Letter: Failing to see Freud's bias

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The Independent Online
I GREATLY appreciated Peter Lambda's letter (28 August). He correctly quotes Freud: homosexuality is 'produced by a certain arrest of the sexual development' and offers this as evidence that Freud was not prejudiced against homosexuals. His letter shows how rigid adherents to classical psychoanalytic theory refuse to acknowledge the moral judgements implicit in it. To expose such contradictions was the purpose of Paula Webb's article (21 August) and the research of mine that she quoted. Incidentally, the Bible treats homosexuality as a sin, not a psychopathology, as Lambda implies.

Mary Lynne Ellis

London N7

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