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Gay debate coming to WPB
http://www.wptv.com ^ | 9/12 | Jamie Holmes

Posted on 09/19/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT by Maelstorm

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Gay used to be a four letter word in America. It's become a more acceptable lifestyle, but it's by no means an easy path.

"Why would you choose something like that? That would put so much discrimination on you,?" says Nicole Leidesdorf, with Compass of Lake Worth.

Leidesdorf has helped many teens navigate the troubled road of being gay.

She's concerned about a group called NARTH, or the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. The group is holding a convention in West Palm Beach for therapists teaching homosexuality is not genetic, but a choice.

"I just think it's so harmful. I'm going to say this because we're both blonde," says Leidesdorf. "We're not going to a conference to say stop being blonde!"

Dr. Julie Harren Hamilton, the president of NARTH, says the group is not anti-homosexual or a pro-Christian organization looking to condemn the lifestyle.

Instead Dr. Hamilton says there are some who do not wish to be gay and they as therapists are there to help.

"There are some people who find themselves with homosexual attractions, yet don't want to be so, so those clients have the right to pursue treatment for that," says Hamilton.

Still, NARTH's mission has been skewed. Now a group called Soulforce out of Austin, Texas is holding a counter convention for what they're calling an anti-heterosexual conference.

For Dr. Hamilton that's disappointing because she feels the only discrimination going on here is against her group.

"Gay activists believe that it's important to promote that people are born gay and can't change. The problem is it's discriminatory not to offer treatment to clients who want to pursue change," she says.

NARTH's conference is at the West Palm Beach Marriot on November 20-22. Soulforce's convention is the same weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Belvedere Road.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: florida; gaystapo; homobama; homosexualagenda; narth; pedophiles; perverts
This is going to be interesting.
1 posted on 09/19/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

For those who wish to attend the NARTH conference or help them in their goals of providing an alternative to gay activist propaganda(that isn’t a stated goal but it is the result):

http://www.narth.com


2 posted on 09/19/2009 9:21:37 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Party like it's 1776!)
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To: Maelstorm

“Leidesdorf has helped many teens navigate the troubled road of being gay.”

So if you are a 15 year old girl who finds that women are attractive and that the boys your age are just immature idiots....


3 posted on 09/19/2009 9:23:55 AM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: Maelstorm
The Psychology Behind Homosexual Tendencies
4 posted on 09/19/2009 9:24:00 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: Maelstorm

Her hair color analogy is just stupid. If I was blonde and didn’t want to be, I’d color my hair.


5 posted on 09/19/2009 9:27:07 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Maelstorm

National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.You can’t make that stuff up to funny.


6 posted on 09/19/2009 9:27:54 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Maelstorm

“Leidesdorf has helped many teens navigate the troubled road of being gay.”

I can’t believe that this woman is permitted to counsel underaged children.

http://www.integritypalmbeach.org/pbp-013005.htm


7 posted on 09/19/2009 9:31:35 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Maelstorm
Indeed, People Can Change.
8 posted on 09/19/2009 9:32:41 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Maelstorm

Sounds like a great premise for a South Park episode. Mr. Garrett vs. Soulforce!


9 posted on 09/19/2009 9:35:22 AM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: scripter
Root Causes, Homosexual Consequences
10 posted on 09/19/2009 9:36:43 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Maelstorm
Gay used to be a four letter word in America.

I thought "fag" had only three letters. Oh wait! "Dyke" has four letters.

11 posted on 09/19/2009 9:37:20 AM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: scripter
Confession from a former homosexual
13 posted on 09/19/2009 9:42:02 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter
I suppose you've already seen this.

APA admits there's no "gay Gene".

14 posted on 09/19/2009 9:42:26 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (YOU LIE! Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Yeah, I saw that. Somebody posted it here earlier but I didn’t save the link. I think there were two different articles both with interesting comments.


15 posted on 09/19/2009 9:46:55 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Vaduz
Don't quite understand your post. This organization is the only one trying to bring sanity back to the psychological community.
Homosexuality isn't inborn. It is a learned behavior and a disorder.
16 posted on 09/19/2009 10:45:59 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Vaduz

They can do the same for Pedophiles. No joke.


17 posted on 09/19/2009 11:28:34 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Maelstorm

I wonder if West Palm beach had anything to do with attracting such a family oriented outfit?
How about that Lois?


18 posted on 09/19/2009 11:39:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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19 posted on 09/19/2009 12:38:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Maelstorm

Ping


20 posted on 09/19/2009 12:47:16 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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21 posted on 09/19/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Soothesayer9

Most pedophiles are gay.


22 posted on 09/20/2009 3:59:27 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: IrishCatholic

True homosexuality isn’t inborn. It is a learned behavior and a disorder.But they know right from wrong a shrink isn’t going to help them some things have to done in solo mode.


23 posted on 09/20/2009 4:03:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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