Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Exposing the facts of homosexuality [Freeper Polycarp published on World Net Daily]
World Net Daily ^ | 12/13/03 | Dr. Brian Kopp

Posted on 12/13/2003 9:47:54 AM PST by ckca

Exposing the facts of homosexuality

Posted: December 13, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Dr. Brian J. Kopp
© 2003

In the recent pro-life victory on partial-birth abortion, graphic images illustrating its barbaric reality were arguably one of the decisive factors in its ban. Ultrasound views of the fetus juxtaposed with images of mutilated and discarded aborted babies are involuntarily burned into subconscious memory, changing hearts and minds. Christian activists see the lengths to which pro-abortion groups and the mainstream media go to censor this harsh reality from the view of the public; both sides know that when the average citizen witnesses the horrific images behind the fuzzy rhetoric of "choice," they come to oppose abortion.

Now some Christian activists are attempting to apply similar methods in the battle to protect marriage. A current grass-roots effort illustrates the uphill battle facing them, with opposition coming from unexpected quarters. As reported by the Associated Press, the Rev. John Nesbella of Prince of Peace parish in Northern Cambria, Pa., has organized the "Catholic Crusade to Defend Marriage and the Family." Working quietly with approximately 50 lay Catholics, Father Nesbella has distributed several thousand educational packets in a half dozen parishes of the rural western Pennsylvania diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Consisting primarily of promotional flyers asking Catholics to support the effort and pre-printed letters and envelopes addressed to U.S. representatives and President Bush urging their support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, the effort has caused a firestorm of controversy over a pamphlet included in the packets.

"Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do," a seven-page pamphlet by Paul Cameron, Ph.D., a psychologist who chairs the Family Research Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a frank clinical discussion of the diseases and disorders attendant to homosexual behavior. In the current cultural debate over the legalization of homosexual marriage, such data obviously must be readily available, widely disseminated and seriously studied.

As the mainstream media has successfully censored most attempts to publicize the graphic reality of abortion, likewise Dr. Cameron's research has been harshly criticized and the data he provides censored from public view. Unfortunately in this case, Father Nesbella's own diocese is doing the censorship. On Nov. 24, the diocese sent him a letter ordering him to cease distribution of the pamphlets. Citing possible risk to the diocese's tax-exempt status, the letter also states:

"It also invites legal action against you, the parish, the diocese and the bishop for various prohibited action that you are bordering upon, such as discrimination, pornography or defamation. These could be construed when the message is too negative, or too graphic."

A subsequent memo to all diocesan clergy stated, "When the support of our clergy and laity is needed, our representatives will inform you about what appropriate action is called for … pastors are cautioned to wait for information from the Chancery or check with Chancery officials before calling upon the faithful to support or oppose any particular piece of legislation that deals with this issue."

After witnessing the diocesan appraisal of his research, Dr. Cameron's Family Research Institute issued a terse response.

"Health officials are always proclaiming the need for explicit and detailed information about homosexual activity," said Cameron, "but when scientific facts reveal its very real dangers, then gay-rights supporters do whatever is necessary to repress it."

"The pamphlet is nothing more or less than a summary of scientific studies, thoroughly documented," Cameron said. "Facts don't discriminate. The material – which concentrates on diseases that proceed from homosexual behavior – is anything but pornographic. And it is absurd to suggest that you can defame homosexuals as a class, particularly when you are quoting scientific authorities."

The evangelical American Family Association of Pennsylvania also weighed in on the controversy. In a faxed statement to Bishop Adamec, the group expressed concern about the bishop's apparent lack of support for the efforts of Father Nesbella. The statement also requested that the bishop remove the "cease and desist" order.

"This situation is totally bewildering. In July we applauded the Vatican's statement strongly opposing same-sex marriage and we hope that all in the Catholic Church would agree on the wisdom of the pope's document," said Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania.

"Homosexual activists are following the plan laid out in the 1989 book "After the Ball," which directed them to divert Americans' attention away from homosexual sex acts. The idea is to gain the nation's approval by pulling the victim card and claiming theirs is a civil-rights issue. This is in the hopes that we will not concentrate on the unnatural sex acts that are part of their lifestyle," Gramley asserted. "To be compassionate is to be honest about the dangers of any lifestyle. Father Nesbella is showing compassion by working to preserve marriage as between one man and one woman. He knows that legalization of same-sex marriage is not for the common good of our society."

Obviously, homosexual activists comprehend that when presented with a frank discussion of the lethal medical realities behind the fuzzy rhetoric of "gay marriage," the public will support the Federal Marriage Amendment and oppose further special rights for same-sex couples. Fortunately, while poorly informed church officials can gag clergy, lay Christians who have learned the lessons of years of pro-life trial and error are free to apply similar tactics in the fight to preserve marriage.

Lay Catholic ministries in a dozen other states have already begun efforts to spread the "Catholic Crusade to Defend Marriage and the Family." They grasp the enormity and import of this battle, and do not fear expected opposition to distribution of "Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do" pamphlets or other similar resources.

