Christopher Doyle

CP Guest Contributor

Setting the Record Straight on 'Gay Conversion' Therapy for Minors

As a response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' refusal to hear an appeal over the 2012 California law prohibiting Sexual Orientation Change Effort therapy for minors, it has been open season for anti-therapy activists. While anti-therapy advocates assert that "rigorous studies" have found SOCE therapy to be "harmful" and "ineffective" for minors, there is no scientific foundation for this assertion.

Sound Science (Not Politics) in the Post Exodus Era

This commentary is in response to Gregory T. Angelo's opinion editorial, "Gay Rights in the Post Exodus Era" (9/30/2013). In his article, Mr. Angelo opines on a number of issues surrounding the science of homosexuality and Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) therapy (pejoratively known as 'conversion therapy'), neither of which he is qualified to do so as a politician. Such misinformation from gay activists, as was seen in Mr. Angelo's article, is responsible for the present clouding between science and politics.

New Jersey Gay Activists Backpedaling on Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act

On May 6, Citizens United Against the Jerry Sandusky Victimization Act in New Jersey, also known as Senate Bill 2278, held a press conference to blow the whistle on gay activists who are spreading false and misleading information about the nature of sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy for minors. If passed, this legislation would take away the rights of young people with unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA) to seek counseling from licensed mental health practitioners in New Jersey to overcome homosexual feelings.

Did a Gay Ohio Councilman Bully a Catholic University and NFL Hall of Famer?

Chances are, you have probably never heard of Anthony Muñoz. Even though he's an NFL Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman, he doesn't live an extravagant Hollywood life. But he's somewhat of a celebrity in the Southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky region, and this year was selected by Xavier University to give the undergraduate commencement speech on May 11. With that comes an Honorary Doctorate from the Jesuit Catholic University.

Dr. Phil's Intolerance for the Ex-Gay Community

On April 1, 2013 Dr. Phil aired a show titled: "Shocking Mom Revelations." As a part of this episode, he interviewed a mother whose daughter identified as a lesbian. During the episode, the mother shared about her disapproval of her daughter's "lifestyle choice" and expressed a desire for her daughter to see a counselor to get help in exploring her same-sex attraction.

Pedophile Jerry Sandusky's Dream of Californication

California could give gay activists exactly what they're craving: no choice, no freedom, and no way out of unwanted same-sex attractions. For a group that has fought so many years for tolerance and equality, this tyrannical direction by the LGBT lobby may backfire on them. As Nietzche once said: "Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one."

Day of Silence: How Should Christians Respond?

April 19 is the annual Day of Silence, when gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students (and their straight allies) refrain from speaking the entire school day in solidarity against name-calling, harassment, and bullying. Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Day of Silence has grown exponentially since 1996, when it started on the campus of the University of Virginia. Today, it now includes hundreds of thousands of students in nearly 8,000 middle and high schools, according to 2008 figures published on GLSEN's website.

NJ Governor Christie's Opinion on Heterosexual Therapy Ban Based on False Testimony

On March 18, the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee held a three-hour hearing on a bill that would take away the rights of minors who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) to receive therapy from licensed mental health professionals. Even if they were sexually abused by the likes of pedophile Jerry Sandusky and developed SSA as a result – and do not wish to live a gay life – this law would forbid them to get help from a counselor to pursue their heterosexual potential.

Sexual Orientation Therapy Ban: Where Is Tolerance?

Where is tolerance? Where is diversity? Where is equality? If you live in California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, or Massachusetts and have a child who experiences unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA), soon you may not find tolerance, diversity, or equality there. That's because activists in these states are carefully working with sympathetic members of their state legislatures to take away your parental rights and your child's ability to receive treatment for unwanted homosexual feelings.

The Ex-Gay Problem: You Can Never Leave?

"You Can Check-Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave." So says the Eagles' song Hotel California. Ironically, this memorable phrase in that 1976 classic hit has lasting implications for all those wishing to leave the gay life. I am careful to say "life" and not "lifestyle" so not to offend any gay and lesbian reading this who may be quick to cast me as a homophobe or hate-monger.

Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Campaign Against Ex-Gays

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which claims to be "a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society," has been conducting a hate campaign for several years against former homosexual leaders, therapists, and persons with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA).

California's Ban on Self-Determination

On its face, it sounds very reasonable. What levelheaded politician (or anyone else, for that matter) would support a therapy that makes young people want to kill themselves? But when one examines the evidence underlying this law, it smells more of activism masquerading as science.

Day of Silence: Revisited

Two years ago, I wrote an opinion editorial criticizing the Day of Silence, where students, straight and gay, refrain from speaking for the entire school day to highlight the prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and the bullying they often incur . While I still agree with some of the conclusions I made in that piece, I nonetheless said many hurtful and unfair things about organizations that are helping homosexual youth.