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Experts Worldwide Find Gay Adoption Harmful for Children [Spanish Study Results]
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 31, 2005 | LifeSiteNews.com

Posted on 06/05/2005 1:34:37 PM PDT by GretchenM

MADRID, Spain (LifeSiteNews.com) – In light of a pending vote in the Spanish Senate on same-sex marriage HazteOir, together with the Spanish Forum for the Family and the Institute for Family Policy, has published and distributed an in-depth report on the effects that being raised by same-sex parents has on a child. The report, entitled “Report on Infantile Development in Same-Sex Couples” and available only in Spanish at this time, gathers and compares information from a vast number of studies carried out on the issue.

HazteOir, concerned by the apparent unquestioning acceptance in Spain of homosexual adoption, hopes that the wide array of information provided in the report and its extensive bibliography will prove to the Senate that homosexual parentage is harmful for children.

The president of HazteOir stated, in light of the findings of the report: “In no way can a couple of persons of the same sex be judged suitable for adopting a child. Considering the findings of this vast bibliography we are obliged to protect the minor and say that same-sex couples must not be allowed to adopt children.”

The report contests that the majority of the studies carried out which have concluded in favour of same-sex parenthood betray an egregious lack of scientific rigour. Most of the studies show a strong bias to one side.

To prove this the report analyzes the nature of the individuals who have been responsible for the various studies carried out thus far, demonstrating that the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association, which, unsurprisingly is one of the organizations most strongly and vocally in favour of homosexual adoption.

In compiling and comparing the available data from these studies, as well as more objective studies, the team of first-class psychologists and sociologists which penned the HazteOir report have noted prominent and disturbing trends.

Among children raised by same-sex couples, the report notes a significant increase in low self-esteem, stress, confusion regarding sexual identity, an increase in mental illness, drug use, promiscuity, STD’s, and homosexual behaviour, amongst others. Furthermore, the report shows that statistics have brought to light the fact that same-sex relationships betray a much higher instance of separation and break-up than heterosexual relationships, increasing the likelihood that the child will experience familial instability.

The Spanish Association of Pediatrics firmly backs up the findings of the report, stating that a “family nucleus with two fathers or two mothers is clearly dangerous for the child”.

View the Spanish-language report here

View the “Agenzio Fides” coverage here


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: cary; gayadoption; gayadoptions; gays; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 06/05/2005 1:34:38 PM PDT by GretchenM
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To: GretchenM

We could have told them this for free.


2 posted on 06/05/2005 1:35:49 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: GretchenM
Surprise, surprise!
What can you expect from perverted parents.
3 posted on 06/05/2005 1:37:26 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: GretchenM
“In no way can a couple of persons of the same sex be judged suitable for adopting a child.

At least in the Western Hemisphere, this used to be a common sense thing. We didn't need a study to tell us such a simple fact.

4 posted on 06/05/2005 1:39:09 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: GretchenM

I bet the Socialists in Spain suppress that study.


5 posted on 06/05/2005 1:39:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Leo Carpathian
"Surprise, surprise!"

What can you expect from perverted parents."

They obviously have misconstrued the meaning of "child rearing."

6 posted on 06/05/2005 1:41:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: SIDENET
At least in the Western Hemisphere, this used to be a common sense thing. We didn't need a study to tell us such a simple fact.

Painfully true.

I was surprised to read, because I have not been following the APA's doings, how entrenched and institutionalized the pro-homosexual bias is in the leading American Psychological Association psychologists.

7 posted on 06/05/2005 1:41:57 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: bonfire

At least there is a strong societal element in Spain that is standing up for their children against the flood of perversion.

I hope these studies have a very great impact on this side of the Atlantic.


8 posted on 06/05/2005 1:43:14 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle; homemom; Miss Marple

FYI


9 posted on 06/05/2005 1:45:38 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: GretchenM

while I agree with their assessment, I would like to see these "vast studies" in the raw numbers before I make use of this in argument


10 posted on 06/05/2005 1:45:38 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: King Prout

You might want to bookmark the thread to track when the information is translated into English.


