By Mister Curie
While I have heard accounts of aversion therapy used at BYU, and while I believed those accounts, it just doesn't quite give me the same visceral reaction as when I see documentation and evidence. I just read the best documented evidence I have seen to date of the role of aversion therapy at BYU, here (included are screen shots from the BYU PhD disertation on using aversion therapy on homosexual BYU students). You can even search the the Harold B. Lee Library online archives and find uncontrovertible evidence that the disertation exists.
While the documentation does not provide the most emotional description of aversion therapy, seeing hard evidence affects me in a way that not even an emotional narrative can. It makes me feel sick.
Perhaps one area where this reaction comes from is learning that aversion therapy was part of a PhD disertation. Being a PhD student myself, I have a strong reaction to a fellow PhD student harming human beings by performing aversion therapy.
4 days ago