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Noted U.S. Psychologists Condemn Gay Activist Influence on APA
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2005 | Gudrun Schultz

Posted on 12/20/2005 7:12:07 PM PST by nickcarraway

Accuse mental-health associations of allowing gay activists to distort research

Senior members of the psychological community delivered a scathing condemnation of the American Psychological Association (APA), at the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) conference last month.

Dr. Nicolas Cummings, Ph.D, a former president of the APA, said pro-homosexual social activist influence has undermined the scientific legitimacy of psychological research within the organization.

Dr. Cummings charged that research by the APA is now limited to projects where “they know what the outcome is going to be…only research with predictably favorable outcomes is permissible.” (reported by Linda Ames Nicolosi for the NARTH website).

Cummings expressed his concern over the APA’s backing for legalized gay marriage, which was recommended by the APA in 2004 because it would “promote mental health,” among members of the gay community. That decision, said Cummings, was based upon vague research which indicated “loving relationships are healthy’’ in a general sense.

“That was one of the worst resolutions, ” Cummings said. “ When we speak in the name of psychology we are to speak only from facts and clinical expertise.” Otherwise “very soon the public will see us as a discredited organization—just another opinionated voice shouting and shouting.”

Dr. Rogers Wright, Ph.D, co-author with Cummings of their newly released book Destructive Trends in Mental Health, criticized the APA for failing to live up to the organization’s long-held ideal of openness to diversity. The organization deliberately avoided issuing a response to the book and, at first, forbade its member-publications from reviewing it.

“So much for diversity and open-mindedness,” said Wright.

Psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., spoke at length on the ethical misuse of scientific literature in recent legal cases that have laid the foundation for major changes in family-law policy.

Satinover accused mental-health associations of allowing gay activists to distort research in order to support their own social and political agendas, on a scale he finds “appalling beyond imagination.”

Among the methods used to falsely support the gay agenda, he identified researchers who used their own work as references, who used active members of pro-paedophilia groups as sources, and who ignored current conflicting research in favor of obsolete, discredited work.

Dr. Dean Byrd, Ph. D, Chairman of NARTH’s Scientific Advisory Committee, read from a letter he sent to the APA, criticizing the organization for exercising a double standard toward individuals who express a desire to return to heterosexuality:

”Though not all of the patients that NARTH members treat are religious, many are. Is it not a blatant disregard for their religious values and an affront to real diversity to marginalize these individuals by failing to acknowledge their right to choose how they will adapt sexually?

APA’s continuous message of respect for diversity rings hollow if it does not represent different worldviews…either you support client autonomy or you do not; either you support client self-determination or you do not; either your actions reflect diversity, or they do not.”

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, and is the world’s largest association of psychologists.

See related articles:

APA Endorses Homosexual “Marriage” http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/jul/04072902.html

APA Ignored Evidence that Homosexual Behavior is Part of Psychiatric Disorder Says Noted Psychiatrist http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/jul/05072502.html

For the full article on NARTH go to: http://narth.com/docs/insiders.html

For the APA’s full statement in support of legal civil unions between gays, see: http://www.apa.org/releases/gaymarriage.html


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academicbias; apa; credibility; homosexual; homosexualagenda; influence; junkscience; narth; nextpedophiles; nicolosi; normalized; psychology

1 posted on 12/20/2005 7:12:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The MSM still fails to note that the APA has recently attempted to remove pedophilia as "mental illness". These guys are a complete bunch of perverts. But since they seem to keep the same leadership, one can only conclude that the majority of rank-and-file membership is no different.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 7:17:55 PM PST by MediaAnalyst
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To: nickcarraway
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)....

NARTH - off shoot of NAMBLA?

What crap.

LVM

3 posted on 12/20/2005 7:18:21 PM PST by LasVegasMac (HoOked on Fonics. Dun goOd For me?)
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To: nickcarraway
That's the way it is with godless liberals - outcome based results that suit THEIR viewpoint. A differing viewpoint is silenced or ridiculed. Liberals are VERY intolerant.
4 posted on 12/20/2005 7:19:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: scripter; DirtyHarryY2K; little jeremiah

ping


5 posted on 12/20/2005 7:21:31 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: MediaAnalyst

I have many friends who are shrinks and they HATE the sexual pervert police influencing their profession. They have dealt with the downright suffering of young people who have been "recruited" by adults into homosexuality - i.e. molested. It is horrible - a terrible sin and takes a long time in therapy to overcome.


