Op sosiale media sirkuleer hierdie selfverklarende berig onverwags omtrent die DA:
A Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament, Shadow Minister of Health and National Spokesperson Siviwe Gwarube plans to introduce a bill to make counselling of teenagers to overcome ‘same-sex attraction’ a criminal offence. The LGBT movement call this ‘conversion therapy’. If this bill became law, pastors, parents, psychologists, teachers who try to pray for or counsel such teens under 18 can be criminally prosecuted. And no, don’t think this is far fetched – it has happened overseas – despite the fact that people with same-sex attraction ask for help.
Her motivation reads: “South Africa has, since the dawn of democracy in our country, made huge progress in the legal protection of the LGBTIQ+ community in our country. Unfortunately, conversion therapy, a pseudo-science approach to ‘curing’ children of homosexuality is still rife in South Africa. A wide number of international institutions, health practitioners, activists, and religious leaders have underlined the severe impacts of conversion therapy on children including depression, risks of suicide, loss of self-esteem, and deep trauma.”