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Gay-To-Straight Program To Be Included In All Tennessee School Curriculum Beginning May 1st

Gay to straight program in Tennessee

Michele Bachmann and husband Marcus Bachmann team up with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to offer ‘Counseling Care’ gay-to-straight conversion therapy treatment for all Tennessee school children grades K-12.

Memphis, TN — Beginning May 1st of this year, the state of Tennessee is implementing a mandatory school program designed for all children grades K-12 to help homosexual males and females choose to become straight. The gay-to-straight conversion therapy treatment will be used in all of Tennessee’s 1,693 public school curriculum and is already gathering a large amount of support as well as those who disapprove of the new program.

Marcus Bachmann, husband to Michele Bachmann, is the president and founder of Counseling Care spoke with Fox News about their plans to help the gay children of Tennessee. “Since 2004 ‘Counseling Care’ has been helping thousands of teens and adults resolve their unwanted same-sex attractions. We bring the gay demons out of these individuals so they can become who god intended them to be. Our success and track record speaks for itself,” Bachmann said. “Facing the reality that you have unwanted homosexual feelings can cause tremendous turmoil – especially as a child whose feelings conflict with deeply held values, beliefs and life goals. But there is a way out. A path that leads them to resolve rather than fight their homosexual feelings. A path to authentic brotherhood and to our innate heterosexual masculinity.” Bachmann continued, “Our program in Minnesota has been so successful over the years; thanks to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam we will now be able to help all of the gay children in Tennessee get well also.”

Haslam who signed off on the ‘Counseling Care’ gay-to-straight conversion therapy treatment told CNN he is excited about the program. “A child has to choose to become gay because god would never create a homosexual. It’s a choice, not something they were born with – and that is a proven fact,” Haslam said. “Can you imagine how much more productive these ‘now-straight’ children will be not always being bullied or wondering why god made them defective? Gay children will finally be able to learn who they truly are for once in their lives.” Haslam continued, “What we are doing in Tennessee is monumental. I can only hope and pray that other states follow suit.”


Though not everyone from Tennessee feels the same way as Haslam. 35-year-old Paul Horner, whose son Daniel is a 14-year-old homosexual, said he does not agree with the program. “I’m not one bit surprised by Haslam’s actions, not one bit. Typical Haslam, all in the name of “religious freedom,” Horner said. “My son Daniel is one of the nicest boys in the world. He is the most wonderful and loving child you could ever meet in your life. There is no problem with my son, he does not need to change. What does need to change is this conversion therapy program,” Horner continued. “I urge everyone to fight back before this curriculum takes effect in May. Call your congressman. Call your senator. We still have time to fix this wrong. Tell them you think Michele Bachman and Bill Haslam are insane, homophobic, backwards thinking, a*sholes. Tell them we do not want ‘Counseling Care’ in our schools. It’s not only a waste of tax payer money but it is fixing something that is not broken.”

The headquarters for ‘Counseling Care’ is located in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. The group’s gay-to-straight conversion therapy facilities span around the country and have been in operation since February of 2004. ‘Counseling Care’ can be reached at (651) 379-0444 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

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381 Responses to "Gay-To-Straight Program To Be Included In All Tennessee School Curriculum Beginning May 1st"

  1. JEFF YORK says:

    Is this an April Fool joke or is Tennessee actually going back to the 19th century?

  2. jen says:

    Shame on you TN. I’m ashamed to call TN my home. :/

  3. Blink101 says:

    What is the name of this bill? When was it passed?

  4. allie says:

    This is great. Thank you, God. This is an amzing program I am with it 100%. Being homosexual is not good, and never will.

    • charles says:

      kill yourself you horrible human who doesn’t believe in human rights

      • Danielle says:

        1. never tell a person to kill themselves over their opinion.
        2. just because she doesn’t agree with homosexuality, doe not make her a bad person.
        3. you don’t know how in depth she believes things.

        i don’t agree with her, but your comment is spewing stupidity.

        • Erik says:

          Actually yes, she is a bad person for saying homosexuality is wrong. Learn to deal with that. It doesn’t affect ANYONE besides the person who is LGBTQIA. If you have problem with that, rot in hell :) Your first point I do agree with. As for the third, I don’t care how deep her beliefs go. When she says that who you love is wrong it’ll be high time for me to say her belief in god is wrong (which I think it stupid already, but that’s beside the point).

          • stacey says:

            That is the most ridiculous statement Erik. She is no more a bad person for not agree than you are for agreeing. Why is it that everyone can voice their opinion as long as it coincides with the liberal view. LGBTQIA does affect others. The minority is forcing change upon a majority that doesn’t agree. But they can’t say that they agree with the majority because then they are labeled hate mongers and homophobes. I don’t agree with gay marriage and I do not think that homosexuality is the “natural” way things work…duh…if it were, we would have ceased to exist a long time ago. Just because I’m not gay and I don’t think that same sex marriages should be available, doesn’t mean I’m a homophobe…why the hell would I be phobic of gay people? You can love who you love, sure…but if we go by Darwinism which most of the liberals do in order to escape the whole intelligent design idea, gay folks would have been completely extinct because that characteristic wouldn’t have been passed along through DNA bc homosexuals can’t breed without their straight counterparts. ANYWAY….you can’t scream don’t hate while you are hating.

