In what will be my fourth and final installment for this series on the impact of SOGIs, we’ll be looking at how the LGBTQ agenda effects your ability to parent your children and the ability of individuals to think and speak for themselves.
LGBTQ+ activists take no prisoners – they insist that society completely agrees with their ideology or they will keep pushing until it does. It isn’t just about compelling what businesses, schools, or churches do or say. They also want to compel what you teach your children in your home and restrict the medical treatment your or your child are allowed to seek.
Several states have already passed laws that ban basic talk therapy to alleviate unwanted sexual attractions. Kansas City, Missouri was even talking about passing a measure like this to ban patients from receiving the therapy of their choice if the outcome didn’t agree with the government’s agenda.
These laws ban basic talk therapy if it is intended to help a person get rid of unwanted sexual attraction. This would ban helping a person struggling with same sex attraction or gender confusion but could also ban helping someone with unwanted pornography or sex addiction. Individuals who are struggling with these addictions should be able to receive counseling to live according to their faith.
Further, these types of laws are a clear violation of the freedom of speech and when it applies to minors, a violation of parental rights. The good news is that these laws are being overturned. A Florida city ordinance was overturned because it violated the power that the state had delegated to the city. Other laws are being challenged for violating the freedom of speech of members of the community.
The LGBTQ agenda is striking even closer to home for some parents as they are being punished for raising their children in accordance with their faith. In some states, even conservative ones, some courts are beginning to question whether a child should be allowed to be around a parent who affirms a child’s God given biology. Some have said affirming a child’s God given design is abuse.
Businesses are being pushed to speak messages they disagree with. Teachers and employers are being forced to speak messages they disagree with – such as using pronouns that do not match the biological identity of the person. Thankfully some courts are beginning to recognize the impact these laws have speech rights, parental rights, and other of our sacred rights.
The culture is truly trying to push our families to cave on these important issues. LGBTQ activists want to steal the narrative by teaching our kids and the culture as a whole that biblical truth is outdated and bigoted. We cannot expect the courts or others to defend our rights. It is important that we take back the narrative and teach our children the biblical truth on these topics. It is why organizations like ours exist, to help educate and embolden you to stand strong and take action in your own home and the world you influence.
Standing with you,
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy