Skip to comments.Portland schools cancel speaker who calls homosexuality a 'mental illness'
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:47:54 PM PST by NKP_Vet
He touts himself as an educator, psychologist, political scientist and pan-Africanist.
Those credentials were apparently enough to get Umar Johnson invited to speak at two Portland schools. But now, the District is rescinding the invitation and is calling his words unacceptable.
Johnson was supposed to speak Thursday about educational issues in the African-American community at the Self Enhancement Inc Academy that contracts with the district, and at Jefferson High School.
One day earlier, the Oregonian, showed Portland Public Schools videos on the web where a man identified as Umar Johnson shares his views on gay people.
I see homosexuality as a mental illness just like drug addiction or anything else. I believe in treatment. I never advocate extermination, Johnson said
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Makes perfect sense. It would go against the tenets of Common Core and other offerings of the DOE and Teachers Unions.
Hey, GLAAD, why donchya pick on someone your own size, like Phil Robertson.
Cancel my speaking engagement.
I might say something even more truthful, like it is spiritual suicide and an Abomination to a Holy God.
Sounds like somebody stumbled off the plantation.
It IS a mental illness, as is liberalism.
The mentally ill education indoctrination system can’t handle the truth
You can have as diverse of an opinion as you want just so long as it agrees with us.
Used to be. Until the Psych board was stacked with gay members. Now it’s normal and we are ‘sick’.
This is monumental! Homosexualists can now officially claim they have trumped the black grievance industry in terms of important to the left.
God forbid the kids get to hear an idea and decide for themselves what they think. What are the gays afraid of?
We should all just self identify as flaming homosexual and demand treatment under Obamacare. Then Sue like hell when denied. then sue any media for discrimination and bullying when they report on the cunning plan.
Because we were born this way.
It needs to be pointed out: at one time, homosexuality WAS considered a mental illness. It still is.
Diversity, my a$$.
The American Psychiatric Association
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, also known as the DSM, is the official list of mental disorders that all mental health professionals refer to when diagnosing patients.
The first version, released in 1952, listed homosexuality as a sociopath personality disturbance. In 1968, the second version (DSM II) reclassified homosexuality as a sexual deviancy. Soon afterward, gay protestors began picketing at the APAs annual conventions, demanding that homosexuality be removed from the list completely. In 1973, after intensive debate and numerous disturbances by gay activists, the APA decided to remove homosexuality from its next manual (DSM IV) completely.
What followed was a swarm of outrage from psychiatrists within the APA who disagreed with the decision and demanded that the issue be reconsidered. In 1974, a referendum was called and approximately 40 percent of the APAs membership voted to put homosexuality back into the DSM IV. Since a majority was not achieved to reverse the decision, homosexuality remains omitted from the APAs Diagnostic and Statistical manual.
Many in the scientific community have criticized the APAs decision to remove homosexuality from the DSM IV, claiming its motives were more political than scientific. Dr. Ronald Bayer, author of the book, Homosexuality and American Psychiatry writes:
The entire process, from the first confrontation organized by gay demonstrators to the referendum demanded by orthodox psychiatrists, seemed to violate the most basic expectations about how questions of science should be resolved. Instead of being engaged in sober discussion of data, psychiatrists were swept up in a political controversy. The result was not a conclusion based on an approximation of the scientific truth as dictated by reason, but was instead an action demanded by the ideological temper of the times.
Along these same lines, a recent radio documentary on the subject of homosexuality revealed that the President-elect of the APA in 1973, Dr. John P. Speigel, was a closeted homosexual with a very particular agenda.
Some have exaggerated or misrepresented these studies in attempt to prove that homosexuality is genetic. Others insist that homosexuality is developed after birth as a response to ones environment. The truth is that we have no conclusive replicable research to prove either conclusion. However, most researchers have come to the conclusion that sexual orientation is likely determined by a complex interaction between a persons genetic make-up and their environment.
