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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Baptists Promote Ex-Gay Therapy - V

Comment posted regarding Tennessean article Baptists reach out to gays, to make them 'ex-gays

clarksbar wrote,

"The thing is that many non-political mental health professionals believe that homosexuality is a mental disorder based on years of treating homosexuals and in-depth studies."

I see you're blowin' smoke again.

Here are the groups,

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

which have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus there is no need for a "cure." Notice they include the more progressive National Education Association and the more conservative American Federation of Teachers.

Ref: Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation & Youth:
A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel

Add in the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association and others representing 790,000 professionals. In reply you link to the 130 members of NARTH, none of whom is a professionally credentialed psychologist.

Your smoke is too thin to obscure the reality of the matter. The fact that homosexuality is not a mental disorder is backed up by 50+ years of research in the area.


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