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NARTH Lifts Their Luggage To Philadelphia, Met With Protest

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Yesterday was the annual NARTH convention, held this year in Philadelphia.  You might remember the recent “Rent Boy” scandal with one of NARTH’s founders and board members, Dr. George Rekers.  NARTH

See photos of the bigots and read coverage of the protest at GoodAsYou, Joe.My.God. (and here), TruthWinsOut.

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Love this from Joe.My.God.:

Today I participated in the Truth Wins Out protest at NARTH’sannual convention in Philadelphia, where TWO’s Wayne Besen led a chanting crowd of activists on the sidewalk outside their host hotel. Many of NARTH’s attendees took turns peering at us from the windows, but hid from us (in shame) otherwise. However Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber, a speaker at the event, spent quite some time glowering at us from the front sidewalk.

When I first arrived, I got some shots of NARTH attendees inside the hotel, causing one to rush over yelling that I’d be arrested for “stalking” if I didn’t leave. Which I did, but I still got to “stalk” some of these baby-killers out to their cars, as you’ll see below. The tall bald guy is Christopher Doyle, an “ex-gay” who is on the board of PFOX and who is on staff with “ex-gay” whackadoodle Richard Cohen as a “Sexual Reorientation Coach” at the International Healing Foundation. If that wasn’t enough for this professionally “former” cocksucker, he writes newspaper editorials arguing againstthe Day Of Silence. Anyway, I don’t think pillow-whackerRichard Cohen has totally gotten Doyle in touch with his “natural masculine nature,” because when I kept taking photos, Doyle put his hand on his hip and hissed, “I don’t need this. Why don’t you just sssssssstop!”

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Christine O’Donnell And The “Ex-Gay” Scam

This lady is an incredible piece of work!  Besides her long record of many-faceted scumbag behavior, lies and looney statements, Christine O’Donnell is another Christian scam artist making a buck on the “ex-gay” therapy scam.

Also, Christine “dabbled in witchcraft” (video below the fold) … She must be put to death according to her unchanging, infallible, holy scriptures.  By letting this admitted witch/sorceress live, other innocent Christians can be at risk for demon possession, or, something.  Christians, pick up those stones and do what you know is commanded in God’s Infallible, Unchanging Word.  And none of this “oh-we-follow-the-New-Testament” bullshit.  Jesus himself allegedly said (allegedly, because Jesus probably never existed, and even if he did, the NT was written after he allegedly died by people who never met him) that he was not here to throw out the Old Laws, that you must keep “every letter” of the Law.

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AFTAH Hate Academy Exposed

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"Porno Pete" LaBarbera

This is great, Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera’s 3-Day Hate Academy was full of spies, two sent by Friendly Atheist, and you can see the great 3-part write-up there: Day 1 of 3, Day 2 of 3, and Day 3 of 3.  … the things they talked about were predictable and despicable.  But, what would you expect from this bunch of freaks?

This part amuses me .. a speaker was schooling everyone on the correct terminology to use; one advice was never use the word “gay“, always use “homosexual” because it sounds more degrading – “gay” was too positive, and besides, no one is actually gay, anyway.  Always refer to all of them as the same and make it as frightening as you can make it (even if you have to make shit up without citation), and on and on.  Then there’s the unspoken: never, ever admit to the reality that there actually are gay people (but don’t use that word!) who are good people, and pretend that heterosexual people whose lives are wrecked do not exist.

This is why, as explained in the left sidebar, I make the blanket derogatory references to heterosexuals and christians on the blog, it’s just to mock the way these anti-gay nut-jobs talk.  And, are they really so stupid to think that no one can see right through them, anyway?  I’m afraid the answer is, yup.  The other really amusing instruction from a speaker calling himself an “ex-gay” (that’s short for “still-gay”) to never talk to “homosexuals” about sex or the bible because it only serves to “turns them off”, but instead quote science to them and then they will be dazzled with your hetero-ex-gay brilliance and will be left dumbfounded.  Yeeeah.  Um, except for that little thing about christians rejecting any real science that doesn’t line up with their magic book and pre-determined outcomes.  Sorry, but – FAIL.

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LaBarbera’s Hate Academy Begins This Week

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"Porno Pete" LaBarbera of AFTAH

Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera who runs Americans for Truth (sic) about Homosexuality, has started up an academy for youngsters to learn all about how to properly hate gayness and gay people.  He wants to teach kids about Biblical truths (It’s really difficult to put the words “Biblical” and “truth”  in the same sentence together).

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Alan Downing of JONAH, accused of sexual abuse of clients

One of the speakers for the “academy” is none other than Arthur Goldberg, the founder of JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality) and a convicted felon. JONAH is in the middle of a sex abuse scandal with one of the “therapists”, Alan Downing, who had his clients strip down naked in front of a mirror and play with themselves while he watches.  Downing has also admitted that he’s still attracted to other men.  They all are, and most surprisingly admit it.  Ex-gay therapists are frauds.  The therapy is a fraud.

