Skip to comments.Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)
Posted on 11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST by scripter
|Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption|
|What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...|
|What does the Bible actually say about being gay?|
|The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality|
|Talmud on Homosexuality|
|Is banning the Bible next?|
|Christianity and Homosexuality|
|A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop|
|Responding to Pro-Gay Theology|
|The Challenge of Maintaining a Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality|
|Homosexuality: Balancing Truth and Mercy|
|St. Paul's Argument From Nature Against Homosexuality|
|Roman's 1 on Homosexuality|
|Leviticus and Homosexuality|
|Men Charged with Sex Assault of Boy|
|An Outrage, Pure and Simple!|
|Former Boy Scout Leader Arrested - Homosexual Child Molestations Continue|
|Child Molestation and Homosexuality|
|Homosexual Rape and Murder of Children|
|A REAL Child Abuse Scandal|
|Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse|
|Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement (PDF)|
|Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest|
|ACLU asks federal judge to dismiss case against man-boy sex group|
|Homosexuality and child molestation: the link, the likelihood, the lasting effects|
|Gay Catholics Act Up|
|The Liberal Takeover of American Protestanism|
|New Book Says Homosexual Agenda Is to Silence the Church|
|Legal warning to church on gay stance|
|Kenyan Anglican Bishop Attacked for Opposing US Homosexual Appointment|
|Judge Declines To Sentence 3 Catholic Gay Activists|
|'Gay?' Leave God out of it|
|Gay Episcopal bishop begins his ministry|
|Faithful Priest Accused of Hate Crime for Letter on Homosexuality|
|Despite Attack, Pastor Will Keep Speaking Out Against Homosexuality|
|Catholic Catechism on Homosexuality (see items 2357-2359)|
|Bishop's anti-gay comments spark legal investigation|
|Thoughts on the Ordination of Sexually Active Gay Men and Lesbians|
|Sex, torture and erotic electrification in America's 'gay' churches|
|Homosexual Priests: A Time for Truth|
|Pastor, Elders Roll Out Red Carpet for Same-Sex Weddings|
|Oxford.s New Pro-Homosexual Bible a Hit with .Gay. Activists|
|Homosexual Priests: A Time for Truth|
|Critics fear law for gays will muzzle preachers|
|Blessing for gay wedding threatens Anglicans|
|The Church and Homosexuality: Recent Developments|
|Legends of the Fall: When Christians Struggle With Sexual Sin|
|Christian & Homosexual?|
|Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality|
|The Lords of Bakersfield|
|Why Narth? The American Psychiatric Association's Destructive and Blind Pursuit of Political Correctness|
|Gay Orthodoxy and Academic Heresy|
|Homosexuality: Truth Be Told|
|A Captive Audience|
|Special Class Protections for Self-Alleged Gays: A Question of "Orientation" and Consequences|
|Selling Homosexuality to America|
|The A.P.A. Normalization of Homosexuality, and the Research Study of Irving Bieber|
|Informative Report:Issues on Homosexuality|
|Homosexuality: Seeing Past the Propaganda|
|Crafting "Gay" Children|
|Loretta Haroian's Class Guide on Child Sexuality|
|AFA: Exposing the Myths (PDF)|
|Donald F. BAKER, Plaintiff v. Henry WADE, Defendant|
|Bi-way robberies in Village|
|Ex-judge surrenders on new porn charges: faces counts that include possessing child pornography|
|Media and the Murder Case|
|Janitor Beaten Outside Church|
|Public sex acts a problem at state park|
|Gay sex in park 'worse' despite arrests|
|Not Fit To Print?|
|Gay Domestic Violence Finally Measured|
|Violence and Homosexuality|
|Our Bias Is To Our Own Back Yard (Dirkhising Case)|
|Queer Standards At The Post|
|Sexual Abuse of Boys|
|Study Trumpeted by Health Writer as Evidence that Some Are "Born Gay"|
|Of mice and gay men|
|Newswriters Represent New Study As Proof Of Biological Basis Of Homosexuality|
|Homosexuality and Genes: Déjà vu All Over Again?|
|Can Homosexuals Change?|
|The Importance of Twin Studies|
|The Gay Gene?|
|The Fading "Gay Gene"|
|The Biological Research on Homosexuality|
|Is There a "Gay Gene"?|
|Is Sexual Orientation Fixed at Birth?|
|Is Homosexuality Genetic?|
|Homosexual Researchers Debunk 'Born Gay' Urban Legend|
|Gender Identity Disorder|
|Finding a Needle in the Ocean|
|Facing The Truth About Homosexual Behavior|
|The Innate-Immutable Argument Finds No Basis in Science|
|The Gay Gene: Going, Going...Gone|
|A Change In Thinking|
|What Is "A Homosexual"|
|Lust, Violence & Genetics|
|What Causes Homosexual Desire and Can It Be Changed?|
|Born What Way?|
|How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together|
|Syphilis increase sparks AIDS concerns|
|World AIDS Day: Reflections on the Pandemic|
|U.S. sees HIV cases rise among gay, bisexual men|
|Unsafe healthcare "drives spread of African HIV"|
|The American Journal of Public Health Highlights Risks of Homosexual Practices|
|Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Bay Area|
|Studies show gay men are more likely to take recreational drugs|
|Sodomy: A Public Health Risk|
|Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence|
|Researcher Warns of Homosexuals Seeking HIV Infection|
|New Skin Infection Concerns Doctors, Activists|
|Many HIV positive don't tell|
|Kinsolving: "Will Bishop-elect Robinson and his male lover be tested for HIV-AIDS?"|
