February 28, 2007

"Repairative Therapy" Under Review

The American Psychology Association is re-examining its policy on treatment and sexual orientation.

Homosexual activists have "continued to communicate to us that they are very concerned about reparative therapy and the way it is promoted out in the world," Dr. Clinton W. Anderson, director of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns office at the APA, told The Christian Post.

APA adopted a policy statement on sexual orientation in 1997. The three major points, Anderson summarized, are: APA affirms that homosexuality is not a mental disorder, signifying that it can't be cured; there is concern that those who promote the idea that it is a mental disorder are contributing to a hostile and prejudiced climate in culture; and APA identifies some ethical concerns such as respecting the rights of others to hold values that differ from their own.

Dr. Warren Throckmorton, associate professor of psychology and fellow for psychology and public policy at Grove City College, warns that if the APA comes out with a new policy statement against reparative therapy, homosexuals who are discontented with their lifestyle
will have fewer options.

Really, though, isn't their only one truly effective option; understanding who you really are and developing those gifts that God gave you? Who has ever truly benefitted from denying who they are and acting in a manner someone else tells them they should?

I strongly suspect that is a very short list.


  1. Some creative editing by the Christian Post: I guarantee that no one in the APA uses the term "homosexual activist."

    Throckmorton has a long and sordid history of anti-gay bigotry.

    P.S. Typo in headline: it's "reparative." :-)

  2. After reading a bit of Steyn and Reynolds lately, I'd never want to find out what exactly their, "only one truly effective option" is.

  3. You guys all know Mel White and his fun experiences going through reparative therapy...you should hear what he calls it and says about it in a new movie he's in, God & Gays: Bridging the Gap. Great movie, check it out at www.godandgaysthemovie.com. Fits perfectly to our crowd. There's even study groups starting around it, it's really catching on and thank God...maybe it'll less people wasting their life trying to be someone their not.