On Saturday a right wing Tea Party group achieved its goal: support for so-called “ex-gay” therapy became an official plank of the Texas Republican Party’s 2014 platform. But that’s just the beginning.
“The psychological counselor asked me to lie down for hypnotization, leading me to imagine being with another guy,” a man suing an ex-gay clinic in China says. “I was electroshocked each time I was aroused.”
Almost everyone, regardless of age, probably remembers Anita Bryant for two reasons: hawking Florida orange juice and leading a hate-filled campaign for years against gay people. Everyone, except HLN’s Nancy Grace.
Through a clever use of junk science, misrepresented scientific work, outright lies, or demeaning images, religious right groups work to stand as a roadblock to any advancement of gay equality by stigmatizing the gay community.