Sunday, February 24, 2013

Homosexuality > Hetrosexuality...Recovery?

Network blasted for demonizing ex-'gays'

They are so afraid of people discovering their sexuality and realizing that no one is born a homosexual and learning that they can actually change if they want to,” said Greg Quinlan about the issue raised by a recent episode of CBS’ “Criminal Minds.”
“It is for this reason that they preach against us with such hate and venom, attacking us for exercising our right of self-determination,” he said.
The heart of the issue is that if people who leave the homosexual lifestyle exist, it disproves the assumption that some are born homosexual and cannot change, the prevailing belief in the homosexual community.
Sparking the comments was a recent episode of “Criminal Minds” that featured a team of FBI profilers that investigates serial killers. In the Feb. 20 episode, titled “Broken,” a serial killer is murdering women and homosexual men in what appears to be a series of sex crimes.
The episode makes a startling claim as the killer is a person who received conversion therapy as a young man to overcome homosexual attractions.  According to the characters in the show, the therapy caused him to believe that acting on his same-sex attraction is wrong. This belief causes him to violently attack people, because he is conflicted about his sexual orientation.

She noted there is a real danger from attempts by homosexual activists to demonize ex-”gays” and conversion therapists.
“These groups do not care about kids, all they care about is their agenda and whatever they have to do to manipulate people into committing violence against the Christian community. Their goal is to make people who were thinking about supporting conversion counseling to no longer support it,” she said.
Harvey said ex-”gays” and Christians should call the network and demand an apology for the inaccurate portrayal of conversion therapy and the ex-”gay” movement.
“It’s beyond jaw-dropping how full of lies this episode is. It is harmful, insulting and people need to call the network demanding an apology to the Christian community and all of the ex-homosexuals out of there who’ve successfully left this lifestyle,” she said. “If they’re going to do a show on this, they need to also do a show on the harm done by groups like PFLAG and others who were pushing children into the homosexual lifestyle.”
The SPLC appears to agree with the premise of the show. On the website the group declares that conversion therapy is “a dangerous practice” and can have “devastating consequences.

Another supporting article.

Calif. To Prevent Minors from ’Ex-Gay’ Therapies 

A California Senate committee recently advanced a bill that would protect citizens from having to undergo controversial "ex-gay" therapy, Think Progress reported.

The legislation does not directly outlaw "ex-gay" therapy (also known as conversion therapy) but states that anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited from receiving "sexual orientation change efforts." The law also requires patients to sign an "informed consent form," which has a disclaimer.
"Having a lesbian, gay, or bisexual sexual orientation is not a mental disorder. There is no scientific evidence that any types of therapies are effective in changing a person’s sexual orientation," the disclaimer reads. "Sexual orientation change efforts can be harmful. The risks include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior.

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