Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Since many of the attacks are targeted at Melissa Fryrear...

(CitizenLink, September 11th, 2008)

...director of the gender issues department at Focus [on the Family], CitizenLink asked her to set the record straight.
2. We often hear that people like you — who no longer identify as homosexual — do not exist. How do you respond?
Melissa Fryrear: “We also have clinical studies and research that support what so many of us know personally. Last fall, researchers Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse released the results of a three-year study that showed sexual-orientation change is possible for some individuals going through religiously mediated programs. The study was the first longitudinal, peer-reviewed, scientific research of its kind.”
I’m sorry, did she just say “peer-reviewed?”

3 comments:

NG said...

Jones and Yarhouse are on the Exodus payroll, no?

This reminds me of a post I did regarding Alan Chambers, who in trying to prove he wasn't lying...redirected people to the Exodus website.

Kevin said...

'Peer Reviewed' means that it was reviewed by Chambers and Thomas...

Emproph said...

"Peer reviewed," at least according to Wikipedia:

"This normative process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and prevents the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views."
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That book (which I own) contained all 4 of those examples:

"irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views".
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They set the standard of success so low as for it not to be possible of failure:

Their entire goal was to see if it was "EVER" possible to change (orientation), and if it was "ALWAYS" harmful.

As far as I'm concerned, she just (metaphorically) yelled "fire!" in the scientific theater.
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Am I really missing something here?