There isn’t much to feel happy about these days if you’re an unemployed, chronically-depressed, leftist atheist pervert. But in between the stories of the mounting body count in Iraq and the hateful madness that stands in for conservative political thought these days, you get something like this. Maybe I’ll have to reconsider the atheism thing.
<pondering> Well. Not quite. But it’s pretty fucking sweet, especially coming on the heels of Mark Foley and Ted Haggard.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Truth Wins Out expressed satisfaction today in learning that Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, President of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), has stepped down amid a cloud of controversy stemming from a polemic justifying slavery found on the group’s website, according to a statement released by Truth Wins Out. NARTH had also taken heat in recent months for advocating child abuse against gender variant children.
“NARTH was a sinking ship and they had no choice but to throw their captain overboard,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen. “The group was quickly becoming the Mel Gibson of the ‘ex-gay’ world and this move was NARTH’s desperate way of saying, ‘timeout, we are going to rehab.’ However, it may be too late, as no spin can erase their racist and anti-gay sin.”
Trouble began mounting for Nicolosi after Canadian doctor Joseph Berger, who serves on NARTH’s “Scientific Advisory Board” wrote on the organization’s website that gender variant children should be sent to school in opposite-sex clothing so they can be “ridiculed” into conforming.
But criticism of NARTH reached a crescendo after “Scientific Advisory Board” member, Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf, penned a polemic on the group’s website that seemed to justify slavery and said that African-Americans taken away in chains on slave ships “were in many ways better off than they had been in Africa.”