Brazilian Judge Okays Therapy for Individuals Seeking Exit from Homosexuality
Media misleadingly alleges that court ruled homosexuality is a disease…
A Brazilian judge has ruled that psychologists are free to help individuals seeking exit from homosexual behavior.
Even though the judge’s decision does not say that homosexuality is a “disease” and that there is medical healing or cure, the U.S. media, which has refused to publish his decision, has used exactly such non-existent terms in the text.
Brasília-based Judge Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho’s decision overruled a 1999 resolution from the Federal Council of Psychology in Brazil (Brazilian Psychology Association) which prohibited psychologists from treating the homosexual condition of their clients.
The 1999 draconian resolution says:
It establishes norms of conduct for psychologists in regard to the subject of Sexual Orientation.
WHEREAS, homosexuality is not a disease, disturbance or perversion;
WHEREAS, Psychology can and should contribute through its knowledge to clarify the subjects of sexuality, helping to overcome prejudices and discriminations;
Article 2: Psychologists should contribute, through their knowledge, to a reflection on prejudice and to the extinction of discrimination and stigmatizations against those demonstrating homoerotic behaviors or practices.
Article 3: Psychologists shall not use any action for making homoerotic behaviors or practices pathological, nor shall they use coercion to direct homosexuals to unsolicited treatments.
Sole paragraph: Psychologists shall not collaborate with events and services proposing treatment and cures of homosexualities.
Article 4: Psychologists shall not offer their opinions, nor will they participate in public pronouncements, in the media, with a view to reinforcing existing social prejudices in regard to homosexuals as sufferers of psychic disorders.
Psychologists are forbidden to express even their views about a hope for individuals seeking exit from homosexual behavior.
Yet, they are not forbidden to collaborate with communist events. Rogério Giannini, the president of the Federal Council of Psychology, attended “I Foro Internacional de Psicología, Violencia y Operaciones Psicológicas” (First International Forum of Psychology, Violence and Psychologic Operations) in Venezuela on June 11-15, 2017, whose stated purpose was “to address the violence that right-wing groups have intended to establish in Venezuela.”
Communist dictator Nicolás Maduro was himself present in the event. Giannini saw no problem to lend his support to the communist congress of psychology to fight right-wing groups. And his Federal Council of Psychology saw no problem to pay him thousands in the Brazilian currency for helping him to travel and take part in the communist event.
The international media, especially the U.S. media, did not condemn Giannini’s participation in the communist event. But when communist-minded Giannini expressed his view against the judge’s injunction allowing psychologists to treat individuals seeking exit from homosexual behavior, the international media praised him and quoted him as saying, “No way to cure what is not a disease,” adding: “It is not a serious, academic debate, it is a debate connected to religious or conservative positions.”
Contrary to Giannini’s allegations, the judge’s injunction does advocate any “gay cure.”
Besides, communist-minded Giannini treated debate disagreeing with his communist views as “not serious, not academic” — which is a mindset typical of communists. He also treated Christian and conservative positions as stances of second-class citizens, as if only communists were real academicians and had monopoly on the academic debate.
Giannini’s far-left views should be condemned by all the U.S. media.
What does the judge’s injunction say?
It “determines that the Federal Council of Psychology does not interpret [its resolution] to hinder psychologists from promoting studies or giving professional care, in a private setting, regarding to sexual (re) orientation, thereby ensuring to them full scientific freedom about the subject, with no censorship or prior permission from the Federal Council of Psychology.”
Full freedom to offer professional care without any censorship. Is it too much? Obviously, it is not. But such freedom causes nightmares in communist-minded individuals, who would prefer to travel to Venezuela to lend their support to a “perfect” government that does not offer full freedom and, instead, offers full censorship.
The injunction became possible because Judge Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho approved an appeal put forward by Rozangela Justino, an evangelical Christian and psychologist who was banned from practicing after offering therapy for individuals seeking exit from homosexual behavior.
Psychology is not a science. It is one of the most subjective fields of human study. Every individual, whether a psychologist or not, has views colored by his own ideological preferences, whether political or religious. Far-left-wing individuals and individuals practicing witchcraft are very open to homosexuality and very hostile to Christianity.
If an individual seeks medical care for a broken leg, every physician attending him will diagnose him with a broken leg, irrespective of ideological preferences of physician or patient. This is science.
Yet, psychologists as Giannini diagnose Christians and conservatives as unfit for debate, because their personal views are colored by the far-left-wing ideology. Psychologists with a political background of socialism and with a religious background of witchcraft will always oppose Christians and support homosexuality. They would declare Maduro fully fit for debate. This is not science. This is sheer subjectivity.
Similarly, conservative and Christian psychologists have the same right to diagnose communist-minded psychologists as unfit for debate.
Positive points in the judge’s injunction:
* It grants full freedom to offer professional care.
* It condemns censorship.
* It agrees with the World Health Organization’s stance that “homosexuality is a natural variation of the human sexuality.”
Different from the subjective stance of the Federal Council of Psychology, headed by communist-minded Rogério Giannini, that says that “homosexuality is not a disease, disturbance or perversion,” the Christian stance, based on the Bible, is that homosexuality is a perversion causing diseases and disturbances. Reality is enough to prove it and disprove communist theories.
In the conflict of opposing subjective views, the Federal Council of Psychology has allowed communist involvement of its psychologists, including by funding their trips to communist events, but has banned Christian involvement of its psychologists.
In this unfair treatment, the U.S. media has sided with communists to attack Christian and conservative psychologists in Brazil.
Even Facebook has taken a stand against the judge’s injunction, by siding with communists and calling homosexuality “love.” Facebook said in its official Brazilian page:
“On Facebook, we believe in equality. We also believe that love does not need healing.”
Facebook treated homosexuality as a cage with no exit, with a deceiving propaganda calling the homosexual perversion “love.” Actually, there is no cure for perversion. Just deliverance.
Communist-minded individuals are outraged by the judge’s injunction. They are angered that someone is trying to help people to exit the cage.
Rightly, Silas Malafaia, a prominent televangelist and Assemblies of God minister in Brazil, has said in a video that “it is not the therapist, but the patient who decides what he wants.” He also said that therapist cannot be forbidden from serving a patient seeking help. Malafaia has a degree in psychology.
If the Federal Council of Psychology keeps behaving as the communist Venezuela and if Giannini keeps behaving as Maduro, Christian psychologists will have to leave this dictatorship to help homosexuals who seek help in the church. For thousands of years, when there was no psychology, the Christian church helped deliver people from the homosexual sin. Even Apostle Paul tells of individuals delivered from the homosexual prison by the power of the Holy Spirit. He said:
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV)
Men who were involved in the homosexual behavior in the past and repented from it when they accepted Jesus “were washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit.” No psychology involved.
Even today, Holy Spirit-filled Christians with no degree in the subjective field of psychology have helped homosexuals, thieves, adulterers, liars, swindlers, etc.
The Venezuelan-styled psychology is insufficient to hinder individuals from seeking and finding help in churches that do what Jesus did: to preach the Gospel, heal the sick and expel demons.
Real, Spirit-filled Christianity has had no need of psychology for 2,000 years to help individuals oppressed by homosexuality. But this is not the issue regarding Christian psychologists and their associations. The issue is freedom and censorship.
Communist-minded individuals are extremely biased, anti-Christian, against full freedom and, of course, advocates of censorship. If Christians cannot be psychologists, why can a communist-minded individual head a psychological association?
With information from DailyMail, BBC, The Huffington Post, ILISP and Venezuelan Government.
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