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Myths on Sex Education

 

Sex education is a very delicate subject. Our experience is that many parents are uncomfortable with the sex education being offered by their children's schools. But they have no back-up information with which to discuss these issues with the teachers at school.

 


 

Myth 6 : Homosexuality

Brian Clowes, Director of Research and Training at Human Life International since 1995, has provided the NACF with the following summary.( bclowes@hli.org, and see the Human Life International website at www.hli.org).


Why We Must Fight the "Gay Rights" Agenda


(1) It is a public health menace
(2) It is predatory and coercive
(3) It tramples the rights of others
(4) It is extremely violent in nature
(5) It reinforces addictive behavior
(6) It degrades society
(7) It protects an illegitimate minority
(8) It is unnecessary in a democracy
(9) It is antithetical to Christianity


Let us begin by clarifying that;


" All people, including homosexuals, have basic human rights.

" All of the trouble and agitation is being caused by well-funded groups of radical organizations ? a very small minority of homosexuals, perhaps one percent.

" These organizations are being funded primarily by North America and Europe.

" Our Mission: Not to condemn, but to lead all to Christ.

The Eight Primary Myths Perpetuated by Homophiles

(1) 10 percent of the population is `gay.'
(2) We were born this way.
(3) The 'gay' lifestyle is perfectly natural, normal and healthy.
(4) There is no "homosexual agenda."
(5) Homosexuals are victims.
(6) Equal rights must include 'gay' marriage.
(7) Most child sexual abusers are "straight."
(8) Anyone who disagrees with us hates us.

Myth #1: "Ten Percent of the Population is Homosexual."
Origin of The Myth: "10% of males in the sample were predominantly homosexual between the ages of 16 and 55" [Sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1948].

Perpetuation of The Myth: "Homosexuality is one in 10. It's one in 10 on the football team. It's one in 10 on the baseball team. It's one in 10 on the softball team. It's one in 10 on the basketball team. Those are facts" [homosexual activist Pat Griffin].

The Reality: A summary of studies shows that the number of people who have ever had a homosexual experience in their entire lives is 3.1% for men and 3.3% for women. The number of people who are exclusively homosexual is 1.6% for men and 1.7% for women.

The Story Behind the Myth: "After years of our educating those who inform the public and make its laws, the concept that 10 percent of the population is gay has become a generally accepted 'fact.' While some reminding always seems necessary, the 10 percent figure is regularly utilized by scholars, by the press, and in government statistics. As with so many pieces of knowledge and myth, repeated telling made it so" [Bruce Voeller, "Some Uses and Abuses of the Kinsey Scale"].

Myth #2: "We Were Born This Way."

The Experts Speak:

(1) "There is little evidence of the existence of such a thing as innate perversity. ... I have myself come to the conclusion that homosexuality is largely a matter of conditioning" [Alfred Kinsey in 1972].

(2) "The genetic theory of homosexuality has been generally discarded today. Despite the interest in possible hormone mechanisms in the origin of homosexuality, no serious scientist today suggests that a simple cause-effect relationship applies" [William Masters and Virginia Johnson].

(3) "We're born man, woman, and sexual beings. We learn our sexual preferences and orientations" [William Masters and Virginia Johnson].

Kinsey Institute Survey on Reasons Given for a Homosexual Orientation

Question: "Why Are You Gay?"

"Homosexual experience as a child" 22%

"Have a lot of homosexual friends" 16%

"Poor relationship with mother" 15%

"Poor relationship with father" 14%

"Unusual development" 15%

"Heterosexual partners unavailable" 12%

"Social ineptitude" 12%

"I was born that way" 9%

WARNING: This Argument is Just a Distraction! You will never convince committed homosexuals that they were not "born that way," despite all of the scientific evidence. When someone says that they were "born that way," it is just an excuse to justify their behavior, and so they will cling to it fanatically. Don't waste your time arguing with them. Whether or not homosexuals were "born that way" is irrelevant. All of us were born with weaknesses and tendencies to sin such as lust, desire to steal, alcoholism, lying, gossiping, violence, hatred, etc. Weakness is not an excuse to just give in; we will all suffer for it.

