Joseph Herrin (08-04-2013)
There can be no shift in the morals of a society without first redefining right and wrong. From the time the first pilgrims landed on America’s shores, until the recent generation, homosexuality has been viewed by society as deviant, and destructive, sexual behavior. The founding father’s of America viewed homosexuality as a great sin. George Washington instituted court martial proceedings against an officer of the Continental Army for the crime of sodomy. Thomas Jefferson introduced legislation in his home state of Virginia that would have punished homosexuals by requiring them to be castrated. If you have read the series titled Dragon Flood, you will realize that neither of these men were Christians, yet they acknowledged Yahweh’s judgment of homosexuality as abominable and perverse behavior to be right.
In 1828, when Noah Webster published Webster’s Dictionary, the term “Sodomy” was used to refer to homosexual behavior. Webster’s Dictionary not only was considered authoritative on its word definitions, but it reflected the moral underpinnings of the nation. The entry for the word “Sodomy,” although brief, was quite specific.
“Sodomy: A crime against nature.”
The 1833 Encyclopedia Britannica, describing the moral influence of Christianity upon Roman society, states:
“The nameless crime, which was the disgrace of Greek and Roman civilization was made punishable by death.”
With these words, the editors of the world’s most renowned encyclopedia declared that homosexuality was considered in their day to be a disgrace to great civilizations.
In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality in the DSM (Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as a “sociopathic personality disturbance.”
The word “sociopathic” is defined as “a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.” This definition of homosexuality as a mental disorder remained until the DSM II was revised in 1973, the same year that the U.S. Supreme Court in the case known as Roe v. Wade, redefined abortion, rejecting its status as a crime, and declaring it to be a woman’s right. America has now experienced forty years where the sins of murder of the unborn, and homosexuality, have been defined as “normal.” The nation has experienced a generation in which behavior that Yahweh describes as abominable sin has been given protected status, and declared to be a “human right.” The terrible fruit of this moral collapse is readily observed throughout American society.
The transformation of moral values has been incremental, but quite swift. The first step in normalizing homosexual behavior was to remove the stigma of it being a heinous moral failure. This was accomplished when the medical profession in 1952 defined homosexuality as a mental disorder. Many who were homosexuals viewed this as a great leap forward. No longer were they judged to be morally depraved. It was far less censorious to be labeled as “sick’ than it was to bear the stigma of being morally debauched.
For more than two centuries American society had viewed homosexuality as a gross moral transgression. It was “the crime not to be named,” a reference to the following Scripture.
But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints… For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them… for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret.
How has a nation moved from viewing homosexual behavior as something disgraceful, a shameful thing that decent folk would could not speak of without embarrassment, to openly celebrating it? This shift in societal values is NOT the result of some new scientific discovery. It is NOT the result of mankind coming out of darkness into the light of truth. Society is becoming more depraved, more sensual, increasingly selfish, with an exponential increase in crimes committed against one’s neighbors. Satan is a great deceiver, and he has played upon man’s irrational honor for those who are educated in the institutions of learning and bear the title of “Doctor.” Satan has especially used the “Doctors” of the psychiatric field, those who study the mind and human behavior, to alter societal views of deviant sexual behavior.
In 1973, Dr. John P. Spiegel, was president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. It was under his watch that the psychiatric profession’s standard manual of practice, the DSM, was altered to remove homosexuality from the list of deviant sexual disorders. This change was NOT the result of new research that demonstrated that homosexuality is normal and harmless. There was a group of psychiatrists among the leadership of the APA (American Psychiatric Association) who were practicing sodomites. They sought to use their positions in this organization to change society’s view of their own depraved behavior. This group of sodomite psychiatrists were informally referred to as the GayPA.
Alix Spiegel is the granddaughter of Dr. John Spiegel. She is a correspondent for National Public Radio. Alix Spiegel narrated an episode for American Life, a popular program on NPR, where she spoke about her grandfather’s involvement in altering the American medical profession’s definition of homosexual behavior. She revealed that his “motives were not simply those of a dedicated psychiatrist and champion of human rights.” She explains how her family discovered in 1981 after her grandmother had died, that her grandfather was a homosexual.
The family went on vacation to the Bahamas to celebrate my grandfather’s 70th birthday. I remember it well. I also remember my grandfather stepping out from his beach front bungalow on that first day followed by a small well-built man, a man that later during dinner my grandfather introduced to a shocked family as his lover, David. David was the first of a long line of very young men that my grandfather took up with after my grandmother’s death. It turned out that my grandfather had had gay lovers throughout his life, had even told his wife-to-be that he was homosexual, two weeks before their wedding. And so in 1981 the story that my family told about the definition in the DSM changed dramatically.
