Two groups that push so-called “reparative therapy” for gay people in the United States and abroad have teamed up to make a documentary explaining their junk science in an attempt to counter efforts to ban the practice for minors.
Family Watch International - a group affiliated with the World Congress of Families that supports the criminalization of homosexuality abroad and retains Uganda anti-gay crusader Martin Ssempa as a “volunteer” staff member - teamed up last month with leaders of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) to produce the half-hour documentary, “Understanding Same-Sex Attraction.”
In the film, NARTH psychologists and self-proclaimed “ex-gays” - some of them with their faces blurred out for privacy - push any number of anti-gay myths, including that homosexuality is caused by sexual abuse, absent fathers, and overbearing mothers.
We’ve put together a short highlight reel:
Of course, one of the pioneers of “reparative therapy,” Exodus International, renounced their work last year, and last summer, a California law that makes reparative therapy illegal was upheld by a Federal Appeals Court, but why let a few inconvenient facts and the rule of law get in the way of good old American grifting?
Grifting that damages young people.
I hope that one day, karma gives Family Watch International a swift kick in the ass.