Skip to comments.Woman raised in homosexual household speaks against same-sex marriage
Posted on 08/26/2005 11:55:12 AM PDT by NYer
Ottawa, Aug. 26, 2005 (CNA) - A Canadian woman who grew up in a homosexual household in Toronto in the 60s and 70s says same-sex marriage does not respect or protect the rights and best interests of children.
Dawn Stefanowicz said as a child she was at high risk of exposure to contagious STDs due to sexual molestation, her father's high-risk sexual behaviors, and multiple partners. She shared her personal story and her position on same-sex marriage in a statement at a pro-family rally in Ottawa on Parliament Hill in April.
Her father, who was molested by older males as a child, lived with depression, control issues, anger outbursts, suicidal tendencies and sexual compulsions. He died of AIDS in 1991.
Stefanowicz, who cared deeply for her father, noted that growing up in a gay household exposed her to "bathhouse sex, cross-dressing, sodomy, pornography, gay nudity, lesbianism, bisexuality, minor recruitment, voyeurism, and exhibitionism. In addition, she said, "Sadomasochism was alluded to and aspects demonstrated. Alcohol and drugs were often contributing factors to lower inhibitions in my father's relationships."
After two decades of exposure to these behaviors, she became insecure, depressed, suicidal and confused over her own sexuality.
I did not see the value of biological complementing differences of male and female or think about marriage. I made vows to never have children since I had not grown up in a safe, sacrificial, child-centered home environment, she said.
I can tell you that I suffered long term in this situation and this has been professionally documented I witnessed that every other family member suffered severely as well My gender identity, psychological well being, and peer relationships were affected.
According to Stefanowicz, children should not be subjected to such an environment. "Same-sex marriage will put the human rights of the individual in a higher place than what is best for society, families and especially children."
Stefanowicz says her experience is not that uncommon. She said research and personal testimonies indicate that children do best with both a mother and a father in a lifelong marriage bond. Children need responsible monogamous parents who have no extramarital sexual partners. Parental promiscuity, abuse and divorce are not good for children.
Children need consistent appropriate boundaries and secure expressions of emotional intimacy that are not sexualized in the home and community, she wrote.
In addition, legalized same-sex marriage will provide a direct legal entranceway of indoctrination, desensitization, personal and political recruitment of our vulnerable children by some gay activists within our schools while silencing all students who oppose the gay agenda.
We have an obligation, for the sake of our children, to speak freely and to direct the laws of our land, she wrote.
Stefanowicz is currently writing her biography, soon to be published.
For her full statement, go to: http://www.citizenimpact.ca/issues/defn_marriage/ssm_children.html
This kind of talk can get you arrested in Canada.
This should not come as a surprise. Gay guys do not live like Ozzie and Harriet. Children should not be subjected to the way they live their lives.
Are we surprised?
The APA did a huge disservice to the world when they removed homosexuality from the list of sexual disorders.
It is truly unfortunate that they succumbed to political pressure.
Yeah, but under that standard shouldn't we feel sorry for Chelsea Clinton?
Bookmarked for later reference.
"bathhouse sex, cross-dressing, sodomy, pornography, gay nudity, lesbianism, bisexuality, minor recruitment, voyeurism, and exhibitionism."
Or, as Laz might call this... Friday! : )
Thank you for the post. I'm glad to hear someone is getting their story told.
She better be careful, thinking like this might get her arrested for hate crimes.
I see nothing about alpaca sex, monkeys in rubber suits, or 20 gallon jugs of marmalade.
2X LOL on that friday thing. So what was anyone expecting? Of course all this perversion led to sexual abuse ofr minors.
YOU SUCK, THAT WAS YOU THAT BOUGHT UP ALL THE MARMALADE????
If you want to have sex in my town....
(cocks my thumbs at myself)
....yer gonna have to talk to me.
"Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
Stay tuned, dude.
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