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  • Texas GOP advances ‘reparative therapy’ for gays

    06/06/2014 2:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 2:51 AM EDT | Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert
    The Texas Republican Party would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new platform partly aimed at rebuking laws in California and New Jersey that ban so-called “reparative therapy” on minors. A push to include the new anti-gay language survived a key vote late Thursday in Fort Worth at the Texas Republican Convention where, across the street, tea party star U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz fired up attendees at a rally to defend marriage as between a man and a woman. Under the new proposed plank, the Texas GOP will “recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of...
  • 'Gay' lawmaker to Christians: 'We'll take your children'

    08/27/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by James R. Aist ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matt Barber
    In 1998 a 15-year-old Oregon boy named Kipland “Kip” Kinkel shot and killed his parents, then brought his guns to school, where he killed two people and wounded 25 more before he was disarmed. Oregon does not generally give mandatory life sentences without parole, but Judge Jack Mattison came as close as he could, sentencing Kinkel to 111 years and eight months in prison without parole, effectively ensuring that the spree killer would die behind bars. Now, in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision that found mandatory life sentences for minors to be unconstitutional, Kinkel’s lawyers have asked...
  • Suppressing Reparative Therapy Is Suppressing Freedom

    11/24/2012 5:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2012 | James M. Arlandson
    I saw the crawler go across the screen on a news broadcast recently, and it said, with an incredulous tone, that "praying away the gay" was still being done. From the context, it was clear the news editor did not think much of it. Recently, California banned reparative or "conversion" therapy for homosexuality. Signing the bill into law, Gov. Jerry Brown called the therapy "quackery." Lawsuits have been filed. Neither a counselor nor a lawyer, I can come at this issue only as a straight citizen concerned about freedom. It is not difficult to imagine the following scenarios. You're a...
  • California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy [Help Defeat Pervert state Sen. Lieu!]

    05/09/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 09, 2012 | James Eng
    California Weighs Bill To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' Therapy California may ban a controversial therapy designed to convert teens from gay to straight. By James Eng A California lawmaker says he’s optimistic about the prospects of a bill that would make it illegal for therapists in the state to try to “convert” gay youths. Sen. Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, says so-called “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy wrongfully treats homosexuality as a disease and can be dangerous to minors. If his bill becomes law, California would become the first state to ban therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian teens...
  • Gay Row Hits San Remo Festival

    12/31/2008 12:49:31 AM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 9 replies · 738+ views
    Ansa ^ | December 23, 2008
    Gay row hits Sanremo festival: Group threatens to disrupt event over 'gay convert' song (ANSA)Rome, Dec. 23-Italian gay rights group Arcigay on Tuesday threatened to disrupt Italy's biggest musical event of the year, the Sanremo song festival, if a song apparently about 'converting' gays to heterosexuality is not pulled... Mancuso said Povia was ''not exactly new'' to taking public stances against homosexuality, adding that he was famous for a magazine interview in which he declared that ''people aren't gay, they become gay on the basis of who they spend time with''... The Arcigay president said Povia had gone on to...
  • Brazilian Gay Groups Launch Multiple Lawsuits to Silence Christian Opposition

    08/31/2007 6:55:34 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 372+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazilian Gay Groups Launch Multiple Lawsuits to Silence Christian Opposition Flurry of Lawsuits is Attempt to Prevent Criticism of Homosexual Movement By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRAZIL, August 29, 2007 ( recent weeks, homosexual groups in Brazil have attempted to silence their opponents with a flurry of lawsuits that take advantage of Brazil's pro-gay political climate. On August 5th, the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgender People (ABGLT) filed a criminal complaint against several websites for exposing the fact that the leader of Brazil's homosexual movement, Luiz Mott, is a promoter of pedophilia and pederasty (see LifeSiteNews' recent coverage...
  • Homosexuality is Objectively Disordered

    12/05/2005 6:49:38 AM PST · by veritas2002 · 14 replies · 1,121+ views
    Catholic World News
    Have you noticed, in the multitude of hostile reactions to the Vatican's Instruction, that what has provoked the most violent outrage is not the Church's teaching that homosexual tendencies are objectively disordered, but her conviction that they are capable of being overcome? Gays don't like the judgment that homo-erotic propensities are in need of healing, but it's the notion that healing is possible that brings out the rage, the flecks of spittle in the corners of the mouth. The secular dogma that insists homosexual orientation is innate is, for obvious reasons, a comforting one for many people, but to advance...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Leader Refutes Protesters' Anti-Reparative Therapy Claims

    11/19/2005 6:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 1,764+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/18/05 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    Ex-homosexuals and "reparative therapy" advocates recently gathered in Marina del Rey, California, for the 13th annual conference of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH. Reparative or reorientation therapy is designed to help men and women in conflict with their homosexuality attain the goal of reaching their heterosexual potential. NARTH comprises more than 1,000 therapists, sociologists, and psychoanalysts who believe homosexuality is not inborn and can be changed. However, the organization's November 11-13 gathering in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles County) attracted an angry group of protesters, many of whom argued that reparative therapy is dangerous...
  • 'Ex-gays' study central to debate (Montgomery County, MD. cont.)

    09/27/2005 11:25:37 AM PDT · by JZelle · 22 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-05 | Jon Ward
    A 2003 study on whether homosexuals can change their sexual orientation has become a central issue in the Montgomery County sex-education debate. The study conducted by psychiatrist Robert L. Spitzer of Columbia University found that some homosexuals "can and do change." Interviewing 200 former homosexuals, Dr. Spitzer conducted the study in response to a request by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2000 to determine the risks and benefits of "reparative therapy." Reparative therapy is psychiatric or religious counseling that former homosexuals, or "ex-gays," say has helped them overcome "unwanted same-sex attraction." "There is evidence that change in sexual orientation...