Important Concept: Gender Subversion

" Remember that confusion causes paralysis. So in the 1960s social engineers made up the term "gender," which is infinitely adaptable;

" "Sex" is what we are born as ? Male or female. It cannot be manipulated or changed. Its definition is clear and it cannot be subverted.

" "Gender" is a word with no fixed meaning. It is what we think we are, or want to be, and we can change it at a whim. Radicals use it as a tool of confusion and subversion. Remember that confusion causes paralysis. The Culture of Death thrives on confusion and lack of clarity.

" According to the United Nations World Health Organization, "gender" is "the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women."

" "Postgenderism is a diverse social, political and cultural movement whose adherents affirm the voluntary elimination of gender in the human species through the application of advanced biotechnology and assistive reproductive technologies" ["Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary"].

" "Queer politics is no longer content to carve out a buffer zone for a minoritized and protected subculture. Our goal is to challenge the pervasive and often invisible heteronormativity of modern societies ... Our task is to confront modern culture with its worst nightmare ? a queer planet" [The 1993 "Queer Manifesto"].

" Cluelessness on the Loose: "What if parents committed to gender equity counteracted the effect of testosterone on boys in the womb by complementing it with injections of artificial female hormones? Structural gender difference could be eradicated from the beginning. Such a policy would lead to men and women with normal bodies but identical feminine brains. War, rape, boxing, car racing, pornography and hamburgers and beer would soon be distant memories. A feminist paradise would have arrived" [Andrew Sullivan].

Stupid Argument: "If you're against "Gay rights," you must be gay yourself."

" A homosexual "Waging Peace" propaganda poster reads "If you go out of your way to pick on gays, psychiatrists have a name for you: LATENT HOMOSEXUAL. There was a time, years ago, when people could hide their own homosexual tendencies by loudly attacking other gays in public. But not anymore. These days, when you harass gay people, it just puts the spotlight of suspicion on you. So maybe you'd better mind your own business, unless you want others to think that homosexuality is your business!"

" Sooooo … Under this "Logic;"

" People who are against capital punishment long to be executioners;

" Anti-war activists yearn to go to war and slaughter the enemy;

" Environmentalists want to drive huge SUVs;

" Feminists secretly want to oppress women; and

" Those who fight child abuse secretly want to beat up and sexually abuse children.

Myth #3: "Homosexuality is a Perfectly Healthy and Acceptable Lifestyle."

The Myth: "Once again churches lag behind science. Long after social and behavioral scientists have proven that homosexuality is healthy, good and natural for a certain percentage of our population, the Roman Catholic Church continues to teach antiquated and harmful theology" [Mary E. Hunt].

Is Homosexuality …

" "Perverse?" - "... an aberrant sexual practice, especially when habitual and preferred to normal coitus." NO.

" "Unnatural?" - "... not being in accordance with nature or consistent with a normal course of events." NO.

" "Abnormal?" - "... deviating from the normal or average." NO.

" "Unbiblical?" ? See www.gay-bible.org.

The Reality: Homosexuality is a Public Health Disaster

" Heavy drinkers lose an average of five years from their lives.

" Heavy smokers lose an average of seven years from their lives.

" Illegal drug addicts lose an average of ten years from their lives.

" Very overweight people lose an average of twelve years from their lives.

" "Straight" men live an average of 79 years in the USA. "Gay" men live an average of 54 years. Average loss of life: 25 years!

" "Straight" women live an average of 83 years in the USA. Lesbians live an average of 58 years. Average loss of Life: 25 years!

Dumbest Argument Ever: "Some animals are homosexual, so it's all right."

" Animals also practice murder and infanticide, child abuse and neglect, cannibalism, incest, rape and polygamy, and public nudity. Does this mean that people should be able to do these things too?

" The most popular example given: The Toronto Zoo's "Pedro" and "Buddy." The two male penguins split up the same day a female penguin finally appeared.

Characteristics of an Addiction to Homosexuality

(1) Reoriented Priorities. The homosexual addict's life centers around his "habit." His job, his wife and family (if any), and his possessions mean little. If he is just beginning the homosexual lifestyle, he gives up his old circle of friends, hobbies and other interests. All that matters is that he is guaranteed a steady supply of usually anonymous sexual partners.

