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Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1)
11/21/03 | scripter

Posted on 11/21/2003 9:50:23 AM PST by scripter

Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links

(Revision 1.1)

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Title

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Adoption
 
2002
Pediatrics Group Endorses Homosexual Adoption
    Trophy children
Yes

Bible
 
2003
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality, Adultery...
    What does the Bible actually say about being gay?
Yes
    The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality
Yes
    Talmud on Homosexuality
    Is banning the Bible next?
    Christianity and Homosexuality
Yes
    A divisive debate over the Bible spotlighted Episcopalians' OK for gay bishop
 
2002
Responding to Pro-Gay Theology
 
1999
The Challenge of Maintaining a Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality
    Homosexuality: Balancing Truth and Mercy
 
1998
St. Paul's Argument From Nature Against Homosexuality
    Roman's 1 on Homosexuality
    Leviticus and Homosexuality

Child Abuse
 
2003
Men Charged with Sex Assault of Boy
Yes
    An Outrage, Pure and Simple!
Yes
    Former Boy Scout Leader Arrested - Homosexual Child Molestations Continue
Yes
    Child Molestation and Homosexuality
    Homosexual Rape and Murder of Children
Yes
 
2002
A REAL Child Abuse Scandal
    Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse
Yes
    Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement (PDF)
    Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest
 
2001
ACLU asks federal judge to dismiss case against man-boy sex group
Yes
 
1999
Homosexuality and child molestation: the link, the likelihood, the lasting effects

Church
 
2003
Gay Catholics Act Up
Yes
    The Liberal Takeover of American Protestanism
    New Book Says Homosexual Agenda Is to Silence the Church
    Legal warning to church on gay stance
Yes
    Kenyan Anglican Bishop Attacked for Opposing US Homosexual Appointment
    Judge Declines To Sentence 3 Catholic Gay Activists
Yes
    'Gay?' Leave God out of it
Yes
    Gay Episcopal bishop begins his ministry
    Faithful Priest Accused of Hate Crime for Letter on Homosexuality
Yes
    Despite Attack, Pastor Will Keep Speaking Out Against Homosexuality
Yes
    Catholic Catechism on Homosexuality (see items 2357-2359)
    Bishop's anti-gay comments spark legal investigation
Yes
 
2002
Thoughts on the Ordination of Sexually Active Gay Men and Lesbians
    Sex, torture and erotic electrification in America's 'gay' churches
Yes
    Homosexual Priests: A Time for Truth
    Pastor, Elders Roll Out Red Carpet for Same-Sex Weddings
Yes
    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
Yes
 
2001
The Church and Homosexuality: Recent Developments
 
1999
Legends of the Fall: When Christians Struggle With Sexual Sin
    Christian & Homosexual?
 
1993
Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

Comprehensive
 
2003
The Lords of Bakersfield
Yes
    Lesbian/Feminist quotes
 
2002
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
Yes
    The A.P.A. Normalization of Homosexuality, and the Research Study of Irving Bieber
 
2001
Informative Report:Issues on Homosexuality
Yes
 
2000
Homosexuality: Seeing Past the Propaganda
    Crafting "Gay" Children
    Loretta Haroian's Class Guide on Child Sexuality
 
1994
AFA: Exposing the Myths (PDF)
 
1985
Donald F. BAKER, Plaintiff v. Henry WADE, Defendant

Crime
 
2003
Bi-way robberies in Village
Yes
    Ex-judge surrenders on new porn charges: faces counts that include possessing child pornography
Yes
    Media and the Murder Case
Yes
    Janitor Beaten Outside Church
Yes
 
2002
Public sex acts a problem at state park
    Gay sex in park 'worse' despite arrests
 
2001
Not Fit To Print?
Yes
    Gay Domestic Violence Finally Measured
 
1999
Violence and Homosexuality
    Our Bias Is To Our Own Back Yard (Dirkhising Case)
    Queer Standards At The Post
 
1998
Sexual Abuse of Boys

Genetics
 
2003
Study Trumpeted by Health Writer as Evidence that Some Are "Born Gay"
Yes
    Of mice and gay men
Yes
    Newswriters Represent New Study As Proof Of Biological Basis Of Homosexuality
Yes
    Homosexuality and Genes: Déjà vu All Over Again?
Yes
    Can Homosexuals Change?
 
2002
The Importance of Twin Studies
Yes
    The Gay Gene?
    The Fading "Gay Gene"
    The Biological Research on Homosexuality
    Is There a "Gay Gene"?
    Gay-To-Straight Research
    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
 
2001
The Innate-Immutable Argument Finds No Basis in Science
    The Gay Gene: Going, Going...Gone
    A Change In Thinking
 
2000
What Is "A Homosexual"
    Lust, Violence & Genetics
 
1999
What Causes Homosexual Desire and Can It Be Changed?
    Born What Way?
 
1995
How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together

Health Hazards
 
2003
Syphilis increase sparks AIDS concerns
Yes
    World AIDS Day: Reflections on the Pandemic
Yes
    U.S. sees HIV cases rise among gay, bisexual men
Yes
    Unsafe healthcare "drives spread of African HIV"
    The American Journal of Public Health Highlights Risks of Homosexual Practices
Yes
    Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Bay Area
Yes
    Studies show gay men are more likely to take recreational drugs
Yes
    Sodomy: A Public Health Risk
Yes
    Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence
    Researcher Warns of Homosexuals Seeking HIV Infection
Yes
    New Skin Infection Concerns Doctors, Activists
Yes
    Many HIV positive don't tell
    Kinsolving: "Will Bishop-elect Robinson and his male lover be tested for HIV-AIDS?"
Yes
    Homosexual AIDS Claims Cause Controversy
Yes
    Hazardous to Your Health - The Risks of Homosexuality
Yes
    Gay Men Meeting Online Contracting Syphilis Faster
    Cure for AIDS: Abstinence
Yes
    Acting Up
Yes
    Bug Chasers: The men who long to be HIV+
Yes
    Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa
Yes
    African Women and AIDS
    African sexual health programmes "misguided"
 
2002
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
Yes
    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
 
2001
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
 
2000
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...
Yes
    Homosexual behavior increases risk of AIDS
    Anal Cancer and YOU
 
1998
The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS: A Nine-Year Retrospective of Fear and (Mostly) Loathing
Yes
 
1997
Modelling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men
    Anything But Gay: The Deadly and Dangerous Homosexual Lifestyle
Yes
 
1992
Sexual Politics And Scientific Logic: The Issue Of Homosexuality

Homosexual Help
 
Abiding Truth
    Christians No Longer Gay Living For God
    Choice 4 Truth
    Courage
    Eagles Wings Ministry
    Exodus
    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
    Portland Fellowship
    It's Not Gay
    JONAH
    Matthew Manning
    Narth
    One By One
    Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays
    Stephen Bennett Ministries
    Sy Rogers
    Transforming Congregations

Manipulation
 
2003
Youth Suicide Used as "Gay" Recruitment Strategy (PDF)
    Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin Part of 'Gay-Friendly' Tourism Campaign
Yes
    The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    Red Roots Of Gay Movement
Yes
    Radical Homosexuals Publish Guide Encouraging Homosexuality in the Young
    'Gay' dolls outed
Yes
    'Gay' adoptions gaining favor?
Yes
    The 'Overgaying' of America
 
2002
What is GLSEN Hiding?
    "Gay Rights" Strategies Involve Conscious Deception And Wholesale Manipulation of Public Opinion
    Selling Homosexuality
    Bushwhacking Johnny
Yes
    Gay activism: the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality
Yes
    Bushwhacking Johnny
Yes
 
2001
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
Yes
    Invasion of the mind snatchers
    The Homosexual Fisting of America
    GLAAD's latest adventure in activism)
    GLAAD Strikes Again
 
2000
In Their Own Words: The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    Homosexual Agenda Platform 2000
Yes
 
1999
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?
 
1995
Thought Reform And The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy
 
1993
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1993
Yes
 
1987
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1987
Yes
 
1972
Homosexual Agenda Platform 1972
Yes

Marriage
 
2003
"The Knot That Can't Be Tied"
Yes
    Gay' marriage ruling's consequences 'dire'
Yes
    Russian chapel razed after gay 'marriage'
Yes
    Mass. Supreme Court Rules - Gay Couples have the Right to Marry
    The rainbow menace
Yes
    Kids in same sex marriages need help
Yes
    The Radical Case for Gay Marriage
Yes
    The Divorce Thing
Yes
    The Deceit of Gay Marriage
    Supreme Court: Gay Sex Not Adultery
Yes
    Study finds gay unions brief
    Should gays have the right to marry?
Yes
    Same-sex unions in "Bride" magazine
Yes
    Same-Sex Marriage: What's 'Wrong' With It?
    Same-sex 'marriage' issue percolates in 4 state courts, 1 federal court
Yes
    Poll: More Oppose Gay Marriage
Yes
    Other things about marriage
    Now Free to Marry, Canada's Gays Say, 'Do I?'
Yes
    Mass. reps. oppose gay marriage ban
Yes
    Key same-sex 'marriage' case dismissed
Yes
    Funny Things: Polling Data and Same-Sex 'Marriages'
    From East to Left Coast, God's Definition of Marriage Under Siege
Yes
    Connecticut rejects Gay Marriage
Yes
    Catholic Church Vows to Bar Same-Sex Marriage
Yes
    Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage
Yes
    Canada's Homosexual Marriage Bill Imperiled by Liberal Defections
Yes
    California Senate OKs 'virtual gay marriage'
Yes
    Beyond Gay Marriage
Yes
    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
Yes
 
2002
The Coming Battle
Yes
    Same-Sex "Marriage": Should America Allow "Gay Rights" Activists to Cross The Last Cultural Frontier?
 
2001
Major World Religions on the Question of Marriage
    Defense of Marriage Action Page
 
2000
Focus on the Family Position Statement on Same-Sex "Marriage" and Civil Unions
 
1999
The Reisman & Johnson Report
Yes
    Same Sex Marriage: Til Death Do Us Part?
    Frequently Asked Questions about Same-Sex "Marriage"

Mental Health
 
2002
Important gay-to-straight research published in APA Journal
Yes
    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
 
1999
The Psychology of Homosexuality
 
1997
Psychology's sexual dis-orientation

Miscellaneous
 
2003
The New Face Of Gay Power
Yes
    The Lure of Lesbianism
Yes
    The Google "Gag" Order
Yes
    The Gay Tail Wages the American Dog?
    L.A. to subsidize 'gay' retirement home
Yes
    Tearing Our Nation's Fabric
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More
Yes
    Older women urged to become lesbians
    New book on parenting engenders anger in gays
Yes
    Missing the Point on Gays
Yes
    '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!
Yes
    Group Helps Muslim Gays
    GOP lawmaker balks at Kinsey sex study funding
Yes
    God strikes 'gay' radio station with lightning?
Yes
    Get Back! The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights
Yes
    Gay dads want their son to grow up straight
Yes
    Gay celebration stirs controversy- Promoters warn against public sex
Yes
    Gay Activists Defend Anti-gya Supreme Case & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out
    Fox News threatens to sue ex-'gay' minister
Yes
    Former Homosexual Says 'No one is born gay'
    Financially Ailing Airline Blasted for Link to Bisexuality Event
Yes
    Farewell Gayborhood!
Yes
    Culture of Vice
Yes
    Corporations Boast of Promoting Homosexuality
    Christian Group Blasts 'Orgy of Depravity' at Disney's Gay Days
 
2002
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
Yes
    Steering children back to straight
    Seven Steps to Recruit-proof Your Child
    SASU Talking Points
    New Book Guides Journalists in Reporting of Homosexual Issues
Yes
    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
    Gay-To-Straight Research
    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
 
2001
The Top Five Myths About Ex-Gay Ministry
    The Great "Gay" Racket
    PC crowd denounces new gay-straight study
Yes
    Nothing 'gay' about bigotry
Yes
    GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX
 
2000
Homosexual zealotry
Yes
    Homosexual minority dominates mainstream America
    Defending Dr. Laura and America
 
1999
Outrage over study forces retreat on research
    Outrage over study forces retreat on research
 
1997
Ellen Degeneres Comes Out
 
1996
What a Gay Activist Says about Religious Traditionalists
    The Journal of Human Sexuality
    Homosexuals: Holocast Victims?
 
