Jeremy at Good As You Has come across a disturbing discovery:
In a new post to their blog, the Ruth Institute, an official National Organization for Marriage affiliate, is lending credence to the “ex-gay” advocacy of one Dr. Phillip Sutton, who is himself an affiliate of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) and who is also editor of NARTH’s so-called Journal of Human Sexuality, a self-published document they’ve been trying to push out as a credible scientific journal]. Here’s the kind of “change” mentality that NOM’s Ruth Institute is working to cultivate among their supposedly civil-marriage-focused flock.
This is why it is important to oppose the “ex-gay” industry. It has little to do with “changing” anyone’s sexual orientation and a lot to do with tricking people into believing homosexuality is a casual choice. Once fooled, these voters are significantly more likely to vote anti-gay. Given this reality, it is no surprise that NOM is jumping on the failed “ex-gay” bandwagon.