Focus on the Family, others urge APA to consider faith of patients.

Beginning
next week, a task force set up by the American Psychological
Association (APA) will begin reviewing the organization’s 10-year-old
policy on homosexuality, which opposes counseling that treats same-sex
attraction as a mental illness, but does not forbid various therapies
that address unwanted same-sex attraction.

Focus on the Family has joined more than 250 pro-family
organizations and individuals in urging the APA to recognize the
religious beliefs of clients and to allow those who struggle with
unwanted same-sex attraction to receive therapy. The letter is
signed by the Southern Baptist Convention, Assemblies of God, Church of
the Nazarene, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the
National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists and more than 22
higher-education institutions.

“We believe that psychologists should assist clients to develop
lives that they value, even if that means they decline to identify as
homosexual,” said the letter, which represents about 20 million
Americans. It requests a meeting with APA leaders.

Read More — CitizenLink: Psychologists to Review Policy on Homosexuality

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