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Dr. Phil's Intolerance for the Ex-Gay Community
Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2013 | By Christopher Doyle

Posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

On April 1, 2013 Dr. Phil aired a show titled: "Shocking Mom Revelations." As a part of this episode, he interviewed a mother whose daughter identified as a lesbian. During the episode, the mother shared about her disapproval of her daughter's "lifestyle choice" and expressed a desire for her daughter to see a counselor to get help in exploring her same-sex attraction.

In shockingly un-therapeutic fashion, Dr. Phil flat-out shut the mother's opinion down, along with her Christian values, in favor for the simple explanation that "this is who her daughter is" and she should just accept it. Below is an excerpt from the letter we sent:

Dear Dr. Phil,

While we do not condone this mother's belief that homosexuality is simply a "choice" per se, science has recognized, through 100 years of peer-reviewed research, that homosexuality is in fact fluid for some individuals. For example, a recent study published in the prestigious Archives of Sexual Behavior journal titled: "Stability and Change in Same-Sex Attraction, Experience, and Identity by Sex and Age in a New Zealand Birth Cohort" (Dickson, van Roode, Cameron, and Paul, 2013) showed the experiences of same-sex attraction significantly decreased among women and men with increasing age. Similarly, prior research has shown that exclusive opposite-sex attraction is approximately 17 times more stable than exclusive same-sex attraction for men and 30 times more stable than exclusive same-sex attraction for women (Whitehead & Whitehead, 2011).

There is an abundance of scientific peer-reviewed research that shows homosexuality is not an enduring and immutable characteristic, thus proving the very statement that Dr. Phil said at the end of the episode: "I don't believe there is any such thing as an 'ex-gay'" as categorically false, unscientific, and defamatory to the thousands of former homosexuals, persons with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families.

Further, Dr. Phil's comment to the mother: "Your thought is, if she sees a competent counselor, they will unravel all this confusion for her and the false sense of security she has in romantic relationships with women and this will be clear to her that she's straight as a string and get on with her life" is an overly-simplistic statement for an esteemed psychologist such as Dr. Phil to make.

Finally, Dr. Phil went onto say to the young woman: "given that you have been molested, that really changes who you are. It causes you to think about things differently, and when it happens at a very young age, it can create some cognitive patterns that are just inaccurate and program you to make some bad choices in your life, it creates a wound that needs healing, and you really do need help with that."

It is entirely possible that this young woman's feelings of same-sex attraction is a result of this childhood abuse, yet, Dr. Phil completely left this theory out for a politically-correct explanation to the mother that "this is who she is" – implying that her daughter was born a lesbian.

Please allow me to remind Dr. Phil what the American Psychological Association said in 2008 regarding the etiology of homosexuality:

"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation."

"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation."

For Dr. Phil to not explore ALL the possible reasons why this young woman may be experiencing homosexual feelings is to directly contradict the best evidence from scientists, and thus, mislead the general public. I am certain that he would not do this intentionally. Therefore, Voice of the Voiceless respectfully requests that Dr. Phil:

1) Publicly apologize to the ex-gay community for implying that "we do not exist" 2) Set the record straight on a future broadcast that his statement about former homosexual and the etiology of homosexuality was his opinion, not scientific fact 3) Invite myself and other former homosexuals and ex-gays, and their families, on a future episode of the Dr. Phil show so that we may tell America about our lives.

After weeks of attempting to speak with the show's producers, legal representatives, and media relations spokesperson, all we received was the following statement: " Thank you for sharing your opinions with us. Dr. Phil and his producers stand by the statements he made on this show."

This "response" is a slap in the face to the tens of thousands of former homosexuals, persons with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families. Further, Dr. Phil's complete lack of respect for this mother's Christian values is defamatory towards the entire faith-based community who hold to traditional Biblical beliefs regarding homosexual behavior.

On the Web: www.ComingOutLoved.com/drphilpetition

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Christopher Doyle, M.A. is the Co-Founder and Acting Director of Voice of the Voiceless. For more information, visit us online at: www.ComingOutLoved.com/VoiceoftheVoiceless


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: drphil; exgay; gay; homosexuality

1 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr. Phil is about as relevant as dog doo, he would be nothing without Oprah!


2 posted on 05/02/2013 7:29:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

From the new powers that be....”Once you go gay then you must stay!”


3 posted on 05/02/2013 7:33:15 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares about him?

He’s not licensed anymore, and even admits he’s not really practicing psychology.

Oprah attracts all kinds of people like that because it fits her views.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 7:40:25 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SeekAndFind
"Dr." Phil ought to keep up with science--that is, there is no "gay" gene, no bisexual gene, no asexual gene. People are homosexual through choice, made sometime after puberty and before adulthood.

The scientific community claims that male homosexuals experience an absent/passive father and domineering mother. However, they can't explain away the straight men who happen to have that same combination. They can't explain away female homosexuals either.
It's a choice; that is the explanation. God made Adam and Eve, nor Adam and Steve.

5 posted on 05/02/2013 7:50:44 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

[[Dr. Phil flat-out shut the mother’s opinion down, along with her Christian values, in favor for the simple explanation that “this is who her daughter is” and she should just accept it.]]

