Nov 27, 2010
You cannot pray the Gay away. Every accredited psychological and medical institution in the United States agrees that homosexuality and heterosexuality are both normal, natural and unchangeable sexual orientations.
The only groups still clinging to the notion that sexual orientation can be changed are a few marginalized and discredited religious sects justifying their violence against Gays and Lesbians around the world.
For 2000 years religious groups have fought to purge the world of Gays and Lesbians by burning, stoning and hanging those found guilty of “unnatural acts”. In many countries dominated by the christian and islamic faiths these barbaric executions continue to this day.
Gays and Lesbians have always existed at roughly ten percent of the population throughout human history. Extreme persecution by the christian church has not reduced that number. As Gays and Lesbians are exterminated through religious acts of genocide nature simply repopulates maintaining the balance between homosexual and heterosexual.
Nature sees an inherent benefit to having an intelligent survival oriented group of humans unburdened by children lead society and drive the innovations needed for humanity to thrive in a hostile world. Evolution created Gays and Lesbians to fill this critical role.
You cannot change sexual orientation. Nature created Gays and Lesbians for a purpose any attempt at changing sexual orientation can create severe mental damage and robs the person of their true potential. The American Psychiatric Association issues the following statement about conversion therapy.
“For over three decades the consensus of the mental health community has been that homosexuality is not an illness and therefore not in need of a cure,” the statement said.
“The APA’s concern about the positions espoused by NARTH and so-called conversion therapy is that they are not supported by the science. There is simply no sufficiently scientifically sound evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Our further concern is that the positions espoused by NARTH and Focus on the Family create an environment in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish.”
All major national mental health organizations have officially expressed concerns about therapies promoted to modify sexual orientation. To date, there has been no scientifically adequate research to show that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation (sometimes called reparative or conversion therapy) is safe or effective. Furthermore, it seems likely that the promotion of change therapies reinforces stereotypes and contributes to a negative climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons.
Make no mistake, railing against the evils of homosexuality is huge cash cow for christianity. A cash cow that corporate christianity was not willing to give up just because science says you cannot change a persons sexual orientation.
Christian organizations like the American Family Association (registered hate group) and Focus on the Family have made billions over the past several years promoting fear of homosexuality and a nice costly cure.
The average “conversion” from homosexual to heterosexual cost roughly $22,000 paid to the christian therapist or directly to the ministry. Of course the “conversion” never works the first time…the demon of homosexuality is very strong. Many Gays have tried for years to correct their sexual orientation before getting real help from an accredited counselor.
A medical certified therapist will help you address your personal issues with being Gay or Lesbian but will never try to correct your sexual orientation. Almost all cases of “Gay guilt” result from biblical teachings and christian parents unable to accept a Gay or Lesbian child.
Conversion therapy christian ministries like Exodus International have been ran out of many countries around the world and were even stripped of their tax exempt status in New Zealand and Canada for working against the public good. Exodus International was a key player in drafting the legislation in Uganda where uncured homosexuals are put to death. Of course first time homosexuals are given the choice of jail or conversion therapy…fee to be paid by the offender.
If you are a Gay or Lesbian struggling with your sexual orientation seek out an accredited therapist to help you understand your natural attractions. Those religious institutions claiming they can pray away the Gay have been burning Gays and Lesbians to death for 2000 years. If sexual orientation were a choice the endless genocide against us would have stopped centuries ago.