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Prescription for Tolerance: Is Moral Judgment a Mental Disorder?

Allan Dobras

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It was bound to happen. In the span of a single generation, we have seen the practice of sodomy evolve from a bizarre sexual behavior to a normative alternative lifestyle; from illegality to a constitutional right; from the closet to the boardroom; from tolerance to promotion; and lastly, from the bathhouse to the marriage altar. The next step, which is already in process, is reminiscent of a Soviet-style "reeducation" program.

According to a December 10, 2005, Washington Post article, "Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness," it seems there is a serious move afoot to formally designate those who are repulsed by homosexual practice as suffering from a pathological neurosis--"homophobia." In other words, a person who views the legitimization of homosexuality as sinful, immoral, or destructive to society may have a mental disorder!

That analysis was offered by a number of mental health professionals, including UCLA psychology professor Edward Dunbar, who equates so-called homophobia with racial bias and suggests the "disorder" should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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Posted: 04-Feb-06



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