Tag Archives: David Pickup

TEXAS: Ex-Gay Torture Billboards Appear In Waco

This is the same lame artwork PFOX was using ten years ago. From the Dallas Morning News: The controversial signs are sponsored by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, was created “to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for ...

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Ex-Gay Torture Money Beg: Help Us File A Federal Complaint Against “Deceptive” LGBT Groups

From the money beg: Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) are fraudulently profiting from their #BornPerfect campaign by falsely promoting the idea that sexual orientation is inborn and cannot change. In addition to misleading the public in order to further their political agenda, these gay activist organizations are actively ...

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Dallas Gets “Ex-Gay” Billboard

“Ex-gay” crackpot David Pickup (real name!) has posted the above billboard in the Dallas area. Zack Ford reports at Think Progress: ThinkProgress spoke with Terry Kafka, president of Impact Outdoor Advertising, the small Dallas billboard company that is hosting the ad. Kafka explained that they had been convinced the ad was for couples therapy, having never heard the term “reparative ...

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Dr. Drew Interviews Daniel Pierce

The Advocate sets up the clip below: Previewing the video, host Dr. Drew Pinsky and his panel offered a little context on the situation that ensued before Pierce began filming. The teen’s grandparents, father, and stepmother were attempting to stage an “intervention” surrounding his sexual orientation, allegedly trying to send him to a “reparative therapy” program where he could try ...

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Liberty Counsel Files SCOTUS Appeal To Overturn CA Ban On “Ex-Gay” Torture

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court refused to consider the Liberty Counsel’s en banc appeal to overturn California’s ban on the “ex-gay” torture of LGBT youth. But the Ninth has now delayed the implementation of the ban while the Liberty Counsel asks the Supreme Court to hear their case. California’s SB 1172, which the 9th Circuit upheld in August, prohibits ...

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CALIFORNIA: Appeals Court Upholds Law Banning “Ex-Gay” Torture For Minors

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the attempt to block California’s law that bans “ex-gay” torture for minors. In resolving two separate legal challenges to the new law, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the arguments of a group of therapists and families who sued to block its enforcement. The three-judge panel was unanimous in upholding ...

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CALIFORNIA: Judge Temporarily Blocks Ban On “Reparative Therapy”

Last yesterday afternoon a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against California’s recently-approved ban in “ex-gay” therapy for minors. However the judge restricted his order (for now) to only the three individuals who filed lawsuits against it. U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb made a decision just hours after a hearing on the issue, ruling that the First Amendment rights ...

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“Ex-Gay” Crackpot Vs CNN Host

“Ex-gay” activist, NARTH con man, and wackadoodle therapist David Pickup (real name!) sparred with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin today over California’s new ban on “reparative therapy” for minors. Things got rather heated towards the end. (Tipped by JMG reader Gigi) RELATED: In 2008 I posted a clip that promoted David Pickup’s scam program which calls on his patients to “Go ...

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NYT: Rift Between “Ex-Gays” Deepens

The New York Times reports that more “ex-gay” ministries are moving to distance themselves from Exodus International, whose head Alan Chambers has admitted that reparative therapy never works. Mr. [David] Pickup, an officer of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality [NARTH], composed of like-minded therapists, said reparative therapy had achieved profound changes for thousands of people, including ...

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The Latest From “Ex-Gay” David Pickup

In yesterday’s post about NARTH joining Facebook, I noted that one of their page administrators is “ex-gay” activist David Pickup, who has apparently launched yet another wacko “reparative therapy” scam. Here’s what the clip is about: Several clinical members of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) have filed a formal ethical complaint against the Board of Directors ...

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NARTH Joins Facebook

A reader tips us that NARTH has joined Facebook. NARTH upholds the rights of individuals with unwanted homosexual attraction to receive effective psychological care, and the right of professionals to offer that care. How to become a friend of the NARTH page: We honor your request to be a NARTH friend. In order to establish professionalism, honest discourse, and security ...

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Go Deep With Your Manhood

Over on Good As You, I found another hilarious “ex-gay” video, this one hawking The WorkOUT, a degayifying “Life Coaching” program from the suspiciously named David Pickup. A couple of the best quotes from the clip: “The WorkOUT is a unique program that helps a man who’s dealing with homosexual issues go deep.” And: “I love helping other men be ...

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