From: World Affairs Brief 7/12/19 by Joel Skousen
APA at the Forefront Pushing Deviant Morals: The American Psychological Association (APA) is revising its standards on everything from pedophilia to monogamy and trying to make the case that monogamy is the new bigotry—that open marriages and even a person’s predilection to have sex with young children is not necessarily evil, but should be given more tolerance. According to the official declaration, “the ability to engage in desired intimacy [of any type] without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all.” In other words, we should tolerate everything.
July 08, 2019
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the American Psychological Association (APA) decides this: Monogamy is the new bigotry. That’s right. According to the supposed “mental health experts,” open marriages are the tolerant approach to intimacy. And they’ve launched a task force to prove it to the world.
According to the APA’s official description of this initiative, “Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people’s life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all.” People who practice “consensual non-monogamy,” as they call it, are unduly “marginalized,” and it’s time, the APA argues, to promote “awareness and inclusivity” for people who practice “polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.”
Well, the APA may call these open relationships “ethical,” but the American people sure don’t. In Gallup’s latest survey on moral acceptability…. Only nine percent of the country agrees with the APA….
Still, the head of the task force writes, “I’m concerned about the lack of support this community is receiving.” “Too many clients who are in consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships, have to educate their therapists. Too many of them discontinue therapy because their therapist judged them, didn’t know enough about CNM to be helpful, or worse, makes actively stigmatizing comments…” It’s time, he insists, “to examine our biases and take a non-judgmental posture toward clients engaged in consensual non-monogamy — just as we would with LGBTQ clients.”
FRC’s Cathy Ruse, who — like most — thinks the APA has long been off the rails for some time, can’t believe the organization is fighting to give swingers “protected legal status.” …
And how will the APA fight for the liberty of sexual anarchists against “social and medical stigmatization,” she asks? With a measly budget of just over $100 million. Just as it’s tried to tear down the social norms for transgenderism and other sexual proclivities, they’ll start in the usual place — soft targets, like children. “How long will it take American public schools to incorporate swinging into their sex ed?” she wonders.