Are we ready for sexual reorientation therapy in the U.S. military? A response to David W. Lutz
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Are we ready for sexual reorientation therapy in the U.S. military?
Abstract: 

In his paper "The Catholic Church, the American Military, and Homosexual Reorientation Therapy," David W. Lutz ultimately concludes that it is "appropriate, and highly ethical" for the American military to offer reorientation therapy to help homosexuals overcome "the vice of sodomy." The major thrust of his paper, however, is to call for abandonment of the "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" policy currently in place in the military. Lutz's paper covers much ground, and this review begins by examining whether such a wide view is necessary for the ultimate conclusions. It goes on to ask whether Lutz has omitted to mention important considerations bearing on this issue, and whether Lutz's call for the introduction of reorientation therapy is a serious call or a symbolic response to homosexual activities. Lutz fails to address essential issues such as the actual experiences of other nations having homosexuals in the military, and issues regarding what constitutes "reorientation therapy," the latter leading to questions about how such a therapy would actually be implemented.

Author(s): 
Hierholzer, Robert
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Christian Bioethics
Journal Abbreviation: 
Christ Bioeth
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Year: 
2004
Pages: 
227-238
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
3-Feb
ISSN: 
1380-3603
DOI: 
10.1080/13803600490898074
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15764097

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Robert Hierholzer. 2004. "Are we ready for sexual reorientation therapy in the U.S. military? A response to David W. Lutz." Christian Bioethics 10: 3-Feb: 227-238. 10.1080/13803600490898074.

Wikipedia Citation

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