Richard Cohen, the oddball therapist who was expelled from the American Counseling Association for life, now fancies himself a movie critic. Today, the avaricious snake-oil salesman sent out a press release titled, “Prayers for Bobby on Lifetime Presents half-Truth.”
Like a cheap infomercial, Cohen goes on to promote his silly products and continues to use his family – including his Moonie wife – in photos, as if they are mere props. Talk about moral turpitude and disrespect for the family!
The message of “Prayers for Bobby” was clear: Acceptance of GLBT youth by families saves lives.
This view was backed by a new study by Caitlin Ryan in this month’s edition of, “Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.” Among other findings, the study showed that teens who experienced negative feedback were more than eight times as likely to have attempted suicide, nearly six times as vulnerable to severe depression and more than three times at risk of drug use.
But, somehow the health of GLBT youths and modern science is irrelevant if it conflicts with Cohen’s religious dogma and bizarre, fringe psychological theories. Indeed, Cohen’s answer is having Bobby, if he were alive, pay him good money to bang a tennis racket against a pillow. Um, yeah, that would have saved him.
In my view, Cohen is a greedy, opportunistic shyster who will capitalize on any tragedy to make a quick buck. Has this man no shame?