The Michigan House To Consider The Freedom of Conscience Act!
The Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association and the Ethical Standards of the American School Counselor Association, which student counselors are obliged to follow as a curricular requirement of the university, mandate that counselors are not to allow their personal values to intrude into their professional work. Since Ms. Ward broke these standards, the school was correct in terminating her from her position.
Under House Bill 5040, public and private colleges, universities, junior colleges, and community colleges would be prohibited from disciplining or discriminating against a student in the counseling, social work, or psychology programs, because the student refused to serve a client whose goals conflicted with a student's sincerely held religious belief or moral convictions.
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Since: Sep 10
#1 Mar 17, 2012
The so-called "Freedom of conscience" act means sociopaths who don't have consciences have the freedom to openly hate others.
The idiots are trying to legalize open hatred of gays. Imagine if student said he had dated someone of a different "race" and the counselor had said, "'god' put the waters there to separate the races, and you're mongrelizing the white race". How would that be any different than what the counselor did to a gay student?
If a lawyer refused to work in his client's best interests, if the lawyer compromised a defendant's rights at a trial, the lawyer would be disbarred. Why should counselors or pharmacists be allowed to violate the rights and security of others because of their own personal bigotry and ignorance?
#2 Apr 2, 2012
Women and Minorities of all types will remember
And NOT vote for the GOP in November!
Pass it on.
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