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    A Christian therapist who agreed to ‘convert’ a gay man who said he wanted to change his sexuality could be struck off the U.K’s Counselling Registry.

    Lesley Pilkington faces sanctions for agreeing to help undercover journalist Patrick Strudwick become heterosexual. Strudwick secretly recorded Pilkington during two sessions and when he asked if she viewed homosexuality as ‘a mental illness, an addiction or an anti-religious phenomenon’, she replied ‘It is all of that.’

    Strudwick, a journalist and gay rights activists, subsequently complained to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

    Mrs Pilkington is challenging the complaint on the grounds that homosexual orientation is ‘a lifestyle choice’, and says her method of therapy – Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) – is legitimate and effective. She also claims that Pilkington unlawful entrapped her.

    A lifestyle choice, or just the way it is?

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    You cant talk some one around to being straight as much as the Bible belt in the US and this journo says different
    Funnily enough I was reading an artical on Hormones and Brain struture recently and there is a theroy that homesexuality can be caused by an abnormal gland in the brain which secretest an inciffeciant amount of tetsosterone and other chemicals that could alter ones sexuality. It was found in their sample of homoesxuals that, all of them lacked one or more hormones or had double the amounts of another that they should have.

    Now I am not saying that being gay is down to a defective gland or anything but it did make valid arguments
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    If you want to try to change your life one way or the other whats the problem. Should the hypnotists that "cure" smokers or lard arses be banned? What a joke that poor fella could be struck off because of some idiot thats so insecure about his OWN sexuality he has to ruin someone livelihood.

    Hate (ok I dont hate it!) to get a rant started but this really pisses me off as a bi-sexual right on the the fence. Same as that twat on sky Louis Spence.... if a straight man talked about women the way he talks about other men the NIMBY brigade would be out in force.
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    well if your brain can be trained to think a certain way i suppose it can be done
    she has done nothing wrong here.the journalist came in and asked her to try and change his sexual desires
    if she had managed to do that how could she be in the wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    You cant talk some one around to being straight as much as the Bible belt in the US and this journo says different
    Funnily enough I was reading an artical on Hormones and Brain struture recently and there is a theroy that homesexuality can be caused by an abnormal gland in the brain which secretest an inciffeciant amount of tetsosterone and other chemicals that could alter ones sexuality. It was found in their sample of homoesxuals that, all of them lacked one or more hormones or had double the amounts of another that they should have.

    Now I am not saying that being gay is down to a defective gland or anything but it did make valid arguments
    Gay men have insufficient amounts of testosterone....hmmmm!, interesting theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonely View Post
    well if your brain can be trained to think a certain way i suppose it can be done
    she has done nothing wrong here.the journalist came in and asked her to try and change his sexual desires
    if she had managed to do that how could she be in the wrong
    It's more to do with that she viewed homosexuality as ‘a mental illness, an addiction & an anti-religious phenomenon’

    Not really the view you want from a mental health professional, or is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaylord View Post
    Gay men have insufficient amounts of testosterone....hmmmm!, interesting theory

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    I seem to remember seeing a study. Gay men had higher levels on average, but it wasn't statistically significant. I don't think it's something you could really determine in a study, unless you assume that closeted and out gays have the same level, which sounds dubious.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaylord View Post
    It's more to do with that she viewed homosexuality as ‘a mental illness, an addiction & an anti-religious phenomenon’

    Not really the view you want from a mental health professional, or is it?

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    The mental illness idea was something that mental health professionals used to say quite commonly. Attitudes began to change in the 60's and 70's, but not everyone has caught up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gordo View Post
    I seem to remember seeing a study. Gay men had higher levels on average, but it wasn't statistically significant. I don't think it's something you could really determine in a study, unless you assume that closeted and out gays have the same level, which sounds dubious.

    The mental illness idea was something that mental health professionals used to say quite commonly. Attitudes began to change in the 60's and 70's, but not everyone has caught up.
    Yeah that sounds about right EL G.

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