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  • ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed

    11/03/2012 2:16:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed By ERIK ECKHOLM LOS ANGELES — For most of his life, Blake Smith said, “every inch of my body craved male sexual contact.” Mr. Smith, 58, who says he believes homosexual behavior is wrong on religious grounds, tried to tough it out. He spent 17 years in a doomed marriage while battling his urges all day, he said, and dreaming about them all night. But in recent years, as he probed his childhood in counseling and at men’s weekend retreats with names like People Can Change and Journey Into...
  • Look who's suing over 'gay cure' ban

    10/02/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The ink in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature was barely dry on a controversial law restricting what therapists can tell their patients before the first lawsuits against the state were announced. “Of all the freedom-killing bills we have seen in our legislature the last several years, this is among the worst,” said Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “This outrageous bill makes no exceptions for young victims of sexual abuse who are plagued with unwanted same-sex attraction, nor does it respect the consciences of mental health professionals who work in a church. “We are filing suit to defend families,...
  • Former president of APA says organization (now) controlled by ‘gay rights’ movement

    06/05/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Dr. Nicholas Cummings June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), who also introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975, says that the APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the “gay rights movement,” who refuse to allow an open debate on reparative therapy for homosexuality. Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and also served as a member of the organization’s Council of Representatives. He served for years as Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization, and is...
  • Not born this way: The facts, plus help available

    06/05/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT · by scripter · 98 replies
    Save California ^ | Various authors
    Without any reputable evidence, the entertainment culture, uneducated media, and sexual activists have seduced today's teenagers, in particular, to believe that people are born homosexual. However, science has found no biological basis for homosexuality, bisexuality, or transsexuality. Study after study has found the “LGBT” lifestyle to be unhealthy, with the highest rate of sexually-transmitted diseases, and higher cancer rates and earlier deaths. While all people are worthy and valuable, the fact is people are not "born this way," as a popular song insists.On this page you will find: 1. The facts on homosexuality2. Resources to overcome homosexual behavior and gender...
  • Conference in Italy with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi

    06/24/2010 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm
    http://www.anglican-mainstream.net ^ | JUNE 23, 2010 | By Lucia Braghini
    "'Diversity' also includes those of us with more traditional anthropological viewpoints." On May 21-22, 2010, a conference entitled "Gender Identity and Freedom" was held in Brescia, Italy and attended by 168 people. The first seminar was entitled, "The Approach to Unwanted Homosexuality: Psychological Treatment Tools," and was aimed at psychologists, educators, and professionals, with 99 attendees. The second, "Gender Identity: The Condition and Causes of Homosexuality" was open to the members of the twelve associations that had organized the conference … As soon as news got out that a conference with Dr. Nicolosi would be held in Brescia, interest about...
  • Activist Groups, Unable to Silence NARTH's Message, Resort to Attacking NARTH Members

    02/19/2010 11:47:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 380+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 19 February 2010 | Julie Hamilton, Ph.D.
    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....
  • Gay debate coming to WPB

    09/19/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 1,278+ views
    http://www.wptv.com ^ | 9/12 | Jamie Holmes
    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...
  • Gay to straight: APA reports that identity and behavior can be changed to affirm religious beliefs

    08/15/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 999+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE ^ | 8/15/2009 | Alisa Harris
    Psychologist Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, Pennsylvania once met a woman who was in a lifelong lesbian relationship and suddenly, with no prefaced desire to leave her lesbian lifestyle, fell in love with a guy at work. She left her lesbian partner and married the man. The American Psychological Association just published a report on whether therapists can make this change happen. In examining change therapy, which claims that people with homosexual desires can switch to heterosexual desires, the report says there is insufficient evidence that the therapies work. But it also found that while...
  • Report criticizes 'cure' for gays (Authored by gay activists but Narth Allowed to Participate)

    08/14/2009 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 642+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Julia Duin
    The report was compiled by a six-member task force that admitted to a built-in bias that "same-sex sexual attractions, behavior and orientations per se are normal and positive variants of human sexuality and are not indicators of either mental or developmental disorders." The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) said the task force was stacked with gay or gay-friendly activists who would naturally conclude that reparative therapy does not work. "No APA member who offers reorientation therapy was allowed to join the task force," said David Pruden, NARTH vice president. "In fact, one can make the case...
  • Paediatrician to be Removed from Adoption Panel...(for not supporting gay adoption as "best option")

