California parents have to face schools who now encourage our children to be gender peculiar, but in the future will be forbidden to teach them otherwise by getting counseling for them, should the law “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts,(SOCE) get to our liberal governor Jerry Brown’s desk for a signature. The only thing the houses are doing at present is agreeing on the language of the law.
If both state houses can agree on the final language, the legislation, which would ban all sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) treatment for minors, will be sent to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature sometime in September. But, so far, there has been no indication from his office on whether he will sign the bill into law. ~ Jim Crogen Fox News
In the following news item there is a picture of homosexuals in front of the California State capital. The squeaky wheel tends to get the oil. We are challenged at Pink Apron Regiment to get believing women to pay attention to such issues and respond by taking action.
These homosexuals have invested themselves in their cause. Where are all the committed believing women who will face raising their children and grandchildren in that environment should the law pass. Why isn’t there a reciprocal group on the opposing corner, a devoted group of heterosexuals who chose to parent their children according to the Constitution?
Many of our shepherds have all but failed the flock. Let the world take care of the world, they say, politics have nothing to do with the church they say, just worry about the needy and the hungry they say…Gee, sounds exactly like the world. How they must revel in the lack of opposition they have to face.
We believers have become a moot point to most of the world, we have no power and no authority. Why? Very few believers even know what the bible teaches on the issues, and some would just as soon sit in a pew and wait for someone else to get their hands and hearts dirtied by the roe. No one is teaching them otherwise.
Woe to all of us.
California law barring parents from ‘curing’ gay children moves through legislature | Fox News.
Here is an excerpt of the bill amended on August 28, 2012
(k) The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2012 published an article in its journal, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, stating: “Clinicians should be aware that there is no evidence that sexual orientation can be altered through therapy, and that attempts to do so may be harmful. There is no empirical evidence adult homosexuality can be prevented if gender nonconforming children are influenced to be more gender conforming. Indeed, there is no medically valid basis for attempting to prevent homosexuality, which is not an illness. On the contrary, such efforts may encourage family rejection and undermine self-esteem, connectedness and caring, important protective factors against suicidal ideation and attempts. Given that there is no evidence that efforts to alter sexual orientation are effective, beneficial or necessary, and the possibility that they carry the risk of significant harm, such interventions are contraindicated.”
(l) The Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization, issued a statement in May of 2012 and in it the organization states: “These supposed conversion therapies constitute a violation of the ethical principles of health care and violate human rights that are protected by international and regional agreements.” The organization also noted that re
parative therapies “lack medical justification and represent a serious threat to the health and well-being of affected people.”
(m) Minors who experience family rejection based on their sexual orientation face especially serious health risks. In one study, lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs, and 3.4 times more likely to report having engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse compared with peers from families that reported no or low levels of family rejection. This is documented by Caitlin Ryan et al. in their article entitled Family Rejection as a Predictor of Negative Health Outcomes in White and Latino Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young Adults (2009) 123 Pediatrics 346.
(n) California has a compelling interest in protecting the physical and psychological well-being of minors, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, and in protecting its minors against exposure to serious harms caused by sexual orientation change efforts.
Here’s an update… amendments are pending.
||In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
||Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.