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  • ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed

    11/03/2012 2:16:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed By ERIK ECKHOLM LOS ANGELES — For most of his life, Blake Smith said, “every inch of my body craved male sexual contact.” Mr. Smith, 58, who says he believes homosexual behavior is wrong on religious grounds, tried to tough it out. He spent 17 years in a doomed marriage while battling his urges all day, he said, and dreaming about them all night. But in recent years, as he probed his childhood in counseling and at men’s weekend retreats with names like People Can Change and Journey Into...
  • Look who's suing over 'gay cure' ban

    10/02/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The ink in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature was barely dry on a controversial law restricting what therapists can tell their patients before the first lawsuits against the state were announced. “Of all the freedom-killing bills we have seen in our legislature the last several years, this is among the worst,” said Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “This outrageous bill makes no exceptions for young victims of sexual abuse who are plagued with unwanted same-sex attraction, nor does it respect the consciences of mental health professionals who work in a church. “We are filing suit to defend families,...
  • Former president of APA says organization (now) controlled by ‘gay rights’ movement

    06/05/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Dr. Nicholas Cummings June 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), who also introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975, says that the APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the “gay rights movement,” who refuse to allow an open debate on reparative therapy for homosexuality. Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and also served as a member of the organization’s Council of Representatives. He served for years as Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization, and is...
  • Not born this way: The facts, plus help available

    06/05/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT · by scripter · 98 replies
    Save California ^ | Various authors
    Without any reputable evidence, the entertainment culture, uneducated media, and sexual activists have seduced today's teenagers, in particular, to believe that people are born homosexual. However, science has found no biological basis for homosexuality, bisexuality, or transsexuality. Study after study has found the “LGBT” lifestyle to be unhealthy, with the highest rate of sexually-transmitted diseases, and higher cancer rates and earlier deaths. While all people are worthy and valuable, the fact is people are not "born this way," as a popular song insists.On this page you will find: 1. The facts on homosexuality2. Resources to overcome homosexual behavior and gender...
  • Conference in Italy with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi

    06/24/2010 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Maelstorm
    http://www.anglican-mainstream.net ^ | JUNE 23, 2010 | By Lucia Braghini
    "'Diversity' also includes those of us with more traditional anthropological viewpoints." On May 21-22, 2010, a conference entitled "Gender Identity and Freedom" was held in Brescia, Italy and attended by 168 people. The first seminar was entitled, "The Approach to Unwanted Homosexuality: Psychological Treatment Tools," and was aimed at psychologists, educators, and professionals, with 99 attendees. The second, "Gender Identity: The Condition and Causes of Homosexuality" was open to the members of the twelve associations that had organized the conference … As soon as news got out that a conference with Dr. Nicolosi would be held in Brescia, interest about...
  • Activist Groups, Unable to Silence NARTH's Message, Resort to Attacking NARTH Members

    02/19/2010 11:47:40 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 380+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 19 February 2010 | Julie Hamilton, Ph.D.
    Protesters of the 2009 NARTH convention announced a new strategy: attacking the messengers rather than the message. In a video posted on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lDL4QAu0qc), a journalism student leading the November protest shouted into a megaphone that they had been unsuccessful in stopping the work of NARTH through counter conventions, so they would instead begin to target the individual members of NARTH. Following these threats, there have indeed been attempts to discredit both NARTH members as well as non-members who do similar work. In one recent report from England, a journalist posed as a client seeking help for unwanted homosexual attractions....
  • Gay debate coming to WPB

    09/19/2009 9:20:26 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 1,278+ views
    http://www.wptv.com ^ | 9/12 | Jamie Holmes
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Gay used to be a four letter word in America. It's become a more acceptable lifestyle, but it's by no means an easy path. "Why would you choose something like that? That would put so much discrimination on you,?" says Nicole Leidesdorf, with Compass of Lake Worth. Leidesdorf has helped many teens navigate the troubled road of being gay. She's concerned about a group called NARTH, or the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. The group is holding a convention in West Palm Beach for therapists teaching homosexuality is not genetic, but a...
  • Gay to straight: APA reports that identity and behavior can be changed to affirm religious beliefs

