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Ex-Gays Filed “Ethics” Lawsuit Against Pro-Gay Shrink

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It’s the anti-gay crackpot versus the filmmakng head shrinker. Dr. Alicia Salzer premiered her new documentary, Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement, which tackles the thorny issue of ex-gay therapy.

In that movie, Salzer explores the dangers and self-loathing inherent in reparative therapy. Says Salzer,

We were aware that this type of therapy very rarely, if ever, worked and is often associated with great harm. We felt that we had to counter their media presence with something that gave the other side.

Science has shown us that 96 percent of people cannot change and along the way, absorb an enormous amount of self-loathing, a lot of confusion, a lot of family conflict; so I know the harm.

Ex-gay wing-bats Exodus International, however, say otherwise. They claim Sazler’s got no proof of her findings and, what’s more, she’s just plain ignorant.

In an effort to prove the Exodus case, the Christian Post turned to “noted expert in sexuality” Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a man who supports ex-gay therapy. Throckmorton tells CP that Salzer and company “”do not provide information on the incidence and the prevalence of failure, success, harm, help, or ethical violations in conversion therapy”. Meanwhile, ex-gay Alan Chambers, the gayeset of the ex-gays, also took some time to blast Salzer:

While we welcome more research and debate on this important social issue, professionals, such as Dr. Salzer have a responsibility to be honest about what science does and does not say. The public deserves an honest look at the facts on this topic instead of dogmatic, unreliable claims that support one’s personal suppositions.

That said, Chambers and Throckmorton have filed an American Psychiatric Association ethics complaint against Salzer. Because Chambers and Throckmorton really know about ethics.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 25, 2007
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  • 4 Comments
    • Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
      Rt. Rev. Dr. RES

      It is tragic that modern homes did not keep the Roman chamber called the vomitorium. It was a room where one repaired to after a gluttonous meal or too much wine. Today, genuine liberals would use the “facilities” when they read such tripe.

      Litigious society is what you get when it appears that you have a nation with as many law students in school today than those in practice.

      In the movie, the DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, Al the Devil Pucino described the legal profession as his preferred profession, the new (Satanic) priesthood.

      Today, physicians, journalists, businessmen, etc. also attend law school and become non-practicing members of the legal profession. Most major anchors in the MSM are also lawyers.

      Thirty six years ago, all of the major psychiatric, psychological, sociological, pediatric, medical and similar national associations in the USA and Canada removed the abnormal definition in the DSM-IV. To be sure, the fundamental licenced quacks refused to accept this fact.

      Conversion, electro-shock therapy and other protocols used priorly, are kept alive by these theocon practicioners.

      Listen, anyone can divorce activity and condition or orientation. You can remain constitutionally and psychosexually gay or lesbian and live a heterosexual existence.

      The APA has spoken loudly about these legalised quacks. I suspect that this publicity is more for their fundy troops and their ability to receive funds against the positive gay forces.

      Oct 25, 2007 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WWH
      WWH

      Ain’t no such thing as an ex-gaaay.

      Oct 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rt. Rev. Dr. RES
      Rt. Rev. Dr. RES

      It is simple but a convoluted play on words. Ready. OK

      When you use the word “choice” and you are a theocon right wing fascist, it means the gay ability to become heterosexual if she or he “chooses” to become straight and “normal”.

      When you use the code words “Right to Life” and you are a theocon right wing fascist, it means the right of a foetus is equal to and may even supercede to the rights of a born child. After the child is born, however, your responsibility as a community ends.

      It seems as if their definitions are skewered, or maybe we understand “choice” in terms of a woman’s right to determine the fate of her life, and “the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in terms of equal rights for gays and lesbian citizens of a nation.

      Oct 25, 2007 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WTF are THOCKMORTON AND CHAMBERS TALKING ABOUT
      WTF are THOCKMORTON AND CHAMBERS TALKING ABOUT

      If indeed either of them can read they should check out this link. It shows the position statements of 10 medical and mental health organizations on the subject of reparative therapy. They are all opposed to it including the APA!!!

      http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/publications/justthefacts.html

      MAybe they should read the news or CHris Austin or perhaps Donnie McClurkin!!!

      Oct 26, 2007 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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