Friday, 13 April 2012

13/4 Ex-gay Therapy researcher drops bomb on findings

Practitioners like Dr Joseph Nicolosi of The National Organization of research and therapy of homosexuality attempt to use quack therapy techniques with goal of changing the sexual preference of people who are homosexual. Nicolosi himself said :
"I would say to a teenager 'Do not label yourself, I don't care if you have feelings, attractions, If you act out don't label yourself gay because that seals your identity. it shuts off your options. Be open, experience, think, feel, reflect, learn and you will see that your heterosexual potential is underneath."

Dr Spitzer, in 2001, did a study of "ex-gay" supplied by one organization. The study is hailed by the right wing as demonstrating  that the therapy was successful. However, Dr Spitzer now says the study demonstrated no such thing and that it only demonstrated what people were saying about the therapy. Dr Spitzer has recently commented
In Retropect, I have to admit I think the critiques are largely correct. The findings can be considered evidence for what those who have undergone ex-gay therapy say about it, but nothing more.
Dr Spitzer has helped change the definition from Homosexuality as a disease to a normal variant of human sexuality.The study took samples from Exodus International.

Since Exodus International made the following statement there is some chance they have some kind of bias
So what is a nice faith based ministry like us doing hanging out with secular therapists? We were giving testimony to the righteousness of Christ of course. ... orientation shift is not (the) goal of Exodus. Jesus Christ himself is goal worth pursing.

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