The “Born Gay” Money-Money Making Fraud

Despite claims in the media that people are born gay, this is a myth perpetuated by left-wing organizations to make money. Another myth is that counseling away from same-sex attraction involves shock therapy. Yet six liberal states have outlawed life-changing therapy for homosexuals. Former homosexual and licensed therapist Chris Doyle, who is now married and the father of five, explains the stakes for America’s children.

Medical and Mental Health Professionals File Groundbreaking Joint Complaint Against Gay Activists with the Federal Trade Commission

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May 2, 2017

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Medical and Mental Health Professionals File Groundbreaking Joint Complaint Against Gay Activists with the Federal Trade Commission

Complaint to FTC Charges Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and National Center for Lesbian Rights of Engaging in Mass Fraud in Efforts to Ban Therapy

 WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, a major blow was delivered to three of the largest gay activist organizations in the United States, as the National Task Force for Therapy Equality, representing tens of thousands of licensed psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and physicians and over 1,000 clients and patients, filed a consumer fraud complaint on behalf of eight organizations with the Federal Trade Commission, charging the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and National Center for Lesbian Rights of committing mass deception and fraud in their efforts to ban counseling by licensed professionals for clients distressed with unwanted same-sex attractions and gender identity conflicts.

The report, titled: In Their Own Words—Lies, Deception, and Fraud: The Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Hate Campaign to Ban Psychotherapy for Individuals with Sexual and Gender Identity Conflicts, which can be accessed here (In Their Own Words – Lies, Deception, and Fraud – National Task Force Complaint to the Federal Trade Commission), was filed by the National Task Force on behalf of the American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Alliance for Adolescent Health, Family Watch International, Voice of the Voiceless, Center for Family and Human Rights, Jewish Institute for Global Awareness, and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity. These organizations represent over 20,000 licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and physicians and over 1,000 clients/patients experiencing sexual and gender identity conflicts.

Christopher Doyle, a licensed professional counselor, leader in the #TherapyEquality movement, and co-coordinator of the National Task Force for Therapy Equality, said the following of the complaint:

“The complaint our Task Force filed today with the FTC reveals just how deceptive these three organizations (SPLC, HRC, and NCLR) have been acting over the last five years in their ‘hate campaign’ against clients with sexual and gender identity conflicts. Not only have they published misleading and scientifically inaccurate statements on their websites, they have raised untold sums of money in the process from unsuspecting consumers and the general public,” said Doyle. “They have also supported witnesses, in some cases financially, that are guilty of lying and deceiving lawmakers with false stories of ‘therapy torture’ by electric shock and other aversive means. In the process, these organizations have complicity and implicitly committed mass fraud with these inaccurate claims and by refusing to correct distortions about the scientific research regarding therapy. They claim therapy for clients with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion is harmful and ineffective, but even the research conducted by their own liberal-friendly trade organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, contradict the statements they make on their websites, marketing campaigns, and testimony in front of law-making bodies.”

The complaint to the Federal Trade Commission accuses the three organizations of:

  • Engaging in deceptive and fraudulent marketing practices of the kind the FTC considers malicious, including those that “cause or are likely to cause substantial injury to consumers which is not reasonably avoidable by consumers themselves and not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition.”
  • Supporting witnesses on the state, federal, and international level who have delivered unverifiable and fraudulent testimony in front of law-making bodies in the effort to persuade legislative action to ban licensed psychotherapy.
  • Actively raising untold sums of money in the effort to ban psychotherapy by using deceptive and fraudulent practices.
  • Actively and knowingly distorting the scientific research to promote efforts to ban licensed psychotherapy for clients with sexual and gender identity conflicts.
  • Actively distorting the scientific research by promoting the “Born Gay” hoax (and raising untold sums of money), a notion that has been disproved and refuted by organizations such as the American Psychological Association.
  • Engaging in smear and defamatory attacks against licensed psychotherapists and faith-based ministries providing help and assistance to those who experience sexual and gender identity conflicts.
  • Using “opinion-based smears and innuendos” while engaging in political activities, as though they were being educational, while hiding behind their non-profit status to shield themselves from liability lawsuits.

The Task Force report, In Their Own Words—Lies, Deception, and Fraud, provides extensive documentation and evidence not only disproving the fraudulent testimony of gay activists trying to ban therapy, but also presents decades of scientific research that demonstrates sexual attraction and gender identity are not fixed or innate, but are fluid and commonly change, with and without therapeutic intervention.

“It’s shocking that these gay activists have actually been able to deceive six states and several cities with their pseudoscientific claims of ‘harm’ to ban psychotherapy. It just goes to show you, if you repeat a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it,” said Doyle. “From five years of fighting this war being waged by gay activists, we have documented conclusive and definitive proof that the SPLC, HRC, and NCLR are committing mass fraud, and the general public can now see it for themselves. It’s all documented in this report. We even have video footage of gay activists caught in the acts of lies and cover-ups in their effort to deceive lawmakers. We hope this report will prompt outrage from the general public and convince the Federal Trade Commission to finally put a stop to these harmful actions and legislation, and restore therapy rights to minors that desperately seek help.”

