California banning “conversion therapy”?

From Brent Bozell and Tim Graham at Townhall:

California has a hallowed but questionable reputation as being the birthplace of the radical Free Speech Movement on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Today, they’re not just shutting down conservative speakers on the campus. The state’s Democrats may pass a law to shut down religious speech and create a statewide LGBT “safe space.”

There’s a new legislative proposal banning all conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice — by not just mental health providers but anyone. Since the “independent fact-checkers” are quick to swarm around conservative “misinformation,”, PolitiFact and Snopes have all cried “False” at the idea that this bill is a threat to the sale of the Bible. More.

Reality check: You mean, there is a therapy that is banned in California?

But why is it the state’s business if someone decides they’d prefer to be straight, or gay, or bisexual?

If this is a science claim for some inescapable “in your genes” preference, it is probably bogus. If it isn’t, it’s just another new cell block in the left gulag.

No wonder that many people are fleeing California. It’s one thing to think, for example, that one is gay; another to be compelled by law to be so.

See also: Understanding the psychology of pure hate


Austin Ruse: Post-modern science has hit the streets What holds it all together is that people who have a great deal of social power need no longer be coherent or make sense.