Friday, June 02, 2023

It's my life.

What gives them the right to tell us what we can say?
What gives them the right to tell us what we can read?
What gives them the right to tell us who we can associate with?

This is like that old water torture where the drip water on your face… drip… drip…

The laws they are passing against us keep on piling up, one after another in an endless stream of laws. Their latest assault on us is they want to repel the bans on conversion therapy for minors!

It's my life, it's now or never*
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive

In Ohio they are priming the pump with their lies.
State Rep. Gary Click also connected LGBTQ+ identity to Nazi ideology.
The Advocate
By Trudy Ring
May 30 2023

Ohio Rep. Gary Click, sponsor of a bill that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors in the state, says he’s never promoted or practiced conversion therapy — but he’s been caught on video endorsing the discredited and harmful practice, which his bill likewise endorses.

Click, a Republican, is also associated with numerous religious right groups and leaders, including Tony Perkins, president of the notoriously anti-LGBTQ+ Family Research Council, the Ohio Capital Journalreports.

His pending legislation, House Bill 68, would ban hormone treatment, puberty blockers, and gender-affirming surgery for the purpose of gender transition for anyone under 18. Genital surgery is almost never performed on minors anyway. The penalty for violation would be discipline by the relevant professional licensing board, and violators would be subject to civil suits as well.
It is like a contest which state can come up with the most draconian anti-LGBTQ laws.

Why do they want to ban us and make us criminals? What have we ever done to them? We just want to live our lives!
“Collectively, these provisions amount to forced conversion therapy for transgender youth,” journalist Erin Reed writes in her Substack newsletter. “It pulls them from their medical care, it bans well-supported psychological care by imposing burdensome reporting requirements and mandating assessments that do not exist, it bars aiding and abetting gender transition for trans youth, and it explicitly legalizes conversion therapy for this population.”
You do know what they do during conversion therapy? It is know avoidance therapy where they use negative reinforcement, sometimes it is electro shock therapy where they zap you brain. According to GLAAD,
The harms of conversion therapy
San Francisco State University found that "compared with LGBTQ young people who were not rejected or were only a little rejected by their parents and caregivers because of their gay or transgender identity, highly rejected LGBTQ young people were:

8.4x more likely to report having attempted suicide
5.9x more likely report high levels of depression
3.4x more likely to use illegal drugs
3.4x more likely to be at high risk of HIV and STDs
Many think that conversion therapy is nothing more than torture.
“You’re not born that way,” he says. “God’s not going to curse you in the wrong body. He’s not going to curse you with desires that cannot be adequately and appropriately and biologically fulfilled correctly.”

He criticizes California legislation banning conversion therapy, which he inaccurately says applies to churches — in reality, the law applies only to state-licensed mental health professionals. He also contends the state is prohibiting the sale of books that offer advice on changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity — again, not true.
This guy says he is Christian doesn’t the Bible say about “Not bearing false witness?” They lie about the ages protected by the law, they lie abut clergy not being exempt. they lie, and lie.
During the sermon, he also connects LGBTQ+ identity to Nazi ideology. He shows a picture of himself at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., posing in from of a wall bearing Martin Niemoller’s famed poem “First They Came,” listing various groups singled out for persecution and extermination in Nazi Germany. He likens this to what he considers the assault on the family, saying, “When the family crumbles, society crumbles. If the church is silent, then the church will be held responsible. We can’t afford to be silent.” Never mind that the Nazis sent LGBTQ+ people, especially gay men, to concentration camps and that some churches were silent about that as well as the mass murder of Jews and other populations.
So the oppressor is saying that he is being oppressed because he is being blocked from oppressing others! Because he is being stopped from torturing us.

All we want to do is live our lives in peace, to be who nature made us, to love who we want to love. But these people want to butt into our lives.

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

What gives them the right?


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