Right Wing Watch has the scoop on a new documentary released by NARTH and Family Watch International, a World Congress of Families-affiliated group which supports the criminalization of homosexuality:
Family Watch International – a group affiliated with the World Congress of Families that supports the criminalization of homosexuality abroad and retains Uganda anti-gay crusader Martin Ssempa as a “volunteer” staff member – teamed up last month with leaders of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) to produce the half-hour documentary, “Understanding Same-Sex Attraction.”
In the film, NARTH psychologists and self-proclaimed “ex-gays” – some of them with their faces blurred out for privacy – push any number of anti-gay myths, including that homosexuality is caused by sexual abuse, absent fathers, and overbearing mothers.
Of course, nothing Joseph Nicolosi or any of the others has to say is based on any sort of real science. It’s a wholly make-believe orthodoxy meant to prop up their bigoted beliefs about gay people. Here is a highlight reel for you to enjoy:
In a statement in support of the documentary, Family Watch International perpetuates the silly notion that “ex-gays” are somehow discriminated against in our society. As we’ve always said, if they’re truly “ex-gay,” then that would make them straight, which means they’re protected by law from discrimination based on their sexual orientation:
In pursuing this strategy it is common for homosexual activists to get angry, attack and harass people who claim they have changed. They engage in what they call “jamming” by harassing and discrediting anyone who claims they have changed in order to squelch their message. This is why two of the men in our documentary felt they needed to hide their identity. All of these men are very brave to tell their story. It is beyond ironic that homosexual activists who demand tolerance and acceptance of their lifestyle choice are so intolerant of the right of those with unwanted same-sex attraction to choose a different lifestyle.
We at Family Watch will continue to work to dispel the myths about homosexuality and help people better understand this important issue.
Because we care and are concerned about those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction, and want to preserve hope for those who seek help. We are also completely committed to defending the family and family values from any attack, no matter its source or nature.
Fundamentalists really do have the market cornered on professional victimhood.
To learn what science actually says about sexual orientation and gender identity, check out LGBTScience.org.