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How Christians Turned Against Gay Conversion Therapy

posted on April 15, 2015

At The Atlantic, Jonathan Merritt tracks the decline in Christian support for conversion therapy, which tries to change LGBT sexual orientation on the idea that homosexuality is a disorder. The Christian Right financed the movement throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but scientific repudiation of conversion therapy and the loss of moral legitimacy led to its decline. “While some disparate pockets of support remain, they are waning,” Merritt writes. “The day when ex-gay therapy enjoyed legitimacy in mainstream medicine, media, religion and society is now heading for the history books.”

Read at The Atlantic