Flag comment Cancel. Log in using your social network account. Barton's arguments are refreshing and provide a 'talk back' to homophobic statements.
When Bryan Christopher took pray away the gay elevator to the top of the Empire State Building 15 years ago, he was not looking forward to admiring the view. I remained silent about this secret for years. Vulnerable people seeking help to understand and navigate their sexuality should not be placed in the care of anyone who is pushing them to a premeditated conclusion where being straight is 'holy' and being gay is 'sinful'.
President Obama recently condemned the practice in the strongest tones. Please refresh the page and retry. Want an ad-free experience?
For those vulnerable people who are suicidal, it can be really dangerous. New Jersey, California and the District of Columbia have banned the practice on young people, yet it remains widespread and attempts to make it illegal in numerous states have floundered, most recently in Colorado , just a few hours before the White House took a stance.
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