We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I just watched this episode of the Twilight Zone last night! Everyone must think, act and look the same. Albeit looks come in twelve different categories. The process was called the conversion. And you will convert. Unique looks and thinking is strictly forbidden. Since it was 1964, there was only two genders. Even the Twilight Zone writers didn’t predict how far off the rails we have gone.
"Johnson assured Lynas and EA that his government does not intend to trample on religious freedom."
This story has so many problems. First of all, a "government" can't do anything. Only people can do things. So what's the name of the persons who are involved with this new legislation? There must be at least a dozen. Where are they? What are their phone numbers? If those individuals receive thousands of phone calls, they won't last long. So like I said, this story doesn't hold water.
The second problem is that laws aren't passed with the promise that they won't be enforced. That's preposterous. If a no conversion "therapy" law is passed, then the government will try to make all therapy illegal. No unlicensed lay counseling at Church, no color therapy, or life coaching, or
Tony Robbins Seminars. It will all become illegal. In truth, nothing should be licensed. Not law, or medicine, or psychiatry. Sadly, our "licensed professionals" are nothing but con-men and liars who use "licensing" to massively overcharge people for services. They have a monopoly.