Do broken parental attachments cause homosexuality? An interview with Diana Fosha

Earlier this week, NPR produced a report briefly telling the stories of Rich Wyler and Peterson Toscano. Wyler is the co-founder of People Can Change and Journey into Manhood, both of which seek change of sexual orientation via a variety of highly provocative techniques. Toscano sought change for 17 years and then accepted that he was not changing despite a variety of methods.In that report, Wyler and Toscano both referred to the belief that attachment disruptions with the same-sex parent … [Read more...]

NPR addresses controversy over Journey into Manhood story

Via the Advocate.Called, "The Furor over Conversion Therapy" NPR ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos attempted to address the issues raised by critics in the aftermath of the report.Go give it a read but I don't think NPR still gets it.Just want to get the link up now, I will have more to say shortly, especially about NPR's characterizations of Wyler's therapy.UPDATE: Well it took me awhile but here are some links to posts at Religion Dispatches about the NPR's … [Read more...]

More calls for new laws against homosexuality in Ghana

This time from tribal chiefs... … [Read more...]

NPR fails to take a Journey into Manhood in ex-gay segment

National Public Radio aired interviewsof Journey into Manhood's Rich Wyler and ex-ex-gay Peterson Toscano this morning on the subject of sexual orientation change.The segment omitted some key details of Rich Wyler's involvement in gay change therapy. I posted my quick thoughts on the subject over at Religion Dispatches.Most troubling to me about the portrayal of what Rich advocates is the omission of the touch therapy and highly provocative, ball bat wielding elements of JiM. The NPR r … [Read more...]

Office of Ugandan LGB advocacy group vandalized

Paul Canning has the details... … [Read more...]

Ghanaian prof says homosexuality not a US import

Two Saturdays ago, I interviewed Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr by phone about the recent upsurge of anti-gay rhetoric in Ghana. Dr. Okoampa-Ahoofe is a Ghanaian who now lives in the US and is a college professor at Nassau Community College. I intend to incorporate his input in future articles on Ghana. For now, I am just going to refer to a column he wrote for Myjoyonline about our interview. He included just about everything we discussed so it is a pretty efficient way to get across his views.In … [Read more...]

John Adams to Rick Perry: Don't meddle in religion

This morning, Religion Dispatches published my article with advice for Rick Perry from our second President, John Adams.  David Barton is right about one thing: John Adams was a religious person. Adams twice called for national days of prayer and fasting during his presidency and attended many churches of different views. Although Adams had no patience for Calvinists or Catholics, Adams had immense respect for Jesus as an enlightened teacher.  Knowing this, Benjamin Rush lamented to Adams … [Read more...]

No vote on debt ceiling tonight

Anyone else up watching this mess?Politico just sent out word there would be no vote tonight. … [Read more...]


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