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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8/7/19  8:32 pm
Commenter: S. R. Raab

"conversion therapy" important and valid

This debate is a visible manifestation of the battle between eternal truth and temporary cultural trends and errors. No less than Jesus, the Son of God, said that He (God) "made them male and female" (Matthew 19:4) in quoting Genesis and the creation event. We are either born male or female biologically, genetically and physiologically. You can't fool DNA. It is not a decision we make later. Adolescents do not have the emotional or intellectual maturity to make such an extreme decision. With time they nearly always outgrow the confusion they feel. To stifle "conversion" therapy is to silence free speech and promote one and only one ideological position. That is very dangerous. Read Dr. Paul McHugh's (Johns Hopkins Medical Center) piece on this subject. 

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