All Blog Posts Tagged 'therapy' (5)

Governor Christie Bans Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors

http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/NJ_governor_to_sign_ban_on_gay_conversion_therapy.html

I believe Christie's legislation is the first of it's type passed in the U.S. I am sure many New Jersey teens are breathing a welcome sigh of relief. Conversion therapy needs to go on the dusty shelf right next to shock treatments. 

Added by Ed on August 20, 2013 at 3:34am — 4 Comments

Notorious Ex-Gay Conversion 'Therapy' Ministry Apologizes, Will Close Its Doors

Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community. 

Here are some fascinating statements from the now…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on June 20, 2013 at 11:19pm — 6 Comments

Suffering is therapeutic. Really?

I recently spent some time checking out various Xtian websites trying to get a grasp of how theists rationalize misfortune, tragedy, and suffering in their personal lives. According to most of these sites this is one of the biggest unanswered questions that believers in god(s) are faced with. Most say it is "not our place" to try and understand or question the motives of god. 

The Church of Christ (a Protestant American denomination) offers the following:

" 5. Some suffering…

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Added by Ed on April 21, 2012 at 10:49am — 7 Comments

"Alternative" medicine and why I still listen.

Our planet is a closed system. 

There are a limited number of compounds in our earthly ecology, but still plenty enough to combine in various ways to do amazing things like cure infections and vaccinate against diseases. These are HUGE game changers in our evolution as a species. We are the first...the very first creatures in known existence that can willfully control our reproduction. 

Medical advances snowball. All it takes is one good advance, one leap of science to cause an…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 30, 2011 at 10:13pm — 10 Comments

Curing the Gay

>What the hades, Uganda? You've determined that homosexuality is a psychological problem and that people can choose not to be gay if they work really hard at it. Where in the frilly heck did you get that idea?





Damn. Go Rachel for "..if you believe the debunked unscientific claptrap they're selling." I'm so tired of the fake balance we so often see in news (like having Christians on to discuss what… Continue

Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on December 10, 2009 at 7:45pm — 6 Comments

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