Is there any professional medical or counseling association that is not opposed to reorientation “therapy?”
I have to wonder; Do these people think that there is some vast homosexual conspiracy among medical and counseling organizations to suppress reparative therapy? Where is the scholarship, published to a prominent, peer reviewed scientific journal that supports reorientation therapy?
That doesn’t stop Gregory Quinlan. Speaking for the New Jersey Family Policy Council in a press release issued today:
In addition the effectiveness of sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) is a matter of ongoing medical debate, because no peer-reviewed, published scientific research exists to demonstrate either a specific biological cause for homosexual inclinations or definitive harmfulness of SOCE. All that exists to support this legislation is the politically-driven position statements of professional organizations, which directly contradict the testimony of thousands who have successfully left homosexual lifestyles behind. Nicholas Cummings, former president of the American Psychological Association, attested that he personally witnessed hundreds of people successfully change their orientation.
None of that is correct. What effectiveness? There is a mountain of peer reviewed research supporting the fact that sexual orientation is organic in nature and immutable. The only “ex-gays” that we ever seem to meet seem to have an economic interest in claiming to be ex-gay. As for Dr. Cummings, he never published. His personal testimony is anecdotal and lacks substantive follow-up. Moreover, it is extremely dated going back several decades to a time when gays were closeted or re-closeted.
This is the same schmuck who claims that President Obama and Justice Kennedy are gay.