So what does the bible thumping, gay hating Christian right do after the American Psychological Association released a report that said that while religion and its value in a patient’s life should be considered and respected, therapists should not encourage clients to seek a change in sexual orientation and that there was no evidence to suggest that such efforts are successful.
Well if you are Mark Yarhouse, a so-called “christian scientist” and executive director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University, and Stanton L. Jones you lie and try to prove that the APA is wrong and that ex-gay conversion therapy does work by rehashing and repacking unscientific information and data that they used way back in a 2007 book, Ex-gays?: A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation and calling it “new” and “controversial” when its really “old” and has been “disproven”.
Ah the smell of desperation to keep your anti-gay meal ticket.
You can read all about Yarhouse’s and Jone’s quackery, propaganda, and deciet by heading over to Box Turtle Review where Rob Tisiani and Timothy Kincaid take the old/new study to task.