          • Greg says:

            Your ignorance is appalling. You hate people due to their belief on the subject of homosexuality and then say they’re bad people for not believing what you do. Nice taste of hypocrisy and is everything wrong with bigoted idiots who think they’re gods gift to this earth.
            Just because someone doesn’t believe in the same smelling shit as your ignorant self does, does not make they a terrible human being. a ass who puts people down for not thinking the same way does make you a garbage human being whose way of thinking as has started wars and created holocausts.
            Congratulations on being everything wrong with the LGBTQIA communities attempt to change the worlds view on their own life style and belief. They hate being discriminated against and yet your pulling the same card as the opposition, and then you hve the gal try to say that your in the LGBTQIA’s corner by giving them the worst possible reputation.
            (golf clap for the big ass in the room)

        • victoria says:

          I don’t know there are too many people on this planet as is and I’d rather the dumb ones go first.

        • Jon says:

          So, if the opinion was all black people should be slaves, that person is a good person? What if the opinion was children should be nothing more than sex slaves? Still a good person? Get it yet? Probably not but sometimes peoples opinions show who they really are and that probably are not a good person.

        • Jaintn says:

          Actually Danielle, it DOES make her a bad person. Should she kill herself? Of course not, that was a stupid comment to make. Should she be ashamed of herself for being a closed minded and ignorant? Yes. She should be very ashamed.

      • Steve Thorp says:

        Talk about horrible human telling someone to kill themselves. What kind of human are you? Just for the record. Homosexuality is a sin.

        • Chynna says:

          There are hundreds of sins in the bible and they are all equal as well. The only thing you are remotely good at is pointing for hateful christians to start pointing fingers at the sins of others is a pathetic attempt t deflect attention from their own reprehensible behavior. I always find it fascinating that people like you refuse to apply any of the abominations to yourself and also yuo look at your own behavior.

          Get over yourself and learn what being a christian is all. Obviously you are aligning yourself with satan.

    • Josh Rosewolf says:

      Wow I’m sorry no one showed you love and compassion as a child. :(
      Do not judge so that you will not be judged” Matthew 7:1

      • Jon says:

        That’s just genius Josh. Matthew 7 basically states, don’t judge by a standard that you can also be judged. And going by the fact that Allie doesn’t agree with homosexuality I doubt she has to worry about a double standard there. Oh, I can quote scripture too. I’m sure you’ll have some misquoted rebuttal. Just like you used Matthew 7. Though, here it goes “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

        And before you start in on the “put to death” part. Old testament law hasn’t applied since the veil was torn. Keep in mind however, there are worse fates than physical death.

        So, there. It’s mentioned I believe another 17 times in the word of God that it is a sin/abomination for a man to lie with man. It’s amazing how your opinion matters but anyone else’s opinion is lunacy. I think The Bible is pretty cut and dry on the matter of homosexuality. My opinion is, homosexuality is an abomination. Your opinion is that anyone that disagrees with your opinion is a monster.

        • Ryan says:

          Jon, move to Iran, then.

        • bill Matthew says:

          Take your hate filled Holy book and shove it up your bigoted self righteous arse. I’m amazed that it doesn’t advocate impaling gays as punishment.nor have I found the punishment for sheep shagging shepherds in the desert:but then they wrote it.

          • Let's just love. says:

            The Bible is a not a book of hate, but a love story. God loves you and He sent His son to earth die to conquer death so that you can have relationship with the One who IS love for eternity! He’s alive and He loves you!

        • Nich says:

          Exactly why religion does not belong in a government. Some Christians used the bible as a way to justify slavery prior to the Civil War. Everyone has a right to have an opinion, but I believe you must have a lot of hate in your heart. God Bless.

          • adelissa says:

            This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking a while back. I think the acting out of homosexuality is wrong, the ACT. I don’t hate any man. Why is it that if one is true the other must surely follow? I don’t think it is fair to accuse someone of hating just because they don’t agree with something.

        • CW says:

          Wow. Are you wearing two types of fabric? Then you should be put to death. Have you had sex outside of marriage? Death. “Old Testament hasn’t applied since the veil was torn”, except Jesus himself said that the laws of God as outlined in the bible were eternal and would stand as long as heaven and Earth. It was the decision of men, well after the death of Christ, to “change” the bible. So according to Jesus himself, yes, the Old Testament applies and will apply as long as heaven and Earth stand.

