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Australian psychologist says ban gay sex, but no ‘poofter bashing’

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  1. Point and laugh at the ignorant mouth-breathing cretin.

    Religion – Does it make people stupid by disdaining facts and critical thinking? Or does it just appeal to the intellectually devoid who are comforted by having an all-powerful sky daddy?

    Either way, I have nothing but utter abject contempt.

  2. Garry Cassell 24 Sep 2012, 4:24pm

    With a name like Po cock…what should anyone expect????Some people try to get attention at any cost without looking at the damage it can cause, but then again that requires having some intelligence…which Po cock lacks..

    1. Careful, he’s no relation to David Pocock, a strong supporter of gay rights…

    2. perhaps thats his problem he has a “pe-[sized]-cock”

  3. And one doesn’t look like an aged clone does one love?

  4. Ah, nice to see a well balanced sensible minded person voicing anti-gay sentiment for once…

    (please take note of sarcasm)

    1. Can’t find any links on google but I seem to remember him trying to ban masturbation I may be wrong but still why would such a massive wanker try to ban wanking???

  5. He says “no one is a homosexual unless they practice homosexual acts, in the same way that no one is a bank robber unless they rob a bank”.

    What utter cods-wallop!

    Come on, eminent gay psychologists and gay doctors of New South Wales, batter this self-deluding old dinosaur back into his little world of make-believe.

    1. Mumbo Jumbo 24 Sep 2012, 6:28pm

      “no one is a homosexual unless they practice homosexual acts”

      I suspect this is how he has rationalised his own feelings.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Sep 2012, 4:29pm

    Who but a catholic would make such preposterous, risible statements?

    His next catholic fatwah will be to ban heteros from marrying who choose not to or can’t procreate. Nobody will vote for an idiot who doesn’t want heteros to have sex before marriage, commit adultery or divorce. That means he must be against civil marriage for everyone since it allows remarriage for hetero fornicators and serial adulterers. Point and laugh for sure.

  7. Further proof that religious people are utter morons. They should be banned from speaking in public.

  8. Sounds like he would be more at home as a candidate in Tehran Central constituency!!

  9. Keith Farrell 24 Sep 2012, 4:36pm

    It shows the level of his intelligence, there is not much between his ears

    1. I agree !

  10. Jesus moran 24 Sep 2012, 4:42pm

    They should take his license away , this retrograde ,stupid, ignorant troll shouldn’t be seeing patients or running for any political position , am sure he has been prescribing himself some good pills like the majority of shrinks out there!

  11. Religious people are as diverse as the gay population. In addition to the doctors small mindedness I see quite a bit of it here in this discussion. A man doesn’t have to be religious to be an a**hole, there’s a good number of a**holes who post anti religious sentiment without considering that a number of us “church going-God believing” people are also gay or gay friendly. Heads up people!! The man’s an idiot because he’s an idiot. He’s not an idiot because of his religion.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 24 Sep 2012, 5:36pm

      A religion which promotes no artificial birth control, that using condoms causes the spread of HIV in third world countries and is against abortion and divorce and forbids its clergy to marry is idiotic. The roman cult has it in abundance and its “sheeple” who obey it’s man-made artificial rules are idiots for supporting it. Nobody is saying that there aren’t reasonable, progressive religious people, but really, the catholic church in particular is nothing but an idiotic cult, out of touch with reality and irrelevant in a modern 21st century society.

  12. He should have been Pope Paul Pocock. He’d fit right at the top of the bigoted Church hierarchy.

  13. What a bigoted right wing want to be politican!! Guys like him dont deserve to be on the ballot paper.

    1. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in society who agree with his views and will vote for him.

      Every country has people who endorse and have views that the majority will foolishly listen and support. We live in a world where people are sheep. Easily led and brainwashed into believing anything someone says. Don’t listen, unless you have to.

