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Is Homosexuality Normal Sexual Behavior?

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Homosexuality Is Not Normal Sexual Behavior

In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This decision was a significant victory for homosexual activists who have continued to claim that the APA based their decision on new scientific discoveries that “proved” homosexual behavior is normal and should be affirmed in our culture. This is false and part of the numerous homosexual urban legends that have infiltrated every aspect of our culture. The removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has given homosexual activists credibility in the culture, and they have demanded that their sexual behavior be affirmed in society.

Numerous psychiatrists over the past decades have described what forces were really at work both inside and outside the APA and what led to the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
In Chapter 4, “Diagnostic Politics: Homosexuality and the American Psychiatric Association,” Dr. Bayer says that the first attack by homosexual activists against the APA began in 1970 when this organization held its convention in San Francisco. Homosexual activists decided to disrupt the conference by interrupting speakers and shouting down and ridiculing psychiatrists who viewed homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1971, homosexual activist Frank Kameny worked with the Gay Liberation Front collective to demonstrate against the APA’s convention. At the conference he grabbed the microphone and yelled, “Psychiatry is the enemy incarnate. Psychiatry has waged a relentless war of extermination against us. You may take this as a declaration of war against you.”

Homosexuals forged APA credentials and gained access to exhibit areas in the conference, threatening anyone who claimed that homosexuals needed to be cured.
Kameny had found an ally inside the APA name Kent Robinson who helped the homosexual activist present his demands that homosexuality be removed from the DSM. At the 1972 convention, homosexual activists were permitted to set up a display booth entitled, “Gay, Proud, and Healthy.”

Kameny was then permitted to be part of a panel of psychiatrists who were to discuss homosexuality. The effort to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the DSM was the result of power politics, threats, and intimidation…not scientific discoveries.

Prior to the APA’s 1973 convention, several psychiatrists attempted to organize opposition to the efforts of homosexuals to remove homosexual behavior from the DSM. Organizing this effort were Drs. Irving Beiber and Charles Socarides who formed the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Deletion of Homosexuality from DSM-II. The DSM-II listed homosexuality as an abnormal behavior under section “302. Sexual Deviations.” It was the first deviation listed.

After much political pressure a committee of the APA met behind closed doors in 1973 and voted to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the DSM-II. Opponents of this effort were given only 15 minutes to protest this change, according to Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, in Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth. Satinover writes that after this vote was taken the decision was to be voted on by the entire APA membership. The National Gay Task Force purchased the APA’s mailing list and sent out a letter to APA members urging them to vote to remove homosexuality as a disorder. No APA member was informed that the mailing had been funded by this homosexual activist group.

According to Satinover, “How much the 1973 APA decision was motivated by politics is only become clear even now. While attending a conference in England in 1994, I met a man who told me an account that he had told no one else. He had been in the ‘gay’ life for years but had left the lifestyle. He recounted how after the 1973 APA decision, he and his lover, along with a very highly-placed officer of the APA Board of Trustees and his lover, all sat around the officer’s apartment celebrating their victory. For among the gay activists placed high in the APA who maneuvered to ensure a victory was this man - suborning from the top what was presented to both the membership and the public as a disinterested search for truth.”

Dr. Charles Socarides has set the record straight on how homosexuals inside and outside the APA forced this organization to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder. This was done without any valid scientific evidence to prove that homosexuality is not a disordered behavior. In Sexual Politics and Scientific Logic: The Issue of Homosexuality he writes, “To declare a condition a ‘non-condition,’ a group of practitioners had removed it from our list of serious psychosexual disorders. The action was all the more remarkable when one considers that it involved an out-of-hand and peremptory disregard and dismissal not only of hundreds of psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers and reports, but also a number of other serious studies by groups and psychiatrists, psychologists, and educators over the past seventy years.” He continued, “For the next 18 years, the APA decision served as a Trojan horse, opening the gates to widespread psychological and social changes in sexual customs and mores. The decision was to be used on numerous occasions for numerous purposes with the goal of normalizing homosexuality and elevating it to an esteemed status.

