fr "Honest AbeL:
>Good news, Dr Spitzers says therapy can cure your homosexuality. I wish you the best of luck<
Read this, about your buddy spitzer:
Reparative therapy & transformational ministries
An analysis of Dr. Spitzer's 2001 study about
whether adults can change sexual orientation
The APA was the first major mental-health agency to do so. All but a small professional group -- NARTH -- followed their lead.
He conducted a number of telephone interviews with specially selected "ex-gays." These were adults who entered counseling with a bisexuals or homosexual orientation and who claim to have changed their sexual behavior as a result of reparative therapy or the activities of transformational ministries. He became convinced that some of these subjects had actually changed their sexual orientation.
Dr. Spitzer reported 66% of the males and 44% of the females had arrived at "good heterosexual functioning."
The study is deeply flawed:
Perhaps its main deficiency was that the persons studied were not a representative sample of persons with a homosexual or bisexual orientation. Many were directly involved in a leadership role in transformational ministries. Most of the subjects were carefully selected as "success stories" from a very large number of clients -- perhaps numbering in the tens or hundreds of thousands -- who had failed to change their orientation even after many years of sincere effort. Thus an average 55% change in behavior for the test subjects could easily imply a 1% or lower change in behavior for a random sampling of persons with a homosexual or bisexual orientation.
Another deficiency is that Dr. Spitzer does not recognize bisexuality as a valid sexual orientation. Thus he would consider a person with a bisexual orientation who was involved in same-sex behavior to be a homosexual. If that person simply decided to confine relationships to the opposite-sex, he would conclude that they had changed their orientation to heterosexual. We suspect that all or almost all of the subjects of this study would fit into this description.<
In short, glbt's are "hardwired" that way. I am happy with my loving WIFE and our two cats, and YOU need to get a life.