Skip to comments.HOMOSEXUALITY:From mental disorder to civil-rights cause
Posted on 02/13/2005 7:02:46 PM PST by dzzrtrock
INTERVIEW: Psychiatrist and Princeton law professor traces the advances of the gay-rights agenda in science and the law to a common source: political intimidation | by Marvin Olasky
PRINCETON, N.J.A big contributor to the gay movement's political success is the portrayal of homosexuality as an orientation over which individuals have no control. Jeffrey Satinover, author of Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth (Baker Books, 1996) and other books, has practiced psychiatry since 1986 and come to a different understanding, which he explained at a recent conference of the Witherspoon Institute here.
Dr. Satinover is a graduate of M.I.T. (Humanities and Science), Harvard (Clinical Psychology), and Yale (Physics), and received an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School. He presently conducts research into complex systems at the National Center for Scientific Research at the University of Nice in France and teaches civil liberties and constitutional law part-time at Princeton.
WORLD: You've argued, against today's conventional wisdom, that the idea of "sexual orientation" is a fiction. What's the scientific evidence?
JS: A nationwide University of Chicago study of sexuality in America in 1994 concluded, ". . . it is patently false that homosexuality is a uniform attribute across individuals, that it is stable over time, and that it can be easily measured." Studies across the globe that have now sampled over 100,000 individuals have found the same.
We now know that in the majority of both men and women, "homosexuality," as defined by any scientifically rigorous criteria, spontaneously tends to "mutate" into heterosexuality over the course of a lifetime. The proportion of people who adopt a homosexual identity and the length of time they persist in holding on to it are affected primarily by environmental factors clearly identifiable in these epidemiologic studies..... sexual abuse, and cultural beliefs. (read more) http://www.worldmag.com/subscriber/displayarticle.cfm?id=10331
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I too believe as you say here
Gidget, good summary of a very lengthy historical "event." I just got through reading a 25 page account of what happened in '73!
Let me get this straight(pun intended, i'm very proud of myself here)
There is no such thing as homosexuality, only LATENT-HETEROSEXUALITY?
That actually makes sense to me. Especially if you add the caveat that some very rare individuals may never actually develope full blown heterosexuality.
Thanks! I thought it got the most vital point of how we got here.
Only whish I knew how to spread the word more. If I were rich I think I would deticate my life to the cause, like the elites do spreading their agenda!
Ha ha.... just finished reading the entire article at World Magazine. My bad!!
The former leans toward environment and says that the data is inconstant with a simple genetic influence model", that "there's substantial support for the role of social influences ", and that "its consistent with a general model that allows for genetic expression of same-sex attraction under specific, highly circumscribed, social conditions." "
The latter takes a step toward genetics and concludes that, " it seems reasonable to conclude that male homosexuality, or, at least, some 'types' of male homosexuality, are under some degree of genetic control, although various problems with this data prevent more precise conclusions from being drawn.
Ive seen papers and books that look at some of this data and lean much more one way or the other, but these two seem to be the most academic and without obvious bias.
I HEAR YOU. These are my thoughts exactly. I think that those of us on FR who are interested could figure out a way to do just that... either a concise expose of gay activism, especially in our schools, or a Weblog where we can pool all of our articles and links. What do you think?
Yep, you got it.
Every male has his feminine side and every female has her masculine side. My feminine side happens to be lesbian.
I think the solution is to put more conservatives on the school boards and on the curriculum committees.
It also helps to keep secret FR membership of elected officials. (IOW don't use official computers or laptops provided by government offices, or internet accounts provided by official services.)
Well I have to say, the freepers here have done a fabulous job of pulling all this information together!!!!
And I am not rich by any means, far from it. But I have often wondered, when I see all the millions pouring into the homosexual lobby, Where are the wealthy Conservatives??? Surely there must be some!
ALSO, this: Each of us can have some degree of effect on the issues of acceptance of homosexuality as an "alternative" lifestyle AND same-sex marriage at the local, state, and national level by going here: http://www.abolishgaymarriage.org/ and signing up. Afterwards, an email, a letter, and a petition will be sent in your name to local, state, and federal lawmakers. Go check it out.
Remember that if same-sex marriage is legalized, homosexuality itself will be officially sanctioned, which will result in more aggressive homosexual education in the public schools. If you want to see the degree to which it is being encouraged in MA schools, go here to be shocked: http://www.massnews.com/past_issues/2000/4_April/apfist%7E1.htm and http://www.americansfortruth.com/glsen_affidav_final3.htm
If only I could twitch my nose like Samantha Stevens!
Uh huh, I am in MA, tell me about it!!!!!
I haved emailed our reps repeatedly, being the are Kerry, Kennedy, Barney Frank, and others of the same mind. Need I tell you the effect they have? Also, on the local level, you might be accused of a hate crime in this town!
The environment here is very hostile, to say the least!
The infiltration of the 'professional' medical and scientific associations by homosexual activists was ( and continues to be ) part of a well planned and well financed campaign to redefine homosexuality as normal. They started by infiltrating the American Psychiatric Association, with the goal removing homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
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, the AMA , the American Counseling 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.
Forcing the removal of homosexuality from the DSM was the homosexual community's greatest achievement. 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" propaganda.
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 and scientific organizations.
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 Academy of Pediatrics: 284
|Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Version 1.1)|
|What We Can Do To Help Defeat the "Gay" Agenda|
|Myth and Reality about Homosexuality--Sexual Orientation Section, Guide to Family Issues"|
Ug, you have my sincere sympathies. But HOW LONG before it gets as bad in Texas and other states... unless many of us conservatives who have been silent (such as myself) because of intimidation or not wanting to be called "bigot" DO something about raising the awareness of the public? Just in the last 3 days I've learned more about what the homophile activists are doing than I've learned in the prior two years.... and I'll hasten to add that with the opening of my eyes, I've been entirely grossed out!!!!!