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Archbishop’s Efforts for “Ex-Gay” Therapy Likely Exempted from State Ban on Torturous Practice

Efforts by Colorado's top Church leader to implement "ex-gay" therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools. Read More

Archbishop Endorses Reparative Therapy, Speaker Who Says Being Gay is “Popular Myth”

The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses "ex-gay" therapy, praising efforts by the program's founder who has said that "Satan delights in homosexual perversion." Read More

Scotland Diocese Defends Links to “Ex-Gay” Therapy Resources on Website

Church officials in Scotland are defending the posting of "ex-gay" therapy resources on a diocesan website, raising anew many Catholic leaders' problematic and ambiguous stance to this horrible practice. Read More

Reviewers Highlight Lessons for Catholics in New Conversion Therapy Film, “Boy Erased”

"Boy Erased" about a teen's experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is "one of the most important films you will see this year," wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film's connections to Catholic theology. Read More

Vatican Clarifies Pope Francis’ Remark About Psychiatry

A small brouhaha erupted this week after Pope Francis' advice to parents of lesbian and gay children were interpreted by some to indicate that the pontiff was recommending psychiatric help to prevent a child from becoming lesbian or gay. Read More

On Fathers’ Day, A Grandfather’s Struggle with Church and State for Transgender Grandchild

My daughter, Marsha, is the mother of identical twins. Both were born with the bodies of girls. Marsha always wanted to name a daughter after my mother, Mary, so she named the twins Joanne and Mary. Joanne always loved to wear tutus and Mary wanted to wear camouflage type outfits. Read More

What Did a Cardinal Tweet About Book On Reparative Therapy?

A top African cardinal recently tweeted about a book on reparative therapy and another book... Read More

Archbishop Admits Church’s Mistake in Supporting Reparative Therapy

Malta’s top bishop acknowledged church leaders were mistaken when they released a controversial position paper designed to... Read More

Is Celibacy the New Form of Reparative Therapy for Lesbians and Gays?

Religion News Service published an article this week entitled “Gay, Christian and … celibate: The changing... Read More

NEWS NOTES: September 10, 2013

Here are some items that you may find of interest: 1) William Hudson, who resigned... Read More