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  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    What’s Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscoll’s publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • David Barton's Claim That '50% of Christian Kids at Christian Colleges Renounce Faith' Refuted

    11/15/2013 2:29:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2013 | Morgan Lee
    American history author David Barton recently claimed that over half of Christian college students lose their faith while studying at their higher education institutions. "Between 71-88% of our Christian kids who go to college are renouncing their faith at college, and...over 50% of our Christian kids who go to Christian colleges are renouncing their faith at Christian colleges because the professors in the Christian colleges were trained by the pagans in the secular colleges," Barton said on the Kenneth Copeland's Believer's Voice of Victory program earlier this month. "So those Christian professors, 'Christian' professors, are trained by those pagans and...
  • Amid Bachmann controversy, many Christians cool to conversion therapy for gays

    07/18/2011 10:35:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/18/2011 | Dan Gilgoff
    When presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, addressed accusations that his Christian counseling business encourages homosexual clients to try to change their sexual orientation, he appeared to play down the role of so-called conversion therapy at his clinics. "Is it a remedy form that I typically would use?” Bachmann told Minnesota’s Star Tribune newspaper. “It is at the client's discretion. "We don't have an agenda or a philosophy of trying to change someone," Bachmann said, noting that such therapy was not a focus of his two clinics. Bachmann’s seeming ambivalence about conversion therapy - sometimes called reparative therapy - after...
  • 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...
  • Fathers, sons and homosexuality

    05/12/2009 6:32:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies · 2,774+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/12/2009 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    The causes of homosexuality continue to both fascinate and divide people. Recently, in London, a conservative group of Anglicans, called the Anglican Mainstream hosted a conference to discuss the causes of homosexuality and promote change from gay to straight. Featured at the conference was American psychologist, Joseph Nicolosi. Dr. Nicolosi stirred much controversy when he said, without research support, that most of his clients show some degree of change in their sexual orientation. Nicolosi's views regarding causes of homosexuality are also controversial. In response to a question about the existence of a gay gene, Nicolosi said: In other words, that...
  • Dr. Throckmorton's "Golden Rule" Misguided at Best (calling kids out of school on day of silence)

    04/16/2009 8:40:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 685+ views
    Opposing Views ^ | 4/16/3009 | Laurie Higgins, Director of Illinois Family Institute
    A national coalition of pro-family organizations is urging parents to call their children out of school on the Day of Silence (DOS), an annual event sponsored by the partisan political action group, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). On the DOS, students and sometimes teachers are permitted to remain silent during instructional time to protest the bullying of students who identify as homosexual or transgender. The coalition that opposes the DOS believes that it's inappropriate to allow political protests to intrude into instructional time. Grove City College professor, Dr. Warren Throckmorton, on the other hand, is recommending that...
  • When Does a Baby Get Human Rights?

    10/26/2008 10:28:31 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 574+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/08 | Warren Throckmorton, PhD
    When Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama “at what point does a baby get human rights,” Sen. Obama hesitated and answered, “Well, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.” Once upon a time, as an Illinois state Senator, answering that question was well within his pay grade. In 2001 and 2002, then-state Senator Obama vigorously opposed a bill which defined very specifically when babies get human rights. The Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA), both the federal...
  • Foiled Again - Attempt to Paint Palin as Slashing Funds to Teen Moms Proven False

    09/05/2008 5:02:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 220+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/5/08 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    September 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Contrary to a widely circulated report in Tuesday's Washington Post, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, did not slash funding for a program supporting teen mothers.The Washington Post's Paul Kane reported that "Palin Slashed Funding for Teen Moms." The far-left Huffington Post repeated the story the next day, and it was off and running. To support this contention, Kane produced the 2008 Alaska budget, along with Governor Palin's line-item reductions. Kane said, "Palin reduced funding for Covenant House Alaska by more than 20 percent, cutting funds from $5 million to $3.9 million."...
  • Abortionist: I cancel human souls before they become babies

