“Should Christians (and all religious people) be treated for and cured of their mental illness? That is a much better question than the one Kyra Phillips of CNN posed on a segment “Homosexuality —is it a problem in need of a cure?” The segment came about from Bonnie Lowenthal (D) Long Beach, CA who authored AB2199 to repeal an archaic law from the 1950’s that is still on the books. The law mandates state research into the “causes and cures of homosexuality” which is no longer an issue today (with intelligent people, that is).
Back in the day, when persons were outed, they were ostracized from family and society and even put away in institutions to be experimented on with shock therapy, physical mutilation, chemical castration and other heinous abrogations of human rights. But science, and the ability for gay people to live openly have put those days in the past and we now know that sexual orientation is a natural part of the human mind. The American Psychiatric Association released a study (August 2009) concluding that attempts at “curing the gay” are unsuccessful and psychologically damaging.
Message to Kyra Phillips and CNN: “Go fuck yourselves!” Sorry if that offends her (she responded to the “vicious” emails she received) but why the fuck is this even up for a debate in 2010? Why does it surprise her or anyone that people would react angrily to bullshit like this?
Again, what if the question had been “Should Christians be treated and cured of their mental illness?” There would be fire, brimstone and death threats raining down from loving Christians everywhere!
Not only did she frame her approach to this non-debatable subject in a completely insulting way, she brings on the discredited Richard Cohen, a man who has been exposed as a fraud, a man who has been kicked out of every professional medical/ psychological/ psychiatric/ therapist community in the U.S. and Canada, an obviously disturbed individual … she has him on the segment, letting this freak ramble on like he’s some goddamned expert on sexuality. (Ew! him and sex is a sickening thought.) Jesus Fucking Christ, the dude even looks creepy; he’s enough to make anyone hurl.
Cohen is a quack; he is fucked in the head and it is grossly irresponsible for CNN to tout him as an expert on anything, except as a classic example of the results of untreated religious mental illness.
Religious people need to get over the fact that non-theists think that talking to imaginary beings, spirits, ghosts, and believing in holy magic or any other kind of magic, is just plain … batshit crazy!
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