11 posted on 06/05/2005 1:47:12 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: bonfire
the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association

This goes a long way to explaining why 'homosexuality' has been removed from the American Psychological Association list of mental illnesses.

12 posted on 06/05/2005 1:49:11 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: GretchenM

done.


13 posted on 06/05/2005 1:50:03 PM PDT by King Prout (I'd say I missed ya, but that'd be untrue... I NEVER MISS)
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To: GretchenM
when the information is translated

IF

We need to make a big deal out of it when/if it's translated.

14 posted on 06/05/2005 1:51:25 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: the anti-liberal

Bingo. Just imagine what we'll be up against when all [insert profession here: judges, school principals, librarians, daycare providers, etc.] are homosexuals or active in the gay-rights movement.


15 posted on 06/05/2005 1:52:57 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: the anti-liberal; King Prout

The source link may have an update when / if (as you say, anti-liberal), it is translated. I'll keep my eyes open for it, too. I hope it makes it over this way soon.


16 posted on 06/05/2005 1:56:35 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: GretchenM; little jeremiah; ItsOurTimeNow; Lindykim; scripter; SweetCaroline; DBeers; ...

The report contests that the majority of the studies carried out which have concluded in favour of same-sex parenthood betray an egregious lack of scientific rigour. Most of the studies show a strong bias to one side.


Documented here.


See also:

An excerpt from "When Activism Masquerades as Science: Potential Consequences of Recent APA Resolutions"

Review Of Research On Homosexual Parenting, Adoption, And Foster Parenting by George A. Rekers, Ph.D., Professor of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina

17 posted on 06/05/2005 1:58:56 PM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Just imagine what we'll be up against when all [insert profession here: judges, school principals, librarians, daycare providers, etc.] are homosexuals or active in the gay-rights movement.

You bring up a good point- there's a site that lists businesses owned, operated or involved with radical Muslim/terrorists activities/activists (I have the link somewhere, but I'm not finding it), it would be nice to see something similar for tracking the activities of gays and gay activists...

18 posted on 06/05/2005 2:02:26 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (</liberal> It's time the left - left!!!)
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To: GretchenM

I guess "Heather Has Two Mommies" wasn't published in a Spanish edition.


19 posted on 06/05/2005 2:03:41 PM PDT by xJones
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To: GretchenM

The report is merely commonsense. To believe those who say no harm is done when same-sex parents raise children, commonsense must be abandoned. That's why the "experts" can say all they want about its harmlessness. They will never convince most people, because most people have commonsense.


20 posted on 06/05/2005 2:11:33 PM PDT by beckett
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To: GretchenM

Homosexual adoption amounts to nothing more than legalized pedophilia.


21 posted on 06/05/2005 2:13:39 PM PDT by Orca (Homosexual adoption=free sex-toy for perverts)
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To: EdReform
Thank you for those links.

For all who have not seen it, this is an awesome resource:

Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Revision 1.1) 11/21/03 thread posted by scripter.

22 posted on 06/05/2005 2:16:24 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: beckett

You and I know that but the Spanish Senate is set to vote on same sex marriage (which obviously would put a government sanction on opening doors to homosexually "married" people being parents), so obviously there is a strong lobby twisting heads to buy this program.


23 posted on 06/05/2005 2:18:39 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: anniegetyourgun

"Just imagine what we'll be up against when all [insert profession here: judges, school principals, librarians, daycare providers, etc.] are homosexuals or active in the gay-rights movement"


The Nazi Party


24 posted on 06/05/2005 2:32:15 PM PDT by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: GretchenM

SURPRISE-SURPRISE-SURPRISE!!!!!!!


25 posted on 06/05/2005 3:00:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Orca
Homosexual adoption amounts to nothing more than legalized pedophilia.

My beliefs exactly. Well said.

26 posted on 06/05/2005 3:19:51 PM PDT by GretchenM (Action is eloquence. - William Shakespeare)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the post and references.


