If you think there might be something wrong with homosexuality, you most likely have a mental disorder, according to a recent study by a team of Italian researchers.
Discussing the study, lead researcher Emmanuele A. Jannini, M.D., stated: “After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies.”
That’s right. The research team specifically found that “psychoticism,” “immature defense mechanisms” and a “fearful attachment style” were associated with a greater “homophobic” attitude in individuals.
Award-winning journalist and author David Kupelian was not surprised by this new study, because he predicted exactly such developments in his latest book.
“In ‘The Snapping of the American Mind,’ I predicted that the current obsession of the loony left – which dominates the social sciences – with pathologizing conservatives and Christians as ‘disordered’ would only accelerate,” Kupelian said. “A generation ago, people who engaged in homosexual acts were considered ‘disordered’ by the psychiatric and psychological professions. Today, simply recognizing homosexuality as disordered makes you disordered!”
Kupelian noted the homosexual activist movement pressured the American Psychiatric Association in the 1970s to remove homosexuality from its official list of disorders. More recently, in 2012, the APA removed “gender identity disorder” from its manual of mental disorders. Gender identity disorder had been the common diagnosis for transgender people.
Meanwhile, those who oppose same-sex marriage or homosexuality in general are often labeled “homophobic,” which implies the person has an anxiety disorder (a phobia), notes Kupelian. Other pathologizing labels include “biphobia” for those who don’t like to be around bisexuals and “transphobia” for those who don’t like to be around transgender people.
Even worse, reveals Kupelian, some researchers have endeavored to prove conservatives’ brains are structured differently. A 2010 study in the United Kingdom reported conservatives have brains with larger amygdalas, the part of the brain associated with fear, anxiety, and emotion. In 2012, a University of Arkansas professor released a study linking conservative views to low brainpower, writing, “[W]hen under time pressure or otherwise cognitively impaired, people are more likely to express conservative views.”
However, Kupelian revealed that contrary to what liberal social scientists might prefer, solid research has shown that those on the political left are far more likely to suffer from mental illness than those on the right. A 2007 Gallup survey found Republicans reported much better mental health than either Democrats or Independents.
Similarly, a 2013 survey commissioned by BuzzFeed found Democrats were more likely than Republicans to suffer from a whole host of mental illnesses: ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s/autism, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, anorexia, and bulimia.
And yet, the Obama administration seems most concerned about protecting the rest of the country from conservatives, observes Kupelian. They may not have declared conservatives mentally ill, he notes, but the Department of Homeland Security released a report in 2009 warning of a rising domestic terrorist threat from “rightwing extremism.” Potential rightwing extremists, according to the report, included returning military veterans, people concerned about illegal immigration, constitutionalists, Second Amendment supporters and pro-lifers, among others.
Kupelian pointed out that the communists of the old Soviet Union also were fond of demonizing and de-legitimizing their ideological opponents– but the Soviets went further than anything seen in America so far.
“In the Soviet Union, far-left ideology and a powerful impulse to silence dissent led to ‘diagnosing’ the most normal, clear-thinking and courageous people – ‘dissidents’ like Natan Sharansky – and incarcerating them in mental hospitals,” Kupelian explained.
“We’re not there yet in the U.S., but just ask yourself this: How different is it for the crazy left to label conservatives and Christians ‘haters,’ ‘bigots’ and ‘extremists’ – even potential ‘domestic terrorists’ – as they routinely do today, and labeling the same people as mentally ill? That day may be closer than anybody thinks.”