Nationally recognized hate group the Family Research Council’s Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg did the unthinkable yesterday when he used beloved comedian Robin Williams’ attendance of substance-abuse-related rehab to defend, ex-gay therapy.
Sprigg’s hateful though process considers rehab and therapy options for individuals who suffer from alcoholism and other forms of dangerous addiction to“sexual reorientation therapy,” which everyone should support since individuals exist who are uncomfortable with their same-sex attraction and who might wish to “change” it.
Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help—much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980’s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, in the form of “sexual reorientation therapy”—much like when Williams entered a formal alcohol rehab program in 2006.
Sprigg goes on to list the usual hate group propaganda reasons a person might want to “change” his/her sexual orientation;
Why would someone want to change their sexual orientation? Some such individuals are simply disillusioned by their experiences in homosexual relationships. Some have legitimate concern about the well-documented health problems associated with homosexual conduct (especially among men), such as high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, of whichHIV/AIDS is only one example. Others may seek help in conforming their behavior and lifestyle to the teaching of the religious faith to which they are committed. Some may aspire to a traditional family life, raising children in a home with both their mother and father present.
Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help — much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980’s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, in the form of “sexual reorientation therapy” — much like when Williams entered a formal alcohol rehab program in 2006. Whether simply through personal development, religious counseling, or with the help of a licensed or unlicensed counselor, thousands (if not millions) of people have experienced significant changes in one or more of the elements of their sexual orientation (attractions, behavior, or self-identification).
Just like the Family Research Council to seize on any event, and use it for far fetched and loathsome talking point to capitalize on its hateful agenda, They are no better than the Westboro Baptist Church. Only not nearly as entertaining and much more dangerous.