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Did the Hooker Study Prove that Homosexuality Is Normal Behavior?

An editorial published in the peer-reviewed journal Marriage & Family Review detailed how the key scientific study used by the American Psychiatric Association in their decision to remove homosexuality from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was, in fact, fraudulent. Known as the Hooker study, this study has been used in textbooks and court proceedings to prove that homosexuality could not be detected using standard psychological tests. In reality, Hooker’s test subjects “were unable to stop talking about homosexuality during the testing—a clear indication of obsessive compulsion!”1

According to a report by the Family Research Council:2

“This may be the first fraud committed by a scientific organization. As the Hooker study is so central to the ‘homosexuals are normal’ argument, its exposure reopens the question of whether homosexuals are mentally disturbed,” said Dr. Paul Cameron, one of the study’s authors. “The American Psychiatric Association defines a mental disorder as ‘associated with… a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, [or] disability….’ Given that homosexuals are at significantly greater risk of suffering mental and physical diseases—and this apparently leads to their shortened average lifespan—homosexuality would appear to qualify as a mental disorder.”

Regardless of whether homosexuality ought to be classified as a mental disorder, it is clear that the decision of the mental health community was founded upon a hoax.


1. “APA Fraud.”
2. Ibid.

Works Cited

1. “APA Fraud – Hooker Study Did Not Prove Homosexuals Are Normal.” Family Research Institute, October 9, 2012. Accessed June 19, 2014. .


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Author: Timothy Zebell, 2015