In Support of Bethany Christian Services

ACT NOW to protect foster children in NH!  For the past 14 years, Bethany Christian Services has supported foster and adoptive families in New Hampshire through the Community and Faith Based Initiative Grant. Non-discrimination language was added to the amendment they submitted to the grant in November 2018 to confirm that BCS  followed the law and did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but 3 of the 5 executive …

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Testimony on Conversion Therapy Ban, SB 224 (2017)

Testimony delivered by Shannon McGinley for Cornerstone Action.  Please vote to ITL on SB 224. This bill would prohibit licensed counselors from counseling minors regarding unwanted same-sex attraction. Sexual attractions, especially during adolescence, are fluid and subject to change therefore, I feel it is premature to even use the term “orientation” or “conversion therapy” when discussing their sexuality. These are labels that can make …

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HB 587, Conversion Therapy Ban (2017)

Submitted to House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by Shannon McGinley, February 16, 2017. Please vote “inexpedient to legislate” on HB 587, relative to conversion therapy seeking to change a person’s sexual orientation. Sexual orientation, especially in adolescence, is fluid and subject to change. I have five sons including two teenagers, and we are caring for another teenage boy who lives with us …

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