|Homosexual AIDS Claims Cause Controversy|
|Hazardous to Your Health - The Risks of Homosexuality|
|Gay Men Meeting Online Contracting Syphilis Faster|
|Cure for AIDS: Abstinence|
|Bug Chasers: The men who long to be HIV+|
|Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa|
|African Women and AIDS|
|African sexual health programmes "misguided"|
|Why Isn't Homosexuality Considered A Disorder On The Basis Of Its Medical Consequences?|
|The Health Risks of Gay Sex|
|Syphilis outbreak among L.A. gay men in 2002 leads to...|
|Syphilis in gay men raises AIDS concern|
|Just the Facts: AIDS & the Homosexual Lifestyle!|
|Health and Homosexuality|
|Desensitizing America, Part II: The AIDS Walk|
|Desensitizing America, Part I: AIDS Sensitivity Training|
|California to track HIV cases by code AIDS-delaying drugs mask disease's spread|
|With Fears Fading, More Gays Spurn Old Preventive Message|
|U.S. HIV and AIDS cases reported through December 2000|
|The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality|
|The Many Myths of AIDS|
|SF doctors report "startling" increase of syphilis|
|Is This Gay Behavior Sick?|
|Gay health statistics|
|Compassionate Society Should Discourage Deadly Homosexual Behavior|
|Sharing Disease is Not a Civil Right|
|Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention|
|Homosexuals Demand Legalization of Sex With Strangers...|
|Homosexual behavior increases risk of AIDS|
|Anal Cancer and YOU|
|The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: A Nine-Year Retrospective of Fear and (Mostly) Loathing|
|Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men|
|Anything But Gay: The Deadly and Dangerous Homosexual Lifestyle|
|Sexual Politics And Scientific Logic: The Issue Of Homosexuality|
|Christians No Longer Gay Living For God|
|Choice 4 Truth|
|Eagles Wings Ministry|
|Gay to Straight|
|Help for Jewish Homosexuals That is Consistent with Torah Principles|
|Hope for Homosexuals|
|Love Won Out|
|National Listing of Help|
|Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality|
|It's Not Gay|
|One By One|
|Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays|
|Stephen Bennett Ministries|
|Youth Suicide Used as "Gay" Recruitment Strategy (PDF)|
|Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin Part of 'Gay-Friendly' Tourism Campaign|
|The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda|
|Red Roots Of Gay Movement|
|Radical Homosexuals Publish Guide Encouraging Homosexuality in the Young|
|'Gay' dolls outed|
|'Gay' adoptions gaining favor?|
|The 'Overgaying' of America|
|What is GLSEN Hiding?|
|"Gay Rights" Strategies Involve Conscious Deception And Wholesale Manipulation of Public Opinion|
|Gay activism: the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality|
|What the Closet Isn't Telling You|
|Targeting Children, Part 2: How the homosexual movement uses public schools as instruments of change|
|Targeting Children, Part 3: Activists encouraging experimentation|
|Targeting Children, Part 4: Access to children: homosexuality and molestation|
|"Queering" Moral Education|
|The Homosexual Propaganda and Media Manipulation Game|
|Author Admits Gay Propaganda in Kids' Book|
|Invasion of the mind snatchers|
|The Homosexual Fisting of America|
|GLAAD's latest adventure in activism)|
|GLAAD Strikes Again|
|In Their Own Words: The Homosexual Agenda|
|Homosexual Agenda Platform 2000|
|Targeting Children, Part 1: How the gay movement intends to capture the next generation|
|The Death of Jesse Dirkhising|
|Federal Judge Orders Gay Books Into Children's Library|
|So, Have You Been Delphi'd?|
|Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy|
|Homosexual Agenda Platform 1993|
|Homosexual Agenda Platform 1987|
|Homosexual Agenda Platform 1972|
|"The Knot That Can't Be Tied"|
|Gay' marriage ruling's consequences 'dire'|
|Russian chapel razed after gay 'marriage'|
|Mass. Supreme Court Rules - Gay Couples have the Right to Marry|
|The rainbow menace|
|Kids in same sex marriages need help|
|The Radical Case for Gay Marriage|
|The Divorce Thing|
|The Deceit of Gay Marriage|
|Supreme Court: Gay Sex Not Adultery|
|Study finds gay unions brief|
|Should gays have the right to marry?|
|Same-sex unions in "Bride" magazine|
|Same-Sex Marriage: What's 'Wrong' With It?|
|Same-sex 'marriage' issue percolates in 4 state courts, 1 federal court|
|Poll: More Oppose Gay Marriage|
|Other things about marriage|
|Now Free to Marry, Canada's Gays Say, 'Do I?'|
|Mass. reps. oppose gay marriage ban|
|Key same-sex 'marriage' case dismissed|
|Funny Things: Polling Data and Same-Sex 'Marriages'|
|From East to Left Coast, God's Definition of Marriage Under Siege|
|Connecticut rejects Gay Marriage|
|Catholic Church Vows to Bar Same-Sex Marriage|
|Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage|
|Canada's Homosexual Marriage Bill Imperiled by Liberal Defections|
|California Senate OKs 'virtual gay marriage'|
|Beyond Gay Marriage|
|B.C. court OK's gay marriage - first gay couple legally married in British Columbia|
|Baptist Leader Perceives 'Rolling Crescendo' in Support of Traditional Marriage|
|As gays advance, America squirms|
|The Coming Battle|
|Same-Sex "Marriage": Should America Allow "Gay Rights" Activists to Cross The Last Cultural Frontier?|
|Major World Religions on the Question of Marriage|
|Defense of Marriage Action Page|
