Counseling ban on trial today!

Bans on counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions in two Florida jurisdictions are on trial today, the results of which could have national implications! Liberty Counsel will not stand by while any authoritarian government blatantly ignores the First Amendment and restricts minors from receiving counseling they desire. This is another case of government run amok. Please see my message below - Mat.

Today, Liberty Counsel is presenting oral argument in federal court against the City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County for their adoption of ordinances that prohibit minors in those jurisdictions from receiving voluntary counseling from licensed professionals to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion.
 
Liberty Counsel filed suit and represents Dr. Robert Otto, LMFT, Dr. Julie Hamilton, LMFT, and their minor clients.

These counselors provide life-saving counsel to minors who desperately desire to conform their attractions, behaviors, and gender orientations to their sincerely held religious beliefs.

These overreaching ordinances are unconstitutional and violate the First Amendment by imposing a viewpoint and content-based prohibition on the speech of licensed professionals in the city and county who offer change counseling. They are a gross intrusion into the fundamental rights of counselors and clients. Every person should have access to the counsel of his or her choice.

My heart breaks for the boys and girls who live where this type of ban is in effect – and it is why Americans must not allow any federal, state, or local government or agency to usurp the individual rights of parents, children, or their counselors on such a personal matter!

Liberty Counsel's legal team has been fighting these intrusive laws since 2012. We are uniquely positioned to respond to cases like this. As you undoubtedly know, we do not charge our clients for representation. That's why we need your support.

Would you prayerfully consider helping us stand against this overreaching government intrusion by generously donating in order to defray the lawsuit expenses and to continue our ongoing mission in defense of life, liberty, and family? 

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+ + LGBT agenda exposed!


These types of malicious bans on counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions are further evidence of how powerful LGBT lobbyists are removing obstacles to their indoctrination of young minds. Such bans are a tool in their lifestyle recruitment agenda, as with the other pro-LGBT measures happening in our nation's public schools.

No government has the authority to prohibit a form of counseling simply because it does not like the religious or moral beliefs of a particular counselor or client.

For Big Brother to assume that it knows best what kind of counseling individuals should receive is the height of hubris and arrogance!

Such misguided ordinances will harm children, unduly stress families, and place counselors in an insoluble dilemma.  

Can I count on your help to defeat another LGBT-driven intrusion into the lives of minors who are truly desirous of change? 

Please go here now to make your best tax-deductible gift:

Thank you for your support!

God bless you,
 
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel


P.S. The sacred trust between counselors and clients establishes a unique relationship that permits the clients to inform the counselors of their goals and receive counseling consistent with those goals. However, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County are invading the private space of counselors and clients, forcing the government into the therapeutic trust, and violating the privacy and fundamental rights of counselors and clients.

We can win this case and others like it! Your prayers and financial support are much needed today.