  14. Why does the headline for this piece call the man an “Australian Psychologist”? For a start, he only CLAIMS to be a psychologist (I am guessing he’s actually just an ugly moron on the internet), and secondly, even if he were, none of what he says is credible from a psychological perspective. The fact he’s (allegedly) a psychologist is neither here nor there. He’s also bald, but the headline isn’t “Australian slaphead condemns gays” now, is it?

    “Australian political wannabe” actually would be relevant, because his bigotry is the cornerstone of his laughable political platform. But his pretense of having academic qualifications that he clearly doesn’t is utterly irrelevant. Save that it just makes him look even sadder and less credible.

    1. can someone verify his degree? And if it turns out to be a false claim perhaps he should be investigated for fraud because hes told electors “im a doctor trust me”

  15. Another one driven insane by their own guilt.

  16. Presumably he hasn’t a hope of being elected? It would be a horrible reflection of Australia if a wild extremist like him was chosen by an electorate.

    One question though: the first paragraph says he’s running for election in New South Wales but the second says he’s standing in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Which is it?

    1. Molonglo, ACT. Someone at PN clearly thinks Canberra is just a no-bit city somewhere in southern NSW. Oops, did I just say that? :-)

  17. Paddyswurds 24 Sep 2012, 5:39pm

    It would seem that this moron doesn’t real;ly want to be elected and is just using election to get exposure. This is clearly a 1070s clone who has been rejected by every gay person he tried to hit on, and is now on a vendetta, which will be as short lived as his hair was….Just another Roman cult crank as anyone who has the gall to quote and read verbatim the utterances of Joe Ratzinger, the first Naz1 vicar of Rome,
    deserves nothing but utter contempt…..

    1. Paddyswurds 24 Sep 2012, 5:40pm

      1970s..** obv

      1. I thought ‘1070s’ was much more accurately medieval ! :-)

  18. Just insert ‘ppy’ into his surname and you have an accurate summary of this guys nonsense…

  19. Robert (Kettering) 24 Sep 2012, 5:47pm

    Me thinketh that that old closet queen doth protest just a little too much! My Gaydar is dong overtime just looking at him!!

  20. Take away this twit’s license to practice in the healing arts. He clearly is not competent to be a psychologist. I can only imagine the damage he’s done to patients over the years.

    1. Technically that would be a psychIATRIST. A psychOLOGIST merely studies human thought, and doesn’t do patient care medical work.

      Mind you, given that he isn’t actually either of these things, the appropriate word is “charlatan”. Though I’m sure others will come up with more amusing ones.

      1. Actually, that’s not right – although the etymology is on your side! Clnical psychologists often engage in therapeutic practice (psychotherapy).

        Australia licenses psychologists, so if this individual has broken the rules a “notification” can be made to the regulatory authority, which has the ability to strike him off.

        Clauses A.1.1 and A.1.2 of the relevant ethical code (2007) read as follows: “Psychologists avoid discriminating unfairly against people on the basis of age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, disability, or any other basis proscribed by law. Psychologists demonstrate an understanding of the consequences for people of unfair discrimination and stereotyping related to their age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, or disability.”

        Perhaps he has been struck off; if not, perhaps no-one complained. Since he claims authority as a psychologist in this video, presumably his comments could be considered as possible professional misconduct.

  21. For some ‘enlightening’ stuff on this guy, take a look at this from his website:

    http://www.accesspsychologyonline.com/intelligence.htm

    Talk about hubris!

  22. Paddyswurds 24 Sep 2012, 5:55pm

    You can tell this moron exactly what you think of him here. It has his address phone number and e.mail add…..Enjoy but keep it legal.
    http://www.accesspsychologyonline.com/education.htm

    1. Ah, the answer may be on that page provided by Paddyswurds, at

      http://www.accesspsychologyonline.com/education.htm

      For there are photos there of a very pretty blonde boy, an athletic blonde boy who played rugger!

      He MUST have been a source of sexual stimulation for many during those years.

      And now, with all those looks sadly departed, he MUST be missing the attention!

