The debate about homosexual marriage and civil unions ultimatly boils down to the "born debate".
That is what all this become a referendum on.
In the final analysis, "born homosexual" is about as valid as "born to paaaaaarty".
This can be said on an anonymous bulletin board.
Try saying it at work or in a letter to the editor of your local paper and you will be unemployed pronto.
is it possible thaat when the psychological folks that said you were "born" with being gay, the group was needing good press and needed to be revived?
Well, well, well...
This is most interesting. I've been catching hell from family members for years for merely suggesting that homosexuality could be a mental disorder, and not just an "alternative lifestyle".
I believe that it's rooted in one's response to abuse and/or neglect, and is the ultimate manifesation of self-loathing.
Kinda funny, but I have been posting that opinon to this forum for a long time.
It makes sense, and one doesn't need to be psychiatrist to understand that.
Unfortunately, in today's homo-centric media, this message will get little traction.
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Excellent post. Very important, I think.
By the early '70s, Judd Marmor was on his way to the vice presidency of the American Psychiatric Association. He and a number of allies in the APA arranged to have outside gay activists disrupt APA meetings to protest the persistence of homosexuality as a diagnostic category within the APA's list of disorders. Eventually, these protests led to a series of meetings with the APA's "nomenclature committee" at which "research" was presented purportedly demonstrating no connection between homosexuality and psychopathology. These presentations were tendentious, the "research" consisting largely of Hooker's bogus work and Kinsey's data. With that, along with political pressure and the "civil-rights" argument, homosexuality was removed from the diagnostic manual.
Perhaps we need to get Thousands of people to walk on Washington, and have every article these good Freepers have gathered, including this very informative article, and hand deliver copies to the President, andf for good measure, the Secretary of Education, and Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Olasky is a Jewish believer in Jesus and Satinover is Jewish. Who'd'a thunk...
From mental disorder to civil-rights cause
20 years ago, this was considered a shameful, unspeakable abnormality, and the DSM categorized it as mental disorder- I remember this from psych class texts. The movement/agenda has progressed quite far. But they are not done yet. They intend much more.
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.
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
Can one of y'all explain what this statement means? Thanks.