Christian pastor claims pet therapy with horses can cure homosexuals of their 'addiction' to members of the same sex
Raymond Bell, The Cowboy Church of Virginia's chief pastor, says the efficacy of 'Equine Assisted Psychotherapy' has never been in doubt
A Virginia pastor claims he's discovered a new application for an existing form of pet therapy utilizing horses: ridding homosexuals of their troublesome 'addiction' to members of the same sex.
Raymond Bell, The Cowboy Church of Virginia's chief pastor, tells Gay Star News 'Equine Assisted Psychotherapy' can, 'help any person who is living the homosexual lifestyle or involved in it any way.'
When asked by Gay Star News whether the therapy has ever worked in the past, Bell told the publication, ‘it is not now, nor has it ever been, in question’.
EAP is a form of pet therapy in which a person sorts out their own emotions by engaging in myriad activities with horses - from grooming and walking to playing games with the animal.
It is conventionally used as a stop-gap for addressing everything from trust issues to eating disorders to assuaging pain associated with repressed mental trauma. However, Bell reportedly believes the therapy can also be used to cure one's 'addiction' to homosexuality