The 1 forbidden alternate lifestyle

By Joseph Farah

California Gov. Jerry Brown is almost certain to sign into law a bill passed by the legislature that will make it illegal for young homosexuals who want to become heterosexual from choosing psychotherapy.

I want you to think about this: The same-sex lobby has become so politically potent that it will soon be illegal in California for minor homosexuals who aren’t happy about their lifestyle to seek psychological help to change.

However, consider that it is not illegal in California to:

  • choose mutilating medical help to change from one sex to another – in fact, it is encouraged with taxpayer funding;
  • choose medical injections of chemicals to provide the illusion of change from one sex to another – in fact, it is encouraged with taxpayer funding;
  • choose therapy to change from heterosexual to homosexual.

It’s also mandatory in California schools to indoctrinate children into the belief that homosexuality is cool and not a “sin,” as the Bible clearly states.

I remember when the so-called “gay liberation movement” began in the 1970s, the public was told it was about “a lifestyle choice.” But California is about to ban the practice of any therapy for those who would freely choose to leave the homosexual lifestyle.

It turns out “choice” is not all it’s cracked up to be for the lesbian-bisexual-gay-transgendered fascists, after all. Now there seems to be a determined effort to ensure a choice to live a heterosexual lifestyle is made more difficult – and to convince all homosexuals and lesbians that they really have no choice at all.

And what is the rationale of the legislation?

Democrat State Sen. Ted Lieu explained that ex-gay therapy “really is junk science.”


It was only a generation ago that, under political pressure, the American Psychological Association changed its classification of homosexuality as a mental illness.

“The entire house of medicine has rejected this phony and sham therapy,” said Lieu.

Yet, if that were true, there would be no need to ban its practice. If there weren’t a market for the therapy, why would legislation banning it be necessary? If there weren’t practitioners making a living serving those who willingly seek out such therapy, what would be the point of a prohibition?

Lieu also says such therapy can cause guilt, shame and, in some cases, suicide. Really? So now anything that causes guilt or shame about one’s sexual practices should be outlawed? And isn’t it true that the suicide rate for open, practicing homosexuals is much higher than for the general population? I wonder what the suicide rate will be among those who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle but can’t get professional help to do so. Have Lieu and the Democrat-dominated California Legislature thought that one through? Or are some lives just more important than others?

It’s really astonishing how fast America’s morals have changed – and how easy it is for the cultural revolutionaries to do a 180 on the rhetoric about “choice” they once embraced.

Remember when the justification for “gay liberation” was simply that it was nobody’s business what people did in the privacy of their own bedrooms?

Now it’s everyone’s business.

How long will it be before California and other similarly “progressive” states decide it’s a hate crime merely to teach your own kids that government-promoted sexual lifestyles are immoral? How long will it be before California and other similarly “progressive” states decide it’s a hate crime for clergy to refuse to perform same-sex marriages?

You might say those are absurd notions.

But if you have been around as long as I have, you will recognize that the notion of same-sex marriage was absurd just a decade ago.

And, again, I can’t help wonder how these “progressives” are going to be able to resist the growing popularity of polygamy in light of their assent to these sexual fads.

I lived in California for 25 years. I loved it for much of that time. But now I consider myself fortunate indeed to have escaped with my sanity and my values intact.

It truly has become the “land of fruits and nuts.”

And as California goes, so goeth the Democratic Party.

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