1993
What Percentage of the Population is Gay?

Parades
 
2003
A Matter of Common Sense - Gay Pride Parade Features Catholic Parish/Priest
Yes
    Religious groups demand an end to New Orleans' Southern Decadence Festival
Yes

Parenting
 
2003
Mother appeals ruling on gays
Yes
    Gay With Children
Yes
    Seeing the Slip
    Heather Has 3 Parents
    Judge to Christian mom: No 'homophobic' teaching
Yes
 
2002
Studies of Homosexual Parenting: A Critical Review
    Gay Parenting Does Affect Children Differently, Study Finds -- Authors Believe Gay Parents Have "Some Advantages"
 
2001
Homosexual Parenting Studies Are Flawed, Report Says
Yes
    Homosexual Parents: 'Hidden Study' Uncovered!!

Pedophilia
 
2003
The Crime of Father McBride
Yes
    Pedophiles Seek Online Support, Societal Acceptance
Yes
    Homosexuals and the Pedophile Connection
    Hollywood mag spikes 'pedophile warning'
Yes
    Castro man arrested in sex sting
Yes
    Amazon sells 'deadly' pedophile magazine
 
2002
The Homosexual Link To Pedophilia
Yes
    The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"
Yes
    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
Yes
    More on the Pedophilia Question
    Molesters Inc.
    Meet 'Women's Auxiliary of NAMBLA'
Yes
    Doctors Call For Pedophilia Research
    Children: The Next Sexual Sacrifice
    Amazon defends sale of pedophile book
Yes
    Amazon.com accused of aiding molesters
 
2001
The Problem with Equivalence: "Pedophilia Chic" defended
    Pedophilia and Hypocrisy
 
2000
The Normalization of Pedophilia and How the Church Should Respond
    "Pedophilia Chic" Reconsidered
    Coming Out of Pedophilia: Jeff's Story
 
1999
Is Pedophilia Really Being Normalized?
    Cal State's Pedophile Confab
 
1998
The Problem of Pedophilia
    Pedophilia and Sex Education
 
1996
Pedophilia a growing problem throughout Europe

Politics
 
2003
(WND)Log Cabin leader tied to radical 'queers'
    The 'gay' truth
Yes
    Republicans to force issue of gay 'marriage'
Yes
    Rainbow warriors
    Homosexual Allies Resubmit Special Rights Bills
    High court to give 'gays' their own 'Roe'?
Yes
    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
Yes
 
2002
Police Chaplain's Stand on Homosexuality Jeopardizes His Job
Yes
    Murder, Martyrdom, and MTV: Why special rights are especially wrong
    Bush's gay nominees draw little opposition S.F. appointee sails through
Yes
 
2001
Petitions Against Gay Rights Seized
    How Hate-Crime Laws Harm Religious Freedom and Lead to Same-Sex "Marriage"
 
2000
SF Pro-Gore Rally Organizer: Polygamous Bisexual Sado-Masochist Pagan Activist

Polls
 
2003
Texans react to gay issues
Yes
    Polls show 2 Americas in Gay Rights
    Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 voters favor amendment banning same-sex 'marriage'
Yes
    Poll Finds Majority Favors Law Against Gay Marriage; Opposition to Civil Unions Increases
    New poll shows Americans oppose gay civil unions 58%-37%

Schools
 
2003
Workshop offered for gay, lesbian parents
Yes
    Woman Coach Jailed For Sex With Fla. Students Ordered Freed
Yes
    When Sex Ed Becomes Porn 101
Yes
    When Education Becomes Indoctrination
Yes
    What "gay" Student Clubs Will Bring to your School
Yes
    The Education Establishment And The Homosexual Agenda
Yes
    The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth
Yes
    Teaching Kindergarten Kids About 'Human Differences' and Homosexuality
Yes
    Tammy Bruce: Protect New York's Children from the Gay Elite
Yes
    Taking on the lefties in Berkeley
Yes
    Support no certainty for gay teachers
Yes
    Study Reveals AIDS Virus Ravaging NC College Campuses
Yes
    Students seek sex in campus bathrooms
Yes
    Students' kiss not just a kiss
Yes
    Students get sex-ed without parents OK
Yes
    Students explore lesbian, gay issues
    Schools/Parents Warned About Homosexual Mentors for Kids: Schools Open to Legal Liability
Yes
    SCHOOL'S 'OUT'
    Queering the Schools
Yes
    Public Schools Face Growing Demands From Gay Activists
    Pedophiles in prep schools
    Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools
Yes
    Parents say no to 'gay' agenda in schools
Yes
    Parent Alleges Harassment for Exposing 'Fistgate'
Yes
    No Sympathy for the Devil
Yes
    No. Carolina Pastor Goes to Battle Against GLSEN
Yes
    New York sued over 'gay' high school
Yes
    NEA 'Gay Axis' Becomes Evident
Yes
    MTV show to feature Dallas gay school
    Lesbian couple protests school's decision
Yes
    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
Yes
    GLSEN and Its Influence on Children
    Gay Teens' Rich Milk Shakedown
Yes
    Gay Crime Syndicate?
Yes
    Gay couple protests after Catholic school denies daughter's entry
Yes
    Focus Changed at Fistgate This Year; Less Raw Sex
    Fistgate to be Held Again on March 15 [2003]
Yes
    Family Group Cautions Schools on Homosexual Mentoring
Yes
    Court upholds firing of teacher who was NAMBLA member
Yes
    Conservatives Warn Parents about Homosexual 'Day of Silence'
Yes
    Children at Risk: GLSEN, Corruption and Crime
 
2002
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
Yes
    Queer Radicals group to initiate change in campus climate, University policies
Yes
    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?
Yes
    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
Yes
    Canada OKs pro-'gay' books for kids
Yes
    Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools
 
2001
Students learn sex toy safety
Yes
    (Gay) School Days
 
2000
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
    Fistgate
    California schools' new curriculum
Yes
 
1999
Homosexuality Propaganda: Coming To a School Near You
    Homosexual Activism Reaches into Schools
    Hate Laws Fuel Homosexual School Agenda

Scouting
 
2003
United Way Capital Area to stop funding Boy Scouts
Yes
    Student wants Scouts off campus
Yes
    Boy Scout council 'devastated' by United Way cuts -program for inner-city children lost
Yes
    Judge says use violates separation of church and state
Yes
 
2002
Beyond Crafts and Cookies, Girl Scouts Are Prospering
Yes
    Boy Scouts v. Dale Amicus Brief (PDF)

Sports
 
2003
Phillies' 'gay' day protested
Yes
    Researcher Blasts Pro Baseball Team for Hosting Homosexual Event

Television
 
2003
Group Blasts NBC for Advancing 'Homosexual Activist Agenda'
Yes
    New Gay Dating TV Show on in Canada
Yes
    The 'Overgaying' of America
Yes
    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

Transsexuals
 
2003
Winds of change: Olympics open to transsexuals
Yes
    For Transgenders, Meaner Streets
Yes
    Transgender Case Focuses on How Sex Is Determined
Yes
    Vatican denounces transsexuals
Yes

Websites
 
Amber Alert, State by State
    Avert
    Defend the Family
    For The Children
    Homosexual Urban Legends
    International Organization of Heterosexual Rights
    Leave the Kids Alone
    Mission America
    NewsLibrary
    Pedowatch



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To: A CA Guy
This was an incredible amount of work

Yeah, it was! But it's a team effort. I have an update in the works but it's getting so large I'm not sure what to do...

101 posted on 03/04/2004 12:12:36 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
I did yesterday~ I be quick at that.
102 posted on 03/04/2004 3:00:55 AM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: scripter
scripter, thanks for all the heavy lifting in assembling this links list; it's a virtual encyclopedia of resources on the subject and the strenuous campaign now underway. Thank you for your service.
103 posted on 03/04/2004 5:27:37 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: scripter
Updating bookmarks and saved shortcuts bump.

BTTT.
104 posted on 03/04/2004 5:29:06 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: lentulusgracchus; scripter
Ditto! Thanks for all your efforts!
105 posted on 03/04/2004 5:52:38 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform
Schlafly's Options for Dealing with Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Even in the world of private industry, DOMA has a big impact. A third of Fortune 500 companies offer health insurance benefits to domestic partners, but employees must pay income tax on the value of such partner benefits because that insurance is not recognized by federal law as a deductible corporate expense.


'Domestic Partnerships': An unfair tax break for the (gay) rich

106 posted on 03/04/2004 6:49:14 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform
From The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH):

New Study Confirms Higher Level of Psychiatric Disorders Among Men and Women Engaging in Same-Sex Behavior

"Two recent studies published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found higher rates of psychiatric disorders among homosexually oriented men and women than among the heterosexual population (Herrell 1999 & Fergusson 1999). Those articles mentioned that a third study, not yet published, had confirmed their findings."


107 posted on 03/04/2004 6:52:46 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter; little jeremiah; lentulusgracchus

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer played a pivotal role in the 1973 decision by the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Spitzer used to believe homosexuals couldn't change but after studying the results of therapy he now believes homosexuals can change


Spitzer Study Just Published: Evidence Found for Effectiveness of Reorientation Therapy

"The results of a study conducted by Dr. Robert L. Spitzer have just been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 5, October 2003, pp. 403-417.

Spitzer's findings challenge the widely-held assumption that a homosexual orientation is "who one is" -- an intrinsic part of a person's identity that can never be changed.

The study has attracted particularly attention because its author, a prominent psychiatrist, is viewed as a historic champion of gay activism. Spitzer played a pivotal role in 1973 in removing homosexuality from the psychiatric manual of mental disorders...

Although examples of "complete" change in orientation were not common, the majority of participants did report change from a predominantly or exclusively homosexual orientation before therapy to a predominantly or exclusively heterosexual orientation in the past year as a result of reparative therapy.

These results would seem to contradict the position statements of the major mental health organizations in the United States, which claim there is no scientific basis for believing psychotherapy effective in addressing same-sex attraction. Yet Spitzer reports evidence of change in both sexes, although female participants reported significantly more change than did male participants..."


Getting your facts straight: Jon Dougherty says PC crowd bucks new homosexual study

It never fails. When a researcher finds evidence of something that goes against the current grain of politically correct thought, that researcher and his data are trashed like yesterday's issue of Salon.com.