It will be interesting to see how Peter’s little Hate Academy turns out.  The original tuition for the course(s) was the low-low bargain price $99, but the Peter is now letting kids enroll in his twisted world for free!  Cool!  Hopefully, it is because no one is interested.  What parent in their right mind would deliver their teen-aged kids into the hands of these deranged, deluded, dangerous freaks?

via Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters

UPDATE Word is the “academy” was/is a flop.  And, JONAH stands firm defending their naked touch therapy, and, they have changed their name to Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing.  Very good and accurate change of wording, as we know, these scams offer anything but “healing”.

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More ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Sexual Abuse

Conversion therapy is a fraud, plain and simple.  The only way it survives is because of it’s religious cover, just like faith healing; if not for that, they would all be shut down.  For now, they’re doing very well at keeping up the pattern of sexual and psychological abuse while getting paid to do it.

How can one justify this kind of “therapy”?  What kind of warped thinking is this?  Alan Downing of JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality) makes his “patients” strip down and fondle themselves in front of a mirror while he watches.  Fucking Christ, man!  JONAH, by the way, was founded by Arthur Abba Goldberg, a convicted (in 1987) Wall Street criminal and disbarred (in 1995) ex-lawyer.  Also involved in NARTH, co-founded by George Alan Rekers, who became unintentionally very famous for his rent-boy vacation.

source: TWO

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British Medical Association: “Conversion Therapy” Is Harmful

The British Medical Association has passed a motion asking the NHS to halt any funding for “ex-gay” “conversion therapy” programs. [pardon my having to use the “scare quotes”]  It has already been deemed harmful by the BMA, and in the U.S. by the APA and other peer organizations, yet this dangerous fraud is still allowed to continue under the guise of “religious freedom”.  Not only is it damaging, but there have been several cases worldwide of sexual abuse perpetrated on the client by these so-called counselors and therapists, most of whom have been booted from professional organizations, if they had any real credentials at all.

The NHS should not fund “discredited” conversion therapy for homosexual people, representatives at the BMA conference have voted.

The BMA has called on the Department of Health to investigate cases where it seems that conversion therapy has been funded with NHS money to prevent it happening in future.

Conversion therapy is treatment directed at helping gay and lesbian people modify their sexual orientation to heterosexuality.

Speaking for the motion, junior doctor, Tom Dolphin said, “This isn’t about therapy designed to help reconcile people to their sexuality, which is laudable and appropriate. I’m talking about therapy aimed at changing that sexual orientation.

“Conversion therapy does not work, and can be actively harmful. Sexual orientation is such a fundamental part of who someone is that to attempt to change it will just result in significant conflict and depression, and even sometimes suicide.”

“You can’t just wish away same-sex attraction no matter how inconvenient it might be.”

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Exodus Says It’s No Miracle Cure – Well, Fuckin’ DUH!

Fionola Meredith of The Irish Times, “I love Jesus (but not in a gay way)” (via Truth Wins Out)writes about Exodus’ Alan Chambers’ coming visit to Northern Ireland for a “pray away the gay” conference —woo-hoo!  Chambers makes his tacit admission that “conversion therapy” just doesn’t work … and I say, “DUH!”   The whole article is a good read … (emphasis mine):

Chambers admits that the faith-based approach advocated by Exodus isn’t a miracle cure: “While some do absolutely see an eradication over time of their same-sex struggles, most see a lessening. Some see no change whatsoever. In my case, I did experience a great shift in my attractions . . . and when I met my wife, Leslie, the connection I felt with her was unmistakable – a deep unselfish love, very different than the selfish, self-focused lust/love I’d had for the men I’d fallen for.”

[face/palm] … where to begin?  First, congratulations, seriously, on finding that special someone … you know, like everybody else wants to do (even if that special someone is *gasp* the same sex).  And, it must take some kind of honesty to admit that the scam therapy doesn’t work, but why keep pushing it?  Oh, yeah, money.  O.K., so yeeeah, we know that heterosexual men and women never-ever marry for lust, or convenience, or status, or any other selfish reason … </sarcasm>  Of course, they do it all the time.  It’s also very sad and too bad that your life has been vapid and selfishly motivated.  But — speak for yourself.  This business of equating your lives to all gay people, this ‘all gay equals bad’, and ‘all hetero equals good’ really rubs me the wrong way.  I know people, both gay and straight, who are wonderful people, and some who ain’t so ‘wonderful’.

So doesn’t he ever feel tempted to go back to his old gay ways? “I am human and humans struggle. But the temptation for me is the same as it would be for any husband.” In coming to Ireland, Chambers says he hopes to “share an honest story about a man who once was lost but now is found. There are people in need of the same hope that I found; people who want to put God above their sexuality”.

… um, but dood … “any husband” of a woman doesn’t lust after other men.

British journalist Patrick Strudwick went undercover in a conversion program run by an associate of the disgraced sleezebag Iris Robinson.  Some more excerpts below (emphasis mine) but the whole article is very worth the read:

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