        • Anita says:

          MY opinion is you have been brain-washed by your god’s little instruction manual. Burn it. You’ll be so much wiser if you do.

        • other abominations listed in leviticus: shaving, mixed fabrics, bacon, shrimp… there are 3 admonishments against homosexuality in the bible, and more than 100 against heteros. stop cherry-picking from a 2000 year old parable to support your ignorance and hatred.

        • Chynna says:

          Sadly your bible has been mistranslated, enhanced and embellished beyound recognition.

          In the original Hebrew text homosexuality was never forbidden at all. It was only ban when it was part of a Pagan Religious ceremony in a Pagan Temple. That was specifically done to wage war against other religions as has been the christian method of domination since the inception of your beliefs.

          Other religions were always said to be wrong, evil and wicked. That is the only way christian could justify their own belief system.

        • jonuranass:) says:

          No wats genius is that you believe STORIES in a book that have constantly been added to and revised as the years have past. Some ppl are gay well gues fucking wat? Your still going to live and breathe and their going to continue to live and breath. ppl need to stop judging everything that other ppl do . And stop pointing out things that are “wrong’. Im a female myself and you know wat jon? I had sex with a female last night you got that image in ur head real good?? Awsome cause I just looked in the mirror a little bit ago and ummm yep im still breathing and yep im still goin on with my life. And your still goin on with yours because that has no direct effect on your life besides a horrable image in your head. Now im not saying your opinion is wrong . Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However ppl take things way to far. Tennessee just passed a program that is mandatory for gay children k-12 so that as the governor puts it” so they dont have to live defective and so they can get well” ppl need to worry about their owndamn lives and quit tryin to fuck with others. Ppl are going to fuck the opposite sex and ppk are goin to fuck their same sex. Get the fuck over it :)

        • Dani Bock says:

          I take it you have no tattoos and you never eat shellfish, or wear a mixed cotton blend shirt. Otherwise you get to be stoned right next to the gay people.

        • Jon says:

          If you are still going by the laws in the OT, then you are not a Christian. Jesus’s whole thing was a new covenant and made the OT useless. He simply said love everyone as you would want to be loved. You know the golden rule. Now, if a now agnostic has to teach you about your religion, maybe its time you started paying attention in church instead of using it to judge other people.

        • Chynna says:

          There are dozens of abominations in the bible. Exactly why are you fixated on only one of them. People of your ilk are never concerned about the abomination that apply to yourselves.

          The fact that you are a monster part is exactly why I have stated above. You ignore all your own sins and abominations and spend a hell of a lot of time pointing fingers at the others in a pathetic attempt to deflect attention from your own reprehensible behavior.

          Not a single one of you are capable of maintaining the rules of your own belief system, yet you are more than ready to pass judgement about that of others. The pathetic excuse is that you are using your own religion as a weapon for your own bigotry and hate.

    • Anita says:

      You Allie, are the perfect representation of how religion warps and destroys the human mind. THERE. IS. NO. “GOD”. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you will truly be free. All religion is pure poison.

      • Let's just love. says:

        I respectfully would like to inform you that God is real. I know him. To me that is like saying your mother isn’t real. Jesus wants a relationship with you. He is not a hateful god, but a God of love. I know this because He speaks to me and to anyone who asks him to. He wants to know you.

        • Chynna says:

          The delusions in your own mind are not reality or the truth. They are a fabrication of the weak minded who are incapable of dealing with reality and understanding science. That is why mankind created gods in the first place. In fact mankind has created over 4700 gods since the written history of this planet, not a single one has ever been proven to exist.

          Not only that, those who are in the most need of miracles from your god are always the only ones who never receive any help either. Your god has only blessed the USA and the third world countries are left to their own devices and millions of innocent children die on a regular basis in spite of their beliefs.

    • Brad says:

      YOU are a horrible person

    • Chynna says:

      Being a hateful bigot is not good. Homosexuality is normal and natural behavior by all standards of sexual behavior on this planet. Science has proven it is genetically linked to DNA. It is a very integral part of who they are.

      Homosexual behavior is found in all species on this planet including insects. It is normal and natural in nature. Mother nature does not lie, but people of your ilk can and do vehemently to promote your own agenda of hate, ignorance, bigotry and religion.

      People like you need to get your head out of the sand and educate yourselves. There is no room on this planet for wilfull ignorance.

    • Chynna says:

      There is absolutely nothing about being a christian that is good and never has been. To denigrate any group on the basis of sexual orientation is dispicable and reprehensible at best. Get over your hate and bigotry.

  5. Dawn Marie Seeley says:

    PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE????

    • Dani Bock says:

      Sorry, it’s been up too long to be for April Fools.

      • Blink101 says:

        Nope. This is definitely a joke. Click on the “Fappy the Anti-Masturbation Dolphin” tag to see they have done this sort of thing before on this site.

