WHY are political and religious figures who campaign against gay rights so often implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners?Craig was not implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners. The news media had a huge manhunt for such partners, and never found any.
In recent years, Ted Haggard, ...; Larry Craig, a United States senator who opposed including sexual orientation in hate-crime legislation, was arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct in a men’s bathroom;...
One theory is that homosexual urges, when repressed out of shame or fear, can be expressed as homophobia. Freud famously called this process a “reaction formation” — ...Only crackpots mention Freud and "scientific reason" together.
It’s a compelling theory — and now there is scientific reason to believe it. In this month’s issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we and our fellow researchers provide empirical evidence that homophobia can result, at least in part, from the suppression of same-sex desire.
The theory here, known as semantic association, is that when “me” precedes words or images that reflect your sexual orientation (for example, heterosexual images for a straight person), you will sort these images into the correct category faster than when “me” precedes words or images that are incongruent with your sexual orientation (for example, homosexual images for a straight person).That's the theory? That a man can recognize homosexual images more quickly if he is repressing his own homosexual urges out of shame or fear?
This is junk research. Where are the studies on the motivations of those who promote homosexuality?
The article is written by two people with the surname Ryan, with no explanation of how they are related.
This is a profession that voted to not say that homosexuality was a disorder, but now they seem to be saying that anyone who disagrees with them has a disorder. This is part of a trend where psychologist try to pathologize a lot of things that are not disorders. Meanwhile, studies of psychologists show that they have mental disorders much more than other professions.