Just when you thought the American Psychological Association couldn’t get any more psychologically unbalanced, the “Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force” slithers in to promote the rights of people who engage in “diverse expressions of intimate relationships, like open relationships, swinging and relationship anarchy.”
Relationship anarchy is not defined but it sounds like a Moral Majority pejorative, circa 1981. But it is the APA’s phrase and they like it. “Swinging” used to mean swapping spouses for the night but of course no one under the age of 30 will remember that. But to the AMA presumably these sex practices are psychologically healthy. The task force has even deemed them to be “ethical.”
Since the Sexual Revolution, nearly all the accepted sexual taboos have crumbled, one after another with the exception of adultery. A recent Gallup survey found that 89% of Americans still believe it is wrong for a married man or woman to engage in adultery. This 9 in 10 statistic has been stable over the last two decades. But here comes the APA, trying their best to topple that taboo.
Some may say that consensual adultery is not really adultery and therefore the taboo remains. But ask any dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “adultery” as “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.” Any “consent” on the part of the jilted spouse is immaterial.
So why are these “diverse expressions of intimate relationships” so important to the American Psychological Association? “Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people’s life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all. This task force seeks to address the needs of people who practice consensual non-monogamy, including their intersecting marginalized identities.”
Among the new expressions of sexuality the APA wants to normalize are:
- polyamory, the practice of maintaining consensual, openly conducted, multiple-partner relationships in which both men and women have negotiated access to additional partners outside of the traditional committed couple swinging;
- open relationships, where both parties agree to the possibility of intimacy with others;
- relationship anarchy, whatever that means; and
- other “ethical” non-monogamous relationships in which some or all participants have multiple marital, sexual, and/or romantic partners.
The problem here is that there is no such thing as an “ethical” non-monogamous relationship. Every form of sexual expression outside the conjugal union of one man and one woman in marriage is unethical, immoral, and culturally corrosive.
The APA has long been off the rails. Now it’s going off the cliff. The swingers and adulterers task force even invites you to sign a “Petition to Support Relationship Diversity Issues.” It’s not clear who is going to get the petition – Maybe the Pope! Their ultimate goal is to have swingers and adulterers become a new “legally protected” class.
How will the APA fight for the liberty of sexual anarchists against entrenched “social and medical stigmatization”? Well, even though they are not a scientific organization, they do have an annual budget of $100 million and sadly, loads of credibility.
And the softest targets for tearing down social norms, as always, are children. Already the nation’s government schools teach kids that biological sex is meaningless. Why? – because the American Psychological Association says so. How long will it take for swinging and adultery to be taught to kids in government schools or at story time in the local library?
What about the Christian, Jewish and Muslim families whose beliefs don’t include “swinging” as a healthy lifestyle option? Surprise – welcome to the LGBT Religion and Spirituality Task Force. Its stated mission is to “reduce theological barriers” which “separate sexual minorities from the sources of their beliefs.” In English – it means to search and destroy American’s religious beliefs about sex and marriage.
Once the professions are silenced and the church is shackled, one obstacle will remain. Parents will be the last “barrier” between predatory leftists at groups like the APA and your children.
How long before they establish a task force against parents?
Source: Adulterers: The New Protected Sexual Minority, By Cathy Ruse, Senior Legal Fellow and Director of Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, The Stream