Groups who Eschew "Reparative Therapy"
At the FSB again.
Here's the test for sexual orientation that researchers in clinical psychology (and others) use when they are conducting studies in this area. Physiological Test.
Except for a few subjects who are too anxious to respond, it works every time.
Interestingly enough, Harvard has a standing offer for anyone claiming to be ex-gay to come and take the test to prove that they are no longer gay. So far, no one has taken them up on the offer.
Here's a partial list of the groups who have provided guidelines for their members regarding sexual orientation:
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Counseling Association
American Association of School Administrators
American Federation of Teachers
American Psychological Association
American School Health Association
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Education Association
The main premise is to allow youngsters to discover and grow into the person that they are. The sections on reparative therapy and transformational ministries (like Brian Mahieu talks about in his STL Post Dispatch letter) are well worth reviewing.
As you see, suggesting a person can change hsr orientation is considered rude, crude and uncalled for as my daughter, Tambre, would say. Are these groups "legitimate" enough for you?