    07/08/2008 2:39:35 AM PDT · by Man50D · 50 replies · 148+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 07, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    An abortionist who claims to have destroyed more than 20,000 unborn children and who once was Hillary Clinton's OB-GYN says he is doing "God's work" when he terminates a pregnancy. "Embryos and fetuses spontaneously aborted – most, but not all of those 'canceled' by 'God' – are ... luckless human souls," wrote William Harrison, referring to an ancient poem describing the plight of mankind. "But a few spontaneous abortions occur in desired pregnancies with no discernable abnormalities. For those girls and women and their families whose circumstances would make their babies 'luckless human souls,' I 'cancel' them before they become...
  • New Book Details Benefits and Limits of Gay Change

    09/27/2007 8:15:53 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 55+ views
    CrossWalk ^ | 09/27/2007 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Dr. Warren Throckmorton Columnist, Speaker, Professor of Psychology and Fellow for Psychology and Public Policy at Grove City College ----------------------------------------------------------- In an era where serious news of war and terrorism is punctuated by leading ministers and Senators unraveled by homosexual urges, a study of gays seeking to be straight should captivate those curious about the mysteries of sexual orientation. Mostly ignored by mainstream press, Ex-gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation by Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse does more than opine on things homosexual. The new book actually addresses the topic in a substantial manner by...
  • Professionals, Religious Leaders Urge Religious Toleration by American Psychological Association

    07/12/2007 8:34:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 686+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 12, 2007 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With the American Psychological Association under pressure from homosexual activists on its own staff to reassess its position on reparative therapy, a group of doctors, academics, counsellors and religious leaders, have called upon the organization to guard against discrimination against clients' religious beliefs. A letter, authored by Dr. Warren Throckmorton PhD, was sent to APA leadership June 29 calling on the organisation to respect the religious beliefs of clients suffering from homosexual inclinations, who may not want to enter into the 'gay lifestyle' or accept it as a valid option for their lives. The...
  • Experts Split Over 'Bizarre' Sexual Orientation Therapy Techniques

    06/20/2006 12:52:19 PM PDT · by DBeers · 23 replies · 1,226+ views
    Agape Press ^ | June 20, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Experts Split Over 'Bizarre' Sexual Orientation Therapy Techniques (AgapePress) - Christian psychotherapist Richard Cohen, board president of the ex-homosexual education and outreach organization known as Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), is addressing criticism leveled against certain therapy techniques he uses on clients with homosexual desires. Cohen, a former homosexual and the author of the book Coming Out Straight (Oakhill Press, 2005), insists that no one is born with homosexual desires. He claims his reparative therapy group, the International Healing Foundation (IHF), has helped many men and women with unwanted homosexual desires achieve their goal of changing their...
  • Sexual orientation: When conflict rules the school

    04/04/2006 1:35:55 PM PDT · by The Ghost of FReepers Past · 38 replies · 983+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2006 | Chad Thompson and Warren Throckmorton, PhD
    Sexual orientation: When conflict rules the school By Chad Thompson and Warren Throckmorton, PhD Apr 4, 2006 For over a decade, parents have warred with gay advocacy groups who want to infuse school curriculum with messages about homosexuality. Groups like the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say that society must address the abuse and ridicule that gay and lesbian kids face in school in order to create a safe environment for learning. However, many parents believe instruction that teaches respect for gay-identified youth is actually a Trojan Horse that advocacy groups like GLSEN use to indoctrinate kids with...
  • In battle for hearts and minds of our kids, PTA backs PFLAG

    08/04/2005 10:19:56 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 23 replies · 884+ views
    Pro-Family News ^ | July/August 2005 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    For years the National Education Association has taken teacher dues money and pursued left-of-center social advocacy objectives. Now another acronym in the American educational establishment — the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) — has joined the NEA in choosing sides in the cultural debate over homosexuality in the schools. As detailed by George Archibald in the Washington Times (but ignored by the rest of the national media), last year the PTA invited the group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) to exhibit at the PTA convention and to make a presentation. This year, the Parent and Friends of...
  • Ho-ho-hold On To Your Virginity

