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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 13:06:44 -0800
-by Hilary White.

ENCINO, California, December 4, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 
Debbie Thurman was shocked when she was told by homosexual 
activists that, as she defined herself as a former sufferer of same-
sex attraction disorder, she could not possibly exist. In a very 
personal self-disclosure, Thurman has written urging the 
American Psychiatric Association (APA) not to carry out its threat 
to ban therapy intended to correct the underlying psychological
causes of homosexuality. 

Thurman writes that "gay activists" tried to deny her own 
experience of having overcome same-sex attraction, so entrenched 
is the doctrine of "sexual orientation" as an indelible characteristic. 

Research and anecdotal evidence provided by people who have 
themselves overcome the condition have shown clear indications 
that homosexuality, or same-sex attraction disorder (SSA), is 
connected to a quantifiable set of circumstances. Children from 
"broken homes" where the parents are divorced or separated and 
where one or both parents are not present; children who were 
sexually abused; and children who are temperamentally sensitive 
are more likely to suffer same-sex attraction disorder and the 
many psychological disorders associated with it, like depression.

"I raise my hand to all of the above." Thurman wrote, supporting 
the work of some psychotherapists in helping homosexuals 
overcome the disorder.

Debbie Thurman, the author of the book "From Depression to 
Wholeness: The Anatomy of Healing", is a Christian minister with 
Sheer Faith Ministries and is a family mental health advocate...

"In order for gay activists to disparage the very possibility of 
change in one's sexual orientation," she wrote on the website of 
the National Association for Research and Therapy of 
Homosexuality (NARTH), "and convince the mental health 
establishment to do the same, they generally must engage in the 
predictable ploy of ad hominem attacks on ex-gays."

She fears that therapists and other professionals helping 
homosexuals overcome SSA  will be forced out of the APA 
because of the organization's dedication to legitimizing homosexuality. 

"If the APA decides to ban such therapy," she writes, "not only 
will it disregard empirical evidence, but it will also close itself off to
recognition of the fourth realm (in addition to the bio-psycho-social)
where change has been shown to be especially effective -- the 
spiritual." Such an omission, she said, "would, most assuredly, 
'do harm'."

Despite substantial protest from many therapists, the APA 
removed homosexuality from its diagnostic list of mental disorders 
in 1973. The homosexual activist doctrine about the substantial 
association of homosexuality with depression and drug abuse is 
the result of tensions experienced from society's "homophobia".

Some have accused the APA of having reduced itself from an 
organization dedicated to objectivity and empirical science to 
being a tool of the homosexual political lobby. In 2003 the APA 
discussed the possible removal of paedophilia from the psychiatric 
manual of mental disorders and this year  made a statement 
supporting "gay marriage". 

In July this year, in the face of the threat by the APA to disallow
"reparative therapy" for homosexuals, a group of religious leaders 
and professionals urged the organization to guard against 
discrimination against clients' religious beliefs, including those 
that hold homosexual activity to be sinful and damaging.

Homosexuality is widely associated with elevated levels of 
psychological disturbance and self-harm including suicide, 
depression, eating disorders, antisocial personality disorder and 
substance abuse. The homosexual activist community claims 
that such problems are exclusively the result of a "homophobic" 
culture and the social stigma attached to "gay lifestyles". Despite 
the wide and growing acceptance of homosexual "lifestyles",
however, such problems have not been reduced among the self-
identified homosexual population. 

~Full Article: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/dec/07120407.html