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American Psychological Association Fraud: Hooker Study Did Not Prove Homosexuals Are Normal

Contact: Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Institute, 303-681-3113

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 4, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- American psychiatry says it categorizes mental disorders based on scientific facts -- not political pressure. Those promoting homosexuality as normal cite the fact that professional associations no longer consider homosexuals disordered.

A new examination of the study that 'changed psychiatric minds' about homosexuality reveals such sloppiness that the scientific method had to have been ignored in favor of political correctness. Psychiatry's junior partner -- the American Psychological Association [APA] -- sold psychiatrists a bill of goods when it claimed the Hooker study was 'definitive' proof that homosexuals were normal. Though Hooker's study of 30 gays aimed to show homosexuals could not be detected by standard psychological tests, her subjects were unable to stop talking about homosexuality during the testing -- a clear indication of obsessive compulsion!

Thanks in substantial part to efforts by the APA, the Hooker study attained near-sacred status in textbooks and court proceedings. A newly published editorial in the peer-reviewed journal Marriage & Family Review details how the APA colluded with Hooker to grossly misrepresent her findings.

"This may be the first fraud committed by a scientific organization. As the Hooker study is so central to the 'homosexuals are normal' argument, its exposure reopens the question of whether homosexuals are mentally disturbed," said Dr. Paul Cameron, one of the study's authors. "The American Psychiatric Association defines a mental disorder as 'associated with...a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, [or] disability....' Given that homosexuals are at significantly greater risk of suffering mental and physical diseases -- and this apparently leads to their shortened average lifespan -- homosexuality would appear to qualify as a mental disorder."

Read the full editorial publicshed in the Marriage & Family Review here.