An American church is claiming men can beat homosexuality by stroking horses. The pastor there claims that horses make men more masculine.
Pastor Raymond Bell of The Cowboy Church of Virginia spoke with the Gay Star News and stated that he has a psychotherapy that will “help any person who is living the homosexual lifestyle or involved in it in any way. Bell went on to say that, “Homosexuality is actually a type of addiction."
“It is not ‘curable’ as a disease because it is a choice driven by the person.” Bell also alleges that “horses encourage men to act more masculine.”
Pastor Bell’s psychotherapy is “Equine Assisted Psychotherapy” located on a ran in the south and according to Bell will teach men to stop being gay and encourage them to be masculine.
When speaking to the Gay Star News, Bell stated, “EAP can help any person who is living the homosexual lifestyle or involved in it in anyway.”
“The first common misconception is that homosexuality is genetic, or hereditary, or as some say ‘born this way’. Homosexuality is actually a type of addiction. It is not curable as a disease because it is a choice driven by the person.”
Bell says EAP will help the homosexual individual identify what it was that “involved” them in homosexuality. He lists rape, abandonment, lack of a male role model, abuse and low self-esteem as causes of homosexuality.
Bell went further by saying, “Homosexuality is a secondary effect from a single, or multiple primary events in a person’s life.”
When Bell was questioned as to if the therapy had ever worked, the arrogant bigot answered, “it is not now, nor has it ever been, in question.”
These types of “gay cure” therapies have now been banned in California. The ban that was instituted no longer allows “psychiatrists and churches from performing reparative therapy.”
The World Health Organization refers to this type of therapy as “dangerous and abusive.” In 1975, the American Psychological Association went on record stating “homosexuality is not an illness and views gay cure practices as inappropriate, unethical and inhumane.”
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