|Not my sister's house, but representative of Ponte Vedra.|
It seems that every time I got out of town I missed something big. When I was in Corpus Christi, I missed the deaths of Jonathan Frid and Dick Clark. This trip, I missed this bombshell:
"The Fatal Flaw in the Study – There was no way to judge the credibility of subject reports of change in sexual orientation. I offered several (unconvincing) reasons why it was reasonable to assume that the subject’s reports of change were credible and not self-deception or outright lying. But the simple fact is that there was no way to determine if the subject’s accounts of change were valid. I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy. I also apologize to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some “highly motivated” individuals."
--Robert Spitzer, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Columbia University. Professor Spitzer has repudiated his notorious 2001 study which found that a few "highly motivated individuals" could change sexual orientation. His study has been cited often by anti-gay crusaders who would like to eliminate all of us. Spitzer was also a key figure in removing homosexuality from the list of disorders in the DSM.
Don't hold your breath for the various anti-gay "family" associations and "ex-gay" scams to recant their use of this study.