|Focus on the Family Position Statement on Same-Sex "Marriage" and Civil Unions|
|The Reisman & Johnson Report|
|Same Sex Marriage: Til Death Do Us Part?|
|Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Sex "Marriage"|
|Important gay-to-straight research published in APA Journal|
|APA Research is Increasingly Radical, Anti-Family|
|New Study Confirms Homosexuality Can Be Overcome|
|Recent Studies on Homosexuality and Mental Health|
|The Three Myths About Homosexuality|
|The Psychology of Homosexuality|
|Psychology's sexual dis-orientation|
|The New Face Of Gay Power|
|The Lure of Lesbianism|
|The Google "Gag" Order|
|The Gay Tail Wages the American Dog?|
|L.A. to subsidize 'gay' retirement home|
|Tearing Our Nation's Fabric|
|"Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More|
|Older women urged to become lesbians|
|New book on parenting engenders anger in gays|
|Missing the Point on Gays|
|'Male lesbians' barred from Lesfest event|
|Internet gay cannibalism net widens|
|How to Reignite the Culture Wars|
|Homosexual Advocacy Groups Admit 10% Fallacy|
|"Homophobia" Is A Lie!|
|Group Helps Muslim Gays|
|GOP lawmaker balks at Kinsey sex study funding|
|God strikes 'gay' radio station with lightning?|
|Get Back! The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights|
|Gay dads want their son to grow up straight|
|Gay celebration stirs controversy- Promoters warn against public sex|
|Gay Activists Defend Anti-gya Supreme Case & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out|
|Fox News threatens to sue ex-'gay' minister|
|Former Homosexual Says 'No one is born gay'|
|Financially Ailing Airline Blasted for Link to Bisexuality Event|
|Culture of Vice|
|Corporations Boast of Promoting Homosexuality|
|Christian Group Blasts 'Orgy of Depravity' at Disney's Gay Days|
|Was Hitler's Homosexuality Nazism's Best-Kept Secret?|
|Unmentionable Vice Goes Mainstream|
|Understanding How We Think about Homosexuality|
|The Politicizing of Research and Feelings|
|The cure for homosexuality|
|Steering children back to straight|
|Seven Steps to Recruit-proof Your Child|
|SASU Talking Points|
|New Book Guides Journalists in Reporting of Homosexual Issues|
|Look It Up! 254 Boy Words|
|Kodak Employee Fired For Calling "Coming Out Day" "Offensive and Disgusting"|
|Homosexuals in the Military|
|Homosexuality: Truth Be Told|
|Homosexuality and the Nazi Party|
|Crafting Bi/Homosexual Youth (PDF)|
|Children Of Homosexual Parents Report Childhood Difficulties|
|Big brothers, big sisters, big trouble|
|APA Study Says: "Who Needs Dad?"|
|Alan Keyes Targeted by GLAAD|
|The Top Five Myths About Ex-Gay Ministry|
|The Great "Gay" Racket|
|PC crowd denounces new gay-straight study|
|Nothing 'gay' about bigotry|
|GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX|
|Homosexual minority dominates mainstream America|
|Defending Dr. Laura and America|
|Outrage over study forces retreat on research|
|Outrage over study forces retreat on research|
|Ellen Degeneres Comes Out|
|What a Gay Activist Says about Religious Traditionalists|
|The Journal of Human Sexuality|
|Homosexuals: Holocast Victims?|
|What Percentage of the Population is Gay?|
|A Matter of Common Sense - Gay Pride Parade Features Catholic Parish/Priest|
|Religious groups demand an end to New Orleans' Southern Decadence Festival|
|Mother appeals ruling on gays|
|Gay With Children|
|Seeing the Slip|
|Heather Has 3 Parents|
|Judge to Christian mom: No 'homophobic' teaching|
|Studies of Homosexual Parenting: A Critical Review|
|Gay Parenting Does Affect Children Differently, Study Finds -- Authors Believe Gay Parents Have "Some Advantages"|
|Homosexual Parenting Studies Are Flawed, Report Says|
|Homosexual Parents: 'Hidden Study' Uncovered!!|
|The Crime of Father McBride|
|Pedophiles Seek Online Support, Societal Acceptance|
|Homosexuals and the Pedophile Connection|
|Hollywood mag spikes 'pedophile warning'|
|Castro man arrested in sex sting|
|Amazon sells 'deadly' pedophile magazine|
|The Homosexual Link To Pedophilia|
|The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"|
|Sex before 8 - or it's too late!|
|Scholar's Pedophilia Essay Stirs Outrage and Revenge|
|Report: Pedophilia more common among 'gays'|
|Pedophilia lobby lobs a grenade|
|Pedophiles Argue Their Case in the Journal of Homosexuality|
|Pedophile advocate featured at university|
|On the Pedophilia Issue: What the APA Should Have Known|
|On Positive Reports of Adult-Child Relationships: Taking a Closer Look|
|'Nothing new' in book condoning child sex|
|Normalization of Pedophilia Growing, Experts Say|
|More on the Pedophilia Question|
|Meet 'Women's Auxiliary of NAMBLA'|
|Doctors Call For Pedophilia Research|
|Children: The Next Sexual Sacrifice|
|Amazon defends sale of pedophile book|
|Amazon.com accused of aiding molesters|
|The Problem with Equivalence: "Pedophilia Chic" defended|
|Pedophilia and Hypocrisy|
|The Normalization of Pedophilia and How the Church Should Respond|
|"Pedophilia Chic" Reconsidered|
|Coming Out of Pedophilia: Jeff's Story|
|Is Pedophilia Really Being Normalized?|
|Cal State's Pedophile Confab|
|The Problem of Pedophilia|
|Pedophilia and Sex Education|
|Pedophilia a growing problem throughout Europe|
|(WND)Log Cabin leader tied to radical 'queers'|
|The 'gay' truth|
|Republicans to force issue of gay 'marriage'|
|Homosexual Allies Resubmit Special Rights Bills|
|High court to give 'gays' their own 'Roe'?|
|Gays and the GOP|
