At its annual convention, the American Psychological Association (APA) today endorsed homosexual marriage. The decision, made by the APA’s Council of Representatives, commits the organization to supporting gay marriage. Within the APA, it was the Working Group on Same-Sex Families and Relationships that developed the approved statement. This group is headed by Armand Cerbone, a Chicago psychologist.
Catholic League president William Donohue was amused:
“The only surprise in learning of this decision was why it took so long. After all, in 1998 the same organization published the ‘Rind’ study that took a kind and gentle look at man-boy sex. The study, which ignited public attention, said that ‘quite a few of the [molested] boys remembered their childhood sexual experiences positively.’ Now any organization that can essentially sanction pedophilia (its sister group, the American Psychiatric Association, last year toyed with the idea of removing pedophilia from its list of mental illnesses) is a sure bet to say it’s okay for Tom and Dick to get married. It has not yet said whether Tom, Dick and Harry should also be allowed to marry. No doubt that will be a matter of discussion next year.
“The principal player behind this decision, Dr. Armand Cerbone, is not exactly a disinterested party. Cerbone and his gay partner, Michael, have been fundraisers for the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues. So popular is Armand among Chicago homosexuals that he was nominated by the Advisory Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (I’m not making this up!) to be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. And guess what? He slid right in.
“No one but college students will be fooled by this game. But that is damage enough. The politicization of homosexuality in this country is now all but out of control. Look for the shrinks to sanction necrophilia—sex with the dead—before the decade is over.”