But apparently “This is how hte omther is, and hte daughter should ‘just accept it’ “ isn’t allowed by the ‘tolorant’- they can’t accept that manty peopel DO NOT APPROVE of homosexuality- nor can they bear the thought that such moral views exist- they DENY us hte right to oppose homosexuality claimign we are ‘beign narrow minded’ compeltey ignorign hte FACT that htey are beign narrow minded abotu ouir opposition


7 posted on 05/02/2013 7:52:27 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Shadow44
Who cares about him?
He’s not licensed anymore, and even admits he’s not really practicing psychology.
Oprah attracts all kinds of people like that because it fits her views.

He practices SICKology, not psychology.

Oprah has always been a waste. Always will be.

9 posted on 05/02/2013 7:53:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




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11 posted on 05/02/2013 8:00:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr. Phil is a bigot.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 8:06:54 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Communist Takeover Of
America - 45 Declared Goals

#41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm

(Hurry up, commies!)


13 posted on 05/02/2013 8:11:44 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: TBP

Dr. Phil is a bigot.

That is short for his real name BIG IDIOT


14 posted on 05/02/2013 8:15:04 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr Phil, who?


15 posted on 05/02/2013 8:16:54 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

I'm picking up Dr. Phil right now.

16 posted on 05/02/2013 8:25:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

As with the APA, Dr. Phil is a classic pseudoscientist. He’s no more reliable for accuracy than a Romanian astrologer.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:56 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

You disrespecting Romanian astrologers?

The PC storm troopers gonna be coming to knock on your door!


18 posted on 05/02/2013 8:33:28 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet he doesn’t complain about ex straights.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Every few months there is a new scientific "theory" about what "causes" gayness.

It keeps on being repeated that being gay is biological, and these new "theories" keep on being brought out. Problem is, these are just theories, NOTHING has been substantiated.

(“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”-Joseph Goebbels)

So, we have a dilema. There are numerous, tens of thousands of people, like Anne Heche, who turn their back, for one reason or another, on the gay lifestyle. How are these people able to deny something that is claimed to be biological?

Next...
IF...IF it is biological, then why isn't it viewed the same as many other biological conditions? Cleft palates, Downs syndrome, Achondroplasia, Cerebal Palsy, Marfan syndrome, Spina Bifida, chromosomal dissorders and a whole list of others.

In all of these conditions, the medical field is looking for CURES or treatments for these conditions. Meanwhile, nobody is looking for a CURE for gayness, or a treatment for it.

Its treated completely different from othe "born conditions". Maybe the reason its treated differently is because they WANT it to be treated differently.

20 posted on 05/02/2013 8:54:10 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: cloudmountain
There is a reason that "Dr" Phil is so pro gay...

His BOSS is a lesbian.

22 posted on 05/02/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Shadow44
He never was a psychiatrist or psychologist. He was a family law attorney.

CC

23 posted on 05/02/2013 9:25:09 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dr Philistine


24 posted on 05/02/2013 9:33:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You Must be Hated by Evil.)
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To: mountn man

Didn’t Dr. Phil attended the DNC? I thought I saw him when camera were scanning the audience. I swore I thought I saw him clapping.


25 posted on 05/02/2013 9:35:09 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the gif, which I just stole from you.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 9:36:33 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Celtic Conservative
I correct myself: he was a pychiatrist, but his license expired in 2006. And from what research i have done he was a schlock psychiatrist with numerous professional complaints. He "went hollywood" in the early 2000's and ceased to be genuine shrink and just "played one on TV". I personally like to think of him as the type of poseur schmuck that Oprah tends to attract and support.

CC

27 posted on 05/02/2013 9:39:41 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Bookmark


28 posted on 05/02/2013 9:43:22 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

And you are actually incorrect...he has an earned PhD in clinical psychology and did in fact practice for a number of years. His license was retired in 2006


29 posted on 05/02/2013 10:19:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
I corrected myself in post 27 after (belatedly) doing some research.

CC

30 posted on 05/02/2013 10:23:39 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

ooops sorry I responded to your post before reading all other entries....a fault I have that bites me in the butt every now and agin


31 posted on 05/02/2013 10:30:26 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Not surprising. Even Dr. Laura has embraced this line of thought which I find more disappointing since she had a different opinion before.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 11:02:33 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Nifster
Yep, I've done it too.

CC

33 posted on 05/02/2013 11:13:41 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Patriot Babe

Actually Dr.Phil is a republican.


34 posted on 05/02/2013 11:34:36 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

That doesn’t mean much these days.


35 posted on 05/03/2013 12:43:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Doctor’ Phil is a boring, monotonic, long-faced simpleton who should be the poster boy for the Homosexual (and Lesbian) Agenda.

Just a few decades ago it looked like the Communists were taking over America and the world. Now it’s the queers.

They operate a lot alike, actually; both have a tendency to colonize and cozy up to sycophants like ‘Doctor’ Phil.

Where you find one homosexual or lesbian on television or in the movies, you usually find a baker’s dozen swishing around.

Homosexuals ‘bend over backwards’ and are overfriendly. They do say no occasionally. When a fairy says no he almost throws his back out of joint.

The poor darlings, as they sometimes call themselves, are everywhere in politics, fashion and show business. The theater, like television and the movies, is infested with them and it’s beginning to show the effects. The New York theater is dying; it’s being killed by limp wrists.


36 posted on 05/03/2013 1:24:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: mountn man
There is a reason that "Dr" Phil is so pro gay...
His BOSS is a lesbian.

Ah, that explains it.

37 posted on 05/03/2013 2:53:05 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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