APA more neutral toward transgenders

Monday, December 10, 2012
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

An activist dedicated to exposing the homosexual agenda says the American Psychiatric Association is taking a step toward normalizing another psychological disorder, now wanting to replace gender-identity disorder with gender dysphoria.

LaBarbera, PeterIn other words, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) tells OneNewsNow transgenderism will no longer be considered a mental disorder. The problem with the APA's designations, he says, is they have a lot of sway in the culture. In fact, some parents with gender-confused children are already sending their kids to school clothed as the opposite sex.

"That's insane," he contends. "But we're seeing that already. How much more are we going to see it with the medical and the professional establishments like the APA sanctioning this destructive gender-confused behavior?"

LaBarbera warns that they are pushing for an anything-goes society.

"There [are] no boundaries … If you can say that homosexuality is okay, hey -- why not cross-dressing and transgenderism," he poses. "The other thing I think a lot of transgender activists are angling for is they want us, the taxpayers, ultimately to pay for these awful operations where people's healthy sex organs are amputated or altered."

Meanwhile, transgender activists are displeased with the APA for not going so far as to deem their sexual confusion as normal behavior.

The APA's Board of Trustees approved the change to the body's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" on December 1.

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