Skip to comments.American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0
Posted on 08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by wagglebee
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement.
On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote.
The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.”
This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes stronger support for same-sex “marriage” by both asserting the possibility of long-term gay relationships as well as criticizing the stress that traditional marriage campaigns cause gays.
One APA official indicated that the recent spread of gay “marriage” in America, most notably in New York last month, has made the association’s public support for normalizing same-sex “marriage” more bold.
“Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward,” says Clinton Anderson, director of APA’s Office on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns.
The position paper now asserts that “many gay men and lesbians, like their heterosexual counterparts, desire to form stable, long-lasting and committed intimate relationships and are successful in doing so,” and that campaigns to uphold traditional marriage are “a significant source of stress” to homosexuals.
Homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder in 1973 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard criteria for classification of mental illness, after years of lobbying by gay rights groups.
Dr. Robert Spitzer, who was in charge of the DSM change, reversed his position on therapy for homosexuals nearly 30 years later to support sexual reorientation therapy based on his own research.
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38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
My wife was a Psych nurse and she said “everyone in that field has psychological issues themselves”.
Wow. Coulda knocked me over with a feather, reading that endorsement.
There are a LOT of those people (though not all) who would be advised to heed “Physician heal thyself”...bunch of sickos.
Just a bunch of perverts with a degree.
Not too much different from a bunch of judges these days it seems.
Western Civilization is beings destroyed from within.
I have no confidence in the APA.
No surprise here, Most “Mental Health””Professionals” are “Royally Blanked-Up in the Head” Themselves.
Mental nuts are running the nut house or snakes running the snake pit, take your pick.
The same APA that considered homosexuality a mental illness in 1973.
I swore it read: “The American PROCTOLOGY Association”
Remember: Politics-not science-decided that homosexuals are ‘normal’
I psychologist I know once explained to me that the problem is twofold:
1. People who are drawn to the field are almost all screwed-up themselves and see working in the field as a way to cure themselves.
2. No psychologist or psychiatrist has EVER treated an emotionally/psychologically/spiritually healthy person (such people have no reason to ever make an appointment). Because of this, they have no "benchmark" for what healthy should look like. A normal doctor can compare, for instance, a sick and healthy heart and knows what's healthy, psychologists never get this opportunity and as a result they assume, incorrectly, that everyone has "issues."
As a long-standing former member, I can say with certainty that the APA has been consumed by leftist Moonbats.
In ancient times, when I was in grad school, no self-respecting psychologist would join the APA.
So a bunch of spindle-wristed dorks who insiste we all need to get in touch with our feelings support homo marriage?
This is breaking news?
Follow the money.
Such generalities, while fun to make, are quite often inaccurate.
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