Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's Dream of ****Californication.***.. The FALL of a GOLDEN STATE...
On April 17, 2013, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments to determine the fate of California's law to ban sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy for minors. Among the three-judge panel are two democratically appointed judges from Presidents Clinton and Obama, and one libertarian-leaning justice appointed by late President Reagan.
While most of the mainstream media failed to wait until the actual hearing to publish stories, sticking to their usual talking points that SOCE is "harmful" and "discredited" and that every "major mental health association is against it," the Los Angeles Times piece actually shed some light on the tone of the hearing.
I expressed my concern that the congresswoman should at least meet with those persons she seeks to marginalize in this resolution – that is, former homosexuals and persons with unwanted same-sex attractions.
But according to her office, the congresswoman does not recognize persons who experience SSA but do not identify as gay. Apparently, her office was also unaware that former homosexuals are now a protected class in Washington, D.C. Speier's refusal to meet with and recognize former homosexuals is now treading into a case of sexual orientation discrimination.
In fact, just a few years ago a group of ex-gays, myself included, met with Joseph Wheeler, Attorney for the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, who agreed with the 2009 Washington D.C. Superior Court ruling that ex-gays are a legally protected class (PFOX v. Government of the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights). While Rep. Speier and a handful of state legislatures continue to promote falsehoods about SOCE, pedophiles such as convicted former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky will continue to molest boys, some of whom will develop homosexual inclinations as a result. In fact, a 2012 study in the peer-reviewed, scientific journal Child Abuse and Neglect found that "gay/lesbian respondents had higher odds of exposure to child abuse."
But you'll never hear of that research, nor will you see any of the hundreds of other studies over the last 100 years that demonstrate some men and women can and do change from homosexual to heterosexual. So we wait for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to decide if California will apply the same standard to youth who want to change their sexual orientation as they do for transgender youth who seek counsel to change their gender.
While transgender youth might not be paying their surgeon to "break the spell of aging," California could prove to be "sicker than the rest" and give gay activists exactly what they're craving: no choice, no freedom, and no way out of unwanted same-sex attractions.
For a group that has fought so many years for tolerance and equality, this tyrannical direction by the LGBT lobby may backfire on them. As Nietzche once said: "Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one."