Prospective Foster Parents Sue to Practice Conversion Therapy

Couple claim religious discrimination

James Finn
Nov 23, 2020 · 6 min read
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Adobe Stock photo of parents reading Bible stories to their children. Photos of the couple suing are available, but this story is about much more than them.

They replied that homosexuality is a “sin that can be resisted,” saying they would help the child “overcome” their sexuality.

I was luckier than I realized

Background: Conversion therapy is in the news again in the U.S.

The Australian case: parents say they will help LGBTQ foster kids “overcome” sexuality

The prospective foster parents have sued

The harm of attempting to change or suppress sexuality is well established and not a function of religious faith

Religion must never be privileged to hurt people

Courts must disregard religious faith in favor of actual human knowledge. LGBTQ people’s health and lives depend on that.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.