Mat Staver: Ex-Gay Torture Is Overwhelmingly Effective

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel:

A recent study, Effects of Therapy on Religious Men Who Have Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, confirms the overwhelming effectiveness of people receiving counseling to reduce or eliminate their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity.

In this study, more than two-thirds of those who participated in group or professional help had significant heterosexual shifts in sexual attraction, sexual identity, and behavior, and moderate-to-marked decreases in suicidality, depression, substance abuse, and increases in social functioning and self-esteem.

The study’s effectiveness rates for counseling people with unwanted same-sex attraction were comparable to the effectiveness rates of psychotherapy in general for any unwanted issue. Prevalence of help or hindrance, and effect size, were comparable with those for conventional psychotherapy for unrelated mental health issues.

Meta-level study on a wide range of therapies has shown that the average person who received counseling for whatever problem was better off than 70 to 75 percent of the persons who did not receive counseling (Lambert 2011). This current research also strongly refutes claims the American Psychological Association and other organizations have made aimed at discouraging counsel to change unwanted same-sex attractions, behavior, and identity.

The study they cite is from the Catholic Medical Association, a tiny outfit affiliated with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Liberty Counsel is currently suing multiple cities for their ex-gay torture bans after losing many such suits at the state level and twice before the US Supreme Court.

RELATED: Earlier this week the Liberty Counsel laughingly claimed that Scott Lively won his appeal to have a judge’s comments about him stricken from the record. As I reported on the day of the appeals court ruling, Lively’s suit was dismissed. They really will lie about anything.