…"Kids as young as 4 or 5 know they're different," said Kurylowicz, a psychotherapist at the Guidance Center in Southgate with a private practice in Canton. "They grow up with this pervasive guilt, which sabotages their growth and motivation." The result is thousands of dollars in therapy to accept their natural orientation, he said, adding,
"Does the Vatican want to take that on, like the tobacco industry had to take on for the damage it caused consumers?"…
The Nazi campaign against homosexuality targeted the more than one million German men who, the state asserted, carried a "degeneracy" that threatened the "disciplined masculinity" of Germany. Denounced as "antisocial parasites" and as "enemies of the state," more than 100,000 men were arrested under a broadly interpreted law against homosexuality. Approximately 50,000 men served prison terms as convicted homosexuals, while an unknown number were institutionalized in mental hospitals. Others—perhaps hundreds—were castrated under court order or coercion. Analyses of fragmentary records suggest that between 5,000 and 15,000 homosexual men were imprisoned in concentration camps, where many died from starvation, disease, exhaustion, beatings, and murder.RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests, WATERGATE?
My first public statement that I made since June 1997 was in efforts to protect children on October 8, 2005 in The Grand Rapids Press, Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide – by Charles Honey – The Grand Rapids Press – October 8, 2005. In this news article, I challenged the Vatican, Benedict XVI that he be made to pay for the psychotherapy sessions (Mental Health) to correct the harm that he caused and was continuing to cause to children by the promulgation of the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings. That he be made to pay just like the tobacco companies were made to pay for the harm they caused to their consumers.
The American Psychological Association at their Convention in Toronto, August 6-9, 2009,declared… its most comprehensive repudiation of "reparative therapy" — a concept espoused by a small but persistent group of therapists, often allied with religious conservatives, who maintain gays can change. No solid evidence exists that such change is likely, …The APA said some research suggests that efforts to produce change could be harmful, inducing depression and suicidal tendencies.
January 2009, the "Family Acceptance Project" headed by the Dr. Caitlin Ryan, for the first time, researchers have established a clear link between rejecting behaviors of families towards lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents and negative health outcomes in early adulthood.