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August 10, 2006
TRUTH WINS OUT TO COUNTER ANTI-GAY COALITION’S ‘SUBVERSION OF SCIENCE’ AT AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION’S CONVENTION
Religion-Based Bigots Cloak Scripture in the Guise of Science, Says TWO
WHAT: Truth Wins Out will hold a press conference to counter a right wing attempt to bully the American Psychological Association into re-labeling homosexuality a mental illness. The anti-gay coalition is staging a politically-motivated “protest” at the New Orleans convention center on Friday. These groups believe that homosexuality is sinful, and therefore they are attempting to pressure the APA into twisting science so it will correspond to the coalition’s fundamentalist beliefs. The main tactic the coalition is using to manipulate the APA is the exploitation of so-called “ex-gays,” which are recloseted homosexuals who say they have prayed away the gay.
“This is the subversion of science and a religious racket designed to con Americans into believing that homosexuality is a mental illness,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “This coalition is trying to kill the APA messenger because they don’t like their science-based message. These ex-gay groups keep no statistics, they produce no peer reviewed studies, most of their top leaders have reverted back to homosexuality and they conveniently disregard scientific evidence that does not conform to their political agenda.”
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