|Don’t minors have the right to get help, too? Four states and the District of Columbia say they don’t. They’ve banned “conversion therapy” or other Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapies.For now, in 90 percent of the country, minors still experience therapy equality, an issue close to the heart of Christopher Doyle, a leader in the #TherapyEquality campaign of Equality And Justice For All. Regularly, however, a new call is made to ban these types of therapies in a different state or city—most recently in Cincinnati, Ohio—largely due to gay activists distorting the truth.
“Politicians … would like you to believe that laws banning therapy are about protecting gay youth,” Doyle said. “But the reality behind these efforts is really a deep-seated intolerance by gay activists who refuse to acknowledge that for some youth, same-sex attractions are against their faith and values. Everyone has the right to resolve unwanted desires, attractions and unmet emotional needs. And if someone wishes to pursue therapy, who are we to stop them and deny them that right of self-determination? We need to protect and respect all youth, not just some. That’s true tolerance.”
Hear the audio clip of Chris Doyle’s statement here.
Doyle, a former homosexual who says that therapy changed his life, is now married to his wife and they have five children. He has long advocated for therapy freedom and therapy equality, especially as activists fight harder to ban therapies for minors that help them deal with unwanted same-sex attractions and gender identity confusion.