Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Sep 1, 2014 by

This is the title of the hour-long movie put together by Courage, the Catholic outreach to people with unwanted same sex attraction. Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality: Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him; Rilene, a successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she...

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Three ways to happiness

Aug 11, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, Conjugality: After years as homosexuals two men and a woman relate how they discovered chastity. On the Christian side, there’s often more than a smidgen of repugnant smugness in rejection of the gay lifestyle. Summed up in the slogan “pray away the gay”, Christian moral teaching is prescribed by some pastors and parents as if it were aspirin. Aspirin is no cure for wounded hearts. On the gay side, there’s often a deep hostility towards “life-denying”, “nay-saying” Christian...

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News from NARTH

Aug 7, 2014 by

The National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) is pleased to announce a major expansion of our mission that will be unfolding in the months ahead. In recent years NARTH has been increasingly involved in legal and professional efforts to defend the rights of clients to pursue change-oriented psychological care as well as the rights of licensed mental health professionals to provide such care. In this context, it has been alarming to encounter frequent distortions and...

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#TherapyEquality Comes to Massachusetts, Gay Activists Getting Desperate

Aug 5, 2014 by

by Christopher Doyle, In a February 16, 2014 article titled: “More States Likely to Ban Sexual Orientation Change Therapy,” Washington Times reporter Cheryl Wetzstein quoted anti-ex-gay extremist Wayne Besen as saying the following: “The bans on sexual-orientation change efforts are likely to follow the path of marriage equality, with Maryland and Massachusetts the most likely states to approve bills this year.” But that ban in Maryland didn’t happen, and on July 31, 2014 the...

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How Many Benefit From Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

Jul 11, 2014 by

From Line in the Sand: In response to yesterday’s post on the motivation of those who identify as ex-ex-gay one such leader – Peterson Toscano – posted a comment in response to my claim that statistically, where we can guarantee that the research subject has been through some form of sexual orientation change efforts we find a rate of harm of around 7%. Peterson attempts to counter this by saying that on his site “Beyond Ex-Gay” he had done a survey of 400 ex-gay...

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DC councilman lashes out at hearing: ex-gays suffer from ‘illness’ of ‘internalized hatred’

Jul 3, 2014 by

by Peter Sprigg, LifeSite: On Friday, June 27, it was my privilege to join a number of former homosexuals and other “everstraight” allies like me in testifying against a bill to ban sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) for minors in the District of Columbia. The politically correct mental health establishment turned out in force, with representatives of a variety of professional organizations voicing support for the bill, which would actually function by denying licensing as a mental...

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