    08/15/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 999+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE ^ | 8/15/2009 | Alisa Harris
    Psychologist Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, Pennsylvania once met a woman who was in a lifelong lesbian relationship and suddenly, with no prefaced desire to leave her lesbian lifestyle, fell in love with a guy at work. She left her lesbian partner and married the man. The American Psychological Association just published a report on whether therapists can make this change happen. In examining change therapy, which claims that people with homosexual desires can switch to heterosexual desires, the report says there is insufficient evidence that the therapies work. But it also found that while...
  • Report criticizes 'cure' for gays (Authored by gay activists but Narth Allowed to Participate)

    08/14/2009 7:24:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 642+ views
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Julia Duin
    The report was compiled by a six-member task force that admitted to a built-in bias that "same-sex sexual attractions, behavior and orientations per se are normal and positive variants of human sexuality and are not indicators of either mental or developmental disorders." The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) said the task force was stacked with gay or gay-friendly activists who would naturally conclude that reparative therapy does not work. "No APA member who offers reorientation therapy was allowed to join the task force," said David Pruden, NARTH vice president. "In fact, one can make the case...
  • Paediatrician to be Removed from Adoption Panel...(for not supporting gay adoption as "best option")

    07/27/2009 8:19:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies · 772+ views
    http://www.rightsidenews.com/ ^ | 19 July 2009 | Written by CCFON
    A COMMUNITY paediatrician, with 18 years experience working with parents and children in Northamptonshire, is to be removed as a medical advisor to Northamptonshire County Council after asking to be able to abstain from voting on the 'rare' occasions when she would be asked to recommend children for adoption by same-sex couples. Dr Sheila Matthews, who has been a medical advisor to the Adoption Panel for five years, believes her work is appreciated by social workers and all those involved with adoption in the county. She says: "I try to make fair and unbiased assessments and recommendations about the...
  • New Study: Sexual Orientation Can Be Changed

    07/07/2009 8:57:48 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 58 replies · 2,079+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | July 6, 2009 | Gary Schneeberger
    A new report in this month's issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Sexuality finds that sexual orientation can be changed — and that psychological care for individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions is generally beneficial and that research has not found significant risk of harm. The study, conducted by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), examined more than 100 years of professional and scientific literature from 600-plus studies and reports from clinicians, researchers and former clients principally published in professional and peer-reviewed journals. "This research is a significant milestone when it comes to the scientific debate...
  • NARTH News (Harassment of Students Unwilling to Affirm Homosexuality Continues...)

    06/30/2009 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ^ | June 30th, 2009 | Julie Harren Hamilton, PhD.
      NARTH News   June 29, 2009   The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality Journal of Human Sexuality now in NARTH Bookstore   Many are calling this the most important landscape review on the essential aspects of homosexuality and treatment in the last decade. Get your copy today or order one for a friend, your congressman, or a member of the local school board. We can stop the misuse of science in the psychological, policy, and legal arena with the distribution of accurate research!   Our Price: $ 15.00    www.shop.pilgrimageresources.com5 or More Price: $10.00    (call the...
  • APA drops "gay gene" claim, research shows change is possible for gays

    06/26/2009 4:57:23 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 15 replies · 2,226+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6/26/09 | Dyan Puma
    A Catholic psychologist who specializes in reparative therapy with homosexuals says it's possible for those with same-sex attractions to change, despite agenda-driven ideologies that state the opposite. Joseph Nicolosi, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, California spoke with ZENIT about his experience as a clinical psychologist and the former president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). NARTH, a "scientific, non-religious and non-political" organization, recently put out an article about the little known revision of the American Psychological Association's (APA) statement on homosexuality, which was highlighted last month in a WorldNetDaily...
  • Latest Twin Study Confirms Genetic Contribution To SSA(Same Sex Attraction)Is Minor (less than 10%)

