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Homosexuality is Caused By Childhood Trauma

Posted by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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Homosexuality is Caused By Childhood Trauma Claims Ex-Gay Therapist Dr. Joseph Nicolosi 

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British actor, author and filmmaker Stephen Fry recently traveled to Los Angeles where he interviewed Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a well-known practitioner of “reparative” or “conversion” therapy that supposedly turns gay people straight.

Fry also interviewed one of Dr. Nicolosi's patients Dan Gonzales, who is an ex-ex-gay, which means he was gay, went through reparative therapy, tried to become straight, but is still gay, notes GoodAsYou.org.

Dr. Nicolosi began the interview  by claiming that homosexuality is "based on trauma."

"The boy does not dis-identify with the mother and does not bond with the father," added Dr. Nicolosi. "We do not believe he was born gay."

Fry asked Dr. Nicolosi what would happen if a gay gene were discovered by scientists, to which he answered, "They will still have to explain all the homosexuals that were successfully treated."

When it comes to success rates of turning gays to straight, Dr. Nicolosi says, "A third, no change, a third, significant improvement, a third, cure."

"I would say about maybe 60 percent of our clients are teenagers. Parents call up in a panic because they found out their son is looking at gay porn and, of course, we have to get him into therapy," added Dr. Nicolosi. "The momentum and enthusiasm of the gay movement sometimes sweeps up adolescents into that identity when it's premature."

"Many of these clients are able to trace their traumatic origins back to their father," stated Dr. Nicolosi, who also claimed he can re-program masturbation habits.

However, Fry said that Dr. Nicolosi would not allow any of his success stories to be interviewed.

In contrast, Dr. Nicolosi's former patient Gonzales told Fry that "ex-gays" are not actually cured of being gay, even if they are married, but rather made to suppress their true desires.

The Washington Post recently reported that an ex-gay group "Voice of the Voiceless" is demanding that ex-gay treatment be offered at Virginia colleges.

Voice of the Voiceless founder Christopher Doyle claims that students have a right to hear from all sides: “You take the client’s goals, and you work with their goals and you don’t impose your own values. It’s supposed to be value neutral.”

However, there is not one major medical association that supports ex-gay therapy.

Sources: GoodAsYou.org and The Washington Post

by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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Um, no.

slashteddy
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Disgusting.

romalove
by Roma on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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A whole lot of ugly and stupid.


RaisinGirl78
by Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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I don't trust ex-gays like him. They are really good at lying, esp. to themselves.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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This type of 'therapy' is devil's work, in my opinion.

If being gay can be a result of childhood trauma, why am I not gay?  Goodness, you all don't have enough time to hear about all the crap that went on my childhood.

Next....................

IhartU
by Gold Member on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM


Quoting FromAtoZ:

This type of 'therapy' is devil's work, in my opinion.

If being gay can be a result of childhood trauma, why am I not gay?  Goodness, you all don't have enough time to hear about all the crap that went on my childhood.

Next....................

 I agree. I had an abusive, dysfunctional childhood and I'm not gay. If what he believes is real, than ALL traumatized children would be gay and they're not.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM


Quoting IhartU:


Quoting FromAtoZ:

This type of 'therapy' is devil's work, in my opinion.

If being gay can be a result of childhood trauma, why am I not gay?  Goodness, you all don't have enough time to hear about all the crap that went on my childhood.

Next....................

 I agree. I had an abusive, dysfunctional childhood and I'm not gay. If what he believes is real, than ALL traumatized children would be gay and they're not.

Yep.

Only the perfect would be exempt from the gayness.

SilverSterling
by MrsSilverusSnape on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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Any good Therapist will tell you that the Conversion treatments don't Cure a person they just scare them enough that they never act on their natural urges to have a relationship with someone of the same sex.. They also forget to tell you that those who survive these conversion treatments often attempt too or Kill themselves because they can not live with the fact that they failed God... Tell me how Christ would want someone to do something like that?

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM


Quoting SilverSterling:

Any good Therapist will tell you that the Conversion treatments don't Cure a person they just scare them enough that they never act on their natural urges to have a relationship with someone of the same sex.. They also forget to tell you that those who survive these conversion treatments often attempt too or Kill themselves because they can not live with the fact that they failed God... Tell me how Christ would want someone to do something like that?

You know there are a few in this group that send their children to some one like this in a heartbeat.  Pray away the gay.

Sick bastards.

famiglia_bella
by on Oct. 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Ridiculous.  But misery loves company so however he can spread his unhappiness is what he will do.  Too bad.

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