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To: RnMomof7; ThomasMore; lockeliberty; Gamecock; NYer; Coleus; wideawake
Excluding those few unfortunate human beings who have congenital reproductive system malformations, I believe ALL homosexuality to be a direct result of early childhood sexual abuse.

As such, it is a psychological disorder and needs therapy and spiritual guidance to overcome.

Before adolescence, boys and girls are same-sex oriented. During puberty, hormones kick in and create a "desire" for the opposite sex. If the child has been "sexualized" before puberty, that child will identify future sexuality by that experience. If that sexual experience is with the same sex, it will be more difficult to make the natural transition from same sex to opposite sex after puberty.

But certainly it can be done.

However, when all of society, media and even one's church is saying it's "okay" and "normal" to have homosexual feelings, that young adult is reinforced in their conflicitng attachments, and is more likely to give in to his/her previous experience.

Freud knew this and wrote about it extensively. However, he was vehemently criticized for it by the theosophic majority of his peers. When he relented and changed his diagnosis from "childhood sexual abuse" to "female hysteria" he was welcomed back into the fold.

I use the example of Ellen Degeneras when she was asked by Barbara Walters, "when did you know you were gay?"

After bemoaning the fact that parents wrongly worry she's out to seduce their children, Ellen explained that she first realized she was a lesbian when her nineth grade P.E. teacher seduced her.

Do they even know what they're saying?

You cannot watch your children too closely. Period.

48 posted on 07/31/2003 9:41:12 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
You cannot watch your children too closely. Period.

Well said.

That is one of the reasons we will be homeschooling.

50 posted on 07/31/2003 9:42:59 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Hey Doc,

Have you been to the NARTH site? If so, what do you think? Of all the theories and explanations, their's is the one I've come to see as the most convincing.

Here's the LINK

63 posted on 07/31/2003 10:51:20 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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I could not agree more. This truth has played out in my dealing with MANY gays. At one time, I had many gay friends and everyone had been molested in some way during their childhood or early teen years-every one!
This was true for gay men anyway. I think hormonal disfunctions and severe rejection by a trusted person contributes more to lesbianism. I don't know as many lesbians, but the ones I do know have not had the childhood sexual abuse but seem to either have too much male hormone in their bodies or have experienced the severe rejection/criticism of either a mother or a trusted male like a husband.
95 posted on 07/31/2003 10:52:03 PM PDT by glory
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