    05/26/2009 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,219+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 4 June 2008 | By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
    Neil Whitehead, Ph.D. Twin studies are favorites of mine because of the potential light they throw on the origins of same-sex attractions (SSA). The latest one (Santtila et al., 2008) is three times larger than any previous study - in fact, larger than all the rest put together.Does this latest study teach us something new? Quick answer: No. It confirms the best recent studies, which tell us that genetic factors are minor; non-genetic factors are major.The paper's title is "Potential for Homosexual Response is Prevalent and Genetic." This implies to the average reader that homosexuality is sometimes hidden, but commonly...
  • 'Gay' gene claim suddenly vanishes American Psychological revises statement on homosexuality

    05/14/2009 12:59:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 26 replies · 1,023+ views
    WND ^ | May 14th, 2009
    A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role...
  • Statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health

    05/13/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 656+ views
    http://media-newswire.com/ ^ | 2009-04-27 | Royal College of Psychiatrists' Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    (Media-Newswire.com) - The Royal College shares the concern of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association that positions espoused by bodies like the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ( NARTH ) in the United States are not supported by science. There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore so-called treatments of homosexuality as recommended by NARTH create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish. The Royal College of Psychiatrists holds the view that lesbian, gay and bisexual people should be regarded as valued members of society who...
  • American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality

    05/13/2009 9:44:45 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 2,143+ views
    By Bob Unruh
    A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. Dr. A. Dean Byrd Ph.D, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a...
  • 'Gay' Gene Claim Suddenly Vanishes

    05/13/2009 7:07:43 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 186 replies · 4,391+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    American Psychological Association revises statement on homosexuality A publication from the American Psychological Association includes an admission that there is no "gay" gene, according to a doctor who has written about the issue on the website of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality. A. Dean Byrd, the past president of NARTH, confirmed that the statement from the American Psychological Association came in a brochure that updates what the APA has advocated for years. Specifically, in a brochure that first came out about 1998, the APA stated: "There is considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or...
  • An Ethical Checkup for the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    05/02/2009 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 480+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 2009 | http://www.narth.com
    The US Center for Disease Control CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health MDPH has recently released the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Researchers conducted an "in depth" survey that screened for health disparities among heterosexual/straight, gay/lesbian/homosexual, and bisexual adults. The survey sampled individuals from 2001 to 2006 and included data from 38,910 individuals, including 1.9% who identified as gay/lesbians/homosexual and 1.0% who identified as bisexual. The report suggested that differences in health exist based on data collected from this "population based" estimate of sexual orientation. Poorer outcomes among homosexual populations include: * Self-reported health * Disability-related activity...
  • The "Dr. Phil Show" Explores the Issue of Transgender Children (Is this a hate crime?)

    05/02/2009 6:03:00 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,207+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | 2009 | By Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
    On Tuesday, January 13th, I was a guest on the "Dr. Phil Show" when a segment was aired on children who want to be the opposite sex. Also appearing on the show was the mother of a transgendered boy who is living life as a girl, and several psychotherapists who believe that transgenderism is normal, natural and healthy for some people. I took the position that children should not, however, be encouraged to think of themselves--and live as--as the opposite sex. All of the other psychotherapists disagreed with me. "Imitative Attachment" in the Gender-Disturbed Boy "Gender-identity disorder is primarily an...
  • The Ex-Gay Story in the Pop Music World

    04/05/2009 12:55:28 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 1,213+ views
    http://www.narth.com/ ^ | 9 March 2009 | By Roberto Marchesini
    The Ex-Gay Story in the Pop Music World By Roberto Marchesini NARTH International Representative - NARTH ItaliaItaly's "Festival di San Remo," the most important musical happening in my country which is seen on T.V. by millions of Italians, became the unlikely platform this year for a powerful ex-gay testimony. The singer, Giuseppe Povia, winner of the festival in 2006, presented a song entitled, "Luca Era Gay" (Luca was once gay) -- SEE VIDEO HERE. The title of his song, implying that some gays can change to heterosexuality, was sufficient to destabilize the Italian gay movement. Gay activists threatened to block...
  • The Ex-Gay Story In The Pop Music World

