Twitter Caught in Censorship Over-Reach, Recants, Apologizes

Twitter briefly suspended the tweet account of Psychologist Ray Blanchard, Phd, because of a comment about the treatment of transgender youth that Twitter considered hateful. Twitter since has revoked the suspension and apologized for it as a mistake. (Twitter photo)

The Christian Post – A psychologist who was instrumental in authoring the official position on transgender identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel was banned from Twitter after posting clinical opinions it deemed “hateful.”

In response to one of his Twitter followers who had inquired about his stance on transgender-identifying persons, Ray Blanchard, a Ph.D. psychologist who is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, published a thread explaining that transsexualism and more mild forms of gender dysphoria are kinds of mental disorders which may affect an individual’s ability to function.

Sex change surgeries ought not be an option for anyone under 21, he added, noting that gender dysphoria is not a sexual orientation.

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