Those practicing gay conversion therapy, also called reparative therapy
, say it removes homosexual feelings.
Socially conservative advocacy groups, promoting the idea that homosexuality is a "sexual-orientation disturbance," embrace reparative therapy
as a method to cure people of what they see as a mental disorder.
Senator over Bill Banning Reparative Therapy
, CHRISTIAN POST (Aug.
rejected even by proponents of reparative therapy
, it is worth noting
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Knox County Schools, and as many as 105 other school districts in Tennessee used Internet filtering software to unconstitutionally censor students' access to online information about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, while at the same time allowing sites that denounce homosexuality or promote reparative therapy
which purports to "cure" LGBT people.
Although examples of "complete" change in orientation were not common, the majority of participants did report change from a predominantly or exclusively homosexual orientation before therapy to a predominantly or exclusively heterosexual orientation in the past year as a result of reparative therapy
They are Reparative Therapy
and Transformational Ministry (Haldeman, 2002; Schneider, Brown, & Glassgold, 2002; Throckmorton, 2002; Yarhouse & Burkett, 2002).
What about religious fundamentalists who set out to breed submissive females or provide early reparative therapy
to embryos carrying the gay gene"?
Love Uncontestable consists of three lengthy essays, "When Plagues End," a consideration of life after the age of AIDS; "Virtually Normal," a philosophical examination of reparative therapy
(making a gay person straight) and its relationship to Freudian analysis; and "If Love Were All," a lengthy contemplation on the nature and meaning of friendship.
Ryan Kendall, who testified about the harm done when he was subjected to reparative therapy
as a child, says this bill will protect LGBT youth and will be "a major victory against the rhetoric of demonization so often employed by those who seek to diminish our humanity.
With Christian reparative therapy
, being gay is not only a psychological disorder but it is inherently sinful, which means every time they have a thought about a boy or girl they believe there are going to hell," Mr Martin said.
In October 1973, at the age of 25, I was close to suicide, having "failed" in my five-year attempt at reparative therapy