The Truth about Homosexuality

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“Over two decades of direct exposure to these stressful experiences caused me insecurity, depression, suicidal thoughts, dread, anxiousness, low self-esteem, sleeplessness and sexuality confusion. My conscience and innocence were seriously damaged. I witnessed that every other family member suffered severely as well.”
Dawn Stefanowicz, daughter of a father who engaged in homosexual behavior and died of AIDS


New Information

Approximately one in five (19 percent) men who have sex with men (MSM) in a study of 21 major U.S. cities is infected with HIV, and nearly half (44 percent) of those men are unaware of their infection, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In the study, young MSM and MSM of color were least likely to know their HIV status.  The findings were published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
“1 in 5 men who have sex with men in 21 U.S. cities has HIV; nearly half unaware,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Press Release, Sept. 23, 2010.

Genetics & Homosexuality

Masters and Johnson reported that homosexuality is entirely a learned phenomenon without any physiological basis. They propose that persons are born with no particular predisposition toward either homosexuality or heterosexuality but simply with an undirected sexual potential, which then becomes channeled by various learning experiences in either a homosexual or a heterosexual direction.
William Masters and Virginia Johnson, “Homosexuality in Perspective,” (Little, Brown and Co.: Boston, 1979); Cited by: A. P. Bell, M. S. Weinberg, and S. K. Hammersmith, Sexual Preference (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981).

The Human Genome Project identified all the genes in human DNA and found no homosexual gene. Evan Balaban, a neurobiologist at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, noted that the search for the biological underpinnings of complex human traits has a sorry history. In recent years, researchers and the media have proclaimed the “discovery” of genes linked to alcoholism and mental illness as well as to homosexuality. None of the claims has been confirmed (as quoted in Horgan, 1995). It is not scientifically accurate to refer to a “gay gene” as the causative agent in homosexuality.
 
Dr. Brad Harrub, Dr. Bert Thompson and Dr. Dave Miller, “A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the ‘Gay Gene,'” The True Origin Archive, (2003).

Dr. Simon LeVay’s research (1991) centered on finding the difference between homosexual and heterosexual brains. The brains studied were from 41 cadavers; 26 of these men who had died from AIDS related diseases (19 homosexual men, six heterosexual men and one bisexual man). LeVay acknowledged that his results could be considered speculative and that sexual orientation may not be related to the difference in the size of the anterior hypothalamus of the cadavers.
Simon LeVay, “A Difference in Hypothalamic Structure Between Heterosexual and Homosexual Men,” Science 253 (1991): 1,034-1036. LeVay said: “My study doesn’t actually even address whether one is ’born that way.’ I didn’t look at these people’s brains before they were born.” He also admitted that he co-founded the Gay and Lesbian Education organization in order to bring about change. Karen Oslund interview with Simon LeVay, “Of Brain Structures and Sexual Politics,”Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, (1997, Winter), p. 21.

Dr. Bill Byne, a neuroanatomist and psychiatrist on the faculty at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, was unable to verify LeVay’s research. LeVay said he was disappointed at the lack of a resounding confirmation of a “gay gene.”

Keay Davidson, “No Easy Link Between Genes, Behavior DNA Studies Dash Quest for Easy Answers Genome’s link to behavior hard to prove,” San Francisco Chronicle, (2001, 13 February).

Dr. Simon LeVay said: “It’s important to stress what I didn’t find. I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn’t show that gay men are born that way, the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate
a gay center in the brain.” Furthermore, Hamer said, “Homosexuality is not purely genetic … environmental factors play a role. There is not a single master gene that makes people gay.”
Dean Byrd, Shirley Cox and Jeffrey Robinson, “Homosexuality: The Innate-Immutability Argument Finds No Basis in Science,” The Salt LakeTribune, (2001, 27 May). Dr. Brad Harrub, Dr. Bert Thompson and Dr. Dave Miller, A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the “Gay Gene,” The True Origin Archive, (2003).

No single gene determines a particular behavior.
Joseph McInerney and Mark Rothstein, “What is Behavioral Genetics?”, Human Genome Project Information.

Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse said: “The frequent claim by ‘gay’ activists that it is impossible for homosexuals to change their orientation is categorically untrue.” The sad reality is that such claims only diminish the desire of persons to seek help in leaving homosexual behavior. Scientific data simply does not support the innate immutability claim.”

James V. Heidinger II, “Thinking Clearly About Homosexuality,” Good News.

