Rekers denied any inappropriate conduct and suggestions that he was gay. The male escort told CNN he had given Rekers “sexual massages” while traveling together in Europe. Rekers subsequently resigned from the board of NARTH. Rekers is being a gay christian pdf with children.
The study’s published results stated that the “treatment intervention produced a profound change” in the subject, a boy treated from the age of 4 years 11 months. Kirk Murphy, a child Rekers states that he cured in many of his books. Murphy’s siblings and mother state that the therapy ultimately had lasting damage to the boy and led to him growing up to be a man who grappled constantly with his homosexuality before committing suicide in 2003 at the age of 38. Rekers was an assistant research psychologist and adjunct assistant professor of psychology at UCLA from 1974 to 1977. Rekers refers in his academic work to “the positive therapeutic effects of religious conversion for curing transsexualism” and “the positive therapeutic effect of a church ministry to repentant homosexuals. Rekers credits himself for developing a method of assessing gender behavior in children’s play in 1972.
Regier and Rekers, which condemned working mothers as being in “bondage” and argued that the government should have no right to place children in protective custody except in cases of extreme abuse or neglect. The tract’s authors also “affirm that Biblical spanking may cause temporary and superficial bruises or welts that do not constitute child abuse” and “deny that the Bible countenances any other definition of the family, such as the sharing of a household by homosexual partners, and that society’s laws should be modified in any way to broaden the definition of family. Bush told the media that Regier “doesn’t share those extreme views. Regier survived the controversy and served as DCF head from 2002 to the end of Jeb Bush’s term in 2007. Rekers has attracted attention for his views on homosexuality, which have been promoted in a number of forums and court cases. He asserts that homosexuality is a “gender disturbance” that can be corrected through 18 to 22 months of weekly therapy during childhood and adolescence. APA states “The idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.
According to Rekers himself, he spends much of his time with boys whose peers regard them as “sissy” and “effeminate” with the goal of reversing those traits and “help these children to become better adapted to themselves and to their environment. The APA’s opposition to his methods led to him resigning from the organization. Rekers has appeared in court in several cases as an expert witness testifying on matters concerning homosexuality. Legal experts have discussed whether his involvement with a male prostitute in 2010 could render his testimony unreliable, possibly affecting the outcome of pending cases in Florida and California. Rekers testified before the Washington, D. God as a punishment for allowing homosexuality and that active homosexuals face “eternal separation from God”, i.