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::sigh:: Must there always be a 'gay angle'?

by Jeremy Hooper

 Images Expert 2 Expert Image MediumOn last night's edition of "Anderson Cooper 360°," forensic psychiatrist Helen Morrison (pic) posited the following idea about the VA Tech nutjob:

COOPER: Dr. Morrison, what do you make -- you know, in his writings, there seemed to be sort of an obsession with the debauchery, the hedonism of other people. He seemed to need to prove his masculinity a lot.

MORRISON: Well, one of the early theories about paranoia is that it's a defense against the person's own urges of homosexuality. And that's a very old theory.

But, if you look at the writings he had in both of his plays, they are focused on things occurring that would generally happen only in a same-sex-type relationship. But they're very threatening. And his response to those threats is to kill.

COOPER: But he seemed to be attracted to women.

MORRISON: Well, but, you know, it's like anything else. If you are trying to prove yourself, and trying to show that you're the complete opposite of what you might be afraid of, you will definitely stalk. You will definitely look into a woman's eyes and see promiscuity, which is one of the things he talked about.

But the focus on the sexuality of females was only masking what appears to have been a tremendous fear that he was not truly attracted to females.

And we think we speak for gays everywhere when we say: "No, we're actually good in terms of membership. Let's just leave his legacy firmly on the hetero side. Thanks a bunch!"

But then again, if he was a self-loathing closet case, this could speak to the pain and mental anguish created by a non-accepting society. And it could speak to the need for....you know what? No! We're not going down this road. And we hope that if presented with such an idea again, Anderson will challenge it just a little more aggressively.

ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES -- Transcript for April 19 [CNN]

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Your thoughts

If it's a very old theory, then presumaby it's been replaced/superceded by now? I'm no expert, but that doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard in psychology class.

You know, last time I was having a let's-analyse-the-world pub-session the fear and condemnation of female sexuality was something we spotted on the firmly HETERO-sexual side of man-kind. Of course, I could be wrong. After all, I'm not the expert here.

Posted by: williehewes | Apr 20, 2007 11:16:22 AM

"Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in the greater Washington, D.C., area, however, warned people not to point fingers and lay blame during this tragic time. Instead, he called for change and for people to dwell in the comfort and hope in Jesus Christ." -The Christian Post, April 19, 2007

"Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."
-Cho Seung-Hui, The Media Manifesto

Paging Bishop Harry Jackson...

Bishop Jackson to the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: EvilPoet | Apr 20, 2007 3:12:07 PM

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