Define Repair.

Julian Day Cooney



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From a sermon at Garden Grove Friends Church (GGFC) made in October of 2012.

California Legislative Information website, SB 1172. http://leginfo.legislature.

Buchanan, Wyatt. “State bans gay-repair therapy for minors.” San Francisco Chronicle. September 29, 2012. bans-gay-repair-therapy-for-minors-3906032.php#ixzz27y3ViMax.

“It’s Official: Gov. Brown Signs Gay Therapy Ban; PJI Filing Suit.” Pacific Justice Institute official website. September 30, 2012. suit.html.

“Free to Choose: A Journey With Same-Sex Attraction.” Aaron Bitzer interview. embedded&v=IB5Km5dCtZk

PJI website, Ibid.

“Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts.” American Psychological Association website. 2012.

Socarides, Charles. “How America Went Gay.” This article first appeared in America (November 18, 1995). PnSx/HSx/SocrdsHowAmerGay.htm

Pettic, Ruth M. “Socarides, Richard (b. 1954).”

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PFLAG official website:

PFOX official website: .

Spitzer, R. L. (2003). Can some gay men and lesbians change their sexual orientation? 200 participants reporting a change from homosexual to heterosexual orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 32, 403–417.

Ibid. Table 1.

Ibid. Appendix.

Spitzer, R. L. (May 24, 2012). Spitzer Reassesses His 2003 Study of Reparative Therapy of Homosexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior 41:757.

“Spitzer Study Published: Evidence Found for Effectiveness of Reorientation Therapy.” Nicolosi & Waller. Official NARTH website. docs/evidencefound.html

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Cameron initially objected to this word, but accepted its usage in the context of suppressing homosexuality to depletion, as opposed to chronically suppressing without changing.

Bagemihl, Bruce (1999). Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. St. Martin’s Press.

Additional References:

LeVay, Simon. Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why. Oxford University Press. New York, 2011.

Siker, Jeffrey S. (ed.). Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate. Westminster John Knox Press. Louisville, Kentucky, 1994.

Schmidt, Thomas E. Straight & Narrow? Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. InterVarsity Press. Downers Grove, Illinois, 1995.



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