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Psychiatrist courts controversy, says homosexuality is unnatural
FirstPost.com ^ | 21 January 2014 | FirstPost.com

Posted on 01/29/2014 7:30:19 AM PST by James C. Bennett

Former president of the Indian Psychiatric Society Dr Indira Sharma has courted controversy by claiming that homosexuality is unnatural, a statement made three days ago at an annual meet of psychiatrists.

The LGBT community has brought "talk of sex to the roads", she told Times of India. "Heterosexuals don't talk about sex. It's a private matter," she told Times of India.

The report quoted a psychiatrist who attended the summit as saying Sharma's speech took a condescending approach towards homosexuals. Sharma denied to TOI that she called for "homo clubs" to be shut down.

She said her speech was about homosexuals who were uncomfortable about their sexuality and wanted to change their sexual orientation. "She added that those comfortable with their orientation should be made aware that their behaviour was causing a lot of uneasiness in society," the report said.

Sharma, who teaches at Banaras Hindu University, reportedly stirred a hornet's nest at last year's annual meeting too, when she suggested that early marriage for women was advisable.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexuality; india; psychiatry; psychology

1 posted on 01/29/2014 7:30:19 AM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

Crazy that saying homosexuality isn’t natural causes controversy.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 7:32:20 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: James C. Bennett

Society decides what is natural and normal.

Attitudes are generally swinging away from this man’s opinion.

Yes, I said “swinging” deliberately.

/hah


3 posted on 01/29/2014 7:32:38 AM PST by warchild9
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To: James C. Bennett

Obvious truth is obvious.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 7:34:07 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Uh...the PLUMBING defines that it is NOT NATURAL!!!


5 posted on 01/29/2014 7:35:16 AM PST by G Larry
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To: James C. Bennett

It’s as natural as trying to fly an airplane with both wings on the same side.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 7:35:49 AM PST by McBuff
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To: James C. Bennett

I nominate him for Surgeon General .


7 posted on 01/29/2014 7:38:11 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: James C. Bennett
homosexuality is unnatural

The sole purpose of a species is to procreate. Given natural selection, homosexuals should be extinct unless they can find other ways to propogate their lifestyle.

8 posted on 01/29/2014 7:39:47 AM PST by pfflier
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To: G Larry

NBC’s director of entertainment, a homosexual himself, is ordering a program from ellen degenerat since all the other homosexual shows fell.

Suprised the homsexual all obama news channel is not talking about this.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 7:40:27 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: George from New England

That’s a ‘her’.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 7:41:19 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Speaking truth to ... perversion.

We must never lose sight of the truth that we are not wrong in opposing homosexuality; homosexuals are wrong in promoting it.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 7:44:34 AM PST by IronJack
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To: James C. Bennett

Well, duh. Anyone who prefers the septic system over the babymaker is insane.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 7:48:37 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: James C. Bennett

We don’t determine what is right or natural by taking a poll.

If sodomy were natural, the human species would not exist. The doctor is correct.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 7:49:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: FReepers
Liberal Democrats And Caligula....
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What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9


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14 posted on 01/29/2014 7:50:02 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: warchild9

The doctor who spoke was a woman.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 7:50:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: George from New England

Her.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 7:51:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: James C. Bennett

What is unnatural about a man putting his penis in another man’s anus? It is as natural as a polar bear riding a bicycle at the equator.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 7:51:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Homosexuality is an unnatural choice. It is a choice, no quesstion! When a man is born a man, only his arrogance will make him not act like a man.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 7:51:52 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: warchild9
this man’s opinion

a woman, not man

19 posted on 01/29/2014 7:55:35 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: James C. Bennett

Well, he has studied at the foot of a master


20 posted on 01/29/2014 7:55:58 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: James C. Bennett

She has a PhD in Forensic Medicine....smarter than 99.9999999999999% of the pro-homosexual “journalists” who will cover this story.

Source
http://www.imsbhu.nic.in/psychiatry/flist.htm


21 posted on 01/29/2014 7:57:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: warchild9

**Society decides what is natural and normal.**

Glad you put the “hah” at the end of your post.

God decides what is natural and normal.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 7:57:37 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: warchild9

Marriage=One Man and One Woman 'Til Death Do Us Part


23 posted on 01/29/2014 7:58:07 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

There are some of us who believe the Invisible Sky Wizard doesn’t really care.

Universal rules were put into place for us to follow or not to our own advantage or detriment.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 8:01:11 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Salvation

“Marriage” is whatever everyone agrees it is. That makes it law.

I don’t see why lawyers aren’t pushing polygamy more. The complications in law would bring in all kinds of new divorce-related business.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 8:02:45 AM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9

God determines all morality...when society turns away from God you get the problems we are experiencing today and getting worse rapidly. The fallacy that man creates morality is what gets us into trouble. Justification is an interesting thing to consider...every human MUST justify their thoughts and behavior...without exception. Even the insane must justify. The reason for this is because God already instilled right and wrong in us...His laws. So, justification is our human attempts to conform to those laws (we do not even have to have an awareness of God for this).


26 posted on 01/29/2014 8:02:49 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

Your “God” is not MY God.

Welcome to America, where we’re free to choose.

