Richard Cohen, Founder of International Healing Foundation, to Conduct Meeting for Unification Church

Richard Cohen, founding guru of the International Healing Foundation, just can't quit the Unification Church.Despite saying a bunch of times that he left the church, he and his staff just keep showing up on their agenda. Now he is doing one of his healing ex-gay workshops for Unificationists with Phillip Schanker, one of the chief Unificationists in the U.S., as host. Although not sponsored by the Family Federation, the workshop is hosted by Schanker and is being marketed to disciples of the … [Read more...]

Dr. Oz’s Reparative Therapy Adventure

You can watch what Dr. Oz puts on his website here.On the show, International Healing Foundation's Chris Doyle said what he does is mainstream therapy and he said IHF doesn't discourage gayness. This is astounding.  Let's remember what IHF does:IHF and other reparative therapists tell clients that their same sex attraction is due to abuse or trauma at the hands of the same sex parent. I have seen families literally ripped apart by this kind of "intervention." There is … [Read more...]

Reparative therapy subject of Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show today will feature Chris Doyle from the International Healing Foundation, Julie Hamilton from NARTH and Rich Wyler from People Can Change arguing in favor of sexual orientation change efforts. You can see teasers for the show here. Others will take the alternative point of view as well and you can see some of their views at the Dr. Oz website.This show comes as Cohen's methods and allies at JONAH are being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for consumer fraud. … [Read more...]

Is PFOX anti-ex-gay?

A couple of weeks ago, the Parents and Friends of Ex-gays asked the riveting question: Is Grove City College anti-ex-gay?Now I want to know, Is PFOX anti-ex-gay? Let me explain why inquiring minds want to know.In apparent answer to the query about GCC, the PFOX blog poster reproduced Peter LaBarbera's call to action and the One"News"Now article about me. Because I dispute stereotypes about gays and report the research as it is, LaBarbera says I engage in "pro-homosexual activism." Here … [Read more...]

International Healing Foundation comes out?

Or something.Richard Cohen's International Healing Foundation has re-invented itself as a LGBTQU (U for unwanted) organization on a new website called Coming Out Loved.On Coming Out Loved, gay affirming people can find a page full of LGB resources as well as an apology from Cohen:We at IHF wish to offer a sincere, heartfelt apology to everyone in the LGBTQ community who may have been hurt by our message of “change.” As the director of IHF, I apologize and ask your forgiveness. I did not … [Read more...]


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