What epidemic? There's no evidence that there are any more gays today than in the past.
9/3/2008 4:13:36 PM
If it were free and effective therapy, I suppose some people would be bothered to take it.
As it is not effective, free or not, it would be a waste of time.
9/3/2008 4:34:22 PM
Insurance against turning gay?
I'd buy that for a dollar.
9/3/2008 4:41:39 PM
Um...no? Happy being gay and no interest in changing that to being unhappy.
9/3/2008 4:57:33 PM
Take a shot.
I love how so many fundies fail to notice that ex-gay therapy doesn't work in the long run. Sure, they'll renounce homosexuality at first, but they'll never be attracted solely to the opposite sex, no matter what kind of "treatment" you give them.
9/3/2008 5:42:33 PM
Lord of the dead
I've got a better question Sian.
If ex-christian therapy were free, would you see a therapist?
I've been talking with some of my fellow agnostics on ways to roll back the epidemic within our free nation. By setting up a anit-religious insurance company, concerned families can sign up, and, in the event a disease of the mind occurs, the afflicted individual can be taken to treatment so he/she can be made intelligent again. There will also be charity care as well, as there will certainly be donations from well wishers who want to help their fellow human beings overcome their chritianity and improve on their agnostic potential.
If this led to free ex-christian reparative therapy, would you sign up as a patient?
9/3/2008 6:44:13 PM
I'd like to recommend that everyone here check out the wesite for Ex-Gay Watch.
9/3/2008 7:33:01 PM
Yeah, this'll work.
9/3/2008 8:12:00 PM
Because the astounding suicide rates among the ex-gays shows JUST how effective it is...
9/3/2008 8:52:34 PM
/If ex-gay therapy were free, would you see a therapist?/
I'm heterosexual, but if I were a lesbian, the only reason that I would get therapy would be if I were as viciously shunned by bigots and consequently made to feel depressed as many homosexuals are.
/I've been talking with some of my fellow Christians on ways to roll back the epidemic within our Christian nation./
Homosexuality is not a disease! And the US is not a Christian nation! Get over it!
/By setting up a religious insurance company/
WTH? This is just screaming 'fraud' to me.
/concerned families can sign up, and, in the event a spiritual disease occurs,/
Oh, so it's a "spiritual" disease now? Give me a break.
/the afflicted individual can be taken to treatment so he/she can be made straight again./
Tough luck. Unless they're actually bisexual, it won't work.
/There will also be charity care as well, as there will certainly be donations from well wishers who want to help their fellow human beings overcome their same sex attractions and improve on their heterosexual potential./
In other words: homophobic busybodies who like to poke their noses into things that are none of their business.
/If this led to free ex-gay reparative therapy, would you sign up as a patient?/
Heck no! I already make myself insecure and self-conscious, I wouldn't need a patronizing bigot to do it for me.
9/3/2008 10:41:14 PM
"1984" here we come!
9/3/2008 10:54:46 PM
I believe that the statistics for those "gay reformation programs" show something like a 6% success rate. Even the weatherman beats that.
9/4/2008 2:32:22 AM
Insurance premiums for Jeebus!
9/4/2008 2:42:34 AM
Why yes! Does the "therapy" consists of asian school-girls by chance?
Yes, that will turn me straight, in fact, it's the only thing that would do the trick!
It's all free, right?
9/4/2008 2:43:18 AM
why would you try to get rid of something so fabulous?
9/11/2008 6:31:08 AM
"Spiritual Disease"? "Made straight again?"
I would love to improve on my heterosexual potential though.
11/30/2008 6:07:31 PM
Spiritual disease? Presumably caused by invisible and intangible bacteria, and treated with invisible and intangible antibiotics. So, a bit like homeopathy then...
11/30/2008 6:27:58 PM
40 years ago, when the western world was more benighted, maybe,if would work and get the bullies off me.
But, even so, if I had known the joy, friends, and love I've got, and the truly special people who are more to me than family, then I'd suggest fucking yourself with a live cattleprod rather than come at me with that shit.
On my deathbed I will contentedly look back and realise that I did make a difference to people's lives.
11/30/2008 9:37:47 PM
I think the essential point the fella there's missed is that if you sign up an insurance company it isn't free, because you pay a premium against a risk which they indemnify. The charge a premium based on the likelihood that the said risk will occur, and how many people have thrown money into the pot. I imagine that this particular insurance product would be a niche market so the premiums would be pretty high.
Then again, people do buy the craziest pointless shit.
1/8/2011 4:47:28 PM
Oh so you mean they will charge what's it worth at long last?
1/8/2011 9:55:08 PM
Looks like someone wants to start up a home business scam
1/9/2011 6:40:57 AM
lol yeah because its a treatable condition...
1/9/2011 7:00:47 AM
There is no such thing as ex-gay.
"Ex"-gay therapy is a big, fat fraud that is part of some diabolical scheme by homophobes to make gay people want to kill themselves.
12/4/2012 9:37:19 PM