Hate Group Family Research Council Exploits Robin Williams’ Suicide To Promote ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

With a shameless lack of compassion, anti-gay hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has used the death of Robin Williams to promote “ex-gay” therapy

Peter sprigg

With a shameless lack of compassion, anti-gay hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has used the death of Robin Williams to promote “ex-gay” therapy, reports On Top Magazine.

In a blog post published on Monday, Peter Sprigg, FRC’s senior fellow for policy studies, compared Williams' struggles with addiction and depression to people struggling with their sexual orientation.  

Comparing “ex-gay” therapy with addiction rehab, Sprigg asks why “socially liberal political activists” are not also trying to ban both:

“I ask the question because such activists are trying to ban a form of mental health treatment – not drug and alcohol rehabilitation, but 'sexual orientation change efforts' (SOCE), also known as 'sexual reorientation therapy.' Such therapy involves assisting people with unwanted same-sex attractions to overcome them.

“Whatever the motivation [for “ex-gay” therapy], there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help – much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980’s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, in the form of 'sexual reorientation therapy' – much like when Williams entered a formal alcohol rehab program in 2006. Whether simply through personal development, religious counseling, or with the help of a licensed or unlicensed counselor, thousands (if not millions) of people have experienced significant changes in one or more of the elements of their sexual orientation (attractions, behavior, or self-identification).”

Back in July, Sprigg said that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act represents a "direct assault on moral values," and is actually just an effort to legislate the "immorality of those who accept homosexual conduct."


  1. Kit says

    Sexuality is part of an identity. Alcoholism is a disease. So is depression. Why is that so hard for these cretins to understand? Oh, right, they’re cretins…

  2. gr8guyca says

    You know who would be most offended by these comments?

    Robin Williams.

    He was a great friend and ally of the LGBT community. So, he would be furious that his name was being attached in any way to these odious people.

  3. UFFDA says

    So, hey, asshat, give this a try, just “walk away” from your heterosexual lifestyle. Here’s what will happen: you’ll walk right back. Get the idea?

    Oh right, but you’re doing what God wants. And that would be the same God that recommends stoning wife and children for talking back to their father/husband.
    Go to hell.

  4. JackFknTwist says

    @ ERIC A :

    That is exactly the question on my mind.
    Who are the scum funding the Family Research Council ?

    And is the FRC benefiting from tax exempt status.
    The IRS need to examine this gang of molesters.

  5. JJ says

    “unwanted same-sex attractions”

    The only reason these attractions are unwanted is because these people are suffering abuse and rejection or the threat of abuse and rejection from ignorant and bigoted loved ones, caretakers, and authority figures. The “cure” for this is to treat the abuse, not to pile on more abuse from another authority figure posing as a counselor. That means curing those loved ones of their ignorance and bigotry, where possible, or helping their victim escape the abusive environment.

  6. Jacques says

    “thousands (if not millions)”??? You would think they could produce more than a handful of hardly believable success stores then.

    p.s. Note to Peter: Clearly God’s plan for you was to be bald and gray haired. You’re not fooling Her or anyone else.

  7. Bernie says

    I am a mental health professional who happens to work in an inpatient rehab unit so I knoweth what I speak!! It is incomprehensible that this so called family values group would disrespect and besmirch Robin Williams and his family and loved ones to promote their idioticy!!! If this doesn’t prove that this group is NOT family values oriented, I don’t know what is….I can barely write this as I am shaking with anger and near tears that a Christian group would demean someone who killed themselves to self-promote their f….d up agenda………and in legitimate rehabs, the treatment is based on evidence based studies, which is real science and peer reviewed studies, not quack studies like Regnerus, which was funded and signed off on by the right wing to meet its agenda and this is NOT science……as you can see and read, I am boiling mad!! and don’t even get me going about being ex-gay………..there is NO such thing and again, to bring up the serious and sad death of a beloved man is unconscionable……

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