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The Maryland State General Assembly has voted to approve same-sex marriage. In the House of Delegates, the vote was 72-64. In the state Senate, 25-22. Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley supported the bill.

In response, Delegate Don Dwyer declared:

“I can assure you that should this bill come out of the House, it will go to referendum.”

Dwyer added that an effort to place a referendum on the ballot would begin as soon as the bill is passed.

Two Republicans, Wade Kach of Baltimore and Robert Costa of Anne Arundel County, supported this same-sex marriage bill.

State Sen. Nancy Jacobs, another Republican, said:

“I don’t think the votes on that board accurately represent the citizens of the state of Maryland. I think the vote on referendum in 2012 will be the vote of the people, and I think this deserves to go to the people, and I’m sure it will.”

As a Maryland radio broadcaster and columnist for WND, I strongly suspect that any such referendum – where all registered voters are allowed to vote – would result in the defeat of same-sex marriage. For the AIDS and syphilis rates among homosexuals are perpetually very high – in fact, enormously higher than from numerous other alternative sexual orientations, whom the sodomy lobby refuses either to support or mention (such as polygamy, polyandry, pedophilia, incest, necrophilia, klismaphilia, urophilia and zoophilia/bestiality).

I am also not aware of any expressed homosexual organizational concern about the sex-abuse cases that have put Los Angeles schools under fire and resulted in nationwide coverage in the New York Times.

Almost every edition of the New York Times contains news about, columns featuring and editorials supporting the acceptance of homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage.

But in the Times’ extensive Page One story on Feb. 17, headlined “Abuse Cases Put L.A. Schools Under Fire,” there was not one word of comment from any of the numerous homosexual organizations whose various pronouncements are so often given prominence by the New York Times.

Times reporter Jennifer Medina, reporting from Los Angeles, wrote the following:

“The arrest of a public school teacher here earlier this month came with vivid details, thanks to hundreds of photographs that the police say show the teacher covering the eyes and mouths of children with tape and allowing cockroaches to crawl over faces.

“Those accusations alone were enough to prompt outrage. But more came: Another teacher at the same school was arrested on charges of sexually abusing children. Then came news reports that two aides at the school had been fired after being accused of abuse, and that one had been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

“Within days, other allegations surfaced at schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District: A high school music teacher was removed after being accused of showering with students; a third-grade teacher was being investigated for more than a dozen accusations of sexual abuse; an elementary school janitor was arrested and accused of lewd acts against a child. And on Wednesday, a high school softball coach and special education teacher was arrested on charges of sending inappropriate messages to children over the Internet. …

“Most of the attention has centered on Miramonte Elementary, a working-class school in South Los Angeles where, the police say, dozens of students were abused over several years. Many of the students are children of Latino immigrants, and some worry that parents were reluctant to report the allegations to the police because of their legal status.

“Mark Berndt, the teacher accused of photographing students as he abused them, was removed from the classroom last spring, but parents were not told of the accusations or the investigation. He has been charged with 23 counts of lewd acts upon a child.”

Ladies and gentlemen, have any of you ever seen from any of the many militant homosexual organizations any comments at all on these arrests on charges of homosexual pedophilia?

I haven’t, and I believe that is outrageous.

So was the Aug. 17, 2011, conference in Baltimore, Md., sponsored by B4UACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists.

Child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law, said the conference was part of a strategy to condition people into accepting pedophiles.

“The first thing they do is get the public to divest from thinking of what the offender does criminally, to thinking of the offender’s emotional state, to think of him as thinking of his emotional state (and) to empathize and sympathize. You don’t change the nation in one fell swoop; you have to change it by conditioning. The aim is to get them (pedophiles) out of prison.”

According to Reisman, empirical data show that pedophiles typically molest many children before finally being caught.

“The data on paroled pedophiles confirms that these predators repeat their crimes against children and are known to have escalated them even to murder,” Reisman said.

Several speakers at the Aug. 17 conference, including B4UACT Director of Operations Dr. Richard Kramer and conference keynote speaker Dr. Fred Berlin of Johns Hopkins University, have actively opposed sex-offender notification laws. Berlin disputed Reisman’s contention that he wants to decriminalize pedophilia, noting that “society’s interests can best be served by supporting both criminal justice interventions and public health initiatives.”

Reisman remained unconvinced. “His empathy was with the pedophile and the pedarest, not with the child victim. He refused to report the criminal to law enforcement because he said they were in treatment. Taxpayers pay for treatment, and they are molesting kids. They go out to Berlin, and he gets paid by us (the taxpayers) for therapy.”

Reisman also claims that mental-health practitioners like Berlin want to place pedophilia on par with neurosis or clinical depression and counsel pedophiles rather than incarcerate them.

“The scientific defense of pedophiles follows on the natural outgrowth of (Alfred Kinsey’s) 1948 book, ‘Sexual Behavior of the Human Male,’ where he describes the rapes of infants and children, as would any pedophile, as ‘orgasmic,’” Reisman said.

Reisman warned that declassifying pedophilia as a mental illness could result in the repeal of child-protection statutes because the law always follows the input of psychiatry. She pointed to psychiatry’s normalization of sadomasochism, exhibitionism and homosexuality as precedence.

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