Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ending LGBT Conversion Therapy

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) & the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal consumer fraud complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against People Can Change, an organization that preys on vulnerable LGBT people & families by using damaging & discredited claims that it can change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Samantha Ames NCLR #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator stated, “Today, after decades of advocacy, the voices of conversion therapy survivors have carried all the way up to the highest levels of government. This historic complaint is not only the first clear opportunity the Obama Administration has had to end these deadly practices for good, but, if investigated fully, could very well be the final nail in the coffin of the entire conversion therapy industry. We sincerely look forward to working with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate this fraudulent & unethical organization along with every trusted professional who profits from the anguish of LGBTQ youth & their families. But, even more so, we look forward to the day when every human being, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, knows they were born perfect.” Chad Griffin HRC President added, “Conversion therapy is abusive, harmful to children & we urge the FTC to join our call to ban its practice once & for all. This is dangerous junk science that uses fear and shame to tell young people the only way to find love & acceptance is by changing the very nature of who they are.”
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Blogger Jan Hamilton said...

URGENT: Pray that the "Conversion Therapy" case to be considered for oral argument will be accepted 2-26-16 by the 8 Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, 15-7470, Hamilton v Schoffler, Re: Mandate to undergo "Conversion Therapy" or be arrested by the Aspen Police, humiliation, torture, blockage of cancer meds while incarcerated, etc. by Southern Baptist Convention, and 59 other defendants who signed the letter for my arrest. I am alleging lack of jurisdiction for the secular courts to rule in this ecclesiastical dispute, Watson v Jones (1871). Call my cell phone 202-774-0667 to recommend an attorney to argue if chosen. I am a pro se party. God is our guide....everyone pray and believe. Jan Hamilton, Pres. and CEO Nutritional, Box 8458, Aspen, Co. 81612, Thanks Sam and all NCLR staff!

February 25, 2016 at 8:22 AM  

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