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In to our first news article today. It’s about homosexuality and remember you have to… Spot the Loony!
CNN reported this morning that the American Psychological Association released a 138 page report covering 87 peer reviewed studies conducted between 1960 and 2007 that conclusively repudiated the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation.
“At most, certain studies suggested that some individuals learned how to ignore or not act on their homosexual attractions. Yet, these studies did not indicate for whom this was possible, how long it lasted or its long-term mental health effects. Also, this result was much less likely to be true for people who started out only attracted to people of the same sex.”
So what does Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, member of the Arlington Group, listed in Charisma magazine as one of the top Christian leaders who represent the future of the American church, say to all this?
“You can’t refute a personal story,”
Right, because then you might question things like freakish fake toupees or Enzyte with it’s claims of “natural male enhancement”. He is not trying to SELL YOU ANYTHING, no not at all. He’s not just the president of Exodus International, he’s also a client…
Let’s compare the final point made in the APA article…
In addition, the report cited evidence that efforts to switch a person’s sexual orientation through aversive treatments might cause harm, including loss of sexual feeling, suicidality, depression and anxiety.
Many who tried to change and failed “described their experiences as a significant cause of emotional and spiritual distress and negative self-image,” it said.
against what Mr. Chambers has to say…
“For so long I’ve heard gay activists say to me, ‘You’re just in denial. You’re not grasping the reality of the situation. You’re just denying who you really are.’ The truth is, I am in denial, but it is self-denial. I’m not in denial of who I used to be. I’m not in denial of the temptations that I could still experience. I am denying the power that sin has over me.”
Now that’s sure healthy thinking there, God made me a homosexual so I can live a life of self-denial! Yep, no reason to pull that trigger at all. Oh, but THAT might be “a way out” he refers to.
You’re a sad and pathetic man. You’re a homosexual and you don’t want to be, but there’s nothing you can do to change it. Not all the prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you’ve got left to live. You may one day be able to know a heterosexual life if you want it desperately enough. If you pursue it with the fervor with which you annihilate. But you’ll always be homosexual as well. Always Michael. Always. Until the day you die.
Harold ~ The Boys In The Band