Originally Posted by bnmoore
That which is not broken does not require or need repair. The very idea of reparative therapy is insulting to the sane. People of any sexual orientation don't generally react well when insulted. Or at least not immediately.
Breaking science into idealism and materialism still holds up. Both seem to be about the repetition of results. It's reciprocal inspiration.
Religions, Faiths, and Belief Systems are all opinions or theories about the nature of "God". How can "God" be observed from the outside? If what I hear is true there isn't one to observe from.
An individual who was sexually molested by the same-sex in his childhood and long for the same experience through other men as he grew older, and eventually doesn't want his desires anymore deserves therapy if he wants it. Something horrific was done to him and and he became psychologically damaged. So I believe he has every right to get counseling. And I'm not saying that this person is homosexual solely because he has sexual desires for men. He could have been originally heterosexual and someone came along and messed up his mind. Thus anyone who has a "rape experience' deserves help. Why should he have to force himself to embrace feelings that were not originally there but was a result of sexual abuse. However the story is different for someone who began as homosexual, undergoing reperative therapy would be unnatural and psychologically damaging for him or her.