Study Claims That Homophobia is a Mental Disease
Do you cringe when you see two guys swapping spit? Do you think that it is bizarre that we redefined “marriage” after thousands of years, taking enormous liberties with the 14th Amendment in the process? Do you think that everything from reason to biology to religion indicates that men should be with women and not with each other?
Well, a new Italian study says there is something wrong with you.
That’s right. For years, the psychiatric consensus was that homosexuality was a mental disorder. Now, though, we may be seeing the flipside of that determination. According to a study conducted at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, homosexuality is just fine. It is homophobia that is the real mental disorder.
How did researchers arrive at this puzzling conclusion? They surveyed more than 500 individuals about their perspective on homosexuality. Participants who indicated hostility toward homosexuals also displayed tendencies toward denial, passive-aggression, and an inability to put their trust in others. On the other hand, those who were okay with homosexuals were said to demonstrate better coping mechanisms and healthier social traits.
The study’s author, Emmanuele Jannini, said, “After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies.”
Fascinating, isn’t it?
Not the study itself, but the timing. It really is interesting. Why are we only discovering this now, in 2015? Isn’t it a remarkable coincidence that a study like this would come out right when gay rights are among the trendiest issues of the day? If we grant that psychology and sociology are not, in fact, garbage sciences that have little or no connection to the true meaning of science – if we assume that they are just as relevant as astronomy and archaeology and medicine – then why did it take this long to discover something so simple? Why didn’t we discover this back in the 1930s?
Well, it’s really simple, actually. This is a garbage study done by garbage scientists working in the realm of garbage science. Does that mean that everything we hear out of the soft sciences is equally irrelevant? No…sometimes you can find something valuable in the garbage. Just not often.
When you look at the history of LGBT behaviors and how they are viewed by the so-called professionals, you see that it’s all based on societal trends and nothing more. When it became icky to tell homosexuals there was something “wrong” with them, psychiatrists stopped telling them that. Not because anything had changed, but because it was no longer politically correct. The same thing is happening now with transgender people. Since psychiatrists can’t force someone to not be gay anymore – since there aren’t any pills that can change you, and thus no profit to be made – they simply stopped calling it a mental disorder. That’s all this is.
Now, it benefits the LGBT movement to be able to turn the tables. Now, they get to use this study and call Christians “mentally ill.” Fine. Whatever. Just remember: it doesn’t mean anything. Nothing has actually changed. We’re just putting new labels on old stuff in an attempt to rationalize what we know, deep down, is a ridiculous set of beliefs.