Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Why Do "Gays" Hate Ex-Gays?

Here are three websites that guaranteed to boil the blood of radical homosexuals:
http://couragerc.net/ (See the recent article in MichNews.)

Why? Because they challenge the notion that people are born homosexual, or that people with same-sex attractions can't change. They all minister to homosexuals who are unhappy enough with their lives to at least entertain the idea of leaving the lifestyle; or support those who already have left; or support those who are struggling with same-sex attraction but know in their hearts it's wrong.

The hatred in the "gay" press towards these groups is evident in a recent editorial in the Washington Blade (a homosexual paper), "Lock up the 'ex-gays' ". Last week's Bay Windows had another attack piece challenging reparative therapy for gays. They're in denial that "ex-gays" can even exist, holding dearly to the concept that homosexuals are born that way and can't change. According to the Washington Blade:

"THE DAMAGE CAUSED to young gays by the views of “ex-gays” should not be underestimated. The two greatest weapons that opponents of gay rights wield against us are charges that gay men are pedophiles and that homosexuality is a choice. Overcoming those two obstacles would mean instant victory for the movement."

The Washington Blade points to the "reputable institutions", such as the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association, which have "repudiated reparative therapies as dangerous. As the [NY] Times story points out, the American Psychiatric Association actually endorsed gay marriage in the interest of promoting mental health."

Of course, there's another side to the story. These professional organizations have been co-opted by the radical homosexual movement (no one ever said that homosexual activists weren't smart strategists). There's a new book dealing with this problem: Destructive Trends in Mental Health, The Well Intentioned Path to Harm, by Rogers H. Wright, Ph.D., Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D.(March 1, 2005). From a review:

"Buttressed and burnished by a glittering Who's Who in scientific and professional psychology, Wright and Cummings persuasively and forcefully dramatize how the mental health professions will enhance patient benefits by removing from the therapeutic process such destructive barriers as political correctness and intrusive ideologies."- Robert Perloff, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and Former President, American Psychological Association.

"According to the editors of the new book DESTRUCTIVE TRENDS IN MENTAL HEALTH ... the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and social work have been hijacked by special interest groups who appeal to political correctness rather than science, to defend and promote their agendas.... And yet, in this unique instance, the accusations, questions, doubts and call-to-arms come from insiders, indeed central players, within the very organizations they attack.

"Operating under the premise that special interest groups have used faulty—even false—science to promote political agendas, contributing authors critically examine contemporary issues such as homophobia, the psychology of victimhood, cultural sensitivity... Controversial chapters challenge the APA's recent politically motivated stances on gay marriage, paedophilia, abortion, and boxing, exposing a disturbing trend in which ideology trumps science at the highest levels of a supposedly empirically based professional organization. "