Skip to comments.Activist Groups, Unable to Silence NARTH's Message, Resort to Attacking NARTH Members
Posted on 02/19/2010 11:47:40 AM PST by Maelstorm
Protesters of the 2009 NARTH convention announced a new strategy: attacking the messengers rather than the message. In a video posted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lDL4QAu0qc), a journalism student leading the November protest shouted into a megaphone that they had been unsuccessful in stopping the work of NARTH through counter conventions, so they would instead begin to target the individual members of NARTH. Following these threats, there have indeed been attempts to discredit both NARTH members as well as non-members who do similar work. In one recent report from England, a journalist posed as a client seeking help for unwanted homosexual attractions. He set up two unsuspecting therapists, claiming to want help from them, secretly recorded their conversations, and then contacted their professional organizations to seek action against them. That same journalist is reportedly assisting others to disrupt and discredit an event in Ireland this week. In another report, activist groups investigated the background of a NARTH board member in order to publicize his past wrongdoing in an attempt to discredit the organization.
NARTH does not rise or fall based on the actions of individuals. NARTH is a scientific organization upholding the research behind the issue of homosexuality and defending the rights of clients to seek therapy for unwanted homosexual attractions. NARTH is not responsible for the actions of its members, nor do the actions of NARTH members change the scientific data. The research stands regardless of the attacks launched by activists who are avoiding the data by focusing on individuals. Emotionally based campaigns and character assassinations do not change the research, nor do they diminish the right of clients to pursue their personal goals. NARTH will continue its mission as a scientific organization despite the propaganda, and the research will continue to speak for itself.
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wth does “NARTH” stand for? Sounds like a troll...
A quick search on Clusty (shameless plug for anybody but gugle) reveals “National Association for Research & Therapy on Homosexuality.”
Isn’t NARTH in the opposite direction from SOOTH?
I first ran across some of this evidence in a college textbook on religious cults, of all places. It turns out that some cults such as the Moonies, that object to homosexuality, were able to successfully re-orient former homosexuals into a heterosexual orientation until they were indistinguishable from always-heterosexuals in the studies conducted by the scientist making the study. (Cf. Dr. Marc Galanter's book Cults: Faith, Coercion, Healing, if I recall correctly.)
Nice web site post in news/activism——as if this group doing self-promotion constitutes news or activism.
And no it is not like ‘global warming’. Support them if you wish no one is stopping you.
It is like Global Warming. The same hijacking of science in name of forcing a leftist radical minority position on us all to deprive us of life and liberty especially if we disagree. This is worse than global warming in some ways because any professional who dares stand up against the sexual activist dogma faces intimidation and exclusion to a degree that is never faced by Global warming skeptics. That is why this group is important. It provides a place for those professionals who disagree to publish and conduct research with some degree of protection from those who would silence them.