Anderson Cooper Destroys Texas Republican’s Defense Of Harmful ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’

Anderson Cooper took some time on his AC360 show last night, to destroy Texas Republican state Rep. Bryan Hughes over his defense of ex-gay reparative therapy and the Texas Republican Party’s decision to include support for the discredited therapy as part of its state party platform.

Last week, Texas Republicans added language to their platform stating that they would “recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.”

Hughes at one point states that the medical community is divided over the merits of gay reparative therapy, a lie Silver Fox Anderson quickly destroyed by saying:

“It’s really just not accurate to say that doctors are evenly divided. I could give you a list: the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselors’ Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Social Workers. They represent half a million mental health professionals, [and] they all say this is not a mental disorder. It’s not something that needs to be cured.

Watch the Anderson’s take-down below:

[H/T: Instinct via RawStory]