According to Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, the professor of psychiatry at Columbia University who has just authored a new study on gay-straight behavior, at least "some" people who used to be homosexuals have been able to "convert" themselves into heterosexuals.

Spitzer said he isn't able to estimate what percentage of homosexuals can change their sexual orientation, but he did say that his research "shows [at least that] some people can change from gay to straight, and we ought to acknowledge that."

Having been on his end of the anti-PC bandwagon, I pity Spitzer. He's broken a cardinal rule: Questioning conventional PC wisdom in public and from a position of knowledge and authority while clouding a traditionally PC issue with annoying facts is strictly verboten.

His treatment at the hands of the PC police will be worse that it already has been after the results of his study are published -- and they will be published somewhere, I guarantee it. He'll be vilified and pilloried by the press, his colleagues, and the various gay groups out there who see his study as a threat to their existence, if not their way of life -- though nowhere in his study does he call for a ban on homosexuality.


Spitzer Forced to Cancel Appearance to Discuss His Ex-‘Gay’ Study

"Citing concern for his family, Dr. Robert Spitzer, author of a just-released study about people overcoming homosexuality, canceled his appearance at a press conference on Monday. Dr. Spitzer had caused an uproar last week with his survey of 200 former homosexuals. An architect of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders, Spitzer said he had reassessed the issue and now believes that some people can change their desires from homosexual to heterosexual.

He had planned to appear at a press conference at the National Press Club, hosted by Anthony Falzarano of Parents and Friends Ministries, a support group for families with loved ones who struggle with homosexuality. But Falzarano, himself a former homosexual, instead read a statement by Dr. Spitzer announcing his regret and citing the vitriolic tone that critics have taken toward him since the study’s release. Falzarano released copies of several e-mails sent to Spitzer and to Columbia University, where Spitzer is a professor of psychiatry. One of them, sent by James Minter, Columbia's Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, read, in part:

You are an embarrassment to the University and a disgrace to science. Your “findings” are, in a word, despicable. If you are in need of a gay-related topic on which to do some constructive research, why not address the pathological homophobia of the bigots and reactionaries who will embrace your latest pronouncements? Better yet, why not address the crippling self-hatred and internalized homophobia of the desperate men and women who will find your hogwash a misguided reason to prolong their anguish, rather than to come out of the closet and into the light?


108 posted on 03/04/2004 7:27:08 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
K-12 academy hosts 'Queer State of the Union' 'Hollyweird High' featured 'Crossdressing Day,'

Noting he also works at a camp in Vermont, Behrman said some of the 13 and 14 year olds there also are exploring bisexuality.


Could this "camp in Vermont" actually be this "youth retreat?"

Homosexual Activists Solidify Hold on Schools

"...With a three-year grant worth $121,575 from the Vermont Department of Health, Outright targets middle and high school kids. Kathy Hoyt, Vermont Secretary of Administration, proudly asserted that Outright Vermont "developed a training program for public schools that was designed to support diversity and safe schools for Vermont’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth."

As in Massachusetts, however, "safety" has begun to bleed into "sex." That’s the serious charge leveled by Nancy Sheltra, a six-term state representative and founder of Vermont’s pro-family organization, Standing Together And Reclaiming the State (STARS). According to documents provided to AFA by STARS, Outright Vermont has gone lightyears beyond the simple purpose espoused by Hoyt.

For example, Outright used taxpayer money to provide "safer sex activities" and "parties" for teens. These events included, according to Outright’s own documents, "demonstrations, guided practice & skill evaluation" for the use of prophylactics, and the distribution of free condoms, lubricants for sexual intercourse between males, "dental dams" for oral sex between lesbians, and latex gloves for mutual masturbation.

The number of such items requested by Outright Vermont for distribution to teens was mind-boggling: 5,000 condoms, 750 dental dams, 750 latex gloves, and 2,000 packets of lubricant.

Outright also spent monies on youth retreats, including the "recruitment of youth participants," which utilized mailing lists and youth-related meetings to stir interest in the gatherings. Kids who expressed an interest in attending were transported - again using state money - to the retreat site, where youth and adult staff again taught kids how to engage in homosexual sex practices. Outright’s own quarterly report said, "All retreat participants practiced and were evaluated on their (prophylactic) barrier use skills and were given a variety of barriers to take home. Participants joined in role plays"..."


The Problem with Equivalence: "Pedophilia Chic" defended

In 'Pedophilia Chic Reconsidered,' Eberstadt raises questions about the mixed messages on appropriate sexual behavior for minors given out by the youth websites of many gay organizations. Eberstadt is concerned that these sites are encouraging young boys and girls to think sexually at ever younger ages. The parents disturbed by the Outright Vermont program agree. During the campaign, these parental groups complained loudly about graphic pictorial illustrations of, and instructions for, gay oral sex, fisting, and "rimming" ("mouth to ass," as the pamphlet describes it) made available to young people by Outright Vermont. Interestingly, supporters of Outright Vermont were, by their own account, "visibly shaken" by these attacks. What so shocked the partisans of Outright Vermont was that anyone could be horrified by the act of distributing to youngsters the sort of "safe sex" material gay organizations now ignore as commonplace.

The cultural fault line here is profound, and no aberration. The gay adults who operate gay-straight alliances and organizations like Outright Vermont seem to have a very different view than most heterosexual parents on the extent to which sexually explicit material ought to be made available to young people. And to be sure, explicit material about homosexual sex is even more disturbing to most parents than explicit material about heterosexual sex. With good reason. The most disquieting thing of all is that programs like Outright Vermont are now targeted at GLBTQ's. That's an acronym for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning youth. A "questioning" youth, of course, is uncertain about his or her sexual orientation. But it's entirely commonplace for children who end up heterosexual to go through a youthful phase in which they question their own sexual orientation. Will these children now be told they have a gay gene, be handed a dental dam, and directed to an adult gay porn site?..."


109 posted on 03/04/2004 8:20:24 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: sfRummygirl
Snoopy!

Snoopy's my bud. He types all my stuff on FR. And he really respects the new spell checker :)

110 posted on 03/04/2004 11:07:38 AM PST by upchuck (I am upchuck and I approved this message because... well, just because.)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping ~~~

I pung you all to this list recently, but you absolutely HAVE to read the last couple of posts by scripter and EdReform. They are MUST reading, and great for copying and distributing to friends, family, co-workers, fellow church or synagogue attenders, as well as pastors and so on.

This information HAS to get out so that the people who don't realize the extent of the evil of the "gay" agenda will wake up. That is the only way we can win this war.

They have declared war on the natural order, and if we don't fight back with more determination and courage they have, we are guilty as well for letting it happen. Do we want to be "good Germans" and go along to get along? Do we want to be condemned by history for letting the sexual libertines destroy the social order?
111 posted on 03/04/2004 11:28:40 AM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: scripter
We could use this on a non-FR site as well to refer people who get all huffy about FR.
We do run into some like that because not everyone is a conservative...have you heard? LOL
112 posted on 03/04/2004 1:30:18 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: scripter
Thank you!!
113 posted on 03/04/2004 1:33:46 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: A CA Guy
We could use this on a non-FR site as well to refer people who get all huffy about FR.

I believe somebody is working on that. The site doesn't yet exist but it will be http://www.infoworm.net. The site will also have additional info there, but I'm not sure what.

114 posted on 03/04/2004 9:14:45 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Good idea, I would be able to leave that link later where it would do lots of good.
115 posted on 03/04/2004 11:59:12 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: DoctorMichael
Bumping back your way - see replies 87 thru 115.
116 posted on 03/05/2004 7:46:59 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter; betty boop
Here's an excellent essay, posted with permission from betty boop:



To: rface; Alamo-Girl; marron; unspun; logos; xzins; lockeliberty; P-Marlowe; Vernon; restornu

We are watching attitudes change, one generation replacing another, in the direction of full acceptance of gay Americans. We're not there yet. But this time it's the conservatives pushing the most radical idea: a constitutional freeze on social change.


I dunno, but this line of reasoning appears quite specious to me. Ms. Goodman is espousing the "individual rights" argument, alleging that gay men and women are somehow being deprived of their constitutional rights. But this is a total canard.

First of all, the Constitution does not confer rights, it secures them where they already exist. And as far as, say, Thomas Jefferson was concerned (if we want to take the DoI seriously), rights are endued in humans by their Creator; they are not, nor can they be, grants of the state, national or otherwise.

Moreover, gays cannot show that they are being deprived of the right to marry, within the traditional definition of that term. They just choose not to do so.

What is the traditional definition of marriage? William Bennett, on the O'Reilly show last night, had the pithiest definition I have ever come across. He said the purpose of marriage was "to civilize men, protect women, and raise children." Indeed, this is marriage's natural purpose, having been established over some 40-plus millennia ago, and a common feature of human existential experience in all cultures, all places, and all times ever since. It goes without saying that marriage has had enormous "fitness" (survival) value for the human species over time, and continues to be the bedrock social institution of a civilized society.

Here we have a situation when roughly 5% of the American population -- that part of it self-described solely according to preferred sexual practices that have never been regarded anywhere as "natural" -- is agitating on the basis that the other 95% is depriving them of their individuals rights. Yet no one is telling gays how to live their lives, or what they may or may not choose to do in their private lives.

Marriage is a public institution in a way that homosexual relations are not. For homosexual liaisons (of whatever duration) are mainly about sexual gratification, erotic experience; they are not concerned with the public purposes that marriage serves: civilizing men, protecting women, raising children.

Personally, one wonders why gay folks want to get "married," really. Civil unions would give them equal benefits with married folk; but this is somehow not good enough: They must have the term itself.

And so one asks: Why? The more radical activists hate marriage because they believe it is a "sexist institution." For such people, that's quite sufficient reason -- all by itself -- to mow marriage down. For it offends one by its "sexism."

And so society is to be stood on its head, just to gratify the narcissism and aestheticism of a tiny minority of the population who have zero sympathy for families, the demands of child-rearing, or respect for the requirements of our rule of law. And the means to do this is to execute an end-run around the Will of the People, expressed through duly-constituted legislatures, and head straight to confused public officials and (ultimately) activist judges for "judge-made law."

This hardly looks to me like a case of tyranny against a minority being perpretrated by the majority. It would be much more accurate to say this is the case of a minority tyrannizing the majority. And it is judges and justices acting outside the scope of their constitutional authority which makes all this possible.

As we saw in the case of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's one-judge majority, ordering the state General Court to accommodate gay marriage in the Commonwealth -- after the Will of the People had already been expressed in a constitutional referendum. The people of the Commonwealth by a huge majority clearly said "NO." One judge said "YES"; and that's all that was needed to trump the will and wishes of society.

This sort of thing is practically the textbook definition of tyranny.

Weasel-worded Kerry is trying (as usual) to have it both ways. He's not in favor of a federal constitution amendment to protect marriage, but he IS up for Massachusetts attempting to pass an amendment to our state constitution. But this is so deceitful of him -- for well he knows that, absent a federal amendment, it's only a matter of time before the Article IV "Full Faith and Credit Clause" ends up getting litigated -- and thus the issue finds itself back in the hands of judges. (Kerry is such a hypocrit I could spit.)

Personally, I am chagrined that the issue of a federal constitutional amendment has even come up. I hate the idea of being driven to such measures by the progressive left which hates America and most Americans. But the fact is, a federal amendment is the only thing that can keep the "Full Faith and Credit" issue from rearing its head at some not far-off time....

