A Prohibition To Counseling Children Against Same-Sex Attraction

 

A Prohibition To Counseling Children Against Same-Sex Attraction

SB201:

VIOLATES the Exercise of Right of Conscience!
VIOLATES Parental Rights!
VIOLATES Individual Choice Rights!
VIOLATES Religious Liberty Rights!

This bill prohibits even “talk” therapy opposing same sex attraction…..
but its okay to promote the LGTBQ agenda.

We must oppose SB201: SB201 prohibits a psychiatrist, psychologist, homeopathic physician, social worker, registered nurse in psychiatry, and marriage and family therapist from providing any “sexual orientation or gender identity” therapy that seeks to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward persons of the same gender. The bill even prohibits parents from seeking help for their child and prohibits the child under 18 from seeking help.

Consider the far reaching effects of this bill.

—Your religious liberties, free speech and your rights as a parent will be gone.

—It interferes with the doctor/patient relationship.
—This bill will affect marriage and family therapist
who are staff members of churches or          religious counseling centers.
—Will this lead to a parent being accused of child abuse because they counsel their child against LGBTQ ideas?
—How will this bill affect “psychotherapists” who also serve as lay clergy in their church and counsel youth and families?

SB201 Bill Text: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB201_R1.pdf

From the Nevada Constitution:

-The Nevada Constitution in Article 1 Section 4 states: “Liberty of conscience. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship without discrimination o preference shall forever be allowed in this state…but the liberty of conscience hereby secured…”

The Nevada Constitution Ordinance provides “That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured and no inhabitant of said state shall ever be molested, in person or property, on account of his or her mode of religious workshop.
This bill has passed the Senate and is now up for a vote in the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee on Wed. April 26th.

ACTION
1. Share your opinion online:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/
2. Contact: Assembly Health and Human Services Committee:

Mike.Sprinkle@asm.state.nv.us, Amber.Joiner@asm.state.nv.us,Teresa.Benitez-Thompson@asm.state.nv.us, Richard.Carrillo@asm.state.nv.us, William.McCurdy@asm.state.nv.us, Brittney.Miller@asm.state.nv.us, Tyrone.Thompson@asm.state.nv.us, Steve.Yeager@asm.state.nv.us, Chris.Edwards@asm.state.nv.us, John.Hambrick@asm.state.nv.us, James.Oscarson@asm.state.nv.us, Robin.Titus@asm.state.nv.us,

Also Contact: Republican Assemblywoman Krasner who is a sponsor and ask her to remove her name as a co-sponsor.  Lisa.Krasner@asm.state.nv.us

 
3. Leave a phone message for individual Legislators:

Nevada Legislative Hotline connects with all offices:

800-995-9080, Las Vegas 702-486-2626, Reno/Carson 775-684-6800


MESSAGE
: (write your own message). Vote NO on SB201.  SB201 violates the fundamental rights of parents in the upbringing of their children. It violates Rights of Conscience of psychotherapists and other professionals. It violates the choice of children under 18. It wipes out religious liberty and free speech. This bill even prohibits talk therapy unless it reinforces and encourages the LGTBQ agenda.
MESSAGE on email subject line:
Vote NO on SB201
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SB 201: VIOLATES Parental Rights!

NCC LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT

SB 201: VIOLATES the Exercise of Right of Conscience!
VIOLATES Parental Rights!
VIOLATES Individual Choice!
VIOLATES Religious Liberty!

This bill has been heard in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Energy, but no action has been taken.

Oppose SB201: Prohibits a psychiatrists, psychologist, social worker, registered nurse in psychiatry, marriage and family therapist from providing any “sexual orientation or gender identity” conversion therapy including counseling to anyone under 18 regardless of their willingness or the willingness of their parents. Consider the far reaching effects of this bill. Your religious liberties, your rights as a parent will be gone.
The Senate Commerce, Labor & Energy Committee Members need to hear from you.

MESSAGE: (write your own message). Vote NO on SB201. This bill violates the Rights of Conscience of psychotherapists. It violates the rights of parents to bring up their own children. It violates the choice of children under 18. It wipes out religious liberty.