  6. Sondra says:

    This is disgusting.
    How about stop telling and teaching your kids homosexuality is wrong, then maybe they wouldn’t be scared of who they actually are.
    You should love your child no matter what sexual preference they are.

    If I had kids and lived in Tennessee, I would move out of state instantly.

  7. Kellie says:

    This will never happen.

  8. adelissa says:

    You know, as a bible believing Christian, I do believe the sexual act of homosexuality is a sin (not being attracted to same sex people that is called temptation not sin) but what I find really irritating in this world right now is how homosexuality has become this sin of all sins. God doesn’t put point values on sin like this one is a 3 but oh my goodness if you are an active homosexual you are a 10 and must be cured right away! Sin is sin and they might as well start programs to keep kids from having premarital sex before it starts or programs to cure selfishness or a worldly spirit or.. uh oh we just crossed the separation between church and state lines! If they want to do this in private religious schools, more power to them but I personally don’t believe in forcing my views on others. the start of a changed life is saving faith in Christ. trying to change a person’s morals before their soul is like putting the cart before the horse, no wonder so many people think being a Christian is all about being good and then you go to heaven. Christ died BECAUSE we are sinners and can’t save ourselves because we can’t possibly be good enough to go to heaven. The thing that bothers me is when I can say that about a lifestyle I don’t believe in but it doesn’t go both ways. If I say that I personally think homosexual acts are a sin, then I am automatically a homophobic or am guilty of some hate crime. On the contrary I have great compassion for those people struggling with this, all I want is freedom to respectfully disagree without name calling or hate mongering, but I think this program is ignorant at best. It is legislating religion which our founding forefathers said we aren’t to do because we aren’t modeling ourselves after the vatican. NO HUMAN can speak for God (the puritans tried that and we had a bunch of poor women killed for being so called witches.) Now that I have probably offended both sides of this argument my work is done but this is what I believe.

    • Mitchch says:

      You’re obviously free to have your beliefs, but if the Christian god does exist, I’d rather spend eternity in hell than support that petty, spiteful bastard.

      Here’s another loving sentiment of his, this time speaking out against the handicapped:

      Leviticus 21:17-24 – “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; no man with a crippled foot or hand, or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the offerings made to the LORD by fire. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.’ ”

      Also, no humans can speak for god, but who do you think wrote the bible?

      Even if god did somehow dictate the bible to these people, the writers own preconceptions and prejudices would have been highly likely to alter “god’s” intended message.

      • adelissa says:

        1) The bible was written during a special time in history and is complete. There is even a verse warning against adding and taking away from scripture. It was divinely inspired (revealed) to specific apostles/disciples. The reason why I say man can’t speak for God is for that reason, God has already said what he needs to through his word. 2) The verse you quoted is from the old testament which is showing how badly we need a savior because we can never be as perfect as the above shows. It was written before Christ was crucified. God loved us so much he sent His son to die in our place. That is what grace is. We of course are supposed to try to do our best to live a good life and there may be earthly consequences if we sin but our salvation is secure if we just believe and ask. Not to hijack this thread, just wanted to explain those two things. The same principle applies though. I have my beliefs you have yours. I would defend you the right to express your beliefs and would never ridicule you or call you names, though it troubles me that you call my God names. God gave us free will and therefore freedom including freedom of speech is not just a political issue for me but a spiritual one. I just wish this world was a kinder place where people don’t abuse that freedom, and that some Christians wouldn’t give Christianity a bad name.

        • Anita says:

          So because these “apostles/disciples” heard voices in their heads and wrote down what they said, you people not only see nothing wrong with that but you actively FOLLOW what they said. That’s called mental illness and there are treatments for it.

        • CW says:

          Wow. The bible is complete? When was it complete? 3000 years ago when it began? Or less than 2000 years ago when simple men decided the Old Testament did not apply and changed the laws of God, creating the New Testament from nothing more than 30+ year old memories of what they think someone (Jesus) said? After Jesus himself said the laws of God as written in the bible (Old Testament) would stand as long as Heaven and Earth. To say that those who wrote the bible were inspired by God is no more real than the monsters who commit crimes and say God told them to do it. The bible is a fable. That is not to say there is no truth to be had there, just as there is truth to be found in Aesop’s fables. But to call it God’s word is arrogant, conceited, and ignorant in my opinion. God speaks to us all individually through our conscience. His word to one is not going to be the same as his word to another, because he will have a different message and path for everyone. When you follow your conscience, you are talking directly to God. You don’t need a book written by people, 3,000 years ago to control the masses and explain what they could not understand. God is not in the Church nor is he in the bible.

        • Chynna says:

          The bible is a book of fiction, myths and fairy tales. It has also never been authenticated and the authorship is totally unknown. To make outrageous claims that any of it is true shows incredible a complete lack of education and intellectual ability.

          there was absolutely nothing special about the time your bible was written at all. In fact the majority of it was plagiarized from other Pagan religions that were written more than 3,000 years befor christianity was.