Thanks for the post, rface!

20 posted on 03/04/2004 10:01:32 AM PST by betty boop (The purpose of marriage is to civilize men, protect women, and raise children. -- William Bennett)


117 posted on 03/05/2004 8:56:21 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
The Corrosive Effects of the Gay Left's Coup
118 posted on 03/05/2004 9:23:17 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
On Gay Marriage: Tolerant, Sensitive Reader Wishes Columnist Dead (and Other Reader Mail)


Gay/civil rights debate splits black leaders: Local rev bucks stand by NAACP

Gays use PC to tilt standards

The Corrosive Effects of the Gay Left's Coup


Kevin McCullough: Same-sex marriage hot potato heats up

"Homosexual Marriage Doesn't Effect My Marriage" (VANITY)

'Gay marriage' confusions

It won’t work (Same-sex Marriage)

Will teens, young adults embrace same-sex ‘marriage’?


Internet blamed in spread of syphilis among gays

119 posted on 03/11/2004 7:39:54 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Gays' Use of Viagra and Methamphetamine Is Linked to Diseases
120 posted on 03/11/2004 8:11:19 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter; lentulusgracchus
In reply 46 above, we saw that homosexual activism in the American Psychiatric Association was responsible for the removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

Here's some information about the other APA - The American Psychological Association:

Former APA President Condemns APA for Barring Research

"The APA is too goddamn politically correct...and too goddamn obeisant to special interests!" said Robert Perloff, 1985 President of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Perloff delivered those uncensored remarks during a rousing speech to psychologists at the 2001 APA Annual Convention.

In an expression of public anger and frustration, Dr. Perloff condemned the APA's one-sided political activism. Of reorientation therapy with homosexuals, he said: "It is considered unethical...That's all wrong. First, the data are not fully in yet. Second, if the client wants a change, listen to the client. Third, you're barring research." (1)

Dr. Perloff is a recipient of the American Psychological Foundation's Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest. In bestowing the award, the Psychological Foundation recognized Perloff for his noted "love of social justice" and his career-long struggle to champion "the rights and dignity of women, minorities, and homosexuals."

But, Perloff asked, "How can you do research on change if therapists involved in this work are threatened with being branded as unethical?"

Contacted by NARTH, Dr. Perloff added the following comment in an interview:

"I believe that APA is flat out wrong, undemocratic, and shamefully unprofessional in denying NARTH the opportunity to express its views and programs in the APA Monitor and otherwise under APA's purview." (2)


"Same Office, Different Aspirations," APA Monitor on Psychology, Volume 32, No. 11 December 2001, p. 20.

"APA past presidents sounded off about what they think the field, and APA, ought to value in psychology's second century at APA's 2001 Annual Convention.

They advocated wildly divergent--sometimes controversial--goals for psychology, from dismantling organized religion to lifting the stricture on conversion therapy...

Robert Perloff, PhD (APA's 1985 president), of the University of Pittsburgh, unabashedly charged that APA is "too politically correct, too bureaucratic, too obeisant to special interests." He called on APA to ease strictures against:

Conversion therapy. "It is considered unethical....That's all wrong. First, the data are not fully in yet. Second, if the client wants a change, listen to the client. Third, you're barring research."


APA Monitor Online - Letters, VOLUME 30 , NUMBER 8 September 1999:

"IN HIS JUNE 9 LETTER TO REP. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) discussing an article by Rind, Tromovitch and Bauserman (1998), Dr. Raymond Fowler, speaking for APA, asserts:

"We acknowledge our social responsibility...to take into account not only the scientific merit of articles but also their implication for public policy....Clearly the article included opinions of the authors that are inconsistent with APA's stated and deeply held position on child welfare...issues....Three inconsistencies between the conclusions the authors suggest and positions of the association should have caused us to evaluate the article based on its potential for misinforming the public policy process. This is something we failed to do, but will do in the future....We are strengthening procedures within the association to assure that journal editors will fully consider the social policy implications of articles on controversial topics."

This new editorial policy effectively transforms APA's "stated and deeply held positions" into religious dogma, immune from empirical or logical refutation. Any scientifically sound paper presenting empirical data or reasoned argument contrary to APA public policy positions will be rejected by the 37 journals published by APA on the grounds of its "potential for misinforming the public policy process." APA's public policies will reign unchallenged.

Fowler has it backwards. Scientific findings should help determine public policies, not the reverse. The flap over this article demonstrates yet again that the social policy stands of APA are dictated more by the ideology of its leadership than by science.

Gerald E. Zuriff, Ph.D
Cambridge, Mass.


And here's an excerpt from the letter that follows Dr. Zuriff's:

"... Such statements point to a political agenda that we are seeing all too frequently in APA journals..."

A. Dean Byrd, PhD
American Fork, Utah

S. Brent Scharman, PhD
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ed D. Lauritsen, PhD
Phoenix, Ariz.


121 posted on 03/13/2004 8:42:39 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001;58:85-91

Background It has been suggested that homosexuality is associated with psychiatric morbidity...

Results Psychiatric disorders were more prevalent among homosexually active people compared with heterosexually active people.

Conclusion The findings support the assumption that people with same-sex sexual behavior are at greater risk for psychiatric disorders.


122 posted on 03/13/2004 8:57:42 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter; little jeremiah; NYer
A Cry From The Cardinal’s Cousin (Cardinal Pell)

The reality is that man and woman are made for each other - physically, emotionally, mentally, spirityally. This is obvious, and is seen by most people. Same-sex attraction, therefore, is a contradiction of the natural order; and because marital love of a man and a woman is such a good thing, it follows that the contradiction of it in homosexual relationships is correspondingly bad. Evil is privation of good, so the greater the good, the worse the evil.

Homosexual relations are a parody of marriage with profound effects on those engaging in them. Just as the personal growth of a married couple is fostered by a good marriage, a warping of the personality results from homosexual relations.

Those involved in such relationships will find it hard to acknowledge the objective depravity of what they are doing. They find pleasure in their lifestyle, which easily prompts the delusion that it must be all right. And as time passes, they become more accustomed to that way of living, and more readily deceive themselves with the contention that it is normal.

However, the natural moral law can never be extinguished in a person; it is written in our hearts, as St. Paul points ou (Romans 2:15). It may become obscured; it may be denied; but it is never killed. So, a struggle goes on within the person who lives in a radically unnatural way, a struggle to repress the truth.

It becomes imperative, in the thinking of practicing homosexuals, to convince others that this lifestyle is normal and crush any opposition. But this can’t be done by rational argument, for it is an irrational position. It remains then, to avoid the real issues and appeal to emotion. Monica Hingston does it by talking about sensitivity and beauty and warmth. It can also be done by depicting the homosexual as unfairly discriminated against - as a member of a persecuted minority.

The urge to justify the unjustifiable is a major driving force in the promotion of homosexuality. It is an urge caused by the deep depravity of homosexual activity, a depravity that must be denied if the person is to retain some kind of fragile peace with himself or herself. The state of mind is manifested by irrationality and intolerance of opposition. It can’t stand people like Cardinal Pell who tell the truth.


Culture of Vice

"The homosexual cause has moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest. As Robert Reilly notes a society can withstand any number of person who try to advance their own moral disorders as public policy. But it cannot survive once it adopts the justifications for whose moral disorders as its own. This is what is at stake in the culture war...

For any individual, moral failure is hard to live with because of the rebuke of conscience. Habitual moral failure, what used to be called vice, can be lived with only by obliterating conscience through rationalization. When we rationalize, we convince ourselves that heretofore forbidden desires are permissible. We advance the reality of the desires over the reality of the moral order to which the desires should be subordinated. In our minds we replace the reality of moral order with something more congenial to the activity we are excusing. In short, we assert that bad is good...

It is often difficult to detect rationalizations when one is living directly under their influence, and so historical examples are useful. One of the clearest was offered at the Nuremberg trials by Dr. Karl Brandt, who had been in charge of the Nazi regime's Aktion T-4 euthanasia program. He said in his defense: “...when I said `yes' to euthanasia I did so with the deepest conviction, just as it is my conviction today, that it was right. Death can mean deliverance. Death is life.”

Unlike Dr. Brandt, most people recover from their rationalizations when remorse and reality set back in. But when morally disordered acts become the defining centerpiece of one's life, vice can permanently pervert reason. Entrenched moral aberrations then impel people to rationalize vice not only to themselves but to others as well. Thus rationalizations become an engine for revolutionary change that will affect society as a whole.

The power of rationalization drives the culture war, gives it its particular revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. It may draw its energy from desperation, but it is all the more powerful for that. Since failed rationalization means self-recrimination, it must be avoided at all cost. For this reason, the differences over which the culture war is being fought are not subject to reasoned discourse. Persons protecting themselves by rationalizing are interested not in finding the truth, but in maintaining the illusion that allows them to continue their behavior. For them to succeed in this, everyone must accede to their rationalization. This is why revolutionary change is required. The necessity for self-justification requires the complicity of the whole culture. Holdouts cannot be tolerated because they are potential rebukes. The self-hatred, anger, and guilt that a person possessed of a functioning conscience would normally feel from doing wrong are redirected by the rationalization and projected upon society as a whole (if the society is healthy), or upon those in society who do not accept the rationalization.

The homosexual movement's rationalization is far more widely advanced in its claims. According to Jeffrey Levi, former executive director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, “We (homosexuals)_ are no longer seeking just a right to privacy and a right to protection from wrong. We have a right - as heterosexuals have already - to see government and society affirm our lives.” Since only the act of sodomy differentiates an active homosexual from a heterosexual, homosexuals want “government and society” to affirm that sodomy is morally equivalent to the marital act. “Coming out of the closet” can only mean an assent on the level of moral principle to what would otherwise be considered morally disordered.

And so it must be. If you are going to center your public life on the private act of sodomy, you had better transform sodomy into a highly moral act. If sodomy is a moral disorder, it cannot be legitimately advanced on the legal or civil level. On the other hand, if it is a highly moral act, it should serve as the basis for marriage, family (adoption), and community. As a moral act, sodomy should be normative. If it is normative, it should be taught in our schools as a standard. In fact, homosexuality should be hieratic: active homosexuals should be ordained as priests. All of this is happening. It was predictable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest. How successful that conquest has been can be seen in the poverty of the rhetoric of its opponents. In supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, the best one congressman could do was to say, “America is not yet ready for homosexual marriage,” as if we simply need a decent interval to adjust ourselves to its inevitable arrival.

The homosexual rationalization is so successful that even the campaign against AIDS is part of it, with its message that “everyone is at risk.” If everyone is at risk, the disease cannot be related to specific behavior. Yet homosexual acts are the single greatest risk factor in catching AIDS. This unpleasant fact invites unwelcome attention to the nature of homosexual acts, so it must be ignored."


123 posted on 03/13/2004 9:29:26 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
How the Mainstream Media Cover for Gay Activists

Divided over gay marriage

Black caucus resists comparison of gay 'marriage' to civil rights

What Would America Be Like If Gay Marriages Were Validated?

