Fighting for Counseling Freedom for Those Who Wish to Leave the LGBT Subculture

By The Ruth Institute Published on November 29, 2023

Dr. Mike Davidson is the Chairman of the International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice, which promotes the option of therapy for clients seeking help for unwanted sexual feelings, attractions and behaviors. He also co-directs X-Out-Loud, which celebrates those who found freedom from unwanted homosexual desires and gender confusion.

In this episode of The Dr. J Show, Dr. Davidson and Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse discuss what he calls, “the audacity of individuals saying that people will be harmed if they move away from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.” He knows many, many people who have left the LGBT subculture and are happier and healthier as a result.

He points out that: “Just about in every aspect of life, we highly value autonomy, but in the area of counseling people who are struggling with their sexual identity, all of a sudden it’s the therapists, or in other contexts, it’s the politician, who makes the decisions about what you can and cannot do,” Davidson says.

“This is not a terrain in which there is balanced debate … It’s almost as though one viewpoint has become the judge, the jury, and the executioner.”

Learn more about Dr. Davidson’s ministries to help people who want to leave the LGBT subculture by watching the full episode with our Locals community. Or, watch the first half on YouTube, Rumble, or Bitchute.

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It’s easy to be thankful when life is easy. When things get challenging, being grateful becomes more difficult. It’s important that we choose to turn our eyes back on God and live in gratitude for his many blessings.

We live in a “me, myself, and I” culture, which grossly neglects gratitude. In a recent Washington Times article, Don Feder sums it up best:

We’ve lost a sense of the Divine. As more and more Americans become secular, we’re becoming a people who’ve forgotten how to say thank you — not just to God, but to each other. But it starts with God.

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Support the Ruth Institute Campaign to Fight Against Worldwide Therapy Bans

Therapy bans throughout the United States and in countries around the world are largely based on the testimony of one man: Sam Brinton.

Sam claimed he was subjected to psychological and physical torture to overcome his homosexual tendencies. He spoke about this at the United Nations Committee Against Torture. He was the poster child of the movement to ban any kind of counseling that addresses unwanted same-sex attraction.

But here’s the thing: according to an expert, he made it up.

Susan Constantine, a world-renowned expert on deception, examined Sam’s testimonies. She and her team conducted a careful three-part analysis of his speech patterns, voice tremors and body language. She concluded that he was “highly deceptive.” She noted his subtle smirk that signals quote “duping delight.” That is, he takes pleasure in lying and seeing people fall for it.

One thing Ms. Constantine did say he was truthful about, was being emotionally and verbally abused by his father.

The Ruth Institute feels compassion for the many people who experience same-sex attraction and would like counseling, especially when it comes to dealing with trauma that may have induced the feelings in the first place. Making such therapy illegal is unjust to these wounded souls, including perhaps, Sam Brinton himself.

Take action against counseling bans. Help change the culture for the better. Support the Ruth Institute campaign to #ProtectTheDefectors from the LGBT+ lifestyle. Help people with unwanted same-sex attraction find hope and healing.

Support Counseling Freedom for All.


The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. The Ruth Institute’s Founder and President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube channel to get all our latest news.

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