Friday, March 1, 2013

Gabriel Arana shares about his own experience with Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy and the Doctor that published the article saying gays could change RETRACTS his study - saying he was wrong!

"My So-Called Ex-Gay Life" is a remarkable article, that includes an important twist in the story of the continuing efforts being made to change the sexual orientation of young people.

In the words of AFER's Brandon Hersh,

In it Gabe shares his experiences as a gay teenager and patient of one Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, the outspoken leader of the ex-gay "movement." Nicolosi and his nearly bankrupt organization NARTH promote "reparative therapy" that is not only universally discredited and scientifically dubious, but is in fact harmful to gay and lesbian patients.

Within the story Gabe breaks MAJOR news - Dr. Robert Spitzer repudiated his much-criticized 2001 study that claimed some “highly motivated” homosexuals could go from gay to straight. This is a significant blow to “ex-gay” programs and anti-gay organizations . Spitzer’s rejection of his own research, which was originally published in the prestigious Archives of Sexual Behavior, severely undermines “ex-gay” organizations because it decisively eliminates the unproven claim that homosexuality can be reversed through therapy and prayer.

Well worth reading.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can't just capitalize Doctor, you'll confuse all the Whovians. Besides, The Doctor would never have been involved in that kind of thing in the first place.