    03/11/2009 10:50:30 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 17 replies · 854+ views
    NARTH ^ | 9 March 2009 | Roberto Marchesin
    Italy's "Festival di San Remo," the most important musical happening in my country which is seen on T.V. by millions of Italians, became the unlikely platform this year for a powerful ex-gay testimony. The singer, Giuseppe Povia, winner of the festival in 2006, presented a song entitled, "Luca Era Gay" (Luca was once gay) -- SEE VIDEO HERE. The title of his song, implying that some gays can change to heterosexuality, was sufficient to destabilize the Italian gay movement. Gay activists threatened to block the festival, and Europarlimentary member Vittorio Agnoletto asked for a European resolution to stop Povia from...
  • Pro-Homosexual Booklet to Be Distributed to All 16,000 US School Districts

    02/26/2009 5:21:53 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 80 replies · 2,100+ views
    http://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | February 21, 2008 | By Hillary White
    The 24-page booklet by the National Education Association and American Psychological Association, tells students that homosexuality is a "normal expression of human sexuality". "What's so scary and dogmatic about this report is that it communicates that religious-based viewpoints are harmful, and even dangerous," said Candi Cushman, education analyst for Focus on the Family Action. The booklet particularly targets the idea that homosexuality is a condition that can be changed. It instructs educators, "Schools should be careful to avoid discussions of transformational ministry in their curriculum." Brian Raum, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, said that the talk of...
  • HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE: A SOCIAL SCIENCE VIEW

    11/18/2008 3:53:02 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    http://www.narth.com ^ | October 5, 2008 | By Dr. Laura A. Haynes, Psychologist
    Many people have heard that homosexuality is largely genetically determined, homosexual relationships are essentially the same as heterosexual relationships except for the gender of the partners, homosexual parenting and heterosexual parenting are no different in their affects on children, and homosexual marriage will decrease stigma and thereby increase mental health in our society. A social science perspective and research review give a dramatically different picture. Some say it does not matter who is loving children as long as they are loved. I saw a resume written by a male homosexual couple seeking a birthmother to give her baby to them...
  • Pro-Homosexual Booklet to Be Distributed to All 16,000 US School Districts

    02/21/2008 4:32:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 70 replies · 351+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/21/08 | Hillary White
    US, February 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the same time that news has come out that the Toronto Catholic School board has refused to participate in pro-homosexual activities, homosexual activists are making significant inroads in US schools, as a booklet titled, "Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth," is set to be distributed to all 16,000 school districts in the country. The 24-page booklet by the National Education Association and American Psychological Association, tells students that homosexuality is a "normal expression of human sexuality". "What's so scary and dogmatic about this report is that it communicates that religious-based viewpoints...
  • Researchers Say Sexual Orientation Can Change

    09/14/2007 10:25:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 23 replies · 1,600+ views
    CitizenLink ^ | 9-13-07 | Devon Williams
    Despite claims by some mental-health experts, new research indicates that a change in sexual orientation is possible for some homosexuals. In the book Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation, which was released today, authors Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse address two of the most disputed questions in the homosexuality debate: Is change possible and can the attempt to change be harmful? C. S. Lewis said that science produced by Christians would have to be “perfectly honest. Science twisted in the interests of apologetics would be sin and folly.” Jones and Yarhouse took Lewis’...
  • New Evidence Found for Childhood Family Factors Influencing Sexual Orientation

    11/11/2006 1:44:40 PM PST · by scripter · 95 replies · 4,538+ views
    NARTH ^ | October 27, 2006 | Linda Ames Nicolosi
    ("Childhood Family Correlates of Heterosexual and Homosexual Marriages: A National Cohort Study of Two Million Danes," by Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid, Archives of Sexual Behavior Oct 13, 2006; [E-publication ahead of print]) A major study is about to be published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, which provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development. The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark -- a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships...
  • APA Has No Disagreement With the Treatment of Unwanted Homosexual Attraction

