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NARTH and Family Watch International Debut New 'Ex-gay' Documentary - VIDEO

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Last month, two prominent "reparative therapy" groups, NARTH and Family Watch International, decided to put their discredited, half-witted minds together to create a documentary that would help explain their junk science in layman's terms.

In a statement on the release of the film, Family Watch International, which Right Wing Watch reports has ties to virulently anti-gay activism in Uganda, said that they produced the film to help "dispel the myths about homosexuality" that are pushed by "angry" and "intolerant" gay rights activists:

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.11.15 PM"...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."

RWW has also put together a short highlight reel from the film, "Understanding Same-Sex Attraction," which you can check out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. The reason we get angry is because there is no such thing as an Ex-Gay; Only a self loathing, in denial and re-closeted homosexual. NARTH IS FULL OF SH*T!

    Posted by: Robert M. | Dec 12, 2013 6:41:54 PM

  2. It all comes down to simply being brainwashing. And when the person is so self-hating, they want to be brainwashed, it will "work", except for the numerous examples of when it doesn't.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Dec 12, 2013 7:03:37 PM

  3. I wouldn't be particularly angry at these pathetic, self-loathing creatures -- it's their choice to live their lives in misery -- except that (a) this junk science is used to destroy families and encourage parents to subject their sons and daughters to psychological torture; (b) the "they can change if they want" myth is constantly repeated to oppose our full civil rights.

    The latter is the real reason hate groups keep trotting out these "very brave" men who won't even show their faces for fear that the big, bad Homosexual Activists are going to "jam" them -- whatever the f*ck that means.

    Brave, my *ss. Tell that to Harvey Milk.

    Posted by: DW | Dec 12, 2013 7:08:26 PM

  4. Tragic. These featured "ex-gay" clients are clearly suppressing their sexual orientation (whether that be homosexual or bisexual) and some are dealing with issues entirely unrelated to homosexuality (re: sexual abuse).

    However, the more deeply disturbing reality is that the damaging, toxic messages and junk science propagated by the homophobic con-artists at NAARTH are what drive LGBT people, young and old (particularly youth), to commit suicide.


    Posted by: Tim | Dec 12, 2013 7:19:05 PM

  5. On Sunday morning they scrub their faces clean, go to church and proclaim how str8 they are.

    But everyone knows that on Saturday night, after a few rounds at the bars that your ex-gay ass and that guy that looked cute at the time went home and he Nicolosi'd you till you couldn't Nicolosi anymore.

    Posted by: bkmn | Dec 12, 2013 7:22:29 PM

  6. One of my favorite Stephen Frye moments is when he interviewed Nicolosi and told him he looked very metrosexual. You could just see Nicolosi collapsing in on himself.

    Posted by: Rob Tisinai | Dec 12, 2013 8:44:18 PM

  7. That was a well-plotted piece of nonclaptrap that never made me want to retch.

    Posted by: Neroli | Dec 12, 2013 11:13:27 PM

  8. We could manage to be a little more open minded about the theories and BS these folks put out, if we didn't see their success stories ALWAYS ending up in gay bars, craigslist ads, or a mugshot for being arrested in a tea room or wooded area.

    I am willing to allow that it's possible for the rare individual to get a wire crossed and believe himself to be gay when in reality he is straight. We all saw how that might work on Queer As Folk with the hustler.

    Which brings us to the final observation which is that almost without exception the "success stories" of NARTH and Exodus are individuals who were the most fvcked up homosexuals you ever met. The poster boy in the 1990's was a drag prostitute and drug abuser. ALmost all of them are drunks. So if you are going to be a big old mess does it really matter if you are a dysfunctional gay man or a dysfunctional straight man?

    On a side note, what self respecting straight woman would want to make an emotional investment in a guy she knows is gay?

    Posted by: Enchantra | Dec 13, 2013 12:53:06 AM

  9. So why doesn't it work? They can say whatever they want, but all of our current evidence shows you cannot change someone's sexual orientation. So who cares if aliens came down and sprinkled people with dust from Neptune that turned people gay. The question is, are people happy? And if they can't change, how can you make people happy with who they are?

    I used to be so concerned with the "WHY?" question. Why am I gay? That was back when I was very religious and I figured if I could figure out why, I could somehow change it. But now I don't care why. I don't care if it's genetic, from life experiences, from (pick anything). The point is, I love being gay. I love being with men. And since no one -- especially these yahoos -- has been able to change anyone's sexual orientation with any success, why fight it?

    Besides, all of their theories really crumble when held up to the light. I'd be more interested in their thoughts if they didn't have such an agenda. I'm always open to whatever science discovers -- even if it makes me uncomfortable. These people aren't operating in the realm of legitimate science. They have an end goal and search for evidence to support it. That's not science -- that's quackery... and that's dangerous.

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 13, 2013 3:47:36 AM

  10. I just don't understand the term ex-gay. You are straight, gay, bisexual or something in between, but i don't understand something that defines for what you are not.

    Havins gay sexual experiences don't make you gay, the same way having heterosexual experiences don't make you straight, so i don't understand that need of define yourself for something you claim not to be.
    And act like if you are a discriminated minority is absurd, if what you claim it's true, you are straight, exactly like most people.

    Posted by: jjose712 | Dec 13, 2013 5:38:13 AM

  11. They seem to have posted the whole short film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJhyzqdzpnM

    (I didn't watch it)

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 13, 2013 6:02:38 AM

  12. is he one of those ex-gay therapists who ex-gays you with touching and long hugs?

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Dec 13, 2013 6:17:21 AM

  13. It's tough not to be angry when you see total BS being peddled to innocent people, which ultimately ruins their lives. Right, how dare we be indignant?

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 13, 2013 8:52:26 AM

  14. They basically recycle pet psych theories from the fifties (a high point in psychiatry to be sure) that were debunked in the seventies and eighties after a lot of statistical research. The problem was that the debunking research was never popularized and so the public hears only about the old ideas. This also happens with Freud, and w/ Kinsey. Freud's been disproved, Kinsey's been disproved, a lot of arm chair theories have been disproved.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 13, 2013 12:51:42 PM

  15. EX gay - all they do with threats of hellfire, mental torture eg 32 hours of continuous sermons, prob more or less gone by electro shock burings and depositing people into bathtubes filled with ice cubes etc is to drive them into a total sense of self hate - and then twist the self hatred out upon others.

    Much of this is coming to an end for licensed therapists but how do we crush the so called church free speech on this issue.

    Another example that freedom of religion can be a curse on humanity.

    Posted by: billy wingartenson | Dec 14, 2013 1:07:06 AM

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