Even the American Psychological Association asserts that:
There are numerous theories about the origins of a person’s sexual orientation; most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is most likely the result of a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors. In most people, sexual orientation is shaped at an early age.17..
And the American Psychiatric Association wrote:
Currently there is a renewed interest in searching for biological etiologies for homosexuality. However, to date there are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality.
Whatever the case, we know from the personal testimonies of thousands that homosexuality is a changeable condition. Stanton Jones, who is Chair of Psychology at Wheaton College states: Every secular study of change has shown some success rate...
They got it right in 1952. I’ve never met a “homosexual” who didn’t have sociopathic tendencies.
Why should children even know about sodomy at all?
Why can’t these pervert schools leave the kids alone?
Children shouldn’t be hearing any of that other crap either
What? No celebration of diversity in Portland?
Because chickenhawkery pretty much requires it. And has a long history of being the preferred recruiting method.
The problem is that most normal don’t even want to think about the issue much less learn it’s details. Understandable as they will make you puke. But the homosexual militants rely on our revulsion to keep us from understanding the truths they want hidden.
As I wrote a couple years back...You want to get people clued in? Run the full monty of ‘gay’ on TV and the whole of media 24/7. I mean 100% FULL monty.
Not the incremental stuff that eases people into acceptance. Show full gay porn. Show gay reality tv from gay bars. From truckstops and rest areas. That’s real gay reality.
Disgusting? Yup. Offensive? Yup. Massive outcry and demands to shut it down perhaps?
Yup. Because once people see the truth, it ain’t about funny people on TV anymore.
There shouldn’t be any pornography on TV
I get the point though
No there shouldn’t be. I totally agree. But sometimes thats what it takes. Or just the threat of it.
They never would of course because they know full well the end result.
And thats why it should be demanded. Exactly why. Because they won’t. And they you make them explain why. Then people start questioning what they are hiding.
It would never come close to happening. And THAT would be OUR advantage...and without the worry it ever would to begin with.
I believe homosexuality is genetic, and has to do with - not - the creation of homosexuality, but the failure to shift to heterosexuality in puberty.
I believe ALL pre-pubescent children are non-sexually (PRE-pubescent) homosexual. Remember “cooties”? Remember boys with boys, and girls with girls - and intensely so? I think it’s an important part of growing up, where children bond with their own sex before boding wit the opposite sex. It actually gives them a basis for comparison when puberty hits, and a background of stability through adolescence.
But it’s NON-sexual. It’s intense, deep, etc., but non-sexual. And, for most people, because it is non-sexual and because the memory of its intensity is dulled in comparison to the explosion of feelings of puberty and adolescence and the subsequent fixation on the opposite sex plus the new addition of the fireball of sexuality - it’s forgotten.
Well, for homosexuals, I think puberty and adolescence hits - but the shift to the opposite sex does not. So what was normal and platonic, then becomes abnormal for not shifting its focus when everyone else shifts their focus.
That’s why homosexual say they have “always” been homosexual - they always have, because heterosexuals were NOT always heterosexual. But when they were homosexual, they were platonic.
And that’s why homosexual exposure to children is dangerous - it sexualizes platonic homosexuality that should not be sexualized, and it blocks the vast moajority of children from their natural development into heterosexuality at puberty. In doing so, it disrupts and hijacks the normal course of events, and forces the natural heterosexual development of adolescence to be fought as unnatural by the developing adolescent - who is already confused enough as it is just because of being an adolescent.
The insidiousness of this “educational” process is truly horrifying.
The hate Whitey stuff is okay though...
One psychoanalytic hypothesis for the connection between poor early father-son relationship and homosexuality is that during the critical gender-identity phase of development, the boy perceives the father as rejecting. As a result, he grows up failing to fully identify with his father and the masculinity he represents.
heck great term
i am going to use it
No it is not a mental illness. It is a developmental disorder (the ss attrsction) and a character weakness when the person acts out the attraction by engaging in homosexual actd and lifestyle. Weak character.
They have an absent, distant or irrelevant Father.
They were molested at a young age by an older male or introduced to homosexual activity by peers.
