A reader writes about the new California law that conflates sexual orientation and activity:
I wasn’t upset about the new CA law until I actually read the text of it. As advertised on the news, it is about attempts to turn gay teens straight, reparative therapy, etc., which as a catholic I don’t so much care about, because my church teaches one can bear the cross of same-sex attraction and yet remain virtuous by not acting upon it. A catholic counselor needn’t try to turn a gay kid straight, but he can encourage a gay kid to live chastely.
But not according to the state of California! The new bill prohibits sexual orientation change efforts, which includes (but is not limited to) “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions.” So, any attempt to change sexual behavior (such as encouraging chastity) are understood to be sexual orientation change efforts.
I assume that the next bill to be signed into law in CA will prohibit dieticians and physicians from encouraging their clients to change their diet and excercise more. We wouldn’t want to engage in food-and/or-activity-level orientation change efforts, now would we? Now, where’s my remote…
Homosex is the source and summit of all that is noble, true, good and beautiful. It is always right and never wrong, always good and never bad. Anybody who so much as *thinks* otherwise should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Children must be taught never to think anything else and punished if they do.
“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” – Alexander Pope