6 posted on 12/20/2005 7:21:39 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: nickcarraway

diversity and open-mindedness == believe the liberal propaganda or off to re-education camp with you


7 posted on 12/20/2005 7:21:48 PM PST by thecabal ("Now die monkeys and stop saying Muslims are terrorists,we are peaceful people!")
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To: nickcarraway

Dah. I worked in the mental health field for over twenty years beginning in the late 1970s and I saw first hand the APA propaganda machine.


8 posted on 12/20/2005 7:22:58 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: nickcarraway

Thank you very much for posting this; as someone working on getting her bachelor's degree in psychology, I am most interested in this stuff.

It's about time someone stuck up against this stuff though. Homosexuality getting removed was a bad idea, and now they're working to get rid of pedophilia, too? Ugh!


9 posted on 12/20/2005 7:25:24 PM PST by sporkgoddess
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To: Galveston Grl

No doubt there are exceptions to my comment. In fact, this article is about those exceptions. But then how does the leadership get away with this garbage, without ever getting thrown out? Not even the MSM can dictate the leadership of a private organization, yet the members continue to put these perverts into leadership positions. It's time for your friends to get a bit nasty, and to get the word out (in the alternative media, obviously).


10 posted on 12/20/2005 7:28:36 PM PST by MediaAnalyst
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Well, if any of you didn't see this yet.... A writ of Habeas Corpus in Medicine [“homophobia” or “extreme bias” to be a psychiatric illness!]

The Old Stalinist tactics right here in the U. S. of A, folks, courtesy of the APA.

11 posted on 12/20/2005 7:34:54 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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To: nickcarraway; ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; FITZ; ..
Dr. Nicolas Cummings, Ph.D, a former president of the APA, said pro-homosexual social activist influence has undermined the scientific legitimacy of psychological research within the organization.

Dr. Cummings charged that research by the APA is now limited to projects where “they know what the outcome is going to be…only research with predictably favorable outcomes is permissible.”

APA has so much credibility as Radio Tirana during the rule of Enver Hoxha

12 posted on 12/20/2005 7:37:16 PM PST by A. Pole (Chimpanzees and men share 95 percent of their DNA. Species is a social construct!)
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To: nickcarraway
Back when they conferenced to write the diagnostic and statistic manual DSM III the sodomites used intimidation
to get the APA to drop their lifestyle from the sick and
famous...

Homosexuality one day was a disease the next it was declared normal...

All ya gotta do is to lean on the right academicians...

It's all psycho babble

imo
13 posted on 12/20/2005 7:43:56 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit my sister-we knew just what to do- gather large rocks & squash her-Mullet Ho'mar)
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To: nickcarraway
This is the cover of the current issue of the APA publication APA Monitor on Psychology. The caption reads "The 21st Century American family: New configurations, new needs"
14 posted on 12/20/2005 7:54:54 PM PST by wolf24
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To: nickcarraway

The APA at the national level as well as the faculties at various universities are infested with multi-culturalists and post-modernists.


15 posted on 12/20/2005 7:58:01 PM PST by wolf24
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To: MediaAnalyst
How do "liberal" perverts dominate the APA given normal people are members of the APA? Ask yourself how it is these same ideologues come to dominate Unions when most the of the members are normal people. How do liberal perverts come to dominate public schools and the Universities? How do they dominate the AMA and the ABA?

We need to find out and undo their self selection process. Horowitz is working on undoing them in the State Universities by demanding that a diversity of thought be represented in State Universities. He fights for conservatives on campuses.

On a personal note, one of my sons is a history buff since the third grade. The kid reads non-stop about history. He's read just about every historical novel. He got to high school and met up with a femenazi who gave him "D's" on everything he wrote.

He asked me if this was just "her" or if it was the way historians are because he was thinking about getting a history degree and teaching. I told him the truth.
He ditched the idea of majoring in History and instead decided history is his hobby.

