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Homosexuality a Psychological Disorder: Pentagon Document
LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/20/06 | John Jalsevac

Posted on 06/20/2006 4:44:18 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-homosexual group known as Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM), a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims to have unearthed a current Pentagon document that lists homosexuality as a psychological disorder.

According to the CSSMM the Department of Defense Instruction that so categorizes homosexuality was signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in 1996 and re-certified as "current" in 2003.

Although homosexuality has traditionally been considered a psychological disorder the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses over thirty years ago, claiming that it "implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social and vocational capabilities." The APA’s decision, however, has been the subject of criticism in recent years with some alleging that the 1973 move to remove homosexuality from the list of disorders was highly influenced by homosexual activism and not objective scientific data (http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06020902.html).

The CSSMM responded to what it has called an outdated and offensive classification of homosexuality by issuing a “report card” on the military, giving it 'F's' in four out of five categories, including "Mental Health Classification," "Anti-gay Harassment and Command Climate," "Evidence-Based Assessment of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'" and "Family Support."

Dr. Aaron Belkin, director of CSSMM, expressed grave concern that the military continues to list homosexuality as a mental illness. "It's unclear why a DoD document would classify homosexuality as a mental disorder over thirty years after the psychiatric community acknowledged this is a mistake," said Dr. Belkin. The vast majority of other military documents no longer list homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Current military policy still requires the discharge of members who openly profess their homosexuality, although the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy forbids recruiters from inquiring into the sexual activities or preferences of the recruit. However, the number of discharges from the military on account of homosexuality have dramatically increased in the last number of years as members have increasingly openly challenged the policy. The Supreme Court has many times over refused to hear cases challenging the constitutionality of the policy.

A 1998 report on the effectiveness of the military’s policies concluded that “service by those who have a propensity to engage in homosexual conduct creates an unacceptable risk to morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion, and that the long-standing prohibition of homosexual conduct therefore continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service.”

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Jeremy M. Martin said the offending document is under review.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apa; disorders; dod; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; mentaldisorders; mentalhealth; mentalillness; military; militaryreadiness; pentagon; psychology
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Dr. Aaron Belkin, director of CSSMM, expressed grave concern that the military continues to list homosexuality as a mental illness. "It's unclear why a DoD document would classify homosexuality as a mental disorder over thirty years after the psychiatric community acknowledged this is a mistake," said Dr. Belkin.

Perhaps because they don't subscribe to your leftist pro-homosexual political correctness.

1 posted on 06/20/2006 4:44:20 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: DBeers; DirtyHarryY2K

HUGE HA Ping!


2 posted on 06/20/2006 4:44:42 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Its a disorder. Lets leave it at that.


3 posted on 06/20/2006 4:45:42 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: wagglebee

Get with the program homosexuality IS a mental disorder despite the unscientific holdings of the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association.

These two allegedly scientific organizations are little more than the research arms of the homofascist movement.

Imagine the intimidation tactics that would be directed against either of those two organizations if they ever published one study critical of homosexuality.

There would be hell to pay if they contradicted their masters in the Gay Arrogance Movement.


4 posted on 06/20/2006 4:49:01 PM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: wagglebee
This is a line in the proverbial sand. The military can kick anyones @$$ around the world, will they show moral fortitude or show they are a political pawn?
5 posted on 06/20/2006 4:51:18 PM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con American Male (NRA))
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To: wagglebee
"... dramatically increased in the last number of years as members have increasingly openly challenged the policy ..."

Um, doesn't that sorta imply impairment of mental function?

The military, moreso than most occupations, is not a place for people who are predisposed to poor risk assessment.

6 posted on 06/20/2006 4:51:59 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (I never submit to IQ tests. That way, I can honestly say that my IQ can not be measured.)
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To: wagglebee
A pro-homosexual group known as Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military (CSSMM), a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara..

When I see UCSB mentioned I know I need read no further.

7 posted on 06/20/2006 4:53:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: wagglebee

What makes the CSSMM think that the APA is more accurate or influential in assessing the vocational attributes of soldiers than the Pentagon? Morons.


8 posted on 06/20/2006 4:57:54 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Got freedom? Thank a veteran)
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To: wagglebee
According to the CSSMM the Department of Defense Instruction that so categorizes homosexuality was signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in 1996

Wasn't Bill Clinton President in 1966. And isn't the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness a civilian appointee Job?

9 posted on 06/20/2006 5:01:05 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: wagglebee
I thought they've determined that people are born gay?

Good news Mr & Mrs. Johnson, you're child is a boy AND he's bi-sexual!

10 posted on 06/20/2006 5:01:45 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: wagglebee

Well, this makes me so proud to be a Gaucho .... /sarc


11 posted on 06/20/2006 5:03:39 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: wagglebee

It was always considered a disorder until the pc police changed the tune.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 5:10:06 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: satchmodog9

Poop chuters are definitely not packing a full seabag.


