Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A family who wants to send their 15-year-old son to counseling to curb his attraction to other males is suing New Jersey over the state's ban on so-called gay conversion therapies for minors.
After he began therapy to change his sexual orientation in 2011 in New York, the strength of his same-sex attractions dropped. On a scale of 1 to 10, the level of attraction dropped from an 8 to 3 and "every day would get a little better," according to court documents.
The part about the boy's conflict with Catholic beliefs was somewhat bewildering to me in light of Pope Francis's beautifully embracing comments about gays and in light of his welcoming correspondence with gay Catholic bishops.