by William Lloyd Stearman, PhD


One probable result of usually stable-family relationships in former times was the relatively low incidence of homosexuality. This takes into consideration the former extreme reluctance of homosexuals to “come out of the closet” and face opprobrium, formerly resulting from a low tolerance of any unconventional behavior, especially homosexuality, and the ubiquitous lowlifes who loved to boast of beating up and robbing them, calling this “rolling the queers.” Incidentally, these scoundrels felt little danger of being punished for their barbarism, since their hapless victims were not likely to complain to the often unsympathetic police. The American Psychiatric Association had always listed homosexuality in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (until 1973 when it was dropped from the DSM for political, not clinical reasons.

The numerous disorders subsequently added to the DSM even included “shyness.”), There was and remained a lasting and broad, consensus among psychiatrists that this treatable :”disorder” was not genetically inherited, but resulted from family environments, mostly where the father was weak or absent and the mother domineering. seductive or both. This was not a common phenomenon in former times, which may well explain this low incidence of homosexuality. (Incidentally, in 1998, the American Psychological Association declared the homosexuality was genetic and inherited. In 2010, the APA reversed itself and stated that “nature and nurture both play complex roles.”)  The homosexual community has for some time sought to create the impression that their condition is normal, hence the effort to gain sanction for same-sex marriages, promoting acceptance of openly homosexuals in the military and other similar efforts. The idea that homosexuality is treatable, often successfully, is total anathema to them; although countless thousands have been successfully treated and now lead normal lives. This, however, is rarely publicized.