Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/10/19  11:21 am
Commenter: Sharon Little, Southside Church

Support for the Right to Engage in Conversion Therapy

I feel very strongly that licensed counselors remain free to provide necessary care to help patients overcome their unwanted sexual feelings by affirming biological realities concerning males and females. Licensed practitioners should not be punished for providing legitimate, desired conversion therapy which is vital to the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of men, women, children, and teens who find themselves struggling with issues related to sex and sexuality. How dare we as a society strip our citizens of necessary medical care on the basis of subjective moral perspectives? Any civilized government which deems it necessary to punish the medical and therapeutic community for doing so raises the serious concern of overstepping its role as protector of freedom. Governments focused on punishing its citizens for adhering to selected worldviews and opinions strip themselves of their right and proper place in the public domain and instead become nothing more than vehicles for the indoctrination of continuously changing cultural shifts. 

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