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Christopher Doyle analyzes the CA court arguments to ban ‘sexual orientation change efforts’

June 27, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

April 22, 2013

Excerpts from Doyle’s article “Pedophile Jerry Sandusky’s Dream of Californication” on the Christian Post website: … “[9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge in San Francisco] Kozinsky went on to say: ‘We don’t have any compelling evidence’ that SOCE therapy should be banned. ‘Point me to the one piece of evidence we can call compelling saying that this causes harm.’”

“The truth is, there is no scientific evidence that SOCE causes harm or is ineffective for minors. While major mental health organizations have made this claim, they have no data to back it up. Instead, some have cited research that shows homosexual youth are more likely to experience poorer outcomes when rejected by their families.”

“For example, a 2009 study in Pediatrics found that minors who experience family rejection based on their sexual orientation face especially serious health risks and that such youth were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, and 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs compared with peers from families that reported no or low levels of family rejection.”

“However, this study did not examine outcomes of minors in SOCE. But LGBT-activist committees within major medical and mental health associations are using it to advance their agenda. It is also being peddled in several state bills, as well as in California Rep. Jackie Speier’s resolution in the United States House of Representatives titled ‘Stop Harming Our Kids Act.’”

“I spoke with the legislative aide in Speier’s office who was in charge of writing the language, and she admitted that SOCE was not mentioned in the aforementioned study, but told me that family rejection towards LGBT children can be compounded to make that conclusion of SOCE. To this I replied: ‘Well, that may be a good enough argument to make politically, but this will not hold up in a court of law.’ As the conversation progressed, the legislative aide became more agitated with my challenges, and eventually, hung up on me.” …