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I don’t reject nuture-failures, I just don’t see them as decisive. Contributory, yes. Even overwhelming in certain cases. But there are many men and women who have had abusive, rejecting failures for same-sex parents and who went on to seek healing with opposite-sex partners. In fact, I would argue, most. So I believe there has to be something else, something deeper and more compulsive.
Consider this - that homosexuals might actually trigger repulsion in their same-sex parents, and thereby (either deliberately or not) trigger their own rejection because of their homosexuality. After all, a same-sex parent looks forward to sharing insights and developmental experiences, learning and judgements about the opposite sex, once puberty hits. To be denied that, by a child who doesn’t share such a fundamental desire, would be devestating to a parent at literally a primal level.
So what causes what? I would say the homosexuality causes the rejection, but the homosexual adolescent - being an adolescent - experiences only the rejection, and does not see themselves as causing it because to them, they are just being themselves (i.e. ot having experienced the shift in desire to the opposite sex, they literally don’t see any change in themselves, and so they literally cannot conceive that that change is what their same-sex parent is looking for).
This is somewhat crude, but it illustrates what I mean - I had a male friend once with whom I was discussing this nature-nurture homosexual causation subject, and he said (over a beer, you’ve got to understand the setting), “I don’t care if my father beat me with a two-by-four every day of my life, it wouldn’t even come close to making me want some guy’s hairy ass over the bottom of an attractive woman.”
Of course, Like feminism, the gay rights movement is disproportionately a white phenomenon,
It is also why they want kids to identify themselves as homosexual early on, then tell them they were born that way and cannot change. And in some states, it is now illegal to provide counseling to help overcome or move beyond homosexual attraction.
Marxists have to silence the opposition since they can never win an argument. It is the only way they can promote the agenda.
Pray America is Waking
Looks like they basically are officially “gay.”
Something really, really appealing about that to these poltroons. How can such a small tail wag such a big dog. Maybe it’s an affinity among the “anything goes with sex” crowd?
You might want to check with folks who actually deal with this issue every day: NARTH. (www.narth.com)
A loss of sense of masculine identity can happen in many ways. It could be willful or ignorant refusal on the part of the child, it could be willful or ignorant abuse on the part of the parent, it could be both. The bible itself warns fathers “do not exasperate your children, so they may not lose HEART.” Get that HEART. That’s what’s missing in most of these cases. And it varies by temperament.
This can be addressed, but the blame game needs to be neutralized before any progress can be made, to get past ossified mental barriers. Fortunately we have a great blame game neutralizer: the cross of Christ.
First, there’s no evidence of gentics involved in homosexuality. Please provide a citation for peer reviewed research on this if you have one.
Second, regarding your developmental theory of homosexuality, you’re a victim of the left’s word smithing. If it’s not sexual then it CANNOT be homosexual. Your explanation demonstrates that the homosexuals are gaining mind share even in those that oppose homosexuality. You are conflating (as many people do) love and affection with SEXUALITY. They are separate. There is nothing wrong, abnormal or perverse about men loving men. It’s the way things should be. Men having SEX with men is completely different and is the DEFINING element of homosexuality. So children that love and have affection properly but don’t have sex are normal people. The problem is they are being TOLD that their feelings for their fellow man are SEXUAL by homosexuals and deluded people like yourself.
Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will wax cold.
It was listed as a mental illness and considered a crime for more years then it has been okayed by the liberals. You can put lipstick on a pig but that doesn’t make it pretty.........
Homosex is still a mental illness.........
HOMOSEXUAL, because there's nothing GAY about it.
Yes, I agree. The problem is that the word is lost to us. Even if every homosexual were abducted by alien spacecraft tomorrow, it’s forever associated with them.
I don’t like it any more than you do. But it is what it is.
Reading comprehension is your friend, pal. So is politeness. I described something - I didn't defend it. And if you want peer reviewed opinions, start with yourself.
You may need to publish a list of words that offend you so others won't say something that irritates your rather thin skin.