          If you had at least read your own bible, it should be self evident to you that Jesus never died at all. Your own story tell that he was up an walking around 3 days later. However, that is the exact same story as over 50 other crucified saviors thousand of years befor. There is nothing new, original or unique about Jesus.

          The fact you want god to exist, you need god to exist and you ASSUME your god exists does not reflect reality. It is only your opinion. If your god exists, you would not need faith or belief.

          Mankind has created over 4700 gods since the written history of this planet. Not one has ever been proven to exist, that includes yours.

        • Chynna says:

          No one needs a savior at all. There was absolutely nothing special about the time when your bible was written either other than the fact that ancient men were totally ignorant of biology and all the rest of science that makes this planet function. Those ancient superstitious men were too stupid to understand reality, so they invented gods to pacify themselves. Your mind has not evolved since that time either. You are still stuck in the primitive thinking and claiming that god is responsible for things that you do not understand. The rest of us know better than that.

          Your god is apparently totally impotent and only appears to ancient men who are hallucinating on drugs from weeds. They are no better than the druggies of today.

          No one has hijacked this thread either. The pure ignorance of the christians who perpetuate this lunacy are the only ones who are destroying this planet with their hate.

          As for the fact that you want to assume that christians are good people. The Facts speak for themselves. That entire myth has been debunked by your own behavior for eons. You cannot fool people any more and they are no longer afraid that you christian will kill anyone who speaks out against you.

    • Chynna says:

      IF you had actually read your own bible, you would be aware of the fact that Jesus did NOT die at all. All sins are also equal in the bible as well, yet believers have fixated on homsexuality as the only sins that is of any significance. Christian has used violence and vicious behavior all though history to force their beliefs on to other. They have not changed and never will.

  9. Alice V. says:

    This is absolutely disgraceful. I live in Tennessee and 17. I`m a gay transgender (m to f ) and this greatly offends me. To think this is what the world is coming to makes me ashamed that Im a human. I live near Nashville and if It gets put into my curriculum, I will show up in a rainbow outfit and protest until it gets removed. The fact that they just cant accept that not everyone is straight makes me wonder why society`s “Natural direction” for sexuality is straight. Think about this. Imagine if you do put this into schools,what are you going to create? You are going to create people who try to be attracted to the opposite sex. It can and more than likely will fuck a person up. Because deep down they WILL know the truth and know that YOU just don`t want to accept it in the end. God said nothing about sexuality in the bible. Why would god make someone he would hate and cast sin on? Its artful destruction at that point if you believe thats what it is. You create something to destroy it. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. And you call yourselves Christians? Well i doubt God wanted for people to drive themselves to suicide just because the world wont accept them. I wanted to be straight and tried my hardest.In the end I had to accept,I was gay and I didn`t feel right in my own skin. But Im happier now. My friends and family all accept me. My mother still loves me like she loves my sisters. Of course it is just my opinion,feel free to not agree with me. I really hope that they change what they`re doing. Or they`ll be responsible for tens and maybe hundreds of suicides. -Alice V.

  10. Alex C. says:

    This is sick. I can`t believe that they`re doing this! They need to get a damn grip on reality. Imagine what could happen,Suicide,insanity and driving people to the verge of Insanity. Its absolutely ridiculous!

  11. Zach says:

    I love when Christians say something is a fact, but have no proof to back it up except personal belief. A fact is something that has been proven through research and multiple studies to find absolute truth. Not, the bible says so, therefore it’s fact. The bible has been changed numerous times over the centuries, hence the name “New Testement”. There are also many versions of the bible, therefore it’s source of credibility is faulty and unreliable. If you have a religious view, that is, by law, your right as an individual and no one should judge you for it. The same is applied to you when it comes to other people’s personal lives. People’s “sins” are there’s and there’s alone, involving yourself in someone else “cure” is not your job nor your responsibility. In fact, I remember reading in the bible that “God” said, let it be the almighty lord who pass judgement onto those who have been wicked…. or something like that. Or is religion come to the point that we pick things in the bible to follow and other things to ignore?

    • adelissa says:

      I agree with the majority of your statement; this is not their place to interfere with the lives of these children. If the children in question volunteered, that would be one thing, but the mandatory nature of this is wrong on many levels.
      The bible wasn’t changed, though. The New testament completes the old testament, and I agree that belief and fact are different. I believe that what I believe is true therefore fact but it is true that we won’t have conclusive proof until we die. The reason I am so against homosexuality being a hot button for Christians to point to is precisely what you said. The bible isn’t a buffet table. homosexuality is no different to me than having premarital sex. I do think there are much worse and more serious things to concentrate on to make this a better world, but since I see this as a religious issue, I don’t think it has a place in our (public) schools.