In 1993, Dr. Dean Hamer reported, “We have now produced evidence that one form of male homosexuality is preferentially transmitted through the maternal side and is genetically linked to chromosomal region Xq28. “…it appears that Xq28 contains a gene that contributes to homosexual orientation in males,” Hamer concluded from his study. He said his results were highly significant statistically.
Dean H. Hamer et al., “A Linkage Between DNA Markers on the X Chromosome and Male Sexual Orientation,” Science 261 (1993): 325. George Rice and his colleagues from Canada examined Hamer’s “gene Xq28” and observed in the journal Science: “These results do not support an X-linked gene underlying male homosexuality.” Other researchers refuted Hamer as well. Wickelgren, Ingrid (1999), “Discovery of ‘Gay Gene’ Questioned,” Science, 284:571, April 23. Rice, George, Carol Anderson, Neil Risch, and George Ebers (1999), “Male Homosexuality: Absence of Linkage to Microsatellite Markers at Xq28,” Science, 284:665-667, April 23. Byrd, A. Dean, Shirley E. Cox, and Jeffrey W. Robinson (2001), “Homosexuality: The Innate-Immutability Argument Finds No Basis in Science,” The Salt Lake Tribune, (2001, 27 May).

Homosexuality is probably caused by multiple factors. Genetic and pre-natal hormonal influences may predispose or place people at greater risk for developing homosexual attractions. However, current research indicates that post-natal environmental influences must also be present in order for the homosexual attractions to be manifested. Some environmental and psychological factors that may play a causal role in the development of homosexuality include: (1) cross-gender, effeminate behavior in childhood, (2) gender-identity deficits, (3) hostile, detached, or absent fathers (which leads to “defensive detachment” from the father and other males), and (4) overly close, controlling or dominating mothers.
P. Scott Richards, “The Treatment of Homosexuality: Some Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Perspectives,” AMCAP Journal 19, 1 (1993): 36.

“The removal of homosexuality from the DSM 2 (American Psychiatric Association) was all the more remarkable when one considers that it involved the out-of-hand and peremptory disregard and dismissal not only of hundreds of psychiatric and psychoanalytic research papers and reports but also of a number of other serious studies by groups
of psychologists, psychiatrists, and educators over the past 70 years. It was a disheartening attack upon psychiatric research and a blow to many homosexuals who looked to psychiatry for more help, not less.”
P. Scott Richards, “The Treatment of Homosexuality: Some Historical, Contemporary, and Personal Perspectives,” Association of Mormon Counselors And Pyschotherapists Journal 19, 1 (1993).

When the claims of a “gay gene” were refuted scientifically, mainstream publications buried the story. The New York Times ran the story on page 19: “Underscoring the difficulty scientists face in finding genes that underlie complex human behaviors, a team of researchers are reporting Friday that they have been unable to confirm a widely publicized study linking male homosexuality to a small region of one chromosome.”

Ericka Goode, “Study Questions Gene Influence on Male Homosexuality,” The New York Times (1999, 23 April).

Immediately after Dean Hamer’s research was published, however, a media explosion ensued. USA Today’s Kim Painter was the first to report on the newly published data, in 1993: “A predisposition for homosexuality appears to be written into the very genes of some men. And they get the key genes from their mothers. … The possibility of obtaining our findings by chance is extremely unlikely’ — below 1 percent, says lead author Dean Hamer.” The article never mentions the problems Hamer raised about the study. Other newspapers followed suit and, it seems, the conclusions made on just this one experiment were regarded as scientific fact. An article in Time magazine soon followed, reporting that the studies of family trees and DNA make the case for genetics as the cause of male homosexuality.

W.A.Henry, “The Gay Gene: Assertions, Retractions, and Controversy,” TIME, (1993).

Homosexual Behavior

A U.S. Justice Department study found an epidemic of violence between homosexuals: an annual average of 13,740 male victims of violence by homosexual partners and 16,900 victims by lesbian partners. Callie Maire Rennison, “Intimate Partner violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99,” Bureau of Justice Statistics: Special Report, (2001, October). By contrast, the 2005 statistics for hate crimes based on sexual orientation totaled 1,213 victims.
“Hate Crime Statistics 2005, Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders by Bias Motivation,” Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Lesbian relationships were significantly more violent than male homosexual relationships. Lie and Gentlewarrior (1991) surveyed 1,099 lesbians and found that 52 percent said they had used violence against their female partner and 30 percent said they had used violence against a nonviolent female partner. Lie, Schilit, Bush, Montague and Reyes (1991) documented rates of verbal, physical, and sexual abuse that were significantly higher in their prior lesbian relationships than in their prior heterosexual relationships: 56.8 percent had been sexually victimized by a female, 45 percent had experienced physical aggression and 64.5 percent experienced physical/emotional aggression. Reports of violence victimization by men were all lower than reports of violence victimization in prior relationships with women (41.9 percent).
Donald G. Dutton, “Patriarchy and Wife Assault: The Ecological Fallacy,” Violence and Victims 9(2) (1994): 174.

During the heyday of the 1970s, 15,000 men visited the baths every weekend in San Francisco, and probably more frequently in New York. The men in these core groups could easily have had sex with several partners per visit, making it possible to have had more than a thousand sex partners in a year. It was among this core that AIDS first appeared.

G. Rotello, “Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men,” (New York: Dutton, 1997); 62.

Studies on the size of homosexual populations vary, but the numbers are generally low, as low as 1 to 3 percent of populations around the world.