13 posted on 06/20/2006 5:12:14 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: NicknamedBob
The military, moreso than most occupations, is not a place for people who are predisposed to poor risk assessment.

That's it. I can't understand how gays say they have to openly profess their sexual orientation because they "can't live a lie" yet that is precisely what is expected of a military member who holds a security clearance. Every day you have to "live a lie" and not expose the exact nature of whatever it is that you are cleared for. Yet those same gays say they are not a security risk even though they openly say they can't keep a secret.

14 posted on 06/20/2006 5:16:51 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: sgtbono2002

I know people who are gay, and/or bisexual. One would be hard-pressed to find a more messed-up group of people.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 5:18:50 PM PDT by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: wagglebee

Hollywood says it ain't so. Homos are normal. Just watch Will and Grace to witness the true portrayal of the exalted lifestyle. Next year they will produce the Will and Trigger show--Hollywood had great difficulty finding a homosexual stallion but finally, to prove homosex is normal in animals too, they located a horse with said tendencies--I recall there was one in the Seattle area. The idea being that if animals exhibit such behavior then it must be normal for humans to follow suit.


16 posted on 06/20/2006 5:24:01 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: chae

oh yeah? try lurking at DU sometime


17 posted on 06/20/2006 5:29:48 PM PDT by zipper
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To: samadams2000

How bout, it just aint right!


18 posted on 06/20/2006 5:31:37 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: pravknight
Get with the program homosexuality IS a mental disorder despite the unscientific holdings of the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association.

"Panelists Recount Events Leading to Deleting Homosexuality As a Psychiatric Disorder From DSM:

"Twenty-five years ago APA leaders, in the glare of a national media spotlight, took the controversial step of deleting homosexuality from the Association's compendium of psychiatric disorders. That action launched APA on a quarter century of efforts to end discrimination against homosexuals and coincided with the increasing willingness of gay and lesbian psychiatrists to insist openly that APA must listen to them."

Psychiatric News Magazine

Interesting article. You can see how the gay community played a significant role in having this changed.

19 posted on 06/20/2006 5:32:39 PM PDT by FJ290
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To: chae

I concur.

I've never seen a more depressed and unhappy people.


20 posted on 06/20/2006 5:39:33 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: wagglebee

Didn't Lincoln tell this story?:

Grandpa asked his Grandson, 'See that cow over there?'
How many legs does it have?
Grandson responds, "four"!
"That's right", says Grandpa.

"Now", he asks, "If we called her tail a leg, how many legs would that cow have?"

Thinking quickly the boy responds, "five!"

Disappointed, Grandpa makes his point, "Now son, just because we call his tail a leg doesn't make it one."
That cow still only has four legs!"


21 posted on 06/20/2006 5:42:07 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: chae

I bet they are liberals too LOL.


22 posted on 06/20/2006 5:48:07 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: wagglebee

The most liberal sexologist in the country (Albert Ellis) considers it a mental illness. See his "Homosexuality: Its Causes and Cure." That's good enough for me.


23 posted on 06/20/2006 5:51:04 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: wagglebee

Although homosexuality has traditionally been considered a psychological disorder the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses over thirty years ago
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30 years ago they made a mistake.

For thousands of years homosexuality was considered a disorder and worse. It's time for the APA to take a another look based on the crucial evidence that has come out in the last 30 years.


24 posted on 06/20/2006 5:53:36 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: wagglebee

Yooo Hooo... I'm over HERE!!!
25 posted on 06/20/2006 6:03:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: wagglebee

Did they include liberalism? :)


26 posted on 06/20/2006 6:10:11 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: wagglebee

No, homosexuality is not a "mental disorder". It is evil and the worst kind of perversion.


27 posted on 06/20/2006 6:10:55 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: wagglebee
[Homosexuality] "implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social and vocational capabilities."

Must be pretty different from the guy-girl thing, then. ;^)

Seriously, are posters here suggesting that heterosexuals aren't crazy? I'm an old fart but I remember that part well enough.

28 posted on 06/20/2006 6:10:56 PM PDT by Grut
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To: wagglebee
implies no impairment in judgment

Trying to put a square peg in a round hole is not a sign of an impairment of judgment??!!!

29 posted on 06/20/2006 6:26:52 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: stinkerpot65
"No, homosexuality is not a "mental disorder". It is evil and the worst kind of perversion".

According to the new head of the Episcopal Church, homos are born with a 'gift' and they are 'blessings' to each and every one of us.

30 posted on 06/20/2006 6:39:36 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Values compromised are values lost)
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To: wagglebee

Homosexual think tank? So a nothing closseted one person "think tank" is given credibility.

