February 19, 2013
Liberty Counsel Files Final Brief at Appeals Court Against California’s Ban on Change Therapy
Today, Liberty Counsel filed its Reply Brief, which is the final brief to be filed, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the California ban on change therapy (SB 1172), which would ban any counseling to minors seeking to diminish or eliminate unwanted same-sex sexual attractions, behavior, or identity. On December 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pickup v. Brown granted Liberty Counsel’s emergency motion to temporarily block the law from going into effect on January 1, 2013, as scheduled.
The Reply Brief points out that SB 1172 is unconstitutional because it bans one viewpoint on same-sex sexual attractions, behavior, or identity. Affirming homosexuality is permitted, but counsel to change is banned. The Reply Brief also points out that a number of California counseling associations objected to a virtually identical version of the law, stating it was an “unprecedented regulation of psychotherapy,” and noting that the definition of “sexual orientation change efforts” was vague, which is part of Liberty Counsel’s argument against SB 1172. The Reply Brief also points to the 2009 American Psychological Association’s Task Force Report that admits sexual orientation, behavior, and identity are “fluid,” and thus capable of change. Yet, SB 1172 bans change therapy under any circumstance.
This law is politically motivated to interfere with counselors and clients. The law is an unprecedented attempt to regulate what a counselor may say and what a client may hear. It crosses the line and violates the Constitution. Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit challenging the new law on October 4, 2012.
Please pray that Liberty Counsel's challenge to SB 1172 is successful.
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Reclaiming a Culture of Innocence
As our nation promotes promiscuity as normal and abortion as a solution, we must arm ourselves with knowledge of how our society has plunged to this moral level. In “Sexual Sabotage,” Dr. Judith Reisman exposes the fraud and abuse surrounding Alfred Kinsey’s so-called studies. During World War II and the decades that followed, Kinsey and his Indiana cohorts sabotaged our nation by entering our libraries and schools as “sex educators,” ridiculing marriage, fidelity, and chastity. Uncovering the treacherous acts of Kinsey and others, Dr. Reisman unveils critical insights as to where our country went wrong and how we can and must repudiate the soul-and-body-destroying sexual anarchy Kinsey gave us in the name of “liberation.” In so doing, she says, we will reclaim the kind of noble moral character for our country - and ourselves - that is truly liberating.
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The Awakening 2013 - April 19 - 20 2013
The Awakening 2013 is an in-depth Prayer and Patriotism event where people are united by our love for our country’s freedom and our faith in Christ. Now is the time to take a stand and restore America's future!
First Baptist Church Oviedo
April 19 - 20 2013 - Friday 6:30 - 9:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
45 West Broadway Street
Oviedo FL 32765
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Liberty Ambassador Counsel VIP Trip to Israel with Mat and Anita Staver - May 18-27, 2013
The Liberty Ambassador Counsel VIP Tour of Israel is designed to strengthen your Christian faith and equip you to be a goodwill ambassador for Israel. You will tour the Biblical sites in the Holy Land and hear from Israel’s leading political, military, business, research, and academic leaders.
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