Monday, June 19, 2006

Pentagon's Take on Homosexuality

Here is an interesting take on homosexuality. The pentagon is calling it a mental disorder...not a genetic disposition, or a "choice" that people make. Below is an excerpt of the article. Click here for the rest of it.

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon document classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder, decades after mental health experts abandoned that position.

The document outlines retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities, and in a section on defects lists homosexuality alongside mental retardation and personality disorders.


Anonymous said...

I do feel it is a mental disorder, mostly the cause of the United States' great economy and our relative stability right now (i.e. people have the time to sit around and think about their "feelings" because they don't have to spend all day working, growing crops and food, etc). They have not found a gene or combination of genes that define homosexuality, and if they do, it would certainly be classified as a gene mutation (how else to explain in nature when species attempt to proliferate as their primary goal) which would be horribly embarrasing to the homosexuals. In my opinion, it is a mental disorder or "state of mind," and is completely absurd.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm they haven't found a gene for heterosexuality either so the theory that there is a mutated gene that makes you gay isn't going to fly. And as for saying the stable economy of the USA is the cause for homosexuality, I laughed when i read that.
Absurd or not, people need to accept that there are gay people out there. If you don't like it then tough shit. I don't like having racist KKK members spreading hateful messages but they're Americans and they are perfectly within their rights to do what they want as long as they don't impede on the rights of others. Go ahead and keep gays away from your children and loved ones but know theyll be worse people for it.

Anonymous said...

As far as I am concerned, I think it is absolutely ridiculous to call homosexuality a mental disorder. As a religious person, I believe it is a necessity to view this as a choice made in life, and a choice that I do not believe is right.