Back in the early 1970’s, there was an effort to remove homosexuality from the list of psychiatric disorders that was ultimately successful, blessed in part by the American Psychiatric Association.
Fast forward to 2011 and guess what’s next? While most familes are enjoying their summer vacations together, the APA is discussing whether pedophilia should come off the mental disorder list (and no, we’re not making this one up):
B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, is behind the August 17 conference, which will include panelists from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois.
B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline has criticized the definition of pedophilia by the American Psychological Association, describing its treatment of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading.”
“It is based on data from prison studies, which completely ignore the existence of those who are law-abiding,” Kline said in a July 25 press release. “The proposed new diagnostic criteria specify ages and frequencies with no scientific basis whatsoever.”
“The Diagnostic and Statistical of Mental Disorders (DSM) should meet a higher standard than that,” he added. “We can help them, because we are the people they are writing about.”
Those poor pedophiles sitting in prison… all lonely and isolated and misunderstood…
The problem, of course, isn’t that a fringe group is crying on behalf of pedophiles. Rather, the problem is that the American Psychiatric Association is actually taking this seriously -- referring it to their Diagnostic and Statistical Medical Disorders (DSM) panel. Liberty University expert and Visiting Professor of Law Judith Reisman was horrified as well:
“The DSM is typical of this degeneracy since they already had lightened the diagnosis of pedophilia as to make it almost meaningless, requiring that the pedophile be ‘bothered’ by his and her abuse of children and so on,” Reisman said. “We now have women and children sexually violating children as well as men. This will continue to spiral down into, well, we’d have to say the abyss of hell, unless we retrieve our laws, our mass media and our schools.”
As previously reported by LSN, similar lobbying, then by homosexual activists, led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 in the DSM. As a result of the DSM declassification, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle has been all but shut down in academic psychological circles.
The APA and others will continue to treat the symptoms of sexual disorders without addressing the cure, so long as the professional left continues to make excuses for a behavior -- and a choice -- that is eroding moral values, destabilizing America’s moral compass, and rejecting the very laws of nature for what is little more than gratification. Or in this instance, far worse.