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Religion and homosexuality

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bullet"...sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be altered. Groups who try to change the sexual orientation of people through so-called conversion therapy' are misguided and run the risk of causing a great deal of psychological harm..." Raymond Fowler, executive director, American Psychological Association.

bullet "At-risk adolescents and parents have a right to know that homosexuality is preventable and treatable and the sooner intervention takes place, the better the prognosis." Richard Fitzgibbons, MD, writing for the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) web site.

Overview:

The battle for the minds of North Americans on the topic of sexual orientation has not really a conflict of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals vs. heterosexuals. It is mainly between religious conservatives and the rest of society.

During the late 20th century, conservative Christian groups sponsored newspaper and TV ads in an attempt to convince the public that homosexual orientation is a choice that can be readily changed through trusting Jesus as Lord and Savior and/or by reparative (a.k.a. conversion) therapy or the efforts of transformational ministries.

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bulletWho is right about homosexuality: Conservative Christians or others?

bulletHomosexuality: is it a choice or a fixed orientation?

bulletWhat do professional associations and research studies say?

bulletReparative therapy

bulletEffectiveness and safety of reparative therapy

bulletNARTH National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality

bullet Homosexuality: Is it a reversible choice or a fixed orientation?

bullet Reparative therapy
bullet Effectiveness and safety of reparative therapy

bullet About NARTH The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality

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