“To some American psychiatrists, this action remains a chilling reminder that if scientific principles are not fought for, they can be lost – a disillusioning warning that unless we make no exceptions to science, we are subject to the snares of political factionalism and the propagation of untruths to an unsuspecting and uninformed public, to the rest of the medical profession, and to the behavioral sciences.” Dr. Socarides’ report is available from the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality: www.narth.com.

The DSM is the most widely used diagnostic reference book utilized by metal health professionals in the United States. It is a manual by which all diagnostic codes are derived for diagnosis and treatment – every single physician (an estimated 850,000) in the United States refers to this book in order to code for a diagnosis. Put plainly, for over 30 years physicians have been prevented from properly diagnosing homosexuality as an aberrant behavior and thus cannot recommend a course of treatment for these individuals.

Prior to that time, homosexuality had been treated as a mental disorder under section “302. Sexual Deviations” in the DSM-II which said, in part: “This category is for individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily towards objects other than people of the opposite sex, toward sexual acts…performed under bizarre circumstances. Even though many find their practices distasteful, they remain unable to substitute normal sexual behavior for them.” Homosexuality was listed as the first sexual deviation under 302. Once that diagnostic code was removed, physicians, including psychiatrists, have been prevented from diagnosing homosexuality as a mental disorder for more than three decades.

Numerous conflicts make homosexual behaviors abnormal, including rampant promiscuity, inability to maintain commitment, psychiatric disorders and medical illnesses with a shortened lifespan. The sexual practices of homosexuals involve serious health risks and illness; specifically, sodomy as a sexual behavior is associated with serious and life-threatening health problems. Unhealthy sexual behaviors occur among both heterosexuals and homosexuals, yet the medical and social science evidence indicate that homosexual behavior is uniformly unhealthy. Men having sex with other men leads to greater health risks than men having sex with women, not only because of promiscuity but also because of the nature of sex among men.

Two extensive studies appearing in the October 2000 issue of the American Medical Association’s Archives of General Psychiatry confirm a strong link between homosexual sex and suicide, as well as a relationship between homosexuality and emotional and mental health problems.

One of the studies in the journal by David M. Ferguson and his team found that, “gay, lesbian, and bisexual young people are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behaviors.” The youth suffering from these disorders were four times as likely as their peers to suffer from major depression, almost three times as likely to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, nearly four times as likely to experience conduct disorder, five times as likely to have nicotine dependence, six times as likely to suffer from multiple disorders, and over six times as likely to have attempted suicide.

An extensive study in the Netherlands undermines the assumption that homophobia is the cause of increased psychiatric illness among gays and lesbians. The Dutch have been considerably more accepting of same-sex relationships that other Western countries – in fact, same-sex couples now have the legal right to marry in the Netherlands. So a high rate of psychiatric disorders associated with homosexual behavior in the Netherlands means that psychiatric disease cannot be attributed to social rejection and homophobia. The Dutch study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, did indeed find a high rate of psychiatric disease associated with same-sex behaviors.

Compared to controls who had no homosexual experience in the 12 months prior to the interview, males who had any homosexual contact within that time period were much more likely to experience major depression, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Females with any homosexual contact within the previous 12 months were more often diagnosed with major depression, social phobia, or alcohol dependence. In fact, those with a history of homosexual contact had higher prevalence of nearly all psychiatric disorders measured in the study.

The list of medical diseases found with extraordinary frequency among male homosexual practitioners as a result of abnormal homosexual behavior is alarming: anal cancer, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptospoiridium, giardia lamblia, herpes simplex virus, HIV, human papilloma virus – genital warts – isispora belli, microsporidia, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis B and C, and syphilis. Sexual transmission of some of these diseases is so rare in the exclusively heterosexual population as to be virtually unknown. Others, while found among heterosexual and homosexual practitioners, are clearly predominated by those involved in homosexual activity. Men who have sex with men account for the lion’s share of the increasing number of cases in America of sexually transmitted infections that are not generally spread through sexual contact. Most medical groups have embraced the homosexual agenda and are advocating that lifestyle, despite all of the scientific studies and medical evidence that demonstrate medical and psychological risks. It seems the politically correct homosexual agenda is crumping science. It is ironic, however, in light of all the physical and mental disorders that beset them, that homosexuals would call themselves “gay.”

