The New York Faith & Freedom Coalition stands in strong opposition to the passage of The Counselor Coercion Bill (S.121 – Hoylman/A.4958 – Glick) which would make it unlawful for mental health professionals to practice change therapy with minor clients. Professionals who engage in change therapy with minors under 18 years of age could have their licenses suspended or revoked, and be fined up to $10,000.00 per charge.
This is nothing less than an attempt at social engineering to advance the agenda of the LGBT activists who have successfully commandeered the seats of government in Albany.
This legislation is a clear threat to our liberties when it comes to religion, speech and conscience. The state must not undermine the authority of parents or the self determination of minors who freely choose to live a lifestyle that is consistent with values derived from a Judeo-Christian tradition.
This is about much more than therapy. It’s about subjugating religion to the idol of political correctness. People of faith of every mainstream expression must take a stand to resist this assault by the most ungodly administration in the history of our state for the preservation of liberty for the benefit of our posterity.