In August 2018, the ‘California MassResistance’ movement applied unprecedented pressure to stop the horrible anti-therapy bill AB 2943. That legislation, if it passed, would have treated all forms of therapy for unwanted homosexuality or gender identity conflict as a fraudulent business practice.
Furthermore, it would have forbidden the sale and distribution of any materials teaching people about natural marriage, biological sexuality, gender, and affirmation of Biblical morality. This was a sweeping piece of legislation that worried churches, professionals, and pro-family activists in general.
On the last day of the session, the author of the bill, Evan Low (D-Cupertino) pulled the bill from the floor. To explain his move, he announced that he would be re-filing the bill in the 2019 session. In this article, we show what makes his clock tick. Continue reading The international declaration on therapeutic choice, part 3 of 5: “Activists, what makes their clock tick?”
Fake news reigns supreme. There are two influencers in the current society who abundantly make use of what we moderate activists call the “Putin Putsch”, namely Vladimir Putin and our radicalized emancipation colleagues. Vladimir has become good at it after years of experience, and in the USA, our radicalized colleagues are runner-up. How does it work and why is it harmful to people struggling with their sexual feelings and aspirations? Continue reading The international declaration on therapeutic choice, part 2 of 5: “The twists of truth”
In April 2022, the International Federation For Therapeutic And Counseling Choice issued a declaration to counteract the narrative about bans that the radicalized factions of the emancipation movement are trying to write into law. These extremists are seducing lawmakers to criminalize all mention of the opposite sex when dealing with persons labeled “gay”. They do it by hook or by crook. The subject is never to be brought up again, so they feel, because mentioning the opposite sex is portrayed as “harmful”. What does the International Federation have to say in retaliation, and why do they say this? Continue reading The International Declaration on Therapeutic Choice, part 1 of 5: “The Attacks On Self-determination”
The proposed bill makes wrong assumptions, violates therapeutic standards, and contributes to further neglect. Above all, it does not tackle or scrutinize the highly contested gay-affirming and gender-affirming therapies. In doing so, the NZ youth is not being protected but one-sidedly handed over to the whims of the day, after which the book on the subject is closed. Continue reading The harm caused by a therapy ban in NZ, part 8 of 8: “Bad legislation”
The most harmful drawback of the proposed NZ legislation is that it will no longer be legitimate to talk to younger people in-depth about homosexuality. No more searching for answers, no more looking under the hood of the car or lifting the car up, only a ready-made identity to slip into, flags to wave, and parades to attend. Each therapist who is sincere, aims to create room for content, not to tackle society, but to help the client ask him/herself: what the hell am I doing?. Continue reading The harm caused by a therapy ban in NZ, part 7 of 8: “The new taboo is harmful”
“We are doing the wrong thing”, says Dr. Paul McHugh, the founding father of affirming the transdelusion. Fifty years ago, the professor started medical experiments to turn fantasy into life, only to pull out the plug when all the scientific data finally came in, a decade later. He now opposes the movement he once started. It is growing way out of hand, he feels. Continue reading The harm caused by a therapy ban in NZ, part 3 of 8: “Transgender? We are doing the wrong thing”
In August 2021, a Labour Party member of New Zealand’s parliament introduced a bill proposal called “Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill”. He is hoping to have it passed in 2022. But the resistance in New Zealand is great. Continue reading The harm caused by a therapy ban in NZ, part 1 of 8: “A biased bill”
If sexuality is never fixed like a stone but more like the moving of sand as the tide flows in and out, how can one create new configurations? In this article, we will start tackling the issues that block the road to new insights. Continue reading Exploring your full sexual potential, part 33: The forces behind same-sex attractions
Is being perfect a blessing or a curse? In paradox psychology, we view perfectionism as a two-sided coin. Both statements are true, in the same person and at the same time. This is the core of paradox psychology, a way of viewing human life as an array of opposites, which never appear to meet. They seem irreconcilable, and yet, they are there. All we need to do is to investigate them until the next paradox comes along, which we then investigate also. After some time, the original paradox just fades out of view, out of importance. We do not resolve the issue, we transcend it. Continue reading Exploring your full sexual potential, part 30: the two-sided coin of perfectionism
Little does the general population know the realities of life as a transgender. Gay-lib disinformation campaigns appear to deliberately keep everyone ignorant. Unfortunately, gender confusion is not a state of happy bliss in which an individual has supposedly become “who he is”. That is far too simple. It is an ongoing turbulent mental condition which consists of auto-aggressive behavior with an endlessly churning maelstrom of sadness, hatred and self-harm. Bystanders are paralyzed in their responses, beholding seemingly true Martians in their midst. The metamorphosis looks human and yet non-human, or at least, not like me. Awestruck, the on-lookers know no reflex but to gaze. Continue reading Gender Identity Confusion, part 2: “The Realities Of Suicides”