Quick reminder before I head out for Columbus, please remember that we are holding our General Conference Meeting on Saturday, June 28, 2014 immediately following the close of business session at #LPCon2014. That's approximately 6pm Eastern time!!
This is a bylaws-required meeting, at which we will be having officer elections for the 2014-16 cycle. Please update your membership if you plan on attending either online or in person, you must be a current member to vote at this meeting.
It has been a pleasure serving this term.
Regarding the recent news of a pro-reparative therapy plank added to the Texas GOP platform, Outright USA stands with Outright Texas to welcome those fleeing persecution into our party, which has always upheld the cause of gay liberation, as inseperable from the greater cause of universal liberation for all. If you are looking for minimum government and maximum freedom, join us!!
We agree that government has no proper role interfering in professional standards. But many of the psychiatric care field believe reparative therapy is harmful and it is a decision people have to make in the market. Some people might send their kids to it, others might not, but the market must be free for the truth to come out. Stories of people harmed will turn people away.
And make no mistake, people ARE being harmed by this therapy. This is a special danger in Texas, where we learned earlier this year the schools are directed by law to treat same-sex attraction as a behavioral issue. The Texas GOP is on a slippery slope to where both children and parents' rights are violated through treatment mandates.
If Mr Schwab wants to advocate for reparative therapy he should go on a speaking tour or write a book - a political party platform is not the place to enforce some kind of industry standard in which he is not an expert. Politicians are not medical professionals and political force is not an appropriate vehicle for medical care.
So apparently you can be gay at Wilson High, but not video the event while wearing a Vote Libertarian hat. Dozens of people, media and non media, just filmed and photographed the event, but one - I assume muddle headed "progressive" teacher - singled and chewed me out for filming the Pride event, assuming I was an evil "James O'Keefe" type I imagine. I'm glad she is protective of children. But is she protecting them from disapproved ideas? Are your children are in danger at public school? This is why we need school choice - kids should not be forced to go to a school where they may be bullied for their orientation OR their ideas or politics. Around the 5:15 mark. Or maybe it was an innocent mistake on her part?
What do you think? I'm also tempted to ask if a teacher with such faulty gaydar (I'm gay) should be allowed to teach gay students at a tax funded school.