Is coming out always best?

I am going to look for this article later today. Looks interesting and potentially relevant to the sexual identity therapy discussions generated by the New York Times Magazine last week.Released: 6/15/2011 12:25 PM EDTEmbargo expired: 6/20/2011 1:00 AM EDTSource: University of RochesterDisclosing Sexual Orientation Makes People Even Happier Than Thought, But Mainly in Supportive SettingsNewswise — Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual increases emotional well-being even more than … [Read more...]

Is the world about to end?

Preachers gonna preach.Greg Laurie, who is probably a really nice guy, told his congregation that the 2nd coming is coming sooner than later. He thinks so due to......the dramatic escalation of global wars and terrorism, the push for unity or globalism, the change in world economics toward a cashless society, the unprecedented increase of killer earthquakes, and false teaching permeating the church.I am not a historian but I bet there isn't a dramatic escalation of wars. I suppose there … [Read more...]

SPLC myth #4: Homosexuals don’t live nearly as long as heterosexuals

As anticipated, the groups identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as "hate groups" have reacted with defensive distraction. Instead of responding directly to the charges made by the SPLC, they have organized a significant effort to change the subject. Called Start Debating/Stop Hating, the website   consists of endorsements from some prominent conservative activists, politicians and ministers. The website also asks visitors to sign a petition which reads:"We, the undersigned, stand in so … [Read more...]

Go take this survey…

Bridge builder Andrew Marin is researching the religiosity and sexuality with a survey I can recommend. There are three weeks left in the survey period and I want to invite readers to go check it out.Here is his call for participants:We only have 3 weeks left in our 4 year study of faith experiences and religious/spiritual acculturation within the LGBT community!You can click here for all of the information (and answers to questions that were raised about it in the comment section) on … [Read more...]

Francis Collins rebukes the American College of Pediatricians: A closer look

Friday, I reported that Francis Collins released a strongly worded statement on the website of the National Institute of Health denouncing the Facts About Youth website. The website is a project of the American College of Pediatricians, a small conservative group of health and mental health professionals. For references, here again is the statement:Statement from NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., in Response to the American College of PediatriciansFrancis S. Collins, M.D., … [Read more...]

NIH Director, Francis Collins, denounces American College of Pediatricians

As noted here at length, the American College of Pediatricians new website Facts About Youth falls far short of achieving the stated goals of being up-to-date and non-religious. The website also distorts the words of Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health Director. In a statement dated yesterday, he commented about the distortion on the NIH website:Statement from NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., in Response to the American College of PediatriciansFrancis S. Collins, M … [Read more...] A critical review

Yesterday, Focus on the Family's Citizenlink promoted a new website from the American College of Pediatrics, called Facts About Youth which purports to be a resource created by health professionals to provide policymakers, parents and youth with the most current medical and psychological facts about sexual development.The website makes additional claims about the information presented.Amid debate in the medical and mental health fields concerning the causes and proper approaches to youth w … [Read more...]

Altered Sexual Orientation Following Dominant Hemisphere Stroke

Things that make you go, hmmmm....Check out this story of "change."Case ReportThe patient, a 57-year-old right-handed man, sustained his first cerebral vascular accident in the right middle cerebral artery region at the age of 45, which resulted in right-sided hemiparesis that resolved completely within 3 months. He continued to run his private business successfully while living with his mother.The patient lost his father in early childhood. There was no evidence of an emotional … [Read more...]