Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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8/5/19  5:17 pm
Commenter: Kelli

Pro Christian Counselors

This is an infringement on the parents rights, freedom of speech, religious freedoms, and business' rights of practice.

Children / Teens are very easily persuaded, influenced by peer pressure, have acceptance issues, not to mention changing hormones and are unable to logically make these decisions for themselves. Children / Teens change their minds daily, sometimes hourly. Yet surgery for changing sex is irreversible! IF..... they change their minds when they get older, they must live with either an adolescent or mislead choice. Did you make any choices in your youth you wish you had not? Let's face it, this is a political agenda and therefore, intended to deliberately deceive many. It is an attack on Christian families. If it were not an agenda, what would be the harm in letting everyone choose any Counselor they thought best for their family?

Lets take an Example of where a Christian counselor could be very helpful.- There was a 5 year old boy who had a younger sister. He told his parents he wanted to become a little girl. He went to see a Christian counselor. It was discovered that due to the parents spending so much time with his younger sister (she was special needs) he thought that if he played with girl toys, dressed like a girl and became a girl, his parents would love him more. That's how easily it happens. This counselor helped him see the truth in this situation, being a girl would not increase their love for him. Those with an agenda, would not help find truth, nor help the child, but empower their cause. It's all about taking the control of children out of the hands of the parents, not for the well being of the child. If you doubt that, look at While the parent may not choose or even desire a Christian counselor (nor are non-christians to be considered a poor choice) it should be the parents right to choose. And that is what we are fighting for. Nothing more.

Remember, The decision to change sex can still be made, without a parent, after the age of 18, if it's still a desire. Isn't America about the right to choose? Why are they fighting so hard to take away choice? What do they gain? Control of the next generation, for starters. History repeats itself. Christian persecution is real, right here in America. 

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