Falwell Endorses Child Abuse

Via morons.org: Fundamentalist Jerry Falwell recently endorsed child abuse at an anti-gay industry conference…

Speaking at an anti-gay industry conference, Jerry Falwell endorsed child abuse or forcing kids into so called “reparative therapy” programs to “change” their sexual orientation. This type of therapy has been rejected by the American Academy of Pediatrics as harmful. Along with the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, they released a document in 1999 condemning the practice saying in part, “The most important fact about ‘reparative therapy,’ also sometimes known as ‘conversion’ therapy, is that it is based on an understanding of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major health and mental health professions…homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus there is no need for a ‘cure.’…health and mental health professional organizations do not support efforts to change young people’s sexual orientation through ‘reparative therapy’ and have raised serious concerns about its potential to do harm.”

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