Saturday, September 04, 2010

Dr. Phil counsels older woman question sexual orientation, and says it is immutable

On Friday, Sept. 3, the Dr. Phil show presented a 52 year old woman who was questioning, in front of her husband, whether she was a lesbian after 18 years of marriage.

The link for the show is here.

Dr. Phil had psychotherapist Dr. Michelle Angello comment on the situation.

The story concludes with a curious link “Is homosexuality learned behavior?” Dr. Phil definitely believes that sexual orientation is immutable, perhaps genetic, and perhaps even biologically essential (as described in Chandler Burr’s 1996 book “A Separate Creation”). He said “Homosexuality is not a learned behavior. A sexual orientation is inherited; you are wired that way.”

In practically all of his programs, Dr. Phil’s philosophy emphasizes personal responsibility in a secular sense. He does talk about the “phenomenal family” (as with his book) but seems to look at forming one as a choice.

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