Ex-Gay Goes Ex-Ex – One of the main subjects of the Ex-Gay DVD I Do Exist has presumably returned to the gay life, providing more evidence that the reversibility of homosexuality may be a fundamentalist’s pipe dream. The publisher, Christian gay-recovery therapist Dr. Throckmorton has announced he is retiring the DVD in February.
- Bisexual Marriage – In a thought-provoking article, progressive site Talk to Action discusses a new anti-gay marriage approach from the right – saying that if you want to push for equal marriage rights for gays, you should for bi-sexuals also. But this might force you to support triangle marriages (three people).
My comments on these two articles are as follows:
- Ex-Ex-Gay: Recidivism (is that the right word, or is that just applied to criminal behavior? What is the recovery term for this?) is a persistent issue with gay "recovery" therapy. People do all they can to become non-gay, find out it is difficult if not impossible, and decide to stay homosexual. This can only mean one of three things:
- You can’t change sexual preference because it is hard wired
- It is difficult to change sexual preference because it is rooted in deep psychological issues, and like other recovery programs, you can expect only limited success
- The therapy that we are using today is still missing essential components, like medication or better therapy methods
- Bisexual Marriage: This argument is interesting because it provides a seque to group marriage and polygamy. Is this the slippery slope that conservatives have warned about? It looks like it.