APA has been ‘captured by homosexuals’

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A former president of the American Psychological Association who worked to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness now says the organization is run by ultraliberals who support the activist movement and decline open debate on reparative therapy.


Last year, Dr. Nicholas Cummings was interviewed by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. He spoke about submitting and passing the motion in 1975.

"I also said that if the APA passes this resolution, it will also vote to continue research that demonstrates whatever the research demonstrates -- unbiased, open research," he recalls. "It was never done."

Yet, the standard was paramount that the APA would never take a public position that was not supported by scientific evidence. Cummings saw the situation begin to change to be political rather than scientific. Then, Cummings says the homosexual activists "captured the APA."

"It left an open door for people to rush in and use it for other than scientific purposes, for political purposes," he says.

Cummings says that leaves behind a biased organization, which wants to represent diversity and bring all underrepresented groups into psychology.

"If I had to choose now, I would see a need to form an organization that would recruit straight, white males, which are underrepresented today in the APA," he adds.

And regarding the effectiveness of reparative therapy, which helps homosexuals who want to leave the "gay" lifestyle -- a therapy homosexual activists argue never works?

"It's a difficult therapy, and it's not huge in terms of numbers," said Cummings, "but yes we have seen success. All you have to do is find one exception and it knocks down the 'never.'"

Cummings led the APA from 1979 to 1980.

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