The author of a study purporting to find evidence that homosexuality can be ‘cured’ has admitted that it was flawed.
Dr Robert Spitzer, author of the 2001 study of “reparative therapy”, said that it made “unproven claims”.
The study, Dr Spitzer admitted, failed to allow for the possibility that his 200 subjects were lying or deceiving themselves.
Helen Kelly, producer of the documentary ‘The Cure’ about “sexual healing” programs, said that “that study has pretty much been the stand-alone scientific research a lot of anti-gay groups point to.”
Treatments to alter homosexual orientation are generally regarded as pseudo-science, but are promoted by some Christian groups.