conversion therapy is a bogus form of medical treatment that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight through counseling, prayer, hormonal treatment, electroshock therapy and other bizarre and horrific methods.
The therapy is banned in California, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon and theDistrict of Columbia, and has been criticized by a number of major health organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and nearly a dozen others.
The folks over at BuzzFeed have flipped the script by having straight people undergo the same sort of counseling that has been inflected upon gay people for decades.
ABC News’ “20/20″ Friday night will report on anti-gay so-called conversion therapy camps run by pastors and preachers who use “the Bible and sometimes the belt” to try to change children from being homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. Despite the practice being emotionally damaging and dangerous, despite being opposed by every major medical organization in [...]