Christian Post Provides Free Advertising for International Healing Foundation

I missed this a couple of days ago. The Christian Post provided free advertising for the following activity masquerading as therapy:This video cannot be shown enough. This is what the Christian Post is advertising with their puff piece on the International Healing Foundation. Doyle says being attracted to the same sex is a matter of poor parenting. Richard Cohen, the founder of IHF, says the therapist should establish a parent child relationship as a means of replacing what clients … [Read more...]

International Healing Foundation Staffer Conducts Workshops For Unification Church

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In 2007, parenting specialist at the International Healing Foundation Hilde Wiemann first denied, then admitted being involved in the Unification Church (Church of Sun Myung Moon who taught that he was the Messiah). Due to her involvement, the International Healing Foundation was briefly placed back on Steve Hassan's list of Unificationist front groups.  IHF was originally placed on Hassan's list because Cohen was once a member of the UC. IHF was removed when Wiemann recanted and declared the UC … [Read more...]

PFOX Plays The Victim; Wants To Fix One Problem By Causing Another

Today, the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays dropped a news release criticizing Virginia's public universities for failing to distribute their literature to students. In the release, PFOX claims discrimination based on religion and ex-gayness is what motivates the lack of ex-gay literature.While I don't doubt that some of those counseling center staffers have problems with conservative religion, I submit that they are correct in their decision not to provide PFOX literature to students.  Much … [Read more...]

International Healing Foundation Announces The End Of Homosexuality

Really. Just look.AnnouncingTHE END OF HOMOSEXUALITYWant to Know How?Greetings,Want to be part of an exciting revolution? Want to end homosexuality and prevent bullying? Want to protect your children and grandchildren?Everyday our kids are being inundated with false information about homosexuality-born that way and cannot change. This is both scientifically and scripturally untrue. We at IHF have developed solutions to end homosexuality:1. Coming Out Straight: a plan to … [Read more...]

Is a Ban on Reparative Therapy a Violation of the First Amendment, Part One

Does a ban on reparative therapy infringe on the First Amendment rights of reparative therapists?This question is at the heart of the debate (and a couple of lawsuits) regarding California's law banning reparative therapy for minors. The law was set to take effect tomorrow but has been postponed pending a full hearing.According to Eugene Volokh, the issue of professional-client speech has not been well-defined by the courts. In 2004, Volokh offered an excellent summary of issues relating … [Read more...]

Reparative Therapy Makeover Continues: JONAH Responds to SPLC Suit

A group called Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund has taken on the defense of Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing (JONAH) against a suit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC complaint alleges that JONAH violated New Jersey's consumer fraud law by promising sexual reorientation to clients without success. The complaint is here.It is very discouraging to see the JONAH complaint framed as a freedom of conscience case. As the complaint outlines, the techniques alleged by the … [Read more...]

Dr. Oz’s Reparative Therapy Adventure

You can watch what Dr. Oz puts on his website here.On the show, International Healing Foundation's Chris Doyle said what he does is mainstream therapy and he said IHF doesn't discourage gayness. This is astounding.  Let's remember what IHF does:IHF and other reparative therapists tell clients that their same sex attraction is due to abuse or trauma at the hands of the same sex parent. I have seen families literally ripped apart by this kind of "intervention." There is … [Read more...]

Reparative therapy subject of Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show today will feature Chris Doyle from the International Healing Foundation, Julie Hamilton from NARTH and Rich Wyler from People Can Change arguing in favor of sexual orientation change efforts. You can see teasers for the show here. Others will take the alternative point of view as well and you can see some of their views at the Dr. Oz website.This show comes as Cohen's methods and allies at JONAH are being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for consumer fraud. … [Read more...]


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