It is outrageous that in this time of pandemic fear, economic confusion and social media destruction; our Canadian Government instead focusses on “completing the work” of making it illegal for professionally trained counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and priests to help the eighty percent of children who drift into adopting a non-birth sexual identity and later change their minds as adults. The law is one-sided - It is not illegal to counsel them into changing from birth gender. This is speech and thought control pushed by the same LGBTQ activists who organized a massive demonstration outside the American Psychological Associations annual convention in 1973 and forced them to drop sexual dysphoria (gender confusion) from their professional manual of psychological disorders. These LGBTQ activists (rightly) demand free choice and speech rights - then turn around and use social media and government lobbying to limit the choices and free speech rights of others.
The real issue should be forced conversion therapy which is practiced by a tiny number of untrained evangelical pastors. Most serious Christians would agree this is child abuse, should be illegal and covered by existing child abuse, assault and kidnapping laws.
The current poorly written Canadian legislation sadly does not discriminate between forced and voluntary conversion therapy. It prevents professional psychological counsellors and clergy with healing ministry training and experience from advertising, counselling or praying for those who chose to come for help. What is most bizarre is that the activists who have denied us freedom of choice, speech and religion, argue that “conversion therapy doesn’t work.” I have three questions for these people:
1. If “conversion therapy doesn’t work” why are you so afraid of it?
2. Are you afraid because the evidence of successful healings of sexual dysphoria means it does work - and this is a personal choice you find threatening?
3. How would you explain the half-dozen people who have told me they had chosen to be healed of sexual dysphoria by prayer ministry and are now happily living out their birth gender identities?