    12/17/2004 6:58:39 AM PST · by dukeman · 52 replies · 1,271+ views
    Grove City College news ^ | 12/16/94 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Given his decision making power on the matter of gifts, my girls made sure Santa Claus got some seriously good cookies most Christmas eves. Like most children, mine did not know that there is much more to the real Saint Nick than toys and cookies. The jolly fellow could easily be considered the patron saint of purity. Recently looking into the legend of St. Nick, I learned that Saint Nicholas lived early in the fourth century in what is now Turkey. He was orphaned as a young boy but left with substantial means by his parents. He used this inheritance...
  • Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence

    12/15/2004 1:16:10 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 11 replies · 559+ views
    County Press ^ | 12/14/2004 | By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    As a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in "safer sex" within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned that "safer sex" can be hazardous to their emotional health. I think the current political debate concerning abstinence vs. contraceptive-based sexual education has failed to include an important variable in the discussion of what to teach in school: sexual well being.
  • Ex-Homosexuals Feel Insulted by Kerry's 'Born Gay' Comment

    10/15/2004 2:57:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 1,402+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 10/15/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Kerry's declaration Wednesday that homosexuals don't have a choice about their sexual orientation has enraged individuals who identify themselves as "ex-gays." In response to a question at the third presidential debate, Kerry made reference to Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary. Kerry said she was "being who she was born as." His response angered Lynne Cheney, the vice president's wife, as well as ex-homosexuals. "Senator Kerry, in his answer, basically invalidated me as a person," said Jeralee Smith, a self-proclaimed former lesbian who runs a support group for "ex-gay" educators. "I have experienced significant...
  • More Than One Way Out

    10/01/2004 5:34:58 PM PDT · by scripter · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Grove City College ^ | September 30, 2004 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Reaction to the gay coming out of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey has ranged from viewing his actions as heroic to hypocritical to irrelevant. Some have focused on the aftermath of his deceptions and coming out on his wife and children. These are natural reflections. It continues to be a surreal scene in my memory seeing the soon-to-be former chief executive declaring his sexuality in nationalistic terms—"I am a gay American"—along with his wife, the mother of their two year-old. However, in all of the opining, I cannot recall a commentator reflecting insightfully on any other option available to the...
  • I Do Exist! -- New Video Focuses on Ex-Homosexuals' Stories

    09/04/2004 10:13:36 PM PDT · by scripter · 20 replies · 2,049+ views
    American Family Association ^ | September 3, 2004 | Ed Vitagliano
    While organizations like the American Psychological Association (APA) are throwing their considerable weight behind the homosexual movement, a handful of notable members of the mental health field are countering with the truth about sexual orientation. One of those professionals is Dr. Warren Throckmorton, director of college counseling and an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, a private Christian college in Pennsylvania. His research on the possibility of changing sexual orientation was published in the June 2002 issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, an official publication of the APA. The subject of changing sexual orientation is an issue...
  • Changing minds

    08/03/2004 5:48:23 PM PDT · by scripter · 62 replies · 1,496+ views
    NARTH ^ | July 27, 2004 | George Archibald
    Former homosexuals who had renounced same-sex relations were called "offensive" by delegates to this month's annual convention of the 2.7-million-member National Education Association (NEA). "I'm really offended that you're even here," a delegate wearing the rainbow emblem of the NEA Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus told a supporter of the new NEA Ex-Gay Educators Caucus. The Ex-Gay Educators Caucus distributed literature explaining that scientific research shows that homosexuality is not "a fixed, inborn trait." Other opponents of the Ex-Gay Educators Caucus, whose exhibit was permitted for the first time at this year's union gathering at the D.C. Convention Center, also...