I pledge to ignite conversations to stop gay conversion therapyPledge
Gay children are being degraded, demeaned and demoralized into believing that being gay is a choice and they can be cured from their homosexuality. The problem is it does not work and has been shown to cause mental and emotional problems that can potentially destroy a child's life.
"Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered is not a disease to be cured or a mental illness that requires treatment," Speier said Wednesday at a press conference while unveiling the "Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution." "Any effort to change sexual orientation is not medicine, it's quackery, and we should not be supporting it with taxpayer dollars. "The non-binding resolution declares that "sexual orientation and gender identify or expression change efforts directed at minors are discredited and ineffective, have no legitimate therapeutic purpose, and are dangerous and harmful." It was cosponsored by Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.).
Scientists agree sexuality is not a choice, therefore treating it as a sickness is simply abusive. Junk science kills, we have a responsibility to stop it and stop the abuse it leads to.
Take a second, take the pledge and work with us to stop this abuse.
Working together we can make life better for so many and save a lot of unnecessary suicides.
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