Skip to comments.Exposed: The Myth That Psychiatry Has Proven That Homosexual Behavior Is Normal
Posted on 06/28/2013 3:32:52 AM PDT by nikos1121
In 1973, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II).
This decision was a significant victory for homosexual activists and they have continued to claim that the APA based their decision on new scientific discoveries that proved that homosexual behavior is normal and should be affirmed in our culture.
This is false and part of numerous homosexual urban legends that have infiltrated every aspect of our culture. The removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has given homosexual activists credibility in the culture, and they have demanded that their sexual behavior be affirmed in society.
What Really Happened?
Numerous psychiatrists over the past decades have described what forces were really at work both inside and outside of the American Psychiatric Association,and what led to the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Dr. Ronald Bayer, a pro-homosexual psychiatrist has described what actually occured in his book, Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnoses. (1981)
Chapter 4, "Diagnostic Politics: Homosexuality and the American Psychiatric Association," Dr. Bayer says that the first attack by homosexual activists against the APA began in 1970 when this organization held its convention in San Francisco. Homosexual activists decided to disrupt the conference by interrupting speakers and shouting down and ridiculing psychiatrists who viewed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1971, homosexual activist Frank Kameny worked with the Gay Liberation Front collective to demonstrate against the APA's convention. At the 1971 conference, Kamney grabbed the microphone and yelled, "Psychiatry is the enemy incarnate. Psychiatry has waged a relentless war of extermination against us. You may take this as a decleration of war against you."
Homosexuals forged APA credentials and threatened anyone who claimed that homosexuals needed to be cured.
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I'm a physician. I can recall very clearly in medical school that Homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder. Unknown to me apparently, a very strong lobby removed the ICD-9 Code for the disease. Without any data to refute that it is a disease. Without and scientific evidence to refute the hundreds and hundreds of scholarly papers on the subject.
From the article:
"Prior to that time, homosexuality had been treated as a mental disorder under section "302. Sexual Deviations" in the DSM-II. Section 302 said, in part: "This category is for individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily towards objects other than people of the opposite sex, toward sexual acts...performed under bizarre circumstances...Even though many find their practices distasteful, they remain unable to substitue normal sexual behavior for them." Homosexuality was listed as the first sexual deviation under 302. Once that diagnostic code for homosexuality was removed, physicians, including psychiatrists, have been prevented from diagnosing homosexuality as a mental disorder for more than three decades."
For example, there has been no "Homo gene." Twin studies, where twins are separated at birth, one is gay the other straight show the same rates of homosexuality, ie. there is not one study that shows a higher percentage of the separated twins being both gay...
I think when you see this in the full perspective, you understand the gradual dismantling of the family unit in our society by a very loud lobby, many of whom are in the green movement, planned parenthood, and I dear say in all branches of our government. Add to that no fault divorce etc...and we've been on a very slippery slope.
Every family almost in the US has in it a gay member. These people are troubled, not happy. Many raped as children and some become predators in their own right. The environment that produced this brings guilt. Relationships within the home are strained and broken forever.
I for one agonize over these family members. If there was a cure that would make them straight, trust me, they'd take it. I doubt that many are happy being gay.
On the other hand, how do we know that through the use of medications and therapy people are not cured of this obsession...this addiction? We don't because any research is shouted down. How is this any different from any other sexual abberration? Many people with sexual addiction in the end stage are homosexual.
Eventually, becuase we are a good people, many of us give in, like you eventually do to the child who continues to negotiate with you because he or she doesn't want to go to bed. The gays of our country are to be loved, but any means of helping them from a destructive life is thwarted from within their ranks.
There is no clear debate on this. We all have accepted that homosexuality is scientifically normal that occurs at birth.
People use the term "tipping point". We've seen that this week in the passage of immigration law in the senate and the SCOTUS rulings. Rulings where clearly the SCOTUS did not have to rule, as Judge Alito stated...that the constitution does not guarantee same sex marriage or polygamy for that matter. But a single unelected judge said it does, and turned away the vote of the people on this subject.
I pray for my son, I pray for this country every day. Life is good, and God says that things will always work out for the common good. I pray that they do, but I must tell you that the past four years or so, has tested my resolve.
I simply don't believe this is true from a familial standpoint. The percentage of gays in this country is not that high - just surfing, estimates range from 2% to 3.5%. And, for the high number, I'd have to see the questions asked before believing that poll.
As for the rest of the statement, I concur.
Tell a lie enough and it bcomes truth
My favorite sleazy poll asked about "homosexual encounters" to determine the percentage of active homosexuals. They listed examples of homosexual encounters, including a same-sex person making unwanted sexual advances. Rather clever actually - dishonest but clever. They hit close to 5% of the population as actively homosexual, and I suspect the true number would have been higher if people had responded honestly.
