People with same-sex attractions can get effective help, as one
counseling organization testifies.
Can Change is the name of an organization that has worked with
countless men and women who are seeking a change in sexual
Spokesman Rich Wyler tells OneNewsNow it has proven
"I know this from personal experience myself having been through
it and knowing many others," he says. "And our survey of men and
women who have been through therapy to reduce same-sex attractions
found that over half -- 55 percent -- said the counseling was
effective in helping them to reduce the frequency and intensity of
their homosexual attractions."
The survey conducted by People Can Change indicates benefits
beyond that one factor.
"But also 7 out of 10 found that their self-esteem improved, the
shame diminished, they became more self-accepting as they went
through this type of counseling, and it's just wrong not to make it
an option for those who seek it," he declares.
However, the California Assembly has passed a bill banning
reparative therapy, and a bill introduced in the New Jersey
legislature would make such therapy illegal for young people with
same-sex attractions. In both instances, the bills were heavily
supported by homosexual activist organizations.
People Can Changes is based in Ruckersville, Virginia.