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Calif. gov’t ‘invading’ counseling rooms

A Christian attorney says the government has no right to target medical professionals for offering therapies they feel best interest the patients.

The California Senate has voted 23-13 in favor of a bill that would ban “gay”-to-straight therapy in the state. As OneNewsNow has reported, minors would be banned from sexual orientation-change therapy completely, and adults would be required to give written consent for it.
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Senator Ted Lieu (D) says he proposed SB 1172 because the therapy does not work and is based on “junk science.” But Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), says that is not the government’s call.

“The government has no business invading the personal counseling rooms of America in order to silence counselors from doing what they feel is in their professional duty as proper and best for their patients and people that they’re helping,” Dacus contends.
( Billy’s Thoughts – Why should the leaders of a state tell a person or the parents of a child what kind of healthcare or kind of therapy they should get. My guess is if this was something which encouraged the gay life some of those who voted for this bill would have no trouble with this treatment. Look for more of this stuff if we don’t get rid of Obamacare.)

Coke, McDonald’s slam NYC bid to ban big soda cups

Coca-Cola Co and McDonald’s Corp slammed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large soft drinks in New York City, arguing for freedom of choice and saying it would not effectively curb obesity.
“New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this. They can make their own choices about the beverages they purchase,” Coca-Cola said in a statement on Thursday.
The world’s largest soft-drink maker, which would be most affected by the ban, said it already puts calorie counts on the front of its bottles and cans and noted that restaurants post calorie content for all their offerings, including soft drinks.
Bloomberg’s assault on super-sized sodas opened a new front in the battle over how local governments regulate in the name of health what people eat and drink.
“You can still be a beast. We’re not keeping you from eating fattening foods or drinking 32-ounce bottles of full-sugar drinks,” Mayor Bloomberg told the All Things Digital gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California via video conference on Thursday. “We are just telling you that this is detrimental to your health and making you understand that by portion size.”

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