NARTH removes references to Scott Lively from website

Recently, Scott Lively, Director of Abiding Truth Ministries clarified his opinions presented in Uganda regarding criminalization of homosexuality and compulsory therapy, saying:I did promote therapy as an option to imprisonment, citing my own experience benefitting from optional therapy after an arrest for drunk driving many years ago. In fact, it was during that period I accepted Christ and was spontaneously healed of alcoholism and drug addiction.I don’t think under the circumstances h … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top ten stories of 2008

As in year's past, I have enjoyed reviewing the posts from the year and coming up with the top ten stories.1. Cancelation of the American Psychiatric Association symposium - Amidst threat of protests, the APA pressed to halt a scheduled symposium dedicated to sexual identity therapy and religious affiliation. Whipped up by a factually inaccurate article in the Gay City News, gay activists persuaded the APA leadership to pressure symposium organizers to pull the program. Gay City News later … [Read more...]

ReutersHealth covers Frisch gay mortality study

I talked about it here and yesterday, ReutersHealth published an article about Frisch's gay mortality study. With a sure to be provocative title, the article summarizes the main findings.I have been surprised that only bloggers - and few of them - have picked up on this research. There is a little something here for everyone; there is some evidence of reduced longevity but not to the degree hoped for by the Camerons.Mortality declines as same-sex marriage enduresLast Updated: … [Read more...]

New Danish study reviews mortality among married gays

In April, 2007, I posted a rebuttal to Paul and Kirk Cameron's claims that gays die 20-plus years sooner than straights. That post was the first of a nine-part series, Only the Gay Die Young? The links will show up if you click here, here and here. Also, I brought them all together in an article with additional commentary in an article presented at a research summit I conducted in 2007.Participating in that exchange was Morten Frisch, Danish epidemiologist. I initially corresponded with Dr. … [Read more...]

Insure.com in gay lifespan dispute

Boxturtlebulletin is reporting a Cameron citing of some interest. Insure.com has an article on the company website which accepts the lifespan estimates of the Camerons.We have covered this matter here in depth (e.g. here). To make it easier to follow that nine-part series, I have put it into one article - "Only the gay die young? An exchange between Warren Throckmorton, Morten Frisch, Paul Cameron and Kirk Cameron regarding the lifespan of homosexuals." All of the posts are included with … [Read more...]

Wayne Besen links rape and the ex-gay movement

This is just off the wall.Wayne Besen has a blog post this morning with this title:‘Corrective Rape’ of Lesbians In South African Schools Shows Sickness of ‘Ex-Gay’ MovementIn a confusing post, Besen first suggests via his title that the rape of lesbians in South Africa somehow demonstrates something about the ex-gay movement. Then he says, "these extreme cases do not represent the so-called “ex-gay” movement in general." However, in the last sentence of the post, he hints again at a … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are arranged in the order of the interest they seemed to create here on the blog and elsewhere.1. APA Task Force on sexual orientation - I first reported here that the APA had convened a task force to review … [Read more...]

Cameron takes his show across the pond

Paul Cameron went to Britain last month to tell about his new research studies of newspaper clippings. The title for this talk was a cheery one: "Homosexuals Account for 29 Percent of Rape and Murder of Kids." All of that based on reading the paper. Recently, I addressed the problems with his methodology regarding another similar "study" he posted on his new online "journal" (read: website).Anyway, Peter Ould has an interesting post about the group he spoke to -- the Christian Council of … [Read more...]


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