This whole debate over “reparative therapy” for homosexuals is just funny to me… I know many in the LGBT community are outraged. For me, it’s a bit humorous. Why? Because it’s obvious a large number of our straight counterparts have no concept of what “being gay” really is….. I mean do they honestly think that from some stupid therapy sessions we can transform our sexuality and all of the sudden turn straight? You’ve got to me kidding me. It’s not even worth getting upset over because they are ignorant. Ignorance to me doesn’t even deserve a debate…let them be ignorant and let them think what they want.. but please don’t subject anymore children and even adults to this ridiculous “reparative therapy.”
I also find it funny that when I clicked on the actual link to the Dr. Oz show which played a clip from this episode, http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/gay-straight-controversial-therapy?video=15804, that ignorance doesn’t fall too far from the tree. His followers are clearly a bunch of ignorant, homophobic dumbasses who claim that “God doesn’t make us gay” and that “people who experience trauma in childhood, it can impact their sexual orientation.” What the f*** ever.. that is such a load of crap.
Again, it’s not even worth the LGBT community fighting them over this whole therapy issue… I just thought it would be worth mentioning on my blog but I wouldn’t go out of my way to debate with these ignorant people who think being gay is a “sickness.”
Here is an article that was recently posted by Lifesitenews.com, which has a link to the video:
Gay activists condemn Dr. Oz Show for featuring both sides of reparative therapy debate
BY KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
Tue Dec 04, 2012 17:50 ESTComments (16)Tags: Dr. Oz, Homosexuality
NEW YORK CITY, December 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexual activists are outraged that Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of
the Dr. Oz Show, aired an episode featuring advocates of both sides of the reparative therapy debate. Reparative therapy is designed to help people with same-sex attraction overcome their homosexual urges.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) issued a joint statement condemning the episode, titled “From Gay to Straight? The Controversial Therapy.”
“The issue is not one that can be discussed as though both sides are equally valid,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. In Graddick’s opinion, reparative therapy is “outdated, ultimately harmful, and in modern media, should be treated like lobotomies or medical mercury.”
Graddick and his fellow activists are upset that the Dr. Oz Show gave the practice coverage, calling the reparative therapy episode a “lengthy platform for junk science.”
At the episode’s start, Dr. Oz warned that viewers may find the subject matter controversial or upsetting, but said he thinks it’s important to have the discussion. He also says he knows some believe it is “irresponsible for me to do a show like this and give these issues a platform.”
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The episode featured organizations that advocate for reparative therapy, including the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality.
The show’s producers say the episode’s topic was prompted by the passage of a California law banning reparative therapy for children under 18.
That law has since been challenged in court by reparative therapists who argue the ban violates their freedom of speech. A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of the ban on the plaintiffs until a ruling can be made on the issue.
In a statement, a spokesperson for The Dr. Oz Show said the episode was meant to examine the “medical angles of reparative therapy and the controversy surrounding it,” in response to the California law.
“While we acknowledge this is a difficult conversation to have, it’s critical that a discussion like this happen through the filter of a show like The Dr. Oz Show rather than in secluded basements or back alleys,” the statement read.
Watch clips of the episode here.