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VOV Condemns Kangaroo-Court Committee That Advanced Therapy Ban in New Jersey

New Jersey Gay Activists Continue to Misrepresent Truth in Committee Hearing on Bill That Would Deny Therapy for Child Sex Abuse Victims 

Trenton, NJ, june 13, 2013 – New Jersey Citizens Against the Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act, A 3371 charged in their testimony today before the Assembly Women and Children’s committee that gay activists and their allies continue to fabricate stories and misrepresent the facts and scientific research related to the development and treatment of same-sex attraction.

The bill would ban licensed psychotherapists in New Jersey from providing widely accepted and proven sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapies to children and adolescents with unwanted same-sex attraction, including victims of abuse by sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky. The ban would apply even if these victims and their parents seek it.
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New Jersey Assembly Committee to Hear Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act Tomorrow

On June 13, 2013 a New Jersey Assembly committee will hold a hearing on the Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act, also know as Assembly Bill 3371. Brielle Goldani and Troy Stevenson of Garden State Equality have been fabricating stories of “conversion therapy torture camps” since the March 18 hearing in the Senate, prompting opponents of the bill, which seeks to ban therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, to demand evidence. So far, allegations of at least eight torture camps in Ohio and Oklahoma have been made.

“Troy Stevenson promised to provide evidence of these ‘conversion therapy torture camps,’ but he cannot, because he’s lying. Just as Goldani’s lies about attending the fictitious True Directions camp, which only exists in Drag Queen Ru Paul’s movie, are catching up to her, so are Stevenson’s fabrications, who has falsely accused the Assemblies of God of torturing gay youth,” commented Christopher Doyle, Co-Founder of Voice of the Voiceless.

One can only hope that the members of tomorrow’s committee hearing will ask tougher questions than the Senate did, who failed to challenge the gay activists unsubstantiated allegations of “conversion therapy torture camps.” Other witnesses testified as to having been “harmed” by sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy, yet were not challenged by committee members as to the specifics of their experiences.

“Anyone can get up on the witness stand, which was not under oath, and tell lies like Goldani and Stevenson did on March 18. It’s the job of the committee members to challenge serious allegations when presented. The Senate committee not only failed to challenge Goldani and Garden State Equality’s lies, they threw soft ball questions and even praised their ‘courageousness’ of speaking out against SOCE,” commented Christopher Doyle, Co-Founder of Voice of the Voiceless.

Just in case the Assembly decides to do their job tomorrow, here are a couple of great questions to ask those who testify that SOCE is “harmful” or present more allegations of “conversion therapy torture camps:”

  1. What is the name of the counselor or psychologist that treated you, what year(s) did you go through the therapy, and what state did the counseling take place?
  2. Was the counselor/psychologist licensed by the State of New Jersey?
  3. How many sessions did you undergo, and for what length was the treatment?

Asking these simple, direct questions, which the Senate committee failed to do, can easily determine whether a witness is telling the truth, or if they are fabricating portions or details of their testimony. If you happen to live in New Jersey, give the following Assembly members a call today and demand they ask these questions at tomorrow’s hearing. Each name is hyper linked to their contact information:

Lampitt, Pamela R. – Chair
Fuentes, Angel – Vice-Chair
Casagrande, Caroline
DeCroce, BettyLou
Mosquera, Gabriela M.
Schaer, Gary S.   

Wimberly, Benjie E.   

Christopher Doyle, M.A. is the Co-Founder and Acting Director of Voice of the Voiceless, the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families. For more information, visit: www.VoiceoftheVoiceless.info