World's Top Psych Doctor: belief that sexual orientation is ... fixed human property - people are "born that way" - is not supported by science
Lifesite News reports:
Those who are setting our so-called "values", such as the small but powerful group of academics, mainstream media, and homosexual activists, do so by attempting to impose strange myths and ideas that have no scientific basis.
These myths include the one that homosexuals are "born that way", can't change, and must be accepted for "who they are". Further, those claiming they are a different gender than that with which they were born, i.e. the transgendered, who "feel" they belong to other than their gender at birth, must be accepted as such............................
Bombshells Explode The Myths
However, two bombshells have exploded that have shattered these myths, and the opinion-makers haven't yet controlled its fall-out.
The first bombshell was a landmark study published in The Journal - The New Atlantis, (August 23, 2016). The Journal is a well-known journal of science, technology and ethics based in Washington D.C. This article analysed the scientific evidence of LGBT issues published to date in scientific journals.
The report was authored by two eminent scholars. Dr. Laurence Mayer, a professor of psychiatry and statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University, stated in the preface to the study that he has testified in dozens of federal and state legal proceedings strongly supporting equality and opposing discrimination for the LGBT Community. However, Dr. Mayer stated he supports every sentence in this report without reservation since it is about science and medicine. He also stated he was alarmed to learn during his review of over 500 scientific articles that the LGBT community bears a disproportionate rate of mental health problems compared to the population as a whole.
The other author is Dr. Paul McHugh, one of the leading psychiatrists in the world. He was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore from 1975 to 2001. These scientists reviewed hundreds of peer reviewed studies on sexual orientation and gender identity from the biological, psychological and social sciences. Their conclusions were as follows:
The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property - that people are "born that way" - is not supported by scientific evidence.
- The belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex - so that a person might be a 'man trapped in a woman's body' or 'a woman trapped in a man's body' - is not supported by scientific evidence.
- Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behaviour will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.
- Non-heterosexual and transgender people have higher rates of mental health problems (anxiety, depression, suicide), as well as behavioral and social problems (substance abuse, intimate partner violence), than the general population. Discrimination alone does not account for the entire disparity.
For the 2nd bombshell and the rest of the article:
(hat tip to Free Republic)