  23. Pavlos Prince of Greece 24 Sep 2012, 5:59pm

    Some straight men are so incredible homophobic because have very secret homosexual feelings – and live in the illusion, that its possible together with openly gay people symbolic destroy this hidden side of itself too.

    1. Or they’re just idiots.

      1. Or both…

  24. Well, at least this dipstick (to use an Australianism) is consistent, in advocating the removal of divorce!

    Surely it’s unlikely that anyone’s going to take him seriously?

    (Consultant psychologist, my arse.)

  25. That There Other David 24 Sep 2012, 6:20pm

    My guess is this man is still emotionally damaged from everyone calling him “poocock” at school.

    Still, nice that an extremist such as him finds common ground with Ratzinger isn’t it? This is the sort of language Vatican Inc. would use if they thought they could get away with it.

  26. It seems to me the answer may be on that page provided by Paddyswurds, at

    http://www.accesspsychologyonline.com/education.htm

    For there are photos there of a very pretty blonde boy, an athletic blonde boy who played rugger!

    He MUST have been a source of sexual stimulation for many during those years.

    And now, with all those looks sadly departed, he MUST be missing the attention!

  27. One lone man on the waters edge, raging at the tide as it comes in.
    He wont be around for long.

  28. Psychology is just a quasi science only tolerated by the desperate, vulnerable and easily gullible. It is worrying however that 1 in 5 psychologists in Britain believe or believe in their minds ,they practice gay cure therapy.

  29. His name most likely fits him well.

  30. The world will have more chances of surviving if people like Mr.Pocock just stopped providing their ignorant input.

  31. From the linked SMH article: “I believe sodomy of man or woman should be regarded as a criminal offence…”

    I wonder if he will be first in line to go searching for those criminal sodomites to prosecute…”all night long”.

  32. If his CV is correct it does look like the Australian Psychologists Board registered him http://www.accesspsychologyonline.com/education.htm

    That said in Australia it is possible to get registered as a psychologist with a Bachelors degree and supervised practice. It is a not a particularly high level of psychology.

    Further if you have a look at his CV he has strange under graduates qualification – seems his area was Health and Organizational Psychology then a mis-match of things

    These qualifications would be insufficient to register as a psychologist in the UK and most countries.

    What is more he tries to put what seems like the results of an IQ test on his CV.

    The man seems to be a bit bonkers and it really is a bit shameful that the Australians register him as a psychologists as what he is saying violates their own Code of Ethics. I hope someone goes to the effort of making a ethics complaint.

    1. Indeed Jeff,

      Putting his IQ test in his website had me wondering too. What kind of person would do this?

      As is typically the case with these type of peple, it’s a case of “Physician – heal thyself!” …although “physician” is probably overstating the fact.

      Perhaps a few sessions with a qualified therapist are in order….

    2. Paddyswurds 29 Sep 2012, 10:18pm

      As the woman in the BT ad used to tel her Grandson , “anyone can get an ology, smart people get degrees” Just about any fool can set themselves up as a psychologist as is evidenced by all the weirdos selling “Gay cures.”

  33. Craig Young 24 Sep 2012, 9:28pm

    Is this bloke a real psychologist, or a “Christian counsellor” with crackerbox qualifications? Sounds like it…

  34. Someone ask him-Is it ok if you don’t kiss?

    That’s the level he seems to be working at.

  35. Checkout this:

    http://www.philippocock.info/

    “Marriage is a human institution that reflects the mysterious and yet self-evident “bond’ that results from vaginal intercourse between a man and a woman”

    “Rules for Legitimate Sexual Expression that are most protective of individual well being would therefore be:

    No sex before marriage.

    Marriage must be freely entered into by a man and a woman, however the arrangements came into being.

    Marriage is for life.

    No extramarital sex.

    No remarriage until one of the partners has died.

    Distortions of sexuality that reduce the chances of the above aspiration being met as a protection for individuals:

    Masturbation.

    Oral Sex.

    Sex before marriage.

