Bryan Fischer’s expert misleads audience on ex-gay therapy

Psychologist Tim Rampey was on the Bryan Fischer show yesterday going on about how homosexuality is not innate. He mentioned two studies which were supposed to make his point on the clip I have below – one called Calhoun’s Rat Universe and another one conducted by Alan Bell, Martin Weinberg and Sue Hammersmith.Listen in:Rampey described Calhoun’s Rat Universe as a possible social influence on sexual behavior. In this study, there were many breakdowns in procreation as well … [Read more...]

Marcus Bachmann defends his clinic

Speaking to the Minnesota Star-Tribune, Marcus Bachmann defended his clinic, protested that a recording of him was doctored, and defended the option to seek change of orientation.Bachmann said a 2010 Point of View radio show was edited to make it appear he considered gays to be barbarians. He said he was speaking about teens in general and not gays specifically.Bachmann also told the Star-Tribune that his clinic does not specialize in change therapy but would pursue it, at "the client's … [Read more...]

MTV's True Life features sexual reorientation

In a reality TV format, Thursday's MTV's True Life featured two young people, a man and a woman, who are attempting to change their sexual orientation.Both Melanie and Kevin describe ongoing struggles with their feelings of attraction to others of the same sex. It is interesting to hear friends and family speak in favor and opposition to being gay. The pressure seems to run both ways, for and against affirming gay identification. Both people seem to acknowledge that their attractions are a … [Read more...]

Politifact rates Tim Pawlenty's views on sexual orientation

On the July 10 Meet the Press program, Tim Pawlenty was asked by David Gregory whether or not homosexuality is a choice and if it is genetically caused. Politifact rated Pawlenty's answers and overall did a pretty good job of it.They rated Pawlenty as mostly true on the genetics question but false on the question of choice. Go give it a read. Also, what do you think of this money quote from Michael Bailey?:"If you can't make a male attracted to other males by cutting off his penis, … [Read more...]

More on The Response: Did Hitler mimic the Indian reservations?

Here is a tale of two supporters of The Response.John Benefiel is founder of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network and endorser of the upcoming prayer meeting, The Response, initiated by Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and funded by the American Family Association. Benefiel has focused on repairing relationships with Native Americans. His reasons are spiritual. For instance, he teaches that Oklahoma's high divorce rate is due to the fact that Oklahoma was once home to the Indian Territory, a … [Read more...]

The fuss over Michele Bachmann and reparative therapy

Been writing away on my book while current events come and go. One big story which I posted about here is about whether or not reparative therapy is conducted at Michele and Marcus Bachmann's therapy clinic.I am writing about same-sex attracted people who marry heterosexually. In addition to clinical experience, I conducted several in depth interviews of men and women in what are termed, "mixed orientation marriages," and I surveyed over 300 same-sex attracted men and women who are or have … [Read more...]

Romney rejects the Iowa marriage pledge; Pawlenty on the fence?

Today, Mitt Romney called the Iowa Family Leader marriage pledge "undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign." He is, of course, correct.Meanwhile, Tim Pawlenty has not decided about his support for it.UPDATE: Gov. Pawlenty refused to sign the pledge. … [Read more...]

The strange bedfellows involved in Rick Perry’s prayer meeting

On the video below, at least four people who are associated with Governor Rick Perry's The Response prayer meeting speak in favor of an apology to Native American people for the atrocities committed against them by European settlers. Jay Swallow, Lou Engle, Sam Brownback and John Benefiel appear and support the Native American Apology Resolution. In fact, John Benefiel's ministry made the video.Lou Engle, who is not listed as a The Response endorser but is a part of the International House o … [Read more...]


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