Some churches offer 'cures' for homosexuality, I suppose it would be aversion therapy and stuff like that. Most scientists do not accept that this kind of thing works at all, and may in fact have bad side effects. I guess most of the people here would side with the scientists.
But here's the question: church ministers are (probably) not medically qualified and so should not offer a 'cure', especially when it is generally accepted to be poor advice. So, is it illegal, and if not why not? Can people sue for any bad effects the advice may have? Is there a regulatory agency which should be taking action, and does it ever?
I guess this kind of thing occurs most often in the States, so the opinions of our American members would be appreciated.
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