Why Christie has it wrong about same-sex therapy

Big Oak Park issue here. Recall the gay community’s strenuous objections to the book author’s appearance at Buzz Cafe for discussion of how gays can change. Trustee Ray Johnson joined in on this chorus of complaint. Gives an idea how important it is to gays.

Blithe Spirit

Gov. of NJ forbids it, making inaccurate claims. Here’s capsulization of what he says and what’s wrong with it, according to the National Assn. for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH):

(1) there is no evidence that people are born gay

(2) the APA [American Psychological Association]cites and reports no evidence that individuals are harmed by professional therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions and

(3) that there is absolutely no evidence that children who might be seen by a therapist – in some cases because of abuse or neglect – and are having confused or misdirected feelings of same-sex attraction experience any suicidal feelings or depression related to (SOCE [Sexual orientation change efforts]) therapy.

In fact, it is just as likely that any feelings or confusion surrounding same-sex attractions – confusions that could now receive only gay affirming therapy – are just as likely to be the cause…

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