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While we have been preoccupied with the dangers posed to our children by inanimate objects, namely guns, they were under a much more dangerous assault from animate objects, namely psychologists and psychiatrists
We may thank Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio talk-show personality, for sounding the alarm that the American Psychological Association (APA) is lending itself to propaganda designed to soften attitudes toward sex between adults and children.
In July 1998, in their Psychological Bulletin, the APA published “A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples.” The authors did no research of their own. They used 59 earlier “studies” (two dozen of which were never published or given peer review) to develop the goofy conclusion that unforced sex between an adult and a child may not be a harmful experience but a “positive” one.
The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) considered the study “good news.” Their web site proclaims that “sex does not pose the danger to minors claimed by police, prosecutors and prudes crusading against man/boy love.”
Apparently, the current mayors of San Francisco and New York City agree. Why else would they choose to march in “homosexual pride” parades, along with a self-identified group of proud and practicing pedophiles?
The Journal of Homosexuality is out front on this issue. In 1990, it published a double issue of articles dealing with “Male Intergenerational Intimacy.” One article asserted that a “loving pedophile” can provide “companionship, security and protection” for a young boy and should be viewed by parents as a “… partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home.”
Why do many homosexuals defend pedophilia? The reason is obvious: The boy who has been sexually gratified by an adult male is a prime candidate to a same-sex orientation when he becomes an adult. Pedophilia is a gateway to homosexuality and bisexuality. Keep in mind that homosexuals are made, not born.
But it is the American Psychiatric Association that deserves “credit” for beginning the process of normalizing sexual deviancy in all its forms. In 1973, this organization removed homosexuality from its list of psychological disorders — based not on new evidence or studies but on pressure from homosexual members of the association.
In 1996, these psychiatrists took the final step. They revised their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual to reflect a fundamental change in their official approach to all sexual deviancy.
The essence of the new approach is this: No matter how heinous the sexual perversion, if the pervert does not feel shame or remorse, he does not have a psychiatric problem. In effect, these experts in human behavior have formally stripped morality, decency and common sense from the strategy they use in dealing with all forms of sexual perversion.
The goal of their therapy, when guilt is present, is to get rid of the guilt, not the perverted behavior. The idea is to make perverts feel comfortable with themselves. The problem is not what people do, but how they feel about it.
This explains why a cultural war is being waged in America against moral codes, traditional values and standards of common decency. It is a war to eliminate guilt and the sources of guilt. It is a war to justify human degeneracy.
The sad truth about the human species is that we are all flawed and in need of redemption. Most of us, however, are not so arrogant and inverted that we seek to have our flaws declared virtues.
Homosexuals are advancing a dangerous agenda, using the forces of government, the media, public schools and pseudo science as battering rams to break down traditional family values. They are mutilating the concept of Christian love by defining it as a moral imperative to embrace human depravity and tolerate wickedness.
Here are a few of the elements of the homosexual agenda: the right to marry someone of the same sex; the right to adopt and raise children; the repeal of sodomy laws; the enactment of hate-crime laws making crime against them more significant than crime against heterosexuals; affirmative-action status that gives them special protections against the attitudes of others; a special affirmative-action program for AIDS; a lowered age for legal consent of sexual behavior; access to the Boy Scouts of America; the pro-homosexual indoctrination of school children; and validation from every man, woman, child and institution in America that their flaws are virtues.
The homosexual community is consolidating its gains and expanding its purple umbrella to provide cover for other sexual disorientations such as transsexuals, transvestites and bisexuals. Are pedophiles next? Where does it end?
It is said that morality is about drawing lines between what is acceptable and what is not. It is time for some serious line-drawing in America.