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May 24, 2006

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Patrick

It was very creepy seeing "Rob" trying to pick up ladies on "eHarmony.com".

eHarmony is the new Kablahblah

Jamie

I think I read about this on Pam's House Blend this morning. Thanks for the video--I couldn't believe the description, but I guess she was right!

Kevin

Oooookay.

Dan Gonzales

Oh my god can you make an animated GIF of the tennis raquet scene?

Malcontent

I can! Give me a few moments.

will

Do u really believe that gay guys can be turned straight? the whole "reparative therapy" thing is just a crap story!

will

well, but I think there are lots of ex-straight in this world.

Yum Yum

happy-crappy? I'm sooooo incorporating that word into my vocabulary.

MT

That's HILARIOUS, Will. We should totally start and 'ex-straight' movement. I'll bet it would totally swamp anything these guys could throw out there!

anapestic

Well, this would explain why the ex-gays have such dust-free carpets. I'm thinking they also make excellent collection agents.

I love women

lol..
well, not everyone was sexually abused at a young age like that ex-gay man. Maybe for him, he was straight, but the trauma from his childhood abuse could have induce him to develop gay feelings. Once he delt with the trama, then he went back to what he was, a straight man.

But for the rest of us, who had normal childhoods with no childhood abuse, being gay was neither a concious choice nor a unconcious choice. Not a choice in any way.

There has been no finding of a gay gene in humans yet, but scientists believe it plays about 50% in the role. The rest can be attributed to prenatal enviornment(in the womb) and hormones released during pregancy.

monkey

we cant choose to change our sexual orientation
but we can choose whether to be our real selves or be fake selves.

He chose to be fake.

monkey

um lets see, that ex-gay therapist gets to touch men all day long, smelling the body, and hugging them....
its obvious why these patients are able to stop being gay for the time being, when they get to have a daily dose of gayness in therapy office.


The ex-gay therapist may argue that sexual feelings are not involved. But HELLO, being gay is not only about sexual feelings. It's also the emotional feelings too.

Jamie

Does Cohen play Marvin Gaye's "sexual healing" during the therapy sessions?

Jamie

I take that back. He probably plays "Let's get it on."

1630r

I doubt therapy ever makes gay men un-gay but transexuals never really change sex either.

muluno

"I doubt therapy ever makes gay men un-gay but transexuals never really change sex either."

we got a transexual in the house!!! woot woot

Autumn Sandeen

Hey! More than one of us!

Seriously though, being a transsexual I'm trying to figure out how Cohen would apply his brand of conversion therapy to "repair" all those "men-who-want-to-be-women-so-they'll-be-comfortable-with-men" transsexuals -- I'm quite happy I'm not an "ex-transsexual" client of his, thank you!!

Michael W.

I swear, if I hadn't seen that on CNN, I would have thought it was an SNL satire...

biboy

While transexual and homosexuals do face similar injustices and discriminations, and while both deserve acceptance , tolerance, and equality in society,
they are two different things.
Homosexuals deals with sexual orientation.
Transexuals deals with gender identity issues.

Ex-gay therapy believes homosexuality is wrong, not natural, sinful, heterosexual is natural, result of childhood abuse/trauma, and also something that can be changed.
Thus, ex-gay therapy couldnt be applied to transexuals, which can range in different sexual orietantion (straight, bi, homo, etc).
I couldnt imagine what type of equivalence therapy can be applied to transexuals. And please note that not all transexuals go through surgery. The word transexual describes both preop and postop individuals.

Peterson Toscano

It would only be really funny if it wasn't happening all the time throughout the US. Virtually every state has at least one "ex-gay" program or support group and now the umbrella group, Exodus, supported by Focus on the Faggot, um Family intentionally target queer and questioning teens--as young as 13! They even use such predatory tactics as to set up MySpace accounts to troll for youth who are not oppressed by their same-sex attractions, but from living in a world that oppresses them for feeling that way.

Tommy

I've always said their a bunch of recruiters. Yuck!

el polacko

oh my god... i nearly crapped myself laughing during the hugging therapy.. of COURSE he feels safe and warm when he's being hugged by a man... he's GAY ! .. and if his mom made him the "substitute husband" wouldn't that have "made" him str8 ? he wasn't made the 'wife' or 'best girlfriend'.. hahaha
it's sad though that news reports still show gay men from the neck down or behind a potted plant or some such austin powers device.
if you're walking down the street hand-in-hand with your bf i don't think you'd have a problem being identified as gay.. but the newsfolk still see it as something shameful and, therefore, possibly litigious.

Jucky

el polacko,

stop being redundant and saying things that were already mentioned by early commentors.

Maya Angelou

and if his mom made him the "substitute husband" wouldn't that have "made" him str8 ? he wasn't made the 'wife' or 'best girlfriend'.. hahaha

NO dummy. The reason that many ex-gay therapy groups give for homosexuality --is that a boy will become gay because of an overbearing/domineering mother and an absent father. The domineering/seductive mother creates a weak sensitive boy in which the boy is trying to avoid the sexuality from his mother. The absent father creates a situation where the boy does not receive any type male bonding or male love or a father figure, thus, inducing the boy to search for it his whole life. So this is true? NO.
This theory, as scientists and psychologists researched, shows that this does not cause a person's sexual orientation.
And again, you could just take a loook around, most gays grow up in normal situations with lack of childhood trauma or abuse.

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