I can’t believe ABC News ran this article. It’s amazing how dense some people are — but there is nothing new under the sun. The idiotic culture today would have us believe that a person can change his gender but not his sexual predilections — note that the study is “controversial” (LOL!):
Can gay men and women become heterosexual?
A controversial new study says yes — if they really want to. Critics, though, say the study’s subjects may be deluding themselves and that the subject group was scientifically invalid because many of them were referred by anti-gay religious groups.
Dr. Robert Spitzer, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, said he began his study as a skeptic — believing, as major mental health organizations do, that sexual orientation cannot be changed, and attempts to do so can even cause harm.
Oh, and check out this terrific Salvo Magazine post from a few years back:
From Salvo Magazine, Spring 2007. Visit the Salvo Magazine website here.
The going wisdom of the cultural elite, particularly those cut off from the real world within the ivory tower of academia, is that one’s gender is an ever-changing, internal sense of being male, female, or a combination of these. Indeed, they would say that, plumbing aside, there is no difference between men and women at all, only stereotyped roles into which we are socialized by the culture at large.
Conversely, these same people contend that sexual orientation-whether straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual-is an absolutely unyielding human characteristic. We are born with an attraction to the opposite sex, our own sex, or both, and no medicine, therapy, or spiritual epiphany will ever change this predisposition.
Now what happens when a heterosexual man starts to feel like a woman? Does his continued attraction to women mark him as a lesbian? And let’s suppose that a homosexual man is attracted to a man who believes himself-and who dresses like-a woman; shouldn’t the former just declare himself a heterosexual and be done with it?
Such permutations are all possibilities in the Bizarro world of the intelligentsia. For only in a sequestered imagination could something as patently innate as gender be considered a malleable product of personal feelings, while sexual preference is considered an unalterable fact of life.