Why LGBT Forces Are Furious

Oct 9, 2019

LGBT zealots are fuming after a federal judge struck down a city of Tampa counseling ban last Friday. But recent reports, as I share below, show why this victory is a lifesaver for young people desperate for help.

Friends like you, made this victory possible!

Because of partners like you, Liberty Counsel has been fighting these totalitarian counseling bans since 2012. And we can prevail in stamping them out nationwide. But only with your help.

We’re now fighting counseling bans in California, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida. And right now I need your support to keep fighting.

Will you help us defeat these oppressive bans and fight for freedom, life and the family in courts nationwide?

Discover the severe harm counseling bans do to young people below. –Mat.

Thanks to you, freedom won BIG last Friday in Tampa. In a huge victory for young people seeking help to resolve gender identity confusion, a federal judge rejected a Tampa counseling ban.

You made that victory possible! Thanks to you, Liberty Counsel took on power-hungry LGBT interests and their authoritarian allies in Tampa city hall. . . and WON!

Now LGBT forces are outraged. Equality Florida called the ruling an “outlier,” a "harmful decision that puts some of our most vulnerable young people at risk.”

Here's the truth.

These outrageous counseling bans, which are popping up nationwide, defy the First Amendment and harm countless minors.

They're a gross intrusion into the fundamental rights of counselors and clients. They bar the way to help and healing for young people who desperately WANT to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions or gender identity confusion.

And that can have serious, lifelong consequences—even suicide . . .

"If counseling bans had been law in 1989, blocking me from the therapy I was asking for, I probably would have killed myself. I would not have been satisfied with a government-mandated gay identity," said Ken Williams, discussing his journey out of unwanted same-sex attractions.

Ken struggled for years with homosexual desires but found help. Today, Ken is married with four children and is a pastor.

But counseling bans block the path to freedom for people like Ken.

+  +  Sex change: "the biggest mistake of their lives."

Ken got the help he needed. But what about young people who took hormones, had so-called sex-change surgeries and now are filled with regret?

LGBT forces want to block their path to freedom with heavy-handed laws that muzzle counselors. That’s why fighting in court to throw out these draconian assaults on the First Amendment is so critical, especially for people with transgender regret . . .

“I'm in communication with 19- and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn't, and their dysphoria hasn't been relieved, they don't feel better for it,” Charlie Evans, a woman who lived as a man for ten years, told Britain’s Sky News.

Evans said “hundreds” of young people struggling with "transgender" regret have reached out to her for help.

Here in the U.S., Walt Heyer, who lived as a woman until returning to his God-given male identity 25 years ago, says many people look at their sex-change surgery as "the biggest mistake of their lives."

"The surgery fixed nothing - it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems," Heyer told CBN News.

That’s why young people must be free to seek help from professional counselors. And why it’s so crucial that you and I defeat these authoritarian LGBT-inspired therapy bans.

Will you give now to help us do that?

Your support today will make a real difference in this multi-state fight to defeat these dangerous attacks on freedom!

+  +  This is a battle we can win!

Liberty Counsel's legal team has been fighting these intrusive laws in many states since 2012. And I believe we can win. Here’s why . . .

In June 2018, the Supreme Court gutted two lower court decisions that held similar bans in California and New Jersey to be constitutional. Because of that, counseling bans nationwide are subject to constitutional challenge.

But to defeat counseling bans at the Supreme Court, we must bring up cases from the lower courts. That’s why we’re in federal court fighting these outrageous bans in Maryland, Florida, New Jersey and California.

+  +  Just one thing can stop us

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling, we have a clear path to victory. The only thing that can stop us is a lack of funds.

That’s why I ask for your help today.

Would you give now to defeat this outrageous and dangerous government intrusion?

Your generosity will make a crucial difference for this fight to restore freedom to the sacred counselor/counselee relationship.

You and I have the opportunity for a landmark victory at the Supreme Court. The path is clear and Liberty Counsel is uniquely positioned to fight and win this battle. But to prevail, I need your help.

Please be as generous as you can! Your generosity will help defeat counseling bans and fuel the fight to defend life, liberty and the family nationwide!

Thank you for standing with Liberty Counsel with your prayers and gift. Your generosity makes a crucial difference. May God richly bless you is my prayer!

For liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel