Archives for May 2009

Eliminating homosexuality: Modern Uganda and Nazi Germany

Scott Lively has made a career of drawing parallels from Nazi Germany to modern homosexuality. He has gone around the world with the message that homosexuals were responsible for Nazi totalitarianism. Throughout the next month or so, I will provide counter arguments to Lively's thesis.In this post, however, I raise the thesis that anti-gay groups in places like Uganda (encouraged by the American led conference in March, 2009 where Lively was one of the speakers) use rhetoric that is … [Read more...]

Fatherhood group features Fathers, Sons and Homosexuality article

Glenn Sacks at Fathers and Families featured my Fathers, Sons and Homosexuality article yesterday on his blog.Discussion has been lively... … [Read more...]

Scott Lively wants off SPLC hate group list

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports today on Scott Lively's efforts to get off the SPLC hate group list.As the U.S. envoy for the international anti-gay hate group Watchmen on the Walls and co-author of The Pink Swastika, a history that falsely asserts gays masterminded the Holocaust, Scott Lively has said some pretty ugly things. But now he says he wants to show the world a kinder, gentler side.In early February, The North Country Times, a California weekly newspaper, reported that … [Read more...]

400,000 people want to see the long one not the short one

I think the headline is on target.The questioner is talk show host Lester Kinsolving; responding is press secretary Robert Gibbs. Via Politico with a tip of the hat to David Blakeslee. I wonder if this will revive the longest comment thread in the history of the universe here. … [Read more...]

Today’s forecast: 100% chance that today’s top stories will involve a Supreme Court

Obama announces his SCOTUS pick at 10:15am (est) .California Supreme Court announces ruling on Prop 8 appeal at 1:00pm (est).CNN and USA Today is reporting that Obama will nominate Sonia Sotomayor. If true and if confirmed, she will be the first Hispanic justice. She was nominated to the federal bench by George Bush I. Her wikipedia entry already has the news.Got any other news you want to drop today? I wouldn't advise it. I think these two stories may push North Korea to … [Read more...]

Ariel Shidlo comments on NARTH’s use of his research

Back in December, 2008, I posted a critique of Neil Whitehead's re-analysis of Shidlo and Schroeder's study of harm from reorientation change efforts.In that post, I noted that Whitehead said Shidlo's study actually demonstrated the value of reparative therapy because suicides were reduced. In her report on the 2008 NARTH convention, NARTH president Julie Hamilton wrote:Regarding the claims that reorientation therapy harms clients, Dr. Whitehead cited studies that found suicide rates … [Read more...]

Springer Reading Room makes full text research articles available

Through the end of June, the Archives of Sexual Behavior is available to the public via the publisher's Reading Room website.This is a limited opportunity to get access to full text articles at no cost. Different journals are featured each quarter and in this case ASB was selected as a featured journal. Just a note, I had trouble accessing the feature via Mozilla Firefox, but have had no trouble using Internet Explorer.Happy reading! … [Read more...]

Religious freedom and same-sex marriage: Pew Foundation Q & A

Many comment threads on this blog turn into discussions of same-sex marriage. Well here is a post where that conversation will be on point.The Pew Foundation yesterday published a Q & A on the topic with "professors Robert W. Tuttle and Ira "Chip" Lupu of The George Washington University Law School to discuss how some states are trying to reconcile these and other potential conflicts between the legalization of gay marriage and the free exercise of religion."This is timely given the … [Read more...]