The Mormon Church and aversion therapy

August 16, 2009 at 8:31 am (homosexuality, Mormonism)

The Mormon Church, the same people who supported Prop 8, use what’s called aversion therapy and reparative therapy to try to “cure” homosexuality. These therapy techniques are illegal, but they do them anyway. According to http://mormonism.suite101.com/articl…ersion_therapy,

Aversion Therapy is no longer practiced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The practice of electroshock therapy at BYU ended in the 1970s. Aversion therapy had to be abandoned by BYU because electroshock aversion therapy failed to cure homosexuality. Reparative therapy programs today use behavior modification instead of the barbaric methods employed in the 70s by the Mormon church.

The Mormon Church used electroshock therapy, by use of electrodes placed on the testicles, showing images of what they thought were sexually arousing to the homosexual in question, and shocking them if they were aroused. This was thought to “stop” homosexuals from being… homosexual.

http://www.connellodonovan.com/abom.html has an interesting article on how Brigham Morris Young was himself a cross-dresser. Oh, and there’s also http://zagria.blogspot.com/2008/11/b…ris-young.html and http://books.google.com/books?id=UXV…age&q=&f=false.

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