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 To interview Christopher Doylecontact Deborah Hamilton at Media@HamiltonStrategies.com or by phone at 703-371-8329.

The National Task Force for Therapy Equality is a coalition of licensed psychotherapists, psychiatrists, physicians, public policy organizations, and clients/patients from across the United States of America. Their purpose is to secure therapy equality for clients and patients that experience distress over unwanted same-sex attractions and gender identity conflicts.

Ex-gay Research by Dr. Robert Spitzer is ‘not’ Retracted

Misuse of Science

It is always entertaining when fringe Left-wing actors fall victim to their own theistic worship of the scientific method and its inherent perpetual self-correction. Not long ago, a medical research team published its findings associating a list of disease pathologies uniquely common to homosexual activity. Later, the reseach team published an angry letter protesting “right-wing misuse of their data to advance their arguments.” Oh, really ? People used scientifically proven facts to advance their arguments ? A tragic misuse of science to be sure…

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Long time sex behavior researcher Dr. Robert Spitzer was a leader in the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses in the 70’s. Of course, our understanding of the psychological and medical costs of homosexuality were still quite limited at that time. Spitzer argued that even though homosexuality may be an aberrant adaption, it was a harmless one not requiring treatment. Sadly, the 1980’s would follow bringing the AIDS pandemic that continues to disproportionately haunt homosexual conduct to this day. Heterosexual involvement would come later mostly due to tainted donated blood supplies, bi-sexual cross-infection and shared needle use. It remains exponentially less virulent among healthy heterosexuals nonetheless. Better research and education on the association of disease and homosexuality could have saved millions of lives not only on the subject of AIDS but many other diseases which have demonstrated a higher comorbidity among those engaging in same sex contact. To date, this of course remains a political correctness crime of the highest order – no matter how many lives it costs.

Spitzer found Homosexuality to be Harmless

While Dr. Spitzer found homosexuality to be harmless, he also worked to support the commonly accepted notion that while same-sex attraction had rooted motivations, these motivations could be therapeutically treated to address and correct the desires. This kept hope alive for many who had unwanted same-sex attraction but were unable to change without assistance. In October of 2003, Spitzer published a study to prove his point.[1] Instead of inspiring an exciting intellectual foray into neuro-science and therapeutic psychology, the paper sparked outrage by the well-entrenched LGBT activist community who did not want anyone to know that change, even for those who thought it impossible, was possible. It could incur individual pressure on them to change when they had no desire to do so. The LGBT juggernaut, in full motion by 2003, brought every pressure to bear on Spitzer and anyone having anything to do with his study. Sadly, Spitzer would fall victim to Parkinson’s Disease and begin suffering the deleterious effects throughout the following years. After suffering years of scorn, the aging and sick researcher expressed his sorrow that the study seemed to have caused more harm than good, and that he wished he could retract his interpretation of the data. His comment spread like wildfire through LGBT advocacy channels and the supportive mainstream media as a retraction of his study. However, the study was not and is not retracted.

To investigate why this was so, pro-homosexual advocate Alice Dreger, of the leftist periodical Psychology Today, contacted the editor of the peer-review journal ‘Archives of Sexual Behavior’ where Spitzer’s study was published[2] In her article she elaborates a conversation with journal editor Ken Zucker who expressed a willingness to publish any statement by Dr. Spitzer regarding his study but a refusal to retract the study itself due to the fact that the study results remain valid and unimpugned. In response to Dr. Spitzer bemoaning privately that he wished he could retract his interpretation of the data, Zucker responded aptly,

“I said, ‘I’m not sure what you want to retract, Bob. You didn’t falsify the data. You didn’t commit egregious statistical errors in analyzing the data. You didn’t make up the data.”

Personal regrets are no basis to retract a scientific study

Presently, two things have not happened. Spitzer’s study has failed to be impugned or disproven. It remains a highly cited publication. And secondly, Spitzer never did request a formal retraction of his personal interpretation of the data. And so as it stands, Spitzer’s study results remain concurrent with like studies, media reports of the Spitzer study being retracted are simply false and both hope and successful treatment for those with unwanted same-sex attractions continues.

Dr. Robert Spitzer died in December of 2015. It may only be that his formal retraction of his personal views on the data is still making its way through the mail.  In April 2012, scientific journal monitor Retraction Watch noted supportively that the study would not be retracted because the personal regrets of the author that the LGBT community did not like the results was no basis on which to retract a scientific study.

[1] Spitzer, R.L. Arch SexBehav (2003)32:403.doi:10.1023/A:1025647527010
[2] How to Ex an “Ex-Gay” Study, 4/12/12, ‘Psychology Today’