Talking about the "things that matter most" on August 10
3:00 – Kresta Comments
3:20 – TBA
3:40 – APA: No Therapy for Gays
There is no firm evidence that sexual orientation can be changed through therapy, so mental health professionals should not tell conflicted gay clients that they can become heterosexual with such treatments. That according to the American Psychological Association. Dr. Peter Kleponis disagrees and says the evidence is on his side. He joins us.
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – You're Teaching My Child What?
If you think sex education is still about the birds and the bees, you're wrong. And it's not about science either. If you're a parent with children in the public school system, you need to know what's really going on. Dr. Miriam Grossman, M.D. rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth. Instead of teaching our children the facts of life, sex educators are lying to them, ignoring medical fact in favor of politicized, and dangerous, propaganda that could ruin your child's life forever.
4:40 – APA Dismisses Gay-to-Straight Therapy / New Study: Not So Fast
Last week The American Psychological Association declared that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients they can become straight through therapy or other treatments. Instead, the APA urged therapists to consider multiple options — that could range from celibacy to switching churches — for helping clients whose sexual orientation and religious faith conflict. Two days later, Mark Yarhouse of Regent University and Stanton Jones of Wheaton College released findings at the APA meeting from their six-year study of people who went through Exodus programs. More than half of 61 subjects either converted to heterosexuality or “disidentified” with homosexuality while embracing chastity. Is this proof that change is possible? Or that the attempt to change will not be harmful? We talk to Professor Jones.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – God Loves You and There's Nothing You Can Do about It
God's love comes to us through the Holy Spirit, but many people are confused about the role and work of this third person of the Trinity. David Mangan's experience of the sacrament of confirmation, when the Holy Spirit floods the soul, is typical: “I figured that God knew what He was doing, and the bishop knew what he was doing, but I wasn't sure that I knew what I was doing.” If you're wondering how to receive more of God's life and love through the action of the Holy Spirit, you want to hear this interview. The power Jesus promised his followers when he ascended to the Father is yours for the asking. Blending lively anecdotes, personal testimony and humor, the Dave shows us how to turn to God in expectant faith and open ourselves to the dynamite of the Holy Spirit.