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Richard Cohen Is “Disappeared”

Jim Burroway

March 31st, 2007

Ex-gay impresario Richard Cohen’s embarrassing performance on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show continues to reverberate through the ex-gay movement. Ex-Gay Watch reports that PFOX and NARTH are quietly scrubbing their web sites of all mention of him. It’s as if he never existed. Nope. Nothing to see here.

Richard Cohen had been president of PFOX, but was forced out after his previous embarrassment on CNN. Now PFOX and NARTH are pretending like they never heard of him. Which is odd really, considering that he never tried to hide his form of therapy from anyone. In 2000, he wrote a whole book about it — complete with photographs — with Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s endorsement featured on the front cover. NARTH even sold it in their bookstore. How can anyone pretend this is new information?

See also:

Richard Cohen Shifts Gears
Richard Cohen Is “Disappeared”
Fallout From Richard Cohen’s “The Daily Show” Appearance
Therapy In the Wild, Wild West

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Roger
April 2nd, 2007 | LINK

How can anyone pretend? Well… since as far as I can tell the whole ex-gay movement is based on pretense, it’s simple. It’s the I want the truth to be like I want it to be and I’ll keep on saying it’s true no matter what. Or, from the gospels, as Jesus said something about some kids playing in the marketplace and complaining when some didn’t mourn when they played the flute or dance with the tambourine.

Physician, heal thyself : Equality Loudoun
July 27th, 2010 | LINK

[…] are all based on the “touch therapy” developed by the discredited and expelled Richard Cohen, in which, just to be clear, “he places a male client between his thighs and caresses […]

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