Interviews with Joseph Nicolosi

Here is a three part interview with Joseph Nicolosi, who discusses his views of homosexuality and his approach to therapy.Part OnePart TwoPart ThreeI don't agree with the basic theory but I wanted to provide the links for those of us who study the various approaches. When I study an approach, I like to have the current information, and these appear to be very recent.Let's have an open forum on this... … [Read more...]

Jay's got hope

Stuff's changing in the sexual identity world. Early in 2008, Wendy Gritter talks up some new directions and all along the way College Jay has been waxing eloquent about his journey. He has a post that I am linking to because it illustrates a fresh, clear Evangelical perspective on sexual identity development.Here is a bit to get you started:I like Wendy Gritter, and I like New Direction. She's a sweet and Christ-focused woman and I think New Direction is one of the most Christ-centered … [Read more...]

Should we be culture warriors? Thoughts on church and state

Sally Kern, with help from my friend and colleague at Grove City College, T. David Gordon provides today's open forum discussion.Mrs. Kern is in the news today about a speech she gave in Norman, OK about her entrance into government and her role as a "culture warrior." She says:“I started praying about whether or not the Lord wanted me to run,” Kern said. “And the more I prayed, the more I felt He did.”Kern said she expected to “run, lose and just be a much better government teacher.” … [Read more...]

Homosexuality and son-father estrangement

After posting the review of Bieber, I ran across a link to the following excerpt of a book by Michael Quinn which raises strong doubts about how poor father-son relationships could cause homosexuality.He notes that fathers and sons in our culture have historically had "issues."For sixty years, various studies have demonstrated that a significant percentage, perhaps a majority, of American males have always felt estranged from the fathers who raised them. As early as 1928, Meyer F. … [Read more...]

The Bieber study: A review revisited

A reader sent along a link to a review of the psychoanalytic study of homosexuality headed by Irving Bieber and reported in 1962. Titled Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytical Study of Male Homosexuals, the nine-year study of 106 gay men summarized the reports of psychoanalysts about their patients but did not interview the patients directly.The pdf of the the review by George Carter, MD is here. Since it is brief, I am going to post it and then comment.Homosexuality—A Psychoanalytic Study of … [Read more...]

San Jose/Evergreen Community College adjunct professor dismissed for discussion of homosexuality causes, sues college

On another post, a commenter (Dave G) brought up this case which has raised some eyebrows among academics. Here is the media version:The controversy centers on an incident in June 2007, when Sheldon was asked by a student in a human heredity class about heredity's impact on "homosexual behavior in males and females." Among other references, Sheldon noted a German study demonstrating some link between maternal stress and homosexual behavior in males, according to the lawsuit.After a … [Read more...]

Exodus International: Open forum

This week Exodus International is holding the annual conference at Ridgecrest, NC.From time to time on various posts Exodus history comes up. I have been privileged to have numerous Exodus participants past and present comment here over the years, but the comments often go hither and yon.So I am creating the post for that conversation to continue. I am going to talk to my weboverlord, Paul to see if we can get a link to it in the right column so we can find it easily. So spread the word, … [Read more...]

Man sues Bible publishers over references to homosexuality

Actually, what I think he is saying is that the Bible doesn't really mean homosexual when in I Corinthians 6, homosexual is listed. As I understand it, from this USA Today article, he is arguing that the publishers used the term homosexual in the translation with intent to harm him as a member of that class. I think Zondervan and Thomas Nelson will prevail... … [Read more...]


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