Religion, and Homosexuality: Critical Responses to Reparative Therapy
February 7, 103 Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., "The Theory
and Practice of Reparative Therapy," sponsored by the Center for
the Study of Religion and Culture, with panelists Dr. Daniel Helminiak,
clinical professor of psychiatry at Emory University; and Carlton Cornett,
a Nashville psychotherapist whose practice serves the gay community.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., "The Religious
Context of Reparative Therapy," sponsored by the Carpenter Program
in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, with panelists Mark Jordan, the
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University and author
of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology; James Hudnut-Beumler,
dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished
Professor of American Religious History; and Amy-Jill Levine, Carpenter
Professor of New Testament and director of Vanderbilt’s Carpenter
Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., "Strategic Activism
and Reparative Therapy," sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign,
with panelists Wayne Besen, author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking
the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth; Don Schlosser, who
accepted his sexual orientation after trying reparative therapy; and
other members of the local chapter of the Human Rights Campaign.
See the Tennessean article from Thursday, January 15, 2004
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