Thank you, Tom Jefferson.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 8:04:25 AM PST by warchild9
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To: G Larry

28 posted on 01/29/2014 8:05:44 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Heterosexuality is the norm for the animal kingdom. Consider the consequences for that kingdom if the norm were to suddenly shift to homosexual behavior.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 8:06:47 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: James C. Bennett

It’s not normal for a member of ANY species to behave in a manner that would lead to that species going EXTINCT if that behavior was practiced by a large percentage of that species.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 8:09:30 AM PST by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: warchild9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55 8

But it’s a free country.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 8:09:35 AM PST by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: James C. Bennett

It is obviously unnatural, pervertedly so. It is also part of the cycle of pedophilia. But, the culture destroying left has intimidated the world into accepting homosexuality as normal, harmless and cute. Bravo to anyone who stands up against all the leftist filth.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 8:17:57 AM PST by pallis
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To: chris37

Where’s Captain Obvious when you need him? Hanging out with Captain Hindsight?


33 posted on 01/29/2014 8:18:56 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: warchild9
Society decides what is natural and normal.

I prefer to think for myself as to what is natural and normal.

One object lesson comes from my Navy son who spend his naval career flying around in P3 aircraft.

He called us one day when he was overseas but he couldn't say where he was. The phone he called from, however, had a number ... and that number told me he was on the ground in Saudi Arabia.

My son told me more later about being there. One event was that his arab hosts invited he and his buddies to go to Friday ceremonies where they were given front row seats. That ceremony turned out to be the standardized religous execution of locals ... and ... bloody-area ... front row seats were for infidels.

What needs to be realized here is that there are religious nuts everywhere.

How would you like to live in that "society"?

34 posted on 01/29/2014 8:34:41 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Robert's revenge lies in our getting rid of Democrat control in House, Senate and Preisdent.)
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To: warchild9

He is, there is only one God...anything else is a false idol. You can argue with that till you are blue in the face but you cannot change that reality.

By the way, God gave you the freedom to choose, not Thomas Jefferson...Jefferson was just a man, not a God.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 8:38:44 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: James C. Bennett
While I agree with her correct assessment of homosexuality; this statement made me go... "huh?"
"Heterosexuals don't talk about sex. It's a private matter,"

36 posted on 01/29/2014 8:46:57 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

...in India.

Saw an Indian Dr pin an entire staff to the wall over homosexuality in a patient last month. Took them to task for not treating the mental disorder as well as the physical disorder.


37 posted on 01/29/2014 8:49:18 AM PST by Chickensoup (V)
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To: James C. Bennett

The American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental disorder until they changed their minds in 1973.

Were they wrong then, or are they wrong now?

Either way, we see they have no credibility.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 8:50:08 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Chickensoup

...in India.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks. That explains things.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 8:51:37 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: James C. Bennett

Once the Queer gene is discovered and can be pin pointed, the fetus can be aborted


40 posted on 01/29/2014 8:53:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: pfflier

Indeed.

Evolution makes clear that man and woman evolved to perform two separate sexual functions.

The Bible makes clear that man and women were made by God to perform two separate sexual functions.

Therefore, in either case, there is no logical support for homosexuality. It is an abnormal condition.

While it may be ‘natural’ to be born with a physical, or let’s say a mental defect (like homosexuality), it certainly is not ‘normal.’

Homosexuality is not normal.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 8:58:33 AM PST by Hulka
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To: James C. Bennett

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: LGBT people suffer from a mental disorder. Their LGBT proclamations should serve as a first step toward treatment.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 9:07:42 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: warchild9

Interesting.

“Universal rules were put into place for us to follow or not to our own advantage or detriment.”

Put in place by who?

Our founding fathers derived their concept of individual rights (”Natural Law”) from John Locke and the concept that life, liberty and property were granted by the Creator, that man was endowed by the Creator to have these rights, therefore, rights granted by the Creator could not be legitimately taken away by man. Rights granted by man can be taken away by man.

So, absent the Creator, we have no “Natural Rights” and what rights we do have are bestowed by man.


43 posted on 01/29/2014 9:11:06 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Responsibility2nd

I understand your point, but I agree with his statement.

Meet a homosexual for the first time and within 5-10 minutes, somehow they will bring up the fact they are homosexual.

Homosexuals are all about their sexuality as if it defines the very core of their being. I think what was being said was heterosexuals don’t go around talking about their sexuality, whereas homosexuals do.


44 posted on 01/29/2014 9:14:32 AM PST by Hulka
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To: James C. Bennett
she suggested that early marriage for women was advisable.

She's right again.

45 posted on 01/29/2014 10:16:11 AM PST by Age of Reason
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To: Responsibility2nd
While I agree with her correct assessment of homosexuality; this statement made me go... "huh?"

"Heterosexuals don't talk about sex. It's a private matter,"

She's talking from the Indian context.

46 posted on 01/29/2014 11:53:52 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: windsorknot

Yes. We all know that is very likely to happen. We should rely on the views of a psychiatrist from India!


47 posted on 01/29/2014 3:03:21 PM PST by liberlog
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To: Responsibility2nd

India recently passed or re-affirmed a law against homosexual acts. I don’t know the details but basically nothing public, no proselytizing etc. Of course the fags freaked out. It is 100% condemned and loathed in India, has been for thousands of years.


48 posted on 01/29/2014 8:41:02 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: liberlog

Doesn’t matter where she’s from.

She’s telling the truth.


49 posted on 01/29/2014 8:41:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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