PATH Member PFOX Files Amicus Brief in the Prop 8 Case

Citing the "change is possible" mantra, PFOX has filed an amicus brief in the Prop 8 case arguing against marriage rights for gays. This is not surprising but I have some observations about their strategy.In this brief, PFOX continues its odd logic of considering ex-gays to be a protected class while at the same time hoping to remove/prevent protected class status for gays. On page 4, the brief asserts:Government authorities and other organizations recognize ex-gays as a group which … [Read more...]

The Rage Therapy

I have been wanting to put up a clip of Divided Memories for a long time. I use this documentary in nearly all of my classes as a cautionary tale about psychotherapy that loses sight of the professional relationship and common sense. In prior discussions of various reorientation methods, I have cautioned against the use of highly emotive techniques and here is a brief clip of descriptions of what was called by Genesis Associates: rage therapy. … [Read more...]

Exodus International dropping membership in PATH

I was notified of this information by email today and reproduce it with permission.Dear PATH Board of Directors,As of today, April 3, 2007, Exodus International is relinquishing its membership with the PATH Coalition. Please remove all of our information from the PATH website upon receipt of this email.Sincerely, Alan ChambersPresident, Exodus InternationalPATH stands for Positive Alternatives to HomosexualityUPDATE: 4/13/07 - Dave Pruden, executive director of Evergreen … [Read more...]