Focus On The Family Promotes Ex-Gay Therapy As Solution To Gay Teens’ Depression

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June 12, 2012
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Last week, the Human Rights Campaign released a new study showing that LGBT teens face unique health challenges because of the bullying and family rejection that impacts their lives. Focus on the Family’s Jeff Johnston reacted to the study by claiming that homosexuality itself was the source of these kids’ depression and that the church should intervene to save them with ex-gay therapy:
JOHNSTON: There’s lots of kids who are confused about their sexuality and their identity. And for years, groups like HRC and other activist groups have encouraged them to self-identify as gay or transgender. That’s just not good or healthy for these kids… They’re confused about their sexuality and identity, and Jesus came to seek and save the lost, including kids like these.