Update – Senate Hearing Committee Follow-up
I just want to give a very heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who was praying for us this morning as we testified before the Senate Hearing Committee on bill 5870, legislation that seeks to ban therapists from counseling minors with unwanted same-sex attractions. There were four of us who testified, 2 of which are licensed therapists which was awesome. Our testimony time was very short, we thought we’d have 3 minutes each to share but it wound up being more like 1 minute each. While our testimony time was short we provided all the members of the committee with copies of our written testimonies for them to be able to read in more depth. Following our testimonies the senators had a lot of questions for us and one of the therapists was very eloquent in addressing their questions. The Senate Committee seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say and actually spent quite a lengthy time on Q&A. I think it went very, very well. We will know on Friday if the bill dies in committee or moves on. Again, thank you all very much for your prayers.