Ex-Gay Therapy Debate

  • Aired:  12/11/12
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Therapy aimed at turning gay kids straight can cause depression and suicide, but outlawing it would require America to sit back and let people be gay. (3:26)

>> Stephen: (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

NATION, EVERYBODY WHO WATCHES THIS SHOW KNOWS THAT WE ARE ENGAGED IN A WAR AGAINST THE GAYS.

THE LATEST BATTLEFIELD IS CALIFORNIA WHERE GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN RECENTLY SIGNED A LAW

BANNING GAY REPAIRIVE THE THERAPY: TREATMENTS AIMED AT TURNING GAY KIDS STRAIGHT.

JUST BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS GAY CONVERSION THERAPY CAN CAUSE

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.

BIG DEAL!

SO DOES LUNESTA.

(LAUGHTER) THAT'S JUST AMBIEN FOR GAY PEOPLE.

THAT'S WHY THERE'S A BUTTERFLY.

FORTUNATELY -- THAT'S TRUE.

IT'S TRUE.

FORTUNATELY, FEDERAL JUDGE WILLIAM SHOVE TOLD CALIFORNIA TO SHOVE IT.

>> THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN BLOCKED FROM ENFORCING A NEW BAN ON THERAPY THAT SEEKS TO

CHANGE THE SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF MINORS FROM GAY TO STRAIGHT.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THE LAW MAY INHIBIT THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF THERAPISTS WHO OPPOSE HOMOSEXUALITY.

>> Stephen: DAMN STRAIGHT!

THESE KIDS NEED OUR HELP.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY GAY, LOOK HOW BLURRY THEY ARE!

(LAUGHTER) THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

FOLKS, THIS IS A GOOD CALL BECAUSE THESE ANTI-GAY TREATMENTS ARE PROVEN.

A RECENT LAWSUIT IN NEW JERSEY HIGHLIGHTED SOME OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS ANTI-GAY

THERAPISTS USE.

>> IN ANOTHER EXERCISE A MAN HAS TO BREAK THROUGH A HUMAN BARRICADE THAT I WAS A PART OF

IN ORDER TO SEIZE TWO ORANGES THAT WERE MEANT TO SYMBOLIZE HIS TESTICLES.

HE WAS THEN INSTRUCTED TO SQUEEZE THE JUICE FROM THEM AND DRINK THEM AND PUT THE ORANGES

IN HIS PANTS IN ORDER TO REPRESENT GAINING HIS TESTICLES.

THE SYMBOLIC ABSENCE OF THEM SUPPOSEDLY BEING A CAUSE OF HIS HOMOSEXUALITY.

(AUDIENCE REACTS) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: ALSO A GREAT WAY TO PROVIDE FRESH-SQUEEZED O.J. FOR THE CLINIC'S BREAKFAST BAR.

OTHERS HAD PATIENTS BEATING AN EFFIGY OF THEIR MOTHERS WITH A TENNIS RACKET, BEING SUBJECTED

TO RIDICULE AS FAGGOTS AND VISITING BATHHOUSES AND ORDERED TO BE NUDE WITH FATHER FIGURES.

WELL, THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

THEY CURE YOU BY THROWING YOU IN A ROOM WITH A BUNCH OF NAKED MEN.

IT'S LIKE WHEN YOUR DAD CAUGHT YOU SMOKING AND FORCED YOU TO SMOKE A WHOLE CARTON OF

CIGARETTES WITH A BUNCH OF NAKED MEN.

(LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) JUDGE SHOVE REMINDS US THAT THE EVIDENCE OF EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

CAUSED BY GAY CONVERSION THERAPY IS BASED ON QUESTIONABLE AND SCIENTIFICALLY INCOMPLETE

STUDIES UNLIKELY TO SATISFY THE DEMANDS OF STRICT SCRUTINY.

EXACTLY!

THERE'S NO SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS THAT WITH STAND THE SORT OF STRICT SCRUTINY THAT STUFFING

ORANGES DOWN YOUR PANTS DOES.

(LAUGHTER) BECAUSE IF WE OUTLAW THESE THERAPIES WE'VE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO SIT BACK AND LET PEOPLE

BE GAY!

JUST LIKE WE GAVE UP ON CURING LEFT-HANDEDNESS.

(LAUGHTER) AND NOW WE'VE GOT ONE OF THEM THE WHITE HOUSE.

(LAUGHTER)

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