Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council weighs in on New Jersey’s Assembly Bill 3371, which bans therapy meant to “engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age,” in today’s On the Square:
The two fundamental arguments against sexual reorientation therapy are simple: 1) such therapy does not work; and 2) such therapy is harmful. But the balance of evidence for these two claims—even in the American Psychological Association’s own writings—is not as clear-cut as the advocates of AB 3371 seem to believe.
Read the rest here. For other takes on such therapy that have been published on the First Things website, take a look at “False Hope and Gay Conversion Therapy,” by Joshua Gonnerman, and “After Exodus, What?” by Wesley Hill.