    09/06/2006 7:58:03 AM PDT · by scripter · 47 replies · 2,172+ views
    NARTH ^ | August 12, 2006
    Surrounded by President-Elect Sharon Stephens Brehm, CEO Norman Anderson and other prominent members of the American Psychological Association (APA), President Gerald P. Koocher voiced support for the treatment of those distressed by unwanted homosexual attractions. In a Town Hall Meeting dedicated to open exchange between members and APA leaders, Dr. Koocher fielded a question from NARTH President Joseph Nicolosi about APA's position on the treatment of unwanted homosexuality. Highlighting the importance of client autonomy and self-determination, Dr. Koocher stated, "APA has no conflict with psychologists who help those distressed by unwanted homosexual attraction." Ex-gays picket the APA to show that...
  • Sexual Orientation Change Is Possible— But Only Outside Of Therapy, Says APA Office Of Gay Concerns

    08/23/2006 6:43:07 AM PDT · by scripter · 28 replies · 636+ views
    NARTH ^ | August 21, 2006 | Linda Ames Nicolosi
    At the APA Conference in New Orleans — where APA President Koocher commented about the ethicality of sexual reorientation therapy — Clinton Anderson, director of the APA Office of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns, offered further commentary.* Mr. Anderson said he does not dispute that some people leave homosexuality. "I don't think that anyone disagrees with the idea that people can change, because we know that straight people become gay and lesbian — so it seems totally reasonable that some gay and lesbian people would become straight. The issue is not whether sexual orientation changes...the issue is whether therapy changes...
  • ‘Older Brother’ Study Is Unscientific, Analysts Say (Homosexuals)

    07/21/2006 5:03:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 1,200+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 7/21/06 | Robert Knight
    Latest well-publicized genetic link to homosexuality not conclusive. A study contending that boys with older brothers are biologically more likely to be homosexual has been challenged by a Canadian psychiatrist who dismisses the study as "rubbish," and by a Dutch psychologist who says the claims are "unsubstantiated." Joseph Berger, a Distinguished Life Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality's (NARTH) Scientific Advisory Committee, says in an article posted on NARTH's website that the study is "absolute utter rubbish" and "should never have been published." Anthony Bogaert, a Canadian...
  • Study Claiming Biological Basis for Homosexuality “Absolute Rubbish”: NARTH Psychiatrist

    07/10/2006 11:22:43 AM PDT · by DBeers · 49 replies · 1,489+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 10, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    Study Claiming Biological Basis for Homosexuality “Absolute Rubbish”: NARTH Psychiatrist TORONTO, Ontario, July 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent study suggesting that homosexual orientation results from biological factors in the prenatal environment is based on severely flawed research and biased assumptions, a leading Canadian psychiatrist has charged. Researchers at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, conducted the study entitled “Biological versus nonbiological older brothers and men’s sexual orientation.” The study suggested that male same-sex attraction results from an immune reaction on the part of the mother to the presence of the male child in her womb, a reaction the study’s...
  • Research fuels religious debate over homosexuality

    05/05/2006 12:43:11 PM PDT · by DBeers · 48 replies · 1,170+ views
    Science & Theology News ^ | May 5, 2006 | Shoshana Kordova
    Research fuels religious debate over homosexuality Nurture versus nature and scripture versus science — the Abrahamic faiths continue their struggle to define views on homosexuality “Steve,” a married 48-year-old Orthodox Jew from Jerusalem with six children, is proud of his success: After 18 months of counseling, he has restricted his sexual encounters with other men to only once in the last four months. Steve, who is not — in his words — “a biological homosexual,” attributes his restraint to a therapy group that uses religious values as part of the treatment.As someone who until recently had a long-term male lover...
  • "Gay" Adoption:Letters Florida Bar News.(Lawyers misrepresenting danger,Only one view barf alert)