 

IDEAS:

-From SB201:Bill: “A psychotherapist shall not provide any sexual orientation or gender identity conversion therapy to a person who is under 18 years of age regardless of the willingness of the person or his or her parent or legal guardian to authorize such therapy.  Any violation of subsection 1 is a ground for disciplinary action by a state board that licenses a psychotherapist…”

-Violates parental rights to bring up their children. Will this lead to a parent’s attempt to counsel their child against LGBTQ ideas constitute child abuse and put them in jeopardy of having their children forcibly taken away?

-Nevada Constitution protects religious liberty. This bill eliminates religious liberty, the right of conscience and interferes with the Doctor and Patient relationship.

-This bill is a totalitarian anti-religious mandate which violates the fundamental right of conscience and CHOICE.

 

CONTACTKelvin.Atkinson@sen.state.nv.us, Pat.Spearman@sen.state.nv.us, Yvanna.Cancela@sen.state.nv.us, Nicole.Cannizzaro@sen.state.nv.us, Joe.Hardy@sen.state.nv.us, James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us, Heidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us

 

Nevada Legislative Hotline connects with all offices:

800-995-9080, Las Vegas 702-486-2626, Reno/Carson 775-684-6800

Share your opinion with Legislature: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/

From the Nevada Constitution:

-The Nevada Constitution in Article 1 Section 4 states: “Liberty of conscience. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship without discrimination o preference shall forever be allowed in this state…but the liberty of conscience hereby secured…”

The Nevada Constitution Ordinaance provides “That perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured and no inhabitant of said state shall ever be molested, in person or property, on account of his or her mode of religious workshop.

Bill Text: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB201.pdf

A special thanks to Janine Hansen of Nevada Families for Freedom for her research and time at the Capital.

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ERA is Back at the Nevada Legislature

NCC LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT
A special thanks to Janine Hansen of Nevada Families for Freedom for her research and time at the Capital.
Oppose SJR2: The So-Called Equal Rights Amendment
It is imperative that we show up at the hearing on Monday, Feb. 20 at 3:30pm. In both Carson City and Las Vegas

The Equal Rights Amendment says:
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

The Equal Rights Amendment:

  • Will transfer from the State Legislatures to the Federal Government all laws governing marriage, divorce, family property law, adoptions, abortions, alimony, some criminal laws, public and private schools, prison regulations, and insurance rates.
  • Senator Sam Ervin said,” If this Equal Rights Amendment is adopted, it will virtually reduce the States of this Nation to meaningless zeroes on the Nation’s map.”
  • Will put same-sex marriage and abortion into the US Constitution.
  • Will require taxpayer funding of abortions.
  • Will apply the draft registration law to 18-26 year-old women and serving in combat just like men.
  • How will the US Supreme Court define “on account of sex”?
  • ERA will take away Social Security rights of wives, widows, mothers and grandmothers which are based on their husbands earnings.

Sources and other information:
http://www.eagleforum.org/era
ERA: Another Effort to Sneak Abortion into the Constitution:http://liveactionnews.org/equal-rights-amendment-another-effort-sneak-abortion-constitution/

Do you know what ERA means? http://www.eagleforum.org/era/2003/ERA-Brochure.shtml

The Majority of States rejected the ERA. The ERA died after a 3 year extension on June 30, 1982.  15 states (AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, LA, MO, MS, NC, NV, OK, SC, UT, VA) voted against the ERA.  5 states rescinded their original ratification (ID, KY, NE, SD, TN).  6 states defeated the ERA on referendum (IA, NJ, NY, ME, VT, WI).
ACTION
1. Share your opinion online:  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/
2. Contact:
Committee Chairman: Nicole.Cannizzaro@sen.state.nv.us
Republican Members: James.Settelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us, Heidi.Gansert@sen.state.nv.us
Republican Minority leader: Michael.Roberson@sen.state.nv.us

3. Attend the hearing:
Monday Feb 20, 3:30pm. Senate Legislative Operation & Elections Committee
In Carson City:  Room 1214 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Rm. 1214
In Las Vegas:  Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave.

4. Leave a phone message for individual Legislators:

Toll Free: 800-978-2878, 800-995-9080, 800-992-0973
Northern Nevada 775-684-6800, 775-684-6789
Southern Nevada 702-486-2626

MESSAGE:

Please Vote NO on SJR2 the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA will not help women. Women are not mentioned in the amendment. It will transfer from the State Legislature many critical laws including marriage, schools, prison regulations, abortion and adoption.  It will put same sex marriage and abortion into the U.S. Constitution and require taxpayer funded abortions. (Or write your own message)

 

MESSAGE on email subject line: Vote NO SJR2 Oppose the so called Equal Rights Amendment
Bill Text: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SJR/SJR2.pdf

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INAUGURAL EVENTS

NCC chairman, Richard Ziser, is heading to DC for what we believe is the first ever Christian Inaugural Ball.  He will also be attending a Prayer Event and an opportunity to hear from members of the Israeli Knesset!

