Christie Bows to Gay Lobby, Outlaws Helping Children

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


No gay conversion therapy here

No gay conversion therapy here

It’s a smart political move by Christie since it keeps his liberal cred intact. Sure it victimizes kids and forces parents to send them for therapy out of state. But that’s not his problem.

Those kids are just collateral damage in Christie’s presidential campaign. When it comes to choosing between at risk kids and the gay lobby, the governor knows who has the cash.

First Christie announced that he believes people are born gay. It’s not clear what his qualifications to make that determination are.

A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that he “does not believe in conversion therapy” for homosexuals, but did not say whether the New Jersey governor plans to support a ban on the practice that’s under consideration by state lawmakers.

“There is no mistaking his point of view on this when you look at his own prior statements where he makes clear that people’s sexual orientation is determined at birth,” Maria Comella, his spokeswoman, said.

Is this really the role of government to be announcing that sexual orientation is determined at birth?

“I’m of two minds just on this stuff in general,” Christie was quoted by the Star-Ledger as saying at a press conference Wednesday. “Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. I don’t – this is a general philosophy, not to his bill – generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents’ ability to make decisions on how to care for their children, I’m generally a skeptic of those bills. Now, there can always be exceptions to those rules and this bill may be one of them.”

And the bill was one of them. Christie blew off parents and hugged the gay lobby to his chest, hoping some of those political donations will come his way.

In a signing note accompanying the bill that will be made public Monday, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual acts are sins.

So Christie is now an expert on theology and biology.

The bill, which illegally interferes with the relationship between children, therapists and parents, because an identity group has ideological issues with the idea that homosexuality is a choice, was based on fraudulent testimony that a mentally ill drag queen got from a Ru Paul movie.

  • herb benty

    Christie has turned. ” For the love of money, is the root of all evil”.

  • michaelhayes

    This man is a egotistical anti biblical danger

  • The7Sticks

    So what? It’s also illegal to practice eugenics and partial-birth abortions of babies. How’s banning electroshock abuse forced upon children any different? That’s essentially what so-called “reparative therapy” is, at least from some of the horror stories I’ve heard about it.

    • A_Perspective

      ??? So if the child would rather not be gay that’s no problem at least for the greater PC good is it? Or let’s just say this is just another example of how “liberal” just didn’t get anymore so now we have the new euphemism “progressive.” Either way it’s still contradiction in terms like “gay” itself, because I’ve never met a “gay” person who truly comfortable with it. BTW the “Genetic Theory” has never been proven and it is certainly not an absolute, only promoted by Leftists and others obsessed with it.
      Regardless of the political variation on a theme, once again Christie is clearly just playing the media.

  • rich__b

    He can just about forget about ever being president (not just because of this but for all the liberal stuff overall). Well, as a Republican anyway.

    Of course liberals will think this is the guy Republicans should put up for office for prez. And if they are stupid enough to do it, Hillary will be our next president. Doesn’t look good as the party was stupid enough to put up McCain and Romney, neither of which excited the conservative base. The base Republicans seem to want to drive out of the party, leaving them with nothing.

    Don’t get me wrong, Christie generally has been good for NJ. That state has been misruled by Democrats for far too long.

    • john spielman

      Christie is your typical political whore, who will sell himself to the public as someone who approves issues if it will help stay in office.

  • lifeisfunny

    At least he’s not Jerry Brown who in order to get gay support approved children choosing their genders so that they can go to the bathroom of their choice.

  • ReyR

    Three years down the road, Americans need to elect a new POTUS, who will be ALL of the following: female, black, obese, gay, crippled, illiterate, non-Christian, feminist, not a speaker of English, non-citizen, of liberal convictions (preferably Islam), has not worked one day in her life. Won’t it be fun, people?

  • tickletik

    In case anyone still has questions on whether people are “born gay”

    http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/2013/06/identical-twin-studies-prove-homosexuality-is-not-genetic/

    I knew about these studies years ago. To say that people are born gay is to say it’s genetic. Which means that the correlation rate for twins being identically gay should be about 100%. In reality, it’s about 11%. This is the kind of information that should bury the concept of being “born gay”. And aside from this comment, you will never hear about it. And that’s for 2 reasons

    1) There’s money to be made by hucksters selling the “gay agenda”

    2) A lot of homosexuals, particularly the ones in power, tend to be corrupt morally as well as sexually. If it’s not in their interests to tell the truth, they’ll happily spread a lie. Note. I said “most”. NOT “all.

  • NJLib

    Mr. Greenfield, you can blame the “gay lobby” and Governor Christie all you want on this. But the fact remains that conversion therapy is based on pseudoscience and is not empirically validated. Just as a hospital will give a blood transfusion to save a child’s life despite their parents’ religious objections, there are times that law and decency must trump the wishes of a parent.

    • john spielman

      Neither is the notion that “people are born homosexual’. All those “studies” are pseudoscience. Are people born to be pedophiles or murderers or thieves? No, these are consequences of thoughts turning into actions turning into habits turning into life styles. All lead to consequences.

      • Histpoli Buff

        Stop your stupid bullshit John. Tickletik, and Dana, because u deny the existence of gay people.

        • john spielman

          “gay” people exist of that there is no doubt, but it is a consequence of thoughts and choices an individual makes consiously or subconsciously in life whether homosexuality (or other sins) will define and control them or not.
          ps. All the name calling does not change absolute truth whether one agrees with it or not.

  • INTOLERANTOFEVIL

    Homosexuality was considered mental illness for hundreds of years and conversion therapy has worked for hundreds of years etc. etc. etc….