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Dr. Oz Agrees with National Health Organizations that 'Reparative Therapy' Is Dangerous and Not for Minors

One day after the airing of a show in which Dr. Oz discussed “both sides” of a debunked and dangerous practice, often called “reparative therapy”, he has now written a blog post distancing himself from the practice.

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What to Watch Thursday 11/29: Warblers and New Directions Battle at Sectionals!

Tonight catch all new episodes of The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Glee and Scandal.Read More

 
November 28, 2012

Dr. Oz Show Irresponsibly Frames "Ex Gay" Topic

Producers of the Dr. Oz Show framed their program on so-called reparative therapy in a way that provided a lengthy platform for junk science, and a NARTH representative was introduced by Dr. Oz as an “expert” and spoke to countless parents and youth in the audience, as if NARTH’s work and practices represent legitimate and acceptable medical practices.

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Eye On the Media: Facts About So-Called 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Recent developments concerning so-called “ex-gay” programs will likely capture media attention. When reporting on this issue, it is absolutely critical that journalists provide audiences with the proper context for this discussion.

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November 28, 2012

Can Pastor Rick Warren continue his AIDS work in Africa and still deny equality for LGBT people?

Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren recently spoke with CNN's Piers Morgan about his work fighting the spread of AIDS in Africa as well as his views on sexual orientation. Warren compared being gay to wanting to punch another person in the face, claiming that we all have "natural" desires that should not be acted on. Warren has not yet made any statements regarding Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, which he condemned only after public pressure when it was originally introduced in 2009. Read More

Dear Dr. Oz. I've Seen Firsthand the Harm Caused by Merely Discussing "Ex-Gay Therapy"

Somewhere in America today, someone's loved one is going to hear what he or she wants to hear. Someone will walk away from today's episode of Dr. Oz holding even firmer to their belief that "reparative therapy" is sound practice.

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