Want an e-mail box filled with hate letters and calls at all hours of the night? Then suggest to the GOP that their platform should include reparative therapy, a technique of counseling people to no longer identify themselves as gay.

Cathie Adams is president of the Texas Eagle Forum, a pro-family political movement linked to the Tea Party. She promoted reparative therapy at the recent Texas GOP convention in Fort Worth and has been besieged ever since. “I received a multitude of hateful and pornographic e-mails, curse words, calling me names that are not mentionable, very ugly,” she said. “To agree and disagree is part of the process, but we shouldn’t make it a personal attack.”

Adams says she pitched the controversial therapy after a friend told her he had benefited from it. Meanwhile, California and New Jersey have recently outlawed it. “All we’re trying to say is … let’s keep it an open and free choice for those who want to go,” she said. If it’s voluntary, “then why would anyone want to outlaw it?”

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  1. Correction: Both Static and Ms. Adams are wrong. No state has “outlawed” reparative therapy (whatever the hell that is). New Jersey and California have said that minors can not be subjected to it, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to torture themselves with it if they can afford it. The fact that every reputable professional health organization on the planet has condemned it as harmful and ethically wrong is another issue. Of course the Republicans don’t deal in science, so it’s not a problem for them.

  2. Some will never understand that homosexuality is a spirit. If one is not born again of the Holy Spirit, you cannot pray it away, in that aspect. But many have saught deliverance in Christ and found it. I have.

  3. Burp! We thought that alla’ them there homeoseckshuls wuz interior decorators or hair stylists and were named Brucie ‘er summthin’. Glug, glug! Don’t really give a damn whut they does in the bedroom as long as i don’t have tuh see it. Don’t really wanna take muh kids tuh the ball game and have two of ’em french kissing in the seats in front of us, you know. Psssst! Glug, glug. Other than that the whole thing is kind of a non issue tuh me. Burp!