The Dr J Show

Welcome to our newest project. The Dr. J Show is a weekly broadcast with an interview segment that features some of the foremost leaders and thinkers on issues relating to marriage, family and human sexuality. New episodes come out every Friday; catch them here or over at our YouTube channel.


Landmark Legal Decision! Therapists Can Help Same-Sex Attracted Youth!

Is it legal to restrict licensed individuals from pursuing their client's therapy goals?

Mat Staver is Founder of Liberty Counsel, which defends religious freedom in cases across the nation. He is also Chairman of the National Pro-life Center, Freedom Federation, Salt & Light Council, and the National House of Hope. He serves as Vice President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and was Vice President of Liberty University, as well as a former Dean and law professor.

This episode is also available as an audio podcast. More resources and readings after the cut.


Mat has over 300 published legal opinions. He authored eight scholarly law review publications, and many books and publications. He is a frequent guest on many international and national television and radio programs and has been interviewed for thousands of media sources.

Mat has filed numerous briefs and argued in many federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued two landmark cases before SCOTUS: Madsen v. Women's Health Center, and, McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky.

Prior to law school, Mat pastored several churches.

In Otto v. City of Boca Raton, therapist Robert Otto sued the city for the right to talk with clients about their feelings of sexual attraction, the impact of those feelings, and strategies for improving the quality of their lives. The City of Boca Raton had passed an ordinance criminalizing “conversion therapy,” or “reparative therapy,” or, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts.

It is simply not true that sexual orientation is an immutable trait. There is no "gay gene." But if the Sexual Revolutionaries can convince people that gay is like being black, then they can apply anti-discrimination law to sexual behavior.

The scientific fact is that there are numerous ways into an LGBT lifestyle, and there are numerous ways out. The Dr J Show has featured many people who left the "gay" lifestyle, happily.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed with Mat Staver that this particular form of speech must not be banned.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • California's "Reproductive FACT Act" made it criminal for counselors to help clients with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.
  • Anti-reparative therapy bans are LGBTQIA+ propaganda to keep hurting people imprisoned in their conflict.
  • Anti-reparative therapy laws are viewpoint-based, where the State determines which views are allowed and which views are criminal.
  • There is no evidence that reparative therapy harms clients.
  • In many cases, the State has admitted they need more research, which only proves they have no evidence to criminalize therapy.
  • the significance of Trump-appointed, originalist/constitutionalist judges
  • conflict of interest among judges in the liberal courts
  • 99.1% of Californians are not allowed corporate worship -- under threat of huge fines and jail time.
  • The State of California has decreed that 99.1% of Christians cannot:
    • worship corporately
    • have a home Bible Study with a pastor
    • have a deacon come pray for them
  • ALL these cases denying religious freedom have in common pro-abortion, pro-sodomy Democrat politicians and judges.
  • There's no evidence that minors are helped longterm by transgender treatments.
  • Many people --including politicians and even judges-- believe the lie that reparative counseling involves torture.
  • Just as the Sexual State doesn't want women in unplanned pregnancies to know they have options, so the Sexual State doesn't want those suffering from unwanted same-sex attractions to know that they have hope of normalcy.
  • Thousands of former "gays" HAVE changed, very happily.
  • The liberal courts created a category limiting free speech for pro-life centers & Christian counselors, and called it "professional speech."
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected California's argument that linked reparative therapy ban-reasoning with forcing pro-life centers to advertise abortion because licensed therapists & centers do not have free speech.

Readings & Resources


Is Transitioning Helpful? What Happened When the Study Was Scrutinized?

André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in California. He serves on the board of Moral Revolution, and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatricians’ Committee on Adolescent Sexuality. Dr. Van Mol is a blogger for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and co-chairs their new Transgender Task Force. He works with Alliance Defending Freedom in defense of sanctity of life and First Amendment issues, and advises Global Medical Research Institute. Dr. Van Mol teaches a course on bioethics. He and his wife Evelyn —both former U.S. Naval officers— have two sons and two daughters, the latter of whom were among their nine foster children.

Readings and Resources

Resources from the Ruth Institute

Action Items

  • Join moral professional associations, such as
    • American College of Pediatricians, acpeds.org
    • Christian Medical and Dental Associations, cmda.org
    • Catholic Medical Association, cathmed.org
    • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, aaplog.org
    • Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine, segm.org

Who's Pressuring a Mother To Be a Lesbian?? Activist Tracy Shannon on The Dr. J Show

Tracy Shannon is mother of 4 blessings and a grandmother. She has studied what she calls the “neo-morality movement” for 20 years. Tracy’s family was profoundly impacted by the transgender movement many years ago, and that moved Tracy from the sidelines (merely protecting her own children from being inducted into "new" sexual mores) and onto the battlefront in the culture wars. Recently, Tracy has taken on Drag Queen Story Hours in Texas and across the country. She exposed how libraries determined to introduce children to adult entertainers and transsexuals disregarded their own policies allowing sex offenders to be held out as role models to young children in taxpayer-funded public libraries. Tracy is the Texas Director for MassResistance Texas, and led parents there in pushing back against the debauched drag queen program for children as young as four. She has also contributed to research of the programs across the nation and helped parents in several states push back against this programming.

