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US: Couple sue New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing law to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

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  1. Scott Rose 4 Nov 2013, 6:52pm

    Christie should have N.J. child protective services visit that home, and the parents should be told that if they abuse their gay child by foisting anti-gay bigotry on it, they risk having the child taken away from them.

  2. Poenaru Brindusa-Katalin 4 Nov 2013, 6:57pm

    I would surely send Social Services to find out why is that child sucidal. And I support the Governor’s point of view and Scott Rose’s oppinion.

    1. PantoHorse 5 Nov 2013, 10:44am

      The governor is a finger jabbing, misogynist tosspot who doesn’t give a damn about gay rights or doing the right thing by LGBT kids. He only caved because the pressure got too much and he realised he’d be losing votes if he didn’t sign it into law. His personal position is that all LGBT people (and women, apart from his delusional wife possibly) can go rot in hell.

  3. I wonder if the boy considers his same-sex attraction ‘unwanted’ and if so, if it has anything to do with his ignorant, bigoted parenting?

  4. Children are, by the specifics of law, not able to fully comprehend the seriousness of decisions such as this. It is why the so-named “conversion therapy” was banned, it is too important an issue to be imposed upon a child.
    From what I’m reading, the parents’ case is that their child is not, for his age, legally allowed to make these decisions by himself. Kinda defeats the purpose of their claim if you have to prove the validity and purpose of the law to prove their own case.

  5. This pair need to be prosecuted for sexuakl abuse of their child and they need to be placed in a secure institution as a priority.

  6. Repairative therapy needs to be flat out banned, period.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Nov 2013, 12:23pm

    Of course, the primary player in all this is the parents’ religious indoctrination of their child, fire and brimstone crap. Just look at the history of western civilisation, almost all of the strife and wars can be attributed to hetero religious bigotry.

  8. The only reason their child is suicidal is because of them, their hatred, their ignorance and their delusional religious fanaticism.
    Well developed people not raised by hateful and bigoted parents have little reason to self-loath.

    Mr. Christie should turn the tables on them when this goes to court, and expose the fact that it is their own abuse of their child that has created his depression. They are responsible for being so disgusting that it’s drove their own child to attempting suicide.

    They should be investigated for child abuse.

  9. As easy and common as it is to immediately be outraged by the treatment of this young man and his parent’s lawsuit, my reaction is to go in another direction.

    In the U.S., the act of filing a lawsuit involves a tremendous outlay of money, and depending on how intricate the case will be, there will also be the involvement of paralegals and other staff, all of that involving more cash.

    We don’t know what the financial status is of the parents so its easy to overlook that one detail. I’d like to know who’s bankrolling this tort. If there is an outsider financing it, you can bet they’re not doing it out of the goodness of their heart and a desire to see justice done. Track the trail of money and I’m sure you’ll find an organization that supports this so called reparative therapy behind this whole farce.

    As the French say, cherchez la femme, or in this case, cherchez l’argent.

  10. Well it would appear that the parents consider there own rights supercede the rights of their child.The arrogant narrow minded mentality of some people is utterly unbelievable. The religious rights of individuals are perfectly fine but when they wish that right to include imposing the beliefs they hold on others that is where they must be stopped . The truth is that these matters are funded by the right wing Christian fundamentalists who do not believe in freedom but in imposition of their beliefs on all.

    It would be less of an issue if these groups were treated as equal under laws world wide . If they were be taxed , subject to being sued for their slanderous opinions and be required to be responsible for delivering their hatred to the population . I guarantee with less money and real threats to challenge the stupidity they spout they would go quite . They have too much money , influence and far to much latitude .

  11. Frank Boulton 6 Nov 2013, 12:37pm

    The lawsuit states that their son suffers “unwanted gender identity disorder and unwanted same-sex attractions”, and he has contemplated suicide. One would hope that the judge trying this lawsuit would ask the question as to whether the gender identity disorder and same-sex attractions are unwanted by the parents or their son.

  12. Superstitious so called ‘Religion’ is the curse of Humanity -

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