124 posted on 03/15/2004 9:05:57 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter; little jeremiah; ArGee; lentulusgracchus; Travis McGee
Posting an excerpt from "Queering the Schools" here. At the end of this excerpt is a letter to the editor from Kevin Jennings of GLSEN. Following Jennings' letter is an interesting response from the editors:


An excerpt from "Queering the Schools"

This movement to “queer” the public schools, as activists put it, originated with a shift in the elite understanding of homosexuality. During the eighties, when gay activism first became a major cultural force, homosexual leaders launched a campaign that mirrored the civil rights movement. To claim their rights, homosexuals argued (without scientific evidence) that their orientation was a genetic inheritance, like race, and thus deserved the same kind of civil protections the nation had guaranteed to blacks. An inborn, unchangeable fact, after all, could not be subject to moral disapproval. There ensued a successful effort to normalize homosexuality throughout the culture, including a strong push for homosexual marriage, gays in the military, and other signs of civic equality...

Underlying this militant stance was a radical new academic ideology called “queer theory.” A mixture of the neo-Freudianism of counterculture gurus Norman O. Brown and Herbert Marcuse and French deconstruction, queer theory takes to its extreme limit the idea that all sexual difference and behavior is a product of social conditioning, not nature. It is, in their jargon, “socially constructed.” For the queer theorist, all unambiguous and permanent notions of a natural sexual or gender identity are coercive impositions on our individual autonomy—our freedom to reinvent our sexual selves whenever we like. Sexuality is androgynous, fluid, polymorphous—and therefore a laudably subversive and even revolutionary force...

It would be tempting to dismiss queer theory as just another intellectual fad, with little influence beyond the campus, if not for gay activists’ aggressive effort to introduce the theory’s radical view of sexuality into the public schools. Leading the effort is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN, pronounced “glisten”), an advocacy group founded a decade ago to promote homosexual issues in the public schools. It now boasts 85 chapters, four regional offices, and some 1,700 student clubs, called “gay/straight alliances,” that it has helped form in schools across the country.

GLSEN often presents itself as a civil rights organization, saying that it is only after “tolerance” and “understanding” for a victim group. Sometimes, therefore, it still speaks the old gay-rights language of unchangeable homosexual “identity” and “orientation.” But it is, in fact, a radical organization that has clearly embraced the queer-theory worldview. It seeks to transform the culture and instruction of every public school, so that children will learn to equate “heterosexism”—the favoring of heterosexuality as normal—with other evils like racism and sexism and will grow up pondering their sexual orientation and the fluidity of their sexual identity.

That GLSEN embraces queer theory is clear from the addition of transgendered students to the gays and lesbians the group claims to represent. By definition, the transgendered are those who choose to change their gender identity by demeanor, dress, hormones, or surgery. Nothing could be more profoundly opposed to the notion of a natural sexual identity. Consider as evidence of queer theory’s influence, too, the GLSEN teachers’ manual that says that middle-schoolers “should have the freedom to explore [their] sexual orientation and find [their] own unique expression of lesbian, bisexual, gay, straight, or any combination of these.” What is this but Michael Warner’s appeal to pansexual experimentation?

One of the major goals of GLSEN and similar groups is to reform public school curricula and teaching so that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender—or LGBT—themes are always central and always presented in the approved light. GLSEN holds regular conferences for educators and activists with workshops bearing titles such as “Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls: Creating a Safe, Supportive School Environment for Trans, Intersex, Gender Variant and Gender Questioning Youth” and “Developing and Implementing a Transgender Inclusive Curriculum.” Every course in every public school should focus on LGBT issues, GLSEN believes. A workshop at GLSEN’s annual conference in Chicago in 2000 complained that “most LGBT curricula are in English, history and health” and sought ways of introducing its agenda into math and science classes, as well. (As an example of how to queer geometry, GLSEN recommends using gay symbols such as the pink triangle to study shapes.)

Nor is it ever too early to begin stamping out heterosexism. A 2002 GLSEN conference in Boston held a seminar on “Gender in the Early Childhood Classroom” that examined ways of setting “the tone for nontraditional gender role play” for preschoolers. To help get the LGBT message across to younger children, teachers can turn to an array of educational products, many of them available from GLSEN. Early readers include One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads; King and King; and Asha’s Mums.

As for teaching aids, a 1999 book, Queering Elementary Education, with a foreword by GLSEN executive director Kevin Jennings, offers essays on “Locating a Place for Gay and Lesbian Themes in Elementary Reading, Writing and Talking” and “How to Make ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ in the Classroom”—the scare quotes showing the queer theorist’s ever present belief that categorizing gender is a political act.

For comprehensiveness, nothing beats a GLSEN-recommended resource manual distributed to all K–12 public schools in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The manual presents an educational universe that filters everything through an LGBT lens. Lesson ideas include “role playing” exercises to “counter harassment,” where students pretend, say, to be bisexual and hear hurtful words cast at them; testing students to see where their attitudes lie toward sexual “difference” (mere tolerance is unacceptable; much better is “admiration” and, best of all, “nurturance”); getting students to take a “Sexual Orientation Quiz”; and having heterosexual students learn 37 ways that heterosexuals are privileged in society. In turn, principals should make an “ongoing PA announcement”—once a week, the manual says—telling students about confidential support programs for LGBT students.

Teachers, the manual suggests, should demand that public school students memorize the approved meanings of important LGBT words and terms, from “bigenderist” to “exotophobia.” Sometimes, these approved meanings require Orwellian redefinitions: “Family: Two or more persons who share resources, share responsibility for decisions, share values and goals, and have commitments to one another over a period of time . . . regardless of blood, or adoption, or marriage.”

Two videos come particularly highly rated by gay activists and educators as tools for making primary school queer-friendly. Both films strive to present homosexuality in a favorable light, without saying what it actually is. It’s Elementary, intended for parents, educators, and policymakers, shows how classroom teachers can lead kindergartners through carefully circumscribed discussions of the evils of prejudice, portrayed as visited to an unusual degree on gays and lesbians. In That’s a Family, designed for classroom use, children speak directly into the camera, explaining to other kids how having gay and lesbian parents is no different from, for example, having parents of different national backgrounds.

GLSEN even provides lesson plans for the promotion of cross-dressing in elementary school classes. A school resource book containing such lesson plans, Cootie Shots: Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry for Kids, Parents, and Teachers, has already been used in second-grade classrooms in California. A children’s play in the book features a little boy singing of the exhilaration of striding about “In Mommy’s High Heels,” in angry defiance of the criticism of his intolerant peers:

They are the swine, I am the pearl. . . .
They’ll be beheaded when I’m queen!
When I rule the world! When I rule the world!
When I rule the world in my mommy’s high heels!

Some of the LGBT-friendly curricular material aimed at older children is quite sexually explicit. The GLSEN-recommended reading list for grades 7–12 is dominated by such material, depicting the queer sexuality spectrum. In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth features a 17-year-old who writes, “I identify as bisexual and have since I was about six or seven. . . . I sort of experimented when I was young.” Another GLSEN recommendation, Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, has a 16-year-old contributor who explains, “My sexuality is as fluid, indefinable and ever-changing as the north flowing river.”

Some of the most explicit homosexual material has shown up in classrooms. An Ohio teacher encouraged her freshman students to read Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook, a teen coming-out story that includes a graphic depiction of sex between two 14-year-old boys. In Newton, Massachusetts, a public school teacher assigned his 15-year-old students The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a farrago of sexual confusion, featuring an episode of bestiality as one of its highlights. Such books represent a growth industry for publishers, including mainstream firms.

As part of its effort to make the public schools into an arena of homosexual and transgender advocacy, GLSEN works assiduously to build a wide network of student organizers. It looks for recruits as young as 14, who in turn are to bring on board other students to form gay/straight alliances or other homosexual-themed student clubs at their schools. Glancing over the biographies of 2002’s student organizers reveals a uniform faith among them that experimenting with a range of homosexual behaviors serves the cause of civil rights.

The behavior in question involves some practices that the Marquis de Sade would welcome. A GLSEN-sponsored, taxpayer-funded “teach out” for activists, educators, and students to brainstorm ways of creating schools and communities that “are truly inclusive and safe,” held at Tufts University a while back, is a case in point. The daylong conference, with Massachusetts Department of Education and other state employees as workshop leaders and drawing many high school students and teachers (who received professional development credits for attending), featured a “youth only, ages 14–21” session that offered a lesson in “fisting”—the potentially dangerous act, called by some the first new sexual invention in 1,000 years, of inserting one’s fist into a partner’s anus or vagina.

Thanks to two members of the local Parents’ Rights Coalition, who secretly taped the session, we know that the fisting lesson did not arouse universal enthusiasm among the teens present. A boy asks why anyone would want to do such a thing. Other teens reportedly winced. But the self-identified gay and lesbian state employees turned aside doubts. One—a woman—explained that, though fisting “often gets a really bad rap,” it usually isn’t about the pain—“not that we’re putting that down.” Rather, she assured, it is “an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be close and intimate with.”

And so the workshop proceeded, marketing the polymorphously perverse to the sexually naive and emotionally immature. The etiquette of swallowing versus spitting after oral sex came up, as did the question of whether a tongue ring makes oral sex more pleasurable. Other topics included: how to use dildos, the mechanics of lesbian sexual gratification, and whether celery makes semen taste sweeter. The workshop leaders were sophisticated, yet breezy and colloquial, using street language and referring quite openly to their own sexual experiences—a Department of Public Health worker making his homosexual promiscuity obvious. The workshop initiated adolescents into a forbidden world that their parents likely knew nothing about.

In the winter of 2001, Tufts hosted another GLSEN-sponsored conference, entitled “Creating Safety—Teaching Respect.” This time, most of the 650 people present were teenagers, rounded up by gay activists or coming on their own to receive instruction in queer sexuality. Planned Parenthood representatives handed out special kits, containing latex gloves and lubricants, for “safe” fisting.

GLSEN and other activist homosexual groups have effectively used “safe school” campaigns to further their agenda. The federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program—Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—provides millions of dollars to state education departments to combat drugs and violence in the public schools. Using some of these funds, gay activists have helped design and promote public school “tolerance” programs. One of the mildest of such programs, “Healing the Hate,” released in 1997 under Department of Justice sposorship, implicitly likens disapproval of homosexual behavior with the prejudices that in the past have led to lynchings, church burnings, and the Holocaust. Gay groups contend—dubiously—that such programs are necessary because homosexual students must endure bullying and hatred every day in schools across the country.

GLSEN is quite explicit about using the safety issue to silence opponents. As GLSEN chief Kevin Jennings puts it, “We knew that, confronted with the real-life stories of youth who had suffered from homophobia, our opponents would automatically be on the defensive. . . . This allowed us to set the terms of the debate.”

At the urging of gay/straight alliances, schools across the U.S. have also created “safe” rooms for homosexual or sexually confused students, as if they might not be safe from “hate” and “intolerance” elsewhere in the school. In these rooms, identified by inverted pink triangles, students can discuss same-sex attraction or anxiety about sexual orientation with teachers or counselors, who promise a nonjudgmental and sympathetic hearing. Students who drop by for private discussion about their sexual confusion will often be referred—without parental knowledge—to local chapters of gay and lesbian organizations. If queer theorists are correct that homosexuality is a free choice, then parents might be forgiven for thinking such advocacy a kind of recruitment.

