A new study, entitled the Exodus Project and conducted by two psychologists, has determined that, through "religiously mediated means", it is possible for homosexual individuals to leave their old lifestyle and embrace the heterosexual lifestyle. The study also determined that, contrary to mainstream scientific thought, the effort to change one's inclinations away from homosexuality does not appear to be psychologically problematic.
However, if you continue reading this blather you find that only 38% of the people in the study have "changed" and "changed" is a whole other matter. That 38% includes people who couldn't change but now live a chaste life. There were so many problems with this study that it spins the head.
Box Turtle Bulletin has delved into this shady study (they provide lots of information) But here's the gist of their findings:
- 33 people reported change (moving from homosexual, bisexual or other at Time 1 to heterosexual at time 3; or homosexual at Time 1 to bisexual or other at Time 3)
- 29 reported no change
- 8 reported “negative change” (moving from heterosexual, bisexual or other at Time 1 to homosexual at Time 3; or from heterosexual at Time 1 to bisexual or other at Time 3).
- 3 reported uncertain change (moving from bisexual to other, or the reverse) .