A petition is floating around the internet to ban so-called “transgender conversion therapy,” a procedure that involves, presumably, an attempt by a professional to help a person who is experiencing a gender identity disorder (also known as gender dysphoria). If the progress of the homosexual movement is a guide to what will come next, we can expect that laws will soon be passed criminalizing individuals’ receiving therapy to help them do away with transgender identities or desires—even for those who want to relieve themselves of such identities and desires.Wouldn'tcha know it, this is exactly where we are in Ontario. A bill is being passed at this very moment making this very therapy illegal. I really don't know what Catholic organizations such as Courage will do with that one, since they are basically being squeezed out of their own teachings.
In fact, many things are becoming illegal in Ontario, including freedom of speech. Reading this article, I was struck by the fact that this very piece would likely face some kind of human rights legal challenge today in Ontario. It would take a lot of courage - and perhaps some foolishness - to publish it here in Canada.