|(CWA)'Gay' Log Cabin Minnesota Leader Linked to Violence-Prone 'UsQueers' Web Activists|
|1 vote short, opponents nevertheless encouraged after first Nashville vote|
|Police Chaplain's Stand on Homosexuality Jeopardizes His Job|
|Murder, Martyrdom, and MTV: Why special rights are especially wrong|
|Bush's gay nominees draw little opposition S.F. appointee sails through|
|Petitions Against Gay Rights Seized|
|How Hate-Crime Laws Harm Religious Freedom and Lead to Same-Sex "Marriage"|
|SF Pro-Gore Rally Organizer: Polygamous Bisexual Sado-Masochist Pagan Activist|
|Texans react to gay issues|
|Polls show 2 Americas in Gay Rights|
|Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 voters favor amendment banning same-sex 'marriage'|
|Poll Finds Majority Favors Law Against Gay Marriage; Opposition to Civil Unions Increases|
|New poll shows Americans oppose gay civil unions 58%-37%|
|Workshop offered for gay, lesbian parents|
|Woman Coach Jailed For Sex With Fla. Students Ordered Freed|
|When Sex Ed Becomes Porn 101|
|When Education Becomes Indoctrination|
|What "gay" Student Clubs Will Bring to your School|
|The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda|
|The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth|
|Teaching Kindergarten Kids About 'Human Differences' and Homosexuality|
|Tammy Bruce: Protect New York's Children from the Gay Elite|
|Taking on the lefties in Berkeley|
|Support no certainty for gay teachers|
|Study Reveals AIDS Virus Ravaging NC College Campuses|
|Students seek sex in campus bathrooms|
|Students' kiss not just a kiss|
|Students get sex-ed without parents OK|
|Students explore lesbian, gay issues|
|Schools/Parents Warned About Homosexual Mentors for Kids: Schools Open to Legal Liability|
|Queering the Schools|
|Public Schools Face Growing Demands From Gay Activists|
|Pedophiles in prep schools|
|Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools|
|Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools|
|Parent Alleges Harassment for Exposing 'Fistgate'|
|No Sympathy for the Devil|
|No. Carolina Pastor Goes to Battle Against GLSEN|
|New York sued over 'gay' high school|
|NEA 'Gay Axis' Becomes Evident|
|MTV show to feature Dallas gay school|
|Lesbian couple protests school's decision|
|Kids Get Graphic Instruction In Homosexual Sex|
|How to Keep GSA's Out of your Child's School|
|How to be gay 101|
|'Heterosexism' Under Attack in Canada|
|GLSEN and Its Influence on Children|
|Gay Teens' Rich Milk Shakedown|
|Gay Crime Syndicate?|
|Gay couple protests after Catholic school denies daughter's entry|
|Focus Changed at Fistgate This Year; Less Raw Sex|
|Fistgate to be Held Again on March 15 |
|Family Group Cautions Schools on Homosexual Mentoring|
|Court upholds firing of teacher who was NAMBLA member|
|Conservatives Warn Parents about Homosexual 'Day of Silence'|
|Children at Risk: GLSEN, Corruption and Crime|
|Unsafe at Any Grade|
|The Legal Liability Associated with Homosexuality Education in Public Schools|
|Schools Could Be Sued For Teaching About Homosexuality, Report Claims|
|Schoolkids told to consider oral sex|
|Research Group Warns Schools of Homosexual Propaganda|
|Queer Radicals group to initiate change in campus climate, University policies|
|Parental Notification Laws regarding Gay and Lesbian Programs for Youths?|
|NJ High School Library Creates Homosexual Section|
|NEA And GLSEN Seek To Stifle Free Speech|
|"Making Schools Safe" Means "Refashioning Values"|
|Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools|
|'Gay' orthodoxy prevails in academia?|
|Gay Activists Training Teachers in Special Curriculum|
|From Tolerance to Affirmation: One School's Experience with a Gay-Affirmative Program|
|Challenging the Homosexual Fury In Our Government Schools|
|Canada OKs pro-'gay' books for kids|
|Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools|
|Students learn sex toy safety|
|(Gay) School Days|
|Vermont parents protest harassment of students by homosexual teachers|
|Homosexual rights group makes inroads in U.S. schools; Parents unaware of GLSEN's work|
|Gay School Teacher Initially Booked with Almost 400 Counts of Molestation|
|California schools' new curriculum|
|Homosexuality Propaganda: Coming To a School Near You|
|Homosexual Activism Reaches into Schools|
|Hate Laws Fuel Homosexual School Agenda|
|United Way Capital Area to stop funding Boy Scouts|
|Student wants Scouts off campus|
|Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts -program for inner-city children lost|
|Judge says use violates separation of church and state|
|Beyond Crafts and Cookies, Girl Scouts Are Prospering|
|Boy Scouts v. Dale Amicus Brief (PDF)|
|Phillies' 'gay' day protested|
|Researcher Blasts Pro Baseball Team for Hosting Homosexual Event|
|Group Blasts NBC for Advancing 'Homosexual Activist Agenda'|
|New Gay Dating TV Show on in Canada|
|The 'Overgaying' of America|
|You've Got Male! (Queer Eye is an assault on hetero males)|
|CBS television thrusting 'married gays' on public|
|PBS films looks at gay kids and families|
|Winds of change: Olympics open to transsexuals|
|For Transgenders, Meaner Streets|
|Transgender Case Focuses on How Sex Is Determined|
|Vatican denounces transsexuals|
|Amber Alert, State by State|
|Defend the Family|
|For The Children|
|Homosexual Urban Legends|
|International Organization of Heterosexual Rights|
|Leave the Kids Alone|
( Lunchtime bump...)
