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Gail Haines has deep concerns about bill that would ban brainwashing minors

by: Eric B.

Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 11:23:36 AM EDT

MLive has a story about legislation introduced that would ban gender conversion therapy involving minors, which is to say that it would ban gender brainwashing involving minors. It seems like a slam dunk, because brain washing minors -- and anyone, really -- is generally considered to be a bad thing. Not necessarily so, however.

Zemke said he has had positive conversations with some Republican lawmakers in Lansing and expects to win some bipartisan support for his legislation. But his bill faces a hurdle in the House Health Policy Committee chaired by Rep. Gail Haines, R-Waterford.

"I think creating new laws that intervene in the relationship between parents and a child seems unnecessary," Haines told the MIRS subscription news service, noting her committee has a lot of other major bills to consider later this year.

This isn't religious indoctrination by parents, which is horrible enough, but instead telling someone that they aren't who they are. Parents who get behind that are bad parents and terrible people, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

By the way, this is a fine opportunity to share exactly what about this issue people don't get. It's another entirely unnecessary column from Nolan Finley, in which he has an imaginary conversation with a Home Depot clerk involving plumbing supplies. The difference between this column and those Taxicab Confession columns from the early aughts is that at least Finley has the decency to tell you he's making it all up, which is a fine sign that it's not worth taking seriously in the first place.

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There is also a 'nipple' in plumbing.
Let's see how far I can absurdly stretch that into making an unrelated political point.

Great Lakes, Great Times.

Hardware humor?
Is he still in high school shop class? I know, guys like Finley are always strangely obsessed with other people's plumbing, but this is just juvenile.

Conservatives are embarrassing.

tee hee.

Great Lakes, Great Times.

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Looks like Finley failed the Butt-Head half of the Beavis and Butt-Head test
Huh, huh, he said "male and female."

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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