NARTH Report: Suicide attempts increase during sexual orientation change therapy

Writing in the second edition of NARTH's (National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) Journal of Human Sexuality, Neil Whitehead proposed a reanalysis (NARTH summary here) of a paper by Ariel Shidlo and Michael Shroeder on potentially harmful outcomes of sexual orientation change efforts. NARTH's headline describing the paper isSexual Orientation Change Efforts Do Not Lead to Increased Suicide Attempts.Contrast NARTH's headline with the title of my post. After … [Read more...]

Florida Got On the Cain Train

Wow, Hermann Cain scored a big win in the Florida straw poll today.Beat out Perry - who was expected to win - by nearly 22 points.Herman Cain: 37.11%Rick Perry: 15.43%Mitt Romney: 14.00%Rick Santorum: 10.88%Ron Paul: 10.39%Newt Gingrich: 8.43%Jon Huntsman: 2.26%Michele Bachmann: 1.51%Michele Bachmann had Peter Waldron deployed to FL and she still finished lower than Huntsman. Time to follow T-Paw back to MN? … [Read more...]

High school student opposed to homosexuality will not have negative mark on record

Dakota Ary a Fort Worth area high school student wants an apology from the school district after he was removed from class for a negative comment about homosexuality.The school is investigating but the media reports have the boy making an offhand comment to another student proclaiming his Christianity and saying he thought homosexuality was wrong. The classroom teacher overheard the remark and sent the boy from class.If it turns out that the boy was expressing his views in response to a … [Read more...]

Janet Museveni denies role in Uganda's anti-gay bill, says Bahati is the source

Recently, Uganda's Daily Monitor summarized diplomatic cables from the office of U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier. Some of those communications, released on Wikileaks website, implicated Uganda's First Lady Janet Museveni as the originator of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Today, in the government affiliated media outlet New Vision, Mrs. Museveni responded to charges leveled in those cables. In her article, she denied being involved in the creation of the bill.The second Daily Monitor … [Read more...]

NARTH to Feature Anti-gay Activists at Annual Convention

The National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) bills itself as "a scientific, secular organization." However, this year the organization's annual conference in Phoenix, AZ will begin with a decidedly religious and political tone. On the first day (Nov. 4) of the conference, Rev. Michael Brown and Sharon Slater will speak. Brown, who recently wrote a book called A Queer Thing Happened to America, will speak in a plenary session, while Sharon Slater, leader of … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Effort Seeks to Bring Biblical Change to America

United in Purpose wants to bring biblical change to America via five million newly registered evangelical voters. They want to do this through their efforts called Champion the Vote and One Nation Under God house parties. Watch the plan:Five million new Christian voters can sway any election, so the thinking goes, because apparently all Christians vote alike.The collection of groups and efforts are looking for candidates who will vote according to the Bible. Rick Perry … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge on Facebook

The Golden Rule Pledge group on Facebook is slated to be archived soon as Facebook makes changes to how groups work.In response, I created a GRP Fan Page on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/goldenrulepledgePlease click the link and click the Like button while there. I hope you will also invite your Facebook friends to join. This is an effort primarily involving evangelicals at present but I appreciate the support of any like-minded people who join constructively.The Golden … [Read more...]

Suicide victim endured anti-gay bullying

This time in Buffalo, NY.Parents carry on anti-bullying message: wivb.comJamey Rodemeyer's parents believe years of bullying drove their son to suicide. The Williamsville North freshman took his life Sunday, he was only 14 years old.Jamey Rodemeyer posted a message online hoping that others would be inspired by his struggle with bullying. A part of the message reads, “That's all you have to do. Just love yourself and you're set. And I promise you, it'll get better.” Soon after c … [Read more...]