      • Chynna says:

        The bible is used as a buffet table by all of its followers. They all pick and choose what ever parts they will follow or ignore completely.

        There are dozens of abomination in the bible, yet people like you have fixated on only this one. Apparently you get some kind of satisfaction from denigrating others as it is much easier to point fingers at others that look at your own reprehensible behavior.

  12. Stephan says:

    Of course, as usual, this initiative is supported by one of the biggest, most lisping, most flaming effeminate gay dudes in the history of American politics, Marcus Bachman.
    Why am I not surprised.
    Self-loathing is always a bad thing, but, to then try to project that onto children is even worse.
    While I will enjoy watching this initiative self-destruct, I hate knowing that innocent children will end up as shrapnel in the midst of all of this “adult” nonsense.
    Expect the number of childhood LGBT suicide to skyrocket in Tennessee..and Mississippi.
    How long do you think it will be before a bullied LGBT kind brings a gun to his or her Tennessee school & attempts to(if not succeed in)wipe out his or her bullies, or the flip side to that, wherein a closeted bully attempts to or succeeds in shooting an LGBT classmate or simply a person on the street?
    Access to guns+self-loathing+poor impulse control=a lot of mass funerals & school closings.

  13. Ren says:

    Conversion Therapy… politically correct way of saying BRAINWASHING. My oldest daughter is gay. I have no problem with it and the ONLY thing that matters to me is that she is true to herself. It isn’t the school’s business anymore than its the government’s business as to what a child’s orientation is.

  14. Linda Pinkerton says:

    Read your Bible People. Jesus did not discriminate against anybody, SAME ON YOU.

    • Chynna says:

      Read your bible, your god is a terrorist and has no love of humanity on any level. Everything that makes us human is discouraged or prohibited.

      The entire book is a farce with thousand of contradictions and errors. It is totally meaningless.

      • Brad says:

        Gotta love when people immediately lash out just because somebody mentioned “Bible”. Linda did not say she followed the Bible, only acknowledged that Jesus did not discriminate, which is clearly more than can be said for you.

        People have the right to believe what they want as long as it does not hurt others. Pushing your beliefs on somebody is just as bad as them pushing it on you I hate to tell you. Trying to convert somebody from gay-to-straight, Christian-to-non, atheist-to-religious are terrible. All of these are wrong to try and force upon somebody who is unwilling.

        • Chynna says:

          Ya gotta love it when christian deny that Jesus is a major part of the bible and chrisitanity.

          According to you fools, you god and Jesus are the same person. That means that the entire Old Testament is about BOTH of them. The most maniacal monsters ever written about.

  15. Suzi says:

    This is ridiculous. If we let this happen we might as well welcome the Westboro Baptist Church with open arms. Treating children like Pavlov’s Dogs just because they have homosexual tendencies is a terrible plan.

  16. Starla Lowry says:

    This is sick humor and my friends do not think it is funny. Too many people took it seriously and it gave Tennessee a black eye. Are you mentally ill or some kind of sadist?

  17. untrfc says:

    I wonder why God is not capitalized in this article

    • Chynna says:

      Why should it be. There are over 4700 god that mankind has created since the written history of this planet. God is a generic term. You have to decide what god you are talking about.

      You should know that yours is not the only one.

  18. butch matthews says:

    Have you ever heard a gay man say that he had been with women and he tried it with men ? And after that I’m sure he made a choice. And if you have to take a pill or go to the doctor to get something worked on you were not born that way. The doctor was right the first time he saw you.

    What some have in mind for public schools is to warped to mention, CHECK it out. MASSRESISTANCE ORG, And Americans for truth org. And if U don’t do something today what will tomorrow be like ?

    How fast can your conscience define decent? Would you want it done to you ?

    OK what about your daughter ?

    That’s fast AY ?

    Sometimes it takes a heart to convince the mind to do what the flesh doesn’t want you to do. Make wise choices . Would you let 2 gay men adopt a baby girl??

    OK, What about a young girl?

    I wonder what 2 gay men would teach an adopted boy about sex ? The question should be asked of lesbian also. Would it be a natural thought or a warped and perverted thought ? Natural = Free from pretension.

    Like pretending to be a woman or a man. Two gay men want to be together that sounds like an agreement not to have kids. And they shouldn’t. They would have to put a warped twist to the birds and the bees.

    In our opinion: Fathers and mothers both matter, DESERT NEWS,The review of the economics of Canada household , and that’s liberal Canada Do a search on yahoo

    And Have you ever noticed that you never hear anyone from the lgbt community say that it’s wrong for a man and a woman to be together ? Why not ? Be careful how you answer you may not like the next question .

    Now lets wait and see how many they take down with them.

    IF America keeps going the way it is , America is not going to like how it ends.
    We all have a very good reason to be concerned.