Milton Diamond, “Homosexuality and Bisexuality in Different Populations,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 22 (1993): 300. J. Gordon Muir, “Homosexuals and the Ten percent Fallacy,” Wall Street Journal, (1994, 31 March), A14.

A coalition of 31 leading pro-homosexual activist groups submitted a friend of the court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Lawrence v. Texas case in 2003, claiming that 2.8 percent of men and 1.4 percent of women are homosexual.

“Homosexual Groups Back Off From “10 Percent” Myth, but Still Exaggerate Numbers,” Culture Facts, (2003, 4 April).

In a sample of 350 lesbians, 78.2 percent had been in a prior relationship with a man.

Donald G. Dutton, “Patriarchy and Wife Assault: The Ecological Fallacy,” Violence and Victims 9, 2 (1994): 174.

A national survey of lesbians published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that 75 percent of the nearly 2,000 respondents had pursued psychological counseling of some kind—many for treatment of long-term depression or sadness.

Dr. Tim Dailey, “Dark Obsession: The Tragedy and Threat of the Homosexual Lifestyle,” (Broadman & Holman: Nashville, Tennessee): 92.

According to a study in the Netherlands where homosexuality has been accepted and mainstreamed for years, homosexual men scored significantly lower on five out of eight dimensions, indicating a lower level quality of life. Compared to heterosexual men, homosexual men evaluated their general level of health and their mental health as less positive, reported that emotional problems more often interfered with work or other daily activities, that physical health or emotional problems interfered with normal social activities, and felt less energetic.
Theo G.M. Sandforte et al., “Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders: Findings from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence,” Archives of General Psychiatry 58(10 (2001): 85-91.

Psychological health problems including multiple drug use, partner violence, history of childhood sexual abuse, and depression interface to sharply increase high-risk sexual behavior and HIV infection rates among homosexualand bisexual men in the U.S.

L. Linley, R. Stall, and G. Mansergh, “New CDC Studies Shed Light on Facts Underlying High HIV Infection Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2002, 9 July).

Homosexuals & Hate Crimes

The 2000 FBI Hate Crimes Report lists 8,063 “bias motivated” incidents. Of these, 1,299 were crimes based on sexual orientation. Most of these offenses were low-level – about a third of these incidents fell into the nondescript category of “intimidation.” In 2005, there were 7,163 “bias motivated hate crimes” and 1,017 (13.8 percent) were attributed to sexual orientation (28 percent qualified as “intimidation”; 30 percent occurred in the victims’ homes).
“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Hate Crimes Statistics 2000, Hate Crimes Statistics 2005,” Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In 2004, one murder in the United States resulted from a bias against homosexuals – out of an estimated 16,692 murders.

“Hate Crime Statistics – 2004, Section I”, Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Health Risks

Centers for Disease Control epidemiologist Laurie Linley and colleagues found the rate of new HIV infections for male homosexuals to be nine times higher than for women and heterosexual men.
L. Linley, R. Stall, and G. Mansergh, “New CDC Studies Shed Light on Facts Underlying High HIV Infection Rates Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2002, 9 July).

Homosexual sex is associated with deadly diseases such as HIV, AIDS, anal cancer, other sexually transmitted diseases, increased mental
illness and a reduced life span of eight to 20 years.
“Do Domestic Partner Benefits Make Good Business Sense?” Corporate Resource Council, (2002).

Epidemiologists estimate that 30 percent of all homosexual males will
be HIV-positive or dead of AIDS by the time they are 30. The likelihood of a heterosexual man or woman being infected with AIDS is 7 in 10,000. The incidence of AIDS among 20-30-year-old men is roughly 430 times greater than among the heterosexual population at large.
Jeffery Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth,(Grand Rapids: Baker Books,1996): 57.

HIV/AIDS is rampant in the homosexual community. Epidemiologists estimate that 30 percent of homosexually-active men will be HIV positive or dead of AIDS by the time they are 30.
E. Goldman, “Psychological Factors Generate HIV Resurgence in Young Gay Men,” Clinical Psychiatry News, (1994, October). Cited by: Joseph Nicolosi, Am I Gay, or Am I Straight? The Massachusetts News.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control showed that more than three-quarters of the homosexual men studied were unaware they were carrying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Ninety percent of homosexual black men who have the virus did not know they had the virus until researchers told them. Through its National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system, CDC found that 25 percent of the MSM surveyed were infected with HIV and 48 percent of those infected were unaware of their infections.

HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2006.

During fiscal year 2000, the United States spent $10.8 billion on HIV/AIDS patient care. That’s $1,359 per month per HIV/AIDS patient.
“Summary Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS; The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: 20 years in the U.S.,” The White House.

