The Phoenix Fox affiliate filed a report late yesterday. According to the reporter NARTH claims to be a non-religious group.
NARTH: Gays Can Get Therapy to Become Straight: MyFoxPHOENIX.com
Perhaps Julie Hamilton did not say that NARTH was non-religious but the reporter said:
NARTH denies it has anything to do with Christian groups who believe homosexuality can be reversed.
To which, Julie Hamilton said.
“NARTH is a scientific organization. We are dedicated to understanding the research behind the issue of homosexuality,” said Hamilton.
As a former participant in NARTH conferences, I can say via first hand information that religious groups are well represented at NARTH. NARTH has always been considered a partner of religious groups such as Focus on the Family.
Furthermore, if NARTH is a scientific organization dedicated to research, then why have two anti-gay religious activists been given speaking time?
So maybe Julie Hamilton didn’t actually say NARTH has nothing to do with Christian groups, but if she did or implied it, I suspect that would be a surprise to at least three-quarters of NARTH members.