(2) Obsessiveness. The homosexual addict is obsessive and insatiable. He constantly craves sexual partners and they occupy a huge segment of his thoughts; all that really matters is the next sexual encounter.

(3) Compulsiveness. The homosexual addict is compulsive. He is completely out of control emotionally. He may make occasional half-hearted attempts at limiting or controlling his behavior, but such attempts usually fail.

(4) Reclusiveness. The homosexual addict withdraws from his former activities and friends. The homosexual lifestyle is incomprehensible to those outside its influence, so he associates only with his new "friends," because they understand him and help him get more and more deeply into the homosexual lifestyle.

(5) Personality Changes. The homosexual addict undergoes severe personality changes. He becomes secretive, furtive, obsessive and compulsive. These changes are brought on by feelings of persecution, victimization, isolation, and, above all, acute guilt.

(6) Withdrawal. The homosexual addict experiences withdrawal symptoms to varying degrees if he is placed in an environment where other homosexuals are not available.

(7) Escapism. The homosexual addict is an escapist. He avoids responsibility for his actions and blames everyone else for anything in his life that is not to his liking. This aspect of homosexual addiction has assumed extreme proportions in the "gay rights" movement. Everyone is to blame for the homosexual's plight but himself --society, the government, the

Church, and, of course, "gay-bashing bigots."

(8) Obsession with Privacy. The homosexual addict is extremely concerned about privacy, because he knows that it is essential in order to continue his socially unacceptable behavior.

(9) Cross-Addictions. Finally, the homosexual addict does not limit himself to compulsive sexual activity, but becomes involved in pedophilia, transvestitism, sado-masochism (S&M), bestiality, hard-core pornography, and other horrors. He is very frequently an alcoholic and/or addicted to various illegal drugs, as well. For example, studies show that 25% to 35% of active homosexual men and women are alcoholics.

The Tragedy of a Homosexual Addiction: "In 1981 we drew back and became more sexually conservative because of fear of the AIDS epidemic. Now we have decided that certain death is preferable to dull sex lives" [A homosexual radio spokesperson].

Myth #4: "There is No Such Thing as a "Gay Agenda"."

The Myth: "I want to go to my job. I want to have a home. I want to save my money. And I want to go on vacation. What kind of "hidden agenda" are they talking about?" [Homosexual activist Frank Brown].

The Myth: A sign often seen at homosexual rallies says something like this: "The Gay Agenda: Spend time with my family/Be treated equally/buy milk."

What is Legitimate Equality? "Fairness. That's all we're asking for. Protection from unfair discrimination in jobs and housing. An end to anti-gay violence. Immigration reform [to allow HIV+ immigrants]. Defeat of bigoted laws denying human dignity and equal justice to lesbians and gay men" [Human Rights Campaign Fund]. The great majority of homosexuals would be satisfied with these gains. Unfortunately, it is not the majority of homosexuals who set the true "gay" agenda.

How They Try to Confuse the Issue: GLAAD offers this definition. "OFFENSIVE: "special rights;" PREFERRED: "equal rights" or "equal protection." Anti-gay extremists frequently characterize civil rights and equal protection of the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans as "special rights" in an attempt to energize opposition to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws."

What is a "Special Right"?: A "special right" is a right demanded by a group of people who deny the same right to others, especially their ideological opponents.

"Special Rights" Demanded by Homosexual Leaders (not the majority);

¢ We demand that all television and radio broadcasting and Internet material critical of homosexuality be banned.

¢ We demand that our religious view on the morality and acceptability of homosexuality be imposed on everyone.

¢ We demand the right to be Catholic priests.

¢ We demand that all speakers be banned from talking about men marrying women.

¢ The "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:" We demand the right to ridicule others and demand that anyone ridiculing us be charged with a "hate crime."

¢ We demand that all who oppose gay marriage be forbidden to run for public office, be banned from working for government in any capacity, and be barred from attending law school or from practicing law.

