Get Religion discusses media coverage of the APA report

The Get Religion blog has two entries up today discussing media coverage of the APA sexual orientation and therapy report. The first one deals with the articles by the Associated Press, Washington Times, and Baptist Press.The second one hearts the Wall Street Journal article by Stephanie Simon which discusses the sexual identity therapy framework and the APA report.FYI … [Read more...]

Jones and Yarhouse Exodus study follow up

This morning at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse are presenting their Time 6 and final follow up to the study of Exodus participants seeking change of orientation. The paper is titled, Ex Gays? An Extended Longitudinal Study of Attempted Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation. They are presenting these data as a part of a APA symposium titled Sexual Orientation and Faith Tradition Symposium chaired by Dean Byrd.You can … [Read more...]

Media reports regarding the APA sexual orientation and therapy report

In addition to the separate posts on the topic, here is some additional coverage. If time permits, I may add a comment or two of opinion to them.USA TodayChristianity TodayWorld MagazineMother JonesAP Radio NetworkAssociated PressLos Angeles TimesSouthern VoiceThe AdvocateCitizenlink, Day 1Citizenlink, Day 2Washington Times … [Read more...]

CBN reports on APA report

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports this morning on the APA task force findings.UPDATE: The video now does not reflect the news report linked above. … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal covers APA task force report and sexual identity therapy

The Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Simon has captured well the application of the APA task force sexual orientation report in an article out this morning. Of course I would say that...The men who seek help from evangelical counselor Warren Throckmorton often are deeply distressed. They have prayed, read Scripture, even married, but they haven't been able to shake sexual attractions to other men -- impulses they believe to be immoral.Dr. Throckmorton is a psychology professor at a … [Read more...]

APA sexual orientation task force report: Analysis

Earlier today, the American Psychological Association governing board received the report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation. The report and press release were embargoed until now. With this post, I want to comment on the paper and recommendations made by the Task Force.Generally, I believe the paper to be a high quality report of the evidence regarding sexual orientation and therapy. The authors of the paper (see this post for the new release which … [Read more...]

Press release: APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Report

The APA released the report from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation today. This post is the APA press release, I also have an analysis of the report and another post coming with press reports.APA PRESS RELEASEAugust 5, 2009Contact: Kim Mills(202) 336-6048 until Aug. 5(416) 585-3800 – Aug. 5-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGE EFFORTS W … [Read more...]

Are we nearing a consensus?

Dan Gilgoff, blogger at US News and World Report, is fascinated by the stance taken by Alan Chambers in his new book, Leaving Homosexuality.What striking is that Chambers is not promoting so-called conversion therapy, which some religious conservatives claim can convert gays and lesbians to a straight sexual orientation. Rather, he acknowledges that, for gays and lesbians, homosexual attraction never goes away. But he suggests that homosexuals can resist those urges through Christianity … [Read more...]


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