Queer Action Coalition

Friday, September 30, 2005

CIVIL RIGHTS????

On Love In Actions website, they claim the following in regard to their law suit:

Love In Action Files Suit to Protect Civil Rights

Ok, this is just too much...

Plain facts....they offer services that have hurt people. Former clients testify to this, all major mental health and medical associations testify to this.

The spokesperson for the ADF today stated, "LIA is offerring services no different than a homeless shelter"...are they serious about this??




5 Comments:

  • Just wait and see how other Christian groups and the Christian press (yes, there is a Christian press) will paint this story. They will see this as an attack against their faith, a bold move by a secular society to silence them.

    For example, State Threatens to Close Christian ministry. The state's move has nothing to do with this being a Chrisitan ministry or any type of ministry. It is about the reality that they treat mentally ill people in a therapuetic environment without the proper safeguards to the well being of their clients.

    I predict that this story will get lots of air time with Christian radio, Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcast Network TV program and with Dobson's Focus on the Family. This is just the rallying point they've wanted to attempt to convince the public of a vast homosexually inspired agenda to promote an ungodly lifestyle that will ultimately destroy America (just like homosexuality destroyed ancient Rome).

    If one thing the religious right has learned in their current 30 year campaign against same-gender loving and queer people is that they will always get a rise out of people when they dangle the presumed danger of faggots in front of them.

    Perhaps this time they will get a response that they did not expect.

    By Blogger Peterson Toscano, at 12:15 AM  

  • Not strictly related, but it might interest people to see an example of the ADF's dishonesty in one of their previous lawsuits here.

    I think I recognise the style of litigation: the idea isn't to win, but to harrass and threaten via lawsuit. It's possible for the anti-gay people to win by default by convincing the state government to back down in the face of costly litigation and negative press. I really hope that doesn't happen.

    Oh, and Here's the ADF's website

    By Anonymous Neil H, at 2:44 AM  

  • This is so maddening. Not surprising, but, seriously, I had to fall back on yiddish on my blog to adequately describe what this is.

    Think of it this way: these methods, group sharing, councelling, journalling,
    are all developed to interfere with the way the mind works. They are applied when the mind works in a destructive, unhealthy, negative way, by people who have the training and qualifications needed to apply them properly.

    Love in Action applies them to something that is not an illness, thinking, and getting their clients to think, that it is. It's the equivalent of a minister with a set of scalpels and rubber gloves saying, "although liberal medical science denies it, we know the appendix is a tool of the devil and leads these people astay. It is our duty to help these people, because we are the only ones who will do what needs to be done!"

    Then the state health authority knocks on the door and says: "er, excuse me, are you operating on people here? We do think you need a licence for that, and some training, perhaps?"

    And the minister answers: "No, no, we don't need a licence! You see, these people aren't sick as the state defines sick! So we don't need a licence for what we do. Now stop harassing us."

    By Blogger Willie Hewes, at 3:32 AM  

  • holy crap.

    That's all I can say.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:23 PM  

  • Whatever happened to Zach, the young man who's parents inprisoned him in the Love in Action program. I read his story sometime ago, but the last I had heard he was still in the facility. Has he gotten out? Is he alright? Did they succeed in brainwashing him?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:56 PM  

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