The median age of death for those who regularly engage in homosexual behavior leaned in the direction of less than 50. The data suggest a 20- to 30-year decrease in lifespan among homosexuals.
Paul Cameron, Kirk Cameron, and William L. Playfair, “Does Homosexual Activity Shorten Life?” Psychological Reports 83 (1998): 847-866.

Dr. Joel Palefsky, a leading expert on anal cancer, reports the incidence of anal cancer among homosexuals is 35 times greater than that of the general population. This rate doubles for those who are HIV positive.

Dr. Tim Dailey, “Dark Obsession: The Tragedy and Threat of the Homosexual Lifestyle,” (Broadman & Holman: Nashville, Tennessee): 88.

Risky Behavior

Clinicians estimated an incidence rate of substance abuse among homosexuals to range from 28-35 percent. This estimate contrasts with an incidence of 10-12 percent in the general population.
J. H. Lowinson et al., “Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook,” (Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1997).

Research confirms that homosexuals molest children at rates vastly higher than heterosexuals.
W. Erickson et al., “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83

Pedophilia and homosexuality tend to occur in the same men because these individuals are generally less resistant to factors that divert psychosexual development from the species-typical outcome of sexual interest in receptive, physically mature females.

R. Blanchard et al., “Fraternal Order and Sexual Orientation in Pedophiles,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 29 (2000): 464. K. Freund and R. Watson, “The Proportions of Heterosexual and Homosexual Pedophiles Among Sex Offenders Against Children: An Exploratory Study,” 18 Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 34 (1992): 34-43.

A study of 229 convicted child molesters found that “86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.”
W. Erickson, “Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83.

A study found that 46 percent of homosexual men and 22 percent of homosexual women reported having been molested by a person of the same gender. This contrasts to only seven percent of heterosexual men and one percent of heterosexual women reporting having been molested by a person of the same gender.”

Marie, E. Tomeo et al., “Comparative Data of Childhood and Adolescence Molestation in Heterosexual and Homosexual Persons,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 30 (2001): 539.

“Individuals from 1 percent to 3 percent of the population that are sexually attracted to the same sex are committing up to one-third of the sex crimes against children.”

Timothy Dailey, “Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse,” Family Research Council.

Homosexual Parenting & Homosexual Adoption

The largest comprehensive comparative study was based upon teacher-reports as well as interviews with the students and their parents. 58 elementary school children being raised by homosexual couples were closely matched (by age, sex, grade in school, and social class) with 58 children of cohabiting heterosexual parents, and 58 children of married parents. Children with married parents did best at math and language skills, second-best in social studies, were most active in sports, experienced the highest levels of parental involvement at school and at home (their parents also most closely monitored them at home), and had parents with the highest expectations for them. Children of cohabiting heterosexuals were in-between, while children of homosexuals scored somewhat higher in social studies, lowest in math and language skills, were least popular (often socially isolated), most restrained and formal, experienced the lowest levels of parental involvement both at school and at home, did more household tasks, and were more frequently tutored. Their parents less frequently expressed high educational and career aspirations for them. In fact, teachers said children of homosexuals were ‘more confused’ about their gender.
S.Sarantakos, “Children in three contexts: family, education and social development,” Children Australia 21 (1996): 23-31.

Children mentioned one or more problems/concerns in 48 (92 percent) of 52 families. Of the 213 scored problems, 201 (94 percent) were attributed to homosexual parent(s). Older daughters in at least 8 (27 percent) of 30 families and older sons in at least 2 (20 percent) of 10 families described themselves as homosexual or bisexual. These findings are inconsistent with propositions that children of homosexuals do not differ appreciably from those who live with married parents or that children of homosexuals are not more apt to engage in homosexuality.
Paul Cameron and Kirk Cameron, “Children of Homosexual Parents Report Childhood Difficulties,” Psychological Reports 90, 1 (2002): 71-82.


Compared with children from traditional families, children from nontraditional families showed more psychological problems as rated by their parents and more internalizing behavior as rated by their teachers. Boys from nontraditional families were especially at a disadvantage; they showed lower self-concept, more externalizing, poorer classroom behavior, and lower grade-point averages. Girls from such families were less popular with peers.
Phyllis Bronstein, JoAnn Clauson, Miriam Frankel Stoll and Craig Adams, “Parenting Behavior and Children’s Social, Psychological and Academic Adjustment in Diverse Family Structure,” Family Relations 42 (1993): 273.

“Twenty-nine percent of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult children of heterosexual parents. Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50.”

Paul Cameron and Kirk Cameron, “Homosexual Parents,” Adolescence 31 (1996): 771-772.

The video “Other Families” indicated that the reactions of the young adults who were raised by lesbians ranged from blasé acceptance to anger at being burdened by their mothers’ choices.

Paul Cameron and Kirk Cameron, “Homosexual Parents,” Adolescence 31 (1996): 772.

A survey taken in 1999 showed that 86 percent of people worldwide agreed that “All things being equal, it is better for children to be raised in a household that has a married mother and father.”
Wirthlin Worldwide poll for The Howard Center, World Family Policy Council, and World Congress of Families II, November, (1999).

