We all know that “conversion therapy” is neither — it doesn’t convert your sexuality, and it isn’t even therapy. It’s just a bunch of guesswork that does a ton of harm and zero good.
A new video from Seeker rehashes the terrible history of “ex-gay” cures — we’ve been over this before, but in case you need a reminder of just how bad it can get, well, here you go.
Various US states have banned (or tried to ban) the treatment. Many victims are minors who are pressured into therapy. This can range from bullying to electroshocks. In South Africa, kids are sent to hard labor camps — in fact, some have died in those camps. In the past, countries around the world (including America) used to remove one of the victim’s testicles and replace it with testicles from a straight donor. Surprise: that didn’t work. Neither did some of the other crazy cures of the time: riding a bicycle, getting a lobotomy, and stealing monkey testicles.
So mental health professionals imagined that homosexuality was an illness that required treatment. They would create insane stunts like surrounding gay men with jars of urine and making them jerk off. Surprise: that didn’t work either!
By the 1970s, psychiatrists started figuring out that homosexuality isn’t an illness, and that the treatments are all dumb. Nevertheless, various fake therapists such as Dr. John Nicolosi still subject kids and adults alike to harmful phony treatments. Is he still transplanting testicles into people? Probably not, but the snake-oil “ex-gay” treatment these lunatics practice is almost as bad.
There are too many horror stories through the centuries and even the last few decades of ‘treatments’ for homosexuals. The LDS (Mormon) church was right into the crowded hopefuls of cures. Being discovered as Mormon and gay at Brigham Young University (BYU) students were often blackmailed into either going home in shame with all of their family informed or giving into electro-shock therapy after signing a no harm statement letting BYU off any responsibility. The results…100’s of destroyed lived from having shocks applied to their penis and testicles leading to many suicides, impotence, broken lives. This continued by the LDS church into the 90’s. Now they deny it ever happened. A great family value church based on honesty and integrity, eh?
I am not religious because among other things, if there’s a God, then why do bad things happen in world. There are atheists who are against gay/lesbian conduct, so it is possible to not believe in God & be against gay/lesbian agenda, though religious people are more likely to be against gay/lesbian agenda while atheists are more likely to be apologists for gay/lesbian agenda but not always case so don’t assume you know their faith if they didn’t say anything religious, as there are atheists who are against gay/lesbian conduct.
It’s not controversial to talk of nightmares, suicides, bed wetting often a result of sex abuse in youth. Yet when 1 talks gay/lesbian behaviors in adulthood because they learned this sexual behavior by being repeatedly molested, then gays with politically safe psychologists complain. The politically correct psychologists who deny this know it’s possible for a boy to turn out gay as a result of childhood sex abuse, yet deny what they know is true. Of course, not all who are sexually abused in youth become gay in adulthood-but the risk is higher.
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