We Live in a Crazy WorldReparative therapy is a psychologic therapy to “help” gay men “unlearn” the bad habits that have violated the “rules of God”. Much of what this crazy therapy is, is based on a study of “sissy” men done in the 70’s at Columbia University. You can read the researcher’s most recent comments below. I do not understand the genesis of homosexuality, but, to make gay men (and women) suffer through a process to “unlearn” their sexual preference is absurd! Most gay men and women (heterosexual men and women as well) that I speak to will explain they did not choose their sexual preferences. Several of my friends who are gay men in very high professional positions have admitted to me on more than one occasion that being gay would NOT have been their “choice” were they to have had the option because of all the pain and ostracism they have had to endure in their lifetimes. By the way, one of my gay friends (a wonderful person and an ophthalmologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Hospital) attended to my wife’s cornea just before our wedding which had been traumatized by a strip of metal. Each day he saw her and attended to her eye so that Janet and I could walk down the aisle without her wearing an eye patch and bandage around her head. Each day he talked to us and reassured us. He never discussed his own needs, you see, he had AIDS and he died before he could see us wed! I must ask you: What are we making such a big deal about? Why are we soooo primitive? I judge people by their integrity, intellect, compassion for others, respect for God, respect for the law and their commitment to those that they love and who love them. Why should I worry or even think about who is their preferred sexual partner?  We have come not very far. Oh, by the way, when I hear that homosexuality is against God, when did YOU speak to the Lord last? Can I have his/her telephone number? I have a few questions I need answered!

Researcher Apologizes For Study Of Gay Therapy

by The Associated Press

NEW YORK May 18, 2012, 05:42 pm ET

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent retired psychiatrist is apologizing to the gay community for a decade-old study that concluded some gay people can go straight through what’s called reparative therapy.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, formerly of Columbia University, now says he no longer believes his work showed that.

For the study, Spitzer had interviewed 200 people who’d claimed some degree of change. The “fatal flaw” is that there is no way to judge the credibility of their accounts, Spitzer says in a letter he submitted last month to a journal that published his work in 2003.

The work made headlines when he presented it at a 2001 meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. One reason for the attention was that Spitzer had played a leading role 30 years before in removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in the association’s diagnostic manual.

Spitzer’s study was attacked by critics who questioned the reliability of the accounts from the people he interviewed. At the time, Spitzer acknowledged that he had no proof their stories were accurate, but said several aspects of their accounts suggested their statements could not be dismissed out of hand.

Now he says his reasoning was wrong, and that “there was no way to determine if the subject’s accounts of change were valid,” he wrote in a letter to the editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Spitzer, who lives in Princeton, N.J., sent a copy to The Associated Press after a reporter interviewed him about his change of heart.

“I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy,” Spitzer wrote. “I also apologize to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some ‘highly motivated’ individuals.”