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Response to Thegonagle (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:14 AM

1. This is why the who "ex-gay" therapy thing is so creepy........

I would certainly never say that a person who was attracted to both sexes (i.e. a bisexual person) may not at some point through a personal decision or on some other basis decide to either marry a person of the other gender or become more or less exclusively homosexual in their attraction and practices.

But sexual preference is not something that can be "prayed" away or changed through therapy. First of all, if God makes no mistakes (often the religious blanket which the advocates of "change therapy" wear), then God created people as str8, gay, bi, etc. So there is no need to "pray" away the gay. Further the overwhelming majority of mental health care professionals throughout the world agree, same-gender sexual orientation is not an illness and is in fact quite natural.

So the people that claim to have been cured of their homosexuality are usually living in a haze. They aren't really cured and in fact I think sometimes these people have such strong self-loathing they can never love themselves. Their attractions don't go away and they either eat at them or, as in this reported case, manifest themselves in all forms of bizarre behavior. Quite honestly while I have empathy for those that are so filled with self-loathing, if they want to wallow in their own self pity and anger, fine. But when it manifests itself in a way that harms others then it is not okay.

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