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Friday, 24 April 2009

Ex-gay? Can't be done, say shrinks

Some shrinks think that so-called “treatments” for being gay are a crock, according to this BBC story.

No surprise there, then.

A bunch of freaks who believe it’s possible to “cure” homosexuality are, as we reported earlier this week (see also here), holding their freak show, er, conference at the Emmanuel Centre in Marsham Street, London, which is expected to be picketed by gay-rights activists.

The Beeb story says:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) said there was no evidence that the treatment worked, and that it was likely to cause considerable distress.

An RCP spokesman said: “There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed.

“Furthermore, so-called treatments of homosexuality create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish.”

The Royal College said the American Psychiatric Association had concluded there was no scientific evidence that homosexuality was a disorder and removed it from its diagnostic glossary of mental disorders in 1973.

The World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases followed suit in 1992.

The event, says the BBC, “will hear from prominent American psychologist Dr Joseph Nicolosi who said he had helped many people to become heterosexual”.

Yeah, and the Pope shags gay porn stars. It’s a bit like saying you can cure tallness by anything other than amputation at the knee.


Related link: "The ex-gay movement"

1 comment:

Baal's Bum said...

Andy how can you make a libellous statement like that "the pope shags gay porn stars" I am sure you know gay porn stars have gone through puberty and so would not be of any interest to any member of the catholic priesthood.