Religion and homosexuality
in newspapers & on TV
"...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.
"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.
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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Latest update and review: 2013-JUN-17
Author: B.A. Robinson