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BREAKING NEWS: Study Concludes that Sexual Orientation Can be Changed

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A breaking news story from Citizenlink.org will no doubt have the homosexual community and same-sex marriage supporters up in arms with its conclusions. But the truth is often a hard pill to swallow.

 The conclusion of an 18 month study, recently published in the Journal of Human Sexuality, states that “sexual orientation can be changed — and that psychological care for individuals with unwanted same-sex attractions is  generally beneficial and that research has not found significant risk of harm.”

 The study was conducted by NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, during which more than 100 years of evidence from more than 600 sources was examined. The conclusion that unwanted same-sex attractions can be overcome and eliminated is groundbreaking at this particular time when a minority few are trying to force the homosexual agenda on society.

 NARTH President Dr. Julie Hamilton said, “This research is a significant milestone when it comes to the scientific debate over the issue of homosexuality. It also confirms what we have seen evidenced in hundreds of individuals who have benefited from the help of NARTH therapists.”

 One specific point confirmed by the study is particularly damaging to the credentials of the American Psychological Association (APA) after it claimed that is was unethical for therapists to try and help patients to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.

 The study states: “The APA’s own Code of Ethics supports every client’s rights to autonomy and self-determination in therapy and mandates that therapists either respect a client’s practice of religion and sexual orientation or refer the client to a professional who will offer such respect.”

 Former APA President Nicholas Cummings echoed this sentiment, “This is a basic tenant of psychotherapy, that religion for most people is an anchor, to pull that out from under them is an egregious thing to do.”

 This study is damaging to the homosexual community because it reaffirms, using quite a large body of scientific evidence, that homosexuality is choice, not biological. It further proves that the decision to be homosexual is just that, a personal decision of lifestyle. And if it is indeed a personal decision it should not be forced upon others who find it morally wrong.

 The study goes on to list the negative effects of homosexuality, namely the high risk of AIDS and STD’s, the risk of other destructive habits such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and other mental-health illnesses. And quite striking is the study’s use of the word pathological in referring to these negative risks. In other words, despite knowing the risks that exist, homosexuals pathologically continue to indulge in these unsafe practices; making what they do more destructive habit rather than biological.

 The bottom line is that we would not turn an alcoholic seeking help away and tell him that he’s destined to be an alcoholic because of his biological makeup. We would not turn a drug addict, anorexic or suicidal person seeking help away for this reason either. So it makes no sense to turn a person dealing with unwanted same-sex attractions away and say that it’s all in his/her biology and the best thing to do is just accept it. This is not good mental-health care.

In conclusion I have listed some of the negative habits/effects of homosexuality found by the NARTH study:
-Despite knowing the AIDS risk, homosexuals repeatedly and pathologically continue to indulge in unsafe sex practices.
-Homosexuals represent the highest number of STD cases.
-Many homosexual sex practices are medically dangerous, with or without “protection.”
-More than one-third of homosexual men and women are substance abusers. -Forty percent of homosexual adolescents report suicidal histories.
-Homosexuals are more likely than heterosexuals to have mental-health concerns, such as eating disorders, personality disorders, paranoia, depression and anxiety.
-Homosexual relationships are more violent than heterosexual relationships.
-Societal bias and discrimination do not, in and of themselves, contribute to the majority of increased health risks for homosexuals

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