Who is AGA? All I can think of the the Aga Khan...and I kinda think that's not who you mean.You do, but you do not have the right to impose your choice on others, or even expect them to agree in the absence of some very sound reasoning and evidence. Your "test of time" can just as easily be used to justify racism, or even slavery. But then if I recall awhile back you commented elsewhere that slavery isn't so bad, really.
Exactly. Being gay is more like being black, and harmful for similar reasons.
Here at least we have evidence to the contrary. Being gay is as much as choice as being left-handed, or blue-eyed.
Do you have any better ideas?
To me, it's on the level of those old salesmen peddling snake oil. Whether they honestly believe it will cure whatever ailment they claim to treat, or know it's bunk and just want the money, their claims are fradulent once publicly disproven. You don't even need to address the moral question of whether ailment X should be treated, or whether it even meets the definition of "ailment".
There is a difference between espousing an unpopular view, and expecting everyone else to do so, especially when one cannot make a rational case for it. AGA is not the first member to encounter opposition here for doing so, and won't be the last.
Why is it understandable? They don't take Aesop's Fables or the Santa Claus legend literally.
Just who is going to give everyone these tools and make sure everyone has fair access to them? We tried relying on charities for "people who need help" and it was a miserable failure, at least for anyone who expects people to be able to act freely on a level playing field.
An interesting question, especially since I believe AGA works as a midwife. Could she refuse to attend the birth of such a baby, assuming its parents had not aborted? Or would she deliver the child in the hopes that he would later on undergo the anti-gay conversion process?