Disgraceful ‘Jerry Sandusky law’ blocked

By: Matt Barber

It’s a good rule of thumb that if the mainstream media and liberal  blogosphere remain silent on an otherwise newsworthy event, such event doesn’t  bode well for them.

That’s exactly what happened just before Christmas. The 9th Circuit Court of  Appeals, no bastion of conservatism, blocked California’s outrageous ban on “sexual orientation” change therapy (SB 1172) when it granted civil-rights firm  Liberty Counsel’s request for an injunction pending appeal in Pickup v. Brown.

Though this is by no means the last word on the matter, it is, nonetheless, a  tremendous interim victory for true freedom of choice, self-determination and  the mental and spiritual health of countless children who struggle with sexual  confusion.

Permanently trashing this trashy law – which is nothing but a cheap,  politically motivated attack on children, families and licensed therapists – is  critical. SB 1172 is a thinly veiled attempt to further the radical  homosexualist agenda under the cynical guise of protecting other people’s  children.

To make matters worse, the law is rooted in junk science. It is, as federal  Judge William B. Shubb noted in a previous decision, “based on questionable and  scientifically incomplete studies that may not have included minors.”

Judge Shubb was being generous in his assessment.

The critical importance of stopping SB 1172 and similar legislation springing  up elsewhere becomes especially clear when one considers that such sexual  confusion is frequently caused by sexual molestation at the hands of homosexual  pedophiles like Jerry Sandusky (hence the moniker: “Jerry Sandusky laws”).

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for  instance, have  found that “gay” men are “at least three times more likely to report CSA  (childhood sexual abuse).”

Furthermore, the Archives of Sexual Behavior determined in a 2001 study that  nearly half of all “gay”-identified men who participated in research were  molested by a homosexual pedophile: “46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent  of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same  gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of  heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same  gender.”

The connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is undeniable.

This arbitrary and capricious Sandusky law, which was scheduled to take  effect on Jan. 1, 2013, would have banned any counseling to minors seeking to  diminish or eliminate unwanted same-sex sexual attractions, behaviors or  identity. It would have forced counselors to violate their oath to “do no harm,” compelling them to advise sexually confused children to adopt a “gay identity” they reject.

This is unethical, immoral and, frankly, just plain un-American.

On Wednesday, Liberty Counsel filed its Opening  Brief at the 9th Circuit. When the court halted the law from going into  effect, it also set an expedited briefing schedule. The state of California will  have to file its brief by Jan. 30. After that time, Liberty Counsel will file  its Reply Brief, and then oral argument will be scheduled. In the meantime, SB  1172 will remain blocked by the order of the court of appeals.

So, the good news is that, at least for now, sexually confused children can  continue working toward the positive change they desire.

“The minors we represent have not and do not want to act on same-sex  attractions, nor do they want to engage in such behavior. They are greatly  benefiting from counseling,” Mathew D. Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty  Counsel, told the district court during oral argument on the motion for a  preliminary injunction. “These minors have struggled with same-sex attraction  and have been able to reduce or eliminate the stress and conflict in their lives  by receiving counseling that best aligns with their religious and moral values,” said Staver.

The other good news is that, for those who desire it, change is indeed  possible. Even homosexual activists will admit as much when they think no one is  watching.

“Sexuality is fluid,” acknowledges a GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight  Education Network) sponsored “Prideworks” seminar  for teens. It “can change over time.”

As devastating an admission as this is to the larger left’s discredited “born  that way” meme, my friend and fellow pro-family advocate Linda Harvey caught  both GLSEN and the radical group PLFAG (Parents, Families and Friends of  Lesbians and Gays) making an even more shocking confession.

In a recent WND column headlined “LGBT  double-talk on ‘change,’” Harvey wrote: “From the 2008 Prideworks  conference, here’s a section of one of the handouts, still available online,  discussing the Klein scale of sexual attraction:

“‘Klein’s research and the experience of many people indicates that sexual  identity can be fluid (at least for some people), and can change from one period  of a person’s life to another. A person’s identity may move to a new position on  the continuum; that is,

“‘a heterosexual may change to a bisexual or homosexual identity;

“‘a bisexual may change to a homosexual or heterosexual identity;

“‘a homosexual may change to a bisexual or heterosexual identity.’ (Emphasis added)

“Then there’s the GLSEN-backed manual, ‘Tackling Gay Issues in School,’ in  use since 1999,” continued Harvey. “Page 45, in a lesson plan for high schoolers  and older, says:

“‘In dealing with sexuality, it is important to realize that orientation,  behavior and identity are all separate entities and will overlap in different  ways for each person. Orientation, behavior and identity may also be fluid over  time.’

“So then, what’s the problem with changing from homosexual to heterosexual?  Doesn’t sound here as though they believe it’s harmful at all,” Harvey  concluded.

Of course it’s not harmful; and they know it.

In fact, it’s quite helpful – perhaps even lifesaving – when one considers,  for instance, that, according to the CDC, one-in-five “gay” identified men and  adolescents in major American cities will end up infected with HIV/AIDS, and  millions more will also contract many other sexually transmitted diseases or  suffer drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence disproportionately  associated with the “gay deathstyle.”

So, to borrow loosely from the bag of tired leftist clichés: Homofascists,  keep your laws off our kids! Ex-”gays” are here, they’re no longer queer, get  used to it!

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/disgraceful-jerry-sandusky-law-blocked/#xgq1bxC7ZUGveOI5.99

About The Author Matt Barber:
Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)

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