Voice of the Voiceless Demands Apology for Ex-Gay Defamation
Washington, DC – On April 1, 2013 Dr. Phil aired a show titled: “Shocking Mom Revelations.” As a part of this episode, Dr. Phil interviewed a mother whose daughter identified as a lesbian. During the episode, the mother shared about her disapproval of her daughter’s “lifestyle choice” and expressed a desire for her daughter to get help. While we do not condone this mother’s belief that homosexuality is simply a “choice” per se, science has recognized, through 100 years of peer-reviewed research, that homosexuality is in fact fluid for some individuals.
There is an abundance of scientific peer-reviewed research that shows homosexuality is not an enduring and immutable characteristic, thus proving the very statement that Dr. Phil said at the end of the episode: “I don’t believe there is any such thing as an ‘ex-gay’” as categorically false, unscientific, and defamatory to the thousands of former homosexuals, persons with unwanted same-sex attractions, and their families.
After weeks of attempting to speak with the show’s producers, legal representatives, and media relations spokesperson, all we received was the following statement: “Thank you for sharing your opinions with us. Dr. Phil and his producers stand by the statements he made on this show.”
This “response” is a slap in the face to the tens of thousands of former homosexuals, persons with unwanted same-sex attraction, and their families. Further, Dr. Phil’s complete lack of respect for this mother’s Christian values is defamatory towards the entire faith-based community who hold to traditional Biblical beliefs regarding homosexual behavior.
Join us in signing this online petition to demand that Dr. Phil apologize to the ex-gay community, set the record straight on the etiology of homosexuality, and invite former homosexuals, persons with unwanted SSA, and their families, on his show so that America can learn just how marginalized our community is!
To see more and sign the petition, visit: http://www.comingoutloved.com/drphilpetition
Christopher Doyle, M.A. is the Co-Founder and Acting Director of Voice of the Voiceless. For more information, visit www.Voiceofthevoiceless.info