Monday, February 2, 2009

American Psychoanalytic Association and Homosexuals in the Military: Mental Health Associations Are Promoting Homosexuality for Political Reasons.

American Psychoanalysis Association
By Kathleen Gilbert

NEW YORK, January 30, 2009 ( - A recent statement from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) supporting the inclusion of open homosexuals in the military admits that the medical group's position on homosexuality is guided by an impetus for social action, rather than medical or scientific data.

"Though it's not widely known, psychoanalysts as a professional group are proactive on a number of social issues including homosexuality," began a press release from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), detailing their new "position statement" regarding homosexuals serving in the military.

The statement goes on to affirm that the APsaA rejects the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy prohibiting open homosexuals in the military, a policy Mr. Obama has promised to undo.

"It is the position of APsaA that sexual orientation is not germane to any aspect of military effectiveness, including unit cohesion, morale, recruitment or retention," writes the APsaA. 

The statement includes an assertion that the issue amounts to overcoming bias equivalent to racial discrimination: "The U.S. military is capable of integrating members of groups historically excluded from its ranks, as demonstrated by its success in reducing both racial and gender discrimination."

The repealing of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy constitutes another major step in the Obama administration's agenda to normalize homosexuality, one that has met criticism from those who agree with the U.S. Department of Defense's traditional policy that same-sex attractions among military personnel are incompatible with the unique circumstances of military service. (

The APsaA's recent statement is consistent with the epidemic of pro-homosexual social activism that has run rampant among American mental health organizations in recent decades, in tandem with the growing influence of homosexualist groups. 

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Euripides said...

If you look at the roots of psychoanalysis and at how it is taught in the schools, there are very few who come out as practitioners who aren't atheists and at the forefront of acceptance of homosexual behavior. How can we expect such a group of people to make rational decisions?

PersonalFailure said...

do you have any studies or statistics to prove that most psychologists are atheists, or at least "come out" as atheists.

I looked, and the most recent study I could find was from 1980, and in that study, the majority of psychologists were theists, the majority of those Jewish. (Jews aren't atheists.)

Euripides said...

It seems like PF is pretty much concerned with quantification rather than qualification. I've taught in the university system for many years and personal experience has taught me the type of anti-religion (including atheism) or pro-gay attitudes that prevail in university academics.

The problem is that within the academic system, opposing views to full acceptance of homosexuality are quickly squelched - just one area where academic freedom has become mere lip service.

PersonalFailure said...

Euripides: Sir, you started the quantification. If you say that the majority of psychologists are atheists, you are quantifying, if not in a particularly precise manner. (“All” being understood to mean “100%”.) I am aware the there are more atheists at universities and colleges than other places, however, to say that all psychologists are atheists simply because (a) all psychologists you have met are atheists (did you ask each and every one of them? do they wear signs?), or (b) because anyone who disagrees with you cannot be anything other than an atheist is to commit the fallacies of Hasty Generalization and No True Scotsman (with a twist).

Again, I ask you- how do you know all psychologists are atheists? The reason I find this rather important is because I, and many other atheists, have noticed that there are people who impute atheism upon those they disagree with or dislike. This is neither reasonable nor rational, and certainly does little toward moving forward a discussion of any real merit.

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