They weed 'em out young. That is why the culture war is vital. We need opposition organizations in all aspects of American life and we need to protect our side when they stand up.
16 posted on 12/20/2005 7:58:56 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: LasVegasMac

No. They are a group of therapists who specialize in helping homosexuals LEAVE homosexuality because they still believe that homosexuality is a mental disorder that needs to be treated.


17 posted on 12/20/2005 8:04:04 PM PST by Sister_T (Kenneth Blackwell for Governor of Ohio!)
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To: Galveston Grl
Ask yourself how it is these same ideologues come to dominate Unions when most the of the members are normal people.

The people who like to do a good job teaching, nursing, etc. spend their time doing their jobs well. People who would rather attend conferences and have substitutes for their regular jobs end up as union officials. Union representatives often do not reflect what workers think at all.

18 posted on 12/20/2005 8:07:23 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: nickcarraway
Noted U.S. Psychologists Condemn Gay Activist Influence on APA

It was all downhill after homosexuality was taken out of the DSM4 as a behavioral disorder
19 posted on 12/20/2005 8:10:57 PM PST by Vision (“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men")
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To: Freee-dame

I agree. However, it is time for the normal people who "just do their jobs" to take over the conferences and transform their professions.


20 posted on 12/20/2005 8:15:17 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: LasVegasMac

Did you even read the article?

NARTH at least is willing consider therapy for homosexuality: providing psychological help for repentent sodomites who are having trouble fully repenting.

FReepers who post dim things give conservatives a bad name. Read stuff before engaging in the text equivalent of 'shooting off your mouth.'


21 posted on 12/20/2005 9:02:22 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: nickcarraway

A glimmer of hope for the APA - still I'm glad I dropped my membership five years ago precisely because I was becoming more and more outraged each time I read one of their publications peddling feminist and gay screeds as "research"......


22 posted on 12/20/2005 9:03:39 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: A. Pole
APA has so much credibility as Radio Tirana during the rule of Enver Hoxha

That's quite a story, thanks for the link.

23 posted on 12/20/2005 9:09:24 PM PST by TChad
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To: nickcarraway

The APA is no longer credible.The philosophy is increasingly liberal/pro-homosexual.Looks like the lunatics have finally taken over the assylum.


24 posted on 12/20/2005 9:11:46 PM PST by Thombo2
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To: nickcarraway

bump


25 posted on 12/20/2005 9:17:06 PM PST by VOA
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To: nmh
At its philosophical core leftism doesn't believe in objective right or wrong or even in an objective reality. The worth of anything (a fact, a theory, a human life) is determined solely by it value to THE CAUSE not by anything so outdated and bourgeois as the scientific method.

These "scientists" feel that everything is relative and nothing has inherent value in itself. Why shouldn't science (or anything else) be subordinated to their larger social and political goals?

Behold postmodern psychology! Its an immoral philosophy.

26 posted on 12/20/2005 9:40:46 PM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

You have wisdom.

Wish there were more like you!


27 posted on 12/20/2005 9:45:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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To: MediaAnalyst

Leftist radicals began their insidious assault on the APA about 40 years ago. Before that it was a staid, but respectable, professional organization. The real turning point came in the '80's when the scientifically-oriented members abandoned the APA in droves. Now it is essentially a political activist group for the leftist agenda.


28 posted on 12/21/2005 5:41:26 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Galveston Grl

Might I suggest to your son to instead major in history and teach it correctly? I think that would help the field most of all. After all, I'm still intent on becoming a psychologist despite crap like this.


29 posted on 12/21/2005 3:58:04 PM PST by sporkgoddess
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To: sporkgoddess

**Might I suggest to your son to instead major in history and teach it correctly? I think that would help the field most of all. After all, I'm still intent on becoming a psychologist despite crap like this.**

I should have so much say in what my children do in life... My son has found history in school awful and there is no way to talk him into doing that to himself. You on the other hand must really enjoy your subject of psychology enough to pull you through. I am glad you are doing that. Godspeed. Take over the APA. : )



30 posted on 12/21/2005 5:02:02 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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