June 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Bill 77, “The Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act, 2015”, introduced by New Democratic Party MPP Cheri DiNovo, a minister of the United Church of Canada, bans “any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient’s behaviour or gender expression.” This deceptively-worded Bill would prohibit “change” therapy, a form of cognitive psychotherapy that treats unwanted feelings through exploratory conversations between therapist and client intended to understand the childhood causes of the unwanted feelings.
If passed, Bill 77 would discriminate against young people who are experiencing unwanted homosexual impulses by denying them access to the therapy they themselves are seeking to alleviate their unwanted feelings. In justifying her sweeping Bill, DiNovo declared, “We will not tolerate questionable practices that attempt to suppress people’s true identities,” thus presuming by rhetoric alone that homosexual impulses reveal, rather than undermine, a person's “true identity” – even if the person does not welcome those feelings.
The 2nd reading of the Bill passed on April 2, 2015, and tomorrow – Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:00PM – is the deadline for written submissions from the public to be received before a final vote takes place.
Will you write a submission opposing this heavy-handed Bill and email it to the Ontario clerk before the deadline of 3:00PM tomorrow – Wednesday, June 3rd? Tell the Ontario government that it is a grave injustice to deny young people the treatment they are seeking to overcome unwanted homosexual feelings simply because such treatment is ideologically unacceptable to the LGBTQ agenda. Young people's lives are not playthings to be used in a cruel and tyrannical game of political correctness.
You can email your submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy by clicking here.
If you do make a submission, please let Campaign Life Coalition know by emailing us here.