Tag Archives: Richard Cohen

PFOX To SCOTUS: Stop Same-Sex Marriage Because Gays Totally Make Fun Of Us

The “ex-gay” loony tunes at PFOX have filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which they argue that same-sex marriage must not be approved because, among other nonsensical reasons, people make fun of them. From the conclusion of their brief: Same-sex attraction is not an immutable characteristic determined at birth, like race or gender. The growing public acknowledgment ...

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Billboard Of The Day

The “ex-gay” crackpots of PFOX have posted the above billboard in Richmond, Virginia. PFOX has launched similar billboard campaigns over the years. (Tipped by JMG reader Dwight) PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: PFOX former president Richard Cohen earns national ridicule after CNN broadcasts a demonstration of his “gay cure,” which involved Cohen pounding a pillow with a tennis racket while screaming, “Why, ...

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“Ex-Gay” Nutter Slams Southern Baptist Leader For Denouncing Torture Therapy

“Homosexual feelings are often the result of underlying sexual trauma or emotional detachment from same-sex peers and parents – when individuals realize the source of their feelings and pursue healing in their lives, change happens. In my work with the International Healing Foundation, so much of our ministry is dedicated to working with church leadership to help them better understand ...

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“Ex-Gays” Promote Catholic Dogma: Disordered Gays Must Become Celibate

In a new 38-minute film partially shot in Catholic churches and laden with images of popes and priests, a handful of “ex-gay” crackpots tell their sad sad story about their empty meaningless lives as sexual human beings and how they came to love Jesus. Among those featured is notorious nutjob and NARTH supporter Christopher Doyle and freakshow “therapist” Richard Cohen, ...

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MEXICO: “Ex-Gay” Conference Canceled

Last month I reported that “ex-gay” crackpot Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen was exporting his crazy to Mexico.  JMG reader Juan reports today that the event has been canceled following a petition campaign by the local LGBT community. Good for them! I’ll update this post if more details come to light.

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“Ex-Gays” Export Their Crazy To Mexico

Richard Cohen must know Spanish for “beat this pillow with a tennis racket and scream ‘Why, Mommy, why?'” because he’s taking his batshittery to Mexico. (Tipped by JMG reader Juan)

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About Those Totally Not-Gay Magnets

Truth Wins Out head Wayne Besen notes that the “magnets prove gay marriage is unnatural” crapola out of Nigeria actually started with the American “ex-gay” nutjob Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen. How do you know when your university has become an international punchline? When its star “scholar” is plagiarizing work from International Healing Foundation crackpot Richard Cohen. University of Lagos should ...

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Announcing The End Of Homosexuality

The crackpot “ex-gays” over at PFOX have announced “the end of homosexuality.” Training sessions will be conducted by Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen and Christopher Doyle.  For a mere $295, these totally and forever gay scamsters will train you to be a certified “Sexual Orientation Coach” via 12 thirty minutes sessions of de-gaying by means of beating pillows while screaming “Why, ...

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The “Ex-Gays” Need A Theme Song!

From the new “ex-gay” group founded by Christopher Doyle and Moonie Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen: Create your own music video! Amateurs or professionals can enter. Video should be 3-5 min. in length. Winner selected based on original song content, appeal and professionalism. Winner debuts their music video LIVE at the First Ex-Gay Pride Month Celebration in Washington, DC. Deadline to ...

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HomoQuotable – Christopher Doyle

“The mission of SPLC’s hate campaign is three-fold: 1) Character Assassination: spreading false and misleading information on their website and via the media about therapists who offer professional services to individuals with unwanted SSA; 2) Fabricate evidence and embellish the facts about the so-called ‘dangers’ of sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy; and 3) Recruit vulnerable and disgruntled clients to ...

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Quote Of The Day – Richard Cohen

“The Marines of today know that virtually the entire Republican Party stood up for bigotry. The Corps knows that some important senators – John McCain and Jon Kyl, to name two – furiously fought to retain the status quo, always in the sainted cause of unit cohesion. (Kyl said repeal could “cost lives.”) Marines know, too, that in surveys, those ...

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CNN’s Kyra Phillips: Richard Cohen Wasn’t Appropriate Choice For Gay Cure Segment

Today CNN’s Kyra Phillips offered an apology for featuring “ex-gay” whacko Richard Cohen on a segment about repealing a California law requiring the state to search for a “cure” for homosexuality, saying that Cohen wasn’t the “appropriate choice.” Phillips also complained about hate mail she received after the segment aired. After Elton’s Michael Jenson: Interestingly, at one point Phillips says ...

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GLAAD Vs. CNN

GLAAD has issued a call to action over yesterday’s CNN segment asking “Does homosexuality need a cure” which featured the famously insane “ex-gay therapist” Richard Cohen. We have spoken extensively to key producers and publicity representatives at the network this afternoon and they indicate that they understand the seriousness of our complaints. They are scheduling a meeting with GLAAD and ...

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HomoQuotable – Michael Jensen

“It’s 2010 and CNN expects me to seriously sit here and expect that this issue is really still up for debate? It certainly is in some quarters, but those are quarters that at this point respectable journalists should stay out of. I guess this means we can look forward to other CNN segments including ‘The Holocaust — did it really ...

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CNN Asks: Does Gayness Need A Cure?

Masked in a story about the move to delete an archaic California law requiring the state to seek a cure for homosexuality, CNN unbelievably handed the issue off to the wildly insane “ex-gay therapist” Richard Cohen, who infamously recommends beating your gay away with a tennis racket and a pillow. In 2002 Cohen was ejected from the American Counseling Association, ...

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Fun With Conversion Therapy

JMG reader BStewart23 directs us to this amusing Current TV clip mocking conversion therapy. “All you need is some lube and you’ve got a tailgate party!”

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Author Of Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill Says Death Penalty Will Remain

According to a report in tomorrow’s issue of the UK’s Guardian, Ugandan member of parliament David Behati has presented his “kill gays” bill and vows that it will not be watered down. In addition to the death penalty or a life sentence for some cases, the bill provides for the imprisonment of people who don’t turn in someone they know ...

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Rachel Maddow Takes On “Ex-Gay” Nutcase Richard Cohen

You may recall the deranged “ex-gay” advocate Richard Cohen, whose ridiculous “reparative therapies” such as beating out one’s homosexual tendencies with a tennis racket and a pillow became the laughingstock of YouTube. Well, it turns out that Cohen isn’t quite the relatively harmless lunatic we all thought. His book’s completely fabricated “statistics” about gays “recruiting” and molesting children (courtesy of ...

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“Ex-Gay” Richard Cohen Is Back!

Ex-Gay Watch just posted the above clip of uber-crazy “former” homosexual Richard Cohen with his Moonie wife. Oh, the strange hilarity. The video above is from the upcoming movie Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement by Bill Hussung and Mishara Canino-Hussing. Ex-Gay guru and all around bizarre guy Richard Cohen seems only too happy to participate, bringing back memories ...

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