Now this is extremely interesting: a former president of the American Psychological Association who a supporter of same-sex marriage, a supporter of gay rights, and a supporter of having a debate on “reparative therapy”. “It’s a difficult therapy, and it’s not huge in terms of numbers, but yes we have seen success, and this is why the stance that ‘you can never change’—Ronald Reagan said ‘never say never’—it’s absurd. All you have to do is find one exception and it knocks down the ‘never’,” says Dr Nicholas Cummings in this YouTube interview with NARTH. 

He also is critical of the APA’s declining interest in scientific rigour and its increasing political correctness. “By the mid 1990s, … political stances seemed to override any scientific results. Cherry-picking results became the mode. The gay rights movement sort of captured the APA.” ~ LifeSiteNews, June 4

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Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.