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Frank Kameny, a hero to the homosexual community who was integral in pressuring the American Psychiatric Association to reclassify same-sex activities as “normal,” has written to a pro-family organization that he believes bestiality is fine, “as long as the animal doesn’t mind.”
In a weekend letter to Americans for Truth, an organization dedicated to revealing the truth about homosexuality, Kameny also said there is no such thing as “sexual perversion.”
“Absolutely indisputably a central part of the very definition of Americanism is the guarantee, found in the Declaration of Independence, as not merely a Right, but as an Inalienable Right, of the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’” he wrote. “If something which someone arbitrarily defines as a ‘sexual perversion’ provides happiness for consenting adult participants, then its enjoyment is enshrined in basic Americanism.
“So: Let us have more and better enjoyment of more and better sexual perversions, by whatever definition, by more and more consenting adults. We will all be the better off thereby. And that will be Americanism in action,” he said.
Kameny’s letter to AFTAH was in response to the organization’s earlier reporting on the sale of bestiality videos at the recent “International Mr. Leather” convention in Chicago.
Kameny, now 83, said, “Bestiality is not my thing … But it seems to be a harmless foible or idiosyncrasy of some people. So, as long as the animal doesn’t mind (and the animal rarely does), I don’t mind, and I don’t see why anyone else should.”
“We have many questions for Kameny, the first being: how exactly does an animal signal his or her ‘consent’ to have sex with a human?” Peter LaBarbera, chief of AFTAH, said.
It was just last year Kameny was honored by the Smithsonian for his pressuring psychiatrists to no longer count homosexuality and other alternatives sexual lifestyle choices as out of the ordinary.
His “Gay is Good” slogan and his 1965 protest signs are to be displayed at the National Museum of American History.
His letter continued: “If bestiality with consenting animals provides happiness to some people, let them pursue their happiness.”
He wrote: ” The First Amendment prohibits ANY law abridging freedom of speech and press. Therefore pornography is fully lawful and may not be limited or suppressed. Thus saith our Constitution. Anyone who does not choose to view some particular pornography has an absolute right not to view it. But there is NO valid right for such people even to attempt to limit or prevent its acquisition and viewing by those who do choose to view it. Such attempts represent moral fascism, the American Taliban, and Christianofascism in action. They must be resisted to the uttermost. That is the view of the National Consumers Association for the Advancement and Protection of Pornography, Inc., of which I am the founder and president.”
In the National Museum of American History release announcing the acquisition of Kameny’s protest signs, Kameny opined:
“Nearly fifty years ago, the United States Government banned me from employment in public service because I am a homosexual. This archive is not simply my story; it also shows how gay and lesbian Americans have joined the American mainstream story of expanded civil liberties in the 20th century. Today, by accepting these papers, the nation preserves not only our history but marks how far gay and lesbian Americans have traveled on the road to civil equality.”
Kameny escalating protests eventually led to the APA dropping the description of mental disorder for homosexuality in 1973.
LaBarbera told WND that the issue, however, is not just an individual’s choices.
“We know that they’re already attempting this idea of gay and lesbian history month,” he said. “If that goes through, you’re going to see Frank Kameny taught in gay and lesbian history month.”
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