There have been a couple of great posts on FR this AM. Yours is one.
And this means what, exactly?
There isn't any scientific evidence to prove that homosexuality is anything other than a mental disorder. Even if it could be proved that people are born that way, that is not evidence that homosexuality is "normal." People are born schizophrenic, autistic, mentally retarded, psychotic, etc., all the time--people also develop pathologic conditions at other stages of life--the circumstances under which the pathology manifested do not determine whether it is normal. Normal behavior is defined as how close to the center of the bell curve a person's specific behavior pattern lies, when compared to the behavior patterns of the population.
We do a great disservice to people with sexually-associated mental illness when we refuse to treat them or to research effective treatments for their conditions. Pretending they are normal doesn't help them at all. I think of poor Chastity Bono, whose illness spiraled out of control to the point where she made herself into a freak show attraction. Her illness should have never been allowed to fester to that point, and is probably still festering.
/off the soapbox
What you describe about there no longer being any intelligent free debate on the subject, is true across the leftist agenda.
We now have prohibited words, Islam cannot be criticized, global warming must be a fact, all (liberal) minorities and women must be spoken of only as heroic, illegal aliens must not be called “illegal”, All conservatives are racists and nazis, all faculties and curricula are to be leftist, embryos are not to be called human.
It goes on and on.
So, effectively, if a gay’s Gaydar is off, both of the people in the encounter are considered gay...
These people who do not think it’s a mental disorder obviously have never had to deal with homosexuals on a daily basis like I did 10 years ago as part of my job. Believe me they ARE quite mentally disturbed, severely and utterly mentally disturbed and I’m not even talking about their sexual orientation. Besides being the biggest whiny ass bitches this side of creation, I would say almost all of them are also sociopathic. They believe the world revolves around them and everything else is garbage. I never seen a group of people more self-absorbed than homosexuals, ever in my life. When it comes to ego, Kanye West is an amateur next to a homosexual. This is exactly why gays should not serve in the military. They do NOT have the mental stability for it and is the reason why a homosexual is responsible for the largest security breach in US military history (Bradley Manning). They go into their faggot “snits” like Manning did, watch out because they will not care one iota how much they make life hell for other people.
I thought of something similar during all the celebrations among my Facebook friends after the SCOTUS ruling. Gays will still experience much higher rates of "spousal" abuse, will still suffer from much higher rates of depression and suicide, and will still turn to drugs and high-risk sex. They will not know the joys of a stable marriage and children of their own making.
The biggest losers in this cultural shift are gays and those that they recruit to their lifestyle.
I have a relative in show business that would agree with everything you’ve said.
Two percent of the population is queer. Even less than that is interested in getting “married.” Yet we’re supposed to elevate the perverse aberration of same-sex attraction to the same level as traditional heterosexual marriage, an institution that has served as the cornerstone of all social relationships for thousands of years?
Pressure may cower psychiatrists and politicians, but no amount of bullying will make a blue sky green. And no number of protests, parades, or precedents is going to make homosexuality “normal.”
Frankly, I’m starting to think that the more the homos try to push this clearly false notion, the more likely they are to generate a backlash that will force them back in the closet where they belong.
I use to deliver water in New York city down in the village, Christopher street, that whole gay area, and I never went through so much absolute freakin’ hell in my life. They are ALL mentally disturbed all of them ALL of them! For example I would call them up beforehand asking them how many bottles of water they wanted - this was the big 4 - 5 gallon bottles you would put on water coolers - and they would say something like “I need 4 bottles”. So I would get to their place and of course the elevator was out, and so I would have to climb the 3 or 4 flights of stairs - I think the record was 9 flights - with the 200 lbs of this water which was hell enough, and what would they do? Stand allll the way at the top of the landing and get off watching me struggle. They would offer not one single solitary shred of help, and when I got to the top? “Oh I’m sorry I don’t need any water today!” Oh yes, and the phone calls all the time to my boss complaining that I wasn’t delivering fast enough. It’s amazing I didn’t kill any of them, I don’t know how I got through that job. This one specific fag to this day I have fantasies of beating within an inch of his life...He would stand at the top of the landing in his underwear, 3 or 4 stories up and constantly say “Hurry upppp hurry uppp I’m thirrrrsty hurrry uuuup” A guy in his 20s and he would offer not one shred of help but just stand up there playing with himself getting off on me struggling. Oh yeah, and ask me to return a bottle if the plastic was scuffed and not shiny. I tell they are THE most mentally effed up people on this planet, so reading this article I just had to laugh. Not mentally ill? THE worst psyche ward in this country is nowhere near as mentally effed up as a gay neighborhood, no way!
Interesting how easy it is to slant a poll.
Yes.....”When did you stop beating your wife?”
Homosexuality is very normal...relatively ....
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