Digest: Moon, Obama, Cohen, Povia, Weinland

I have been looking into several things of late, some of which may develop into a post. For now, I’ll just a few spots (not sure if they are high or low, maybe just strange). -According to Unificationist websites, Barack Obama has been friendly with Sun Myung Moon front groups, the American Clergy Leadership Conference … Continue reading “Digest: Moon, Obama, Cohen, Povia, Weinland”

Ex-gay history: Charles Socarides and Richard Cohen on CNN

Richard Cohen has added some content to his YouTube account with a new infomercial and a clip of an interview on CNN with Charles Socarides and Cohen from what appears to be the early to mid 90s (probably 1994 given this article). Socarides mentions NARTH so it would be after the founding of that organization … Continue reading “Ex-gay history: Charles Socarides and Richard Cohen on CNN”

Ex-gay history: Richard Cohen’s 2000 Exodus Conference presentation

Exgaywatch has posted a letter from Alan Chambers from earlier this year, describing Alan’s account of a presentation by Richard Cohen at the 2000 Exodus Conference. The letter was provided anonymously and was addressed to an Exodus parents’ group. Here is the entire letter which I have also verified. Dear Parents Group, Many of us within Exodus … Continue reading “Ex-gay history: Richard Cohen’s 2000 Exodus Conference presentation”

Cohen: IHF has “no religious affiliations”

Richard Cohen has issued a statement regarding his International Healing Foundation and religious affiliations. I have a copy of what appears to be the IHF Articles of Incorporation supplied by a former board member. I hope to verify them soon. They begin this way: Section 2 – Beliefs: Essential Beliefs of IHF 1. God, our … Continue reading “Cohen: IHF has “no religious affiliations””

Exodus makes public statement regarding Richard Cohen

This statement was posted this afternoon on the Exodus International website: Statement on Richard Cohen Exodus International does not endorse the work of Richard Cohen or the methods utilized in his practice. Some of the techniques Mr. Cohen employs could be detrimental to an individual’s understanding of healthy relational boundaries and disruptive to the psychological … Continue reading “Exodus makes public statement regarding Richard Cohen”

Richard Cohen responds to critics; apologizes for Daily Show

I just received this email from Richard Cohen, published here with permission: March 22, 2007 International Healing Foundation Tel. (301) 805-6111 Greetings, I would like to address the questions that some friends have expressed in regard to some of the media appearances I’ve done recently, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Paula Zahn Now, The Montel Show, … Continue reading “Richard Cohen responds to critics; apologizes for Daily Show”

Richard Cohen on the The Daily Show

It’s like deju vu all over again. Wanna be a CSRC? I kept wondering when Donnie Davies was going to appear. UPDATE: 3/22/07 Randy Thomas of Exodus weighs in on the Daily Show appearance. The comments on his posts are interesting as well. Also, You Tube has taken the video down as a result of … Continue reading “Richard Cohen on the The Daily Show”

Alan Colmes Radio Show: Wayne Besen vs. Richard Cohen

I listened to the Alan Colmes Radio Show tonight with a debate of sorts between Richard Cohen and Wayne Besen. During the call-in segment, Chad Thompson called in and said a cheery hello. Chad, you were the most reasonable voice on the show. I think Richard mostly got the best of Wayne. Wayne needs to … Continue reading “Alan Colmes Radio Show: Wayne Besen vs. Richard Cohen”