Some of these may be duplicating your list ...
MICHAEL STUPARYK/TORONTO STAR
Michael Stark, left, and Michael Lashner pop champagne
and kiss after their wedding ceremony yesterday.
Leshner called the ruling, "Day One for millions of gays
and lesbians around the world."
Also, now that we have articles dating back a few years, I may just post updates for the past two years only... otherwise this list is going to get very long.
One thing I didn't know... folks all over the world read, discuss and link to this database listing. Well, at least the old listing. It'll probably take a while for everyone to realize the new database listing exists, and I hope they do - this listing has a lot more information.
On the other hand, you might have to double your hard drive to do that.
Most of the named links work in the database. What I mean is, folks can reference one section as I did with the above politics link. The named links that don't work are the names with spaces between them, such as child abuse I'll make sure that works in the next revision.
I was hoping folks would find it helpful. I've seen one site list by category and another by year and month. I think sorting by month is too much for our purposes and hope folks can use this format to get pro-active in this culture war.
Tell your friends and tell your family about it. We need to get more folks reading the truth behind this war.
I do, as often as polite conversation allows.
I am a middle-aged, normal man who is left with a feeling that "I have warmed a viper in my bosom"-- most of my life, I've tried to encourage people to be tolerant of the homosexual contingent among us.
I've had gay friends, relatives, employees... and never had a great problem with them, at least not with those who were courteous, reasonably discrete, and were not involved with children.
But this new tack by the more militant memebers- gay marriage, gay adoption, and gay everything on TV has left me dismayed- I mean, honest to God, why should 1.6 to maybe 5 percent of the population dictate to everyone else what they are supposed to celebrate?
(on a different note how goes the job search. We've been praying for you and need an update)
You have FReepmail...
( Link back to first thread: Homosexual Agenda Index of Links )
Homosexual activist Kathy McDevitt, in an appearance before the Davis City, California City Council in 1980. Davis Enterprise, October 2, 1980.
Donna Minkowitz, Recruit, Recruit, Recruit, Advocate, December 29, 1992.
When compiling the database I often search for original and duplicate articles to have as backups, just in case. In this search I find references and pointers to FreeRepublic, the index threads, EdReform and scripter. One person called me the custodian of the database which made me smile. A google search on homosexual agenda categorical index will turn up some hits as well.
Chaplain, US Army, retired
The following is the conclusion of: The Gay Gene? by Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.
Here, then is a final summary, in the form of a dialogue.
Isn't homosexuality heritable?
So it is inherited?
No, it is not.
I'm confused. Isn't there is a "genetic component" to homosexuality?
Yes, but "component" is just a loose way of indicating genetic associations and linkages. This will not make sense unless you understand what, and how little, "linkage" and "association" really means.
What about all the evidence that shows that homosexuality "is genetic"?
There is not any, and none of the research itself claims there is; only the press and, sadly, certain researchers do--when speaking in sound bites to the public.
But isn't homosexuality "biologically in the brain"?
Of course it is. So is just about everything else. I'll
bet people who pray regularly have certain enlarged portions of their brains!
So doesn't that mean that homosexuality is "innate"?
No more than prayer is. The brain changes with use or nonuse as much as muscles do--a good deal more, in fact. We just do not usually see it happening.
But doesn't homosexuality run in families?
So you get it from your parents, right?
You get viruses from your parents, too, and some bad habits. Not everything that is familial is innate or genetic.
But it just seems to make sense. From the people I know there's a type--it's got to be inherited--that runs in families and a lot of these people are gay, right?
That is what associated traits are--but what exactly is the associated trait--or traits--you are detecting? If there is one thing the research confirms, it is that it is not "gayness" itself. That is why these traits are sometimes in evidence at a very early age, long before sexuality is shaped.
So what are these traits?
An important question, indeed. Science is being seriously obstructed in its effort to answer that question. If we were allowed--encouraged--to answer it, we would soon develop better ideas on what homosexuality is and how to change, or better, prevent it. We would know who was at greater risk for becoming homosexual and what environments--family or societal--foster it. As one prominent gay activist researcher implied, all genetic things being equal, it is a whole lot easier to become "gay" in New York than in Utah. So who do you think would benefit most from that kind of research?
Well, what traits do you guess are "associated," as you put it, with homosexuality?
May I speculate, perhaps wildly? That is how scientific hypotheses are first generated. The important thing is not to avoid ideas that prove wrong, just not to cling to them if they do.
Okay, go ahead, speculate.
Intelligence, anxiety, sensitivity, aesthetic abilities, taste. You know, all the stereotypes.
But where do these traits come from? Aren't they inherited?
We do not know yet. Some may be. Or rather, we do not know how much is inherited, and which elements are direct and which merely further associated and linked with other yet more fundamental traits. But you are getting the picture. That is how the research ought to proceed. It
is not necessarily that the traits that facilitate homosexuality are themselves bad; perhaps many are gifts. Athleticism is a generally good thing, and we think highly of people who satisfy their athletic impulses as, say, outstanding BBPs. Not so the fellow who merely becomes a thug.
"[His 1991 research] made the unassuming LeVay one of the most misunderstood men in America. "It's important to stress what I didn't find," he points out with the courtly patience of someone who long ago got used to waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. "I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn't show that gay men are 'born that way,' the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain--INAH3 is less likely to be the sole gay nucleus of the brain than part of a chain of nuclei engaged in men and women's sexual behavior. My work is just a hint in that direction--a spur, I hope, to future work."Source: Interview with David Nimmons (March, 1994) "Sex and the Brain", Discover, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 64-71.
"Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality."
Source: Simon LeVay, Queer Science, MIT Press, 1996, p. 224
"I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted--but that no one could really change their sexual orientation. I now believe that's untrue--some people can and do change." Spitzer completely changed his mind whether or not some homosexuals can change. And then Spitzer concluded with:
"the mental health professionals should stop moving in the direction of banning therapy that has, as a goal, a change in sexual orientation. Many patients, provided with informed consent about the possibility that they will be disappointed if the therapy does not succeed, can make a rational choice to work toward developing their heterosexual potential and minimizing their unwanted homosexual attractions."Source: Spitzer made the above comments at an annual APA meeting, May 9, 2001. The study was reported in the May 9, 2001 issues of The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and it was also released to many local newspapers via the AP. ABC, CBS, FOX and MSNBC all reported the study.
"Dr. Bieber was one of the key participants in the historical debate which culminated in the 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from the psychiatric manual.
His paper describes psychiatry's attempt to adopt a new "adaptational" perspective of normality. During this time, the profession was beginning to sever itself from established clinical theory--particularly psychoanalytic theories of unconscious motivation--claiming that if we do not readily see "distress, disability and disadvantage" in a particular psychological condition, then the condition is not disordered.
On first consideration, such a theory sounds plausible. However we see its startling consequences when we apply it to a condition such as pedophilia. Is the happy and otherwise well-functioning pedophile "normal"? As Dr. Bieber argues in this article, psychopathology can be ego-syntonic and not cause distress; and social effectiveness-that is, the ability to maintain positive social relations and perform work effectively--"may coexist with psychopathology, in some cases even of a psychotic order."...
Dr. Bieber describes the deletion of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic and statistical manual as "the climax of a sociopolitical struggle involving what were deemed to be the rights of homosexuals."
Gay activist groups believed that prejudice against homosexuals could be extinguished only if, as homosexuals, they were accepted as normal. "They claimed that homosexuality is a preference, an orientation, a propensity; that it is neither a defect, a disturbance, a sickness, nor a malfunction of any sort." To promote this aim, Dr. Bieber reports, "Gay activists impugned the motives and ridiculed the work of those psychiatrists who asserted that homosexuality is other than normal."
A task force was set up to study homosexuality, but the members chosen included not a single psychiatrist who held the view that homosexuality was not a normal adaptation. There followed riots at scientific meetings by gay activists who increased the pressure on the Psychiatric Association.
Will preventive therapy for homosexuality be prohibited, Dr. Bieber wondered, when homosexuality is normalized?
Furthermore is it the proper domain of psychiatry to remove diagnoses to eliminate prejudice?
Dr. Bieber pointed out that there were several other conditions in the DSM-II that did not fulfill the "distress and social disability" criteria: voyeurism, fetishism, sexual sadism, and masochism. A.P.A.'s Dr. Spitzer replied that these conditions should perhaps also be removed from the DSM-II -- and that if the sadists and fetishists were to organize as did the gay activists, they, too, might find their conditions normalized.
SummaryThe factors that determined the decision of the APA to delete homosexuality from DSM-II were summarized as follows:
- Gay activists had a profound influence on psychiatric thinking.
- A sincere belief was held by liberal-minded and compassionate psychiatrists that listing homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder supported and reinforced prejudice against homosexuals. Removal of the term from the diagnostic manual was viewed as a humane, progressive act.
- There was an acceptance of new criteria to define psychiatric conditions. Only those disorders that caused a patient to suffer or that resulted in adjustment problems were thought to be appropriate for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual."
In 1952 the American Psychiatric Association formalized its system of diagnosis and published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Today, a DSM listing has practical consequences; whether treatment for a problem is paid for by health insurance companies or a psychological problem qualifies as a disability under various laws often depends on whether it is listed in DSM.
Not surprisingly, given the psychoanalytic theory shared by most clinicians, the DSM listed homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder. Interestingly, it was classified as a sociopathic personality disturbance, meaning that the diagnosis could be made purely on the basis of the homosexuality alone, despite the absence of subjectively experienced distress. In the 1968 revision of the DSM, homosexuality was still included as a disorder but classified more descriptively under "sexual deviations" along with disorders such as fetishism and pedophilia. What followed is unprecedented in the annals of medicine.
The publication of DSMII coincided with the founding of a militant gay liberation movement whose goals included the normalization of homosexuality as a legitimate "lifestyle." Gay activists mounted a furious attack on the American Psychiatric Association for designating homosexuality a disease. Their most effective form of protest consisted of demonstrations at several professional conventions, most critically the 1970 disruptions in San Francisco. Over the next three years, the association was forced to reconsider not only the inclusion of homosexuality in DSMII but also the entire conceptual basis for defining a mental disorder.
The gay liberation movement considered the psychiatric designation of homosexuality a major basis for antihomosexual attitudes in American society. It justified a wide variety of antihomosexual legislation, ranging from laws barring homosexuals from immigrating to the United States or serving in the military to regulations in New York requiring homosexual taxicab drivers to undergo semiannual psychiatric examinations. In a broader sense, the designation reinforced the prevalent attitude that homosexuality is an "illness." According to the activists, this stigmatization not only justified bigotry but also caused gay men and lesbians to turn against themselves in self-hatred. The DSMII diagnosis was seen as a societal attempt to control human sexuality under the guise of a medical diagnosis.
After intense lobbying and debate, in December 1973, the Board of Trustees passed the proposal to remove homosexuality from DSMII. Because of the sharp disagreements within psychiatry, however, the board, as a compromise, replaced homosexuality with "sexual orientation disturbance" for "individuals whose sexual interests are directed primarily toward people of the same sex and who are either disturbed by, in conflict with, or wish to change their sexual orientation." This compromise allowed homosexuality to be dropped as a disorder, giving the gay lobby what it wanted, and, at the same time, it allowed psychiatrists to treat homosexuality under the new diagnosis.
The board's decision unleashed a storm of counterprotest from many psychiatrists. Opponents saw the board's decision as a capitulation to gay activism rather than a reasoned judgment based on medical evidence. They forced the leadership to submit its decision to a referendum of the organization's membership. After an intense campaign, of the approximately ten thousand votes cast, the proposal passed with 58 percent. In retrospect, it seems shocking that the question of whether a condition is a psychiatric disorder should be decided by a vote, but a closer look at the debate indicates that a vote is not as strange as it seems...
THE POLITICS OF HOMOSEXUALITY
Thus, the decision whether homosexuality is a psychopathology is really a social-cultural question rather than a scientific one, and settling the matter by debate and a vote is not as bizarre as it initially appears. Scientific studies may inform the discussion, but the final decision must be a societal value judgment. Accordingly, the continuing controversy in the mental health profession over this issue merely reflects the cultural divergences in our wider society over homosexuality, and politics within the profession have been critical in every stage of this debate.
With the decision voted upon, homosexuality was dropped in the seventh printing of DSMII, and "sexual orientation disturbance" was substituted. In DSMIII, further refinements were introduced. First, "sexual orientation disturbance" was replaced with "ego-dystonic homosexuality" as a term to diagnose clients persistently distressed by their homosexuality and wishing to have heterosexual relationships. This change clarified that only homosexuals were intended and emphasized the impairment in heterosexual functioning. Second, the stated causes of this disorder consisted of the negative attitudes of society toward homosexuality and/or desire for heterosexual life of family and children. Thus, contrary to psychoanalytic theory, the causes were presented as entirely social rather than internal conflicts or family dynamics.
Eventually, even this revised compromise was opposed. Critics charged that the new terminology singled out only homosexuality as an orientation that might lead to distress. Second, it suggested that homosexuality itself can still be considered a disorder rather than a normal variant of human sexuality. Third, it failed to recognize that in the United States, almost all people who are homosexual normally pass through a phase in which their homosexuality is ego-dystonic. Consequently, yet another compromise was devised. In DSMII-Revised, even ego-dystonic homosexuality was omitted. Clients with a "persistent and marked distress about sexual orientation" would now be diagnosed with "sexual disorder not otherwise specified." The term homosexuality no longer appeared..."
Twenty-five years ago APA leaders, in the glare of a national media spotlight, took the controversial step of deleting homosexuality from the Association's compendium of psychiatric disorders. That action launched APA on a quarter century of efforts to end discrimination against homosexuals and coincided with the increasing willingness of gay and lesbian psychiatrists to insist openly that APA must listen to them.
A panel of psychiatrists who played crucial roles in the fight to end the stigma attached to homosexuality both within and outside the mental health field came together at the APA annual meeting last month to provide insiders' perspectives on that initiative and more recent efforts to alter how psychiatry views gays and lesbians and their sexual orientation.
Melvin Sabshin, M.D., a member of the APA Board of Trustees in the early 1970s and chair of the Scientific Program Committee at that time, described how the alienation gay psychiatrists felt from their APA colleagues led in 1970 to the start of a concerted push for APA to include them in decision making and address their concerns and those of gay patients.
If there was an official kickoff for APA's newly energized gay psychiatrists, it was the 1970 annual meeting in San Francisco, Sabshin suggested, where Gay Liberation Front activists along with political protesters in support of other social and political causes disrupted the meeting. "It was guerilla theater" at that meeting and the one held in Washington, D.C., the next year, he said.
