Californian War on Dissident Views, part 8: “The APA Report Scam”

A way to counteract bans in other states, is to do close-reading and fact-checking on the text of the bill draft itself. This creates a non-partisan angle. Instead of focusing on the morals of the ban, you scrutinize the text itself. In this article, we will demonstrate how the totalitarian proposals are based on scams and twists of truth. Deceit undermines sensible legislation. Continue reading Californian War on Dissident Views, part 8: “The APA Report Scam”

Californian War on Dissident Views, part 7: “Scams”

Nazi book burning, 1933

In the text of the bill AB2943 in California, a picture of “contemporary science” was presented to legislators. An array of professional organizations was depicted, all of whom seem to condemn therapy. As a result, the activists insist that books have to be banned, just like in 1933 pre-war Germany. The activists want to be the one who decides for you what is good for you. To that end, they search for state coercion, meaning ultimately state-approved violence, in order to run other people’s lives, to shape their thoughts and to direct their emotions. In a learned tone of voice, the supporters of the bill announce sound and trustworthy research. But when we read carefully, we observe that the array in itself is false, deceptive and fraudulent. Activists present fake news. Let us choose one of these professional organizations, SAMHSA, and examine what it has to say. The other organizations are merely more of the same. Continue reading Californian War on Dissident Views, part 7: “Scams”

Californian War on Dissident Views, part 6: “Anectodal reports”

In the bill AB2943 in California, we read this sentence, “Furthermore, anecdotal reports of ‘cures’ are counterbalanced by anecdotal claims of ‘psychological harm’.” The phrase on “anecdotal reports” forms the heart of the extremist argument. Continue reading Californian War on Dissident Views, part 6: “Anectodal reports”

Californian war on dissident views, part 5: “Social Justice Warriors”

In the previous article, we looked into the development of the American Psychological Association (APA). Now we will start investigating Division 44, a small group of gay-lib activists within the APA who write on behalf of the whole organization. Who are they? Who do they represent? We will demonstrate how they have morphed from gay men wanting recognition in 1973 into terrorists, silencing freedom of speech itself in 2018. Continue reading Californian war on dissident views, part 5: “Social Justice Warriors”

A call for action against the Californian War on Dissident Views

From the Californian Family Council, we received the following information, urging all those concerned, to join lobby groups to visit Senate offices and voice opposition to AB 2943.

Starting at 1 PM on the north steps of the Capitol, California Family Council and other allied organizations will hold a rally to explain the devastating effects of this bill. Speakers will include the leaders of Equipped to Love (watch their stories here), who will share their testimonies of change. AB 2943 is an attempt to call their ministry fraudulent! Continue reading A call for action against the Californian War on Dissident Views

Californian war on dissident views, part 4: “The APA”

The activists who are pushing this bill, have relied solely on a report from the American Psychological Association. No other sources of information in the highly controversial and diverse field of sexology have been put forward. What kind of association is this?

1. The American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association is currently the most discredited organization in the American professional field. It is frowned upon by colleagues, many of whom have left to form their own less biased professional bodies. Continue reading Californian war on dissident views, part 4: “The APA”

Californian war on dissident views, part 3: “The Activists”

The Californian ban on conversion therapy targets all information on the issue disseminated in any form including lectures, books, therapy sessions or anything which can successfully be labeled as an exchange of money, therefore as an exchange of goods. This means that ideas have become a commodity, an article, and the law can now regulate their removal as it can for plastic waste, empty bottles and exploding hair spray cannisters. Ideas are no longer universal, but disposable waste products, like the wrappers of a lolly. It is built on the new pseudo-science of LGBT-psychology. In this article, we will give a critique of this development. Continue reading Californian war on dissident views, part 3: “The Activists”

Californian war on dissident views, part 2: “Contemporary scholars”

As explained in part 1, the California Assembly is passing bill AB2943 banning the dissemination of all views, be it by book sales, conferences, websites, therapy sessions for consenting adults who choose to pay, views which are contrary to the position of the LGBT Division of the American Psychological Association . When looking into the bill itself, we see that the bill starts off with a world-view stance which in itself is deceptive, misleading and fraudulent in terms of consumer protection. The draft reads,

2.a. Contemporary science recognizes that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is part of the natural spectrum of human identity and is not a disease, disorder, or illness.”

The word “contemporary science” is incorrect, there is no consensus on the matter as we shall demonstrate. In this article, we will look solely into this claim. We will look at the historic events of 1973 and quote six contemporary scholars on orientation issues. Continue reading Californian war on dissident views, part 2: “Contemporary scholars”

Californian War on Dissident Views, part 1: “26 Criticisms”

If it passes the California Senate and the governor signs it, Assembly Bill 2943 would make the selling, advertising, describing, blogging, mentioning or even holding or phoning about a conference on gay conversion therapy to a consenting adult a violation of the state’s consumer fraud laws. Continue reading Californian War on Dissident Views, part 1: “26 Criticisms”