RELIGIOUS GROUPS CAUSE SUICIDE? California says so!
The harsh reality of America is there is a huge schism between red and blue, liberal and conservative, right and wrong, politicians and Catholics. One those who have abandoned God fight to increase every day.
To that extent, California legislators are trying to pass a resolution that condemns religious groups as the main source of suicides especially in the LGBTQ community. And doing it all without any proof or basis.
AR-99 is a resolution declaring that “being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender” are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity” and condemning counseling services that help people resolve unwanted gender confusion or same-sex attraction. It passed the California Assembly last month, and is now pending before the state Senate.
“The stigma associated with being LGBTQ often created by groups in society, including therapists and religious groups, has caused disproportionately high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, rejection, and isolation amongst LGBTQ and questioning individuals,” it claims. It calls on “the people of California – especially its counselors, pastors, religious workers, educators, and legislators” to eschew and work against anti-LGBTQ “stigma.”
Perhaps, the best opinion on this concern comes from a Californian who chose God over lifestyle after years of being involved within that culture. His words mean far more than pandering blowhard politicians who bend over backwards to appease a group of people, small at that, but who have financial clout to either make them or break them politically.
Paul Darrow posted his response to the inane legislation on Facebook. His witness is inspiring and worth understanding how it came about. He is quoted as saying:
When I had been deeply immersed in the gay lifestyle, some of my acquaintances and friends with same-sex attraction, including my former roommate, committed suicide. However, they did not kill themselves because of any “stigma associated with being LGBTQ created by groups in society.” Rather, it was the lifestyle that led them (us) to become self-destructive.😢
Perhaps those governing in America should do their homework completely, not just jump on the popular bandwagon. Maybe they should truly understand what they intend to impose on the citizens of that state and our country.
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