The Care2 petition, started by LGBTQ activists, has already gathered 5,000 signatures.
“Homosexuality is not a mental disease,” stated the petition. “It is not a choice nor is it an addiction. Yet, despite the plethora of widely respected medical organizations that have reiterated the fact for decades, many parts of our society continue to treat gayness as an option that can be overcome.”
The Care2 petition was started after reports that, “Some users reported seeing the ads promoting ‘sexual purity’ and ‘gay cures’ as a result of the other Facebook pages they had shown an interest in.”
It added, “Conversion therapy also known as ex-gay or reparative therapy is the process of trying to change one’s sexual orientation or gender. The practice can cause serious feelings of self-hate, depression and even provoke suicidal thoughts or acts according to some.”
The Facebook advertising policy states that, “Ads must not discriminate or encourage discrimination against people based on sexual orientation, gender identity”.
“Conversion therapy directly discriminates against people who identify as LGBTQ as it perpetuates the belief that something is wrong with the person and that it can be “cured”, stated the Care2 petition.
The British Government recently announced it was banning “conversion therapy” as part of an action plan to better manage discrimination against LGBT people in the U.K.
Trump press secretary’s scandal-plagued career includes DUIs, cheating, and a hideous comment about a botched execution
Stephanie Grisham, who replaced Sarah Huckabee Sanders as President Donald Trump's press secretary, has led a scandal-plagued career that has been dogged by accusations of plagiarism and cheating on expense reports, as well as two arrests for driving while under the influence.
The New York Times reports that Grisham's resume is one that "contains red flags that most administrations might deem troubling," and the paper then goes on to document Grisham's multiple alleged ethical missteps that have so far cost her two different jobs.
‘I can’t analyze that’: Ex-ambassador confesses he’s unable to make sense of Trump’s Denmark and Russia rants
Former American Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, confessed Thursday that not even he couldn't figure out what happened to make the president want to get into a verbal war with Denmark.
"What is the president talking about?" asked MSNBC host Craig Melvin.
"I can't analyze that. I honestly do not — there is no logic to what he says," McFaul said in a panel discussion. "As you said at the top, he insults or allies, right when he's about to meet with them and embraces Putin. And I want to be clear, if there were some outcome to this strategy that led to better outcomes for the American people, right -- enhanced our security, enhanced our prosperity, I could applaud it. But there is no connection to these kinds of inane statements that he makes and advancing our national security interests."
‘Blasphemous and sacrilegious’: Texas pastor blasts Trump’s ‘second coming of God’ claim — and ‘silent’ evangelicals
Much of the strong criticism that President Donald Trump receives from Christians typically comes from Mainline Protestants (especially non-fundamentalist African-American churches) or Catholic Democrats; Trump is still quite popular among far-right fundamentalist white evangelical groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council. But one self-described evangelical who is furious with Trump and his apologists is Jay Lowder, who leads Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries in Wichita Falls, Texas and declares in a Washington Post op-ed that equating Trump with God is “blasphemous.”