Kentucky lawmaker: gays can change orientation
This sad sack, Rep. Joseph Fischer, said he believes homos can change orientation — and cites NARTH as a defense. Man, it’s a wonder the reporter didn’t laugh in his face. (Kentucky Post):
According to a Community Recorder article published Thursday, the Fort Thomas Republican said that it’s obvious that homosexuals can change their orientation.
In an interview with The Post Tuesday, he didn’t back away from that statement. “I’ve done a little research into that,” he said, and referenced two Web sites, www.narth.org and www.couragerc.net.
The former is the Web site of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, whose primary goal is to give therapy to homosexuals who want to change. The latter is the site for Courage, a Roman Catholic group that helps homosexuals live a celibate lifestyle.
The Florence-based Kentucky Equality Federation, a gay-rights group, disputed that homosexuals can change, citing American Psychological Association policy. The association challenged Fischer to change his own orientation to homosexual for 48 hours, an invitation Fischer said he didn’t intend to respond to.