One of the most prominent "gay conversion therapists" in the US has divorced his wife and wants to start dating men.
David Matheson, from Utah, was the creator of widely maligned and discredited courses that claimed to be capable of changing the sexuality of those who studied them.
Now he has acknowledged that his work was hurtful to people, and blamed his previous views on the "shame-based, homophobic-based system" of the Mormon church in which he was raised....
A fervent religionist, but the penny finally dropped. He saw Mormonism for what it was - a superstitious, controlling, sectarian cult. (With lots of money).
It's legal to carry out "conversion therapy" on minors in all but 15 US states. It is apparently legal in the UK, even for minors, but the practice doesn't seem widespread. Quote, "The British government is planning to outlaw so-called gay conversion therapy as part of an effort to counter intolerance and discrimination.
The £4.5 million initiative follows a survey of LGBT people that found 2% of the 108,000 respondents had undergone conversion therapy while 5% had been offered it. Unquote, source:
Religious "beliefs" (opinions) motivate child genital mutilation, faith schools and conversion therapy - to name just some of the ills.