Chris Christie has just made it illegal for therapists to treat the sexuality of gay teenagers. The sponsor of the bill says this speech is "insidious child abuse."
Bad speaker, bad!
How weird is it to insist that you know all about the sexuality of people you've never met? How bizarre is it to mandate, by force of law, that gay people must remain gay?
What if you don't want to be gay? Is that possible? What if you were molested as a child and you desperately need therapy to straighten out your sexuality? I can think of any number of scenarios where people need sex therapy, and would like the heterosexual option. But that option--that speech--has been criminalized as evil and wrong.
Christie helpfully adds that babies are born gay. Do you have any science to back that up, or are you just making it up as you go? What about Darwin and the importance of breeding in regard to genetics? How do gay people pass genes to offspring?
I believe that heterosexuality is the biological norm because of the importance of reproduction to humanity. Another possibility is that we all have free will, and heterosexuality is a cultural norm, not a biological one.
The former idea suggests that homosexuality (as well as many other sexual behaviors) are deviations from the norm. Thus people might seek therapy to normalize their behavior (i.e. develop healthy relationships with the opposite sex and create family units).
The latter idea suggests that many forms of sexuality are normal, and that people can freely shift as they please.
But neither of these arguments supports the liberal dogma that homosexuality is fixed at birth. That is unscientific propaganda that is now being mandated by the state of New Jersey.
Darwin is wrong! Freud is wrong! Hey, why don't we criminalize scientific inquiry and toss bad speakers in prison? We can lock up the Catholic therapists. Put them in a cell right next to Galileo.