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To: EdReform; scripter; little jeremiah; ArGee; lentulusgracchus; Bryan
I was going cite Spitzer's Wall Street Journal interview where he said "change was possible". Your link says basically the same thing.

Dr. Robert Spitzer: "I'm convinced from people I have interviewed...many of them...have made substantial changes toward becoming heterosexual. I came to this study skeptical. I now claim that these changes can be sustained."

It's simply an affront to science that the APA's position for its members prohibits treating patients who want to change. The ONLY therapy they can seek is religious therapy, a poor substitute for modern cognitive/behavioral therapy.

It's the right time and the right place for Dr. Robert Perloff to make his case now given the backlash from the public in this past election. Let's hope both APA's take notice and for once rid this nation/world from the BIG LIE committed by the APA in 1973. Homosexuality IS a paraphilic disorder and still to this day meets the criterion for diagnosis of anxiety, poor psychosocial dysfunction and negative well-being.

17 posted on 12/10/2004 9:24:19 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks; lentulusgracchus; scripter; ArGee; little jeremiah; Ed Current; All

Let's hope both APA's take notice and for once rid this nation/world from the BIG LIE committed by the APA in 1973. Homosexuality IS a paraphilic disorder and still to this day meets the criterion for diagnosis of anxiety, poor psychosocial dysfunction and negative well-being.

I hope you are right, Clint, but it seems unlikely. Homosexual activists and their pro-homosexual supporters are entrenched, not only in the APAs, but in many other 'professional' medical organizations. Consider the following:

An excerpt from "A.P.A.'s Society for the Study of Gay Issues Urges Psychologists To Become Political Activists"

"May 7, 2004 - The Division 44 Newsletter, (Spring, 2004) published by the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, urged gay psychologists to become activists in supporting gay marriage and domestic partnerships. Judith Glassgold, the president of Division 44, also urged gay psychologists to oppose any attempts by conservative groups to de-fund sexual orientation or sexuality studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In her editorial, Glassgold says that Division 44 has contacted the APA's Public Policy office to urge them to lobby against President Bush's Defense of Marriage Amendment. In addition, she has encouraged gay psychologists to build allies inside the APA and also with outside gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgendered communities.

She noted that Division 44 is building relationships with Division 19, the Military Psychology section of the APA in order to "oppose unfair and discriminatory policies together."

Dr. Glassgold also observed that the Executive Committee's meeting in Chicago (March, 2004) was to be devoted to a discussion of military issues, family protections and rights, as well as transgender issues.

Transsexual Psychologist Urges Change In DSM

In a separate article in the Division 44 Newsletter, a male-to-female transsexual doctor, writing under a pen name, expressed his hope that someday the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual would be changed to normalize transsexualism.

Madeline H. Wyndzen states: "As a psychologist and transsexual, I find that the mental illness label imposed on transsexuality is just as disquieting as the label that used to be imposed upon homosexuality." He said he looked forward to the day when his children will think that it was "unfathomable that I was once diagnosed and treated for 'Gender Identity Disorder.'"

Heterosexuality "No Longer Normative"

Division 44 head Dr. Glassgold wrote a second essay in the newsletter which dealt with the use of psychoanalysis and other philosophies to "reformulate" psychoanalysis and reorder society's view of reality.

According to Glassgold, "Psychoanalysis has evolved and modern psychoanalysis no longer sees heterosexuality as normative and no longer views sexual and gender varieties as pathological; as a result, psychoanalysis and LGBT psychology do not have to be at odds, and can actually be allies."

Glassgold says that psychoanalysis, united with postmodernism and social constructionism, "provides very powerful theories to understand reality; however this potential has yet to be fully realized."

She continues, "Social change as well as new and fluid models of gender and sexuality can evolve from psychoanalytic understanding. Some of the strengths of modern psychoanalysis are its rejection of predetermined goals, its embracing of psychic creativity, and respect for an individual's agency in self-realization..."

The homosexual communtiy's well planned and well financed campaign to remove homosexuality from the DSM began with their infiltration of the American Psychiatric Association. It wasn't science, but rather pro-homosexual activism that was, and continues to be, the primary force behind policy changes and the politically correct statments made by the APA and the majority of the other "professional" medical organizations.

Make no mistake, the homosexual activists knew exactly what they were doing in the days leading up to the removal of homosexuality from the DSM. Once they had control of the American Psychiatric Association, all the other 'professional' organizations ( such as the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Mental Health Association, etc.) fell in line and now accept and march to the APA's pro-homosexual party line. Click here (then scroll down the page to "The American Academy of Pediatrics") for a list of other pro-homosexual 'professional' associations that toe each others' homosexual agenda lines.

This was the homosexual community's biggest victory. It permitted them to claim that "homosexuality is normal" and set the stage to present this "normalcy" to the general public via a well planned media campaign ( outlined in 'The Overhauling of Straight America' ), and to kids in the public schools via Kevin Jennings' GLSEN. Kids as young as kindergarten age are now being indoctrinated with "homosexuality is normal."

For documentation of homosexual activism in both the APA's and the AAP, see the following replies in scripter's "Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)" thread:

American Psychological Association: 121, 240, 242, 300, 329, 331, and 336.

American Psychiatric Association: 46, 139, 213, 232, 237, 239, 241, 243, and 246 and 300.

American Academy of Pediatrics: 284

19 posted on 12/11/2004 11:45:13 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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