Observer Radio Episode 62: Discussing the Texas GOP’s Support for Reparative Therapy

Ted Cruz addresses an anti-gay marriage rally during the Republican state convention on June 5, 2014.
Ted Cruz addresses an anti-gay marriage rally during the Republican state convention on June 5, 2014. Christopher Hooks

Ted Cruz addresses an anti-gay marriage rally during the Republican state convention on June 5, 2014.
Ted Cruz addresses an anti-gay marriage rally during the Republican state convention on June 5, 2014.  Christopher Hooks

In this episode of Observer Radio, we discuss the Texas GOP’s choice to include reparative therapy—a widely discredited and dangerous sort of counseling to help gay people convert to living straight—in the party’s 2014 platform with politics writer Chris Hooks, joined by Rudy Oeftering, vice president of the Dallas-based Metroplex Republicans.

Staff writer Patrick Michels and UFO researcher Noe Torres talk about the Del Rio UFO Festival and how Texas border towns see a chance to rebrand around long-forgotten UFO crash sites along the Rio Grande.

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