In 2012 the Dutch minister of Health, Edith Schippers, ended the financing of psychotherapeutic counseling for persons seeking help for unwanted same-sex attractions. She had been been approached by a Dutch gay-lib organization. “Homosexuality is not a mental disorder, therefore it does not warrant treatment. It is totally normal”, Schippers declared in parliament. This stance, however, raises some serious questions. Does homosexuality really give just as few problems as heterosexuality does? Is it merely a coincidentally occurring phenomenon? Are there no inherent worries and profound concerns about the emotional, psychological, social and perhaps for some, even spiritual health of the individual? And is the term “mental disorder” the be-all-and-end-all of psychotherapeutic help? In this article, we investigate psychotherapy, and address the political implications of our findings. Continue reading The Gay Related Complex, part 1 of 2.
In the New Mexico legislative counsel in 2017, therapist David Pickup spoke up. The LGBT lobby in the USA, led by the extremely wealthy radical gay-feminist law firm NLCR from California, is trying to outlaw (SB121) all forms of professional counselling of youngsters who have questions about their homo-erotic desires. They only endorse counselling by homosexual activists who insist youngsters adopt the gay label from an early age as possible, preferably age 10. David confronted them with the facts. Continue reading David Pickup speaks up against bans on therapeutic counselling of Questioning Youths
In his recent update on his book on “Attachment Loss”, the late Dr. Joseph Nicolosi wrote about the recent scientific discoveries and research into the subject of homosexuality. Only weeks prior to his untimely death this month, he published a new edition of his wonderful guide for therapists: “Attachment Loss”. Let us take a look at some of his writings: Continue reading Gay Identity as Fashionable
I was watching a Dutch television program last night. We see two young Dutch gay men in Disneyland, Paris, who had decided to adopt the gay label, as they lament the fact that they cannot conceive children and lead a normal straight life. The program is all about this misfortune of theirs. They are encouraged to go for adoption. The remarks they made in the first two minutes of the program are worth looking into, because it explains the difference between the approach of Gay Affirmative Therapy and Reparative Therapy. Continue reading The problem with ‘coming out gay’
In the Huffington Post edition of March 2nd 2017, Michael Hobbes has written an extensive article about the abundant loneliness of the current gay lifestyle. He describes the psychiatric problems to be found in the gay community, and which do not diminish in spite of so-called social progress enforced by pressure groups. A must-read article for all who want to know whether the radical gay-lib movement is on the right path. Continue reading Huffington Post: “The epidemic of gay loneliness”
A recent Gallup poll, published in January 2017, in which the number of people in 2016 identifying as LGBT was compared to previous years, has shown a remarkable and unaccountable RISE for the number of people who said in a telephone interview that they identify as LGBT. Stark differences in the increase were found depending on the generation, date of birth, racial or ethnic background, level of education and social class level. The number of people identifying as gay is not stable in any way, and is changing in a very short span of time, according to Gallup. The conclusion must be that a genetic theory of “being born that way” is not consistent with these Gallup poll outcomes. Continue reading Final bell tolls for the “Born That Way” theory after new Gallup poll
According to a press statement, the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (ATCSI) has decided to update the terminology of therapy in order that the new terminology be more in line with current scientific insights. Phrases from the previous century like the old-fashioned phrase “conversion therapy” no longer reflect the goals and possibilities of modern licensed secular psychotherapy. The Alliance Board settled upon the name ”Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy” (the acronym of which is SAFE-T), as stated in their latest press announcement. Continue reading Alliance for Therapeutic Choice modernizes therapy terminology