Air Date: August 26, 2013
Host: Vic Eliason
This crosstalk began with Vic reading from an essay written by Attorney Mat Barber of the Liberty Law School. The essay titled, ‘Gay’ Lawmaker to Christians: ‘We’ll Take Your Children’ looks at Governor Chris Christie who recently signed legislation into law that bars licensed therapists from helping youngsters overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior or identity. This legislation will force counselors to violate ethical codes because they won’t be able to help clients to reach counseling goals. Barber’s essay describes this as a type of enslavement of children whether abused or not because they will be subjectively tied to a sexual identity that they reject.
In essence, Governor Christie is claiming that same-sex attraction is an immutable characteristic with no conclusive scientific evidence to back up his legislation. In fact, the American Psychological Association has admitted that there is no evidence to suggest that change therapy has any negative impact upon minors.
Vic also presented information from an article titled: What’s Happening to our Country: Is It Too Late to Save America? The article outlines how we’ve moved from a country of independence to a nation of dependence. The article appeared in a publication called The Vine and Branches by Abiding Word Ministries. This publication seeks to promote revival and reformation in the churches. A subscription is available free from the address listed below.
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel
To obtain a free subscription to The Vine and Branches write to Abiding Word Ministries at P.O. Box 275, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110.