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Seems the APA never did classify pedophilia as a sexual orientation. Seems it was never in the DSM as such. Seems that it was classified as a disorder, not an orientation.
In a text discussion of changes it made to the way it refers to sexually deviant behaviors in its updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM, for short), the APA accidentally called pedophilia a "sexual orientation." Conservative media outlets and pundits pounced on the statement and disseminated it on blogs and social networks.
The APA issued a statement to the press on Thursday, saying it had acted in "error," and clarifying that the only difference in how pedophilia is referred to from the last DSM is that "the disorder name was changed from 'pedophilia' to 'pedophilic disorder'" in order to "maintain consistency with the chapter’s other disorder listings."
Seems Christians really didn't do much of anything but scream without looking.
Sort of what you are accusing A&E of.
Seems this statement of yours is bullcrap: It already made it into the DSM as such, but the protest from those hateful pedophobe Christians and such got it taken back out.
Nothing but spreading fear and ignorance. Not that hey don't have a right to try.
Pedophilia, Minor-Attracted Persons, and the DSM:
Issues and Controversies
This day-long symposium will facilitate the exchange of ideas among researchers, scholars, mental health practitioners, and minor-attracted persons who have an interest in critical issues surrounding the entry for pedophilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association. The symposium will address critical issues in the following areas:
Scientific and philosophical issues related to the DSM entry on pedophilia and/or hebephilia
Effects of the DSM entry on stigma, availability of mental health services, and research
Ways in which minor-attracted persons can be involved in the DSM 5 revision process
It is crucial that the DSM be based on the most accurate and complete scientific information available, and on careful consideration of effects on the welfare of patients and society. This is especially true for the DSM entry on pedophilia; it has an enormous impact on the beliefs and practices of mental health professionals, the criminal justice system, the media, and the public.
The revision of DSM currently underway provides both the opportunity and the necessity to address fundamental issues surrounding the DSM entry for pedophilia. Numerous unresolved issues have been raised by scholars, researchers, and minor-attracted people. www.b4uact.org...
reply to post by BlueMoonJoe
Of course I know it’s not over, the post was tongue in cheek and a pun:
“ I’m Glaad its over”
Sometimes through humor there is insight
That's right. Pedophilia was never classified as a sexual orientation in the DSM.
Just a little oopsie. And not even in the body of the text, just in the discussion of changes. An honest mistake.
Because someone made a mistake in a discussion about the DSM. Pedophilia was never classified as a sexual orientation in the DSM.
Why make such a statement if nothing had made it into the DSM?
Not sure what your point is there. Pedophilia is classified as a disorder, not an orientation, in DSM V.
Could something have tipped them off?
In the upcoming fifth edition of the book, DSM-5, the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group sought to draw a line between atypical human behavior and behavior that causes mental distress to a person or makes the person a serious threat to the psychological and physical well-being of other individuals.
In the case of pedophilic disorder, the notable detail is what wasn’t revised in the new manual. Although proposals were discussed throughout the DSM-5 development process, diagnostic criteria ultimately remained the same as in DSM-IV TR. Only the disorder name will be changed from pedophilia to pedophilic disorder to maintain consistency with the chapter’s other listings.
And you can keep attempting to direct the topic from homosexuality to pedophilia. Your right to say whatever you wish.
You can keep arguing against this shifting landscape, keep chanting your "spreading fear and ignorance" mantra, and keeping your head in the sand, but this is only the tip of an ugly iceberg.
reply to post by BlueMoonJoe
Yeah right. First you say that the gay agenda will be followed by the acceptance of pedophiles which is obvious fear mongering.
Then, after Phage says that Phil is free to say whatever he wants, you accuse him of wacking him with a PC hammer.
Similar tactics if you ask me.
reply to post by Stormdancer777
And he is "teaching" that homosexuals are immoral.
Or would he be ok with a nice stable same sex marriage?
But in today's society somethings we don't want to hear need to be said, for everyone's sake.
reply to post by Gryphon66
At the time he got married he was not a Christian, he was into drugs and alcohol, he talks about his bad behavior.
I can't judge anyone cause I could tell a similar life story.
reply to post by Gryphon66
Do the math and figure out if it was legal back then. Times have changes the legal age could have been 12 back then maybe 13. Look it up. Yes times have changed people live longer and you don't need 10 kids to run a farm.