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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

grich903 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:16 AM
The psych book I studied in College 3 years ago taught that homosexuality was a disorder and that less than 7%or the people were afflicted by the disorder. There were treatment activities that could be applied, and it was treated as a disfunction. Are we to change the meaning of marriage, which was established by God in church doctrine to placate 7% of the people? And are we then to erase all mail / female distintion from society in order to placate the same 7% of people? You do not change the meaning of a long-standing function in society because of deviant behaviour by a small percentage of the popuilace. There is far more behind this than just a few people with hurt feelings, emoting over wanting to get hitched.
ericynot Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:21 AM
grich, where did you go to college?
LAPhil Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:24 AM
3 years ago? I find it hard to believe that any psych textbook would have said anything like that within the last 30 years! What the hell kind of psych class was that? Homosexuality is never referred to as a disorder in academic institutions anymore.

Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things are, roughly speaking, in the same location, but they're hardly of equal value, importance or function.

I bring this up for the simple reason that we're hearing a lot about how the GOP must deal with "abortion and gay marriage" as if they are almost the same issue.

Well, in my house, I hear about my dog and...