Richard Cohen

-- Founder of the International Healing Foundation, an organization headquartered in Maryland

-- Unlicensed therapist who presents himself as an expert

-- Was a member of the controversial Unification Church for twenty years; his marriage was arranged by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon himself

 

Facts

-- Advises beating a pillow and cuddling (or "touch therapy") as ways to "cure" homosexuality

-- Wrote a children's book that graphically depicts child sexual abuse as a root for homosexuality

-- In his book Coming Out Straight, Cohen claims: “Homosexuals are at least 12 times more likely to molest children than heterosexuals. Homosexual teachers are at least seven times more likely to molest a pupil. Homosexual teachers are estimated to have committed at least 25 percent of pupil molestation; 40 percent of molestation assaults were made by those who engage in homosexuality.”

-- Cohen's organization sent a staffer to Uganda to meet with proponents of the so-called "kill the gays" bill (which has since passed into law in a reduced form). Proponents were reportedly given copies of Cohen's book, Coming out Straight

-- His testimony was used by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays in an amicus brief filed in defense of Proposition 8.

 

-- Fundador de la Fundación Internacional de Sanación, una organización con su base en el estado de Maryland

-- Terapeuta sin licencia que se presenta como experto

-- Era miembro de la iglesia controversial Unification Church por 20 años; su boda fue organizada por el Reverendo Sun Myung Moon en persona (líder de esta iglesia.)

 

Hechos

-- Aconseja que golpeando una almohada y abrazando (o terapia de abrazos, touch therapy en inglés) son maneras de curar la homosexualidad.

-- Escribió un libro para niños que gráficamente alega que el abuso sexual de menores es la raíz de la orientación homosexual.

-- En su libro Coming Out Straight (Saliendo como Heterosexual), Cohen alega: "Los homosexuales son 12 veces más propuestos a abusar sexualmente a los niños que los heterosexuales. Los maestros homosexuales son 7 veces mas propuestos a abusar a sus estudiantes. Se estima que los maestros homosexuales son culpables del 25% del abuso de estudiantes; 40% de los abusos fueron cometidos por personas que practican la homosexualidad."

-- La organización de Cohen mando un trabajador a Uganda para reunirse con los legisladores de la propuesta que se llamó "mate a los gays" (la que ha sido aprobada como ley en una manera reducida). Los escritores de la ley recibieron copias del libro de Cohen, Coming Out Straight, de acuerdo a algunos reportes.

-- Su testimonia fue usada por Padres y Amigos de personas Exgay como parte de los documentos entregados en el caso que defendía la Propuesta 8 (la prohibición del matrimonio igualitario en California) delante de la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU.

 

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Candi Cushman

-- Focus on the Family's Education Analyst

-- Head of organization's “Day of Dialogue" and "True Tolerance" projects

 

Facts

Maggie Gallagher

-- Founder and former president and board president of the National Organization for Marriage

-- President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

-- Currently affiliated with the American Principles Project

 

Facts

Peter LaBarbera

-- President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), which the Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group.

-- Longtime activist; at various points, has worked for Illinois Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, and Family Research Council

 

Fact 

Scott Lively

-- Former state director for the California branch of American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group; formed anti-gay Watchmen on the Walls group based in Latvia.

-- Author of  The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which purports that the "Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history."

 

Facts

Keith Ablow

-- Psychiatrist and FOX News contributor

-- Resigned from the American Psychiatric Association because of LGBT support 

 

Facts

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