The American Psychological Association (APA) has recently launched a task force to advance and normalize polygamy and other multi-partner relationships. They don’t call it “polygamy,” of course. They call it “consensual non-monogamy.” Whatever they call it (God calls it “sin”), it’s outside the biblical definition of marriage. And it’s only another step in this society’s hatred toward God.
Why is the APA even doing this?
The APA is supposed to be a scientific organization committed to scientific study. According to their own website, their mission is “to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.” In other words, use science to help society.
However, this task force is the mission statement turned upside-down. Instead of using science to improve society, they’re using society to promote a left-winged agenda under the guise of “science.”
Writing to The Christian Post, Andre Van Mol, who co-chairs the committee on adolescent sexuality for the American College of Pediatricians, wrote:
“This is the entirely expected and predicted consequence of what happens when ideology replaces science. The APA is yet again showing us that they are a professional guild and not a scientific organization,” Van Mol said. “Their sexuality divisions have long since been taken over by extremists.”
He added: “Since American mental health experts have largely given up on their job of investigating underlying factors that may be contributing to marginal sexual behavior, this is what we are left with, the cult of affirmation.”
If they really were scientists, wouldn’t they be concerned about these types of relationships causing a slew of different personality disorders?
For instance, Avoidant Personality Disorder is caused by rejection. Borderline Personality Disorder creates an unstable self-image. Dependent Personality Disorder causes fear of separation. Histrionic personality disorder is associated with extreme emotionality and attention-seeking behaviors.
Does the APA think, even for a second, that relationships that involve multiple partners might cause feelings of jealousy, loneliness, fear, rejection, and abandonment? Do they think that people might go to extreme measures to feel wanted and desired by their spouse?
So who’s to blame for all this?
A lot of people would probably say that it’s the same-sex marriage advocates. They might say “They pushed their agenda on everyone without anyone’s consent.”
But it’s not their fault. It’s the fault of the Christian.
Christianity in America is so watered-down that most of us don’t even know what we stand for. We are so concerned about being “offensive” that we change what the Bible says in order to be “more loving.” After all, Jesus was loving, wasn’t he?
Yes, he was. But he never compromised truth. Love is not defined as “being tolerant of sin.”
Love is standing for truth. And sometimes truth means to expose sin. Sometimes, the most loving thing we can do is stand up against the crowd and say, “No, this is wrong.”
But we Christians have kept quiet.
Those who have stood up have been persecuted. Some have been called names. Some have been harassed. Some have lost their jobs.
We don’t want persecuted. So the rest of us stay quiet.
And look at what’s happening.
Jesus guaranteed that Christians would be persecuted for standing up for him. And he commends them for it (see Matthew 5:10-12).
Maybe it’s time to open our mouths and stand up for truth.