There may indeed come a time when the American Psychological Association (APA) endorses polyamory as a healthy lifestyle and devoid of psychological stigmatization.
According to LifeSiteNews, the APA has now formulated a task force to study polyamory in hopes of removing the “stigma” associated with it, and have even given the lifestyle its own politically correct term – “consensual non-monogamy.”
The Division 44 Task Force says on the APA website that the group will dedicate itself to promoting “awareness and inclusivity about consensual non-monogamy and diverse expressions of intimate relationships.” Such relationships include but are not limited to: Polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy, and “other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.”
“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,” the Task Force says. “This task force seeks to address the needs of people who practice consensual non-monogamy, including their intersecting marginalized identities.”
Shortly down the list of task forces in Division 44 is the Religion and Spirituality Task Force, which promises to remove any religious objections people might have to any of the sexual lifestyles listed.
“The Task Force on Religion and Spirituality was created to encourage a confluence between sexual minority orientations and identities and religious experiences,” the page says. “It further attempts to create affirmation and acceptance for LGBT individuals of faith within theologically diverse ideological traditions. Given the importance of faith and even religious tradition in the lives of many LGBT individuals, the Committee seeks to reduce theological barriers often separating sexual minorities from the sources of their beliefs.”
Speaking with LifeSiteNews, psychologist Daniel Boland, a 50-year member of the APA, said that the so-called “Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force” proves that the APA has abandoned the scientific tradition in favor of prevailing political and cultural pressures.
“In this entire arena of so-called transgenderism and affiliated conditions, the APA has abandoned all respect for fact-based research and scientific tradition,” Boland said in an email. “It has capitulated to the most unstable, most radical elements in our society. It has thereby nullified its once well-founded claim to represent health service providers. It abandonment of its original professionalism renders it no longer credible to the public or to its members.”
The subject of polyamory has been increasingly pushed by leftist media as mainstream in recent years. Sites like Teen Vogue and HuffPost have sometimes pushed it as an alternative lifestyle that may not necessarily be for everyone, but is still a healthy expression of sexuality for those who accept it.
“I like to think about it as polyamory is the umbrella and underneath it there is open relationships, swinging, all different kinds of non-monogamous relationships under the spectrum that can all co-exist,” Sex educator Cameron Glover told Teen Vogue in 2018. “What differentiates polyamory is that polyamory itself is not so much about the amount of people you can have sex with or anything like that, but the amount of folks you can have and create substantial relationships with, that might include sex, but that can encompass other relationship components.”
A simple Google search with the words “polyamory” and “Huffpost” also yields dozens of glowing profiles on the subject.