    If there’s no compassion for the kids in public schools then how much are you worth. What do politicians have in mind for public schools ?

    And if the moral compass is a liberal agenda, what hope is there for your kids ? Then why mention theirs ?

    And before giving a thumbs up or down you may want to wait for the next comment.
    Or Click on user name and read it before I post it.
    

    • butch matthews says:

      Josh Wilson: Something’s Got To Change (Music Video) – YouTube
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUWLXf9mt4

    • Anita says:

      Oh honey, step away from your “good” book and Fox News. They’re obviously causing brain damage.

    • Dani Bock says:

      I’m sorry but your comments are barely comprehensible and I can’t quite tell what side you are on.

    • Chynna says:

      That statement is completely idiotic. The majority of gay men has never had sex with women and have absolutely no compulsion to do so either.

      People like you have no real clue what decency is either. You have never experienced it or know how to behave in a decent manner either.

      Your hate and bigotry is clearly defined inn your words. You have no clue as to who should and should not have kids. The only people I have ever heard who slaughter their kids in their beds are religious zealots, who always claim they did it because their god told them to. The twisted ideology of religionist has always brought out pure evil and barbaric behavior in mankind.

      Your hateful rant is the proof that your beliefs and ideology have turned you into one of the most reprehensible people on the planet. Get off befor you defile humanity any further.

    • Chynna says:

      Absolutely any adult who wants to adopt regardless of their sexual orientation. Who are you to say that you are any better parent than they are. The majority of them make a hell of a lot better parents that you possibly could. They do not teach their kids to hate, discriminate and judge.

      The only kids I know who have been murdered by their parents were those belonging to christians. The exact same thing can be said about those who abuse their kids as well.

      It is sad that people like you have no moral agenda, only one of hate and bigotry with no foundation at all for anything that you think. The most twisted ideology has come straight out of churches and the mouths of clergy.

  19. Lee H says:

    So many people judge and condemn the LGBT community through the Bible. Yes I am queer, yes i believe in god BUT The Bible was written BY MAN interpreted BY MAN and most of all ABUSED BY MAN. God never would want anyone to hate someone else or make them feel unloved. He is all about love. Not hate or judgement. And for those of you who want to quote the bible to me. i have read over and over again EVERY passage of both KJV and ECV (King James and English Contemporary). Before you judge others turn the mirror on yourself. Chances are you are only judging and condemning others because there is something in yourself that you are to afraid to look at. After all remember, Football is a sin as well. Lets take a look at what the “Condemners” do that is a sin shall we?

    Leviticus 19:27 reads “You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.” I see plenty of men with shaved beards and “bowl” hair cuts.

    Leviticus 11:8, which is discussing pigs, reads “You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.” Well there goes Football

    It’s Genesis 38:9-10: “Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord; so He took his life also.” Well the “pull out” method is out.

    Leviticus 19:19 reads, “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” We are all screwed on this one….

    1 Timothy 2:9 “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.” Sorry but that wedding ring your so fond of has got to go!!

    Shellfish. Leviticus 11:10 reads, “But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.” And shellfish is right in that wheelhouse.

    Leviticus 11 bans a TON of animals from being eaten (it’s THE basis for Kosher law); beyond shellfish and pig, it also says you can’t eat camel, rock badger, rabbit, eagle, vulture, buzzard, falcon, raven, crow, ostrich, owl, seagull, hawk, pelican, stork, heron, bat, winged insects that walk on four legs unless they have joints to jump with like grasshoppers (?), bear, mole, mouse, lizard, gecko, crocodile, chameleon and snail.

    As a final note, I know that a few of these cite the Old Testament, which Christianity doesn’t necessarily adhere to as law.To which I say: If you’re going to ignore the section of Leviticus that bans about tattoos, pork, shellfish, round haircuts, polyester and football, how can you possibly turn around and quote Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”) as irrefutable law? But that’s me trying to introduce logic to religious fanaticism (or, at least, trying to counter some mix of ignorance, bigotry and narcissism with logic). And I should probably know better.
    Furthermore that passage does not mean what most people think it means. The 18:22 & 20:13 verses in Leviticus refer not to homosexuals but to heterosexuals who took part in the baal fertility rituals in order to guarantee good crops and healthy flocks. No hint at sexual orientation or homosexuality is even implied. The word abomination in Leviticus was used for anything that was considered to be religiously unclean or associated with idol worship.

    My favorite quote of all. “Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?.” Simply put. Clean your own closet before come into mine. and Finally get the facts straight before you come at people with religious bigotry. Not everyone may have been raised in Catholic school and MADE to memorize most of the bible, but I was. Not to mention that like i said before. The bible was written by man. We do not even know if it is an accurate telling of what happened. Hell the Vatican still has scripture under lock and key because it would undermine the authority of the church. Pretty much the bible is just another book written by HUMANS with THEIR OWN interpretation of what was meant. Not to mention all the interpretations of future generations thrown into the mix.

