SACRAMENTO, CA – A Southern California assemblywoman wants to repeal an obscure law that’s been on the books for six decades and calls on mental health professionals to find a cure for homosexuality.
“It’s absurd and it needs to go. Sixty years is long enough,” said Long Beach Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal.
Lowenthal has introduced a bill to repeal section 8050 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which declares “the State Department of Mental Health shall plan and cause to be conducted scientific research into the causes and cures of sexual deviation, including the causes of homosexuality.”
Looks like that law was sponsored by one of those oh-so righteous fundamentalists who still ‘believe’ that homosexuality is one of those 72 ‘abominations’ pinned on God. Of course, if God made us than how could God ‘abominate’ one of God’s own creation?
Naturally, the fundamentalist is ‘right’ because they have the ‘proof.’ For the bible says…
Well, the bible says some awfully goofy and violent stuff, but then, it was written by ignorant men who were science-illiterate along with being warmongers.
As assemblywoman Lowenthal said, “It has no place in our code books today.”