 

2016 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE

2016 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE

Federal and State Candidates

Education and Judicial Candidates

 

Joe Hardy Jr./Judicial Candidate

Jim Ratigan/Regent Candidate

Michael Thomas/Clark County Commission Candidate

 

2016 Primary Values Voter Guide

2016 Primary Voter Guide

 

Joe Hardy Jr./Judicial Candidate

Jim Ratigan/Regent Candidate

Michael Thomas/Clark County Commission Candidate

NCC Presidential Endorsement

 

Chairman’s Comments

 

NCC Nevada Caucus Guide

PUT A VOICE TO YOUR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES

February 2016

Dear Friend:

There are three non-negotiables for socially conservative faith-based voters — life, marriage and religious liberty.  Don’t miss this opportunity to voice and vote these values.

I encourage you to look for strong family values in a candidate.  Candidates desiring your support should be people whose lives reflect a strong Judeo-Christian value system. They should recognize that the family unit is most able to foster those values.

I encourage you to identify a candidate that recognizes God as Creator and the source of our unalienable rights as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

I encourage you to evaluate a candidate’s understanding of the source of our nation’s laws, ethics and morals.  They must recognize that our laws, ethics and morals are clearly rooted in Judeo-Christian principles and that these principles are still tenable in our modern society and should continue as the basis for public policy.

Recent history has shown us that character does count.  The strength of our nation depends upon the honor and character of our leaders.  It is imperative that candidates meet these standards.

The next President of the United States will most likely nominate two to three Supreme Court Justices.  The impact of these choices on life, marriage and religious liberty will be enormous and the effects will continue for up to fifty years.

Your involvement is essential,

Richard Ziser, Chairman NCC

Chairman’s Letter 2/1/2016

February 1, 2016

“There are three non-negotiables for social conservatives—life, marriage and religious liberty.[i]

Dear Friend:

It is a goal of Nevada Concerned Citizens to encourage as many people of faith as possible to participate in the Nevada Presidential Caucus and vote for a candidate that will uphold—–our values of life, marriage and religious liberty.

Need I say…  we are in trouble on all three counts.

Life

Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal tissue and body parts is exposed and our congressional representatives failed to defund their efforts.  And if that isn’t bad enough… a grand jury in Houston tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood’s possible involvement in the sale of fetal tissue and body parts has decided instead to indict the messenger.  Only a culture of death would imagine ignoring the evidence and indicting the one exposing it. [ii]

Marriage

“Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature.

“In reaching a decision so lacking in foundation in the text of the Constitution, in our history, and in our traditions, the Court has done serious damage to its own legitimacy.

“No court can overturn natural law.  Nature and Nature’s God, hailed by the signers of our Declaration of Independence as the very source of law, cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even the United States Supreme Court.

“Marriage is rooted not only in human history, but also in the biological and social reality that children are created by, and do best when raised by, a mother and a father. No court ruling can alter this truth.

“It is folly for the Court to think that it has resolved a controversial issue of public policy. By disenfranchising 50 million Americans, the Court has instead supercharged this issue.” [iii]

Religious Liberty

Christians are being persecuted simply for living out their faith.

Aaron Klein has been fined $135K after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The Odgaards were fined $5,000 last year and had to close the doors to their wedding venue   business, for not allowing a homosexual wedding.

Mrs. Stutzman, a floral shop owner, explained her Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, and thus could not participate in a gay wedding.  Washington’s attorney general prosecuted her, pursuing not only her business but also Mrs. Stutzman personally.  A state judge has ruled against her, and she faces the loss of her life’s savings and even her home.

A Kentucky T-shirt maker is being sued for refusing to make shirts celebrating a gay-rights event.

An Idaho pastor couple was pursued for not actually performing a gay wedding.

Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk,  a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has been relieved of his duties and discharged.  His openly lesbian commander ordered Monk to answer the question of whether people who object to gay marriage are discriminating. Monk said he could not answer the way she wanted.

Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was unjustly fired because of his religious beliefs, which included traditional marriage. [iv]

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Ancient Greek historian Thucydides admonished the Athenians about Pericles c. 490 BC when he said, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” [v]

 

Politics has taken an interest in the above list of persecuted Christians, aborted babies and the institution of marriage in a very negative way.

It’s time more people of faith take an interest in politics and we need your financial help to encourage them.

NCC is preparing a Presidential Caucus Guide to be distributed through churches across Nevada.  The Nevada Republican Caucus will be held on February 23 and the Democrat Caucus will be held on February 20th.  This is the first and last time I will mention the Democrat Caucus as not one democrat presidential candidate stands for our values of life, marriage and religious liberty.

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.

                                                                                                         Proverbs 14:34

Therefore, NCC will not spend one cent of your donated dollar or one minute of anyone’s time on the Democrat Caucus other than to encourage a registered democrat to switch parties in order to support a Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage, Pro Religious Liberty candidate.

Too often voters attend their caucus not knowing where their candidate of choice stands on the non-negotiables for social conservatives—life, marriage and religious liberty.  Our job is to encourage them to participate and educate them to be an informed voter. We need to print and distribute tens of thousands of our Caucus Guides.

We need your most generous gift today in order to accomplish this goal. 

Once the votes are counted at the Nevada Presidential Caucus, NCC will begin the vetting process for the primary election to be held on June 14.  The deadline for candidate filing is March 18th.

NCC sends out candidate questionnaires, conducts interviews and publishes a voter guide for both the primary and general elections covering Federal, State and local races.

I don’t have to tell you how important this year’s elections are. I’m sure you understand how critical it is that you and like-minded people in your sphere of influence take part in the political process and vote for those candidates that will uphold the basic principles that our state and nation were founded upon — those candidates who will fight for family, faith and freedom.

Millions of dollars will be spent by the campaigns and special interest groups between now and November 8th.  The airways will be full of distortion, misinformation and outright lies.

We need to place our Caucus Guide and Values Voter Guide into the hands of as many voters as possible, so that they will be informed voters.

Time is short.  Please send your most generous gift today.

Sincerely,

Richard Ziser, Chairman

On Behalf of the NCC Board

 

[i] Source unknown.

[ii] Stonestreet, “The Indictment of David Daleiden (colsoncenter.org 2016) Not a direct quote.

[iii] Perkins, “Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling is Shocking Abuse of Power, Will Never Be Accepted” (FRC.org 6/26/2015)

[iv] Jessen, “At Religious Liberty Rally, Victims Share Their Stories” (Dailysignal.com 8/23/2015)  Not a direct quote.

[v] From  McEwen, “Politics: Easy as P.I.E.”  (Freedom Quest, 2002)

DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Now is the time to do something in the fight for life in America!

Here is a message from my friend at American Renewal Project:

The undercover Planned Parenthood videos — filmed by pro-life activists at the Center for Medical Progress — contained a heinous look at the behind-the-scenes operations of America’s largest abortion provider.

To watch a fully formed baby on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain, is evil, and asking for the judgment of God on a once Christian nation.

Will you join me in signing The Washington Times petition to defund Planned Parenthood? If so simply, click here.
David Lane
American Renewal Project

If you prefer you can sign the Family Research Council petition by clicking here »  http://www.frc.org/alert/act-now-congress-must-remove-halt-funds-for-planned-parenthood

Once you have signed the petition, send a direct message to our Federal representatives.

MESSAGE

I believe the profiteering sale of fetal body parts is an abomination to both the moral conscience and public policy.  I urge you to demand that House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell block taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood in the Continuing Resolution to fund the government in the next fiscal year which starts on October 1, 2015.

An organization that trades in fetal body parts — treating them like sales commodities — and has more than $1 billion in net assets does not need or deserve funding from hard-working American taxpayers.

Sincerely,   “Your Name”

SEND TO:

Senator Dean Heller:   http://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Senator Harry Reid:  http://www.reid.senate.gov/contact
Congressman
Mark Amodei:   https://amodei.house.gov/contact/
Congressman Cresent Hardy:  https://hardy.house.gov/contact/email
Congressman Joe Heck:   https://heck.house.gov/contact-joe/email-joe
Congresswoman Dina Titus:  https://titus.house.gov/contact/email-me