27 posted on 06/05/2005 3:23:04 PM PDT by no more apples (BP 70)
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To: GretchenM

And they had to do a "study" to figure this out?

LOL!

Just send me the money and I'll give you a "study" too.


28 posted on 06/05/2005 3:30:49 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: GretchenM

It's amazing how often some great truth is suddenly discovered that has been known as common sense forever.

Now a study shows that children raised by homosexuals don't do well as adults. Well, DUH?


29 posted on 06/05/2005 4:02:32 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: GretchenM; scripter

You're welcome!

Thanks again, Scrip!


30 posted on 06/05/2005 4:51:36 PM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: GretchenM

I want to see response this gets from the Multi-cultis. Remember, it's a SPANISH study that wasn't conducted by English speaking heterosexual men. They probably don't know what the hell to do.

It's kind of along the same lines as what the godless ACLU is going through by supporting the heavily devout Catholic illegal immigrants.

Or what happened at Harvard when Jada Pinkett Smith said that all women should/could have careers and "husbands and families" as well. Then a bunch of gay students protested, saying her remarks were "heteronormative". I didn't think that it was possible to be a feminist and a homophobe, too.

IS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS FINALLY COLLAPSING ON ITSELF?

Hmmm...

Maybe I just think too much.


31 posted on 06/05/2005 5:14:36 PM PDT by NHAntiMassRedRebel (Our only fault is that we're 40 minutes north of Boston.)
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To: GretchenM
the report analyzes the nature of the individuals who have been responsible for the various studies carried out thus far, demonstrating that the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association...

'Nuff said.

32 posted on 06/05/2005 5:19:18 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("I'm not very dignified." - Howard Dean)
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To: Orca
Homosexual adoption amounts to nothing more than legalized pedophilia.

I don't disagree with that, but even if sexual abuse doesn't occur, living with "two mommies" or "two daddies" will screw a kid up for the rest of their lives.

33 posted on 06/05/2005 6:02:08 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("I'm not very dignified." - Howard Dean)
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To: GretchenM

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

...

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

...

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

...

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand.

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

http://www.alanburkhart.com/CommunistGoals.html

Qwinn


34 posted on 06/05/2005 6:11:40 PM PDT by Qwinn
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To: SIDENET

I read a recent landmark study which said that people who stick their fingers with sharp needles actually feel pain.


35 posted on 06/05/2005 6:24:13 PM PDT by Conservatrix ("He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.")
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To: Conservatrix

We need a "Captain Obvious" picture for this thread. Does anyone have one?


36 posted on 06/05/2005 6:26:02 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: GretchenM
This study will never be mentioned in the NY Times.

For those who do not know, former NY Times Omsbudsman Dan Okrent stated in an article that as unofficial policy the NY Times does not print anything critical of homosexuals or the gay rights movement.

They also do not acknowledge any kind of scientific studies or recognise them if they are not pro-gay.

They also will not quote or mention the names of any scientists who are critical of gays or have done studies that are critical.

This actually resulted in a really funny article one time, where the author wrote an article about various studies involving gays, including critical ones, but would not give their names, and the only acknowledgement that they even exist came from a gay rights advocate who attacked them, the "conservative" quotes had to come from a law professor.

It was hillarious to read how they had to dance around stating the obvious when the point of the article was the studies.

Long story short, it was the equivalent of writing with both hands behind your back and since it couldn't be done right with the NY Times policy, it should not have been done at all.

37 posted on 06/05/2005 8:59:51 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Good to see that some Spanish professional organizations get it, and are standing up for protecting children. And it seems they're using American studies, too.

The cultural elites in Spain are sure on the dark side, though.

Let me know if you want on/off this pinglist.


38 posted on 06/05/2005 9:00:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: GretchenM
The Spanish Association of Pediatrics firmly backs up the findings of the report, stating that a “family nucleus with two fathers or two mothers is clearly dangerous for the child”.

