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1 freetoken  May 28, 2011 2:12:42pm

The religious right will be upset by this of course, since they’ve made homosexuality the keystone of their politics now that abortion is sort of playing out.

In a related vein about Christianity in the UK, see for example this from last week:

A Warning to America from England

2 b_sharp  May 28, 2011 2:20:37pm

Those poor, poor oppressed fundamentalists, losing the privileged position they’ve held for so long, I almost feel sorry for them.

Not!

3 EiMitch  May 28, 2011 8:07:14pm

Hey, that therapist did the right thing. I know, because the Tea Party Matrix freed my mind from liberal, atheist lies. Homosexuality is an unnatural sin. Global warming and evolution are spoofs. Don’t let agents of the system fool you. The book of genesis really happened, because the mind makes it real.

Just in case: /sarc

4 SanFranciscoZionist  May 29, 2011 12:14:13am

I read an article a couple of years ago by a psychologist who describes attending a lecture by Bruno Bettleheim, at which Bettleheim asserted his theory that autism was caused by cold rejecting mothers.

He says that looking back, after all the research that’s been done on autism and its causes and treatment, his jaw just drops that he and all the other shrinks just sat and nodded as the great man told them—based on no research at all—that women made their children autistic by being bitches.

Bettleheim’s generation also thought that family tensions caused schizophrenia. They thought you could treat it by helping people create better boundaries in the family.

These folks are from the same mold. They have a societal vision, and some bits of crap psychology that sounds valid to the unhappy and ignorant. Fuck the research! Fuck the science!

Except that Bettleheim’s generation had no real way to know better, while these folks are deliberately going against best practice, because somehow they KNOW there must be a way to rewire someone’s sexuality.


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