Skip to comments.APA Symposium Debates Whether Pedophilia, Gender-Identity Disorder...Should Remain Mental Illnesses
Posted on 06/22/2004 10:22:56 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
On May 19th, 2003 in San Francisco, at a symposium hosted by the American Psychiatric Association, several long-recognized categories of mental illnesses were discussed for possible removal from the upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders.
Among the mental illnesses being debated in the symposium at the APA's annual convention were all the paraphilias--which include pedophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, voyeurism, and sadomasochism.
Also being debated was Gender-Identity Disorder, a condition in which a person feels persistent discomfort with his or her biological sex. Gay activists have long claimed that Gender-Identity Disorder should not be assumed to be abnormal when, they say, it is usually an expression of healthy prehomosexuality.
Dr. Robert Spitzer responded to the symposium as a discussant, urging that the paraphilias and gender-identity disorder be retained in the psychiatric manual.
(Excerpt) Read more at narth.com ...
And at least one of theses paraphilia's is being taught within California schools as 'ok', and we are even seeing one of these paraphilias being addressed, in a generally cute and funny way, within the movie "Shrek2"
If you want additional sources concerning this symposium, besides Narth, just Google: APA symposium Gender-Identity Disorder, or any of the other paraphilia's. Sure the APA generally condemned pedophilia, but the topic was still allowed to come up for discussion at the symposium, as well as were the other mental disorders.
Moral relativism at its worst. And does it get any more oxymoronic than 'healthy prehomosexuality?' I just puked in my mouth.
You will never find a bigger collection of perverts than the Mental Health industry. The higher up the food chain, the sicker the practitioner. Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists and those who work with them are proportionally more likely to be perverts and addicts.
In addition to the rewriting of histroy, the left strives to rewrite science and truth in general to adapt to its agenda. Reality is contrary to leftist thinking.
These people are fanatics who want to destroy us.
Now THIS -is- a subject that is worthy of attention.
As I was trying to point out in your Shrek II thread - there are many serious issues on the subject matter that need attention. Picking at inconsequential jokes in "Shrek II" only serves to discredit legitimate concerns about things like this. I'm not saying this to be a jerk. I'm saying this cause I agree with the overall point being made, but taking it too far can lose a lot of necessary allies.
The *business* of psychiatry/psychology is more often than not operated by psychos and while some of what they do may be art, it certainly is *not* science. Why anyone pays attention to what these contemptible industries has to say, I don't know. Why professional con-men are still allowed to testify in court remains beyond me. What else can anyone say about a snake-oil industry founded on the ravings of a 19th century cokehead?
But see, you're an intelligent, rational person who sees this in an intelligent, rational way. These sick f***s gush over 'gender confusion' and pedophilia as strange and wonderful entities - not deviant, abhorrent behaviors that should be punished by wooden spoon castration.
They're not seeking to criminalize pedophilia - they're seeking to normalize it, just like they did with homosexuality.
Good point. Pedophilia shouldn't be considered a mental illness. It should be prosecuted along the lines of murder and dealt with as severely.
...for class discussion.
I started with that Shrek2 movie. I added how paraphilia's such as transvesticism were included within the movie Shrek2, like pinnochio lying about wearing womens underwear, how that California schools are teaching that transvesticism is 'ok' and was going to cap it off with this.
When you look at the movie, California schools, and now this it brings it all together.
I thought the same thing when I saw the words "healthy prehomosexuality?" Homosexuality is uniformly unhealthy. One who practices homosexuality will die years ahead of a heterosexual. On average, homosexuals live around 20-25 yeras less than heterosexuals. And they are far more likely to contract AIDS. The CDC says that 50% homosexual men will ultimately contract HIV. They are at a far higher risk of anal cancer, as compared to smokers. The list goes on and on.
That's a common sense way to look at it. How things play out on the ground is a whole nother matter. Most states can keep sexual predators locked up after they've served prison time by showing society has a continued need to keep them from release, as they are "a continuing threat to society". "Normalize" deviancy & you take a tool away from the judicial system. The next step would be to try to decriminalize the activities. Notice how part of the push to change the standard involves saying there is insufficient proof of any harm to the children victimized. I've read elsewhere about that & it's been said society's negative attitude is a bigger problem for the children, than the actions of the perp.
The staff in mental institutions are required to wear distinctive name-tags.
But, it appears that they are attempting to normalize transvesticism, Gender-Identity Disoreder, Sexual Sadism, etc first. I imagine that if and when(God help us)they get all the other paraphilias "normalized", like they did with homosexuality, that they will ultimately go for "normalizing" pedophilia/pederasty. Most likely they will save pedophilia/pederasty for last.
The most creative way to deal with it that I've seen would be to put the guys pecker into a vice anchored in the middle of a small wooden building, give him a butcher knife & set the building on fire.
If it can't be stated in one sentence, it isn't understood.
Romans 1:25-27 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever Amen. (26) For this cause God cave them up unto vile affections for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:(27) And likewise also the men leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust one toward another men with men working that which is unseemly and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
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