    05/01/2006 8:07:30 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 13 replies · 1,418+ views
    Florida Bar News Letters ^ | May 1, 2006 | Florida Bar
    May 1, 2006 Letters Gay Adoption A fair summary of the April 1 letter to the editor regarding gay adoption would be that foster children adopted by gay people are more vulnerable to sexual predators than children adopted by heterosexual parents. As attorneys, such a provocative and wholly unsupported statement should be troubling to us all. As a former police officer who now practices family law, I am keenly aware of and sensitive to the plight of abused children. The letter writer offers no evidence whatsoever of a nexus between the reaction of a child to the advances of a...
  • Fordham U Dissertation Furthers Spitzer's Landmark Study on Sexual Re-orientation Success

    03/18/2006 3:23:44 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 17 replies · 788+ views
    NARTH ^ | March13, 2006 | Dr. A. Dean Byrd
    Dr. A. Dean Byrd Reviews Dissertation on Factors In Re-orientation Success March 13, 2006 - In a doctoral dissertation directed by Dr. Jay C. Wade, Department of Psychology, Fordham University, New York, Elan Y. Karten investigates the psychological and religious characteristics of dissatisfied same-sex attracted men who seek sexual re-orientation interventions. As a logical follow-up to Spitzer's landmark study, the Karten research was specifically designed to investigate the following: the respondent's relationship to his father; type of sexual self-identity; quality of psychological relatedness to other men; and which form of religious values demonstrated the strongest relationship to change. Karten defined...
  • NARTH Publishes Study On Gay Advocacy and Mental Health Associations

    02/14/2006 1:51:28 PM PST · by simicyber · 18 replies · 417+ views
    NARTH Publishes Report on Mental Health Organizations and Gay Advocacy http://www.narth.com/docs/press13.html
  • California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM'

    01/06/2006 4:48:13 PM PST · by lizol · 108 replies · 1,796+ views
    NARTH ^ | January 6, 2006
    California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM' January 6, 2006 - In early December 2005, Washington Post writer Shankar Vedantam reported on the efforts of UCLA psychology professor Edward Dunbar to encourage the psychiatric community to add "extreme bias" against homosexuals (or ethnic groups) added to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Professor Dunbar is considered an expert on hate crimes and serves as a consultant with the Los Angeles City Police Department, the LA Unified School District and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. The Post article quotes Darrel...
  • Noted U.S. Psychologists Condemn Gay Activist Influence on APA

    12/20/2005 7:12:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,078+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2005 | Gudrun Schultz
    Accuse mental-health associations of allowing gay activists to distort researchSenior members of the psychological community delivered a scathing condemnation of the American Psychological Association (APA), at the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) conference last month. Dr. Nicolas Cummings, Ph.D, a former president of the APA, said pro-homosexual social activist influence has undermined the scientific legitimacy of psychological research within the organization. Dr. Cummings charged that research by the APA is now limited to projects where “they know what the outcome is going to be…only research with predictably favorable outcomes is permissible.” (reported by Linda Ames Nicolosi...
  • Ex-Gay Ministry Leader Refutes Protesters' Anti-Reparative Therapy Claims

    11/19/2005 6:57:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies · 1,764+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 11/18/05 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    Ex-homosexuals and "reparative therapy" advocates recently gathered in Marina del Rey, California, for the 13th annual conference of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH. Reparative or reorientation therapy is designed to help men and women in conflict with their homosexuality attain the goal of reaching their heterosexual potential. NARTH comprises more than 1,000 therapists, sociologists, and psychoanalysts who believe homosexuality is not inborn and can be changed. However, the organization's November 11-13 gathering in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles County) attracted an angry group of protesters, many of whom argued that reparative therapy is dangerous...
  • Gay 'Time' Magazine Reporter Has History Of Promoting Gay Political Agenda

