Who Should Study Ex-Gay SuccessOk guys, I promise wedding pictures and a rundown are coming soon.
For now though, I was reading over at Randy's blog about his participation in Exodus' protest of the APA convention. Exodus was protesting the APA's stance on ex-gay therapy.
At the end of his post under the update section, Randy says that the APA should "not waste psychologist's time drafting political resolutions and activist mantras when they could actually [be] creating comprehensive studies to get to the truth [about the success of ex-gay therapy].
My thought, though, is that if Exodus, NARTH, PFOX and so many other groups want every major medical, psychological, etc. group in the nation to acknowledge the success of ex-gay therapy, then maybe THEY should actually do a study themselves. After all, they are the ones that have access to "hundreds of thousands" of ex-gays and the ones that want to be acknowledged as legitimate.
It sounds pretty easy to me--the APA doesn't believe ex-gay therapy should be encouraged for gay patients and they have never seen any scientific proof that it works. If Exodus has been doing this for two decades with hundreds of thousands of people and are so sure it works, they should be able to put together some sort of study to prove their claims. In fact, I think it is their responsibility to do so.