Family Research Council Pundit Uses Robin Williams' Death As 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Push In Blog Post

August 19, 2014 2:36 PM

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Sprigg, who is a Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the FRC, suggests that "socially liberal political activists" should try to outlaw the type of rehab Williams had reportedly received for drug and alcohol abuse in the past, because they are "trying to ban [another] form of mental health treatment" in the way of reparative, or "ex-gay," therapy.

Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help — much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, ...

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