Massachusetts Efforts to Pass the “You Must Stay Gay” Bill Fails on Last Night of Session

August 1, 2018, Boston, MA, Twelve West Virginia Legislators including several Republicans, sponsored a bill last session that would force sexually confused citizens to remain locked in their unwanted behavior with no access to professional therapy. Legislators have bought into fake stories of abuse told by same-sex activists to ban the first amendment rights of professional therapists in a number of states. The bans on so-called “Conversion Therapy,” prevent patients from voluntarily seeking out psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers or pastors to help them shake off their unwanted psychological chains.

Praise God that a similar, horrible bill died tonight in the Massachusetts legislature. That happened in great part due to the efforts of the Family Policy Institute of Massachusetts.

Andrew Beckwith, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Family Institute said after the bill died on the last night, “Friends, the MA legislative session ended this morning without passing the therapy ban!!  It was down to literally the last minute, but a tiny band of brave pro-family legislators were able to block it from final enactment before time expired.  This is incredible.  I wish I could take credit for it, but it was clearly a result of prayer.” 

Allen Whitt, President of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia said, “No citizen should be banned from seeking therapy for sexual confusion. And we celebrate a victory tonight with our brothers and sisters in the Bay State who may wish to seek out a professional to help guide them away from unwanted same-sex behavior or sexual-identity confusion.”