¢ We demand that all who oppose gay marriage be fired from their jobs without recourse.

¢ We demand that all opponents of gay marriage be imprisoned until they recant, and then be forced to work for homosexual groups.

"Special Rights" Demanded by a Large Percentage of Homosexuals

¢ We demand that anyone speaking out publicly against homosexuality be charged with crimes against humanity and be sentenced to death or life in prison.

¢ We demand the right to give blood, regardless of how many other lives may be endangered.

¢ We demand the death penalty for anyone who harasses a gay person.

Myth #5: "Gays are Very Frequently the Targets of Violence."

The Myth: "Gays" as Victims;

"We are a gentle, angry people/We are a justice seeking people

We are young and old together/We are a land of many colors

We are gay and straight together/We are a gentle, loving people

And we are singing for our lives." - Holly Near.

The Strategy: "In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector. … gays should be portrayed as victims of prejudice" [Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear & Hatred of Gays in the 90s].
Azalea Cooley, the "Perfect Victim."

" "Fourfer:" Female, Black, Lesbian and Wheelchair-Bound

" Many other hoax hate crimes (Hoaxer Project)

Homosexuals Frequently Fake "Hate Crimes:" Laird Wicox' "Hoaxer Project"

The Facts about Violence (from FBI Data)

o Only one in 77 homosexuals is ever the victim of a hate crime.

o If a homosexual had an infinite life span, he or she would only be the victim of a hate crime once every 4,158 years.

o Most violence against homosexuals is committed by other homosexuals.

o Homosexuals are more likely to commit violence against "straights" than the other way around.

Myth #6: "Equal Rights Must Include Gay Marriage."

The Marxist Roots of the "Gay Rights" Movement: "The modern family contains in germ not only slavery, but also serfdom. ... The married woman differs from the ordinary courtesan in that she does not let out her body on piece-work as a wage worker, but sells it once and for all into slavery. ... The modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed domestic slavery of the wife" [Friedrich Engels. Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State].
How Homosexuals View the Family: "The oppression of gay people starts in the most basic unit of society, the family, consisting of the man in charge, a slave as his wife, and their children on whom they force themselves as the ideal models. The very form of the family works against homosexuality. … … The long-term goal of the London Gay Liberation Front, which inevitably brings us into fundamental conflict with the institutionalised sexism of this society, is to rid society of the gender-role system which is at the root of our oppression. This can only be achieved by the abolition of the family as the unit in which children are brought up" [The Gay Liberation Front Manifesto].

Diluting the Meaning of "Family:" "Instead of marriage we want to promote a co-habitation law that ignores gender and allows more than two people in a partnership" [Tiina Rosenberg of Feministiskt Initiativ, Sweden].

Why Not Gay "Marriage?"

" Marriage as it should be is just fine; it is people's commitment to it that is weak.

" Homosexual "marriage" is against common sense and nature. And nature always strikes back.

" Homosexual "marriage" opens the field to all kinds of screwy ideas: Polygamy, "zoophilia," etc.

" "Polygamy seems like a pretty good idea for professional women, who can proceed with their careers and have someone at home they can trust to watch their children. It solves the day care problem. ... If NOW is about anything, it's about choice" [Luci Malin of the National Organization for Women (NOW)].

" "Zoophiles are born with a true love for animals and have a lifelong commitment to their care. Myself and my dog Lady live together as a married couple. In the eyes of God we are truly married. ... If Maine passes an anti-bestiality law it will be a disservice to zoo couples and would keep zoo couples from coming out of the closet and drive us deeper underground. This helps no one and would force me out of state" [Phillip Buble].
" Complete List of Studies Showing that Homosexual Marriage is Beneficial for Children: 0.

Myth #7: "Most Child Sexual Abusers are Straight."

The Myth: "Most sexual abusers of children are straight: True" [Question 6 of the "Sexuality Stereotypes" quiz on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Teenwire Web site].

Definitions

" Pederasty is sexually molesting a young person of the same sex;

" Pedophilia is sexually molesting a child of the opposite sex;

" Ephebophilia is sexual attraction to pubescent or post-pubescent children;

" A paraphilia is disordered sexual desire, and includes both pederasty and pedophilia;

" "Pedosexual" is a term often used by pedophiles and those who support them.

