GLSEN admits sexuality 'may change over time'

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Becky Yeh - California correspondent, Charlie Butts (

A major homosexual activist organization has made an admission that flies in the face of its own arguments that homosexuals are born into that lifestyle.

Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action tells OneNewsNow the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has admitted "that -- quote -- 'sexuality is fluid' and -- quote -- 'may change over time.'"

"That's important when you consider the current context with ex-gay deniers trying to silence and penalize under penalty of law counselors and parents and young people who have unwanted same-sex attractions," the attorney notes.

GLSEN is one of the major organizations that fought for passage of California's SB 1172, which prohibits "gay"-to-straight counseling. Liberty Counsel has been working to keep the measure from going into effect January 1, and two judges have issued conflicting rulings on it.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb granted a preliminary injunction against the "conversion therapy" ban, stating that the law stifles free speech. But another judge has ruled the law can go into effect.

In a lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller has ruled against the families and counselors, deciding that SB 1172 will take effect as scheduled. Founder and chairman Mat Staver says his legal firm will issue an emergency appeal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals before the New Year.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"Liberty Counsel will immediately appeal this ruling by the federal court. We're asking for the federal Court of Appeals at the Ninth Circuit to issue a preliminary injunction pending appeal, because this law takes effect on January 1," Staver states. "It will cause a significant and irreparable harm to our clients who are counselors, parents, and particularly those who are minors that are actually receiving this counsel and are benefitting from this counsel."

Similar bills have been proposed in two other states. Barber agrees it at least appears that activists are trying to protect their stable.

"This really bolsters the argument that many people have made that groups like GLSEN are trying to recruit children into homosexuality, because they indoctrinate these children in the public schools with workshops like this Pride Works," the attorney notes.

Meanwhile, they work to pass laws to prevent student from getting counseling to address unwanted same-sex attractions, although they now admit that children's sexual feelings are fluid and can change.

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