The slippery slope couldn’t get much steeper. First, we were told to tolerate sickness. Soon, we will be forbidden by federal law to treat it:
Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban conversion therapy nationwide, a controversial practice that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The practice is currently banned in six states and in the District of Columbia.
The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, filed by Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Corey Booker of New Jersey, constitutes a renewed effort from Congressional Democrats to ban conversion therapy after a Republican majority let the bill die without a hearing last year.
In a released statement, Sen. Murray cited fresh fears under the Trump administration as a reason for reintroducing the legislation.
The appeal to Trump hysteria is as phony as pretending that a bill explicitly intended to promote disease has anything to do with fighting fraud. Trump, who proclaimed during the campaign that Bruce Jenner was welcome to use the ladies’ room at Trump Tower, has pandered to gays.
Murray yelps about a “hateful, damaging agenda” that will oppress those who suffer from psychosexual derangements “because of who they are or who they love,” as if allowing people to seek treatment for disease is somehow oppressing them — even though the very serious disease involved here frequently leads to depression, suicide, self-mutilation, AIDS, et cetera.
This appears to be the smoking gun in support of Murray’s allegations:
“We support the right of parents to determine the proper medical treatment and therapy for their minor children,” the official 2016 Republican Platform reads.
Democrats oppose this. If tyranny, depravity, and sickness appeal to you, by all means vote Democrat.
On a tip from Wewon Bigly.