The pro-gay site Washington Blade has a well balanced article (well, it is a little to the left) on Spitzer’s book Ex-gay Research. We’ve also mentioned it here once before.
As provocative as the study was, what made it even more explosive was the history of its author, Drescher says.
"If anybody else would’ve done this study, it wouldn’t have ever been an issue," Drescher says. "But the Religious Right and people who market these types of therapy are exploiting Spitzer’s status and history."
IN THE EARLY 1970s, Spitzer became the "ring leader" of an effort to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s roster of mental disorders, a listing many critics of gay rights employed to justify deeming gay people sick or diseased.