Watchwoman: Below it states: “emerging evidence suggests that statewide campaigns to deny same-sex couples legal access to civil marriage are a significant source of stress to the lesbian, gay and bisexual residents of those states and may have negative effects on their psychological well-being.” Wow! Now isn’t that a shock! God convicts us when we commit sins. It makes us feel very uncomfortable. We’re supposed to feel bad (a sense of not being well and at peace) when we are living in sin, especially continual, habitual sin and thereby separated from God and headed towards hell! If we want to feel at peace, we should welcome God’s prodding us to return to a state where we are living a life that is pleasing to God. If any doctor thinks he/she/it can change the state of well-being for any human being living in a sinful state to feeling so comfortable with their sin that they feel completely at ease, they are wrong. It cannot be done. Why? Because God says that to have peace, one must live a life that is pleasing to Him. If you want peace, read a piece I posted entitled…“Inspirational. Do you know for sure?” posted on Tuesday July 26, 2011 located at http://blog.beliefnet.com/watchwomanonthewall/?p=4928 . Jesus said in the Gospel of [John 14:27] Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (emphasis added) ▬ Donna Calvin
The American Psychological Association (APA) placed itself squarely into the debate over same-sex marriage today.
by Catherine Snow
The governing body of the APA’s 154,000 members voted 157-0 on a resolution in support of redefining marriage. Since 2004, it has contributed to 11 amicus briefs in favor of same-sex marriage.
The resolution said “emerging evidence suggests that statewide campaigns to deny same-sex couples legal access to civil marriage are a significant source of stress to the lesbian, gay and bisexual residents of those states and may have negative effects on their psychological well-being.”
Rogers H. Wright and Nicholas A. Cummings, past presidents of divisions within the APA and self-identified “lifelong liberal activists,” would not be surprised with the APA’s decision.
“Political diversity is so absent in mental health circles that most psychologists and social workers live in a bubble,” Cummings once wrote. “So seldom does anyone express ideological disagreement with colleagues that they believe all intelligent people think as they do.
“They are aware that conservatives exist, but regard the term ‘intelligent conservative’ as an oxymoron.”
In their book, “Destructive Trends in Mental Health,” Wright and Cummings concluded that the APA is now run by “agenda-driven ideologues” and that “psychology, psychiatry and social work have been captured by an ultra-liberal agenda.”
Political correctness is ingrained in the institutions of social science, academia and government agencies that they say it has a chilling effect on objective research — and free speech.
They’ve chronicled numerous instances where “activism masquerades as science in the APA and how ‘diversity’ has been redefined into a kind of narrow politicism, where differing worldviews are not only summarily dismissed, but the holders of such views actually punished.”
The authors worry that the credibility of the organization is being further undermined with each resolution and policy statement made on issues where science is lacking.
“Gay groups within the APA have repeatedly tried to . . .