The Rise and Fall of the National Organization for Marriage

NOM spokesman: Rejecting reparative therapy puts Catholic teaching ‘on the stake’

December 13, 2012, by Jeremy Hooper

Reacting to a ruling by The Order of Psychologists of Quebec, which declared the draconian quackery known as "reparative therapy" to be unethical, the National Organization For Marriage's "anti-defamation" spkesperson, Damian Goddard, is claiming that such reasonable resistance to junk science puts Catholic teaching "on the stake":


So first we have Damian all but admitting that he sees gays as abnormal, positioning that label as a mere semantic step from the Catholic-preferred "intrinsically disordered."  But then he's taking it all a step further, suggesting that a scientific community's fully researched consensus position is itself crucifying Catholic teaching.  Because what, pscyhologists are supposed to sell snake oil that they recognize as pungent simply to appease certain people's religious resistance to our world's natural spectrum?  It's pretty clear how Damian would answer that question.  But is that really the Catholic view when it comes to "repairing" gay people?  Really?    

This is all pretty damaging to the NOM image.  NOM used to shy away from even its Catholic basis.  Now we have official NOM spokespeople using the organization's guiding faith to defend the "changing" of gay people?!  Gee, it's no wonder Maggie Gallagher has all but fled the org.