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Queerty (site promotes homosexual behavior and may contain objectionable content): Inspired by a law recently enacted in California, Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs (D- 182nd) has introduced a bill that would ban the practice of reparative or “conversion” therapy in the state of Pennsylvania.
A Symposium Not to Be Missed at APA in San Diego in 2010! Scholars, Dr. Stanton L. Jones (Wheaton College), Dr. Christopher H. Rosik (Link Care/Fresno Pacific University) and Dr. Richard N. Williams (Brigham Young University) will review APA’s Task Force report on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation for its scientific rigor and “even-handedness,” its adherence to highest standards of ethicality and its sensitivity to diversity, especially religious diversity.
Cal. Marriage and Family Therapists ponder denial of membership to counselors engaged in “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts”
Anglican Mainstream: “The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) considers a proposal to deny membership to therapists and religious counselors who conduct Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), and considers proclaiming SOCE to be unethical.” | NARTH
LifeSiteNews: “Researchers at Fordham University in New York have published a study in the March edition of the Journal of Men’s Studies, showing that positive results can be gained by homosexual men seeking to change their “orientation” by developing healthy non-sexual relationships with other men . . .”
The Independent: “Is homosexuality a form of mental illness? A small but evangelical band of psychotherapists believe that it is – and they’re on a mission to ‘heal’ the afflicted. Patrick Strudwick enters the bizarre world of gay-to-straight conversion.”
Howard Mintz provides this report at Mercury News. Excerpt: “Ryan Kendall, a plaintiffs witness, has finished his testimony on undergoing “conversion therapy” as a teenager, testifying that he was forced to attend the sessions for nearly two years by his parents, who were outraged he was gay. Prop. 8 attorney James Campbell asked Kendall just a few questions on cross-examination, trying to get him to concede that some people may try to convert from being homosexual voluntarily. But Kendall would not admit that point, saying, ‘It is my experience that people don’t want to go to programs like NARTH (the acronym for the Encino facility that conducts such therap).’”