UPDATE! NARTH calls on another expert to say, “Gays can change.” (video)

Dr. Nicholas Cummings, Former APA President (1979-1980)

Blog master’s note:
I find the below information very disconcerting by NARTH. Dr. Robert Spitzer, in a previous post, specifically called out NARTH and other anti/ex-gay agenda groups to stop using his invalid research results regarding “gays can change.” Since that time, NARTH has attempted to find a replacement for Dr. Spitzer with a former APA president, Nicholas Cummings, to revive their cause.

“Unbiased, Open Research [on Homosexuality] Was Never Done,” Says Former A.P.A. President in Interview with NARTH.

Adapted from: lifesitenews.com

BY MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN, Mon Jun 04, 2012 18:39 EST

It’s a difficult therapy, and it’s not huge in terms of numbers, but yes we have seen success, and this is why the stance that ‘you can never change’—Ronald Reagan said ‘never say never’—it’s absurd. All you have to do is find one exception and it knocks down the ‘never.’ But yes, I’ve experienced more than one exception,” said Cummings. Admittedly we had failures. The recidivism along the way with some would be intense, but we experience the same thing with treating substance abuse and alcoholism. Falling off the wagon is part of the treatment.

Although Spitzer recently repudiated his study, which was published in the peer-reviewed Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2002, after years of pressure from homosexual activists, Cummings has never retracted his endorsement of the view that homosexuals can sometimes change.

June 1, 2012
Dr. Robert Spitzer’s message to groups pushing the ex-gay and anti-gay agenda:

Dr. Robert Spitzer (Photo credit: seattlelesbian.com)

I’m curious as to whether they have said anything or how they live with the fact that the one study that they’ve always been citing, has now been taken away from them. I would think that’s a pretty rough place to be in. The people that are pushing the ex-gay idea, are so full of hatred for homosexuality really, that I don’t think that they can respond in an ethical way.

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