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  • Ten Transgender Truths for Legislators and Concerned Citizens

    06/12/2017 8:14:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2017 | Selwyn Duke
    Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter, you need the facts. The following are 10 “transgender” truths: There is no sound science behind the transgender agenda. No “expert” can point to any physiological markers, in any given case, proving that at issue is a biological phenomenon and not a purely psychological one.The “transgender” diagnosis is based purely on feelings relating to what’s called strong “cross-gender identification.” It’s no different from a cardiologist performing bypass surgery on a patient — without conducting any medical tests...
  • Were Not Quite Born This Way

    09/01/2016 1:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Back in 2014, a bigoted African leader put J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern, in a strange position. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, had been issuing a series of anti-gay tirades, and partially fueled by anti-gay religious figures from the U.S. was considering toughening Ugandas anti-gay laws. The rhetoric was getting out of control: The commercialisation of homosexuality is unacceptable, said Simon Lokodo, Ugandas ethics minister. If they were doing it in their own rooms we wouldnt mind, but when they go for children, thats not fair. They are beasts of the forest. Eventually, Museveni said...
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about gender identity, leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents sexual orientation or gender identity, Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • The 1967 Ruling Overturning Interracial Marriage Bans Has No Bearing on Same-Sex Marriage

    06/08/2015 4:59:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/08/2015 | by MATTHEW J. FRANCK
    In the same-sex-marriage case recently argued in the Supreme Court, the petitioners have claimed a fundamental right to marry protected by the Constitution and unmoored from biology, the complementarity of the sexes, or the universal understanding of what marriage has meant in every culture in human history until the last 15 years. Their most persistent and compelling comparison of their legal situation has been to the laws that once banned interracial marriage in many states, until they were overturned by the Supreme Court 48 years ago in Loving v. Virginia. But a closer look at that precedent reveals that it...
  • Repentant Transsexual Warns Jenner: The Hangover Is Coming

    06/03/2015 9:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Amidst the media euphoria surrounding the former Bruce Jenners gender reassignment surgery and cover photo on Vanity Fair, a 74-year-old transsexual who deeply regrets his decision has come forward to caution those who think that transgenderism solves peoples psychosexual problems. In a CNN interview on Tuesday, Walt Heyer warned viewers that the relief accompanying gender reassignment surgery doesnt last. After Jenner expressed exhilaration over the Vanity Fair cover, Heyer responded that such elation is normal, but transient. Heyer acknowledged that this is really the most exciting time in a transgenders life. It is, he said, the debut, when all the...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About Ex-Gay Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolutionit encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal banthe idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • IS SEXUAL ORIENTATION ANALOGOUS TO RACE?

    03/30/2015 10:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 02/24/2014 | Joe Carter
    This weekend Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt stirred up controversy by writing in the Daily Beast that Christians have no biblical basis for claiming that religious belief should allow them to refuse to serve a same-sex wedding:Before considering legal rights, Christians wrestling with this issue must first resolve the primary issue of whether the Bible calls Christians to deny services to people who are engaging in behavior they believe violates the teachings of Christianity regarding marriage. The answer is, it does not. Nor does the Bible teach that providing such a service should be construed as participation or affirmation. Yet...
  • Planned Parenthood: Sometimes a Persons Sexual Orientation Changes Over Time

    03/14/2015 12:26:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2015 - 1:30 PM | Penny Starr
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America tells teens on its website that it can take a long time to determine ones sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation describes which gender(s) youre attracted to, sexually and/or romantically, says Planned Parenthoods All About LGBTQ at a Glance webpage. Sometimes a persons sexual orientation changes over time, but people cant choose or decide to change who theyre attracted to.
  • An embrace that swayed the Mormon Church on gay rights [LGBT's been meeting with Lds reps 5 years]

    02/04/2015 11:24:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga
    <p>Matthew Aune and Derek Jones were...strolling through Main Street Plaza just east of the Salt Lake Temple, the holiest site in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.</p> <p>Aune bussed his partner on the cheek. Church security guards appeared. The twentysomething men said they were cuffed and forced to the ground. The church's official statement said the couple had been "engaged in passionate kissing, groping, profane and lewd language" on private church property, an account the two men vigorously contested.</p>
  • OKCupid Allowing Users to Identify as Five Sexual Orientations at Once

    11/19/2014 7:22:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Dating website OKCupid has begun offering select users twelve options to describe their sexual orientation. Some may consider the idea that there are twelve sexual orientations bizarre in itself but whats really bizarre is, according to screenshots of the feature, the site is also allowing people to select up to five of those twelve to describe themselves. Thats 1,585 combinations. And how could the same person be five different sexual orientations at once? Here are the twelve choices: Demisexual: no sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected to someone Asexual: does not experience...
  • What About Ex-Gays? Does their existence prove that it's impossible to change sexual orientation?