Homosexual relationships are characteristically unstable and fundamentally incapable of providing children the security they need.

Timothy Dailey, “Homosexual Parenting: Placing Children at Risk,” Family Research Council.

“Homosexuals … model a poor view of marriage to children by teaching that marital relationships are transitory and mostly sexual in nature, sexual relationships are primarily for pleasure rather than
procreation, and monogamy in marriage is not the norm [and] should be discouraged if one wants a good ’marital’ relationship.”
Bradley Hayton, “To Marry or Not: The Legalization of Marriage and Adoption of Homosexual Couples,” (Newport Beach: The Pacific Policy Institute, 1993): 9. Cited in: C. Gwendolyn Landolt, “Same-Sex Unions Are Not Marriages,” CBC News Viewpoint, REAL Women of Canada, (2004, 18-28 May). Cited in: Mark Regan, “The Case Against Counterfeiting Marriage,” Families First Foundation.

Twelve percent of the children of lesbians became active lesbians themselves, a rate that is at least four times the base rate of lesbianism in the adult female population.
Fiona Tasker and Susan Golombok, “Adults Raised as Children in Lesbian Families,” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 65(2) (1995): 213. Sixty-four percent of young adults raised by lesbian mothers reported considering having same-sex relationships. Only 17 percent of young adults in heterosexual families reported the same thing.
Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz, “(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?” American Sociological Review 66 (2001): 170.

There are no homosexual parenting studies that a) take a nationally representative sample of babies born to or adopted by gay parents and married mothers and fathers and b) follow them longitudinally while c) controlling for
standard demographic variables (race, education, etc.) and d) include a broad range of outcome variables. The studies that currently exist simply compare lesbian single moms to heterosexual single moms. Social science research has already shown the negative outcomes visited upon children who do not live with two married parents.
Maggie Gallagher, Marriagedebate.com, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy.

Marriage

An Arizona Appeals Court ruled that the State of Arizona’s ban on same-sex “marriage” is constitutional and that the concept of marriage remains between a man and a woman. “Recognizing a right to marry someone of the same sex would not expand the established right to marry, but would redefine the legal meaning of ’marriage,’” stated the court.
Judy Nichols, “Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage,” Arizona Republic, (2003, 9 October).

A pattern of “high fidelity” was documented among married Americans. “The vast majority reported having only one sexual partner during the previous 30 days (98.8 percent), 12 months (96.3 percent) and five years (93.6 percent). Consequently, “most people were not placing themselves or their partners at high risk for exposure” to AIDS.
Barbara Leigh, “The Sexual Behavior of U.S. Adults: Results from a National Survey,” American Journal of Public Health 83 (1993): 1,400-1,406.

Because of “the therapeutic benefit of marriage,” rates for alcoholism, suicide, schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems run lower among married men and women than among their unmarried peers. Married people enjoyed “continuous companionship with a spouse who provides interpersonal closeness, emotional gratification and support in dealing with daily stress.”

Robert Coombs, “Marital Status and Personal Well-Being: A Literature Review,” Family Relations 40 (1991): 97-102.

A review of more than 130 empirical studies from the 1930s to 1990 indicated that married people generally lived longer, were more emotionally and physically healthy, happier and more likely to recover from cancer than unmarried people.

Robert Coombs, “Marital Status and Personal Well-Being: A Literature Review,” Family Relations 40 (1991): 97-102.

A wide body of social science literature characterized marriage as a powerful protector of public health. Children raised by their own two married parents lived longer, had fewer illnesses and accidents and enjoyed better health than children raised outside of intact marriages. Both men and women who stay married enjoyed powerful health advantages: longer lives, better health, better-managed chronic illness, less likely to require extensive (and expensive) hospitalization and nursing home care and became disabled less often than single or divorced people.

Maggie Gallagher. “The Case for Marriage,” Institute for American Values, (2001, March).

Married fathers can exercise an abiding, important and positive influence on their children and are especially likely to do so in a happy marriage.

Paul Amato, “More Than Money? Men’s Contributions to Their Children’s Lives,” In Alan Booth and A.C. Crouter (eds.), “Men in Families: When Do They Get Involved? What Difference Does it Make?” (Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998).

Homosexual Activism

Homosexual acts are unhealthy. There are numerous reasons to oppose sexual orientation codes in schools. Sexual orientation codes: A) lead to escalating homosexual activism in schools; B) are used to discriminate and propagandize against students and groups that oppose homosexuality; C) may open schools up to lawsuits from parents whose children are misled into dangerous behavior; D) draw more homosexual teachers to the school and encourage homosexual teachers to be activists in the classroom; E) can lead to the adoption of pro-homosexual curricula; F) are used to justify the pro-homosexual indoctrination of young children; G) encourage school children to embrace homosexual, bisexual and transgender identities and then proudly share them with other students.
Peter J. LaBarbera, “Good Reasons to Oppose Sexual Orientation/Homosexuality Codes in Schools,” Culture and Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, (2002, 19 June).

