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Published: Thursday, Sept. 22 2011 10:23 p.m. MDT

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

*'Gay man says 'reversal' therapy did not change him' - By Lisa Leff - Associated Press - Published by DSNews - 01/20/10

'SAN FRANCISCO A gay man testified Wednesday in a federal same-sex marriage trial that the "reversal therapy" he underwent as a teenager to change his sexual orientation drove him to the brink of suicide.

*'Psychologists nix gay-to-straight therapy' - AP - 08/05/09

'The American Psychological Association declared Wednesday...(sic) No solid evidence exists that such change (to orientation) is likely, says the report, and some research suggests that efforts to produce change could be harmful, inducing depression and suicidal tendencies.'

' Homosexuality is not a mental disorder. All of the major medical organizations, including The American Psychiatric Association, The American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that homosexuality is not an illness or disorder, but a form of sexual expression.'
Published online: 11/2008
Source: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Information for Teens and Parents

- America Acadamy of Pediactrics

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

The audacity, to make this news while...

* Survey shows some LGBT residents dont feel safe By Rosemary Winters SL Tribune 07/12/10

*'Advocates see rise in gay suicide' - By Gina Barker - DSNews - 08/08/10

*'Official Statement: Hate Speech Tagged at (Utah Pride) Center' - 08/20/10

*Survey links gay suicides to religious message - BY KRISTEN MOULTON SL TRIBUNE 02/17/11

*'Teens gay or straight more likely to attempt suicide in conservative towns' - By LINDSEY TANNER - Medical Writer - AP - 04/18/11

'CHICAGO Suicide attempts by gay teens and even straight kids are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don't have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found.'

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

*'A Heaven-Sent Rent Boy' - By FRANK RICH NY Times - 05/15/10

'...married 61-year-old (George) Rekers was caught by Miami New Times last month in the company of a 20-year-old male escort at Miami International Airport.'

George Wekers is a FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER of Narth.

The National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuals. Another group that claims homosexuality can be 'overcome.'

Caught, in the company of a 20 year old male escort.

In light of this evidence, I cannot see how anyone can claim to 'focus' on same-gender issues as anything more than a means to drive them to take their own lives through unending amounts of guilt and shame placed uppon those individuals who are trying to lead good, healthy lives.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

*'Marcus Bachmanns Gay Cure - By Michelle Goldberg - The Daily Beast - 07/10/11

'Yet when the City Pages reporter asked Marcus if his clinic performs so-called reparative therapy a widely discredited technique meant to turn gay people straight Marcus denied it.'

Prayer therapy has been disproven.

Even those who practice it cannot hold themselves accountable for it's practice. Even when caught on camera.

Michelle Bachmann recently went on the Jay Leno show and claime it was 'pray away the GRAY.'

Because driving people to take their own lives is now 'funny.'

*'13-year-old Seth Walsh commits suicide after anti-gay bullying' - By Marci Stone - Salt Lake City Headlines Examiner - 09/29/10

*'Police probe bullying after NY teen's suicide' - By Carolyn Thompson - AP - Published by DSNews - 09/22/11

'AMHERST, N.Y. Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after the suicide of a 14-year-old New York boy who had complained in an online video about being bullied over his sexuality and who often alluded on his blog to killing himself.'

But this post will probably not be allowed...

because people do not want to take RESPONSIBLITY for making others lives so horrible.

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: Pagan

according to the America Acadamy of Pediactrics:

"Homomsexuality...a form of sexual expression."

It is a choice, a chosen behavior.

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