Without doubt, most parents would look at the subversive agenda on offer at GLSEN conferences and in LGBT-friendly curricula and find it bizarre and offensive. What sense, they might ask, does it make to “queer” math or science or other classes—whatever that might mean—when so many public schools fail even to produce minimally literate and numerate graduates?

Especially when all the evidence suggests that the incidence of self-labeled homosexuality and bisexuality in the population is in fact minuscule—just 1.4 percent of female subjects and 2.8 percent of male subjects, according to one of the largest and most scientific surveys by the National Opinion Research Center. Even Kinsey, with a very distorted sample population of volunteers, prison inmates (including sex offenders), and deliberately solicited homosexual respondents, only came up with a 4 percent figure for exclusive homosexual behavior, still far below the 10 percent frequently cited by homosexual activists. Should we revolutionize the schools for such a tiny minority?

Even more to the point, how many parents, even those not just tolerant of homosexuality but actively sympathetic toward homosexual rights, would really want their teenage children to be seeking out a “unique expression” of sexuality (let alone with their school’s help) or learning how to “fist”? How many would want their kindergartners—just figuring out their identities and desperately needing clear-cut categories like “boy” and “girl” to make sense of them—to engage in “non-traditional role play,” so that they grow up with warm feelings about transgendered people? Or their elementary school boys and girls exposed to sexual themes that they aren’t old enough to understand and that are likely to fill them with anxiety? Parents might well brush off an old-fashioned word and describe it all as, well . . . perverse.

As for bullying, the real problem is not anti-gay prejudice but the overall breakdown of school discipline. No child should have to put up with verbal or physical intimidation at school. Making schools safer, however, does not require importing a broader LGBT agenda that offends the values of many students and parents.

Nevertheless, though many parents aren’t aware of it yet, the agenda has moved far beyond the wishful thinking of activists. The keynote speaker at GLSEN’s 2000 conference was Robert Chase, president of the 2.7 million-member National Education Association, the nation’s biggest, most powerful teachers’ union. The program booklet for the event featured greetings not only from Chase but from then-president Clinton, Chicago mayor Richard Daley, and the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the second-biggest U.S. teachers’ union. The celebratory notes expressed the kind of praise once reserved for groups like the Boy Scouts. A long list of well-known organizations has backed LGBT programs in the classroom, including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Library Association, and the National Association of Social Workers.

No organization has been more steadfast in its support of GLSEN than the NEA. During the NEA’s annual convention in July 2001, many observers expected the teachers’ union to pass an official resolution incorporating GLSEN’s sweeping educational goals into K–12 curricula nationwide. As it turns out, the NEA, clearly trying to minimize public awareness of an unprecedented infringement on parental prerogatives, tabled the resolution and announced a task force to study how best to approach LGBT issues in the schools. But in February 2002, the NEA board of directors approved the task force’s report—a pure emanation of the GLSEN worldview, as is clear both from its numerous citations of GLSEN documents in the footnotes and from its recommendations.

Following the task force’s lead, the NEA will now struggle to expunge “heterosexism” from the consciousness of children in the classroom. The union has encouraged schools to integrate LGBT themes into curricula, instructional material, and programs; to emphasize the legitimacy of different “family structures,” including domestic partner arrangements; and to offer counseling services for students struggling with their “sexual/gender orientation.” Small wonder that GLSEN greeted the NEA task force’s report, and its endorsement by the union, with hosannas. “These powerful new recommendations signal that help is on the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and staff who experience day-to-day abuse in America’s schools,” enthused GLSEN head Jennings.

The queering of the public schools has perhaps advanced furthest in California, where a new state law requires public schools to teach all K–12 students (and K means five-year-olds) “to appreciate various sexual orientations.” What the new law might mean in practice, warned a state assemblyman, was on display at Santa Rosa High School, where invited homosexual activists “talked about using cellophane during group sex and said that ‘clear is best because you can see what you want to lick,’ ” or at Hale Middle School in Los Angeles, where during an AIDS education course, “12-year-olds were subjected to graphic descriptions of anal sex and tips on how to dispose of used condoms so parents don’t find out.” As the assemblyman noted, sex ed courses throughout California public schools, influenced heavily by national sex education advocates SEICUS and Planned Parenthood, have already enthusiastically endorsed the GLSEN worldview.

But California is only the cutting edge: efforts to queer the schools are under way in many other locales, from Massachusetts to Oregon. The co-chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, for example, informs the Boston Globe that teachers across that state are increasingly integrating LGBT themes into lessons—discussing the sexual orientation of authors as an interpretive tool in literature classes, she says, or comparing gay and bisexual with straight student mental health data in order to study percentages. After a ferocious battle, the Broward School Board in Florida recently voted to rely on GLSEN to train teachers in LGBT “sensitivity.” In Gresham, Oregon, in early 2002, school officials at Centennial High School brought in gay and lesbian speakers in English, drama, and health classes during the school’s annual “diversity” week, neither telling students about it beforehand nor letting them opt out of the classes if they wanted. Parental anger forced school officials to issue a public apology.

GLSEN constantly emphasizes the need for tolerance for homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism, but if someone bucks the LGBT party line in a school that follows it, watch out. Consider the experience of Elliott Chambers, formerly a student at Woodbury High School in a suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Woodbury High had posted pink triangles on 48 of its 60-odd classrooms and offices (what made the other rooms “unsafe” isn’t clear). Belonging to a conservative family, Chambers decided one day to express his values and wore to school a sweatshirt with the words STRAIGHT PRIDE emblazoned across the front and an image of a man and woman holding hands on the back.

Parents or other concerned citizens who complain about any aspect of the queering of public education can face withering attacks, not just from gay activists but from cultural elites in general. When the two members of the Parents’ Rights Coalition released their tape of the GLSEN-sponsored fisting workshop to the public, to take one typical example, the Boston Globe didn’t condemn the use of public funds and state employees to instruct schoolchildren in an arcane and dangerous “sexual” practice; instead, it denounced the whistleblowers as fomenters of “intolerance.”

School districts that refuse to go along with the homosexual agenda now must contend with the American Civil Liberties Union, too. The ACLU’s Lesbian and Gay Rights Project has launched a national effort, called “Every Student, Every School,” that plans to sue on First Amendment grounds any school that refuses gay/straight student clubs on its premises. Already, schools in Kentucky and Texas face legal action.

No compulsory public school system can be justified unless what it teaches is a worldview that the taxpayers who fund it can support. The “common schools” came into existence, after all, to acculturate immigrants to American values. For schools to try to indoctrinate children in a radical, minority worldview like that promoted by GLSEN and its allies—a vision that will form those children’s values and shape their sense of selfhood—is a kind of tyranny, one that, in addition, intentionally drives a wedge between parents and children and, as queer theorist Michael Warner boasts, “opposes society itself.” We must not let an appeal to our belief in tolerance and decency blind us to indecency—and to the individual and social damage that will result from it.


GLSEN Responds

To the editor:
Marjorie King’s “Queering the Schools” [Spring 2003] does not fairly or factually represent the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network [GLSEN]. King’s article poses as a well-researched critique, but she interviewed no one at GLSEN before writing this grossly inaccurate, misleading piece. And her irresponsible, salacious claims are given credibility by appearing in City Journal—not usually an outlet for half-baked journalism.

Among King’s egregious misrepresentations is her description of a workshop conducted by a Massachusetts Department of Education employee at a GLSEN conference in 2000, which she calls “typical” of the “GLSEN agenda.” In fact, upon learning of the workshop’s content, GLSEN issued a statement that the workshop leader had been inappropriate, and took steps to ensure that such incidents wouldn’t be repeated. This incident was isolated, not part of a pattern, and no similar incident has occurred since.

King cites as examples of GLSEN’s “recommended curriculum” a series of books that are not recommended in our BookLink catalog.

She attacks students working to end school violence, saying they bear “a uniform faith . . . that experimenting with a range of homosexual behaviors serves the cause of civil rights.” These students include a Special Olympics board member, an anti-smoking advocate, and an aspiring special-ed teacher; they exhibit a civic engagement that should be applauded, not denigrated with glib and inaccurate characterizations.

King dismisses the need for anti-bullying and anti-violence programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] students: “gay groups contend—dubiously—that such programs are necessary because homosexual students must endure bullying and hatred every day in schools across the country.” King should ask the families of Matthew Shepard, Gwen Araujo, or Sakia Gunn—students murdered partly because of their sexual orientation—how dubious this contention is.

The facts are clear: harassment is the rule, not the exception, for LGBT students. The Centers for Disease Control have found that LGBT students are more than twice as likely to be threatened or injured with a weapon as non-LGBT students (18.6 percent vs. 7.6 percent, respectively) and to miss school out of fear for their safety (16.4 percent vs. 7.6 percent). If you’re too afraid to go to school, you’re not going to get an education.

GLSEN’s mission is to ensure that schools are safe, effective environments for all students to learn, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. All claims to the contrary are mere distractions that force our organization to turn our attention to debating distorted half-truths. To mischaracterize and attack an organization whose sole mission is to end harassment is contemptible.

Kevin Jennings
Executive Director, GLSEN

The editors respond:
GLSEN’s Kevin Jennings hurls many insults at “Queering the Schools”: “misleading,” “distorted,” “salacious,” and “contemptible,” among them. But Mr. Jennings never substantiates his baseless charges—and he makes some highly misleading comments in the course of his name-calling.

The first concerns a workshop for “youth only—ages 14-21” held in 2000 at Tufts University, which (among other things) instructed teens in the dangerous practice of “fisting”: inserting a fist into a sexual partner’s anus or vagina. Mr. Jennings admits the event was “inappropriate” and claims that GLSEN has taken steps to ensure it won’t happen again. We’re glad GLSEN agrees that the workshop was wrong—though “inappropriate” is a tame word to describe teaching such practices to kids not old enough to drink legally. But Mr. Jennings seems to forget that parents’ groups criticized GLSEN for its 2001 Tufts conference, as well—where, for instance, Planned Parenthood reportedly handed out kits to teenagers for “safe” fisting.

Moreover, Mr. Jennings says nothing about workshops for teachers, featured at these and other GLSEN conferences, exploring themes like “Addressing GLBT Issues in Preschools, Daycare and Kindergartens” and “Gender in the Early Child Classroom.” He remains silent because GLSEN does think it appropriate to have schools plan activities in which second-grade boys dress up in high heels—as one GLSEN-recommended teachers’ resource book suggests—to fight bigotry against transsexuals. We don’t agree, and it’s a safe bet that most other parents don’t, either.

Next, Mr. Jennings protests that GLSEN doesn’t endorse the books cited in “Queering the Schools,” like Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which features homosexual teen sex and bestiality. Apparently, he hasn’t seen the “Selected Bibliography of Books for Children and Young Adults” on his own website, which describes that book as “incredibly compelling.”

Third, Mr. Jennings complains that, in describing GLSEN student activists as loyal to GLSEN’s belief that experimentation with homosexual behavior serves the cause of civil rights, we don’t also mention their other activities: stamping out smoking, volunteering for the Special Olympics, etc. It’s great that these kids have interests other than GLSEN. Yet Mr. Jennings doesn’t reject our characterization of GLSEN’s worldview or their student activists’ commitment to it.

Finally, Mr. Jennings argues that “Queering the Schools” ignores the harassment that LGBT students face daily in schools, which in turn necessitates GLSEN’s radical remaking of school (even pre-school) curricula to emphasize LGBT themes and endorse LGBT behaviors. This agenda runs counter to the most deeply held values of many parents.