American society has been hoodwinked. A cabal of sodomites, masquerading as wise doctors of the pseudo-scientific field of psychiatry, have redefined homosexual behavior to justify their own moral deviancy. Consider for a moment the gross immorality of this man who served as president of the American Psychiatric Association. He entered into a marriage union with a woman that he never intended to treat with fidelity. Throughout his marriage he was engaging in sodomy with a series of male lovers.
This man who held traditional marriage in contempt, along with a number of other sodomites who hid their deviant behavior from their peers, were able to wrest control of that part of the APA tasked with defining mental illness. The task of defining sexually deviant behavior was given into the hands of men who were practicing sexual deviancy. The great lie that many have embraced is that there is a scientific basis to support the redefining of homosexuality from sociopathic behavior to that which is normal and healthy behavior. The truth is that the men who authorized the changes to this medical manual of great influence were deeply biased in their actions. They had a private agenda, which was to remove the stigma of moral depravity from the unnatural behavior in which they were engaging.
Contrast these medical manuals, that have not only changed their definitions of sexually deviant behavior, but which radically contradict their earlier definitions of homosexual behavior, with the Bible. In a short span of time men redefined homosexuality from behavior that is morally depraved, to a mental illness, to normal behavior. The first five books of Moses were written 3,500 years ago. In these Scriptures we are told by Yahweh that homosexuality is an abomination in His sight.
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act…
1,500 years after Moses recorded these words, Yahweh inspired men to write the New Testament of the Scriptures. In 1,500 years, the opinion of God had not changed. The apostle Paul wrote the following:
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:9-10
Law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals…
When the 1973 revision of the DSM came out, the entry for homosexuality was completely removed. In its place there was an entry for Ego-Dystonic Homosexuality. This was a special type of homosexuality that described people who were uncomfortable with their same sex attraction, and wanted to be cured of it. Many psychiatrists at the time were actively engaged in counseling homosexuals who wanted to change their behavior. By including this definition for a Ego-Dystonic Homosexuality, the sodomite leadership of the APA stemmed what would have surely been a great outcry if they had at once done away with all therapy for homosexuals. In 1987, even this more limited description of homosexual dysfunction was removed from the manual. In the episode 81 Words, from the American Life program, Alix Spiegel shares the following:
Today there is no entry in the DSM on homosexuality. No entry at all. In 1987, the 237 words that Robert Spitzer wrote about ego-dystonic homosexuality were quietly removed. Meanwhile, the APA turned itself upside down. In 1970, 90% of the American Psychiatric Association believed that homosexuality was a pathology. Today, 90% believe that it’s a normal variant of sexual behavior. No more pathological than something like left-handedness.
In fact, it’s now considered unethical to treat homosexuality. And any psychiatrist who attempts to change the sexual orientation of his patient can face professional censure. If a gay person finds his sexual preference disturbing, if he’s interested in becoming heterosexual– and there are many people who fit this description– the APA guidelines suggest that the therapist counsel his patient that change is impossible. He must learn to accept, embrace even.
This statement reveals the extreme pro-homosexual bias of the APA’s ruling members. They will not permit anyone to suggest that it is possible to change from being a homosexual to a normal sexual orientation. The cruelty and wickedness of the position adopted by the APA is seen in that there are souls who are tortured by their consciences, who are seeking to depart from a form of behavior that they intuitively know to be against nature, yet they are met with a stone wall of lies serving a pro-homosexual agenda by an organization that pretends to exist for the benefit of mankind.
I recommend reading the entire transcript for the program 81 Words. Although Alix Spiegel is pro-homosexual in her views, her insider’s view of what went on at the APA to change the clinical definition of homosexual behavior is enlightening. The majority of the 18,000 psychiatrists in this association did not support the changes. Following is the reaction of one psychiatrist to the changes that were made.
Charles Socarides: I said holy [BLEEP]. They’re changing the rules. If there’s anything you couldn’t change in this world it would be the relationship between a male and a female. They go together. They go together, through all of evolution, right up the animal kingdom, right to man. And now they’re saying, it’s just as natural to mate with the same sex as it is with the opposite sex. What will psychiatry think? What will medicine think? What will pediatric think? They will think we’ve gone insane.
