posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 11:50 PM
There are several things that should be brought up in a court case, and one hopes that the person doing the video tape does such.
Having first heard about this and given it some thought the following can be stated:
The Op has brought up a point about homosexual conversion therapy. This is a form of treatment here the end goal is to force the person from being
attracted to the same sex, to that of the opposite sex. For a while it was considered to be with in the area of psychiatrics. However as studies
have been done, has been found to be more pseudo science, and potentially harmful to the person who receives it, and thus no longer gets the full
endorsement of the medical community, which actively discourages such treatments.
Have there been some successes in the past, yes, but not enough to make it worthwhile, and from all accounts it does more damage than good. Most of
the therapy is heavy religious combined with things like adverse treatment, namely electro shock treatment.
Now why is it on the platform of the Republican party, well that is simple, if you think about it, and that is cause there are 2 things that they are
hoping for. The first is that they are pandering for votes. That means that if they can show that they are willing to go to some extremes when it
comes to social issues, then the religious right, and conservative movements will give them votes and back them. The other, well it is a bit more
sinister, and it would make sense if you think about it.
While they can not force an adult to go into such treatment, as such would require either the person to willing go in, or they can use such to try to
hold things like a job over a person’s head, or other services. But I would believe that there is one group that can be forced into such a harmful
treatment and that would be children, if they are suspected of being a homosexual. Think about it a child of 10 says he or she is attracted to the
same sex, and with this kind of platform and getting it onto the books in some states, and the parents can force the child into treatment to “fix”
said child to a conformist point of view.
And there is one other point that I just thought of when I was about to post, if they can get it on the books, then they can reclassify same sex
attraction as a disease again, or start the process of doing such, in a round about way.