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APA Repudiates NARTH

Jim Burroway

August 11th, 2006

According to Wayne Besen and confirmed by Warren Throckmorton, the American Psychological Association will release the following statement to the press sometime today:

“For over three decades the consensus of the mental health community has been that homosexuality is not an illness and therefore not in need of a cure. The APA’s concern about the positions espoused by NARTH and so-called conversation therapy is that they are not supported by the science. There is simply no sufficiently scientifically sound evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Our further concern is that the positions espoused by NARTH and Focus on the Family create an environment in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish.”

This is sure to raise the roof at Focus-sponsored Exodus and NARTH. We’ll keep you posted on their reaction as we hear it.

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