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Drescher Article on Reparative Therapy

Timothy Kincaid

August 16th, 2007

Often opinion pieces written about reparative therapy either sing its praises or decry its evil.  Usually this is done in absolutist terms.

Jack Drescher wrote an op ed for the Tennessean that manages to state his objections to reparative therapy without employing absolutes or taking an all or nothing stance.  For example:

Does it work? The little scientific study done is not encouraging. Most who try do not change — and no long-term studies show that those claiming change remain heterosexual.

Drescher has his bias and his opinion is not hidden.  But he also stays within the bounds of truthfulness and does not employ tricks of semantics to suggest things that are not grounded in observable facts.  All in all, a good article.



Jim Burroway
August 16th, 2007 | LINK

Nope. His opinion is not hidden. That’s why they call it an op-ed.

Sorry. I had a long day at work… ;-)

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