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'Ex-Gay' quack dropped from mental health advisory committee

This mental health professional and producer of a video on “ex-gays” titled I Do Exist, feels there was “pressure from some unnamed source” that disagreed with his his views about changing one’s sexual identity. (Agape Press):

Last September, Dr. Warren Throckmorton was asked to serve for a sixth year on the National Provider Advisory Committee of Magellan Health Services. But last month, Magellan retracted is offer, arguing Throckmorton’s views on homosexuality were too controversial. In a recent conference call, chief medical officer Alex Rodriguez accused Throckmorton of mixing religion with mental health perspectives.

Throckmorton, a counselor and psychology professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, says he expected those who disagree with him to attempt to marginalize his views — but he says he was surprised Magellan could not make a decision based on principle.

“I think it’s tragic that a billion-dollar company charged with the mental health care and well being of 60 million subscribers can be, in a sense, bullied by people who disagree with client self-determination,” he states.

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