What We Know
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How Should We Respond?
“According to the American Psychiatric Association, until 1974 homosexuality was a mental illness. Freud had alluded to homosexuality numerous times in his writings, and had concluded that paranoia and homosexuality were inseparable. Other psychiatrists wrote copiously on the subject, and homosexuality was “treated” on a wide basis. There was little or no suggestion within the psychiatric community that homosexuality might be conceptualized as anything other than a mental illness that needed to be treated…” – Behaviorism and Mental Health
Homosexuality is the mental illness that went away? No, it is the mental illness that was ‘legitimized’ by political correctness.
One must not ignore statistics and facts. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “LGBTQ youth are also at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, suicide attempts, and suicide. A nationally representative study of adolescents in grades 7–12 found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers.”
Our response should be honest, forthright, clinically sound and deeply compassionate.
We who willingly accept the facts of mental illness and official suicide statistics must stand against the politically-correct winds emanating from the left, the Democrat Party and their leader, Barack Obama, to come to the aid of young Americans who have succumbed to the deception that homosexuality is ‘normal’.