It is insanity to suggest that homosexual behavior is both normal and healthy. Yet this is the position that many are promoting in this hour. Massive amounts of propaganda is being spewed forth from government, television, movies, newspapers, radio, music, and a myriad of non-governmental, pro-homosexual organizations. The apostle Paul summed up this activity well in the following words:
Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Alix Spiegel provides this additional narrative on one psychiatrist who believes homosexuality is abnormal, deviant behavior.
Dr. Socarides continues to teach and practice psychiatry, but his views on homosexuality have damaged his position in his profession. He has been violently criticized by his peers. And his book on homosexuality, called “A Freedom Too Far,” was refused by over 40 publishers. In the end, he had to print the book himself. But Socarides remains convinced that he has chosen the right path and claims that far from destroying his career, his views on homosexuality have actually helped his practice.
Charles Socarides: Oh, it’s made it boom.
Alix Spiegel: It made it boom?
Charles Socarides: Boom, sure. Sure. I’m known both as the devil of the radical gay movement, and I’m also known as the savior of many homosexual’s lives. Last week, I saw somebody with his son of 16, who said they’d taken the boy to six psychiatrists in New Jersey and every one of them said, get out of here. Or told him that he can’t be helped. And that’s happened over and over again.
I’ve had a lot of terrible words against me. But my patients will tell you differently. Any one of them.
The fact that this psychiatrist, who has treated more homosexuals than the majority of his peers, could not get a book on the subject published, shows that there are men and women across a range of industries who have conspired to silence any opposition to homosexual behavior. The American public is being presented with one view only. It is a view that would normalize and promote the spread of homosexual behavior.
Edward Bernays, the father of American propaganda, recognized the irrational honor that Americans give toward those who bear the title of “Doctor.” Bernays employed the knowledge of this fact by enlisting doctors to sell any product, or idea, to the masses that he desired.
Despite the fact that cigarette smoking is the cause of lung cancer, emphysema, high blood pressure, and a host of other maladies, this did not prevent doctors with a personal interest from advocating the “benefits” and “healthiness” of cigarette smoking. Offer a man who loves money a substantial financial reward, and he will betray the Hippocratic oath to “do no harm.” Millions of people worldwide have died horrendous deaths, gasping for breath, experiencing a sense of suffocating, being in terror of dying, because doctors told them for decades that cigarette smoking was healthy.
There was no science behind the claims that cigarette smoking is harmless, even as there is no science to support the contention that homosexual behavior is normal and harmless. People need to discern that adding the title “Doctor” to a person’s name is no guarantee that the individual’s advice will be either accurate, helpful, or harmless. No man’s opinion should be beyond scrutiny. Those who fail to exercise due diligence in testing what they are being told by “professionals” and “experts” will suffer the consequences of their gullibility.
The National Public Radio program 81 Words, is divided into two parts. Ira Glass, the host of the show, introduced the second act of this presentation with the following words.
Ira Glass: Coming up, the scientific evidence that homosexuals might not be sick.
Despite the promise of “scientific evidence,” Alix Spiegel shares that there were only two studies that existed that supported the GayPA’s normalization of homosexual behavior. Both studies are highly suspect. One was a study done by Evelyn Hooker. The other is the infamous Kinsey Report Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, published in 1948. Alix Spiegel provides the following narrative.
Aside from Hooker, psychiatrists who wanted to change the DSM really only had one other scientific study on their side: Alfred Kinsey’s famous 1948 sex survey, which found that a whopping 37% of all men had had physical contact to the point of orgasm with other men. A finding which, besides shocking the hell out of 63% of the American public, seemed to suggest that homosexual acts were too common to be considered a disease.
If you are shocked by the claim that 37% of men in the 1940s in America had experienced sexual orgasm with another male, you should be. Kinsey’s report came under immediate criticism regarding its methodology.
Academic criticisms were made pertaining to sample selection and sample bias in the reports’ methodology. Two main problems cited were that significant portions of the samples come from prison populations and male prostitutes, and that people who volunteer to be interviewed about taboo subject are likely to suffer from the problem of self-selection. Both undermine the usefulness of the sample in terms of determining the tendencies of the overall population. In 1948, the same year as the original publication, a committee of the American Statistical Association, including notable statisticians such as John Tukey, condemned the sampling procedure. Tukey was perhaps the most vocal critic, saying, “A random selection of three people would have been better than a group of 300 chosen by Mr. Kinsey.” Criticism principally revolved around the over-representation of some groups in the sample: 25% were, or had been, prison inmates, and 5% were male prostitutes. Psychologist Abraham Maslow asserted that Kinsey did not consider “volunteer bias”. The data represented only those volunteering to participate in discussion of taboo topics. Most Americans were reluctant to discuss the intimate details of their sex lives even with their spouses and close friends. Before the publication of Kinsey’s reports, Maslow tested Kinsey’s volunteers for bias. He concluded that Kinsey’s sample was unrepresentative of the general population.