Leif Mitchell, community educator/trainer for Planned Parenthood of  Connecticut and a GLSEN national board member, said in his presentation to Massachusetts teachers and students, “Strategies for Combating the ’Religious Wrong’ in your community”: “Focus on Violence Prevention. Always go back to the issues of safety to explain why Gay/Straight Alliances need to be formed. Violence helps us! It is very important to tie the Religious Right to hatred.”
GLSEN Teach Out! Conference at Tufts University, Boston, (2000, April).

In March 1995, GLSEN’s Executive Director Kevin Jennings, in his speech, “Winning the Culture War,” spoke about how he was able to delude the Massachusetts legislature into adopting the pro-homosexual agenda for the schools in their state. “In Massachusetts the effective reframing of this issue was the key to the success of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. We immediately seized upon the opponent’s calling card – safety – and explained how homophobia represents a threat to students’ safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report ’Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,’ we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedaling from day one.”
Kevin Jennings, “Governor’s Commission for Gay Youth Retreats to ’Safety’ and ’Suicide,’” The Massachusetts News, (2000, December).

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN) presents itself as a civil rights organization seeking “tolerance” and “understanding” for a victim group. But it is, in fact, a radical organization that has clearly embraced the queer-theory worldview. It seeks to transform the culture and instruction of every public school, so that children will learn to equate “heterosexism” — the favoring of heterosexuality as normal — with other evils like racism and sexism and will grow up pondering their sexual orientation and the fluidity of their sexual identity.
One of the major goals of GLSEN and similar groups is “to reform public school curricula and teaching so that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender—or LGBT—themes are always central and always presented in the approved light.” The GLSEN teachers’ manual that says that middle-schoolers “should have the freedom to explore [their] sexual orientation and find [their] own unique expression of lesbian, bisexual, gay, straight, or any combination of these.”
Marjorie King, “Queering the Schools,” City Journal 13(2) (2003, Spring).

In the year 2005, the FBI Uniform Crime Report listed a total of 123 incidents of hate crimes based on sexual orientation within U.S. schools and colleges. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 70 million students were enrolled in schools and colleges. The incidence rate of 123 crimes relative to 70 million students is 0.0000017 percent.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Federal Bureau of Investigation. School “Enrollment, 2005 American Community Survey,” United States Census Bureau.

The North American Man-Boy Love Association’s goal is “to end the extreme oppression of men and boys in mutually consensual relationships by: building understanding and support for such relationships; educating the general public on the benevolent nature of man/boy love; cooperating with lesbian, gay, feminist, and other liberation movements; supporting the liberation of persons of all ages from sexual prejudice and oppression.”… “We support the rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies.” … “NAMBLA is strongly opposed to age-of-consent laws and all other restrictions which deny men and boys the full enjoyment of their bodies and control over their own lives.” … “We call for fundamental reform of the laws regarding relations between youths and adults.”
“Who We Are,” North American Man-Boy Love Association.

In 1953, W. Cleon Skousen wrote “The Naked Communist,” a book which revealed the 45 goals of communism. Goal No. 26 is to “Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as ‘normal, natural, healthy.’” Goal No. 39 is to “Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.” Goal No. 40 is to “Discredit the family as an institution.”
“Lest We Forget,” The Schwarz Report, (2003, September).

In an interview, Dr. Charles Socarides spoke of the impact on removing homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: “In some ways, the gay community in this country are like a bunch of confused kids. They knew they had these mysterious sexual compulsions. They knew they weren’t happy. And then the nation’s psychiatrists said, in effect, ‘Hey, you’re okay. Go out and have fun. … The APA decision led to a number of decisions by policymakers all over the country. They decriminalized sodomy in half of the country. That led to the rise gay bathhouse culture. And that fueled the century’s most horrific plague, the plague of AIDS.”
Herb Kutchins and Stuart Kirk, “Making Us Crazy,” (New York: The Free Press, 1997): 77.

Dr. Charles Socarides explained how those sympathetic to homosexuals acquired power in the American Psychiatric Association: “At the national level a group of politically active psychiatrists—some of them gay—was forming. They called themselves the Committee for a Concerned Psychiatry (CFCP). Over the next few years their lobbying and their electioneering led to a seizure of the presidency and the chairs of the APA. They gave strong support to Alfred Freedman in his election as president of the APA, and it really made a difference: in an election where more than 10,000 voted, Dr. Freedman won by two votes. Then the CFCP helped to set up John Spiegel and Judd Marmor in the chairs, ready to move up into the presidency—which with the support of the CFCP, they did. Then each of them—Freedman, Spiegel and Marmor—later delivered what the CFCP wanted; they each played important roles in the move to delete homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.”

Herb Kutchins and Stuart Kirk, “Making Us Crazy,” (New York: The Free Press, 1997): 74.

