The ACLU: Still Trying to Make Mental Illness the Norm

Itawamba High School

by Jeff Davis

An article in USA Today reports: “A Mississippi county school board announced Wednesday it would cancel its upcoming prom after a gay student petitioned to bring a same-sex date to the event. Due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events, the Itawamba County School District has decided to not host a prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School this year, school board members said in a statement. Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old senior at Itawamba, recently challenged a school policy prohibiting her from bringing her girlfriend as her date to the April 2 prom. McMillen, who is a lesbian, and the Mississippi chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union urged school officials to reverse the policy both on McMillen’s choice of date and attire. She also wanted to wear a tuxedo to the dance.”

Homosexuality was considered a mental illness up until 1973. The decision to change this classification was strongly influenced by political pressure from a growing number of homosexuals in society and by Jews in the psychiatric profession and the heavily Jewish ACLU. One article notes “The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973, despite substantial protest (see Socarides, 1995). The A.P.A. was strongly motivated by the desire to reduce the effects of social oppression. However, one effect of the A.P.A.’s action was to add psychiatric authority to gay activists’ insistence that homosexuals as a group are as healthy as heterosexuals. This has discouraged publication of research that suggests there may, in fact, be psychiatric problems associated with homosexuality…. not until 1992 was homosexuality dropped from the psychiatric manual used by other nations–the International Classification of Diseases (King and Bartlett, 1999)–so it appears the rest of the world doubted the APA 1973 decision for nearly two decades.”

Or maybe it took two more decades of lobbying and pressure to corrupt the psychiatric profession outside the United States.

That article also notes “Recent studies show homosexuals have a substantially greater risk of suffering from psychiatric problems than do heterosexuals. We see higher rates of suicide, depression, bulimia, antisocial personality disorder, and substance abuse.”

The USA Today article notes “In the announcement, the school board encouraged the community to organize a private prom. It is our hope that private citizens will organize an event for the juniors and seniors. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes anyone, the statement concluded. CLU of Mississippi issued a letter demanding the district change its policy. The letter gave it until Wednesday to decide on a course of action.”

What typical arrogant leftists! Why should the school even have to apologize? They didn’t cause the problem.

The homosexuals are not content with having their lifestyle de-criminalized or even (wrongly) declared “sane” behavior. They absolutely must flaunt their perversion in public, where they are not wanted. Now all those kids in Mississippi will miss the event which should have been one of the happier memories from their youth, thanks to a pervert and the ACLU.

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