Should Bad Ideas Be Illegal?
I don't like what you think, therefore I will make it illegal.
This is not a thought against the LGBTQ community. This is a thought about the governmental suppression of access to information.
California Assemblyman Evan Low, chairman of the state’s LGBT Legislative Caucus, authored Assembly Bill 2943. State senators passed the legislation last Thursday (8/16/2018) and the Assembly is poised to take up a final vote before the bill is sent to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s office. “The legislation “makes it unlawful for any person to sell books, counseling services, or anything else that helps someone overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion.” According to Assemblyman Low, any type of gay conversion therapy is a fraudulent practice. Low’s bill would prohibit any monetary exchange for speech, books, therapy, that ultimately aims at helping someone to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or identity confusion. “The faith community, like anyone else, needs to evolve with the times” (Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi). Assemblyman Travis Allen warns “once Democrats start talking about banning books, this is a road we do not want to go down.” Where do roads like this take us? "Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people (Heinrich Heine)."
I don’t like what you think, what you say, what you believe, therefore I will outlaw it and make it illegal for you to think, say or believe “it” in any public or private arena in which you may be monetarily compensated for your position. This is forced suppression of the opposition at its finest. The only thoughts, speeches or beliefs that are legal are the thoughts, speeches or beliefs that “I” affirm. Of course Comrade, Heil, Long Live The King.