Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Orly Taitz or Larry Klayman, is challenging a new law in California that forbids anti-gay therapy. And he told Mike Huckabee that he’s really worried that this will lead people to go to back alley anti-gay therapists:
Staver: They make the premise that this counseling is harmful, it’s harmful if it’s engaged in, they say, by licensed professionals that have training and education. Well guess what? If this law passes and it goes into effect and the court doesn’t stop it, then if it’s harmful to have this by licensed professionals, what’s the next step? It’s even more harmful to have it done by people who are not licensed or trained, but that’s where it’s going.
Huckabee: It’s almost like saying that if you set a broken leg as a medical doctor and you don’t do it a certain way, you’re in trouble. Obviously, if you’re not even a medical doctor, I think you’d clearly be clearly under a greater level of trouble, that’s the point you’re making.
Funny, he dismisses such concerns when it comes to abortion, which really is far more dangerous when done in an unlicensed and unregulated facility. In this case, though, he is — as usual — full of shit. There is no difference between anti-gay reversion therapy done by a licensed therapist and by, say, a minister. It’s all nonsense based on absurd notions that being gay is wrong and that gay people are broken and must be fixed by God.