The onset in 1970 of a decline in psycho-analysis's dominance of the field also contributed to the change of mood in psychiatry about pathologizing homosexuality, he noted.
In 1972, for the first time, the annual meeting featured exhibits and discussions spotlighting positive aspects of the lives of gay individuals. Also during that year well-known psychiatrists such as Richard Green, M.D., Judd Marmor, M.D., and John Spiegel, M.D., began openly challenging psychiatrists' attitudes toward and treatment of homosexual patients, Sabshin observed. Marmor, a psychoanalyst who would soon be elected APA president, played a particularly significant role in trying to bridge the chasm that existed between his psychoanalytic colleagues and psychiatrists who were convinced that homosexuality was not an illness.
While many APA members welcomed the new openness and opportunities to reassess their thinking, the stubborn polarization and factionalism that dogged this issue did not suddenly retreat into a quiet corner.
Sabshin credited the chair of APA's Committee on Nomenclature in the early 1970s, Robert Spitzer, M.D., with playing a pivotal role in propelling the evolution of APA's position on homosexuality. That committee was charged with revising the initial version of DSM, and Spitzer-armed with research showing there were no valid data to link homosexuality and mental illness-advocated forcefully for the strategy of deleting homosexuality from the disorders list and replacing it with a new one called "sexual orientation disturbance."
In a key vote in December 1973, the Board of Trustees overwhelmingly endorsed Spitzer's recommendation. Opponents of the decision attempted to overturn it with a referendum of the APA membership in early 1974-just as Sabshin was beginning his 23-year tenure as APA medical director. The Board's decision to delete homosexuality from the diagnostic manual was supported by 58 percent of the membership.
At the same time the debates over sexual orientation and psychopathology were occurring, a small group of gay psychiatrists was holding informal meetings to explore forming an organization that would heighten their visibility and that of gay patients. This event, unthinkable two or three years earlier, explained Robert Cabaj, M.D., to the overflow audience, culminated in 1978 in the establishment of the organization that eventually became the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP), which now has more than 600 members.
Also in 1973 APA passed a position paper calling on psychiatrists to advocate for full civil rights for gays and lesbians and to work to end the discrimination they endure, noted Cabaj, who is medical director of the San Mateo County Mental Health System and coauthor of a textbook on homosexuality and mental health. He hailed that paper as "the cornerstone of everything that has happened since" in APA's relationship to homosexuality.
Gay Psychiatrists More Visible
Through the rest of that decade, while issues affecting gay and lesbian psychiatrists and patients continued to achieve greater visibility in clinical and scientific forums, the voices of openly gay and lesbian psychiatrists were still rarely heard in APA policy discussions. That changed in 1982 when the APA Assembly granted a formal vote to gay and lesbian psychiatrists as a minority/underrepresented group, a status similar to that already achieved by other minority groups.
In the mid 1980s APA formed a task force on homosexuality issues, and by that time, Cabaj emphasized, it was able to focus not on the psychopathology battle but on homophobia, discrimination, and stereotyping. The task force was eventually elevated to a permanent component, the Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues. One of its earliest chairs was San Francisco psychiatrist James Krajeski, M.D., who this month became editor of Psychiatric News.
One of that committee's earliest endeavors was to remedy once again a defect that gay psychiatrists and many others perceived in the way in which the latest version of the DSM labeled some homosexuals. With the introduction of DSM-III in 1980 the diagnosis of sexual orientation disturbance had been changed to ego-dystonic homosexuality, which applied to people persistently distressed by their sexual orientation and desperate to change it. With another revision under way in 1986, committee members focused their efforts on successfully convincing the DSM task force to remove any such designation that linked sexual orientation with psychopathology.
Next 25 Years
The next several years will likely be a time of "consolidation of gains as psychiatrists who are more comfortable and open about homosexuality come up through the ranks," predicted Howard Rubin, M.D. A "gay-affirmative psychiatry" that has emerged over the last few years will become more commonplace "as long as we don't become complacent," he said.
While gay psychiatrists "now have a place at the table," APA and psychiatry in general will still have to address several troubling issues related to homosexuality, said Rubin, a research fellow at UCLA and member of the APA Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues. Prominent on this list is the large number of psychiatry residency programs where nothing is taught about homosexuality or where the program is "gay for a day," that is, where a few hours are devoted to this topic often via a guest speaker. In addition, psychiatrists will be called upon to take a leadership role in discussions of the relative influence of biological factors on the development of sexual orientation, he said.
With psychiatry having depathologized homosexuality, he said, the field's next task is to acknowledge that there are real mental health consequences of being gay, but to address them as individual responses to homophobia and social prejudice.
Carolyn Robinowitz, M.D., who recently became dean of Georgetown University's medical school and is a former senior deputy medical director of APA, has long been an advocate and ally on the many of the issues discussed by the other panelists.
"Let's hope," she emphasized, "that we have learned valuable lessons about the harm that comes from imposing a blanket of psychopathology over any group."
Robinowitz added, "While the DSM action was but one of many changes in the past 25 years, and while many people still view homosexuality in value-laden and not always rational ways, the decision had a major impact on other health professionals and the general public. I wish it had more.
"We still have a long way to go," she said, until gays and lesbians gain full acceptance.-K.H.