Is homosexuality a mental illness

Is homosexuality a mental illness

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Rhett

Colorado Springs, CO

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Perhaps some of the "more gifted" can enlighten us.

Perhaps homosexuality is an aberration.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#2 Dec 2, 2008
It is a mental disease. NARTH cures them all the time. Google NARTH to learn how to be normal again.

Since: Jul 07

Mission Viejo, CA

#3 Dec 2, 2008
OMG

They should put NARTH in the San Francisco drinking water!
MD Guy

Groves, TX

#4 Dec 2, 2008
APA has long viewed homosexuality as NOT a mental disease. It's not acceptable to "cure" homosexuality as a practitioneer, since such treatments have long been discounted. However, only religious organizations claim to "cure", but their rate of success is medically & scientifically unprovable. However, ignorance towards the subject of homosexuality can be overcome by enlightment (meaningful study of the topic). Additionally, homophobia (mental disease) can be overcome by a qualified psychatrist. It is really unbelievable that people know so little about homosexuality in America, since almost 1 out 4 families have a member that is gay. In addition, almost every scientific poll by sociologist states that many Americans come in contact with known gay people every day! Perhaphs a good dose of sociology and psychology should be taught early in curriculmn of the american educational system. That way, we as a greater society could better understand ourselves and others around us. It is most unkind, unchristian and unamerican to slander a segment of our greater society because of our own petty fears; igorance and self-inflated egos.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#5 Dec 2, 2008
The APA declared homosexuality WAS a mental disease up until 1969. That is when the queers began their intimidation campaign against the APA. Truth is that with proper treatment, a homosexual can become normal again.

“i write what i see....”

Since: Dec 08

Fresno

#6 Dec 2, 2008
"homosexuality" is not a mental illness....its just like saying that a person liking of the color "blue" is weird....and that you should try to change them and make them like the color "White" cus it just seems more NORMAL . As funny as it sounds its just like me telling a man he has a Viagina not a penis. but anyways....you know what i mean

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Homosexuality is no longer considered a mental illness, and in many periods of history was not really looked upon as any different.

Extreme bigotry is now being seen as a mental illness, as it should be.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

Here are some other links that suggest that homosexuality is just part of the diversity of human kind. I haven't looked at the links in a while so I hope they are still good.

Gene Trait

http://www.pentaclemagazine.org/pn760/index.p...

Health info

http://news.yahoo.com/s/po/20060224/co_po/sit...

Lesbian Pheromones

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.as...
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#8 Dec 2, 2008
White is not a color.

“Homosapien ”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#9 Dec 2, 2008
Oops the last two were and you have to scroll down to see the one on the gene traits.

Since: Dec 08

Carlsbad, CA

#10 Dec 2, 2008
No, but homophobia is.

Since: Jul 07

Mission Viejo, CA

#11 Dec 2, 2008
mixed wrote:
Homosexuality is no longer considered a mental illness, and in many periods of history was not really looked upon as any different.
Extreme bigotry is now being seen as a mental illness, as it should be.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
All that proves is that queers are scary.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#12 Dec 2, 2008
If homosexuality is not a mental illness, then why have homosexuals been cured with therapy?

Since: Dec 08

Carlsbad, CA

#13 Dec 3, 2008
Curtis Lowe wrote:
If homosexuality is not a mental illness, then why have homosexuals been cured with therapy?
They aren't cured, just thoroughly convinced that they are bad people for their feelings so they bury them, often leading to "relapse" for lack of a better word and horrible depression.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#14 Dec 3, 2008
Nubbage wrote:
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They aren't cured, just thoroughly convinced that they are bad people for their feelings so they bury them, often leading to "relapse" for lack of a better word and horrible depression.
Or perhaps they were corrupted as a child and were able to find normality and peace through therapy and conditioning.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#15 Dec 3, 2008
Curtis Lowe wrote:
Or perhaps they were corrupted as a child and were able to find normality and peace through therapy and conditioning.
NO. Stop hating on homosexuals, people. What are you, third-graders? Then again, if being a dumbass is what you homophobes desire, I guess resume.

“just a Devil”

Since: Nov 07

Bristol, England

#16 Dec 3, 2008
Curtis Lowe wrote:
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Or perhaps they were corrupted as a child and were able to find normality and peace through therapy and conditioning.
Wow. I can't believe someone in this day and age still has this retarded view. Have you just slipped through a wormhole from the 1920's?
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#17 Dec 3, 2008
Getting people the help they need is not mean or homophobic. It is an act of kindness. I want these people to live happy, productive lives and procreate as intended by nature. I am kinda like Jesus except I don't wear a skirt and I have a decent haircut.
auroranorth

Green Bay, WI

#18 Dec 3, 2008
the leaching of toxic chemicals from the overuse of microwave ovnes has been shown to have a direct effect of the sexual identity of mice.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#19 Dec 3, 2008
Thomper UK wrote:
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Wow. I can't believe someone in this day and age still has this retarded view. Have you just slipped through a wormhole from the 1920's?
People have been cured and went on to lead normal lives. That proves homosexuality is a mental disease.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#20 Dec 3, 2008
auroranorth wrote:
the leaching of toxic chemicals from the overuse of microwave ovnes has been shown to have a direct effect of the sexual identity of mice.
That's what I've been saying. Homosexuals should learn to cook. These microwaves are gaying them up.

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