WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Beginning May 1st of this year, working alongside with education secretary, billionaire Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump has implemented a mandatory school program designed for all children grades K-12 to help young homosexual males and women become straight. The conversion therapy will be used in all of the United State’s 98,817 public schools and their curriculums.
“We can make all the children in this country of ours great again,” Trump told reporters. “We now have the power to fix all the defective children out there, we can make them into what God really intended them to be. This is a great program folks, turning all of the damaged children into normals. I’m proud to work with education secratary Betsy DeVos in making this great dream a reality.”
DeVos, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party and a longtime backer of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools has been a target of ridicule since being appointed to the position of education secretary. The American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said, “In nominating Devos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America. And now with this gay to straight program they are adding to all of our schools, they’ve made it clear they do not care about about the laws already set in place to protect the children of this country and their basic human right.”
38-year-old Paul Horner, who is the brain child behind Brothers Road, the organization that the Trump Administration will be working with, spoke with Fox News about their plan to help all the gay children of America.
“Since 2000, Brothers Road has been helping thousands of children resolve their unwanted same-sex attractions. We bring the gay demons out of these individuals so they can become who God actually wanted them to be. Our success and track record speaks for itself,” Horner said. “Gay people are off the train tracks and we try to help them get back on track with what’s normal in society. It breaks down to the reality that you have unwanted homosexual feelings and these feelings can cause tremendous turmoil – especially as a child whose feelings conflict with deeply held values, the natural order of things along with beliefs and life goals. But there is a way out. A path that leads them to resolve rather than fight their homosexual feelings. A path to authentic brotherhood and to our innate heterosexual masculinity. Once we fix them, the child can become a regular human being and fit in with everyone else once and for all.”
Since signing the controversial Executive Order, the program has already gathered a large amount of criticism.
“A child should not be made to believe that their gender identity is a sham, as was the case with teenager Leah Alcorn, who tragically committed suicide while undergoing such gay to straight conversion therapy. It’s not a weekend retreat for these children, this is who they are. Trying to turn a child into something they are not is like trying to turn a flower into a rock; it goes against nature and everything that makes sense,” Tom Downey of the LGBT Rights Movement said. “What about these children’s rights? Is this religion in our public schools? And why is this program there if these children are not hurting anybody? This goes against all laws that are already in place to protect individuals in this country and their basic rights to freedom and civil liberties.”
“My son Daniel is one of the nicest boys in the world. He is the most wonderful and loving child you could ever meet in your life. There’s not a problem with my son, there is a problem with this conversion therapy,” 43-year-old Cyntihia Morris, mother of three said. “I urge all Americans to fight back before this curriculum takes effect in May. Call your congressman. Call your senator. Contact Donald Trump and tell him to repeal this ridiculous Executive Order before it does real harm. We still have time to fix this wrong. Tell them that we do not want gay to straight conversion therapy programs in our schools! It’s not only a waste of tax payer money but it is fixing something that is not broken.”
Besides Trump’s support for gay to straight programs, Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, has advocated against basic rights for the LGBT community and is in favor of “institutions which provide support for those seeking to change their sexual behavior.”
The organization Brothers Road is located in Ruckersville, Virginia and has hundreds of gay-to-straight camps and therapy conversion facilities all around the country. If you have any questions or comments for the group, they can be contacted at (434) 227-2699 . The Trump Administration has setup a phone number to answer any concerns the public may have about this new program and can be reached at (202) 456-1111.