NJ governor to sign ban on gay conver...

NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

There are 91 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Aug 19, 2013, titled NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#92 Aug 22, 2013
_hojo_ wrote:
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I have not tried it because I'm happy as a heterosexual man. Why would I try conversion therapy to become a fag? I'm not sure but would have to guess they do not offer a service to convert straight men to queers. I wonder how they would even go about it. Maybe strap you to a chair and make you watch Will and Grace.
I never suggested you try it to turn gay. Such therapies don't work and don't exist. Just as they don't work in turning any one heterosexual.

That was the point.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#93 Aug 22, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Yes there is more to a person than their sexuality. Now explain why it is you only look at that part in judging someone's character.
Explain to me why you think I do. You have issues that steer your thought.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#95 Aug 22, 2013
Yup. Gov. Christie signed the bill to ban it. Conversion therapy now history. GOOD!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#96 Aug 22, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
Yup. Gov. Christie signed the bill to ban it. Conversion therapy now history. GOOD!
Now it should also be done in the other 49 states (Including the roughly 16 that nobody ever heard of before). Some New York Assemblymen have already introduced such a bill, but I don't know what stage it's at yet.

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#97 Aug 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
You don't need a medical degree to see that homosexuality is abnormal.
Uh, yeah, you DO, actually. Especially when everyone who DOES have a medical degree disagrees with you. You don't just get to invent your own medical body of knowledge.

What else don't you have proper training or certification in, which you make uneducated assertions about? If you don't have ASE certification, should I let you work on my transmission? If you're not a DDS, should I be comfortable letting you drill a hole in my tooth? If you don't speak Japanese, should I hire you to translate for my grandmother?

Do you know what else is "abnormal"? Red hair is abnormal. Left handers are abnormal. Geniuses are abnormal. How should they be treated?

When you use the word "abnormal", you're meaning "unacceptable" or "broken". Science and medicine simply means "variant". Humans come in a wide variety. "Different" doesn't necessarily mean "bad".
Wondering wrote:
That said, there is more to a person than his/her sexual preference. Perhaps you're 6% sick and 94% normal.
There IS a lot more to a person than their sexual preference. For example, there's how much they obsess over OTHER people's sexual preferences. Maybe you should find a hobby that pertains to something of interest in YOUR life, rather than focusing on how you can shame other people for being different from you, or for enjoying something which you don't enjoy.

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#98 Aug 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Explain to me why you think I do. You have issues that steer your thought.
Wow are you really that clueless? Would you ask a black man or woman the same question? A woman who was raped?

I've faced discrimination, violent attacks on my person and attacks on my home, property and family members and you wonder why I feel the way I do?

Let me ask you why you have the issues you hold?

Did I ever harm your family? Did I ever pass laws against you and your children? The answer is no yet you have a grudge against me.

Have I ever attacked anyone for being heterosexual?

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“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#99 Aug 22, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Explain to me why you think I do. You have issues that steer your thought.
50 years of facing homophobic discrimination.

Now your turn. What issues do you have with me that steer your actions against every gay and lesbian?

What steers your need to discriminate against other citizens?

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#100 Aug 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Now it should also be done in the other 49 states (Including the roughly 16 that nobody ever heard of before). Some New York Assemblymen have already introduced such a bill, but I don't know what stage it's at yet.
already banned in Calif.

Since: Jun 13

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#102 Aug 27, 2013
Queers should not be allowed to adopt children. It's disgusting that it is allowed since it is likely they will only molest the child. Not to mention there are good homes with normal parents prepared to raise kids with good values and not homos looking to diddle them and teach them that fudgpacking is OK. I find it disgusting to think about another man ramming another man in his rear end. I fail to see how that is normal and I do not care how anyone reacts to this statement. We all think it but few are brave enough to say it. It's nasty and immoral. God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.
Lamer

Hopkins, MN

#103 Aug 27, 2013
god to love (or laugh at) the religious crazies of topix...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#104 Aug 27, 2013
_hojo_ wrote:
I find it disgusting to think about another man ramming another man in his rear end.
And yet you apparently can't stop thinking about it.....

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