Anderson Cooper had a 3 part report about The "Sissy Boy" Experiment.  


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


As I watched this report, I felt sad that any parent would want to put their child through this and enraged that because of religion the parents put their child through this.  It reminded me of one of the many reasons I've left religion and embraced being an atheist.  I have a gay uncle, a gay cousin and gay friends.  I love them all dearly and could never understand why all the hate.  I thought god loved everyone.

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Comment by kris feenstra on June 10, 2011 at 8:09pm

While I do know of parents who have put their children through hell because they refused to accept their child's sexuality out of bigotry, I also know of cases where the parents were just concerned and afraid for their children, and didn't know how to fix the problem.  Being gay in a homophobic culture is, sadly a problem.  The unfortunate thing is, people get it into their heads that the homosexuality is the thing that needs to be remedies and not the homophobia.


I don't really know what the case was with this mother, but I'm not enough of a cretin to suggest that she didn't love her son.  Not for anything in the world would I want to trade places with her.  Even if she made the wrong decision with the intentions of helping her son, that doesn't change the outcome, and that's incredibly sad.  It's utterly tragic for the siblings, who clearly loved their brother for who he was.


When it comes to organizations like NARTH, on the other hand, I can't have any sympathy.  They ignore evidence to single-mindedly pursue foregone conclusions.  I added this video to TA a little while back where a researcher that NARTH cited in defense of their views states that NARTH misrepresented her research.  Who the fuck are they to be talking about what's moral?  Sadly, nothing new about the loudest preachers being the worst examples of how to behave.

Comment by Daniel on June 10, 2011 at 11:13pm
This is terrible! :(
Comment by Sommer on June 15, 2011 at 8:48am
Thank you for your responses.  Sorry the post just cutoff.  I thought I had saved it as a draft. lol.
Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 15, 2011 at 10:45am

This is just terrible. I don't like the fact that the parents are just blaming the psychologist. They have fault in it too. They are the ones who sent their child there. They were in the room a lot of the times during the experiments. If they felt uncomfortable and felt as if it was 'wrong', they should have gotten him the hell out of there. 


Oh, the delusion of religion.


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