NARTH has a recent press release on the documentary film maker David Akinsanya.

A link is given through to the article in The Independent but NARTH makes no mention of the other aspects of Akinsanya’s life that have been described here and here at XGW.

More disturbingly, NARTH categories Akinsanya’s genuine concerns about the environment and techniques of LIA as a mere lack of “religious convictions”. This aspect of the exgay movement — blaming the victim for the lack of success — has long been criticized by other therapists as a prime reason that many exgay participants cycle through self-blame and depression, even leading to suicide. (see Haldeman 1999 as example. PDF format)

The NARTH author is unattributed.

-Grant & Dale

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