Action Items

  • Follow Tracy on Facebook or on Twitter: @ShannonTracy123
  • Subscribe to emails from massresistance.org for resources and updates on what parents are doing around the globe to combat the neo-morality movement
  • Check out your local library’s calendar to see if they have a drag queen story hour planned -- search facebook for drag queen story hour and the name of your city. If you need help countering those events, contact MassResistance
  • SPEAK OUT: against comprehensive sex ed drag queen story hours, repairative therapy bans, the desegregation of public restrooms, changing areas and sports...and encourage everyone you know to speak out, too!
  • Find out what bills are coming up in your legislature that will impact parental rights, then start getting everyone you know to call
  • Talk to your pastor. Pastors make a difference when they speak to community leaders. We need pastors to take a stand now more than ever.

Resources

Resources from the Ruth Institute


Florida is Sued Over Reparative Therapy? Robert Vazzo on Dr. J

Dr J interviews Robert L. Vazzo, M.M.F.T. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor (CA).
The audio-only version of this podcast is available here: Listen

Resources:

Recommended Readings:


#SaveJames

#SaveJames

(October 25, 2019) This Friday, we have some urgent action items for you with regards to a breaking case in Texas. James Younger, a 7-year-old boy, appears to be being forced to live as a girl by his non-biological mother. He is in danger of being chemically and possibly surgically transitioned in addition to being forced to wear dresses, a train of craziness that began when he watched "Frozen" and liked the character Elsa. We're making available hotlines to Governor Abbott, petitions, and generally raising awareness, which may have an effect on Judge Kim Cooks' handling of this case. More details in this special breaking news episode of The Dr J Show.

Governor Abbott's opinion hotline is (512) 463-1782 or gov.texas.gov/contact, to reach Texas governor Greg Abbott. The Judge handling this case is Democrat Kim Cooks of the 255th Family District Court. The hashtag for this issue is #SaveJames. Keep the heat on!

LifePetitions also has a SaveJames petition, currently with over 76,000 signatures: Support Dad and Texas Governor's bid to save 7-year-old boy from being turned into girl

The audio-only version of this podcast is available here: Listen


What are we doing to children? Dr. Cretella talks about gender dysphoria. -Dr. J Show Episode 4

Dr. Cretella is Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds). Her article Gender Dysphoria in Children and Suppression of Debate was published in the 2016 summer issue of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Following this, she became one of the world's most outspoken critics of gender ideology in pediatrics. She is regularly consulted by many media news outlets.


Dr. Cretella received her medical degree in 1994 from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine. She completed training at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Cretella serves on the Advisory Board of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and is Chair of the Gender Identity Subcommittee for the Catholic Medical Association. She is a peer reviewer for the journals, “Issues in Law and Medicine,” and the “Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.”

After 15 years of group practice in rural Connecticut and Rhode Island she left clinical practice to devote more time to family and the ACPeds. Dr. Cretella and her husband are the proud parents of four children.

Resources:


Brandon Showalter Interview


Brandon's Bio

Since June 2016 Brandon has been a journalist with the Christian Post. He enjoys exploring the intersection of faith and politics and has reported on a wide range of subjects. Earlier this year he became the host of the CP podcast. He was first inspired to break into a career in writing/journalism while mopping floors and scrubbing toilets as a church custodian in April 2015.

In 2007 he earned a B.A. from Bridgewater College of Virginia, is a fellow of the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society, & Law, and is a graduate of a three-year program at Bethel School of Ministry in Redding, California. He serves on the board of the Brushfires Foundation, a ministry that equips Christian leaders to foster sexual integrity, healing, and wholeness in their churches and communities.

His most favorite thing to do in life is to sing, and in 2014 he released an EP called Song of Psalms.


Readings suggested by Brandon:

Doctors speak out: Lupron and the 'diabolical' push to sterilize, gender-transition confused kids
By Brandon Showalter, December 29, 2018

Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?
By Jennifer Bilek, February 28, 2018

Resources from the Ruth Institute:

Ruth Institute Statement on the Department of Justice 2016 “Guidelines to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students,” July 2016

Jennifer Roback Morse podcast lecture on the “The Sexual State and the Gender Ideology,” Acton University, June 2017

Action Items for Viewers:

  1. Follow Brandon Showalter’s writing on the Christian Post
  2. Follow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonMShow
  3. Follow and Like the Ruth Institute on Facebook
  4. Review the Kelsey Coalition documents protesting the unethical NIH study taking place at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Follow their action plan.

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