Group fights bill to declare gay conv...

Group fights bill to declare gay conversion therapy a fraud

There are 8 comments on the Newms360.com story from Jun 12, 2018, titled Group fights bill to declare gay conversion therapy a fraud. In it, Newms360.com reports that:

A California bill that would declare gay conversion therapy a fraudulent practice is being fought by hundreds of people who said Tuesday the legislation could infringe on their religious freedom. "I did not want to be gay," Jim Doman, a pastor who said the therapy helped him to marry his wife and have children.

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Gordon

Clackamas, OR

#5 Jun 13, 2018
I applaud Pastor Jim Doman!!!

He is proof that homosexuals can be cured and become normal productive members of society.

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Gordon

Clackamas, OR

#6 Jun 13, 2018
Conversion therapy is only effective if the homosexual truly wants to become normal and is willing to work the program.

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Mitt s Polygamous Stances

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jun 13, 2018
And if he or she is bisexual and/or self hating....

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#10 Jun 14, 2018
Well, that's unsupported nd unsupportable BS--like all your posts.
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All people are born straight. It is like becoming blind at age 4 if the mom pokes out the eyes or at 18 from drug abuse causing the blindness. Cause in effect.(typed as intended)

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Rainbow Kid

New York, NY

#11 Jun 14, 2018
Gordon wrote:
I applaud Pastor Jim Doman!!!

He is proof that homosexuals can be cured and become normal productive members of society.
Yours is a combination of the repetitious Big Lies that get religious gaslighters in trouble with the law

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#12 Jun 14, 2018
"I did not want to be gay," Jim Doman, a pastor who said the therapy helped him to marry his wife and have children. "Please do not take away professional help programs that have helped people like me."

The program is not "professional help," it's religious garbage with no basis in professional medical or psychological reality. It is no more valid than voodoo.It is not supported by ANY mainstream medical or psychological professionals or organizations. NONE. Not only is the practice not supported, but it is greatly discouraged because of it's great potential to be psychologically damaging.

The program didn't "help" you, it reinforced your internalized shame to the point where you now want to project that shame on anyone else who is gay. You were so distressed by your shame of being gay, that you were desperate enough to believe that religious garbage in the form of "therapy" could actually change your orientation.

You want so badly to believe this "therapy" actually worked, that you have temporarily convinced yourself that it has. Like many other's who have been subjected, or subjected themselves to the fraudulent quackery known as "conversion therapy," you're in a state of denial. Eventually, you will realize there is no such thing as "conversion" to another sexual orientation. If you were gay or bisexual, you still are, no matter how hard you pretend and deny.

With any luck, some day you may also realize that being gay is not something to be ashamed of or needs "conversion" in the first place. Hopefully your "wife" will forgive you and realize that you've been a victim of archaic religious ignorance and bigotry that caused you to marry her in order to convince yourself that you're no longer gay.

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Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#16 Jun 14, 2018
Jim Doman is just one of many who have been brainwashed by a homophobic society into believing he's wrong for being gay. Intelligent people don't buy that crap.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#18 Jun 14, 2018
"Conversion therapy" doesn't work at all. Not one documented case shows a gay person becoming a hetero person. Moreover, it's done by non-professionals who are practicing "medicine" without a license. And the worst of it is, kids are often forced into it.
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It is like an alcoholic or crackhead saying that therapy does not work, when he does not show up for it.

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