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California Bans "Pray-Away-The-Gay" Therapy

xveganrox 1,489 221 October 1, 2012 at 12:09 PM
From ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStor...Gnlm03AeGM

Good on you, Jerry Brown. Every time I see a story like this that references this ridiculous "therapy" I get a fresh shock. It's amazing that there are people out there who want to subject children to this sort of psychological abuse. I hope other states follow California's lead.

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So wrong to ban any help a parent wants to get their child.
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So wrong to ban any help a parent wants to get their child.
So you're in favor of taxpayer funded (Medicaid) faith healing?
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So you're in favor of taxpayer funded (Medicaid) faith healing?
NO I am in FAVOR of the PARENT paying for the therapy or the insurance to cover it.
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NO I am in FAVOR of the PARENT paying for the therapy or the insurance to cover it.
So what if that parent subjects his child to "treatment" which causes damage?

That OK with you?
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So wrong to ban any help a parent wants to get their child.
Yes, even those parents that want to "help" their children by putting them through torturous "therapy" to brainwash them into thinking there's something "wrong" with them that can be "fixed" through prayer. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) vomit

Child abuse disguised as "therapy" like this crap should be banned. I'm all in favor of this law and I sincerely hope more states are going to follow with similar laws of their own.
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From ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStor...Gnlm03AeGM

Good on you, Jerry Brown. Every time I see a story like this that references this ridiculous "therapy" I get a fresh shock. It's amazing that there are people out there who want to subject children to this sort of psychological abuse. I hope other states follow California's lead.
So is this for State paid "treatment" or private paid "treatment" too?
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So wrong to ban any help a parent wants to get their child.
I'm not sure you read the article - if you did, you're saying you support child abuse?
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So is this for State paid "treatment" or private paid "treatment" too?
Both, because the wrongness of child abuse doesn't hinge on whether or not it's funded by the state or not.
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So is this for State paid "treatment" or private paid "treatment" too?
It prohibits all mental health practitioners from "treating" anyone under 18, public or private.
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Both, because the wrongness of child abuse doesn't hinge on whether or not it's funded by the state or not.
Certainly one could argue whether this is "abuse" or not, and if it's a private setting, at what point do you stop telling parents what they can do/attempt to do with their children? If California residents take their children to Nevada for "treatment" do they subsequently get fine, have their children taken away, nothing?
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I'm not sure you read the article - if you did, you're saying you support child abuse?
I don't see any child abuse in the article at all.
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So wrong to ban any help a parent wants to get their child.
I agree, which is why I have no problem with this ban.
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It prohibits all mental health practitioners from "treating" anyone under 18, public or private.
Overreach of the State IMO; unless the "treatment" is abusive or affects the medical well being of the child, they should be allowed to practice, no matter if people disagree with the practice in general.
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Certainly one could argue whether this is "abuse" or not, and if it's a private setting, at what point do you stop telling parents what they can do/attempt to do with their children? If California residents take their children to Nevada for "treatment" do they subsequently get fine, have their children taken away, nothing?

Yes this is a parents choice not the governments PERIOD. Thank GOD I do not live there,
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