Why Do LGBT Radicals Want to Cleanse the Counseling Profession of Christians?

Apr 13, 2016 by

By David French, National Review Online: You can always count on the Huffington Post to get hysterical. Last night — under a blaring headline that simply read “Hatewave” — it took aim at one of the more common-sense pieces of religious-liberty legislation ever proposed. The Tennessee legislature has passed a bill protecting from liability “counselors and therapists who refuse to counsel a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with a sincerely held religious belief of the...

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World’s largest psychiatrist org condemns treatment for unwanted gay attractions

Mar 30, 2016 by

By Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: The World Psychiatric Association has joined many national psychotherapy bodies in Europe and North America in condemning any psychotherapies claiming to reduce or eliminate homosexual attraction in clients. But prominent Canadian psychiatrist Joseph Berger says the WPA statement represents a political position unsupported by science and groups such as the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity argue that people who want to reduce their...

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What conservative gay Christians want

Feb 18, 2016 by

By Dan Hitchens, Spectator: The LGBT rights movement — so the story goes — has split the Christian churches in two. On one side are the progressives, who believe that Christianity should accept gay people and recognise gay marriage. Lined up against them are the conservatives, who hold fast to the belief that being gay is sinful. It’s not entirely false, that story. There are just a vast number of Christians who don’t fit into it. Ed Shaw is an evangelical pastor in Bristol and is gay — or, as...

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LGBT bill to ban therapy for youth on sexual orientation issues is stalled in Mass. Legislature

Jan 29, 2016 by

From MassResistance: Bill was skipped over in Wednesday’s House session after “hold” was put on it. But battle continues. What happens in Massachusetts on “culture war” issues is often repeated across America. After weeks of hard lobbying to stop Bill H97 in the Massachusetts Legislature. we’re happy to report some success. Just before this week’s formal House session, a “hold“ was put on the bill and it was not acted on. But the battle will continue. Part of a national movement in...

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Zero tolerance in Australia: crack down on gay ‘conversion’ therapy

Jan 24, 2016 by

By Farrah Tomazin, The Age Victoria: The state government will attempt to crack down on so-called gay conversion therapy through a new public watchdog with the power to investigate people purporting to “cure” or suppress homosexuality. The move comes amid growing concerns that such practices remain prevalent in Australia – including alarming claims of shock treatment or aversion tactics being used in recent years in a bid to thwart same-sex attraction. The Sunday Age has been told...

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The Bob Spitzer I Knew

Jan 12, 2016 by

by Linda Ames Nicolosi, Crisis Magazine: When I opened the newspaper a couple of days after Christmas, I was surprised by a familiar face in the obituaries section: psychiatrist Robert Spitzer. The name brought back a flood of bittersweet personal memories. I had learned something about human nature from Bob Spitzer, and also about politics as they play out behind the scenes in the mental-health establishment. About 15 years before, Spitzer had asked me to help him with a new research project...

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