Posts Tagged ‘Conversion’

Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy For LGBT Youths

Illinois’ Republican governor on Thursday signed a law banning mental health therapists from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  The measure signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner outlaws the controversial practice of “gay conversion therapy,” sometimes called “reparative therapy,” on people younger than 18. Once the law takes effect on Jan. […]

Supporting a Ban on Conversion Therapy

The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm. As part of our dedication to protecting America‚Äôs youth, the Obama administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors. Uploads by The White House […]

Conversion of Herman the Jew

Conversion of Herman the Jew Sometime toward the middle of the twelfth century, it is supposed, an otherwise obscure figure, born a Jew in Cologne and later ordained as a priest in Cappenberg in Westphalia, wrote a Latin account of his conversion to Christianity. Known as the Opusculum, this book purportedly by ‘Herman, the former […]