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Christie gay therapy, Gov Undecided

Christie gay therapy, New Jersey’s Republican governor, a man who fashions himself a 2016 presidential candiate, is unsure about therapy that claims  to “cure” gays through hugging them homoerotically and then bashing a pillow with a tennis racket.  Seriously. New Jersey is considering similar legislation to that recently passed in California, banning “ex-gay” therapy to supposedly cure gay people, especially kids, through all sorts of bizarre and downright laughable techniques, such as the two I described above.  Other techniques include “manning up” the gay guy, making him play sports and learn to act like a man, whereas lesbians are forced to put on pretty dresses and lipstick.  This is what Chris Christie is unsure about. Governor Christie is saying that he’s just not sure he likes the legislation, because he’d hate to interfere with a parent’s right to use quack science to permanently damage their child and push them into suicide. You really out to read this piece in NorthJersey.

Christie gay therapy

Christie gay therapy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday he isn't sure whether to back legislation that would ban the controversial practice known as gay conversion therapy. "I'm of two minds just on this stuff in general," Christie said at a press conference, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. "Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. ... Generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents ability to make decisions on how to care for their children, I'm generally a skeptic of those bills. Now, there can always be exceptions to those rules and this bill may be one of them." Christie, who opposes marriage equality, said he doesn't know much about the so-called conversion therapy. Reparative therapy claims that gay people can change their sexual orientation with help, which often includes religious efforts. The therapy stems from the once accepted -- but now discredited --