Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, head of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) did not appear in his scheduled time slot at LWO Saturday. Joe Dallas, author of The Gay Gospel?: How Pro-Gay Advocates Misread the Bible, spoke in his place. Nicolosi recently appeared in a CNN Anderson Cooper 360 segment which featured the Phoenix LWO conference. As reported here, his comments and demeanor were not exactly flattering. Could Focus on the Family be reconsidering their longstanding alliance with the causation and cure obsessed Nicolosi?
In the following clip from the same CNN special, Nicolosi remarks glibly on the subject:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3Fl4nFADNI[/youtube]
Yet the Love Won Out website reflects at least an outward change in their claims along these lines. In the past it contained the statement “Focus on the Family is promoting the truth that homosexuality is preventable and treatable…” That has now been changed to “change is possible for those who experience same-sex attractions…”
While more information will no doubt be forthcoming, we would have to agree that moving away from Nicolosi, NARTH and their strange, implausible theories can only be a step in the right direction.