The Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, has put his veto on a bill that would make “conversion therapy” against the law. According to the New Boston Post, this is defined as altering the sexual identity of a person under the age of 18. Basically, helping confused people return to heterosexual preference. In addition to vetoing the California like bill, the Governor ‘chided’ state legislators for not passing a bill to outlaw female mutilation, which is a much more damaging practice.
The Republican governor said that there was no evidence that anyone in the state was conducting conversion therapy. He did say that he has seen proof of genital mutilations “gone horribly wrong.”
The idea that therapy may help some homosexuals in life is something that is like a poison to those on the left with an agenda, even though there are success stories. Democrats were totally surprised by the ruling and that he asked one very simple question about why this outrage wasn’t about the harmful Islamic procedure instead of simply therapy.
“Legislators who could not stand up and outlaw the permanent mutilation of young girls’ sexual organs by laypersons in unsanitary conditions with razor blades now are concerned with outlawing conversations, of which there is also ‘no evidence’ that it is happening in Maine,” said LePage.
“This is a disgusting double-standard,” he added.
He is referring to a practice by some Muslims where the horrific mutilation is done to “promote chastity.” The truth is that it is not only painful, but can ruin any sexual enjoyment for life. Portland and Lewiston have a lot of Somalis residing there and the nightmare practice is not uncommon in that culture.
Legiscan has revealed that Maine House Bill 912 would make conversion therapy illegal. Any school psychologist or counselor who offered such help would face a revoking of their “license” and it could be used as grounds “for denying a license to a first-time applicant.”
LePage called this “bad public policy.” He also said, “I strongly agree that young people should not be physically or mentally abused if they come out to their parents or guardians because they have experienced sexual or romantic attraction toward an individual of the same gender.” This means contrary to what many on the left may think, the governor is not being uncaring nor hateful.
He declared as well, “However, as this is written – ‘any practice or course of treatment’ – can call into question a simple conversation. This is so broad that licensed professionals would be prohibited from counseling even at the individual’s own request. We should not prohibit professionals from providing their expertise to those who seek it for their own personal and basic questions such as, ‘How do I deal with these feelings I am experiencing?”
LePage also felt that House Bill 912 “can be interpreted as a threat to an individual’s religious liberty” and he had “grave concerns” about it. The G.O.P. state leader also said, “Parents have the right to seek counsel and treatment for their children from professionals who do not oppose the parents’ own religious beliefs” as he stood for freedom of religion.
Those who supported the foolish bill feel that conversion therapy can harm a gay person, but there is no scientific proof that this is the case. What there is ample proof of, however, is that there is an agenda to sell all things gay as a way to push the notions that the left endorses.
Thankfully, LePage was blind to none of it.