Absurd ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapist Threatens a Lawsuit

Remember Jerry Mungadze, the ridiculous “ex-gay” therapist who thinks he can diagnose who is gay and who is not by what color crayons they use? A British TV show host recently went undercover for an appointment with Mundagze, with predictably absurd results.

Gawker has a clip from the show in which, hilariously, Mundagze admits to being colorblind. And he doesn’t know anything about anatomy.

And something that especially didn’t work was coloring a picture of a brain and then asking brown what it thinks about gray, as prescribed by Texas-based psychotherapist Dr. Jerry Mungadze. Mungadze calls this a “natural MRI.” He also says the thyroid and adrenal glands are located in the brain. (Here’s another spoiler: They aren’t.) Also, as revealed in Jessen’s hidden-camera segment of Mungadze’s consultation, Mungadze is colorblind. Finally, his middle name is Motherfuckingfraud.

So now he says he may sue:

We reached out to Mungadze yesterday and heard back from him this morning. He still hasn’t seen the special, but he’s heard all about it: He says his office has received “hate mail,” he’s seen a little about it on Twitter, and he’s going to look into the likelihood of a lawsuit.

“It depends on what my lawyer says,” Mungadze says. “These people they are not going to hurt my business. I don’t work with them. I am not a gay therapist. I see all kinds of people all day long. These people for whatever reason are attacking me. Its funny, because most people who know me know I am not a vicious person. And people are shocked they’re attacking me. A friend in Southlake told me, ‘You should go to Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck to defend yourself,’ and I said, ‘I don’t want to waste my time, because there’s nothing to defend.’

“My job is to heal people, not to teach them how to behave morally or spiritually. I don’t want to get sidetracked with that. The people who want to come to me for help will always come. If I sue these people it will be to make sure they do responsible things, not because I want to prove something.”

Mungadze stresses, again and again, that he’s not a “gay conversion” therapist. He also stresses, again and again, that he does not believe people are “born gay.” Says the doc: “If anyone says people are born this way, they would have a hard time convincing the scientific world of that. But I’ve never made homosexuality an issue in therapy.”

Really? You haven’t? Then please explain this video:

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  • eric

    coloring a picture of a brain and then asking brown what it thinks about gray, as prescribed by Texas-based psychotherapist Dr. Jerry Mungadze. Mungadze calls this a “natural MRI.” He also says the thyroid and adrenal glands are located in the brain. (Here’s another spoiler: They aren’t.)

    Aren’t there state licensing requirements for therapists? This guy’s licence should be revoked on these two statements alone.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I’m an ex-liar and I offer therapy that can turn you from a liar to a truth-teller!! It’s pretty simple: you just stop fucking lying so much!!! That’ll be $5 (our internet rate) Unfortunately, I can’t offer ex-ignoramus therapy anymore because I’ve still got some holes in my personal knowledge that embarrass me.

  • matty1

    “If anyone says people are born this way, they would have a hard time convincing the scientific world of that”

    Is checked the website of theAmerican Psychological Association and their position is.

    Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.

    So his statement is technically correct but misleading. You would have a hard time convincing the relevant scientists of any single explanation for sexuality, or at least attempts to date have largely failed.

    The implication that scientists would dismiss the possibility of pre-birth influences because they know that an alternative post-birth explanation is true is flat out false.

  • Sastra

    These people for whatever reason are attacking me. Its funny, because most people who know me know I am not a vicious person. And people are shocked they’re attacking me.

    This is such a popular apologetic technique that it ought to have its own special name, but I’m not sure it does. Of course it contains elements of ad hominem, equivocation, moral high ground, red herring, and emotional appeal.

    When people confuse an attack on their ideas with an attack on themselves, it’s often because they think that they arrived at their conclusion because of their personality — who-they-are — and that skeptics fail to agree because of their personalities (who-THEY-are.) There’s also a strong suggestion that ideas shouldn’t matter as much as people do. If a “nice” person is wrong, then you either let it slide or you temper your criticism so that it’s muted and sounds more like a disagreement in tastes (“well, I think you’re wrong there but we can leave it at that.”)

    I’m tempted to call it the Argument from Nice. That’s when you respond to criticism with either a reassurance that you’re “nice” and don’t deserve this attack, or a plea that people ought to be “nice” and not attack each other. Can’t we all get along? It also carries the suggestion that if the belief is ‘nice,’ then it merits automatic respect and peaceful acceptance. (“I just said that loving angels watch over us — what kind of monster would argue against that?”)

    Of course, the Argument from Nice also sounds a hell of a lot like good old fashioned Tone Trolling. “I can’t possibly respond because of how mean you just were.”

  • Phillip IV

    I see all kinds of people all day long.

    But can you see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

    Didn’t think so.

    A friend in Southlake told me, ‘You should go to Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck to defend yourself,’ and I said, ‘I don’t want to waste my time, because there’s nothing to defend.’

    But at least he seems to acknowledge that his position is indefensible, that’s something.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Absurd ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapist Threatens a Lawsuit”

    I think, Ed, that “Absurd” and “Ex-Gay” are overlapping sets.

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