In a four-year period from 1970-73, homosexual activists protested at the annual conventions of the American Psychiatric Association. The disturbances began with angry homosexual activists denouncing presenters and threatening violent disruptions. These confrontations were directed by militant outside consumer groups with no stake in maintaining the stature of organized psychiatry. Demonstrators confronted Irving Bieber and other psychiatrists, hurling accusations and profanities at them. Agitators took over a meeting and denounced aversive treatment techniques. Homosexuals seized a microphone and demanded to be heard, greatly enraging psychiatrists. Despite psychiatrist Kent Robinson’s ability to persuade the APA to include homosexual speakers, the 1971 national conference in Washington was again disrupted by well-organized activists. The intruders intimidated an exhibitor into withdrawing from the site. The pandemonium created in these years led some psychiatrists to seek airfare refunds.
Herb Kutchins and Stuart Kirk, “Making Us Crazy,” (New York: The Free Press, 1997): 66.

The 1972 APA convention in Dallas was indicative of the change forced by hostile activists. There were no presentations that were antithetical to the views of homosexual activists, but there was a session arranged to present the homosexual activists’ point of view. A cloaked, hooded speaker identified as “Dr. Anonymous” claimed that he and 200 fellow psychiatrists were homosexual and that some of them were members of a Gay Psychiatric Association, which met secretly during APA meetings. Homosexual demonstrators also began a routine of maintaining their own booth in the exhibit area. When it was revealed that some prominent psychiatrists were homosexuals, it became much harder to argue that homosexuality was a disability and that being homosexual was dysfunctional.

Herb Kutchins and Stuart Kirk, “Making Us Crazy,” (New York: The Free Press, 1997): 66.

The angry demonstrations of the early 1970s gave way to presentations by homosexuals and their supporters which were designed to serve as alternatives to psychoanalysts speaking about curing homosexuality. A subsequent convention included a carefully moderated session featuring a debate by homosexual professionals and psychoanalysts. Pro-homosexual psychiatrists soon became more influential in the APA than those believing homosexuality was a pathological condition.

Herb Kutchins and Stuart Kirk, “Making Us Crazy,” (New York: The Free Press, 1997): 66.

On December 15, 1973, the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association capitulated to the demands of homosexual demonstrators. The homosexuals labeled unyielding psychiatrists as “war criminals.” Under the duress of harassment, trustees declared that homosexuality was no longer an “illness.” A resulting referendum on the issue, demanded by outraged members of the association, was conducted by mail and was partially controlled by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The homosexual advocates won the vote and the new official definition of homosexuality as a disorder was changed to include only those who were “unhappy with their sexual orientation.” Historian Enrique Rueda wrote that the vote “was not the result of scientific analysis after years of painstaking research. Neither was it a purely objective choice following the accumulation of incontrovertible data. The very fact that the vote was taken reveals the nature of the process involved, since the existence of an orthodoxy in itself contradicts the essence of science.”

Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika, 313.

“There is no question that one of the top priorities of the homosexual movement is to force a ‘redefinition’ of the American family away from the traditional husband-wife-children model to a more ‘functional’ definition based on the notion of economic unit or any other basis that does not require heterosexuality as its foundation.
The notion that a family must involve persons of both sexes is profoundly inimical to the homosexual movement … As early as 1970, elements within the homosexual movement had identified the family as inimical to its interests. At a convention in Philadelphia, the ‘Male Homosexual’ workshop included the following as one of its demands: ‘The abolition of the nuclear family because it perpetuates the false categories of homosexuality and heterosexuality.'”
Enrique T. Rueda, “The Homosexual Network: Private Lives and Public Policy,” (Old Greenwich, Connecticut: Devin Adair Company, 1982): 221. David A. Noebel and Chuck Edwards, “Communism Is With Us, Party Is Not,” The Schwarz Report 45(2) (2005, February).

Communist Party leader Henry Hay, founder of the Mattachine Society in 1950, became known as the “Father of the Modern Gay Movement.” The Mattachine Society’s purpose was to undermine the Judeo-Christian moral consensus in respect to homosexual relations.
Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika, 301. Hay is regarded as the man who first organized homosexuals as a political minority. He was an advocate of pedophile rights and the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Hay advocated homosexual separatism, and he strongly opposed those who preferred to deny NAMBLA permission to participate in homosexual pride parades. When Hay died in 2002, mainstream media obituaries ignored his ties to NAMBLA.
Peter LaBarbera, “Harry Hay, Communism and Homosexuality,” The Schwarz Report, (2003, January).

The Stonewall riot of 1969 by homosexuals who counter-attacked a police raid in a New York City bar became the new symbol of the “gay rights” movement. In its wake, Gay Liberation Fronts sprang up across the United States, using methods of intimidation and coercion to achieve political gains. They targeted the medical community, whose increasing effectiveness in treating homosexual disorders threatened the logical premise of the movement. Gay Liberation Fronts stormed San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago conventions of psychiatry,
medicine and behavior modification, shouting down speakers and terrorizing audience members. 
Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika, 313.