The Reality: Child Sexual Molestation

" "The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality. For the gay community to imply that boy-love is not homosexual love is ridiculous" [San Francisco Sentinel (a homosexual newspaper)].

" "If it weren't for us pedophiles, there wouldn't be a gay movement. If the leaders of the gay movement today want to turn their backs on the spirit of gay liberation, f- them. We're speaking the truth, and the truth is that man-boy love is a central part of gay liberation, and it is a central feature of homosexuality in the West" [David Thorstad].

" Alfred Kinsey found that 37 percent of all male homosexuals admitted to having sex with children under 17 years old.

" The Archives of Sexual Behavior says that "The rate of homosexual attraction is 6-20 times higher among pedophiles."

" A study of 229 convicted child molesters published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 86% of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.

" A study by sex researchers Alan Bell and Martin Weinberg found that 25% of white homosexual men have had sex with boys sixteen years and younger.

" Homosexual activists Karla Jay and Allen Young revealed in their 1979 Gay Report that 23% of all male homosexuals have acted as "chicken hawks" - that is, they have preyed on adolescent or younger boys.

" Homosexual teachers are 62 times more likely to sexually molest children than are heterosexual teachers.

" During the Church sexual abuse crisis in the United States, a homosexual priest was 110 times more likely to sexually molest boys than were heterosexual priests. 80 percent of the child sexual abuse was homosexual in nature.

Myth #8: "Anyone Who Opposes Us or Even Disagrees with Us is a `Homophobe'."

The Myth: Opposition = Violence: "Anyone that believes that the hatred behind this [marriage] amendment is any different than the hatred that was the cause of our son's murder is fooling themselves and doesn't understand what is happening every day in our society" [Judy and Dennis Shepard].

"Homophobia" is a Nonsense Word

" Its only purpose is to intimidate opponents into silence; it has no other value, and does not contribute in any meaningful way to the debate.

" Radical homosexuals use it reflexively in all situations, even against people who have honest questions, because they desperately fear debate and know that their views are indefensible.

" "Homophobia" literally means "a fear of sameness."

" One sticker says that the definition of "homophobia" is "An insecurity about being heterosexual."

A popular homophile posters says "Hate Speech Kills." So can we say the same about homophile hate speech?

" "If [AIDS] research money is not forthcoming at a certain level by a certain date, all gay males should give blood. Whatever action is required to get national attention is valid. If that includes blood terrorism, so be it" [Homosexual activist Robert Schwab].

" "I'd like to see an AIDS terrorist army, like the Irgun which led to the state of Israel" [Homosexual playwright Larry Kramer, founder of ACT-UP. The Irgun was a Zionist army originating in the mid-1930s, which slaughtered and maimed hundreds of women and children].

" "If someone took out [killed] Jesse Helms or William Dannemeyer of California, I would be the first to stand up and applaud" [ACT-UP member Michael Petrelis].

Their Equations: (1) All opposition = "HATRED;" (2) Hate speech leads to violence; (3) Therefore, opposition = violence.

Defending against Homophile Nonsense

" Remember that homophiles homosexuals thrive on the twin weapons of confusion and intimidation.
" Be firm and polite when responding. They want you to get excited and offended. They are deliberately trying to offend and provoke you.

" STUDY THE MATERIAL if you are going to debate with radical homosexuals.

" Be prepared with evidence for your claims.

" First ask "why are you calling me names?"

" Point out that they are against free speech, and are being thuggish and anti-democratic.

" Also say that trying to silence any opposition means that they are the ones who are afraid. Ask them what they are afraid of.

" Ask "Are you "full of hate" just because you disagree with me?" Are you a "heterophobe?"

Conclusion: Homosexuality pollutes, corrupts, deforms and ultimately destroys everything it comes in contact with: Faith, Church, family, the law, human relationships and health. It is one of the Devil's cleverest traps. By fighting it, you are preserving purity, lives and souls and, ultimately, the future of your country.





 

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