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Eugene

(62,029 posts)
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 04:51 PM Oct 2023

Kelly Johnson, wife of Speaker Mike Johnson, practices a form of Christian counseling that classifies people into 'chole

Source: Insider

Kelly Johnson, who is married to House Speaker Mike Johnson, practices a form of Christian counseling that classifies people into 'choleric', 'phlegmatic,' and other ancient personality types purportedly ordained by God

Brent D. Griffiths
Updated Mon, October 30, 2023 at 2:20 PM EDT·5 min read

• Kelly Johnson, the wife of House Speaker Mike Johnson, was a Christian therapist.
• Johnson advertised a specialty in temperament therapy, a practice linked to a group founded in the 1980s.
• Its practices are built on the teachings of the Greek physician Hippocrates.

Kelly Johnson, the wife of the newly elected House speaker, ran a Christian counseling service that is affiliated with an organization that advocates against abortion and homosexuality and whose practices are built on the teachings of the Greek physician Hippocrates.

It is not clear if Kelly Johnson will continue her practice. Not long after Rep. Mike Johnson became House speaker last week, Kelly Johnson's website became inaccessible. Johnson, her husband of more than 24 years, rose overnight from a virtually obscure House lawmaker to the position that is second in line to the presidency. The couple is deeply religious; both Kelly and Mike Johnson previously worked with religious organizations and causes the religious right advocates for. Along with her counseling, Johnson is also listed as an advisor to the Louisiana Right for Life, an anti-abortion organization.

Kelly Johnson's website listed a specialty in Temperament counseling, a specialty that she received training for from an organization founded in the 1980s by a Christian couple. According to the materials the organization provides, the National Christian Counselor's Association is adamant that its offerings take place outside of more traditional state-licensed settings so that counselors and clients can be fully engaged through their faith.

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/kelly-johnson-married-house-speaker-154047595.html

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Kelly Johnson, wife of Speaker Mike Johnson, practices a form of Christian counseling that classifies people into 'chole (Original Post) Eugene Oct 2023 OP
Kelly and Kronies are spelling the word wrong: It's Hypocrites Windicator Oct 2023 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author BootinUp Oct 2023 #2
People like that are crusaders. They are dangerous. The_Casual_Observer Oct 2023 #3
Covenant marriage yet no quiverful? Freethinker65 Oct 2023 #4
Why is the US uniquely susceptible to wacko religious cults? Lonestarblue Oct 2023 #5
WTF Aaeia Oct 2023 #6
VP Harris is first in line. Speaker is 2nd. yorkster Oct 2023 #7
And if she does become Prez, she can immediately appoint a decent human being Windicator Oct 2023 #8
Sounds like Steve Martin's SNL skit about "Theodoric of York". LastDemocratInSC Oct 2023 #9
These folks are a bunch of freaks and weirdos ..... LenaBaby61 Oct 2023 #10
Cool, does she prescribe leech treatment too? tanyev Oct 2023 #11
Whaddya wanna bet not fooled Oct 2023 #12
Ah yes, the famous Christian physician Hippocrates... RockRaven Oct 2023 #13
Another GOP grifter CanonRay Oct 2023 #14
"Pre-ordened by God" sounds a whole lot like Karma to me sanatanadharma Oct 2023 #15
Alternative medicine Bmoboy Oct 2023 #16

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Lonestarblue

(10,275 posts)
5. Why is the US uniquely susceptible to wacko religious cults?
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:08 PM
Oct 2023

Amy Barrett’s cult was accused of sexual attacks on young women who were encouraged to live in homes with groups of men and women. I wonder if Kelly Johnson’s temperament counseling includes the cruel and damaging gay conversion therapy that many on the right push. It would fit her profile.

Aaeia

(65 posts)
6. WTF
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:13 PM
Oct 2023

What happened to VP Harris when all you keep calling this J.A. 2nd in line for the presidency? I truly thought that SHE is 2nd and the J.A. is 3RD!!

Windicator

(157 posts)
8. And if she does become Prez, she can immediately appoint a decent human being
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:20 PM
Oct 2023

to serve as America's VP -- thereby sparing the nation from another lying kristofascist republiqwack who is trying to force minority rule down the nation's throat.

LastDemocratInSC

(3,661 posts)
9. Sounds like Steve Martin's SNL skit about "Theodoric of York".
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:25 PM
Oct 2023

The Johnson's are co-ambassadors from the 15th century.

LenaBaby61

(6,982 posts)
10. These folks are a bunch of freaks and weirdos .....
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:29 PM
Oct 2023

Is this new GQP US Taliban Speaker's 'relationship' with the black teen that he took in a Nestor/Gaetz type situation or what? WHERE is Nestor anyway? 👀 These holier than thou folks who pray away the gay have SO many filthy skeletons in their own closets .....

not fooled

(5,813 posts)
12. Whaddya wanna bet
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 05:46 PM
Oct 2023

if she or anyone she care about needs medical care, they go for the latest, science-based treatments only.

Antiquated foolery doesn't apply in that case.




RockRaven

(15,156 posts)
13. Ah yes, the famous Christian physician Hippocrates...
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 06:14 PM
Oct 2023

from the *checks notes* 5th to 4th Century BC.

CanonRay

(14,173 posts)
14. Another GOP grifter
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 06:21 PM
Oct 2023

Do any of these people have like, real jobs? They all have some scam or other going.

sanatanadharma

(3,769 posts)
15. "Pre-ordened by God" sounds a whole lot like Karma to me
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 07:02 PM
Oct 2023

"Pre-ordained by God" sounds a whole lot like Karma to me.
But with God, not me, being responsible for my miseries.

We all can affirm that everyone is born into a particular circumstance of time, place, family, nation, culture, etc.
Some will proclaim that it is all randomness.
Others think that the setup is based on our past performances (think actors in roles over time).

But here, we see people saying God is responsible for the random wrappers in which the soul is born.
So is God just utterly capricious about how one gets what, where, when, why, how, whom?
Or is the a grand-harmonious, orderly, systematic realm of the cosmos that scientists study, also the source of everyone's gripes and complaints.

Karmic-reincarnation model suggests birth is a set-up, an improvisational stage walk on (so to speak) into an already on going play of magnificent proportions. It is a set up wherein the conscious-being-born-actor gets roles based upon previous appearances.

Sometimes people become typecast.

Bmoboy

(279 posts)
16. Alternative medicine
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 12:03 PM
Oct 2023

Hippocratic - 4 humors
Ayurveda- 3 doshas, five elements
Chinese - 5 phases
All were attempts to describe and comprehend disease before science came along.

Since the Bible also predates science, that explains her reliance on an equally ancient system.

I am not sure why she picked one from Greek society which honored gay sex.

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