Skip to comments.Milo and the “Stockholm Syndrome” of Sodom
Posted on 02/22/2017 1:16:34 PM PST by fwdude
In the mid-1970s, America was introduced to Stockholm Syndrome when 19 year old Berkeley student and heiress Patty Hearst was transformed from kidnap victim to domestic terrorist by identifying with her captors. Stockholm Syndrome is trauma-induced mental enslavement to the person or group causing the trauma, and Hearst has ever since been its poster child. Her identity hijacked, she joined her Simbionese Liberation Army kidnappers and eventually went to jail for crimes she committed voluntarily in that false persona.
In the unfolding spectacle of the Milo Yiannopoulos pederasty scandal, America is being introduced to a far more potent and common form of this phenomenon: Sodom Syndrome. Like millions of boys through the centuries, 14-year old Milo was recruited into homosexuality by an adult homosexual predator. He then justified his molester, Father Michael, in his own mind and recently in unwise but candid media comments. Very typically of adult homosexual men who experienced similar recruitment, Milo portrayed Father Michael as a sort-of coming-of-age mentor, and his young teen self as a consensual partner, fully competent to make his own decisions. (Historically, most male leaders of the gay movement share this profile).
In response to the scandal, Milo has recast himself as a helpless victim. While this seems cynical, he actually IS a victim to a far greater extent than most people, and even he himself, realize. I believe what Milo experienced at 14 was Sodom Syndrome, and like Patty Hearst to the SLA, his identity was subsumed into the LGBT culture by psycho/sexual trauma, reinforced by associating sexual climax with his predators orientation. Its all about brain chemistry and subconscious coping mechanisms, not free choice at least not at first.
Like Milo I had a bad relationship with my father, and ventured into the world at an early age. An alcoholic from age 12 and a pothead/drug addict from 14 I lived a vagabond/hitchhiker lifestyle that lasted over ten years and spanned the continent. As such I was a ripe target for recruitment by predators and was solicited by gay recruiters countless times. To be fair, only rarely did these men attempt force and fortunately none was successful. To be clear, I never experienced same-sex attraction and didnt succumb to gay recruitment, though I dont believe anyone is immune to Sodom Syndrome.
When I was about 14 or 15, I spent an afternoon smoking pot with a gay guy in his 20s who explained that young people during puberty have a very fluid sexual identity and how easy it had been for him to turn young teen boys into sex partners. I was very non-judgmental in those days, and didnt think twice about it, nor similar conversations I had with other homosexuals (though few were that forthright). A confirming study I later saw said 25% of young teens suffer same-sex confusion but most grow out of it naturally by the end of adolescence.
After I had surrendered my life to Christ, been delivered from my addictions and started a family of my own, I saw the world in a wholly different light. A nineteen-year old man, who had come out as gay after being molested seven or eight years earlier, himself molested a four-year-old boy. I was close to both families and watched that child change from sweet and loveable to hyperactive and rage-driven. He never became homosexual himself to my knowledge, but never really recovered either and now in his 40s lives a miserable life of addiction and crime.
Later as my compassion grew for homosexuals, we took in a repentant ex-gay who was dying of AIDS. Sonny lived with us for the last year of his life and I was with him when he died. He attributed his homosexuality to being raped at age seven in a YMCA mens room by a friend of his father. Sonnys form of Sodom Syndrome compelled him to seek gay sex in settings with the strong smell of urine. He never chose to be that way and expressed deep shame in it, but even in his last days in Christ, the pattern burned into his brain by the youthful trauma remained the identity of his flesh while his mind and spirit were freed only through sexual abstinence.
In the earliest days of my ministry I had the pleasure of making friends with Anthony Falzerano, a leader of the ex-gay movement. He said the most common denominator in boys who get recruited is a kind-of father-hunger due to troubled family relationships, and that this is easily recognized by predators on the prowl because they suffered it themselves. He and other ex-gay leaders showed me by example that the cure to homosexual dysfunction is restoration of male normalcy through long-term healthy relationships with fatherly mentors.
My ex-gay friend Richard of Portland, OR sought me out in this way after the predator who made him his houseboy at age 12 (his piano teacher) kicked him out and replaced him when he got too old. My fatherly help blessed Richard through some rough times and gave me personal experience in mentoring ex-gays. He never went back and is doing well today.
Im frequently accused by pro-LGBT leftists of being a suppressed homosexual myself because my lifes work has been opposing their agenda. Thats not true of me, but Im not insulted by the suggestion because I dont despise homosexuals like they assume. I do this work because I am a Christian saved by grace, trained for and assigned to this work by my Savior. I do it because I recognize that the sin of Sodom is the most destructive force in human civilization, singularly unique in its condemnation in the Bible. I do it because I dont want to see any more young people lose their innate heterosexual identity to the Sodom Syndrome. Make no mistake the problem is growing like runaway cancer because weve allowed it to go mainstream.
