The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) has announced that it is going to begin a reprint and synopsis series. Included in the Reprint/Synopsis Series:

– Reprints from the NARTH Conference Reports

– Archived articles from the NARTH site

– Articles from previous issues of the NARTH Bulletin

– Synopses of older articles from other published resources

– And additional published resources as deemed necessary.

If NARTH, in its default disclaimer, indicates…

Opinions expressed on [the NARTH website] are the views and sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of NARTH…

Then can we assume the articles published in this reprint and synopsis series are being posted because NARTH wants to expound on, and/or elucidate its position statements?

Apparently, we still won’t be able to tell if the articles are the official opinions of NARTH because the articles in this new series aren’t marked as being or as not being the official opinions of NARTH. (Examples of recently republished material with no OFFICIAL or NOT OFFICIAL markings are found here and here.) Maybe it’s just me, but it seems the whole point of NARTH publishing a reprint and synopsis series would be it clarifying its official viewpoints.

I’m at a real loss trying to understand why NARTH — an organization with a track record and position statements — maintains an official website full of viewpoints that no one is apparently supposed to rely on as NARTH viewpoints.

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