So Much For That: Gay Conversions Don't Work

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The APA says attempts to convert homosexuals aren't effective and may hurt people.

Remember a while back when the crazy church in Connecticut exorcised a gay demon from a teen, and then put a video on it online and was surprised when those in the general public weren't fans of the exorcism?

Well, apparently they need to read the latest research from the American Psychological Association. CNN reports the APA just released a massive 138-page report, which investigated 87 peer reviewed studies, and found that conversion therapy for gays and lesbians is not only ineffective, but also has potential to harm the individual. True Blood Is Anti-Gay?

Judith M. Glassglod, who headed up the research, said:

At most, certain studies suggested that some individuals learned how to ignore or not act on their homosexual attractions. Yet, these studies did not indicate for whom this was possible, how long it lasted or its long-term mental health effects. Also, this result was much less likely to be true for people who started out only attracted to people of the same sex.

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