Hope and Change? Not for Gays

Blake Smith, 58, of Bakersfield, California, is an ex-gay.  In a New York Times article in late 2012, he said that for most of his life, "every inch of my body craved male sexual contact." However, after Smith entered into reparative counseling, including weekend retreats called "People Can Change" and "Journey into Manhood," he said his "homosexual feelings have nearly vanished." At that point, married for eight years, he said, "In my 50s, for the first time, I can look at a woman and say, 'She's really hot!'" The internet is replete with testimonials like Smith's, at websites such as NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality), PeopleCanChange, Liberty Counseling and Recovery, and JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality). As to the last-mentioned, followers of American Thinker read here last week that tiny JONAH is being sued by a big, fat, rich whale, the Southern Poverty Law Center, for "consumer fraud." The bullies at the...(Read Full Article)