Feed up with bigots saying “homosexuals choose to be gay”? Nauseated by fundamental Christians saying, “homosexuals can be changed with God’s Grace.” Well, Exodus the leading Christian Ministry dedicated to changing gays admitted its failure. The leader and his wife shut down the Ministry admitting that in twenty years, they did not succeed in changing one individual.
Here are world experts who state that: 1) homosexuality is not a disease or disorder or mental illness 2) Sexual orientation in homosexuals CANNOT be changed. Use it for your information.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
They said this in their position statement: “The Royal College of Psychiatrists believes strongly in evidence-based treatment. There is no sound scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Furthermore, so-called treatments of homosexuality create a setting in which prejudice and discrimination flourish.”
“Royal College of Psychiatrists wishes to clarify that homosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder. There is now a large body of research evidence that indicates that being gay, lesbian or bisexual is compatible with normal mental health and social adjustment. However, the experiences of discrimination in society and possible rejection by friends, families and others, such as employers, means that some lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience a greater than expected prevalence of mental health and substance misuse problems.“ http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/RCPsychposstatementsexorientation.pdf
Indian Psychiatric Society
In their editorial they mentioned: “The argument that homosexuality is a stable phenomenon is based on the consistency of same-sex attractions, the failure of attempts to change and the lack of success with treatments to alter orientation.“ http://orinam.net/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IndianJPsychiatry5411-3939187_105631.pdf http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339212/
“Research also demonstrated that people with homosexual orientation did not have objective psychological dysfunction or impairments in judgement, stability and vocational capabilities. Psychiatric, psychoanalytic, medical and mental health professionals now consider homosexuality as a normal variation of human sexuality.” http://orinam.net/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IndianJPsychiatry5411-3939187_105631.pdf
American Medical Association
The AMA in its policy statement on Health Care Needs of Gay Men and Lesbians in the United States reads: “most of the emotional disturbance experienced by gay men and lesbians around their sexual identity is not based on physiological causes but rather is due more to a sense of alienation in an non-accepting environment. For this reason, aversion therapy (a behavioral or medical intervention which pairs unwanted behavior, in this case, homosexual behavior, with unpleasant sensations or aversion consequences) is no longer recommended for gay men and lesbians. Through psychotherapy, gay men and lesbians can become comfortable with their sexual orientation and understand the societal response to it.“
Also they wrote: “Our AMA opposes, the use of “reparative” or “conversion” therapy that is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his/her homosexual orientation.“ http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/glbt-advisory-committee/ama-policy-regarding-sexual-orientation.page