Catholic school says homosexuality is ‘deviant behavior’

Small cross on wooden backgroundBY KRISTINA CHEW

Once upon a time in the not-distant-enough-past, homosexuality was wrongly considered a disorder and listed as such in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). It was not until 1973 that the APA changed the DSM and said that homosexuality is not a mental illness.

But there are still those out there who think that a person can be “cured” of homosexuality and made “normal.” As NPR reports, a Catholic university in Steubenville, Ohio, Franciscan University, has been in the spotlight for referring to homosexuality as “deviant behavior” in the description for a course in its School of Social Work.


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2 Responses to “Catholic school says homosexuality is ‘deviant behavior’”

  1. Next Willis

    So homosexuality is ‘deviant ‘, what about all the priest abusing all those children for the last 200 years plus, and what about all the cover ups?

  2. Lauren Donna Graham

    Catholic school, look to your priesthood for deviant behavior; child sexual abuse.

    Here are a couple of facts that have been consistent for decades; close to 97% of child molesters are straight males, and of those, over 75% self-identify as christian.

    Something about glass houses and stones comes to mind.


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