“It’s true, when African Americans were livin in the ancient and, uh, the, ah, advanced civilizations of Stockton and Oakland, California, my, uh, people -- the Irish -- we were still livin in the trees. However, unlike the Scots who were also livin in the trees we wore wooden underwear. The Scots didn’t invent underpants until hundreds of years later and, uh, they still don't wear em under the kilts. Anyway, like the Scots and the Welsh -- or Whalish -- we climbed down out of the trees by ourselves. The English, uh, they had to wait for the fire department.” O'Kendley c. 2016
Conversion or reparative therapy is a collective of psychological methods -- torture for many victims -- to induce gay kids to adopt a socially acceptable attitude about their illness and disease: so that they know they’re less than human without change; or so that they might learn to hate themselves; or so that they might escape their subsequent lives of abject pain and misery through suicide; or so that they might become healthy heterosexuals like those of us that know we’re dysfunctional at the best of times and in all things.
Illegal in California and in a handful other states conversion therapy is a part of the Republican Party platform.
Can you imagine torturing a heterosexual kid into becoming gay?
If of age, a person after psychological counseling wishes to change his or her sexual orientation through a proven and non-destructive and non-torturous process -- okay -- but ordered or forced to do so? It’s cruel, awful, wrong… - sources: Christine Quinn (CNN), Wikipedia, New York Times/Jeremy Peters
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