Imagine a public authority said that measles or pneumonia were no diseases, and that those attained by these conditions should learn to live with them. Obviously, we would think that those making such statements must have gone mad.
But the fashionable LGBT-ideology that much of the EU’s political and administrative elite is adhering to is doing just this.
“In some Member States, doctors still view homosexuality as a disease and transsexuality as a mental disorder, according to findings from a new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Such negative views of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in society, among professional groups and policy makers hampers efforts to counter discrimination and hate crime.”
“’LGBT people have the same rights to education, to healthcare and to be treated equally as everyone else. They too have the right to live their life in dignity, free from fear and discrimination,’ says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. ‘FRA’s latest findings reveal how some doctors still wrongly believe that homosexuality is a disease. They underscore the need for the EU and its Member States to empower public officials to act on their duty to deliver high quality service to help end the suffering many LGBT people experience.”
So far we used to think that FRA is made of lawyers, albeit not the best ones. But what qualifies these lawyers to assess whether something is, or is not, a disease? Should they not leave it to medical doctors and psychologists to assess issues that clearly fall into their domain?
Furthermore, we are not aware that anyone has ever described homosexuality as a “disease”. Instead, psychologists world-wide have described it as a behavioural disorder until the time when, not because of any new scientific insight, but entirely due to political pressures, it became difficult to express that opinion in public. But given that this new “political correctness” has no basis in science, it should surprise no-one that doctors, when asked in private, do not adhere to it.
The whole LGBT agenda is based on the absurd assumption that if you stop calling homosexuality a disorder, it will cease being one. The strategy is successful in the sense that it may prevent people from saying the truth. But it fails in preventing them from seeing the truth.
Nowadays, a psychiatrist with a family to sustain and a livelihood to lose must be a moron if he says that homosexuality is a disorder. But he must also be a moron if he believes that homosexuality is not a disorder.
The reasons for this are self-evident:
- First, the intrinsic purpose for sexuality is procreation, and only “sexual orientation” that complies with that purpose is towards an adult person of the opposite sex. If being homosexual isn’t a disorder, then being sexually attracted to children, or animals, or inanimate objects, isn’t a disorder either.
- Second, even if homosexuality is not a disease that threatens the physical health, and ultimately the life, of those suffering from it, it is a well-known fact that the homosexual act – which is also called “sodomy” or (more recently) “men having sex with men” – entails grave health risks, which include HIV/AIDS, anal cancer, chlamidiae, fistulae, and many other pathologies. It is estimated that the health risk entailed by sodomy surpasses the health risks associated with heavy smoking.
Any doctor worth his pay will therefore consider homosexuality a disorder and a health risk, no matter whether the political correctness that FRA seeks to impose on us allows him to say so or not. The natural and self-evident truth cannot be changed par ordre du mufti.
Naturally, the first victims of FRA’s aberrant ideology are the homosexuals themselves. Like other behavioural disorders, homosexuality can be treated, and there are many who have been healed.
If anyone is endangering the right of LGBT people to have access to health and/or the best attainable medical treatment, it is the FRA itself. The fact that Mr. O’Flaherty, who has degrees in Theology and Law, but not in Medicine, is telling doctors that their views on a medical issue is “wrong” might be considered comical. But very tragically, such fashionable-yet-unscientific opinions of non-experts like Mr. O’Flaherty can discourage doctors from doing their job properly, and prevent them from “delivering high quality service to help end the suffering many LGBT people experience.”
The reality is: LGBT-ideologues are the worst enemies of LGBT people.