The ex gay industry rests a great deal on the insecurities and fear of, if not the gay person...those that can act as agents to pressure a gay individual into their counsel.
Parents, teachers and clergy make up such people that CAN apply pressure.
And with such real ulitmatums if not outright threats likely, that very much invalidates that a gay person seeks such therapy and change entirely on their own.
Were such pressures eliminated, only then will I believe that they even have such persuasive ability to motivate someone gay to care about changing.
And more's the point, such change is almost entirely religiously motivated. And this again, begs the question, can a Christian call their faith just that if it requires such monumental pressure and gravitas to make a gay person trust them?
Change is possible, but the other caveats are not mentioned and THAT is what annoys me most of all.
And mostly it begs these questions too:
Why is change necessary? And what's it to you if a gay person doesn't? - John Corvino