No One is Born Gay (or Straight): Here Are 5 Reasons Why

14 03 2014

Dog in the Library:

Insightful and clearly communicated. I have a fondness for “conversion stories” and I suppose this qualifies as a gay conversion story.

The question on my mind is – how can we grant civil rights to a group of people whose population is not fixed, but fluid. Isn’t identifying as “gay” more of a political and social identifier, rather than anything having to do with innate characteristics or even sexual attraction?

Originally posted on Social (In)Queery:

This post has been elaborated here.

1.  Just because an argument is politically strategic, does not make it true:  A couple of years ago, the Human Rights Campaign, arguably the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay organization, responded to politician Herman Cain’s assertion that being gay is a choice.  They asked their members to “Tell Herman Cain to get with the times! Being gay is not a choice!”  They reasoned that Cain’s remarks were “dangerous.”  Why?  “Because implying that homosexuality is a choice gives unwarranted credence to roundly disproven practices such as ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy. The risks associated with attempts to consciously change one’s sexual orientation include depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior.”

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Cynthia Nixon (right) and wife Christine Marinoni (left)

The problem with such statements is that they infuse biological accounts with an obligatory and nearly coercive force, suggesting that anyone who describes homosexual desire…

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What is Good?

21 08 2013

What is Good?.

An insightful question from a new blogger, and my attempt at a response.





Repeat: Just an “isolated incident”

15 05 2013

Three former abortion clinic workers speak out against Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen.





Gosnell was just an isolated incident…

14 05 2013

…This has never happened before…and will never happen again, as long as we can provide “better access”. This will be the mantra of the pro-aborts, if they talk about it at all.

We had the chance to prevent Gosnell when someone just like him was convicted over 30 years ago.  We didn’t.  Things like minimal health and safety standards “restrict access” and might disturb the sacred altar of Choice.

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Forcing Religion On Your Children

11 05 2013

Dog in the Library:

Attention Homeschool Parents:

Ever frustrated by uninformed homeschool critics who lob sound-byte grenades?

Ever wish you had the key to untangle their twisted rhetoric?

You’ll find this a superb handbook for engaging the angry cultural cheerleaders in a way that might actually force them to think.

Originally posted on A Homeschool Mom:

My wife recently brought to my attention a statement she read online by an opponent of “religion” (who was obviously directing their criticism toward Christians). Because it’s a criticism frequently leveled, I thought it deserved some response.

When faced with the accusation that you “force your religion on your children”, the first thing to do is ask the critic to clearly explain what he means by “forcing or imposing a belief or religion” on others.

FORCING A BELIEF  – Could I “force” you to adopt the belief that a triangle has four sides by holding a gun to your head? You might verbally state that a triangle has four sides in order to save your own hide, but would you actually believe it? The fact is, one could not even force himself to adopt such a belief. I could not “force” myself to believe that 2+2=7 no matter how much…

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A Perfect Storm

9 05 2013

For many of you, this video will not be news, but once you’ve seen it the collectivist parent-stripping, government-empowering idea is something that has still been buzzing in the back of your mind.

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Now consider where this issue might travel when vocal opponents begin to denounce their Christian homeschooling as an “ideology machine”, as in today’s article in the Guardian.   The same media moguls will happily hype the handful of adults who question their upbringing and be granted celebrity victim status.

All of this becomes particularly concerning in the wake of the Romeike case.





The Church hates Science…

9 05 2013

…right?

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This ain’t exactly a list of “nobodys”, folks.

It’s exceedingly difficult to read this list and continue to assert that the Church is opposed to Science™ with a straight face.  Especially once one counts the number of influential scientists who lived in those so-called “dark ages”.

I also get a giggle at how, in an attempt to strip our calendar of its’ Catholic roots, anti-Christians still use the birth of Our Lord as the marker for the start of the “common era”.








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