No one wants to see any child bullied or harmed, for any reason—as our article says. But unsafe schools result from a breakdown of school discipline generally, as Mr. Jennings’s own numbers underscore. If 18.6 percent of LGBT students have been threatened or injured with a weapon, so have 7.6 percent of all students. Since LGBT students are a tiny fraction of all students, that 7.6 percent represents a much bigger problem. Make schools safe for everybody; forbid all examples of intimidation and abuse—that’s our commonsensical view. There’s no need to revolutionize school curricula in ways that seek to transform tolerance for homosexuals and the transgendered into full-fledged approval.

GLSEN’s project is so radical that it risks undermining public toleration of homosexuality. A recent Gallup poll shows that 46 percent of Americans think homosexual relations should be illegal, while 49 percent say homosexuality “should not be an acceptable alternative lifestyle”—a much more anti-homosexual result than previous polls. These stark numbers mark a powerful public backlash against homosexuality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Lawrence decision invalidating anti-sodomy laws. Elites using public schools to indoctrinate children—even very young children—into a minority worldview at odds with their parents’ values is a kind of tyranny that will also call forth an inevitable backlash.



Remember GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX "Don't give up."?

125 posted on 03/16/2004 11:16:10 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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Hurricane GLSEN by Marc Fey, TownHall.com, September 28, 2003

About the time Hurricane Isabel reached landfall on Thursday, September 18, 2003, a group of activists, educators, and junior high and senior high school students gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) National Conference. Like the havoc that Isabel wrought on communities in North Carolina, GLSEN threatens to produce far greater

What I witnessed during these brief 72 hours left me with the conviction that GLSEN is a cultural hurricane that’s hitting our schools with the kind of force and devastation that may take years to fully assess. Let me try to paint the picture.

GLSEN is a self-styled pro-gay education network targeting our kids in public schools.

The danger is in how they seek to accomplish this mission. In effect, GLSEN’s objective is to cut out parents and adult leaders in the child’s life who don’t agree with the LGBT agenda. Every speaker at the national conference made this message very clear.

On Friday night founder and co-director Kevin Jennings defiantly declared, “Neither rain, nor wind, not even a hurricane will stop us from bringing justice to our schools!”

A clinic earlier that day was entitled “Strategies for Responding to Homophobic Bigotry: Everybody’s Business!” The title accurately set forth this point in their agenda-- to make the GLBT agenda everyone’s agenda, yours and mine included. And the strategy is to get to our kids.

It’s not just that they are generously funded, though they certainly are. Revenues for 2001 were $3.35 million, and this year’s conference was liberally supported by Kodak, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, and IBM whose logos were emblazoned on banners, brochures, and conference freebies. For the close to 500 people in attendance, including about 100 junior high and senior high students, the companies hoped to capture this powerful purchasing sector—gays and youth—arguably two of the most powerful buying sectors in America today.

No, GLSEN’s success comes from a carefully planned message that homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender identity issues represent the next human rights and civil rights battle, on par with Martin Luther King, Jr and other reformers great work of the last 200 years. Again, this message is targeted at our kids. Today, GLSEN sponsors about 1700 campus student clubs, called GSA’s (Gay Straight Alliances) promoting LGBT issues.

The opening plenary included Washington, D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes. “Homophobia,” announced Holmes-Norton, “is alive and well in the House of Representatives.” She ranted on, “They are a group of fools who should know better. What you [the GLSEN crowd] are doing has more to do with leaving no child behind than what Congress is doing.” Speaking for a moment directly to the students in the audience, she summed up her philosophy this way, “I believe that every one of you should be left alone to be who you are.” The comment embodied the conference message: do whatever you want with your sexuality. It’s a message our kids are hearing on many public school campuses across the nation.

Candace Gingrich, famous gay activist sister of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, led the workshop entitled “Everyday Heroes: How Openly GLBT Faculty, Administration, Students, and their Allies Help to Facilitate Safety, Support, and Respect in Our Schools.” As the manager of the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project, she used the 90 minutes as a bully pulpit to rouse the forty or so of us in attendance to “work to include anti-discrimination language in your school district policies and support GLBT staff to come out.” At one point, suddenly aware of the steep political pitch of her comments, she said, “Forgive me if I’m being too political.”

Never mind she was supposed to be addressing a group of public school educators.

Most importantly, you need to know that there is, coming to a school near you on April 21, 2004, GLSEN’s “Day of Silence.” This is their latest plan to impact high school and junior high students. The promotion is intended to impose a campus-wide silence in observance of LGBT issues. In 1999 300 high schools sponsored the Day of Silence. In 2001, over 1900 schools and 100,000 students participated in the event. In the words of their web site, “The possibilities are endless.” Their giddy confidence that the sky’s the limit is understandable when you consider that they’ve seen over 300% growth in attendance in just four short years.

The hurricane that GLSEN represents is hitting our schools. Unlike Isabel, this hurricane doesn’t threaten homes, businesses, and lands. Instead, this force threatens our most precious resources—our kids.

Marc Fey brings ten years of teaching experience in California public schools and seven years of pastoral ministry to his work as Education Analyst at Focus on the Family.



126 posted on 03/16/2004 11:20:57 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Pinging you all to this thread again - EdReform has posted some unbelievable articles about what "Queer Theory" is, how pervasive, and how exponents of such "Queer Theory" are influencing OUR children, now.

Absolutely a must read, must copy, must send out to others. If people read this and still think the "gay agenda" is fine, they are the enemy themselves. Sorry to sound so blunt, or harsh, but read this stuff and then see what you think.

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.
127 posted on 03/16/2004 1:30:26 PM PST by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: EdReform; scripter
'Gay marriage' confusions
Sowell's article is a must for the index.
128 posted on 03/16/2004 1:43:10 PM PST by eastsider
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To: eastsider
Sowell's article is a must for the index.

Done.

I need to further update rev 1.2 but time is a major problem right now. I can update the index one article at a time as time permits, so folks, let me know what you think should be in the database.

129 posted on 03/16/2004 2:00:53 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: EdReform
I see you've been very busy!
130 posted on 03/16/2004 2:06:32 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: little jeremiah; scripter
Kevin Jennings' letter to the editor speaks volumes about their agenda.

There will be more Jennings/GLSEN documentation coming soon...

Important note: As was pointed out in reply #126 above, GLSEN's "Day of Silence" will be held in approximately one month. Students should start planning now to hold a "Truth Without Interruption Day" to counter the "Day of Silence." Here is a link to an article that may be useful to help students start planning (note - the article was posted two years ago, but the information linked is still available and relevant):


TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 10 ( www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/655408/posts )


Now is the time to help students start planning this event! Please pass this information on.


Think OUTSIDE the Triangle!


I'll post additional related links later this evening...

131 posted on 03/16/2004 2:40:27 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
For many blacks, gay fight isn't theirs - Civil rights analogy is widely discounted.
132 posted on 03/16/2004 7:51:36 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Pro-Homosexual Event Opens Door for Truth -- with No Intrusions (Mom takes on the Homosexual Agenda)

The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth ( see reply 7 )

Homosexual Activists Want to Silence Nation's Youth

133 posted on 03/16/2004 8:16:50 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform
IN HIS JUNE 9 LETTER TO REP. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) discussing an article by Rind, Tromovitch and Bauserman (1998), Dr. Raymond Fowler, speaking for APA, asserts:
"We acknowledge our social responsibility...to take into account not only the scientific merit of articles but also their implication for public policy....Clearly the article included opinions of the authors that are inconsistent with APA's stated and deeply held position on child welfare...issues....Three inconsistencies between the conclusions the authors suggest and positions of the association should have caused us to evaluate the article based on its potential for misinforming the public policy process. This is something we failed to do, but will do in the future....We are strengthening procedures within the association to assure that journal editors will fully consider the social policy implications of articles on controversial topics."

Stalinist psychologists would love this guy. He admits the primacy of policy over basic research, and takes the oath to defend APA's queer orthodoxy. I bellyfeel plusgood duckspeakers.

Thanks for the pings, EdReform, and that was quite a read about GLSEN. Seeing that they have a program coming up in April in the schools, I'm going to pass that post to a retired school administratrix I know who will be quite willing to answer awkward questions about GLSEN's programs in my home town. I'm sure they have a big one; Houston is one of the official "gay meccas" of North America, and they've been very active in city politics for at least 25 years. Former Houston mayor Kathryn J. Whitmire used to turn in her monthly report card to the assembled Gay Political Caucus in Montrose fern bars back in the 80's.

134 posted on 03/17/2004 5:27:22 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: lentulusgracchus; EdReform; scripter
Further to my last, last night NBC re-ran an episode of Law and Order: SVU about the murder trial of a heterosexual father who shoots the gay man he catches in bed with his son.

During the trial, the defense attorney presents an expert witness (very much sounding like Judith Reisman) to whom our intrepid, PC prosecutor directs the withering sneer (paraphrased), "have any of these studies been published anywhere? Backed by the leading psychiatric professional organizations?"

As long as gays "own" the "three APAs'" professional committees on homosexuality and paraphilias, and as long as they can get together the kind of professional witch-hunt to punish professionals who step out of line that Zuriff et. al. complain about in your post above, then gays will always be able to throw that sneer at nonconformists to their party line. There was also a reference to the APA's removal of homosexuality from DSM-III, and the sneering challenge -- "or is it all just a big conspiracy?!"

To which the actual answer is -- yes!

135 posted on 03/17/2004 5:37:50 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: scripter
Gay Group Okay With Rapper's Slurs; But Not Dr Laura's 'Rhetoric'

The black rapper 50 Cent used several anti-gay slurs in an April interview with Playboy magazine, but even so, a homosexual advocacy group has restrained its criticism of him -- even inviting him to "get to know the LGBT community."

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) offered a relatively mild response to words uttered by rapper 50 Cent, in marked contrast to GLAAD's relentless attack on a conservative radio talk-show host several years ago. That talk show host - Dr. Laura Schlessinger - never said the words that 50 Cent did...

Dr. Laura's 'Rhetoric and Defamation'

In contrast to its gentle treatment of 50 Cent, GLAAD showed no such restraint in its three-year campaign against conservative talk show host Dr. Laura Schlesinger.

In a March 20, 2001 press release, GLAAD announced it had culminated its "three-year public education campaign against the rhetoric of talk-show host Laura Schlessinger."

The group hailed the cancellation of Schlessinger's TV show as a "major victory against defamation and anti-gay intolerance."

GLAAD said it launched its campaign against Schlessinger in 1998, when she "began using terms such as 'deviant,' 'disordered' and 'biological error' to describe gays and lesbians."

"In coalition with thousands of local activists from across the country, we have held Laura Schlessinger accountable for her defamation of our community," GLAAD Executive Director Joan M. Garry said at the time.

"And we've sent a strong message that we are no longer an easy target for prejudice. GLAAD hopes the cancellation of 'Dr. Laura' will make media corporations think twice about giving a platform to someone who promotes derision and exclusion. Such decisions will never go unchallenged."

GLAAD accused Dr. Laura of perpetuating misinformation and reinforcing damaging stereotypes about homosexuality (including the concept that homosexuals can choose to change their behavior).

