• In this Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Israeli Dr. Elan Karten poses for a portrait at his office in Jerusalem. Karten, a U.S.-trained psychologist and Orthodox Jew, says he treated about 100 people looking to minimize their homosexual attractions. Therapy to reduce or eliminate homosexuality has been widely discredited by the mainstream scientific community. Karten and his colleagues insist the therapy can be effective, but that professional health organizations dismiss the claim because of a pro-gay political bias. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    ‘Gay conversion’ therapists find safe haven in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

  • A sign is seen on the front window of Watt's Blooming, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. The florist does not discriminate and will serve all. Some worry that decades of work to reverse the city's sleepy image by luring conventions, businesses and even a Super Bowl to Indianapolis could be turned back by an ongoing culture war over civil rights protections for LGBT people that has divided urban areas from rural. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.