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Rebuttal to the article: “Homosexual Reparative Therapy Revisited”


In the Jamaica Gleaner today, Rev. Clinton Chisholm decided to speak again about the reparative therapy ban in California for minors and the Masters and Johnson book, Homosexuality in Perspective so we once again have offered to do a rebuttal.  It can be found here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20121122/cleisure/cleisure3.html.

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RELIGIOUS LECTURER USING BAD SCIENCE TO PUSH “EX-GAY” MYTHOLOGY


Of course, in the anti-gay religious world, religion trumps science.

Rev. Dr. Clinton Chisholm who is a lecturer at the Jamaica Theological Seminary quotes some studies to denounce the “ex-gay” therapy ban in California for minors in an effort to sound smart.

As usual, we at AGFC are ahead of the game and we know when the anti-gay movement/”ex-gay” mythologists not only tell lies but have no clue what they themselves are even talking about. 

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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ESTHER TYSON INVADED THE PRIVACY OF HER STUDENTS


We at AGFC are only committed to exposing anti-gay movement’s misinformation, lies and agenda.

We have nothing against any of the anti-gay activists.

We just love truth that the anti-gay Jamaican media will not tell you.

As we all know, Mrs. Esther Tyson is a retired principal of Ardenne High School. According to one of our colleagues, Mrs. Esther Tyson in 2009 decided to round up a few students she thought were gay in order to inform their parents of their sexual orientation and recommend the scientifically dangerous and ineffective “ex-gay therapy” at Family Life Ministries in Kingston. Our sources said she claimed she was “concerned” about their “chosen lifestyle”. She asked him why he had so many female friends and why he would always talk to a certain student she thought was homosexual.

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FORCED “EX-GAY THERAPY” LED CHILD TO HIS DEATH


“Ex-gay” therapy is scientifically proven child abuse.

The American Psychological Association stated “Although sound data on the safety of SOCE are extremely limited, some individuals reported being harmed by SOCE. Distress and depression were exacerbated. Belief in the hope of sexual orientation change followed by the failure of the treatment was identified as a significant cause of distress and negative self-image (Beckstead & Morrow, 2004; Shidlo & Schroeder, 2002).”

N.B. SOCE = Sexual orientation change efforts.

http://www.apa.org/about/policy/sexual-orientation.aspx

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Alan Chambers, so called “ex-gay” & executive director of Exodus International, says “ex-gay therapy” doesn’t work


He said the only woman he is attracted to is his wife and he still has same-sex attractions

So much for the “ex-gay” myth.

 

“Ex-gay” group, Exodus International, denounces pro-buggery law advocacy of its vice chairman in Jamaica


Exodus International’s new policy statement:

Criminalization of Homosexuality

Exodus International believes that every human life, regardless of sexual orientation, is of inestimable and equal worth to God and that defending this principle is foundational in offering a Christian response to any issue. As such, Exodus International has not supported and will not support any legislation that deprives others of life and dignity based on their sexual orientation or the expression of such within the confines of a consensual adult relationship. We stand with all who are defending this basic, biblical tenet and remain committed to sharing the compassion, hope and life-giving grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

Finally, we stand with the LGBT community both in spirit, and when necessary, legally and physically, when violence rears it’s head in Uganda, Jamaica or anywhere else in the world.

http://exodusinternational.org/about-us/policy-statements/

Anti-gay Christians angry that “ex-gay” myth is being exposed


The leader(Alan Chambers) of Exodus International, the largest group for so called “ex-gays” in the world”, declared that there was no cure for homosexuality and that “reparative therapy” offered false hopes to gays and could even be harmful. He said that virtually every “ex-gay” he has ever met still harbours homosexual cravings, himself included and in a theological departure that has caused the sharpest reaction from conservative pastors,

Leader of “ex-gay” group admitting what we knew all along?

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“Ex-gay” proponent forced to resign after lobbying to imprison gay Jamaicans


It seems the anti-gay camp is beating up itself.

While Rev. Garth, the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society and WIRED enjoy their 15 minutes of fame in the press and their plan in their “costly fight against gays” the ones they dragged into their pro-criminalisation agenda have now begun to realise the damage.

Not only does Exodus International have to now repair its already fragile reputation after one of their staff members went to Uganda to promote a bill that would result in the murder of thousands or homosexuals(it took them 15 months to undo this damage) but they now they have to repair it for those who once again want to drag them into a pro-criminalisation agenda that took place in Jamaica.

Dennis Jernigan, who was brought to Jamaica by WIRED, had to resign yesterday after statements he made in the Jamaican media while representing his organisation conflicted with his organisation’s OFFICIAL policy.
http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2012/06/26239/

Dennis Jernigan speaking to the Observer to promote the pro-criminalisation agenda in Jamaica recently:

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“Ex-gay” Spitzer study discredited by author because of political pressure or flaws?



Earlier this year, psychiatrist Robert Spitzer made headlines after he retracted his controversial 2001 study  proclaiming that “highly motivated” gay and lesbian people could change their sexual orientation.

See here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robert-spitzer-ex-gay-psychiatrist-apology_n_1453570.html

However, some anti-gay activists have stated that this was due to political pressure. Was it?

Analysis

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