Past criticisms notwithstanding, my heart grieves for Milo Yiannopoulos, because I see what I might myself have become under different circumstances and it is hard to watch anyone crash and burn so spectacularly. What Milo really needs is his Father in Heaven, of course, but he also needs a Dad to lead him out of the darkness of perversion back into the light of normalcy. I pray that this crisis will open his life and heart to both. Im personally willing to help him in that, if he doesnt have anyone else. I also pray that Milos suffering will not be in vain, but truly open Americas eyes to Sodom Syndrome and its own sin in pretending as a way to avoid confronting hard truths and harsh push-back theyre all just born that way and cant be cured.
Okay, this needs to be stated for the record . . . though I am not crazy about it.
As a youth I was molested by three different men on various occasions . . . one a baby-sitter, the other a guy that drank at the same bar as my parents, another a photographer for movie trailers.
Somehow, contrary to this guys opinion, I DID NOT turn out to be a flaming homosexual that dresses like Marie Antoinette.
In fact, in my early twenties I met another man who I fell deeply in love with and have been with him now over 40 years . . . His name is Jesus Christ.
How in the world am I not under the spell of Sodom Syndrome?
This “milo” thing and his supporters (before and after the news) just proves the point that most “conservatives” are in fact closet leftists. Most (many??) freepers are humanist leftists.
There is no such thing as the conservative movement. They are all a bunch of sell out hacks.
By God’s grace?
I had a couple close encounters when young, but avoided turning to the homosexual lifestyle. Others do.
It’s that simple, I think.
Careful, there. Lest ye boast.
Give credit where credit is due.
Consider yourself blessed, and NOT typical of most abused children.
The Stockholm syndrome is real. Those of youth have not developed the where withal to resist it and are most vulnerable. They are victims to be pitied.
Adults that succumb to the Stockholm syndrome are those that have no inner character of strength and experience. In effect they are but youth as was Patty Hearst. She was really an innocent victim due to lack of inner character. Her weakness should be laid at the feet of her parents. They failed her.
A person subjected to Stockholm syndrome as was Patty Hearst, and it was brutal to Patty Hearst, upon freedom if strong with values would be obsessed with killing her tormentors. This is how one recovers dignity and self worth. It is against the law but it is moral.
She should have never spent one day in jail. Her tormentors should have been tried and executed and Patty Hearst should have pulled the switch of death. She was a victim, but weak.
In the reading of this, and I thought it was a good piece, I thought of the attempt to squelch so-called reprogramming centers.
In a climate where so many children were reprogrammed through vile catastrophic acts of brutal violent anal rape, it is considered by some to be abuse to reach a caring hand out to the victims to return them to normalcy.
There are many wonderful things in this world, but there are some things that are absolute hellish, and wicked beyond belief.
Reaching out to help homosexuals should be supported by our national community, and never blocked.
A person wanting help should always be able to find it.
Not to mention the Church, which should have the ready spiritual resources needed to heal and support these victims.
People’s minds do no react the same to traumatic events.
Be thankful. Be understanding of those whose minds melted down.
Wow, thanks for that courage. I know I have things I did as a child that I am ashamed about and would not feel comfortable talking about it.
I am sorry for those pains of your past and appreciate you sharing your story. It is gratifying to see you have found comfort in Jesus Christ, and may God bless you.
Two step daughter who were a used before we got custody
One wants NOTHING to do with men. The other has been married five time or live-in “who’s counting”
A use leaves it’s mark. Syndrome ? Call it what you want. It ruins the child’s life.
I agree with that.
I would like to think there is a well renowned place where those desiring healing could referred to be dealt with by very capable caring people.
I’m not convinced ever church could handle this properly with their in-house talent.
That’s not a dig at churches either.
This is a specialized problem and needs well trained Christian people to help on the path back.
Ryan Sorba, who now works in Scott Lively’s ministry, Abiding Truth Ministries, has done a sort of O’Keefe-style undercover montage of relaxed homosexuals discussing their own victimization as children, and exploits on other minors. It was an eye opener. Most of the candid conversations were filmed inside and outside homosexual haunts, mostly bars. It was amazing how many admitted to being sexually molested as children or young teens. Many admitted or suggested that they did the same as adults TO minors. I wish I had a ready link, but its should be easy enough to find.
By the way..., I appreciate your candor.
All the best to you.
A really proportion of homosexuals were abused as children. It seems to be the case that a person if caught at the right age and state of psychological vulnerability, can be essentially “turned gay”.
“I do this work because I am a Christian saved by grace, trained for and assigned to this work by my Savior. I do it because I recognize that the sin of Sodom is the most destructive force in human civilization, singularly unique in its condemnation in the Bible.”
Amen, my brother. This has been my prayer for Milo as well. He is a child of God who has enormous power but lacks the touch of Christ’s restoration. I do not believe he scorns salvation, only that he has not been touched.