After all, I’m forced to pay for it.
How appropriate that the CBC cites the American Psychiatric Association to back up their decision.
You see, there’s a reason the American Psychiatric Association no longer recognizes homosexuality as a “disorder” and has “expressed concerns that therapy promoted to modify sexual orientation is neither safe nor effective.”
No problem, just harass and intimidate those scientists who present properly designed studies that you don’t like. Like Dr. Irving Bieber, prominent psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, who presented a paper on “homosexuality and transsexualism” at the 1970 APA convention. Instead of challenging his findings by questioning the accuracy of his research methods, they just disrupted his presentation. Way easier. Especially when there isn’t any research to support your position.
Imagine the prestigious, scientific setting of the APA conference where Dr. Bieber presents his study – homosexual activists employ what has become their customary tactic: fear and intimidation. As Bieber begins to present his research, homosexual attendees loudly mock and laugh at him. They further disrupt his presentation by shouting and calling him names and making threats, suggesting he deserved to be “drawn and quartered.” (…)
“No one raised an objection,” recounts Dr. Satinover. Their disruption was met with more reconciliation and an appearance before the APA’s Committee on Nomenclature. Further bullying and lobbying delivered the committee vote that maybe, just maybe, homosexual behavior was not a sign of psychiatric disorder after all.
By the time of the 1973 APA convention, the group announced its new “finding” with only 15 minutes for dissenters to discuss 70 years of psychiatric research to the contrary. The hijacked vote was formally appealed to the full membership. But activists already had a letter drafted, in part by friends at the National Gay Taskforce, urging a vote to “retain the nomenclature change,” which was sent to the 30,000 APA members with the money the NGTF had raised.
Of course, no one let on to APA members that the letter came from homosexual activists, as Dr. Bayer revealed, “that would have been ‘the kiss of death.'” But the letter drafted and paid for by the NGTF was able to secure a majority response from a third of the members who responded. But the vast majority was not behind the change. How do I know? Four years later, the Medical Journal Aspects of Human Sexuality reported a survey showing “69 percent of psychiatrists disagreed with the vote and still considered homosexuality a disorder.”
But it didn’t stop there. The American Psychological Association recently published a study favorable to pedophilia – you know, child molestation.