Americans United Says ‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Justify Performing Harmful ‘Reparative’ Therapy On Minors | Americans United

AULogo_Color large 2014Americans United Says ‘Religious Liberty’ Does Not Justify Performing Harmful ‘Reparative’ Therapy On Minors

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The doctrine of religious freedom does not give licensed therapists the right to perform damaging “reparative” therapy on minors, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.

In a friend-of-the-court brief submitted today in King v. Christie, Americans United told the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state of New Jersey has a duty to protect children from harmful health care, even if that care is given in the name of religion.

“There is clear evidence that so-called ‘reparative’ therapy has no scientific basis,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Religion should never be an excuse to force something damaging on anyone, especially children.”

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  1. David Pickup
    David Pickup March 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm |

    “The doctrine of religious freedom does not give licensed therapists the right to perform damaging “reparative” therapy on minors, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.”

    EXACTLY…But the truth is authentic Reparative Therapy doesn’t damage anyone. It helps them tremendously.

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