The American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian & Gay Rights Project states: “The groups represented here are parts of a large civil rights orchestra. We play different instruments – lobbying, electoral politics, impact litigation, grassroots organizing, public education, media advocacy and more – and we are dedicated to playing them well. While our organizations vary in focus and strategies, we share a number of common priorities that will help shape and unite our work in the months and years to come.”
 
“Civil Rights. Community Movement,” The American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian & Gay Rights Project, (2005, 13 January).

“The first homosexual rights organization in the United States was an American chapter of the German-based Society for Human Rights (SHR). The German SHR was founded in 1919 by Hans Kahnert and was a militant organization led by ‘Butch’ homosexuals. Many of the early Nazis were also SHR members. The American SHR was started December 10, 1924 in Chicago, by a German-American named Henry Gerber.”
Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, 276.

The ACLU has offered material support to those who openly preach pedophilia and arguably encourage kidnapping, rape and murder.

Deroy Murdock, ” No Boy Scouts: The ACLU defends NAMBLA,” National Review Online, (2004, 27 February).

A NAMBLA publication, “The Survival Manual: The Man’s Guide to Staying Alive in Man-Boy Sexual Relationships,” is also referred to as “The Rape and Escape Manual.” Its chapters explain how to build relationships with children, how to gain the confidence of children’s
parents, where to go to have sex with children and not getting caught. The manual provides advice for those who get caught, on when to leave America and how to rip off credit card companies to get cash to finance their flights.
Deroy Murdock, February 27, 2004, No Boy Scouts: The ACLU defends NAMBLA. National Review Online.

According to homosexual writer and activist Michelangelo Signorile, the goal of homosexuals is: “[You need] To fight for same-sex marriage and its
benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution. . . . The most subversive action lesbian and gay men can undertake . . . is to transform the notion of ’family’ entirely.”
Michelangelo Signorile, “Bridal Wave,” Out, (1994, December). Cited in: “Another Twist in the Battle For Marriage…,” Alliance Defense Fund, (2004, 4 February).

In 1987, homosexual activists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen wrote a manifesto called, “The Overhauling of Straight America” that described how the homosexual movement was to swing public perception. They outlined the following steps: capture the media and desensitize the public to homosexuality, portray the opposition as evil and homosexuals as victims, silence the opposition through name calling. They furthered the idea that if homosexuals can be cast as victims in need of protection then straights will be inclined by reflex to assume the role of protector.

Rob Tong, “Real Gay History: Find Out In 15 Minutes or Less,” (2004, 24 June).

Paula Ettelbrick, former legal director of the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, has stated, “Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking state
approval for doing so… Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process transforming the very fabric of society.”
Paula Ettelbrick, “Since When Is Marriage a Path to Liberation?” Cited in: William Rubenstein, (ed.), Lesbians, Gay Men and the Law (New York: The New Press, 1993): 401-405

Homosexuals are one of the most affluent groups in America. Their average household income is $55,430 compared to the national average of $32,286. Nearly 60 percent are college graduates compared to the national average of 18 percent. Forty-nine percent are in professional and management positions comparedto the national average of 16 percent. Almost 66 percent go on vacations overseas compared to the national average of 14 percent. Joe Di Sabato, president of Rivendell Marketing Company, said, “you’re talking about two people with good jobs, lots of money and no dependents. This is a dream market.” MasterCard and the Dallas Gay Alliance Credit Union began offering homosexual-oriented credit cards, and many businesses began advertising in homosexual publications in the 1990s.
Joan Rigdon, “Overcoming a Deep-Rooted Reluctance, More Firms Advertise to Gay Community,” Wall Street Journal, (1991, 18 July): B1, B2.

Eric Pollard founded the homosexual activist organization ACT-UP’s Washington, D.C, chapter. In an interview in the Washington Blade, he said that he and other group members learned to apply “subversive
tactics, drawn largely from the voluminous Mein Kampf, which some of us studied as a working model.”
Eric Pollard, “Time to Give up Fascist Tactics,” Washington Blade, (1992, 31 January): 39. Cited in: Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 1996): 38.

Civil & Legal Rights Claims

When the issue of homosexuals routinely being denied the right to visit their partners in hospitals was raised during debate over the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, the Family Research Council did an informal survey of nine hospitals in four states and the District of Columbia. None of the administrators surveyed could recall a single case in which a visitor was barred because of their homosexuality, and they were incredulous that this would even be considered an issue.
Peter Sprigg, “What’s Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples Marry?” Family Research Council, In Focus: Issue No. 256.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force cut in half its coverage of health insurance premiums for domestic partners of its employees, calling the premiums “prohibitively expensive.”
Marc Morano, “Homosexual Group Cuts Back Domestic Partner Benefits,” CNSnews.com.

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