Interview with Assistant Professor of Department of Psychology
Our group project, “Acceptance of Gays”, discuss about acceptance of gay marriage in american society and their civil rights at present. Is it good or bad for churches? According to our group’s survey, there is one person said that gay is a kind of psycho disease. The answer make me interest that gay is a kind of disease or not.
Then I desired to interview Dr. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She doesn’t against gay marriage and think that it is very good for churches. I asked her that can homosexuality cause a social or family problem. She didn’t think that homosexuality can be a problem for society or family. She said that “the only concern would be prejudice against lesbian, gay, or bisexual people that is a social problem”. I asked her about my doubts that gay is a kind of disease or not. She said that there is absolutely no scientific evidence suggesting that gay is a disease, “homosexuality and bisexuality are just kinds of normal human sexuality”. She also suggest that every kind of people (homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual) can have problems that need psychotherapy. However psychotherapy unrelated to their sexuality. She mention that the situation about “Gay Acceptance” is getting better in Illinois, “Some legal protection was put into force last year that make it illegal to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation”.
In addition, I talked with Chuck, graduated student in Department of Psychology, with the same questions I asked Dr, Fisher. Chuck told me that he didn’t think that to be gay is a disease, it’s just lifestyle and they don’t need any therapy because of they are gays. However, some of them may need counseling psychologist to uanderstand if they have be defenced by their family and society.
In my opinion, I agree with Dr. Fisher and Chuck that homosexuality is not a disease. As I have discussed in my article that “No one can choose what they were born but everyone can choose what they want to be”. To be homosexual is just their lives until they didn’t trouble somebody. I don’t think that homosexual is different from heterosexual. We are the same
– WE ARE HUMAN – .