Re: “Catholic leader gets it wrong” (letter, 4-18).
It is correct that in 1973 a small percentage within the American Psychological Association declared that homosexuality was no longer pathological and removed the behavior off the deviant list.
At that time, a referendum was held to see if psychiatrists would agree to delete homosexuality from the deviant list. However, only 25 percent of the APA voted. Of those who voted only three out of five voted “yes.” That means only 15 percent of the APA voted to remove homosexuality from the diagnostic manual.
The diagnosis was political, and no one has ever denied that. There was never any investigation or scientific evidence produced to show that homosexuality was “a normal expression of human sexuality.”
For homosexual activists, the legalization of homosexual “marriage” is of the highest importance because in their minds legal means moral. For homosexuals it is about demanding from government and society what God didn’t and won’t give them: approval of their sexual behavior.
For homosexuals it is not about redefining marriage. It is about undefining marriage out of existence.
For others, Referendum 74 and Initiative 1192 are about what Scripture teaches concerning homosexuality and God’s command for marriage, not what some in the medical field choose to believe and ignore. It is about honoring the oldest and most universal of all God’s institutions. It is about God’s definition of morality versus man’s definition of morality.