Like many homosexual activists, GLAAD rejects the notion that homosexuals can be "converted" to heterosexuality. It calls the notion "dangerous."

According to GLAAD, "Schlessinger's attacks first came to GLAAD's attention in 1997 when she characterized homosexuality as a "biological faux pas" in her syndicated newspaper column. In February 1998 and March 1999, GLAAD Executive Director Joan M. Garry met with Schlessinger in an unproductive effort to educate her about the hurtful impact of her words. When Schlessinger signed with Paramount Domestic Television for a TV talk show in mid-1999, GLAAD launched a campaign to bring the topic of defamatory language into the national public consciousness."

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it is "dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."


Gay Magazine Warns Editor of Psychology Today, "Remember What Happened to Dr. Laura"

When A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality was published last month, the book's publisher, InterVarsity Press, placed an advertisement for the book in the popular magazine Psychology Today.

Shortly after the ad appeared, a lesbian activist and psychotherapist named Betty Berzon contacted Psychology Today's editor Robert Epstein to express her outrage.

Berzon was incensed that the magazine would accept an advertisement for A Parent's Guide, a book which views homosexuality as a developmental condition rather than a core identity. Berzon claimed that Epstein's magazine should have refused to print the ad. She threatened to organize a boycott against the magazine, and then followed up by sending out a flurry of postings on gay and lesbian internet sites in order to gain support for an organized boycott...

A story about the conflict was published in the December 10th issue of the gay magazine The Advocate, by columnist Michelangelo Signorile.

"When the editor in chief of Psychology Today reveals his support for so-called conversion therapies to turn gays straight, what does that say about the state of American psychology?" asked Signorile"

Signorile then described Epstein and his work as editor of Psychology Today in unflattering terms. He said the editor was a publicity seeker who "might view such a position [advertising a non-gay-affirmative book] as an attention grabber."

However, Signorile warned, editor Epstein would do well to remember what the gay community had succeeded in doing not so long ago to Dr. Laura. In a series of acrimonious and very public protests, gay activists were instrumental in forcing Dr. Laura's television show off the air by flooding the airwaves, the print media, and the streets outside the TV studio with protests that frightened off her advertisers.

Dr. Epstein had published the advertisement for A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality, and expressed support for reorientation therapy for unwanted homosexuality, "perhaps not realizing," Signorile said, " that the last celebrity 'doctor' who stepped into the homosexuality debate with dubious assertions--Laura Schlessinger--soon saw her multi-million dollar career deflate, as gay activists supported successful advertiser boycotts of her show amid a bruising campaign against her."



Defending Dr. Laura and America

GLAAD's latest adventure in activism

GLAAD Strikes Again

136 posted on 03/17/2004 11:13:19 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Students Protest Blood Drive Screening

Senator Says LCR Puts Homosexual Agenda Before GOP Welfare ( FR Thread )

137 posted on 03/17/2004 12:16:36 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
Yes! More coming soon!
138 posted on 03/17/2004 12:20:56 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
An excerpt from "Psychology's sexual dis-orientation" by MIT Psychologist, Gerald E. Zuriff, Ph.D:

"Although the gay liberation movement's arguments were based mostly on the social implications of the diagnosis, the board tried to limit its consideration to scientific and medical arguments. The "scientific" considerations were based on two kinds of evidence. One was a body of research strongly pointing to a major biological basis for homosexuality. This included ethological studies finding homosexuality throughout the animal kingdom, cross-cultural investigations indicating homosexuality is a human universal (and in some cultures, socially accepted), and neuroendocrinological studies showing the effects of hormones on brain development. The implication was that homosexuality is not simply the result of childhood trauma. It is neither freely chosen nor "unnatural."

The more important evidence came from psychological studies of gay men and lesbians in the general population. A major criticism of pathological theories of homosexuality was that they were derived from observations of homosexual patients who were seeking professional help. Not surprisingly, they found that homosexuality was closely associated with a variety of psychopathologies. However, when nonpatient homosexual populations were studied, it was found that many homosexual adults were leading well-adjusted, fulfilling lives. In general, homosexuality was not associated with any increased incidence of psychopathology.

Neither of these bodies of evidence is decisive. To be sure, findings supporting a biological contribution to homosexuality undermine the early psychoanalytic explanations. But the evidence is not all in, and even today it is too early to prejudge the issue. More important, even if homosexuality is shown to be genetically based, biological determination does not preclude a condition from being a disorder or from being treated. Some forms of depression and anxiety are known to have biological causes but are nevertheless considered psychiatric disorders and are often effectively treated, both biologically and psychologically.

The second argument, that homosexuality is not associated with other conditions recognized as psychopathologies, also falls short. It begs the question as to whether homosexuality in and of itself is a psychopathology. From the fact that a person can be perfectly healthy except for a broken bone, we would not argue that fractures are not medical problems. One could just as well argue that because many people with phobic anxieties manage to cope well, live full lives, and show no symptoms other than their narrowly focused anxiety, phobias are not psychopathologies. Furthermore, several of the disorders retained in DSMII also do not necessarily involve subjective distress (e.g., fetishism).



139 posted on 03/17/2004 12:47:40 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thanks for the pings, EdReform, and that was quite a read about GLSEN.


You're welcome! More coming later...

140 posted on 03/17/2004 12:51:01 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
From GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") - the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network:


Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools: A Guide to Understanding and Undoing It

From Denial to Denigration: Understanding Institutionalized Heterosexism in Our Schools

"... When describing incidents of discrimination or harassment against LGBT people, then, it may be more precise to use the terms anti-LGBT bias or hate acts. And when discussing the belief, held by so many, that homosexuality is "wrong" or "less than," it may be more accurate to use heterosexism, which can be understood as an overt or tacit bias against non-heterosexuals based on a belief in the superiority or, sometimes, the omnipresence of heterosexuality(2) and the notion that homosexuality is psychologically, spiritually, or morally wrong. Since this type of intolerance is frequently leveled against those perceived to be lesbian or gay due to gender expression that transgresses societal norms, heterosexism can also be understood as the assumption that a dual gender role system based on birth-assigned sex is natural and desirable. Heterosexism--though not a replacement for homophobia--is a broader term that does not imply the loathing the latter term suggests, and which can describe seemingly benign attitudes and behavior based on the belief that heterosexuality and a binary gender structure are the norm.(3)

... Institutionalized heterosexism exists at every level of society--from family roles to federal policy--and works to transmit inflexible cultural norms to a populace that unconsciously integrates them. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, for example, excludes all gay men who have "engaged in any homosexual behavior since 1977" from giving blood(11) and the community instinctively assumes that such guidelines are in our best interest. Religious doctrine instructs followers to "love the sinner, but hate the sin" and flocks of parishioners unquestioningly accept that homosexuality is inherently depraved. Pentagon policy(12) assures us that not asking or telling is the best way to deal with our LGBT service members and the public takes for granted that silence is golden..."



141 posted on 03/17/2004 7:42:01 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
An excerpt from "GLSEN Hails Historic Supreme Court Ruling in Lawrence v. Texas":

"NEW YORK - June 26, 2003 The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, today hailed the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision finding the Texas sodomy law unconstitutional, discriminatory and an unwarranted invasion of privacy. In a concurrent 5-4 decision, the Court overturned the basis for all remaining sodomy laws, and, according to GLSEN, these decisions will bolster efforts to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.

Today’s historic ruling affirms the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people before the law and sends a powerful message to LGBT youth," said Executive Director Kevin Jennings..."


Lawrence v. Texas ensures the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in public schools????

142 posted on 03/17/2004 7:49:50 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: scripter
An excerpt from "Homosexuality and totalitarianism"

Topic three: gay marriage. Homosexual activists are unequaled in both the length and volume of their op-ed mental snaps. They too wish me death by dismemberment, preferably early on, and also hurl curses, but they are Energizer Bunnies. They go on and on and on. Columns from 5 years ago still bring hate mail. Rational discussions or thoughtful rebukes are welcomed, even at 5 years out, but childish attacks grow tiresome. One homosexual correspondent insists that my data on homosexual men having higher education levels are skewed. This chap fervently argues, "The dumb ones stay in the closet."

These groups have three tactics in common: emotion, not rational thought; facts, science, or studies be damned; and hatred toward those who disagree. Gay rights activists have one more trait - they harass the employers of their opponents. Applying economic pressure, they obtain agreement, or, at a minimum, silence. They preach tolerance and acceptance, but are, oddly, totalitarians. I cannot speak for the views of my correspondent's doofuses in the closet.

The rash of defiant homosexual marriages and judicial usurpation of public policy formulation on marriage are further evidence of the gay movement's totalitarian nature. The slumbering and subservient public has finally awakened to the homosexual movement's usurpation of process through press-starved politicos and courts that relish end-runs.

Cornering straights and frightening them into submission is the gay modus operandi. An entire nation is now backed into a corner with the U.S. Constitution's full faith and credit clause serving as one wall and the borrowed emotion of the civil rights movement as the other.

Judicial, media, economic and political forces have allowed the gay movement to run roughshod over complacent straights. Forced silence on the parts of the straights now finds gay marriage an inevitability. I predicted as much years ago. I write now with one additional thought that accompanies policies totalitarians impose: bad idea...


143 posted on 03/17/2004 8:02:04 PM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform
"....describe seemingly benign attitudes and behavior based on the belief that heterosexuality and a binary gender structure are the norm."

Hello, dolt, they ARE the norm!!

The mathematical norm, if nothing else!

I love this about liberalism: Even when they are being complete idiots, liberals have absolute confidence in their privilege of describing everything in clinical language, applying their own value decisions, and then boldly entering a final and eternal Judgment on anyone who disagrees with them -- even biology itself.

144 posted on 03/18/2004 5:05:59 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: EdReform
Lawrence v. Texas ensures the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in public schools????

What were they supposed to say? The truth? That would still be impolitic.

Seized by the impulse to exult, they stifled themselves with political discretion, and issued a muffled mumble instead.

145 posted on 03/18/2004 5:13:47 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Et praeterea caeterum censeo, delenda est Carthago. -- M. Porcius Cato)
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To: scripter
Same-Sex Marriage for Kids

Parents of first-grade girl angered by children's book about gay princes

Selma to San Francisco?--Gay marriage is not a civil rights issue.

146 posted on 03/18/2004 10:52:04 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!)
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To: EdReform; little jeremiah
A new category... Something parents can look out for in their school or public library.


Homosexual Agenda: Children's Books

Title

Author

Age Group




123 A Family Counting Book Bobbie Combs, Danamarie Hosler
4-8
ABC A Family Alphabet Book Bobbie Combs, Desiree Keane
4-8
All Families are Different Sol Gordon, Vivien Cohen
4-8
Daddy's Roommate Michael Willhoite
4-8
Heather Has Two Mommies Leslea Newman, Diana Souza
4-8
Jack & Jim Kitty Crowther
4-8
King & King Linda De Haan, Stern Nijland
4-8
My Two Uncles Judith Vigna
4-8
Who's in a Family Robert Skutch, Laura Nienhaus
4-8


147 posted on 03/18/2004 4:18:07 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter

148 posted on 03/18/2004 4:20:05 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: Fiddlstix
Now there's a BTTT that I've never seen. I like it!
149 posted on 03/18/2004 4:24:25 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Thank you J
150 posted on 03/18/2004 4:51:55 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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