Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Could Also Protect Pedophiles

Rep. Jackie Speier, another enforcer for the Bay Area Gay Mafia sent to Congress by California’s Left, is hopping to her agenda by introducing a resolution that would ban psychological therapy to reorient gays’ sexuality — gay “conversion” therapy as it’s often called.

Under the pretense of protecting children, the resolution mirrors a law that sadly was passed earlier this year in California. The congressional resolution would require states to ban such therapy for minors even if the child or parents request it.

The ban on “sexual-orientation change efforts” is being touted as protecting gay children, but the language actually would ban all efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation, which critics have pointed out could legally cover pedophiles as well.

“It is the sense of Congress that sexual orientation and gender identity or expression change efforts directed at minors are … dangerous and harmful,” the resolution says. The phrase “sexual orientation” and other key phrases are never defined.

“This language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation including pedophilia,” said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute. “It’s not just the orientation that is protected, the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”

This is just the latest front in the war to normalize homosexuality and pave the way for normalization of pedophilia, incest and any other deviant form of sexuality. Speier, like most of the liberals elected from California, is a beneficiary of large contributions from gay groups that want to see their agenda accepted at the federal level.

A group of psychiatrists called B4U-Act has recently proposed a new definition of pedophilia for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association that calls pedophiles “minor-attracted people.”

In announcing her resolution, Speier had harsh words for conversion therapy proponents. “Let’s get this straight,” she said. “Being gay, lesbian (or) transgender is not a disease to be cured or a mental health issue to be treated.”

As proof, she brought along two gays who said they went through such therapy and failed to change.

But supporters of the therapies say they work if the patient is motivated to change.

Speier is right in that being gay is not a disease to be cured, as its defining characteristic is behavior. It is a lifestyle choice that exposes practitioners and their partners to diseases, social stigma and mental issues they would not likely otherwise face, and it is ultimately detrimental to the community as well.

As it is a choice, Speier’s legislation would prevent those who want help eliminating or controlling homosexual feelings for religious or moral reasons from getting it.

Why would the Left, the self-annointed champion of the downtrodden, want to prevent anyone from seeking any kind of help they need?

Because, as with immigration issues, gay issues are not seen by politicians as being about rights at all (though they readily use the language), but they are about building a faithful voting constituency that can be easily controlled. And part of that means recruiting and keeping new members, even if the Left has to indoctrinate children to do it.