Looking at the subject from a religious perspective, the Judeo/Christian viewpoint is that homosexuality is unnatural, abnormal, and despised by God as an abomination - a view that is shared by Muslims. Key Bible verses indicate severe consequences for those who refuse to turn from this sinful lifestyle (consider Sodom & Gomorrah!) Romans 1:26-27 says, “For this cause God gave them up onto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of women, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves recompense of their error which was meet.” Some interpret this to mean that God hates homosexuals and has gone so far as to smite them with AIDS and other diseases. Frankly, I don’t believe that a loving God who gave His only Son so that those who believe in Him would not perish but would have everlasting life would do something like that. Rather, His laws and commands are not to inhibit us, but to protect us, and I see verses such as this one as an indication that those who reject His laws take themselves from underneath His “umbrella of protection” and bring the consequences upon themselves. There are programs – often, although not always, Christian - to help homosexuals leave their deviant lifestyles. Militant homosexuals have frequently invaded and disrupted meetings, claiming that they “were born this way” and no one should “force them to change.” Seeing as the attendees are at the meetings of their own free will – because they find themselves miserable in their “gay” lifestyle and wish to be normal – it is ridiculous that their desire to leave their former way of life would be attacked and condemned by a group that supposedly preaches we should all have “tolerance” for all lifestyles! Paul wrote, speaking of the Church at Corinth, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homosexuals, in newer translations)….and such were some of you.” (1 Cor. 9-11) With God’s help, with much prayer, with emotional support – it indeed is possible to change. In addition, common sense tells us that God would not condemn in His Word a lifestyle that He Himself created! These programs have proven to be very effective, with a success rate exceeding 70%.

Even the laws of nature would indicate that homosexual behavior is deviant. In physics we are taught that opposite neutrons attract each other; like neutrons repel each other. A microscopic view, perhaps, of how God created the entire universe to operate.

Proponents of “hate crime” laws say these laws are necessary to protect minorities – of which homosexuals seem to feel they are, in a class of their own – from acts of violence. But “hate crime” laws are unnecessary, because criminal acts are already illegal. What is more, “hate crime” laws violate the constitutional right to equal protection, create the un-American offense of “thought crime,” and abridge the freedoms of speech, religion, and association. Ultimately, “hate crime” laws punish only beliefs or thoughts.

In my opinion, there is no such thing as “homophobia.” For one thing, the term “phobia” denotes a fear of something. I am not fearful of homosexuals; rather, I fear for them….for their emotional health, for their physical health and safety…and most of all, for their eternal souls. The very term “homophobia” is a false attempt created by the “gay” community to smear the healthy aversion to an unnatural and disgusting deviancy.

Reference Sources:
Culture and Family Institute: “Hate Crime” Laws Threaten Religious Freedom, Robert Knight and Lindsey Douthit, February 26, 2007

The Holy Bible: KJV

Homosexuality and Psychiatry: Exposed: The Myth That Psychiatry Has Proven That Homosexual Behavior Is Normal, http://www.Jesus-is-savior.com/EvilsinAmerica/Sodomy/Homosexuality

Medical Downside of Homosexual Behavior, A Political Agenda Is Trumping Science, Rick Fitzgibbons, http://www.personal.psu.edu/glm/ml60.htm

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerence. Homosexuality. Beliefs About Homosexuality; Studies of Sexual Orientation. http://www.religioustolerence.org/hom_fixe.org

Rogers, Sy, and Alan Medinger. “Homosexuality is Not Normal Sexual Behavior.” Human Sexuality. Ed. Brenda Stalcup. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1995. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.

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