California, the land of the “tolerant,” recently has become the land of censorship and oppression, thanks to its passage of SB 1172. Set to go into effect Jan. 1, this new law bans anyone under the age of 18 from receiving licensed counseling that in any way steers them away from same-sex attraction, including away from sexual acts.
Under SB 1172, if a 14-year-old is fearful or depressed because of some feelings of same-sex attraction, he could not request any counseling that would help him understand and minimize those feelings. Soon, only counseling affirming same-sex attraction and behaviors will be allowed in California. Parental wishes regarding the kind of counseling their child needs are irrelevant under this statute. Religious youths will be unable to receive any reparative counseling from their clergy who are licensed counselors. In fact, all licensed counselors or psychiatrists are explicitly censored from providing reparative counseling, despite a professional assessment that such counseling is critical to their patient.
So if you're a licensed therapist in California, and a parent brings his kid into your office, and the kid and the parent request psychological counseling to steer the child away from homosexual acts, you break the law if you counsel the child to overcome his same sex attraction.
The law has already been signed by Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, and is scheduled to go into effect in California January 1st.
Forget about the First Amendment issue. Forget privacy issues between therapist and patient. Forget even about common decency-- trying to help a kid who wants help to steer away from a life of perversion and sin and disease. Obviously this law violates every applicable Constitutional and moral principle you can think of.
This is what it means: the LGBT agenda is evil and totalitarian to the bone, and the fact that this law can pass a legislature quietly, without inciting massive outrage and defiance, means that we as a nation are much further down the road to Hell than we realize.