Dr Miriam Grossman, an American psychiatrist with a religiously-inspired message is coming to Australian to peddle her snake-oil and bigotry to unsuspecting families. This medical fraudster should charged with malpractice, especially considering she believes gays can be cured of homosexuality.
Dr Miriam Grossman’s reputation precedes her, with her Australian Family Association sponsored trip to Australia to peddle her books and religiously inspired unscientific message on sex education. If alarm bells aren’t going off by the involvement of the AFA, they should be with Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen chairing the session she’s talking at.
I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve heard about this unfortunate situation.
Parents and children don’t need unscientific snake-oil messages being peddled about sex education, especially when there is a religious imperative underlying it all. What the community needs to hear is proven findings from respectable scientific research.
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect to the message that psychiatrist Dr Miriam Grossman is delivering as “the truth” is that it is counter to that of her medical profession. I’d be calling that malpractice and revoking her license if it was within my power.
A look back at the inaugural Global Atheist Convention, March 12-14 2010
I attended the inaugural Global Atheist Convention in 2010. It was an exhilarating weekend packed with some of the finest speakers from Australia and around the world. There were so many highlights for me, although perhaps the biggest highlight was getting to meet a long-standing idol Robyn Williams, and more recent source of inspiration, PZ Myers.
Please enjoy my collection of photographs from the weekend of March 12-14 2010. I’ve posted them to Picasa, Plus, and Facebook. I invite your comments.
Stand tuned for the photographs from the second Global Atheist Convention, this coming weekend, April 13-15 2012.
Lastly, recapture some of the excitement from 2010 through the eyes of the Bruce Llama.