California State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), has introduced the Protecting Youth From Institutional Abuse Act, legislation that he said would regulate [out of existence] the private treatment of sexually confused teenagers. The legislation would require private alternative youth treatment and education institutions — such as boot camps, therapeutic boarding schools, religious children’s homes and behavior modification programs — to be licensed by the state Department of Social Services. Dave Garcia, director of public policy for the Los Angeles LGBT Center — which supports Lara's proposed bill — said many of the facilities are religiously affiliated. The legislation would not permit religious exemptions that would allow facilities to not be regulated by the state. “Your religion does not give you the right to abuse a child,” Garcia said. “No cross will protect you from the law.”
Author’s note: Professional therapeutic counseling for same-sex attracted children is already illegal in California as well as New Jersey and Washington DC; with similar laws working through the legislature in Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Oregon. But, the new California measure goes a step further – seeking to ban Faith-based programs; in other words, any effort to advise a minor suffering from same-sex attraction within the child’s religious community would be forbidden; even if the child asked for such guidance; this law would affect the ability of priests, ministers, and church counsellors to fulfill their God-given vocations. This draconian attempt to infringe upon religious liberty is in part a reaction from the gay community which plainly exposes their fears – that homosexuality is treatable; in addition, it also exposes the strong strain of anti-Christian occultism which continues to grow increasingly virulent; as the gay lobbyist stated – there is something greater than religion, or the cross, and that is the secular state; sadly, this is part of the homosexual neurosis: a need to remake everything into a gay-friendly nirvana; an inverted world where the pain of childhood is instantaneously wiped away by one everlasting embrace – with big daddy government standing in for their father, and for God.