On Ex-Gays:


To the Editor:


Sandra Boodman’s lengthy stories on ex-gay reparative therapy make me wonder, why is sexual orientation such a big deal with many people?  Apart from religious convictions, traditional heterosexual marriage with family is the most natural way to socialize someone into meeting the needs of others. In the later part of the last century, sexual orientation was viewed as a private matter, whether a “choice” or not. Today, in an Internet-linked world beset with many problems associated with personal competitiveness, family loyalty and appropriate emotional links to others are beginning to look like moral issues again, very much connected to social justice.


8/16/2005  (refer to 8/16/2005 issue)


Bill Boushka

4201 Wilson Blvd #110-688

Arlington, VA 22203-1859


best email is this one JBoushka@aol.com