Medical doctors everywhere are encouraged to stamp out something that is non existent. Almost like the government throwing money at make-believe problems.
Apparently in order to follow the line of politically correct b.s. that gets slung in this country, the nations largest group of pediatricians have told their members they should do more to fight “hetero-sexism” and homophobia. Weird. I was always under the impression that these were made up buzzwords. In fact, I know a few people with phobias and they are hard to deal with, nothing at all like your perceived homo or islamophobe. None of these people see these things lurking under every rock, around every corner, or in the water waiting to attack them.
My friend the aracnaphobe will scream and run and freak if there is a spider within a football fields length of him. It is clearly an irrational fear; so much so he sought treatment for it and is able to cope with his fear and while he still loses it from time to time he does well controlling himself. This is clearly something he struggles with on a day-to-day basis and works to overcome. Homophobia, should it actually exist, would be something like this. But, He isn’t down with the homosexual lifestyle and I’ve never seen him freak and run away while screaming “homos.” Spiders, I’ve seen him do that a bunch. In fact, he isn’t scared of gay people at all, but yet because he is not totally accepting of their choices and lifestyle, which he doesn’t agree with and is not for him, he is a homophobe. I and a bunch of other people I know are also homophobes, yet none of us reach the litmus test for what constitutes a phobia.
An extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something: “he had a phobia about being under water”; “a phobia of germs”.
Synonyms : fear
It is strange how that works. None of us are afraid of gay people and none of us hate gay people, we just don’t agree with them. You’d think that philosophy makes us worse than Hitler in the eyes of the liberal progressives running the show on language definitions. There is no declared homophobia from a medical standpoint, but yet a bunch of doctors would like to indoctrinate children about their fear of gay people and their heterocentric attitudes, which are apparently wrong. I keep waiting for the APA to declare homophbia and heterosexism as diseases in response to this latest b.s. coming full circle on the issue when they took homosexuality off their list of recognized diseases in the early seventies, 1973 I think, but can’t quite remember. Only forty years from disease to the point where the opposite view is now the disease, funny how that works.
Leaders of smaller pediatricians groups agree that all patients should be treated with compassion, which is really part of the Hippocratic oath if you ask me, given respect and quality care, but they do not believe that non-heterosexual orientations should be normalized. Nor should patient interaction be gender neutral. In other words, treat and do no harm, physically or mentally. I guess that just means that I and my family and a lot of friends will be listed as homophobes according to prevailing medical organizations and probably soon the government and re-education is on its way.