Ever since the media started examining reports that the clinic operated by Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus practices “ex-gay therapy,” the Religious Right has been in a tizzy and come rushing to their defense.
So it was no surprise to see Bryan Fischer doing his part, though in this case it was Dr. Tim Rampey (who, oddly, was promoted as the author of “America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics And How We’ve Been Deceived,” though the book cover says it was written by “Dr. Timothy Scott”) who reached out to Fischer and offered to come on to his program and defend the practice.
During the extended discussion, Rampey complained that the mental health profession was misleading the public into believing that gays and lesbians are born that way and there used to be all sorts of studies disproving that idea – like “Calvin’s Rat Universe” – but those studies have been removed from all textbooks. Rampey went on to claim that gay men were hated by their fathers and asserted that there is absolutely no evidence that efforts to change sexual orientation are harmful: