Maddow Rips 'Gay Cure' Therapist

Cohen has 'blood on his hands'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 2:37 AM CST

(Newser) – Irritated Rachel Maddow last night eviserated a psychotherapist who claims to have "cured" thousands of gays, and charged him with having "blood on his hands." Richard Cohen's work has been used to justify Ugandan legislation known as the "Kill the Gays" bill which would enact the death penalty for homosexuality. Cohen admitted to Maddow he continued to sleep with men while married to a woman after undergoing his own "cure."

Maddow read out discredited passages from Cohen's book Coming Out Straight, exposed gaps in his knowledge of his own writings, and revealed he lacks a license to practice any kind of therapy. "Just in case this gets heard in Uganda: Richard Cohen is not licensed by any American or any other licensing body whatsoever," Maddow noted.

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