    Sodomy.

    Exhortation to practice the above four practices through pornography.”

    This guy should be sectioned……

    1. And lo and behold when you click on his web pages “Wider Policy Views” you get………….

      http://www.canberracatholicsvote.org.au/

      Well blow me down.

      Surprise Surprise……………

      1. Furthermore he goes on to say:-

        http://www.psychologyandthebody.com/#Introduction

        This is serious whacko stuff, this “Psychologist is dribbling.”

        Someone should get whichever body monitors psychotherapists in Aus. take a long hard look ant this loon as he is clearly not fit to council anyone in sexuality except perhaps the pope who shares his ridiculous utterly unscientific views.

    2. Some people are just out of contact with reality, like schizophrenics.

  36. He’s clearly breaching the APS’s Ethical Standard A.1.1. which states: “Psychologists avoid discriminating unfairly against people on the basis of age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, disability, or any other basis proscribed by law.”

    http://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/APS-Code-of-Ethics.pdf

    He can reported to the APS’s Ethics Committee at contactus@psychology.org.au

    Tel: +61 3 8662 3300

  37. I’m sure Philips Pocock approves of straight marriage.

    However, I note that there seems to be no mention anywhere of Philip Pocock’s good lady wife.

    I’m sure he’d want to uphold the fidelity of their wholesome marriage as a shining example to all those lesser mortals with their lesser IQs.

    So why the strange silence?? Just wondering !

    1. Perhaps he can’t attract either sex? :)

  38. GingerlyColors 25 Sep 2012, 6:55am

    If that is Poocock’s attitude towards gays, I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t give a XXXX about Aborigines, who only recently have managed to banish the remaining laws against them from the country that is rightfully theirs. Poocock, your bed is burning.

  39. This man is a nutter and should put away somewhere for his own safety.

  40. He also says a husband forcing his wife to have sex isn’t rape but her obligation http://goo.gl/NUlSX

    1. Like you pointing it out – not agreeing with it.

  41. He says “no one is a homosexual unless they practice homosexual acts, in the same way that no one is a bank robber unless they rob a bank”.
    Does this mean no one is “a” straight unless they practice straight acts???
    Common sense isn’t it!?!

    1. Spanner1960 25 Sep 2012, 5:12pm

      Equally, there are plenty of men that have sex with men that are not homosexual.
      How would he care to balance that one out?

  42. so bits match = bad & bits different = good … why does their argument always boil down to the fact that they find it “icky”

  43. teh guy is a skinhead. In America that is sometimes a sign of a neo-ratzi, if you know what I mean

  44. Seattle WA 27 Sep 2012, 3:42pm

    Straight peoples ant-gay opinions on homosexuality are so useless, and predictable. Doctor Pococks comments are equally self serving but stand out because the consequences of a higher education are usually expected to enlighten. Not so in this case. His comments are alchemic, reckless, misguided and do not stem from any evidence based model. To suggest that one becomes a homosexual if they engage in homosexual acts is harmful and dangerous. If he really is a doctor he should loose his credentials.

  45. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 8 Oct 2012, 5:04am

    These kind of bigoted people give my country Australia a bad name!

    He is only drawing attention to himself and embarrassing himself!

    I live in a small country town called Parkes in NSW and let me tell you there are PLENTY of gay people here for a mining and transport town with a population of about 10,000 people!

    There are no shortage of self-denial homophobes here too!

    I have contacted my local member about 2 months ago two weeks before the vote in the federal parliament and he did not want to talk or discuss marriage equality and just voted against it!

  46. Dear Mr Pocock,

    The homosexual person is sexually attracted to the same sex.

    The hetrosexual person is sexually attracted to the opposite sex.

    Even if the sexual attraction does not lead to any sexual act it does not change their sexual orientation. As a psychologist you must know this fact so what on earth are you talking about.

    Also you know that there are hetrosexual perverts as well as homosexual perverts.

    You are trying to fix a problem that does not exist!!

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