There is no mention in the NPR program that there was any criticism of the Kinsey report. Instead, we find this statement immediately following the mention of it.
In spite of all this work, psychiatry continued to maintain that the homos were sick and steadfastly refused to reevaluate the DSM.
The narrator has admitted that there were only two reports suggesting that homosexuality was normal. One was a very small study of 30 homosexuals conducted by Evelyn Hooker. These people were friends and associates of Evelyn Hooker. They were all young men, all of whom were either students at UCLA, or friends of students who attended this California university. Evelyn Hooker specifically chose homosexual males from her study that had never been in prison, never gone to therapy, never been a patient at a mental hospital, and had never been disciplined by the military for homosexual behavior. Yet, Evelyn Hooker proposed to use this small sampling of carefully selected homosexual men for her study to demonstrate that homosexual men were normal, healthy individuals who posed no threat to society.
Evelyn Hooker subjected an equal number of homosexual and heterosexual males to a battery of psychiatric tests, including the Rorschach Test, also known as the ink blot test. Evelyn showed the results of her testing to three psychiatrists who did not know the identities of the men, or their sexual behavior, asking them to try to determine which men were homosexual. The results were not surprising. The psychiatrists determined that two thirds of each group exhibited characteristics of well adjusted, normally functioning human beings.
There are so many areas in which to criticize this study by Evelyn Hooker, that it is astonishing to realize that hers is one of the two primary studies used to justify the reclassification of homosexuality as normal and healthy behavior. She purposely excluded all homosexual males that had been in therapy, which would include homosexuals who did not view their sexual behavior to be normal or healthy. She excluded all who had been in mental hospitals, individuals whom others viewed to be unhealthy, and suffering from mental disorder. She excluded those who had been arrested or imprisoned either in society or in the military, which would once again have been symptomatic of sociopathic behavior. All of the homosexual men came from a specific societal group of educated men. They were all around the same age. This was not by any measure a random, or diverse sampling of homosexual males. Even as the Kinsey report was criticized for being unrepresentative of the general population, Ms. Hooker’s report was unrepresentative of homosexual males.
One must also question the viability of determining who is normal and who is abnormal by subjecting them to interpretive tests such as the ink blot test. Such testing is highly subjective and its accuracy is dubious. This study by Evelyn Hooker was deficient in many ways. To arrive at the conclusions she set forth would require a far larger number of participants from across a wide spectrum of backgrounds, ages, and life experiences. It should be a long term study, rather than a momentary “snapshot” of one moment in a person’s life. Those taking such tests, and understanding the purpose of it, would also be tempted to be dishonest in their answers, seeking to provide responses that would cause the tester to view them as healthy and normal, insuring that homosexuality be viewed favorably. The clinical environment of this small study would not necessarily lend itself to capturing an honest, unbiased view of the individuals. Who hasn’t given another person an answer that was intended to cause the questioner to view them more favorably? Perhaps an individual should sit in on a few job interviews to see how often this occurs. This is a basic tendency of human nature and it leads to skewed results in examinations, including those administered by psychiatrists.
One must also question the objectivity of these two individuals who were behind these studies. Evelyn Hooker was not an impartial clinician. Her chosen companions while at UCLA were homosexuals. Her friendship with these homosexual men predisposed her to seek to provide evidence that there was nothing abnormal about them. Dr. Alfred Kinsey, the author of the Kinsey reports on human sexuality, was an even less impartial source. Dr. Wiker, co-author of the book Architects of the Culture of Death, provided the following information on Dr. Kinsey in an interview with a Catholic University website.
Wiker: The sole purpose of Kinsey’s various studies was to legitimate any and every kind of sexual activity, from adultery and homosexuality, to pedophilia and bestiality. Kinsey himself was, from his very early youth, a sado-masochistic homosexual. His father, Alfred Sr., was a staunch, no-nonsense Protestant who ran the household with an iron fist. Of course, young Alfred hid his sexual perversions from his father, and the contradiction between his outward moral uprightness and his inward, hidden sexual distortions caused him great anxiety. But by the time he went to graduate school, Kinsey was determined to use science to eliminate this anxiety. How? By eliminating the distinction between natural and unnatural in regard to sexuality. He wanted to use science to “prove” that every sexual desire, no matter how bizarre, is natural.
