Hawaii just banned ‘conversion therapy’ for young LGBT+ people

 

Several articles and editorials have been written explaining why homosexuals cannot be admitted to membership.  One of these I wrote myself, the title: “Homosexuality Can Be Healed.”  All I can say in defense of myself for writing it is that it was based on information I thought was authentic, but which later was disproved by further studies.  If I were to write another article on the subject now, I would probably entitle it, “We’re ALL God’s Children.”

by Carl J. Welz,  C.S.B.

Houston, TX – October 11, 1986

 

Hawaii just banned ‘conversion therapy’ for young LGBT+ people

Posted  by Jake Hall in news

Hawaii has become the 12th US state to sign a law prohibiting therapists from offering ‘conversion therapy’ to minors.

The law, which will come into effect on 1 July, marks a landmark step forward for LGBT+ rights in Hawaii, where similar bills have been introduced since 2013 but have repeatedly failed to gain traction.

In a speech given at a ceremony held at the Hawaii State Capitol building, David Ige – who signed the bill – explained:

The overwhelming scientific research has shown that conversion therapy is not effective and frequently has lasting harmful psychological impacts on minors.

For our LGBTQ youth, it often results in feelings of isolation, depression, and hopelessness. It has absolutely no place on our lovely islands.

‘Conversion therapy’, also often referred to as ‘cure therapy’, has been widely discredited and flagged by numerous human rights organizations.

https://www.indy100.com/article/hawaii-twelfth-state-outlaw-conversion-therapy-minors-lgbt-youth-gay-trans-8370391

 

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MBE and RGB – Equal Rights and Privileges

 


The Magna Charta of Christian Science means much, multum in parvo,—all-in-one and one-in-all. It stands for the inalienable, universal rights of men. Essentially democratic, its government is administered by the common consent of the governed, wherein and whereby man governed by his Creator is self-governed. The Church is the mouthpiece of Christian Science,—its law and gospel are according to Christ Jesus; its rules are health, holiness, and immortality,—equal rights and privileges, equality of the sexes, rotation in office.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: My. 246:30-247:9

 

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Published on Mar 7, 2018

 

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Royal Wedding: Rev. Michael Curry + Barbara Vining – The Power of Love

 

 

The power of God’s love is the greatest agent for bringing needed change and healing into the world.

 

 

 

Published on May 19, 2018

Watch Rev. Michael Curry from North Carolina give a powerful sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Love my neighbor as myself?

The excerpt below is from the May 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


It seems to trip people up. I’ve seen it often in my practice of Christian Science. A person comes to me seeking healing, and also wants to know how to increase the effectiveness of their own prayers—and we will be discussing the importance of understanding and living the two commandments Christ Jesus identified as the greatest of all commandments. The first is, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” And the second, Jesus said, is just as important: “ ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ ” (see Mark 12:28–31, New Living Translation). Then I hear from my fellow spiritual seeker, “I’m not sure I love myself, so how can I love my neighbor as myself?”

It’s been helpful to me to see that second commandment as not asking us to love our, or another’s, human personality, which falls short of the divine ideal that is our true self. As human beings, we all have plenty of room for improvement. But it’s natural to care about our own welfare—about having a roof over our head, food on the table, clothes to wear, loving relationships, etc., and in that sense, we love ourselves. So, caring about another individual’s welfare in the same degree we care about our own would be an essential way of loving our neighbor as ourself.

But there’s more. The kind of unselfishness needed to be a Christian healer, as Jesus expected his followers to be, has to do with deriving our assessment of ourselves and others from what God knows and loves about us. That’s where the first commandment comes in, and why it is first. To understand what God knows, we need to know what God is, and what God does. Then we can truly love God with our all, and love ourselves and others as God loves us.

It’s clear, then, that loving God and loving our neighbor are inextricably linked. We love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, by loving and being what God loves—Love’s very own expression. We can do that, because that’s what we are. And what’s not to love about that!

In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy links the two great commandments as if they were one. She quotes the First Commandment in its original form, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” from Exodus 20:3, and then says: “The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science.… One infinite God, good … fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself;’ …” (p. 340).

Barbara Vining

 

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Right Desire with Laura Moliter

 

 

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“All eyes look to you, hoping, and you give them their food right on time, opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing.” (Psalms 145: 15-16, Common English Bible)

God is the Source. He has within His Own Being the very substance of Life, and He expresses it with precision and with Love.
No one is left out of God’s caring providence. He encompasses the expanse of infinity with His presence and activity. We are always at the point of receiving His daily, hourly grace. Each one of us can turn our eyes to God, in understanding faith—in the knowledge of God as unconditional Life and boundless Love.
Our food is our needed human supplies, like the daily manna that was demonstrated to Moses, but it goes beyond that. God feeds us generously with the right idea at the right time. He gives us comfort when we are anxious. He gives us strength when we are afraid. He gives us insights when we need guidance. He gives us a laugh when we most need joy.
Let’s turn our eyes eagerly to God, with hope and expectancy. He is able to satisfy your right desires and those of one and all, and all with His perfect timing!

Laura Moliter, Divine Purpose Coach and Spiritual Activist

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Humility

 

 Mrs. Eddy writes (ibid., p. 367), “This is what is meant by seeking Truth, Christ, not ‘for the loaves and fishes,’ nor, like the Pharisee, with the arrogance of rank and display of scholarship, but like Mary Magdalene, from the summit of devout consecration, with the oil of gladness and the perfume of gratitude, with tears of repentance and with those hairs all numbered by the Father.”

 

 

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Comfort in the night

 

In the middle of the night

From the April 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal


God is in this room
(though not less
elsewhere).

I reach
my hand to Him
(never mind
what direction—
He is everywhere).

Never alone,
I pull the healing
closeness of His comfort
round me
(warmed, loved).

God is here.

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