Are they still the bastions of free thought and education they once were? Or are even public universities slowly being plowed into teaching only half the story? It seems the case these days as shown by the decision in the Julea Ward case where a person’s personal beliefs in a profession that is by definition highly personal (and her willingness to refer clients to another counselor if she can’t counsel them as needed) got her ejected from the university. Why? Because the ACA says that you can’t counsel a person in “Reparative Therapy” if that is what the person wants (reparative therapy, in the scope of homosexuality, is where the person seeks help in ridding themselves of unnatural homosexual desires). Yeah. The guidelines actually prohibit licensed counselors from engaging in such therapy even if the person wants such therapy.

They speak loudly to personal choice, but it’s only valid if it agrees with their views.