NARTH Rebrands But Is Still The Same Old Ex-Gay Group Peddling Harmful Junk Science: VIDEO

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For the past two decades, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) has been the "professional face" of the ex-gay industry – billing itself as a secular therapy group for individuals wanting to 'overcome' same-sex attraction. In reality, however, the group has really just been a way to wrap up anti-gay hate speech in medical language in an effort make conversion therapy more credible.  

With states like California and New Jersey passing laws banning ex-gay therapy, however, the group is attempting to repackage its discredited 'research' in the form of the newly launched Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity to better "meet the needs of a new generation." 

Writes NARTH:

NARTH-AllianceIn order to respond to these important developments more clearly in our mission, the NARTH board voted in January of this year to create a new organization, titled Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (ATCSI). NARTH will remain and function within ATCSI as a separate Institute that will continue to focus on matters pertaining to the psychological care of clients with unwanted same-sex attractions and behaviors. Nothing in our mission changes, but we anticipate that our outreach will be significantly expanded.

The group also released a creepy/weird/hilariously awful video introducing the new organization, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP

Said Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Bensen:

"NARTH can put lipstick on this new pig, but it’s the same old swine peddling junk science to desperate and vulnerable people. This cynical rebranding effort is an attempt to mask NARTH’s past failures, history of consumer fraud, and shredded reputation. We urge mental health professionals not to be fooled by NARTH’s new facelift.

Last week, the National Center for Lesbian Rights released a letter from nine prominent 'ex-gay' activists apologizing for their work in the industry. 

 

Comments

  1. Bill says

    It is HILARIOUS that this ‘news’ was brought to us by Miss Sugar Tits.

    KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE, PEOPLE!!!!

  2. Hey Darlin' says

    Aside from the astute job they did understanding what “catches the eye” of the average human gay man, most will notice the serpent shaped irises of the speaker right away. Is the tongue forked as well?

  3. Marc says

    Apparently they aren’t secure enough in themselves and their “changed” orientation to hear news from a man yet. And if they can’t even look at a man, much less a handsome one, what hope does anyone else have of turning straight? Fail.

  4. Billysees says

    There’s big bucks in this ex-gay stuff, and that’s the only reason they exist.

    They could care less about someones sexual attraction.