Following is an important opinion piece by our friend Gina Miller providing background about a court case that poses a direct threat to Americans’ freedom. The pro-homosexual Left–in this case the well-heeled “hate” manipulators at Southern Poverty Law Center–are attempting to use the courts to shut down ex-“gay” therapists–who help men and women overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. (Next they will be going after ex-“gay” ministries and church- or religiously-affiliated counselors.) Leftists are totalitarians at heart, as more and more they move to squelch dissent on the “gay” issue (in the name of “equality” and “protecting” people, of course–liberals know how to package their tyranny). This column first ran about a year ago in Renew America, an excellent website for patriots. Please do all you can to help JONAH and Chuck LiMandri’s Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, as literally is liberty are on the line in this case. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
February 16, 2014
By Gina Miller
As we continue to watch insanity reign in our nation on far too many levels, yet another activist federal judge, an Obama appointee who apparently does not know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, has overruled the will of the people in the State of Virginia and declared its ban on same-sex “marriage” to be “unconstitutional.” So continues the warped, vicious assault on truth, reason, the family and our freedoms.
We also have an example of what a Godless, morally relativistic university system produces. A third-year law student at Yale has written an opinion piece published on Wednesday in the New York Times. Jacob Victor’s column titled, “Ending ‘Gay Conversion’ for Good,” demonstrates the standard, leftist talking-point lies used against those who help people overcome unwanted same-sex attraction.
His piece begins:
These are lies. I am not aware of any therapists who guarantee conversion, any kind of therapists. When sin has a powerful hold on someone, it’s never easy to let it go, but it is possible. Countless people have escaped the grip of homosexuality and have gone on to live normal lives. To say that change from homosexuality is not possible is to lie.
As for Victor’s contention that “rigorous studies” have shown that reparative therapy causes suicidal behavior, depression, anxiety, drug use and promiscuity, the truth is that any time we embrace sin, which is behavior that contradicts God’s commands and His design for mankind, we are subjecting ourselves to all kinds of self-destructive potential. Homosexual behavior is particularly destructive, because of the special, sacred and spiritual nature of human sexuality, which is meant to be expressed between husband and wife. When that act is perverted, debased and abused, it becomes a monstrous force in the lives of the people who engage in it. It can be no other way, because homosexuality turns God-designed sexuality on its head, and it then becomes an evil, destructive force, and all those rotten things routinely manifest themselves in the lives of homosexuals at much higher rates than in heterosexuals.
These “rigorous studies” to which Victor refers are nothing more than politically motivated tripe. The truth is that if it becomes widely understood that homosexuality is not an immutable characteristic but a chosen behavior, then the entire homosexual agenda collapses upon the lies on which it was built. That is why we are seeing a hyper-aggressive assault on therapists who offer help for people who want to be free of homosexual attraction. While same-sex attraction itself may not be consciously chosen, due to various influences, including childhood sexual abuse, it most certainly is a choice when someone decides to act upon the attraction by engaging in the behavior.
In his deceit-laden column, Victor goes on to mention the November 2012 lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) against a small, nonprofit group in New Jersey, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH). The angle taken by the radical leftists at the SPLC is that JONAH has engaged in “consumer fraud” by claiming to be able to “cure” homosexuality, which is a flat-out lie, something JONAH has never done. The SPLC is using this lie in an attempt to shut down JONAH and discredit the legitimate efforts of others like them in helping people reduce or eliminate their homosexual attraction.
This is an evil, detestable attack on the God-given rights of the members of JONAH and those who seek their help. From JONAH’s website:
Do not underestimate the seriousness of this case and the horrible legal precedent implications to reparative therapists, counselors and other such groups across the nation if JONAH were to lose. Just because JONAH is clearly innocent of these accusations does not mean that a leftist court won’t rule unjustly against them.
Charles LiMandri and the other God-sent lawyers from the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) have stood up to defend JONAH from this un-American lawsuit. Both JONAH and the FCDF are non-profit groups that rely on generous donations to continue their work. I spoke on the phone today with Arthur Goldberg, the Co-Director of JONAH, and he expressed his deep gratitude to Mr. LiMandri and the FCDF for their invaluable assistance with this case. Without their help, JONAH could never afford a defense against the super-wealthy SPLC.
I ask that you please pray for JONAH and the FCDF that the Lord would protect them and give them the victory over this unjust legal assault at the hands of the radical leftist, hate-mongering SPLC. I also ask that if you’re able, to consider donating what you can to one or both groups. You can give to JONAH here, and to the FCDF here.
This article was posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 8:19 am and is filed under "Sexual Orientation"/"Gender Identity" and the Law, Christian Persecution, Freedom Under Fire, News. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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