Conversion therapists sued

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  1. zsdersw

    zsdersw Lifer

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/us/conversion-therapy-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

    Shocking, shocking I tell you, that this sort of "therapy" didn't work and was psychologically destructive for these guys. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Ausm

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    Oh I thought this was an article about Marcus Bachmann! ;)
     
  3. ichy

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    Maybe someone can start suing homeopaths, naturopaths and other quacks and scam artists as well.
     
  4. Theb

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    At first I was going to say they're lucky they didn't get 'inappropriately touched' by the counselor like those other guys, but after reading the techniques I think I would've rather gotten a handy.

    How do people come up with this crap? "Beat your mom with a tennis racket, then cuddle with this other guy. Ok, you ready for some vagina?"
     
  5. dank69

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    lolreligion
     
  6. zinfamous

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    well, it worked for me!

    :colbert:
     
  7. nehalem256

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    Why would anyone think that "cuddling and intimate holding of others of the same-sex" would make someone less gay?
     
  8. SMOGZINN

    SMOGZINN Diamond Member

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    That part wasn't really meant to be effective, the therapist just enjoyed watching it.
     
  9. zinfamous

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    most likely this.
     
  10. MomentsofSanity

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    Shit I, in no way, have expressed any outward violence to any representation of my mother and have laid named with many women.

    My wife is going to be heartbroken to learn I've now got the gay :(
     
  11. JohnOfSheffield

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    If people are stupid enough to use that crap then they should suffer.

    However, i don't think that they should be able to claim any effects of their treatments that have not been proven in a peer reviewed clinical study. IOW, they shouldn't be able to claim that their treatments do anything at all.
     
  12. ShawnD1

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    The really sad part is that religious nuts could have "cured" gayness just by reading a science book. Several studies have shown that increased levels of dopamine in the brain can radically change a person's sexual preference. In tests with fruit flies, giving them alcohol or meth would make them stop caring about male vs female; they would try to mate with everything. A similar effect is seen in humans. Drunk girls make out with each other, and meth is widely known to cause homosexual behavior in men. If we put on our thinking caps, we can figure out a way to do the opposite. Meth is a strong dopamine activating drug, so it would make sense that blocking dopamine would "fix" gay thoughts. As expected, this prediction is confirmed by science. Dopamine antagonists are generally used to treat psychotic disorders, and one of the side effects is that they completely kill a person's sex drive.

    So here we see the difference approaches to making people less gay.
    Science - give them haloperidol.
    Religion - torture them until something happens.
     
  13. Retro Rob

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    I have a cure!!

    ...leave them alone.

    I'm not pro-gay, but I am against "forcing" things out of people. You can't do that anyway, and this "conversion therapy" trash isn't real science.
     
  14. IronWing

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    People never learn. Anti-cult deprogrammers got their butts sued off back when cults were the big thing.
     
  15. zsdersw

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    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2013/01/15/interviewing-exgay-therapist

     
  16. DrPizza

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    Maybe he was kicked out as a scout leader & came up with this idea. ??
     
  17. TheVrolok

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    .. I don't even.
     
  18. werepossum

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    But is killing someone's sex drive really curing their gayness? (Or is that gaity?) By that standard I can make you stop having gay thoughts with just a hammer, a hard surface, and your finger. (Disclaimer: My patented gay-thought curing therapy may not work if administered by George Clooney or whoever gay men find especially attractive. And results may vary over time, as digits heal.)

    Conversion therapy obviously didn't work on whomever designed the OP's quoted "therapy".
     
  19. TheVrolok

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    I wouldn't bother delving further into that pseudoscience.
     
  20. sandorski

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    This used to be called "Brainwashing"

    Protip: If the "Blood of Jesus" and Prayer don't Cure it, maybe it's because your Religion is BS?
     
  21. Retro Rob

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    Nope, it won't work.

    They may want to stop homosexual conduct, after all, this is how us "outsiders" (non-attraction detectors) properly identify homosexual persons by seeing them in romantic relationships with persons of the same sex or by their sexual contact with one another.

    It all starts in the mind. If thoughts are controlled, so is conduct.
     
  22. hal2kilo

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    Hard to get it up when you are Dozn an Drooln (one of my favorite Rootboy Slim songs)
     
  23. Jaskalas

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    I don't care for our sue happy culture...

    OTOH, some of this stuff... hell, ALL of it is quite absurd.
     
  24. Moonbeam

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    Call me if you have lung cancer and worked with asbestos. I may be able to make me some money and give you a bit.