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Posted on 12/05/2003 6:20:43 PM PST by Coleus
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There seems to be some confusion about the initials A.P.A. Sometimes the American Psychological Association is being referred to; other times it's the American Psychiatric Association. What gives? Can't these two huge organizations come up with separate handles??
This pedophilia really gets my blood boiling!!!!
It sometimes makes it difficult to keep the documentation straight.
FYI, here are two more links to consider in addition to the wealth of 'AmPsychi' and 'AmPsycho' documentation in Scripter's 'Index of Links' thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=363#363 - ( note paragraphs 2, 3, and 6 )
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=364#364 - ( note last two paragraphs )
You'll find that out when you read Socorides paper. When the final referendum came to a vote in 1973 nearly 42% voted against its removal from the DSM. How can you vote on science? Let's see if I can put that in perspective. Lets say the existence of gravity came to a vote and 58% of all the scientists said it doesn't exist and 42% say it does...how comfortable would feel jumping out of an airplane without your parachute? That's basically what APA is dealing with here.
In his paper Socarides talks about the patients he's cured, that should give you some documentation that behavioral therapy works...and that was way before NARTH or any other religious based therapy organizations came into existence.
Think of it in these terms.
American Psychiatric Association are MD's
American Psychological Association are PHD's
And at the bottom of the food chain are Psychotherapists ie. college graduates.
I would wait until there is concrete documentation on the APA (whichever one) trying to normalize pedophilia before getting to worked up about it. This sounds very much like a quote mining attempt.
When the final referendum came to a vote in 1973 nearly 42% voted against its removal from the DSM. How can you vote on science? Let's see if I can put that in perspective. Lets say the existence of gravity came to a vote and 58% of all the scientists said it doesn't exist and 42% say it does...how comfortable would feel jumping out of an airplane without your parachute? That's basically what APA is dealing with here.
Additional documentation supporting Clint's statement posted in Scripter's Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1):
"There is a gay activist group that's very strong and very vocal and recognized by the American Psychiatric Association...there's nobody to give the other viewpoint...There may be a few people...but they don't talk" ( Spitzer, 2004 ).
Mine too!! BTW, you have FReepmail, with a link to the site I mentioned.
I don't understand the last sentence--- "...what means they can or cannot have sexual contact... Huh? Can someone help me out?
I'm thinking what that means is, it's the child's choice as to the way (means) of sexual contact
Very fitting example--- did you see my "About" page? Ha ha.
No, can you give me a link?
Thanks, Clint. Somehow I missed this reply this morning. Looks interesting and will read it tonight.
Just click on my name.... you'll see.
That is really disgusting, isn't it? I cannot IMAGINE being a child in a home that had these possibilities. I have not finished reading "A Hundred Years of Pedophilia" but what I read so far is so very sad.
We have accumulated so many links on this subject, haven't we? It's getting kinda' difficult to keep it all straight. (no put intended) But it's all very helpful.
AMEN to that, Caroline!
OH MY! I wish I were that clever. That's too funny.
What a quinky dink.