Dr. Carole Saade clarifies her position on homosexuality
The article claims that homosexuality is a choice and reinforces commonly used false stereotypes. Journalist Alissar Habib interviews clinical psychologist Dr. Carole Saade to support her claims. Two Lebanese doctors responded on Dr. Saade’s Facebook page denouncing her misleading opinions.
Dr. Hasan Abdessamad, a Lebanese Obstetrician & Gynecologist based in Vancouver, wrote:
“Can you support your claims by evidence-based medicine? You are reinforcing stereotyoes that have been refuted by medicine decades ago”
Dr. Rami Baz, a Lebanese Pediatrician based in Ottawa, wrote:
“Please check the evidence supporting your thoughts and get back to the public to convince them if you find any or to apologize from those you are causing harm to through your false ideas”
On Aug 25 2012, Dr. Saade’s page deleted the comments. It is our common practice while monitoring the media to save screen-shots of such activity. On the same day we shared that screenshot on our timeline.
Psychologist Ronette Cohen responds:
“As a psychologist who has heard a lot of bullshit regarding homosexuality and has fought back with facts and science, I must say that I can’t remember the last time I have read such ignorant lies and fairy tales (and I get to read a lot of harmful nonsense about homosexuality because it’s my area of expertise). Who is this woman? Isn’t she ashamed to display how ignorant she is so publicly?”
At this point Dr. Carole Saade responded on our page:
The concern and the question that i only replied on in this article was about the parental role specifically and in “some cases”.other causes were pointed very clearly: hormonal- neuro-chemical and genetic.The title was not mine.The only thing i said in this article concerning the subject : Oedipe and the wrong attitudes of some parents. And that there are many other causes: genetic etc… I’m not responsable of any other word which is not mine in this article. I may ask the Joumhouria to make it clearer. 75% and more of what is said is not my personal opinion. And i guess you may understand what i mean when it comes to media and scoops.
You may contact the concerned and the responsable of other’s opinions (surely not mine).
Hope you show love and respect before being so offensive…if you are willing to really spread love…i’m and always was between the first Psychologists to be With Homosexuals and to support them in a human way.
With Love 🙂
Please LGBT. Can you insist on some respect? Can you understand that 80% and more of this article is not related to my opinion and to my words! Am i crazy to say it is a choice?? please, i am a Doctor, and i do respect all of you. I am the first psychologist to support LGBT people because i know very well what are the causes and how much they suffer in our society and that this is not a choice at all; at least in most of the cases. so please show some respect. i will surely ask for a clarification or an article from Mrs. Ellissar Habib that show my honesty
Kudos to Dr. Carole Saade for her attempts to clarify her position, for sounding her support to the LGBT community and clarifying that she harbours no prejudice or agenda to demonize or further marginalize sexual minorities. She talks the talk, we will keep monitoring to assess if she will walk the walk.
Dr. Saade also promised that she will contact the journalist, Alissar Habibi, to demand another article to clarify her opinion and position. Will journalist Alissar Habib comply with such a request or will homophobia prevail again?