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  •  labeling it quackery is a good start... (3+ / 0-)
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    Scott Wooledge, spacecadet1, atana

    ..... because it will warn some parents away from trying to "fix" their kids.

    But the hardcore religious right is where this abuse is centered, and they will merely shift tactics to claim it's "spiritual" therapy, and keep on torturing children into suicide.

    The hardcore RR doesn't give a damn about quackery, any more than woo-woo new agers give a damn about quackery when it comes to "energy medicine" and homeopathy and similar nonsense.  

    All of these are people for whom "the other world" is more real to them than "this world."  Which IMHO should be diagnosable as a form of psychosis characterized by impaired reality-testing, paranoia, and ideas of reference.

    Bottom line: the law should be quite clear on this that parents do not have a right to use coercive means to impose their beliefs upon their children.  Children are persons, not property.

    "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

    by G2geek on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:06:05 PM PDT

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