"Go ask your other daddy"

39 posted on 06/05/2005 9:01:14 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: GretchenM

Please post this in the "No Sh!t" forum.


40 posted on 06/05/2005 9:14:29 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Orca
Homosexual adoption amounts to nothing more than legalized pedophilia.

Even though I can understand your anger and the FACT that homosexuals offend children 10 times more than heterosexual adoption....BUT me thinks your tagline "Homosexual adoption=free sex-toy for perverts" kinda goes over the top of conservatism and lands you in the DU troll category.

Cool the rhetoric or meet the kitties...

41 posted on 06/05/2005 10:45:48 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (WARNING: Exposure To The Son May Prevent Burning.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
--Homosexual adoption amounts to nothing more than legalized pedophilia.--
Even though I can understand your anger and the FACT that homosexuals offend children 10 times more than heterosexual adoption....BUT me thinks your tagline "Homosexual adoption=free sex-toy for perverts" kinda goes over the top of conservatism and lands you in the DU troll category.

Cool the rhetoric or meet the kitties...

The tagline may be going overboard a little, but I don't agree with your last statement here at all nor with homosexuals raising kids or adopting.

As a teacher (and many teachers will say the same thing), I know that generally, the most well-adjusted kids come from a traditional, two-parent, involved family. I haven't needed any studies to come to this conclusion. Actually, nobody should.

42 posted on 06/06/2005 2:08:21 AM PDT by moog
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To: GretchenM

To prove this the report analyzes the nature of the individuals who have been responsible for the various studies carried out thus far, demonstrating that the vast majority are either homosexuals themselves, or active in the gay-rights movement. Into this category fall all six of the six most prominent psychologists of the American Psychological Association, which, unsurprisingly is one of the organizations most strongly and vocally in favour of homosexual adoption.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1408326/posts?page=40#40

43 posted on 06/06/2005 5:58:50 AM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: moog
I know that generally, the most well-adjusted kids come from a traditional, two-parent, involved family.

Oh my, don't get me wrong, the practice of perversion is VERY detrimental to being a parent.

Orca on the other hand sounds like a DU plant who wants to fly under the radar and post extremest/skinhead rants that gives FR a bad name.

That's my only concern.

44 posted on 06/06/2005 8:55:59 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (WARNING: Exposure To The Son May Prevent Burning.)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

I think you are right and so does the Spanish study.


45 posted on 06/08/2005 12:48:04 PM PDT by Orca (Homosexual adoption=free sex-toy for perverts)
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To: bonfire

i don't know why people are so critical on here, alot of people on here seem to have alot of hatred and prejudice towards gays and why... what is it that they have done to any of you have all of you people on here been sexually harrassed or seduced by them which i doubt.

you don't have to agree with the lifestyle but you should have the decency to accept the people after all what consenting adults do in private is their own buisness.

ohh and comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophillia is obscene because there is a big difference and that is that homosexuality is mostly between consenting adults where as bestiality involves sex which the anaimal can not give consent so therefore it is rape the same applies to peodophillia children are to young to give consent and are not ready for sex so therefore it is also rape.

it's like comparing heterosexuality to rape and incest which is also obscene.


46 posted on 07/03/2005 9:21:51 PM PDT by John from Oz
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To: bonfire

i don't know why people are so critical on here, alot of people on here seem to have alot of hatred and prejudice towards gays and why... what is it that they have done to any of you have all of you people on here been sexually harrassed or seduced by them which i doubt.

you don't have to agree with the lifestyle but you should have the decency to accept the people after all what consenting adults do in private is their own buisness.

ohh and comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophillia is obscene because there is a big difference and that is that homosexuality is mostly between consenting adults where as bestiality involves sex in which the anaimal can not give consent so therefore it is rape the same applies to peodophillia children are to young to give consent and are not ready for sex so therefore it is also rape.

it's like comparing heterosexuality to rape and incest which is also obscene.


47 posted on 07/03/2005 9:23:42 PM PDT by John from Oz
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