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Hollywood Erases Hope

On November 9, a film with star power titled Boy Erased debuted.  It’s a direct attack on the idea that young people (or any) with unwanted same-sex desires are entitled to professional counseling.

The cast includes Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, who play Christian parents who coerce their 19-year-old son into what the film calls a “gay conversion therapy” program.

Not surprisingly, the media are promoting the film.

In a brief review, the Washington Post claimed that, “by one estimate, nearly 700,000 Americans have been subjected to what’s known as conversion therapy, a practice that attempts to change one’s sexual orientation and — without evidence of efficacy — is still legal in 41 states.”

Think they have an agenda? Why not frame it: “In nine states, clients’ constitutional rights have been violated by state laws preventing them from getting the professional counseling they need to help them recover their natural sexuality.  And In 14 states, parents are barred from securing licensed reparative therapy for their children.”

In his paper, “Are Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) Effective? Are They Harmful? What the Evidence Shows,” Family Research Council Senior Fellow for Policy Peter Sprigg summarizes: […]

Read the full story from The American Thinker

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