Massachusetts Approves Bill Banning Faith-Based Counseling for Children Struggling with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

Massachusetts Approves Bill Banning Faith-Based Counseling for Children Struggling with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction ā€“ The state House of Representatives passed House Bill 4014 by an overwhelming vote of 137 to 14. The bill follows a similar pattern in other states, where homosexual activists label such counseling “conversion therapy” and demonize it as dangerous and unhealthy for children. Defenders of the professional counseling maintain that children who have been sexually abused, guided by their concerned parents, should have the legal right to seek the professional help they want. “This is a disappointment but not a surprise given how powerful the LGBTQ lobby is on Beacon Hill,” responds Andrew Beckwith, president of Massachusetts Family Institute. “The good news,” he adds, “is that the section of the bill that labeled biblical counseling on issues of human sexuality as ‘child abuse’ was dropped at the last minute.” The bill, however, still prohibits therapists from counseling children and their families, and MFI is now working with Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defending Freedom to challenge the bill.
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