You can always count on the Chicago Tribune to ignore things like the fact that thirty states have passed referendums to protect traditional marriage while only small handful have moved to legalize “same sex” marriage. Last week a Trib story included this line: “With more states enacting same-sex marriage laws, pressure is growing on President Obama to moderate his stance against [homosexual] marriage.”
Fortunately newspapers like the Trib are losing readership and the facts are readily available on the Internet so fewer people need to be confused about where this entire debate currently stands.
Kathy Valente, a policy analyst with the Illinois Family Institute, has once again brought something very important to our attention:
“The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has defined the broad term of “sexual orientation” to include bestiality, pedophilia *, incest, and ‘gender identity’ disorder among 547 forms of sexual deviancy or ‘paraphilias.’ The APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) is considered the dictionary of
Am I the only one thinking that the annual “homosexual sex” pride parade in Chicago might get more crowded in the future?
This Wikipedia page makes the entire issue look all the more ridiculous.
The “leaders” of the so-called “homosexual rights” movement weren’t smart enough to avoid adding a “T” for “Transgendered” to their movement’s acronym “GLBT.” By doing so, they embraced many people who suffer from a mental illness. I wrote about it here: “Gender Identity Disorder.”
Might the “GLBT” acronym get even longer sometime soon?
Here’s how Wikipedia explains the list:
“This article is a list of paraphilias, defined as powerful and persistent sexual interest other than in copulatory or precopulatory behavior with phenotypically normal, consenting adult human partners. Some paraphilias have more than one term to describe them, and some terms overlap with others. Paraphilias without DSM codes listed come under DSM 302.9, ‘Paraphilia NOS (Not Otherwise Specified).’ A recent scientific source lists as many as 547 paraphilias.”
Friends, the discussion about so-called “homosexual marriage” and “homosexual rights” isn’t complicated. It’s about how mature people should handle their personal life, and specifically, their sexual problems.
You can try, but you won’t succeed in telling me that this list – doesn’t represent problems for those people having to deal with such impulses.
In a series of articles on this topic three years ago I wrote this:
“How can I be optimistic that the ‘homosexual rights’ movement will fail in its attempt to radicalize America? Easy. Just look at the news footage and the pictures from this past Sunday’s ‘homosexual pride parade’ in Chicago. Can those people parading down the street win the argument? I don’t believe it.
The pessimist says the moral struggle is over and that we’ve lost. Down the road, they say, there will be a similar parade in every suburb and small town in Illinois. I say don’t bet on it. There are too many other examples from history of things that looked un-winnable but turned out to be otherwise.
In Part 1 of that series I referenced the good news regarding the pro-life movement’s progress in the polls. Of course that moral struggle isn’t over – most of these battles are never really over.”
I have compassion for those who face these issues in their family or in their own lives. But the nature of what it is being discussed isn’t altered just because a friend or loved one is involved. I address that here: “Friends, Family, and Children.”
Lastly, an article from just last week in World Net Daily is worth your time:
©2009 John Francis Biver