This guy claimed he “cured himself” of homosexuality, and has been preparing for a career in “curing” others. In particular, he wants to “cure” children of homosexuality. Because of the recent ban in California against this bogus “reparative therapy” being used on children, he (with two other plaintiffs) is suing the state for preventing him from doing his job.
So-called reparative therapy has been debunked and rejected by virtually ALL reputable medical association. It doesn’t work.
More importantly, there is nothing to cure. Homosexuality is not a disorder, not a disease, not a sin, and not a problem …. except in religious circles where they wish to restrict sexuality to hetero-normative and procreative purposes. It’s a religious issue, not a medical issue.
The ban on reparative therapy only applies to minors. It prevents so-called therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors, and prevents parents in California from sending their child to sex-change “camps” or seeking other techniques.
The plaintiffs suing probably realize that grown adults are less likely to seek out such bogus techniques, and it is parents who can’t accept their child’s sexuality who will pay money to “fix” their children.
Here’s what happened to a therapist in the UK. She was exposed by an undercover journalist, and was finally removed from the profession. He writes of his experience: being told he had been molested as a child (he wasn’t), and the therapist praying out loud that God would help “restore his memory” of being molested (it didn’t happen so no memories were there to bring up), and even suggesting he play rugby!
Other reports of so-called reparative or conversion therapy include electrical shock, frontal lobotomy, and other horrid techniques. None of them work and there has not been anyone who has actually changed their sexual orientation. Ever. People do not change their orientation, although many change their behaviors. I did it, so that I could conform to religious expectations. That’s all. But changing outward behaviors does not change who you are attracted to.