Counseling Ban Before Committee
As many of you know, the left-wing activist lobby in Massachusetts is relentless, and the liberals on Beacon Hill will follow them wherever they lead. We have already seen this with the dangerous Bathroom and Locker Room Law, allowing men into women's and children's private spaces.
Now they are pushing our Legislators to pass House Bill 1190, which will prohibit any professional therapist, including pastors or religious counselors who hold a counseling license in the Commonwealth, from engaging in any therapy that "attempts or purports to impose change of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity." What does this mean?
This dangerous and unconstitutional law would interfere with the rights of parents, abandon children conflicted about their feelings, and limit the free speech and religious liberty rights of pastors or other religious therapists who wish to help those coping with unwanted sexual feelings of any kind. It would prevent any therapist from saying anything contrary to liberal ideology and require that they affirm behavior and feelings they--and their patients--may feel are harmful.
Most abhorently, it would charge any parent who didn't affirm a child's gender confusion with abuse, and allow the state Department of Children and Families to remove them from the home. So rather than allowing a gender confused kid to grow out of the issue, or receive counseling for it, the state would seize children whose parents don't go along with liberal ideology, essentially criminalizing Christian parenting.
We can STOP this Assault on our Freedoms. Email your legislators today.