    10/01/2014 8:46:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Brown
    While speaking in Singapore at a seminar sponsored by Focus on the Family, I was asked the question: What about ex-ex-gays? Does their existence prove that it is really impossible for people to change their sexual orientation? This past July, Time magazine ran a story entitled, "9 Ex-Leaders of the Gay Conversion Therapy Movement Apologize." The article stated that, "Former members of organizations that advocated therapy to 'cure' homosexuality have joined LGBT groups in rejecting the concept." Last year, John Paulk, formerly a very prominent ex-gay married to his ex-gay wife Anne, went back to his gay lifestyle after 15...
  • Government Releases First Large-Scale Health Data on Gay Community

    07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2014 | Denali Tietjen
    Less than three percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB), a new federal health report shows. According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual. These numbers are significantly lower than most Americans estimate. A 2012 Gallup Survey shows that U.S. adults, on average, approximate a quarter of the population to be gay or lesbian.
  • NC lawmaker: Pedophilia is like homosexuality

    06/25/2014 7:40:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/25/2014 | KATELYN FERRAL
    As North Carolina lawmakers debated a proposal to prevent charter schools from discriminating against applicants based on sexual orientation, one representative suggested Tuesday that adult sexual attraction to children is a sexual orientation like homosexuality. The amendment was tabled by Republicans, preventing a vote on it. But during the debate, Republican Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, said pedophilia, masochism and other illegal sexual practices are sexual orientations like homosexuality and he questioned the role adults who are sexually attracted to children might have in schools. Several lawmakers called those comments offensive. After the House session, Twitter lit up with criticism of...
  • Homosexual Born-Again Christians: They Do Exist!

    12/18/2013 3:01:35 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 113 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | James R. Aist
    We should all be aware that there are many people who name the name of Jesus but are not helping homosexual born-again Christians become who Christ really wants them to be. I will not belabor this point, but I will call out these "wolves in sheep's clothing" for what they are, based on what they are doing, regardless of how well-intentioned they may be. Firstly, there are those who seem to have only condemnation, and no compassion, for those who have turned out to be homosexual. They are quick to point out the sinfulness of homosexual behavior, but seem to...
  • Compassion at center of meeting on anti-discrimination legislation[Lds state sen. 'hero to gay UT']

    12/04/2013 11:29:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Nov. 26, 2013 | Lucy Schouten
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipatGHIF4Z0&feature=youtu.beA group of neighbors and concerned citizens gathered in a home in east Provo Nov. 22 to discuss concerns about proposed anti-discrimination legislation, the so-called Bathroom bill. The citizens oppose the bill, which they believe infringes on their First Amendment rights to free exercise of religion by imposing a sexual rights mentality on the state of Utah. Many were parents and grandparents who said the bill, if passed, would infringe on childrens safety at school and right to privacy. Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart, a Republican, is sponsoring the bill, which adds onto existing non-discrimination legislation. A law passed in 2009...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Associations (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA changed the classification of pedophilia from a disorder to a sexual orientation, but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • Successful Therapy and Counseling for Dissatisfied Homosexuals

    08/31/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | James R. Aist
    A spontaneous shift in sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is by far the most common change that occurs in sexual orientation. Numerous studies have shown that both religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs in highly motivated, dissatisfied homosexuals at a rate that is at least comparable to the success rates generally achieved by therapists and counselors for other behavioral problems. And many studies have found that, for the most part, these are long-range, stable shifts in sexual orientation.
  • 'Gay' lawmaker to Christians: 'We'll take your children'

    08/27/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by James R. Aist
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matt Barber
    In 1998 a 15-year-old Oregon boy named Kipland Kip Kinkel shot and killed his parents, then brought his guns to school, where he killed two people and wounded 25 more before he was disarmed. Oregon does not generally give mandatory life sentences without parole, but Judge Jack Mattison came as close as he could, sentencing Kinkel to 111 years and eight months in prison without parole, effectively ensuring that the spree killer would die behind bars. Now, in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision that found mandatory life sentences for minors to be unconstitutional, Kinkels lawyers have asked...
  • Bias Against Same-Sex Marriage? A proposed law in San Antonio would set a troubling precedent

    08/15/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    In San Antonio, where the mayor is rising Democratic star Julian Castro, a broad new anti-discrimination ordinance under consideration may catch opponents of same-sex marriage in its net, in what opponents consider a disturbing infringement on liberty of conscience. The ordinance would prohibit bias toward people on account of sexual orientation. Opponents are concerned that opposition to same-sex marriage or other viewpoints about homosexuality would be considered bias. If you, for instance, oppose same-sex marriage, thats going to be interpreted as opposing someone based on sexual orientation, explains Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, an organization that focuses...
  • Are Homosexual People Really "Born Gay"?

    08/13/2013 7:26:06 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 60 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 10, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Born gay is, in fact, a hoax of mammoth proportions that has been accepted by many institutions, organizations and individuals in our culture, even by those in the Christian church and even by many apparently born-again Christians