I Do Exist to be retired

Can't think of a better place to announce that the documentary I Do Exist will be no longer be available as of February 1, 2007. I am nearly out of them and I do not intend to reproduce another batch. I enjoyed every aspect of making the video, including the music and design of the DVD materials. My current work does not emphasize changing sexual orientation as much as it does achieving congruence with chosen beliefs and values (which may or may not lead to change of attractions). I think the … [Read more...]

Seduced by the Narrative

As a practicing psychotherapist of nearly 25 years I have had a close up view of how people suffer, how they come to understand that suffering and how they change. Much of my early practice was organized around helping people construct a historically grounded narrative to understand their suffering and to free them up to behave in a way that would not recreate more suffering and actually improve wellbeing.Sometime in the late 1990's it became obvious to me that this intervention was at … [Read more...]

Year in review – Top ten stories from 2006

As much for my own reference and recollection as anything else, I compiled this top ten list of stories from 2006. 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. I am interested to hear any reactions along those lines. They are arranged in the order of the interest the story seemed to create here on the blog, not their actual importance in the real world.I first note the … [Read more...]

Top ten posts, by number of comments, 2006

I am working on a post summarizing the highlights for the year and in so doing reviewed the number of comments each post received. And here they are:Top ten posts with number of comments in parentheses:1. Alan Colmes radio show: Wayne Besen vs. Richard Cohen (76)2. Ex-ex-gay? (53)3. Big day at the NEA convention in Orlando (52)4. Australian TV documentary about gay conversion (50)5. Michael Bussee speaks out about Exodus (49)6. I am not a reparative therapist (48)7. LA Times … [Read more...]

Sexual orientation hardwired according to WorldNetDaily columnist – The Soy Agenda, Part 3

So now it is settled. When WorldNetDaily comes into the biological determinism camp, can the entire conservative world be far behind? Anti-soy crusader, Jim Rutz, writing in his WND column this morning says this:No study says that soy dooms a child to homosexuality, but it's not hard to believe that at some point during pregnancy babies are hardwired for sexual preference. (See the Psychological Medicine article in endnote 27 below.) … [Read more...]

NARTH pulls the Melonakos article

Recently, I took some exception to the outdated article, "Why Isn't Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?" by Kathleen Melonakos. It was posted on the NARTH website and reprinted at Lifesite News but has now been pulled from the site. You can still read it at the Lifesite News page. I commend Dave Pruden and the NARTH leaders who are taking seriously these concerns for accuracy.UPDATE: 1/5/06 - A commenter pointed out that the Melonakos article has now … [Read more...]

The controversy over Dr. Dobson's Time editorial

Old news by now, there is a dust up over Dr. Dobson's column regarding Mary Cheney and subsequent complaints by writers Dobson quotes. While not much is happening on this story in the mainstream press, blogs are all over it.I have not looked into the matter much and am undecided how much time I am going to spend on it. It seems to me as I read the column that Dr. Dobson cites aspects of the work of these researchers but does not say they agree with his position. This happens all the time in … [Read more...]

The Soy Agenda

A bit more on the soy agenda.Jim Rutz provided blogosphere with a rich diet of comic material with his articles here and here.In his articles there is a pattern of selectively quoting material and using questionable sources next to authoritative ones.Just a couple of examples.In the most recent article, he quotes an FDA report saying that there was immediate controversy regarding the FDA guidelines regarding the beneficial health consequences of soy. While it is true that there … [Read more...]


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