Friday, December 16, 2016

California MassResistance Weighs in on Malta's Ban on Reparative Therapy

Reparative therapy for individuals struggling with same-sex attraction has come a long way.

It is no longer abusive or harmful. The therapy does not attack the body or try physical means like sensory aversion. The new therapies deal with emotional hurts and lies which young people suffered, and never resolved into adulthood.

Reparative therapy has gotten a bad rap because of the lying homosexual activists determined to normaliz a perversion. True reparative therapy is not even about changing people's identities, but dealing with the pain and trauma--oftentimes, child molestation--which has afflicted young men.

What is the harm in exposing those hurts and bringing restoration to young men and women?

LifeSiteNews reported on the radical and unfortunate steps taken by the Maltese governnment, which has banned reparative therapy.

VALLETTA, Malta, December 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Legislators in the island nation of Malta have prescribed jail time for any counselor who seeks to help a client with same-sex desires overcome his or her unwanted attractions.

The Maltese Parliament unanimously passed the Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Bill into law on Tuesday. The new law states that counseling an LGBTQ person away from their chosen sexual orientation is "deceptive and harmful."

The penalty for therapists or anyone, apparently including counseling pastors, who "attempts to change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation" is up to €5,000 ($5,400) or five months in jail.

Notice that this law is a direct attack on religious liberty, on Freedom of speech.

This development is very troubling.

California MassResistance Director Arthur Christopher Schaper told LifeSiteNews that the new Malta law violates the rights of same-sex attracted people. “The truth is, individuals have every right to deal with SSA, and no state should prevent that,” he said.

“Individuals who struggle with same-sex attraction are people who have been harmed or neglected during their upbringing, who are trying to deal with unmet emotional and psychological needs,” Schaper explained. “In more severe cases, patients are struggling to overcome the emotional scars which results from sexual abuse.”

“Reparative therapy for same-sex attraction is neither immoral nor dangerous to patients,” Schaper said. “Banning reparative therapy actually makes it more difficult for people to deal with trauma from their youth.”

In fact, Schaper says the Malta law and similar reparative therapy bans in the U.S. are Orwellian thought control. “Reparative therapy bans are an incremental form of tyranny, a further, totalitarian overreach of the state into individual liberty and identity.”

Check out these statements from Dr. David Pickup if you need any more information:


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