Judge Rules Against Counseling Student Jennifer Keeton,Who would tell her gay patients they can be cured…
Honey, there ain’t no cure for dick lovin’ and if you are straight, you already know that. But there is a cure for bigotry.
Jennifer Keeton was the Augusta State University counseling student who was dropped from her masters program because she believed in conversion therapy and that if she had a gay patient she would recommend that he be cured. Because it was after all, against her bible beating ways, y’all….
The school was not having it and insisted she take a diversity-sensitivity course. She of course protested and they kicked her bigoted ass to the curb. Then she filed suite claiming the school violated her constitutional rights. The case was thrown out and then she filed an appeal. And now that has been thrown out also.
Here is what the Georgia Federal District Court had to say:
“Keeton’s conflation of personal and professional values, or at least her difficulty in discerning the difference, appears to have been rooted in her opinion that the immorality of homosexual relations is a matter of objective and absolute moral truth. The policies which govern the ethical conduct of counselors, however, with their focus on client welfare and self-determination, make clear that the counselor’s professional environs are not intended to be a crucible for counselors to test metaphysical or moral propositions.
Plato’s Academy or a seminary the Counselor Program is not; that Keeton’s opinions were couched in absolute or ontological terms does not give her constitutional license to make it otherwise…
Keeton’s allegations do not show that imposition of the remediation plan was substantially motivated by her personal religious views. The plan was instead imposed “because she was unwilling to comply with the ACA Code of Ethics.”
After dismissing all of Keeton’s claims, Judge James Randal Hall clarified that “when someone voluntarily chooses to enter a profession, he or she must comply with its rules and ethical requirements.” So hopefully after two years of litigation, Keetongets that while homosexuality is not a choice, your career path is.
Not that i am one to gloat but- Burn, sizzle, fry bitch
via Judge Rules Against Jennifer Keeton, Counseling Student Who Supports Reparative Therapy / Queerty.