Change Is Possible for Gays, Says Psychologist
APA Admits Homosexuality Also Due to Environmental Factors zenit.org/article-26183?l=english
On the Net:
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality Web site: www.narth.com
Cardinal Ratzinger’s Letter: vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19861001_homosexual-persons_en.html
By Genevieve Pollock
ENCINO, California, JUNE 15, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A Catholic psychologist who specializes in reparative therapy with homosexuals says it’s possible for those with same-sex attractions to change, despite agenda-driven ideologies that state the opposite.
Joseph Nicolosi, founder and director of the Thomas Aquinas Psychological Clinic in Encino, spoke with ZENIT about his experience as a clinical psychologist and the former president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH).
NARTH, a “scientific, non-religious and non-political” organization, recently put out an article about the little known revision of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) statement on homosexuality, which was highlighted last month in a WorldNetDaily article titled “Gay Gene Claim Suddenly Vanishes.”
Nicolosi explained that NARTH has been actively working on a research project compiling scientific data to dispute the APA’s claim on homosexuality, targeting three unscientific assumptions that form the basis of their policy.
He stated that these erroneous assumptions are: “Psychotherapy does not change homosexuality, trying to change the homosexual person will harm him, and there is no greater pathology in homosexual persons than in heterosexual persons.”