The Real Saint Nick

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SSA with a great same sex parent relationship?

Email me.Over the years, a number of people (gay and ex-gay) have contacted me to say that the reparative model just doesn't fit their relationships with their parents. I have kept some but not many of those emails or letters. If you fit this description, please contact me via email (ewthrockmorton@gcc.edu). I am piloting a possible research effort and would like to correspond. … [Read more...]

Post Christmas Stress Disorder (PCSD)

With the Christmas season upon us, I felt it would be a public service to provide the signs and symptoms of a common but not well-researched malady known as Post-Christmas Stress Disorder. Be warned and well.Diagnostic Criteria for 311.5x Post-Christmas Stress DisorderA. Four (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same two-week period and represent a change from previous functioning.(1) refuses to take down Christmas decorations within one week after Christmas. … [Read more...]

Feliz Navidad or happy holiday if you read only English

This photo indirect from the Tammy Bruce blog via email from Errol Phillips.Apparently, Lowes doesn't mind offending Spanish speaking non-Christians. (Navidad means Nativity or Christmas.)Tricky.Update: Lowes issued the following statement: "To ensure consistency of our message and to avoid confusion among our customers, we are now referring to the trees only as 'Christmas Trees.' We have also removed a banner that read, 'Holiday Trees' from the front of our stores." … [Read more...]

I love that sculpture but I would love it better in pieces.

Now here is something I am going to learn to treat. Maybe Freud was correct; everything does go back to sex and aggression, sometimes simultaneously.I do think the "David Syndrome" is the result of a developmental arrest. My son does this all the time. He builds things and then delights in tearing them down. He draws things and then he rips them up. I think it should be called the "Lego Syndrome."DSM-V, here I come. … [Read more...]

Reparative therapy for females

This excerpt from a recent NARTH newsletter seems to be a pretty wild claim:When I ask women who do not struggle with same-sex attraction the question, "What were your hopes and dreams as a little girl?" they quickly describes fantasies or hopes about escaping from their sadness or loneliness. In contrast, women with same-sex attraction struggle to remember any hopes or dreams. As little girls they didn't or couldn't project themselves beyond the pressent moment. Perhaps they were tied to the … [Read more...]

I am not a reparative therapist, Advocate article

From the Advocate:Gay man runs for APA presidentThe Advocate, CAAn openly gay man is running for president of the American Psychiatric Association. Jack Drescher heads the APA's Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and is a critic of therapeutic efforts to turn gay people straight. This summer he told The New York Times that "most people who go through these experiences often come out feeling worse than when they went in."Activists in the "ex-gay" movement say that if … [Read more...]

Ake Green

This came today from the Alliance Defense Fund. Anyone care to comment?This is about Pastor Ake Green, the Swedish pastor facing imprisonment for preaching a sermon on Bible and homosexual behavior. Argued before the Swedish Supreme Court last Wednesday, November 9th, this case has serious ramifications worldwide.As we told you, ADF sent chief counsel Benjamin Bull to Sweden to assist with last Wednesday’s trial. Unlike U.S. Supreme Court oral argument, this was an actual trial where Pastor G … [Read more...]