    07/27/2009 8:19:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 772+ views
    http://www.rightsidenews.com/ ^ | 19 July 2009 | Written by CCFON
    A COMMUNITY paediatrician, with 18 years experience working with parents and children in Northamptonshire, is to be removed as a medical advisor to Northamptonshire County Council after asking to be able to abstain from voting on the 'rare' occasions when she would be asked to recommend children for adoption by same-sex couples. Dr Sheila Matthews, who has been a medical advisor to the Adoption Panel for five years, believes her work is appreciated by social workers and all those involved with adoption in the county. She says: "I try to make fair and unbiased assessments and recommendations about the...
  • New Study: Sexual Orientation Can Be Changed

    07/07/2009 8:57:48 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 58 replies · 2,079+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | July 6, 2009 | Gary Schneeberger
    A new report in this month's issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Sexuality finds that sexual orientation can be changed — and that psychological care for individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions is generally beneficial and that research has not found significant risk of harm. The study, conducted by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), examined more than 100 years of professional and scientific literature from 600-plus studies and reports from clinicians, researchers and former clients principally published in professional and peer-reviewed journals. "This research is a significant milestone when it comes to the scientific debate...
  • NARTH News (Harassment of Students Unwilling to Affirm Homosexuality Continues...)

    06/30/2009 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ^ | June 30th, 2009 | Julie Harren Hamilton, PhD.
      NARTH News   June 29, 2009   The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality Journal of Human Sexuality now in NARTH Bookstore   Many are calling this the most important landscape review on the essential aspects of homosexuality and treatment in the last decade. Get your copy today or order one for a friend, your congressman, or a member of the local school board. We can stop the misuse of science in the psychological, policy, and legal arena with the distribution of accurate research!   Our Price: $ 15.00    www.shop.pilgrimageresources.com5 or More Price: $10.00    (call the...
  • APA drops "gay gene" claim, research shows change is possible for gays

    06/26/2009 4:57:23 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 15 replies · 2,226+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6/26/09 | Dyan Puma
    A Catholic psychologist who specializes in reparative therapy with homosexuals says it's possible for those with same-sex attractions to change, despite agenda-driven ideologies that state the opposite. Joseph Nicolosi, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California spoke with ZENIT about his experience as a clinical psychologist and the former president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). NARTH, a "scientific, non-religious and non-political" organization, recently put out an article about the little known revision of the American Psychological Association's (APA) statement on homosexuality, which was highlighted last month in a WorldNetDaily...
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • 'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes American Psychological revises statement on homosexuality

    05/14/2009 12:59:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 26 replies · 1,023+ views
    WND ^ | May 14th, 2009
    A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role...
  • Statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

    05/13/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 656+ views
    http://media-newswire.com/ ^ | 2009-04-27 | Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    (Media-Newswire.com) - The Royal College shares the concern of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association that positions espoused by bodies like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ( NARTH ) in the United States are not supported by science. There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore so-called treatments of homosexuality as recommended by NARTH create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish. The Royal College of Psychiatrists holds the view that lesbian, gay and bisexual people should be regarded as valued members of society who...
  • American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality

    05/13/2009 9:44:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 2,143+ views
    By Bob Unruh
    A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. Dr. A. Dean Byrd Ph.D, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a...
  • 'Gay' Gene Claim Suddenly Vanishes

    05/13/2009 7:07:43 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 186 replies · 4,391+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or...
  • An Ethical Checkup for the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    05/02/2009 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 480+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 2009 | http://www.narth.com
    The US Center for Disease Control CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health MDPH has recently released the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Researchers conducted an "in depth" survey that screened for health disparities among heterosexual/straight, gay/lesbian/homosexual, and bisexual adults. The survey sampled individuals from 2001 to 2006 and included data from 38,910 individuals, including 1.9% who identified as gay/lesbians/homosexual and 1.0% who identified as bisexual. The report suggested that differences in health exist based on data collected from this "population based" estimate of sexual orientation. Poorer outcomes among homosexual populations include: * Self-reported health * Disability-related activity...
  • The "Dr. Phil Show" Explores the Issue of Transgender Children (Is this a hate crime?)

    05/02/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,207+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 2009 | By Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
    On Tuesday, January 13th, I was a guest on the "Dr. Phil Show" when a segment was aired on children who want to be the opposite sex. Also appearing on the show was the mother of a transgendered boy who is living life as a girl, and several psychotherapists who believe that transgenderism is normal, natural and healthy for some people. I took the position that children should not, however, be encouraged to think of themselves--and live as--as the opposite sex. All of the other psychotherapists disagreed with me. "Imitative Attachment" in the Gender-Disturbed Boy "Gender-identity disorder is primarily an...