Paul Ryan’s Economic and Cultural Confusion is Not New

It was breaking news yesterday over at BarbWire: “Breaking: Ryan Supports Homosexual Civil Rights.” Some of us have know about Paul Ryan’s confusion for several years. I outlined Ryan’s confusion in a post back in May 2012: “Taking Congressman Paul Ryan to School.” In that article, I covered the basics — the extremely elementary facts that Ryan has absolutely no excuse for not knowing:

Clearly Ryan’s thinking is confused because he has accepted arguments that are fact-less, emotional and based on false premises. Like everyone else who refuses to exercise critical thinking, Ryan needs to learn that homosexuality is not like race. Let’s review what the Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins has written:

  • Race is 100% heritable, homosexuality is not.
  • Race is immutable in all cases, homosexuality is in many cases mutable (capable of or susceptible to change).
  • Race has no behavioral implications that are legitimate objects of moral assessment; homosexuality is centrally defined by subjective experiences of desire and volitional acts that are legitimate objects of moral assessment.
  • Whereas there are no former blacks, there  are scores of people who have at one point self-identified as homosexual, renounced homosexuality, and gone on to live successful heterosexual lives.

If Congressman Ryan still can’t quite grasp the simplicity of this, here’s more of what Higgins has written:

  • Homosexuality is not analogous to skin color, biological sex, hair color, or disability.
  • Homosexuality is analogous to many conditions that are defined by powerful persistent desires and volitional acts.
  • There is no evidence for the claim that homosexuality is genetically determined. Every study that has suggested a correlation between some biological factor and homosexuality has been refuted or criticized for any number of test-design flaws or faulty conclusions.

Congressman Paul Ryan has shown that he understands the immorality of our federal government’s economic spending policies. Now he needs to learn about morality in general. The discussion of morality is a discussion about human behavior. If Ryan thinks homosexuals were born that way, well, he needs to put down his calculator and learn. Even the left-wing American Psychological Association says this about homosexuality causation:

Most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is most likely the result of a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors.

Paul Ryan’s confusion doesn’t stop there. Ryan is clearly ignorant of the importance of the natural family in preserving civilization. You cannot separate economic policy from social policy — Ryan can still enroll in this free online class at Dispatches University here: On the Connection Between the Economic and Social Issues. Mr. “Budget Expert” Ryan thinks that we can somehow balance a budget when the social fabric deteriorates even more. Why would it deteriorate even more? Read the news. We’re not talking about a slippery slope — all the sexual madness is connected. You can’t grant people who prefer same-sex sex “civil rights” and then deny it to the menagerie of other perversions.

Here is the opening of Linda Harvey’s BarbWire article yesterday:

Is this a trick? It’s certainly not a treat. America may be handed a Speaker who will open the door for the “gay” lobby to achieve its fondest dream, even beyond marriage.

It is highly likely prospective House Speaker Paul Ryan would support the homosexual “civil rights” bill, H.R. 3185, because he cast a vote for its younger sister, ENDA, in 2007.

And he apparently thinks people are born homosexual because he has “gay” friends.

Such appalling ignorance or blindness is completely unacceptable in the leader of the House of Representatives. Here’s what one article said about his support for homosexuality:

… he has occasionally broken with his party by taking more centrist stands on foreign policy and some social issues. In 2007, he supported the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, banning workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians and said he has gay friends. ‘They didn’t roll out of bed one morning and choose to be gay. That’s who they are,’ he said, acknowledging he ‘took a lot of grief’ for the ENDA vote from members of his own party, so much so that he ‘stopped worrying about it.’ He says his attitude towards gays is a ‘generational thing’ — less important to him than to older people, perhaps, and he is willing to go along with whatever the generals propose regarding gays in the military.

So if there’s a push for transvestites in the military, will Ryan back that, too? And label the opposition as irrelevant “older people”?

Let’s just think about the specter of a Speaker of the House who supports the current horrific so-called “Equality Act”, introduced as H.R. 3185 and S. 1858 in July just after the SCOTUS marriage decision.

This legislation is the evil twin to Obergefell, providing the ammunition for “LGBT” tyranny to be enforced. It’s the top priority of the major homosexual groups right now and vaults across any previous anti-discrimination bill to essentially wipe out free speech and religious liberty on the issues of homosexuality and gender change by declaring these behaviors to be civil rights in America.

The “Equality Act” seeks to revise the 1964 Civil Rights Act to add the categories of “sexual orientation,” “gender identity” and “sex,” with sex including even delusions of femininity and masculinity, not limited to actual biology.

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