Monday, June 19, 2006

Pentagon Lists Homosexuality As Disorder

Gay Pride has a little less to celebrate this month with the following news just in from the AP via Breitbart:

"A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position. The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities, and in a section on defects lists homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders. Critics said the reference underscores the Pentagon's failing policies on gays, and adds to a culture that has created uncertainty and insecurity around the treatment of homosexual service members, leading to anti-gay harassment. The Pentagon has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibits the military from inquiring about the sex lives of service members but requires discharges of those who openly acknowledge being gay. There were 726 military members discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy during the budget year that ended last Sept. 30. That marked the first year since 2001 that the total had increased."

Sharp criticism has come out against this action, and James H. Scully, Jr., head of the APA (American Psychiatric Association) wrote in a letter to the Defense Dept's chief doctor, "Based on scientific and medical evidence the APA declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 - a position shared by all other major health and mental health organizations based on their own review of the science."

**In an exclusive interview I learned that our troops are told in their briefings before being sent to Iraq that homosexual practices are common in Arab nations. You can hear more about this on the show this Friday on Polygamy's Victims, part 2, and on our Special,"Mainstreaming Gay Pride Month," on June 30th.


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