    10/17/2005 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies · 1,070+ views
    NARTH ^ | October 11, 2005 | Staff
    John Cloud, a gay man who wrote the cover story for Time magazine (Oct. 10) on the rise of gay teen advocacy groups on high school campuses, has a long history of promoting the gay political agenda while disguised as a mainstream reporter. Cloud's sexual orientation was not mentioned in the Time article. In past Time articles, Cloud has promoted gay attacks against the Boy Scouts, portrayed transgender activists as a new opprosed minority group; wrote approvingly of anonymous gay sex orgies for an alternative newspaper in Washington, DC; and earlier had penned a guide to gay bathhouses in Washington,...
  • 'The New Gay Teenager'

    08/13/2005 10:25:42 PM PDT · by scripter · 58 replies · 2,563+ views
    NARTH ^ | May 23 2005 | Frank York
    [This article is key to understanding what children in public schools might be taught as normal and acceptable. Of course, we're already seeing some of it. If you're remotely interested in this topic you'll want to read the article in its entirety. ] Gay Cornell University Professor Ritch Savin-Williams argues that teenagers are rejecting gender categories in their pursuit of satisfying sexual relationships. And, he's encouraged by the trend. Reviewed by Frank York Professor Rich Savin-Williams in The New Gay Teenager, presents the premise of his book in the first page of his Preface. He observes: "Gay people have historically...
  • Dual-Gender Parenting: Optimal Child Rearing

    08/13/2005 12:49:12 PM PDT · by scripter · 18 replies · 594+ views
    NARTH ^ | August 12, 2005
    A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., Chairman of NARTH's Scientific Advisory Committee co-presented a research paper on "Dual Parenting" at the 12th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law, July 19-23, 2005. August 12, 2005 - University of Utah School of Medicine Professor A. Dean Byrd and Kristen M. Byrd, with the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, presented "Dual-Parenting: A Social Science Perspective For Optimal Child Rearing," at the World Conference of the International Society of Family Law in Salt Lake City in late July. In the paper, the authors outlined the importance of both a...
  • Where children have no voice: the "right" of adoption by homosexual partners

    12/15/2004 10:36:34 PM PST · by AskStPhilomena · 39 replies · 1,572+ views
    Tradition,Family,Property ^ | December 2004 | Luiz Sergio Solimeo
    Along with same sex "marriage," adoption of children holds a prominent place on the homosexual agenda. Although the first "right" was dealt a severe blow with referenda banning same sex "marriage" in 13 states, the adoption of children by homosexual activists is almost imperceptibly moving forward. We will deal with this aspect of the homosexual offensive after delving into the issue of adoption as such. RESTORING NORMALITY In general, children who are up for adoption find themselves in traumatic or abnormal situations. Many have lost both parents while others have parents who are separated or impoverished. All too often the...
  • Latest 'Gay' Brain Study Scrutinized

    05/11/2005 11:24:42 PM PDT · by scripter · 30 replies · 1,178+ views
    NARTH ^ | May 11, 2005
    The mainstream media is reporting on the latest research that purports to show that gay males and heterosexual males respond differently to certain pheromones. The New York Times has just reported on findings from Swedish researchers who claim to have found that gay males are attracted to a different kind of scent than heterosexual males. "For Gay Men, an Attraction to a Different Kind of Scent," by Nicolas Wade (5/10/05) quotes Swedish researchers with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm who have studied pheromones and the different ways women, gay males and heterosexual males react to them. Lead researcher Dr. Ivanka...
  • Homosexual Researcher Claims Genome Scan Of Sexual Orientation

    02/03/2005 4:20:37 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies · 1,883+ views
    TraditionalValuesCoalition ^ | February 3, 2005 | Staff
    A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have just published a study that claims to have mapped the human genome and discovered chromosomes related to sexual orientation in males. The study, "A genomewide scan of male sexual orientation," was led by homosexual researcher Dr. Dean Hamer and other pro-homosexual associates. Dr. A. Dean Byrd, a member of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed the study and concluded: "The researchers' attempt to manipulate the data to come up with something meaningful was not realized. They find nothing and...
  • Gay-Affirmative Public School Teachers/Curricula May Influence Brain Maturation In Teens

