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September 26, 2016

Never Mind

After decades of pushing the idea that homosexuals are “born that way,” that nothing should be done to try to help them escape that life, and that anyone who says otherwise is a bigoted homophobe who wants to push gays back in the closet, a leading American Psychological Association researcher says, “never mind.” According to LifeSiteNews:

A top researcher with the American Psychological Association (APA) and lesbian activist has acknowledged that gays are not “born that way.”

Dr. Lisa Diamond, co-editor-in-chief of the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology and one of the APA’s “most respected members,” says sexual orientation is “fluid” and not unchangeable.

As clinical psychologist Dr. Laura A. Haynes summarizes Diamond’s APA Handbook chapters, her book and YouTube lectures, “The battle to disprove ‘Born that way and can’t change’ is now over, and (Diamond) is telling LGBT activists to stop promoting the myth.”

Contrary to the typical argument that homosexuals are “born gay” as “who they are” and cannot change, the APA officially recognized sexual orientation change in 2011.

Diamond summarized relevant findings in a lecture at Cornell University (2013), stating that abundant research has now established that sexual orientation — including attraction, behavior, and self-identity — is fluid for both adolescents and adults and for both genders.

This flies in the face of recent laws promoted by gay activists and passed in several states banning “reparative therapy,” which seeks to help patients experiencing same-sex attraction to change.

The stated justification for anti-reparative therapy laws is that anyone who experiences same-sex attraction is not only gay and born gay, but his/her homosexuality is unchangeable and so “reparative therapy,” it is argued, is not only unfruitful but cruel.  The argument goes, “You can’t change who you are.”

Additionally, many gay activists call sexual orientation “the civil rights issue of our time,” and analogous to race. Diamond and the APA, however, refute this argument.

I’ve said for years that gay activists were taking the “born that way” position purely for political reasons. They played on the sympathies of people who couldn’t abide the idea that someone should be in any way penalized or stigmatized because they acted on innate, unalterable characteristics. That was always ludicrous–there’s no such thing as a sexual behavior that doesn’t contain at least some element of volition about it–but it got the political results that the activists wanted. Now, having achieved that set of goals, they are moving on to others (mainstreaming transgenderism, for instance), so their line has to change. This has nothing to do with science, everything to do with politics, and makes crystal clear the corruption of the American Psychological Association in particular. The idea that that organization should be taken as an authority on anything–or that anything gay activists ever say should be taken at face value–is absurd.

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If history is any judge, she better have a second career lined up.

[1] Posted by Jackie on 9-26-2016 at 09:26 AM · [top]

If it’s unchangeable, I don’t know how they ever explained the many women in lesbian relationships who have their children, born to them when they were married to men, with them.

[2] Posted by Katherine on 9-26-2016 at 10:33 AM · [top]

My question is slightly different.

The advocates say that the woman was always a lesbian and simply repressed her inborn desires to conform to society.

But when it goes the other way, the man or woman reject the homosexual lifestyle and embrace heterosexual relationships, they are betraying who they really are!

[3] Posted by Jackie on 9-26-2016 at 01:07 PM · [top]

I agree with David. It is all about the politics nothing to do with science.  I suspect this “Never mind” won’t be a blip on the MSM radar.

[4] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 9-26-2016 at 01:37 PM · [top]

I think she is putting out another smokescreen. She might just as well have said that sexual orientation is a fluid thing that sometimes behaves like a solid.

[5] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 9-26-2016 at 01:59 PM · [top]

UP, You mean like glass? We know how easily that *shatters*.  wink

[6] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 9-26-2016 at 02:08 PM · [top]

Re #3:

“But when it goes the other way, the man or woman reject the homosexual lifestyle and embrace heterosexual relationships, they are betraying who they really are!”

Yeah, that’s an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it? What that suggests to me is a parallel to abortion. For years, Molech worshippers stoutly maintained that they were “in favor” of abortion, that it was a “tragic” event, but that for the sake of all concerned (save the baby), it had to be legal. Now, when the abortion license is essentially assumed as foundational to society, they are “coming out” as thinking that abortion is the most wonderful, beautiful, splendiferous thing ever conceived by the mind of…whoever. Katherine Ragsdale’s proclamation of the abortion sacrament comes to mind.

Likewise, gay activists don’t just want to have homosexuality treated as a legal, personal option for each individual. They genuinely believe that it is superior to patriarchal, sexist, Neanderthal heterosexuality, and that we’d all be better off gay (presumably children could continue to be produced in labs by the state, or some such dystopian nonsense).

[7] Posted by David Fischler on 9-26-2016 at 02:58 PM · [top]

I suppose the activists have to admit the fluidity of human sexual response now that we’ve reached the “choose your own gender” stage of insanity.  What you think you want at any particular moment is “real,” and biology is a “construct.”  It is literally insanity.

[8] Posted by Katherine on 9-27-2016 at 08:22 AM · [top]

And it is getting worse.  Apparently the DOH is issuing a rule that says that doctors will have to treat people according to their self determined gender identity.

So if a biological male identifies as female and wants treatment for a female disorder the doctor will have to treat him as a biological female.  The whole thing is at odds with objective reality and gets more and more absurd everyday.  I keep waiting for a court to say:  “This is nuts.  A man is not a woman.”  But that never seems to happen.

I guess it is possible for a society or culture to go collectively insane.

[9] Posted by Br. Michael on 9-27-2016 at 10:08 AM · [top]

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