As long as prejudice and discrimination exist, some gay men and lesbians will feel pressure to try to change their sexual orientation. Unfortunately, there are organizations, such as Focus on the Family, that exploit such vulnerable people and their fears of rejection by family, church and society. On Saturday, Focus on the Family will roll into Birmingham with its much-hyped road show, "Love Won Out," which offers false hope and broken promises. It is important one realize such efforts are rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization in America, such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Pray the Gay Away
I tried to 'pray the gay away', and ended up in a hospital bed | The Independent | The Independent
He wrote: "I can't believe beautiful, smart, incredible kids like my cousin Sarah are still being told that being gay is wrong. She's been placed at a remote boarding facility to help 'pray away the gay' for a year with no communication to the outside world. Jeremy and other family members have launched a legal challenge to get Sarah out of the facility. Under Texan law, a year-old can be forced to stay at a residential camp by her parents. He adds that she tried to run away, but was caught by the staff, returned to the facility and punished. By Sam Webb. Supergirl actor Jeremy Jordan Image: Getty.
Pray Away the Gay?
Now I know where my mother failed. She didn't want me to be a lesbian and asked me if I could simply be asexual. Not involved with anyone. Worked for her, so why not? What she really needed to do was have me pray.
In the past, Marcus Bachmann has disputed the clinic has treated gay patients this way. But Ramirez's account, which was first reported by The Nation , is similar to the counseling session that appears on new undercover video shot by a gay rights advocacy group last month. That footage shows another counselor at the Bachmann clinic telling a gay man posing as a patient that, with prayer and effort, he could eventually learn to be attracted to women and rid himself of his gay urges.