    01/26/2005 4:43:08 PM PST · by scripter · 114 replies · 1,934+ views
    Dr. Sander Breiner, a member of NARTH's Scientific Advisory Committee, recently expanded upon a paper on "Adolescent Homosexuality" he presented at the November, 2004 NARTH conference in Washington, DC. (Dr. Breiner's paper is currently posted on the NARTH web site.) Sexually questioning youth are vulnerable to the derailment of their normal heterosexuality, Dr. Breiner asserted, when they are urged to consider the possibility of being same-sex attracted. Dr. Breiner's paper dealt with the current scientific knowledge on the development of the brain during pre-teen and teen years as it relates to hormones and emotional maturity. One of the sources for...
  • Gay Psychologist Urges Associates To Use Psychology As A Liberationist Tactic

    12/22/2004 7:43:20 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 79 replies · 1,341+ views
    NARTH ^ | November 12, 2004
    The fall, 2004 issue of the APA's Division 44 newsletter, includes an essay by Judith M. Glassgold, Psy.D. urging her colleagues to think of psychology as a liberationist tactic to fight against social oppression and for social justice. Writing in "In dreams begin responsibilities': Psychology, agency and activism," Glassgold suggests that therapists must make psychology " a liberation experience, to be among those who offer solutions to problems of social justice." She urges gay psychologists to adopt the philospohy of Liberation Psychology (Martin-Baro, 1994), which is rooted in ideologies from Latin and South American countries. Psychologists must reject seeing individual...
  • Bug Chasing, AIDS, and the Death Wish

    12/21/2004 1:15:26 PM PST · by simicyber · 71 replies · 1,788+ views
    National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ^ | December 13, 2004 | Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf
    Psychoanalyst comments on gay "bug chasing." http://www.narth.com/docs/deathwish.html
  • Former APA President Supports NARTH's Mission Statement, Assails APA's Intolerance....

    12/10/2004 11:33:44 AM PST · by Ed Current · 19 replies · 708+ views
    NARTH ^ | 22 November 2004 | By A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., MBA, MPH
    Former President of the American Psychological Association Robert Perloff was the keynote speaker at the annual NARTH Conference, which was held in Washington, DC on November 12-14, 2004. Dr. Perloff is the Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and of Psychology at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. The former APA president's lecture -- entitled "Free to Choose" -- received a standing ovation from the conference participants. The gathering at the Washington's Wyndham Hotel comprised the largest attendance of any NARTH Conference. Dr. Perloff began his lecture by emphasizing the importance of client self-determination,...
  • Law Of Nature Excludes Homosexuality, Says Australian Physician

    12/07/2004 6:56:46 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 404 replies · 5,126+ views
    Narth ^ | August 9, 2004 | Narth
    August 9, 2004 - An Australian medical ethics expert told an audience at a marriage conference recently that homosexuals are excluding themselves from marriage and family by refusing to join the great "circle of life." Dr. David van Gend told the audience, "By its very nature, homosexuality has excluded itself. It has stepped outside the circle of life--the timeless, endless natural circle of male and female, parent and offspring." He notes that the origins of homosexual behavior are complex, but "whatever its origins, the outcome of homosexuality is best understood as a very complex state of confusion over sexual identity."...
  • Homosexual Acts Defy Design Of The Body, Immunological Journal Finds

    09/19/2004 1:23:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 309 replies · 15,276+ views
    NARTH ^ | June 9, 2004 | Frank York
    Susan Brinkman, an investigative journalist, is currently writing a six-part series on homosexuality called "Homosexuality: The Untold Story - A Dangerous New Diversity," for the Catholic Standard & Times, the Archdiocese newspaper of Philadelphia. In part 3 of her series on the health consequences of homosexual behavior, Brinkmann writes: "The American public has been left largely in the dark about the extent of the medical problems associated with homosexual activity because of the influence of pro-homosexual political agendas. Brinkmann also notes that a high number of homosexuals appear to have been molested as children as compared to the general population....