Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Demon Has Left Your DaughterFebruary 11, 2021
The Dems, the Capitol Mob, and the Cancel Culture, by Chad Groening, Steve JordahlFebruary 11, 2021
By Carl R. Trueman, First Things, 2 . 8 . 21
Carl R. Trueman is a professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College.
Conversion therapy—the use of psychological or spiritual interventions to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity—has proved controversial in the U.S. It is banned in the case of minors in some twenty American states. The District of Columbia bans such therapies completely, regardless of age. Such laws could be viewed as government support for the LGBTQ+ cause, but they do not need to be seen entirely cynically. They could well reflect a desire to protect the vulnerable from paying for treatments that legislators consider to be bogus.
The state of Victoria in Australia, however, just passed a bill that will considerably intensify the conflict between religious freedom, individual choice, and identity politics. And it might well become a model for laws elsewhere in the democratic world. …