Skip to comments.Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.
Posted on 04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity.
While the congressional bill is only a resolutionit encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal banthe idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ...
What do we actually know about the practice of CT and its impact on often vulnerable patients? First, the therapy has been discredited across the board by all reputable practitioners, researchers, and professional organizations with any knowledge of the practice. The American Psychological Associations 2009 opus on the topic concludes that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation and warns against the harmful effects of trying. At least 10 major groups with knowledge of the issue, including the World Health Organization, echo this position ...
Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire, is the director of the What We Know Project at Columbia Law School.
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The AMA, the APA and most likewise institutions have all been infiltrated by homosexual activists. Of course they will find “evidence” that this therapy is harmful, and of course, homosexual activity is just normal and has no ill effects.
I don’t get it. Why would they ban therapy? Maybe because if it works, it will put in question the whole gay agenda and we can’t have that.
The liberals are anti-science. This is just another piece of evidence.
CT is bad, but minors having abortions is A-OK.
So, if you want to change your gender identity from straight to queer, or even queerer, you can get taxpayer funding to do it.
But if you want to change from gay to straight, you’re out of luck! It’s illegal!
Yes the therapy sessions help. First hand evidence to support it. Homosexuals don´t want anyone stealing from their ranks.
I do not need to read the article to know it will ignore all evidence contrary to the opinion of the writer.
Seems the most they can do is hedge.
And if I had one guess, the way they can hedge is that they toss every approach ever proposed, however fishy, into one hopper... and oh yes, they don’t count pure theological approaches which fall under the category of clerical counseling.
Putting 9 year olds on sex-change drugs is okay? Pure child abuse doesn’t bother them.
Yes, that means it's a disorder, just as it always has been.
Seek help and stop screwing up society.
I’ve been wondering if, and whether, some intrepid souls will “open source” the counseling in the form of theological advice.
Since to the world it is just religious talk, it would not be able to be suppressed.
There is a whale of a lot to the issue beyond surface “thou shalt nots.” Sound theology can address the entire psychological dynamic behind the struggle as the spiritual dynamic it really is.
There seems to be a big problem when more than half the “help” will tell them they are just fine as they are, when they are demonically wracked wrecks.
But the sodomites get to put the thought into the minds of impressionable children that they too, might be sodomites—in school, on the taxpayer dime.
Gays might need therapy, but this might be the wrong type of therapy. It makes gayness the focus, in fact obsession. A rabbi I know said that the main problem with gays is their identification with their behavior. Maybe they need something more indirect, which would draw them away from it. There is no magic bullet, though.
I’ve heard of some gays changing over the years . . . either improved relationships and life experiences, overcoming early trauma & abuse (prevalent among many of them). So I don’t believe it is a fixed thing. More likely a pathology. Something else is going on.
Encouraging someone’s self delusion that they can change their gender by permanent genital self-mutilation?
Perfectly legal and encouraged.
Counseling someone on how they can control unwanted same-sex attractions?
Illegal and evil.
So, are they introducing bills to prevent treatment of other mental disorders? How doea the APA feel about being put out of business?
Well, if straights can turn homosexual it stands to reason homosexuals can turn straight. People are free to choose.
Christianity can go deeper in addressing the problem. It has to be voluntary however. It cannot be stuffed down anyone’s throat.
Yes, and that's exactly why we need to re-stigmatize and expose them with the truth about what they are: disease-ridden, boy-raping whackjobs.