Again we see that it was a practicing sodomite that sought to legitimize a behavior that Yahweh condemns. Tragically, Christians have been giving honor to those who deserve no honor. Many Christians are as much in awe of the claims of “science,” and its flawed practitioners, as are the unregenerate members of society. This was observed recently when the president of Exodus International parroted the same lines as the enemies of Yahweh when he abandoned his homosexual deliverance ministry by declaring that he no longer believes it is possible for a homosexual to be set free from his/her same sex attraction. The error of Exodus International was present from its inception as it sought to use the teachings of psychiatry in its therapy sessions with homosexuals. Alan Chambers apologized for laying the blame for homosexuality on the parents. Before declaring homosexuality to be both normal and irreversible, the APA believed that homosexuality was caused by “close-binding” mothers, which is over-protective women who made their children weak and feminine, and “detached, rejecting fathers.”
Wiker goes on to explain the following about Alfred Kinsey.
Wiker: First and foremost, Kinsey’s personal bias. As biographer James Jones points out, Kinsey long believed that human beings were naturally “pansexual,” that is, they had no natural goal–such as heterosexuality–but if left to themselves in a kind of state of nature would satisfy their sexual desires in whatever way happened to strike their fancies. Society restricts this natural pansexuality, causing individuals all kinds of anxiety. Kinsey therefore believed that while we assume that people follow society’s sexual rules, they secretly want to act upon their natural pansexuality, and very often do. This deviation from social sexual rules–be it in adultery or homosexuality–is really not a deviation at all, but our natural, pansexuality reasserting itself.
Kinsey’s mode of argument was then quite simple, and the logic of it went something like this: we assume that X is abnormal; but we have found out that X occurs all the time; what occurs all the time cannot be abnormal, therefore it must really be normal; what is normal is also natural, and what is natural cannot be wrong.
In the previous post it was observed that this is the same logic being employed by the U.N. in its Born Free and Equal campaign. It is asserted that anything that is widespread in its occurrence must be natural, and if it is natural it must be normal. The message that people should embrace the evil tendencies in themselves as normal and acceptable, is being sold to America’s youth through animated movies such as Wreck-It Ralph.
Mankind, recognizing that they have evil tendencies within them, are being told to abandon the effort to suppress these impulses. They are being told that they need to be true to themselves by embracing the dark desires within them. This is leading to an explosion of moral deviancy as society no longer seeks to curb the harmful impulses of the flesh. The U.N., President Obama, and other homosexual advocates are seeking to portray homosexuals as healthy, wholesome individuals. They hide from view the truth about this sordid lifestyle, and those who practice it.
In talking about the recent movie on the life of Alfred Kinsey, whose character is played by Liam Neesen, Dr. Wiker asks the following about how accurately this man will be portrayed. (Warning! Graphic material.)
Will they show Kinsey talking his wife into having sex with his homosexual bedmates? And then there’s the little matter of the pornographic films. Kinsey’s Institute spent much of its time filming its staff of “scientists,” including Kinsey, having homosexual sex with each other, masturbating, and engaging in sado-masochistic acts. Kinsey’s wife Clara was pushed–for the sake of science, of course–into “acting” in these sexually sordid films. Will they show his wife having to engage in every manner of sexual perversion, both alone and with others, in front of Kinsey’s camera? I doubt they will.
People of God, men like Alfred Kinsey are the “professionals,” the “doctors,” and “learned men” who are selling a homosexual agenda to the world. They hide behind the title of “Doctor” as they hide the truth that they are debauched men who routinely engage in depraved sexual behavior. Why should the world, much less the Christian, give any credence at all to the “studies” men of depraved minds parade forth that claim homosexuality is healthy, wholesome, natural human behavior?
When Christians parrot the words of ungodly men, and begin to say that sin is normal, and that a person cannot change who they are, they are denying the power of Christ to set men free.
I Corinthians 6:9-11
Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
The next time someone tells you that homosexuality is normal behavior, consider the “authorities” who are behind this claim. It is sodomite males such as Dr. John Spiegel and Dr. Alfred Kinsey, who are the “experts” that have championed this perverse ideology.
To be continued…
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