June 20, 2006

Did You Hear Homosexuality is a Mental Disorder - Again!

Who says? Why no, not the medical community, who've held for decades that it's not. And true, most people do turn to doctors when they want to what is and isn't a mental disorder - but really, who decided that the American Psychiatric Association is so great and should get to make all those decisions. There must be other legitimate sources of knowledge than those "experts" and "doctors" and "researchers", right? Or at least there must be if you don't like the long-held view of the APA. So what bastion of scientific research and medical expertise is claiming that homosexuality really is a mental disorder? Why - the Pentagon of course! I eagerly await the casa de Rumsfeld's memos announcing that you can get AIDS from merely being in the same buidling as one of the gays. That should be enough to start allowing the government to start sending 'em (well, those who aren't on the White House staff or related to the Vice President) off to Gitmo.

Posted by armand at June 20, 2006 11:31 AM | TrackBack | Posted to Health


The Pentagon has now officially clarified its stance on this matter - "The directive has been reviewed, homosexuality should not have been characterized as a mental disorder in an appendix of a procedural instruction. A clarification will be issued over the next few days. Notwithstanding its inclusion, we find no practical impact since that appendix simply listed factors that do NOT constitute a physical disability, and homosexuality of course does not."

Posted by: Armand at June 29, 2006 08:19 AM | PERMALINK
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