  A thought or behavior is not made right simply because one is precluded from hearing the alternatives. That is called censorship.

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