The June 6th hearing
on the Counseling Ban bill should be a wake-up call to families. The
LGBTQ lobby was out in full force in an effort to push through legislation that
would prevent children from getting the help they need to deal with unwanted
sexual feelings or gender confusion. After MFI raised the alarm about
this hearing last week, we were contacted by several people who have escaped
various “alternative lifestyles” through counseling, and they are very
concerned about this bill. One of them, a young man from West
Springfield, testified yesterday that, “As a result of the counseling I
received, I am now a happily married man to the most beautiful woman alive and
a daddy to the most adorable newborn girl!” His wife and six-week-old
infant came with him to be present for his powerful testimony.
Samuel Brinton after testifying at the Counseling Ban hearing
But if it were up
to activists like Samuel Brinton, who is leading a nationwide campaign
attempting to ban this type of counseling called “50 Bills 50 States,” this help would be off limits to children. Unfortunately, Connecticut and Rhode Island recently
passed similar bills, and activists like Brinton are demanding that
Massachusetts be the next state to do so.
If this bill
passes, licensed mental health professionals in the Bay State would be
prohibited from helping, for example, a gender confused 14 year-old girl from
simply feeling comfortable in her own skin and identifying with her biological
reality. This is despite the fact that 75-90% of children
outgrow gender confusion by late adolescence with therapy that
affirms biological sex. The bill also labels therapy that helps children reduce
unwanted sexual feelings as child abuse, even when those undesired feelings are
the result of abuse or trauma themselves.
Family Institute, joined with nearly a dozen local pastors, counselors, and
national experts on counseling for unwanted sexual feelings, was also at the
hearing, and is leading the charge to push back against this destructive agenda
in the Bay State. (See our press release on yesterday’s testimony here.) But the fight against this bill isn’t going away anytime soon,
and that’s why we need your help! Legislators need to hear from you why this
legislation is so dangerous, and why parents and children should be able to
choose the therapy they want to receive from counselors without interference
from state legislators. Please call or email your legislators TODAY, and
tell them you oppose House Bill 1190 and Senate Bill 62!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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