I'm not familiar with the studies, but if they are honest and accurate studies we should accept the results.
QuisUtDeus, I believe that modern-day psychology/psychiatry is in actuality an attack on the Catholic church using a concerted effort to eradicate the world of the concept of sin.
I believe it is the anti-sacrament of confession. Confession acknowledges sin and asks forgiveness. Psychology / Psychiatry in large part attempts to say there is no sin to confess. It also denies free-will in as much as it allows one to escape culpability by placing blame on another.
Thus I do not accept as a pure science either psychiatry or psychology.
In the case at hand, we have a poster positing his/her many doctoral qualifications and using studies (without citation by the way) to deny observations made from a spiritual point of view by someone viewing the homosexual lifestyle through the lens of what it means to be a true Catholic.
When in fact, what 'alaric' said about his perception of the gay lifestyle being suicidal is a valid observation. There are documented cases of what another poster has called a "bug chaser," someone who does not want to grow and had rather expire quickly to avoid the unpleasantness of aging thus attempts to catch HIV/AIDS.
I do not think is charitable in the least to allow 'dkpintar' to call 'alaric' a liar by relying on uncited studies which undoubtedly, ultimately derive from a science (which is based upon a secular attack on the Church) that not all accept as valid. He may disagree on the basis of his secular sciences but at the end of the day God's truth triumphs and that is the point I was making and that is why I quoted St. Matthew. God's thoughts are above our thoughts. In heaven or hell, this 'wisdom' this 'science' will mean very, very little if at all.
Yes, I can burn my hand and learn to avoid fire. I cannot though use that knowledge to justify or condone sin. "Truth" cannot deny God's word.
So, I must disagree with you. We have no obligation to accept a science which has proven itself as a foe of the Church and whose 'conclusions' are derived from the premise that there is no sin.
I also reject the "science" of evolution personally preferring creationism.