Brian J. Kopp, DPM, is vice president of the Catholic Family Association of America, officer of the board of the Polycarp Research Institute, a member of the Catholic Media Coalition, and freelance Catholic writer.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: abortionlist; briankopp; catholiclist; congrats; gay; homos; homosexual; homosexualagenda; homosexuallist; homosexuals; kopp; paulcameron; pederasty; polycarp; polycarpiv; prisoners; prolife; queer; reprobates; sex; sodom; sodomites; sodomy
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-89 next last
Comment #21 Removed by Moderator

To: Iowegian
Suggestion: Why don't you ask them?

Maybe they'll publish your rantings in response.

22 posted on 12/13/2003 12:18:18 PM PST by ckca
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: little jeremiah
Thanks for the ping. Indeed an excellent article. Updating the database for revision 1.2.
23 posted on 12/13/2003 12:23:39 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Way to go Doc! Sure miss ya around here. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas...
24 posted on 12/13/2003 12:24:10 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: VRW Conspirator
"Gays would muscle in on PTA's, adoption agencies, school boards, government sponsored after-school programs, etc..."

Ummm, they've already done that. Clinton furthered their agenda regarding adoption more than anyone ever could have, and look at the fight the Boy Scouts had to go through to TRY and keep them from taking over (but, the Girl Scouts don't have a problem with homos at all - you go Girl(s)!).
25 posted on 12/13/2003 12:25:00 PM PST by tinacart ((I STILL hate hitlery!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ckca; Polycarp

We miss ya, Polycarp!

26 posted on 12/13/2003 12:25:08 PM PST by B Knotts (Go 'Nucks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ckca
bump for later read!
27 posted on 12/13/2003 12:25:28 PM PST by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B Knotts
We miss ya, Polycarp!

Did he opus or get zotted?

28 posted on 12/13/2003 12:31:46 PM PST by don-o (Germany 1932)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: don-o
neither...he just got tired of having articles deleted or censored.

He has a problem with (misuse of) authority, I hear.
29 posted on 12/13/2003 12:41:32 PM PST by ckca
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: don-o
He sort of opused. He posted the text from the pamphlet referenced in this article, which was subsequently pulled. He felt that this was unjust, and so asked to have his account deleted.

At least, that's the way I heard it...

30 posted on 12/13/2003 12:42:05 PM PST by B Knotts (Go 'Nucks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: tinacart
(but, the Girl Scouts don't have a problem with homos at all - you go Girl(s)!).

Unfortunately, you are wrong there. The Girl Scouts (at least at the national level) surrendered to the liberal agenda (icluding homosexual invasion) without putting up a fight. The GS of America are home to many a lesbian leader, there have been articles about this. One woman at GSA was fired because she wanted to let parents know that some leaders were lesbians. Have you see the pictures of Girl Scouts lately, or descriptions of their projects? Definitely not the organization they used to be, and worlds apart from the BSA.

31 posted on 12/13/2003 1:04:43 PM PST by little jeremiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Malcolm
Christians are the ONLY opposition to homos and their agenda. Who else really opposes them? Nobody!

Not quite. Mormons and Orthodox Jews also oppose sodomy.

32 posted on 12/13/2003 1:05:41 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: B-Chan; Malcolm
Traditional Buddhism opposes same sex acts, and traditional Hindus as well. In fact the scriptures that Hinduism is based on have very strict guidelines about sexual behavior. Homosexual acts are 100% condemned.
33 posted on 12/13/2003 1:11:42 PM PST by little jeremiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Good for you, Polycarp.

The bishops are clamping down on the wrong priests.

34 posted on 12/13/2003 1:34:01 PM PST by Aliska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marauder
Two problems to abandoning the homosexuals to their disorders:
1. Abandoning a person to die in their disease is a inhumane and unchristian response to the brokenness we all share to some extent.

2. Homosexual behavior is a breeding ground for bugs that will through various pathways escape into the general population. For instance, antibiotic resistant super bugs are built up by the constant doses given to those given with AIDS weakened immune systems.
35 posted on 12/13/2003 1:34:39 PM PST by Flying Circus (As you do pray, so you do believe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Polycarp bump! A very well done article.
36 posted on 12/13/2003 4:02:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (Nobody's indoctrinating my children ... except me!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Well written and factually supported. Just what the gay lesbian group do not want us (the general public) to know.
37 posted on 12/13/2003 4:32:22 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Wow. I followed the link. Man. I never heard the phrase "rectal encounter" before. ROTFL
38 posted on 12/13/2003 6:16:30 PM PST by wizardoz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ckca
39 posted on 12/13/2003 6:19:48 PM PST by Maigrey (If it's the lives of my men and their safety, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can.- LTC West)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ckca
Someone needs to read up on their Roth Standards for Obscenity and Pornography. The phamplet isn't pornographic, just factual.
40 posted on 12/13/2003 6:24:30 PM PST by Maigrey (If it's the lives of my men and their safety, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can.- LTC West)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-89 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson