Sunday, November 25, 2007

The latest “ex-gay” ruse: Junk science at its worst

"Focus on the Family’s Melissa Fryrear chirped about the “high . . . percentage of reported change.” But look at the numbers reported in the study:
33 people reported change in the desired manner (from gay at time 1 in the heterosexual direction at time 3)
29 reported no change
8 reported change in the “undesired direction”
3 were unsure how to describe their experience
25 dropped out of the study.

Add up those numbers: 33 + 29 + 8 + 3 + 25 = 98 (72 men and 26 women). A study claiming such global conclusions was based on a subject pool -- selected from Exodus clients -- of fewer than 100 people. The “high percentage” Ms. Fryrear chirped about is less than the combined percentage of those reporting “no change” and those who were “gayer” than when they entered the project."

Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D., Online Journal, Oct 1, 2007
Talk about gay science! Brought to you by the same morons that gave you "creation science".
He posted lots of nice references, so take a look. I found this one amusing:
“When I appeared with Chambers on the Faith Under Fire TV show, he insisted that millions and millions of people have found freedom from homosexuality through Jesus Christ. I questioned him, ‘Millions and millions?!? Do you have data to back this up.’ He proceeded to tell me about a five-year study they started with 100 people. I asked, ‘What happened to millions of millions?’”

Peterson Toscano's A Musing, March 02, 2006

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