Exodus no longer affiliated with PFOX

According to Exodus President, Alan Chambers, you won't be able to find this reference to PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays) on the Exodus website much longer.Within the last couple of weeks, PFOX gave up affiliation with Exodus. While Chambers declined to give reasons for the PFOX move, he indicated that Exodus would not seek any future relationship. He noted that PFOX is a public policy organization and their activities do not fit in with the mission and direction of … [Read more...]

J. Michael Bailey on twin research and sexual reorientation

Several new twin studies have been published over the past several months. A new one, just published on the Archives of Sexual Behavior website, deals with sexual orientation and neuroticism and psychoticism (more about that study in a future post). One of the co-authors of this new paper is J. Michael Bailey. Dr. Bailey is among the world's top sexuality researchers and author of numerous publications involving twins and sexual orientation. Here he comments on the limitations of twin studies … [Read more...]

Health care reform: Deja vu all over again

Eleven years ago, I wrote a brief history of health insurance for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity ("Managed care: It's like deja vu all over again," 1998, vol. 17, 131-141) as a part of special issue on managed behavioral health care.I thought of that article this past week while reading various news reports about President Obama's push to enact some version of health care/health insurance reform. I argued in that paper that managed care was one on many private sector … [Read more...]

More on Ginsburg and unwanted populations

Ginsburg article wrap up regarding those "populations we don't want to have too many of."World Magazine - Paul Kengor and I team up to discuss Ginsburg's awareness of minority concerns regarding abortion and population control since at least the early 1970s.Crosswalk - I take a little trip back to the 1970s and discuss the "population explosion." Remember that? I grew up in Southern Ohio and remember thinking that we could get a lot more people in our neck of the woods. Also, there is a … [Read more...]

Obama says health care costs, sun to rise

Obama says health care costs, sun to riseAt a political rally today, President Barack Obama touted his new health care reform proposal to a sun-baked crowd in New Jersey. Stunning the crowd, he said, ”Mark it down, people, healthcare costs are going to go up.”Obama added, “And if we wait long enough, the sun is going to come up in the morning too.”Harmon Morris of Boonton, NJ, clearly overcome by the President’s predictions, said, “The President really convinced me. “A few anti- … [Read more...]

Why do some people write articles?

David Virtue posted what might be perhaps one of the worst articles I have ever read on why some people are gay.Titled, Why are some people gay?, the article by Mike McManus begins by telling some of the sad story of someone I happen to like, Michael Reagan.I just read Michael Reagan's book, "Twice Adopted," which reports the terrifying evidence of why many become homosexual. The adopted son of Ronald Reagan and Academy Award winner Jane Wyman - lived through their divorce and found … [Read more...]

Ginsburg was right about population control

In her remarks to Emily Bazelon, which I linked to on Sunday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the following regarding Roe v. Wade, a feminist legal agenda and population control:Q: If you were a lawyer again, what would you want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda?JUSTICE GINSBURG: Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that had changed their abortion laws … [Read more...]

APA brochure kerfuffle

The Southern Voice has an article regarding the recent breathless, echo-chamber enhanced series of articles from some conservative blogs and news services about changes in the American Psychological Association statement regarding sexual orientation.As I noted here awhile back, the recent flurry was not new news. My first blog about it was when NARTH's Dean Byrd produced an article for the NARTH website.In the Sovo article, the APA's Clinton Anderson seems bemused by the far right … [Read more...]


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