  20. Jon says:

    This is crap… by not accepting a person, you are a bad person… following a old book based absolutely nothing makes you an idiot… and if you want to know what God thinks, well the real he has a Facebook page… He loves the gays btw… and cannot stand prejudice people… If you hate gays, you are going to hell… God’s words… not mine

    • Chynna says:

      By refusing to acknowledge that the entire bible applies to everyone that is christians and not just to homosexual, yes she is absolutely wrong. This haters seem to think that they are above the rules in the bible and that only homosexual are the sinners.

      There are more biblical rules for many other behavior and homosexuality is only one of them. The bigots are refusing to apply the bible to themselves, yet they are more than willing to pass judgement on and point fingers at others when they do not agree with their behavior. That is pompous, arrogant and narcissistic. All of which on their own are equal sins and abominations in the bible as well.

      Adultery,lying, divorce, tattoos, pride, creating discord, wearing clothes of mixed cloth, eating shell fish are all abominastions that christians today totally ignore. They want to feel superior to others that they deem are more sinful than themselves

  21. Robert Karno says:

    I am very proud of Tennessee. I pray this program will be a big hit. No one is born a homosexual. I am not judging – I am teaching, Romans 1:24-27 is clear.

    • Timothy says:

      Sorry but yes they are a lot of kiss are born gay. If you don’t like it then oh we’ll ignore the world and stay inside forever!

    • Chynna says:

      Your totally ignorance of biology, physiology and science is appalling. Science has proven that homosexuality is innate as it is linked genetically to the mother.

      The fact that you chose to remain ignorant and have just passed judgement is proof of your sinful ways as well. To claim you have not judged other is absolutely ridiculous. Hiding behind your religion does not give you an excuse to be a bigot either.

      You are not teaching at all. You are giving your opinion and assumption that are totally incorrect and have been proven to be wrong.

      It is pathetic to judge others when you fail to apply the same standards of sin and wrong doing to yourself.

    • Chynna says:

      You are obviously completely ignorant of science, biology and physiology. To even think that homosexuality is not the same as heterosexuality is a pathetic attempt to make your own sexual preferences legitemate. They are all the same.

  22. OMFG says:

    I don’t give a rat’s butt what you believe. Crap like this is based on religious beliefs not scientific facts and thus does NOT belong in public, government funded schools. Want to teach you kids about Christianity? Send them to a private school. There is no way this can pass the Supreme Court.

  23. Jeff Teach says:

    Is this a joke? This is a joke right? Has to be a joke.

  24. Anita says:

    They’ve got it all wrong. What they DESPERATELY need is the religious to educated converstion therapy program. It should be mandatory for every person in support of this bill.

  25. Tammy says:

    THIS IS A JOKE, you idiots!!! Read the fine print and the articles he’s written. You guys are so stupid.

  26. Joe Drager says:

    The initial conversion only accepts good looking women. Ugly women will be converted to other things. Men’s conversion is irrelevant in that they are forever stained and nobody would want to be near them anyway.

  27. Timothy says:

    I wanna move to TN Now and start a fuss in this gay to straight class I will literally be in the class and kiss a boy right in front of a teacher and if they try to stop us I’ll trip them kick them in the balls and flick them off and be like “some people are gay and not straight get use to it”.

  28. Bill says:

    How is this even legal? I’m straight and this even offends me.

  29. Truth Proof says:

    Seems perfectly fair since most schools now have informal “straight to gay” programs.

    • Chynna says:

      That is an enormously ignorant statement. There are no such programs. Sexual orientation cannot be changed. It is linked to DNA and has been proven to be innate.

  30. Jon says:

    There is no such thing as sin. Its a made up thing used to control people. Its pretty simple to be a good person, treat each other as you want to be treated….tada. You don’t need rules or laws from some dude in another dimension telling me what makes me good. If this god cares more about you worshipping him then being a good person, then I want nothing to do with what he calls “heaven”.

  31. The Pensioner says:

    Well, what do you expect these are the same people who gave us Texas…

  32. Howard Harrison says:

    The American Medical, Psychiatric, and Psychological
    Associations are all on record stating the conversion therapy
    doesn’t work and is often harmful. The Southern Poverty Law Center
    labels it a Hate Crime. Homosexuality is not a choice; it is
    largely genetically determined. I wonder how much money Mr. Bachman
    stands to earn for developing this curriculum? This is similar to
    the Psychoanalysts in 1973 when the American Psychiatric
    Association removed homosexuality from their diagnostic manual. The
    analysts were outraged because the lost a diagnostic code used to
    bill insurance; i.e., they could not bill for treating a
    non-disease.

  33. Christy says:

    YOU WILL NOT LET OUR CHILDREN PRAY AT SCHOOL BUT WANT US TO PAY FOR THIS?????????????

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