Californian war on dissident views, part 4: “The APA”

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The activists who are pushing this bill, have relied solely on a report from the American Psychological Association. No other sources of information in the highly controversial and diverse field of sexology have been put forward. What kind of association is this?

1. The American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association is currently the most discredited organization in the American professional field. It is frowned upon by colleagues, many of whom have left to form their own less biased professional bodies.

In 1988 for instance, 400 psychologists formed the Association for Psychological Science, it has grown to 30,000 members; the year 2007 saw the emergence of the International Positive Psychology Association; we see the Eastern Psychological Association; the Catholic Psychotherapy Association; the IPS Center for Psychological Services, etc. etc.

2. Critique on the American Psychological Association

APA former president Dr. N. Cummings

A former president of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Nicholas Cummings, denounced the development in the APA in recent years. In an interview in 2015, he warned that

“The APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the gay rights movement, who refuse to allow an open debate.”

Three years later, we witness how these same members of the gay Task Force of the APA are now striving not only to refuse an open debate, but to criminalize any debate, and not just within the APA but within society at large as well. It is an “ultraliberal” takeover of the APA and ultimately of the American free society. Next stop: the Free West.

Of course, the current banning in California of books, conferences, therapy sessions, websites, telephone calls, and flyers has nothing more to do with the term ‘liberal’.

Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and is the author of the book “Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm.”

In an interview, Cummings stated,

The APA started changing pretty drastically by the late 1980s. By the mid 1990s, the Leona Tyler principle of scientific substantiation was absolutely forgotten, and political stances seemed to override any scientific results. Cherry-picking results became the mode. The gay rights movement sort of captured the APA. Straight white males are underrepresented today in the APA”.

He is distressed at the loss of scientific objectivity at the organization.

At that time, I made the resolution that being gay was not a mental illness, that it was characterological. And it passed the Council of Representatives. I also said with that, that the APA, if it passes this resolution, will also vote to continue research that demonstrates whatever the research demonstrates. Unbiased, open research. It was never done.”

The ‘born that way’ ideology has never been substantiated by any unbiased research. After his resignment as president, the APA increasingly generated more political pamphlets as recommendations.

It has even issued recommendations on partisan issues, embracing Obamacare, guns control, immigration, and human rights discussions from a Democratic Party point of view.

Some signs even read “Stop the War on Women” (see the red sign in the background above). What war? 24 hours after his inaugaration, more than 1 million women marched on Trump. Within 24 hours? A complete social take-over within a day?

Kate Kendall, CEO of the National Center of Lesbian Rights, announced in 2017 in a fund-raising email to subscribers: “Trump has declared war on the entire nation.” The entire nation? On what planet would that be? The moon? War on everybody? Yep.

Judith Glassgold, APA director of external communications

And Kate Kendall is the one who is influencing the statements of the APA Executive Director of Communications, gay activist Judith Glassgold, who is on her payroll.


The American Psychological Association is a heavily discredited organization which has become spokesman for all sorts of private interest groups who are using the name and fame of the organization to push their own agenda at the expense of other groups. In doing so, they make it look as if their political stance is not motivated by private opinion, but by science itself.

They frame therapists as if it was those therapists using the word “cure“, but the word is put into their mouth by activists thanks to a black-and-white thinking. Therapists put sexuality into a much wider perspective, but this broader view is silenced by the APA. A fair discussion is nipped in the bud. The activists will, top-down, decide for you what is best. They will insist that you were ‘born that way‘. If you think otherwise, that is your bad luck. They regard having SSA’s a genetic mutation.

Let APA do the thinking

The self-declared mutants will rule; don’t bother thinking for yourself, let APA do the thinking. The dangers of thinking of the opposite sex are too great for you to handle.

The unchallenged use of information in a bill coming from this organization (with the seal wax stamp of radical feminist Miss Glassgold) without mentioning or weighing other views, constitutes a deceptive and fraudulent activity and cannot be seen as the foundation of legislation, when that legislation intends to put an end to the fundamental American values and freedoms of a diverse society by criminalizing other views and silencing other organizations.

In the next part, we will take a closer look at the LGBT Task Force operating within the APA.

To be continued

Job Berendsen, MD