UN May Seek Prosecution of Therapists Who Help Victims of Homosexual Abuse
The term “homofascism” is fast becoming a regular part of the American lexicon. There’s a reason for that. If you ever thought that use of this term, or other similar terms such as “gaystapo,” were unwarranted, the following news should put those thoughts to rest.
Austin Ruse, head of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), reports at BreitBart.com that left-wing extremist groups are asking the United Nations to classify counseling for people with unwanted same-sex attractions as “torture.” This would include the many victims of homosexual abuse who, as children, were molested (and truly tortured) by the likes of a Jerry Sandusky and, as a result, began to experience same-sex attraction and other sexual confusion.
What do these extremists demand? That government prosecute any therapist who helps such victims of childhood sexual abuse reconcile the resulting unwanted sexual attractions with their therapeutic or religious goals and beliefs.
They want Christianity criminalized, folks. And because we have that pesky ol’ United States Constitution, they want the United Nations to step in and criminalize it.
UN May Ask US to Prosecute ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Practitioners
On Wednesday, a UN committee in Geneva asked State Department representatives what the federal government was doing to prosecute psychologists who help patients change their same-sex attractions.
The questioning came during the U.S. report to the UN Committee on Torture on how the U.S. is complying with the treaty against torture to which the U.S. has been a party since 1998. The treaty defines torture as pain or suffering caused by a “public official” for the purpose of punishment or to elicit information.
A group of LGBT activists submitted to the committee what is called a “shadow report” outlining the case on why such therapy fits within the treaty definition of torture and why it should be outlawed.
The activists testified to the committee behind closed doors on Tuesday. One of their chief witnesses is Samuel Brinton, who says he was tortured, with his parents’ approval, by a therapist. This therapist strapped his hands down, placed ice blocks on his upturned palms, wound copper wires around his arms, and placed electrodes into his fingertips to emit electric shocks.
Brinton’s story, however, has been questioned by leading LGBT activists who say it should not be used. Brinton first told his story of torture in a video called “I’m from Driftwood,” reported in the Huffington Post.
The LGBT website Queerty.com tried to verify what Brinton said. In the comments section of that report, Wayne Besen, former chief spokesman for the mammoth LGBT Human Rights Campaign, says he also failed to verify it.
Samuel came forward and told a story presumably in an effort to help others. There are groups like mine who would be thrilled to use his example to demonstrate the harm caused by “ex-gay” therapy. We live for real life examples like this. However, until he provides more information to verify his experience, he makes it impossible for us to use him as an example. Indeed, it would be grossly irresponsible for us to do so.
Besen called on Brinton to provide the identity of the “therapist who tortured him … either publicly or privately.” Brinton said coming up with the identity of the therapist was “simply not an option” and that he cannot remember who the therapist was.
Brinton said his story was “not for him to prove” and that he did not want to become the “poster child of the anti-conversion therapy movement.”
However, he continues to tell his story, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights took him to Geneva. There, he told this story to the UN Committee on Torture that is now pressuring the federal government to prosecute psychologists who counsel voluntary patients seeking treatment for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Therapists who practice sexual orientation change efforts roundly deny that treatments like those described by Brinton are being used.
The vice-chair of the torture committee is American Felice Gaer of the American Jewish Committee who told the Vatican earlier this year that prohibitions against abortion were also a form of torture.
Despite intense and politically motivated denials from many on the left, research has conclusively established the astonishing frequency to which “gay identity” or “sexual orientation” stems from childhood sexual abuse. Such proposed actions by the UN would abuse these children all over again. For that reason, attempts to ban change therapy have been labeled “Sandusky Laws.”
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for instance, found that “gay” men are “at least three times more likely to report CSA (childhood sexual abuse).”
The Archives of Sexual Behavior determined in a 2001 study that nearly half of all “gay”-identified men were molested by a homosexual pedophile: “46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender.”
The connection between homosexual abuse and “gay identity” is undeniable.
Under Sandusky Laws, like that proposed at the UN, if children begin to experience sexual confusion – such as unwanted same-sex attractions stemming from sexual abuse, trauma or any other factor – these bans force, under penalty of law, parents and therapists to tell the children that they are now “gay” or “transgender” and that they must live with it – even if they don’t wish to live with it and are otherwise recovering from the abuse-caused sexual confusion.
Wherever one stands on the issue of “gay rights,” any reasonable, caring person should be appalled by these selfish adult activists’ sickening and hateful stunt. What kind of person politicizes the lives of children, treating them as throwaway pawns in a cynical game of political chess?
Shame on them.
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