The APA also considers pedophilia non-harmful as long as the molester is "well adjusted."

The military has this correct.


31 posted on 06/20/2006 6:45:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wagglebee

It is a psychological disorder for anyone who was born the sex they now are.

However, for those who were born with both sexes and had one removed as a baby, this is where "orientation" is one I leave alone.


32 posted on 06/20/2006 6:50:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: Albion Wilde; All

Did the dr who moved to remove homsoexuality from the DSM actually renoune the original view and now says treatment of homosexuality should be taken seriously?

I think this is a good opportunity to show this is a treatable behavior like any other sexual fetish.


33 posted on 06/20/2006 6:51:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wagglebee
Look up any pre-PC Diagnostics and Statistical Manual (the "Bible" of Psychiatry) and you'll find it listed there as a psychological disorder too.

The only thing that's changed is that the Pentagon has never bought into this PC bullroar.

34 posted on 06/20/2006 7:21:55 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: wagglebee

pillow biting is a disease?


35 posted on 06/20/2006 7:23:12 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire.)
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To: pravknight

Doesn't the APA also state that beastiality is no longer a mental disorder--unless you choose to feel bad about doing it? The APA is in dire need of intensive therapy.


36 posted on 06/20/2006 7:27:45 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (No More White House Dynasties! Two Adamses and two Bushes are enough. No more Clintons or Bushes!)
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To: wagglebee
HUGE HA Ping!

Yes -it is...

Looks like a good opportunity to insert some reality into the equation -maybe a military sponsored study untainted by the APA Kinsey cult of personality homosexologist moonbats?

37 posted on 06/20/2006 7:31:00 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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38 posted on 06/20/2006 7:33:21 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: wagglebee

That's a given....sane folks do get this!!! Boy, we've got sane folks in our pentagon. ;o)


39 posted on 06/20/2006 7:37:12 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: pravknight

Every female homosexual that I have ever met was raped or molested.

They deserve our pity. If only the psychologists were competent, they could get help.


40 posted on 06/20/2006 8:57:21 PM PDT by donmeaker (Burn the UN flag publicly.)
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To: wagglebee

ping


41 posted on 06/20/2006 11:07:26 PM PDT by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: wagglebee

Well, I guess you have to look at it from the prospective of an army, anyone's army, homosexuals do not produce soldiers..


42 posted on 06/20/2006 11:17:10 PM PDT by ChEng
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
Doesn't the APA also state that beastiality is no longer a mental disorder...?

That's been the case for at least forty years that I know of. Bestiality, at least in the absence of women, has long been regarded as a matter of "any port in a storm." Prison homosexuality, for this reason, relates to bestiality rather than 'classic' homosexuality.

43 posted on 06/21/2006 4:46:39 AM PDT by Grut
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To: wagglebee

The Pentagon is right.


44 posted on 06/21/2006 4:52:36 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

This is a big problem for the pseudosciences that claim to be on par with hard science.


45 posted on 06/21/2006 5:51:41 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: ArtyFO

Homosexuality is a disorder, that is if you define a disorder as a deviation from the physiological design for human sexuality.

Anyone who supports homosexuality has abdicated their ability to reason logically.


46 posted on 06/22/2006 7:10:32 AM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: PeoplesRepublicOfWashington

The APA is a postmodern group of philosophers, not scientists.


47 posted on 06/22/2006 7:11:23 AM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: donmeaker

I agree 100 percent. I had an interest in a girl in high school who turned out to be homosexual. She was molested by her father.

I have nothing personal against homosexuals as individuals. I had a cordial relationship with the "Gay Rights" group on campus in college, even though I was their most vocal opponent, because I engaged them as people. All of the sudden, it wasn't personal anymore. The president of the group said he was genuinely sad to see me graduate because although he disagreed with me, he respected my personal integrity.

My attitude about homosexuality is akin to my attitude about smoking. I don't like the behavior, but I am not about to reject an individual because of their behavior if they have good character otherwise.

These folks don't seem to get the crux of the issue: their arrogant attitude.


48 posted on 06/22/2006 7:21:07 AM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: FJ290

It would be akin to the schizophrenic community getting schizophrenia removed from the APA manual. French homosexual philospher Michel Focault argued schizophrenics were simply misunderstood and not sick.

Any honest scientist would examine the "studies" the APA cited to remove homosexuality from the DSM and see they were so riddled full of errors as to be invalid.


49 posted on 06/22/2006 7:24:40 AM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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To: Ainast

Tell me about it. Every homosexual I have ever met, and I have met many has conformed with the worst stereotypes.

Homoarrgance, not homophobia, is the real problem.


50 posted on 06/22/2006 7:25:51 AM PDT by pravknight (Liberalism under the guise of magisterial teaching is still heresy)
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