Each week during the WV Legislative Session, Delegate Jim Butler (R-Mason) is on the show updating listeners on the latest bills being discussed.
Unlike the other GOP Delegate who was on my show today, Jim doesn't see the need for a controversial bill being pushed by the pro-LGBT group Fairness WV. Jim calls this bill "a solution seeking a problem".
When I asked Delegate Joshua Higginbotham to give me an example of someone who was hindered in WV by this NOT being a law, he couldn't do it!
The bill, HB2650, would prohibit mental health providers from engaging in, or referring a patient to, sexual orientation conversion therapy when such person is under eighteen years of age.
In short, parents will no longer have as an option, if this passes, to take their child to a mental health professional specializing in sexual orientation conversion therapy. For instance, if a boy has been sexually abused by an adult male and then begins to question his own sexuality, the parents would not be able to have him see a therapist who would try to persuade the child of Heteronormative.
Parents of course don't know what's best for their children! At least that's what people like Higginbotham believe.
Thankfully, Jim Butler doesn't think like that! Listen to his interview about that issue and many others!