I can’t wait to see how our homophobe lurkers respond to this.
Is somebody here trying to tell us something anyone with a minute intelegence knows that Homoseuality cannot be cured? The Lame-Brains will learn one day that Homosexuality is a NATURAL STATE for me at least to be in.
and it will not make one iota of difference to the fundie lamebrains who infest this site. Nothing will ever convince them that either we chose this lifestyle to be perverse and in opposition to Jesus and god, OR we just won’t let Jesus into our hearts to let him save us.
Either way, it’s still our fault for not changing
As if the Christian Fundamentalist are interested in scientiic research when they live in there own Self-referential Delusional System.
Ex-gay therapy doesn’t work ………… MAKE IT ILLEGAL THEN – IT RUINS LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is obvious to me
unfortunately many in religion who are gay succumb to the homophobes lies – on another site I’ve actually communicated with one and I was saddened he’d fell for it
I agree with comment five. Why are people allowed to continue hurting young (and possibly not so young) gays by forcing them into this therapy? Why isn’t it classed as kidnapping and forced imprisonment? Close the straight camps.
And WHY does all this come back to religion? I am a Christian who believes Jesus loves us all, and that God made us all, gay or straight, to be who we are. These people are perverting religion with their homophobia.
In case Sugar Plum Fairy shows up, please tell him I am busy right now but he should provide details of his gay suicide at uni study before getting into any other polemic up here. Until then he is officially considered a LIAR…
Oh and what a nice statement from Exodus there. They only say the do not agree FULLY with the report. That means they do not reject it totally. What relief this must be to the APA – I was so concerned myself what Exous might say… How fair of them to not fully reject a scientific report on the grounds of prejudice and superstition.
And it is totally understandable from a Christian organisation to encourage their clients of whom they know they cannot change their sexual orientation to lead lives without fulfilling sex. Why should they as Christians be concerned about the happiness of people turning to them for help.
You could be a cynic and claim that this approach is also in the business interest of Exodus, but that would really take a sinister cynic wouldn’t it?
AT ****ING LAST. We’ve known the APA’s stance on this for quite some time, but it’s nice to finally see them making a bold public statement on the matter. Psychological counselling really needs to be subject to closer scrutiny – those who advocate treatments that damage their patients should be banned from practicing, fined, jailed, whatever. You wouldn’t see a GP get away with this sort of crap, would you?
Agree with all of the above. What Exodus don’t admit is that this is a damning indictment of the professional research standards used by the Liars-In-Chief at NARTH and Exodus (Nicolosi, Jones and Yarhouse) whose so-called research is ripped apart – “The authors’ claim of finding change in sexual orientation is unpersuasive due to their study’s methodological problems.” A polite way of saying that professionally speaking, they don’t know their arse from their elbow in designing valid research experiments.
to put it simply for anyone to understand Homosexuality adds a balance to nature hence why there are gay ainmals its stops over popalation of that speices hence why it happneds its all part of the Evolution factor (i tried to put it a diffent way but my spelling sucks) and thats comeing from me a gay pagan you see i do not go by faith a lone a go by logic and facts as well as my faith
blessings of love and light
They’re telling us something that hundreds of millions of gay people already know.
This is a very good step forward and a the thin edge of the wedge to getting this ‘ex-gay therapy’ banned throughout the world. Unfortunately there are still some gays, who are forced, through intimidation and psychological persuasion to submit to this appalling torture for want of a better word. The ‘Hell belt’ (also known as the Bible Belt) of the US is a case in point. More work needs to be done on this in getting it banned. Has anyone heard anymore about Byrce Faulkner another victim of the gay hate organisation Exodus International?
I am gay, I was born gay, I love being gay, I am proud of it and I am out proud.
Duhh! Like stating the obvious! Can straight people be made gay?! This speaks to the overwhelming presence of heterosexism, and religion is a huge part of that!…which is why I eschew those sky-fairy people clubs.
The question is not whether we can change – it’s why the hell should we?
Where can *I* get millions of dollars to write studies for the obvious??? (&, @#15: you took the words right out of my mouth!)