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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
Justice, Revenge, You Decide. 
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20th-Aug-2006 02:11 am (UTC)
You forget the link?
20th-Aug-2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Yeah - just caught that, fixed!
20th-Aug-2006 02:30 am (UTC)
*snort* that is brilliant! I sent my mother A Parent's Guide to Preventing
Homosexuality lol and a few other books and some random people are getting a few books too!
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20th-Aug-2006 02:34 am (UTC)
I feel so naughty. [evil grin]
20th-Aug-2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
I got your naughty RIGHT HERE.
24th-Aug-2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know......that could be more fun than naughty.
20th-Aug-2006 02:39 am (UTC)
I just got an e-mail from "The Task Force" <thetaskforce@thetaskforce.org> a few days ago saying that even the American Psychological Association (APA) is criticizing Focus on the Family:


American Psychological Association criticizes “ex-gay” proponents

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a statement Thursday criticizing groups such as Focus on the Family for creating an “environment in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish” by erroneously labeling homosexuality an illness and advocating for so-called “conversion therapy.” The statement was issued during the APA’s annual convention, which drew an anti-gay protest led by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Truth Wins Out held its own event to counter NARTH; the APA issued this statement:

“For over three decades the consensus of the mental health community has been that homosexuality is not an illness and therefore not in need of a cure. The APA’s concern about the positions espoused by NARTH and so-called conversion therapy is that they are not supported by the science. There is simply no sufficiently scientifically sound evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Our further concern is that the positions espoused by NARTH and Focus on the Family create an environment in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish.”
20th-Aug-2006 03:20 am (UTC)
I just had a big argument today with someone about this very topic (not the statement, but homosexuality as illness). Her position is that it's a perversion that can be abolished by finding the root cause of the "problem" and a conscious effort to change for "normal." (And this statement you posted wouldn't sway her, because her opinion is that up until the 1970s, it WAS considered an illness and psychiatrists backed off of that because of pressure from gay activists, not because they believe it's NOT an illness.) She probably thinks I'm a lesbian, as much as we argue about the subject; I just don't like the idea of telling a person they can't have the same privilege I can have with another human being.
20th-Aug-2006 03:29 am (UTC)
You could tell her when psychology was in its infancy, women showing an interest in sex was often considered abnormal, even a mental illness, but now it's not. Though I'm not sure if this person would agree with this or not.
20th-Aug-2006 03:36 am (UTC)
We've argued this for years, she and I. In every other respect, she's fairly enlightened and modern, but this one ... We are not going to ever agree. She's too old to change her mind, and I'm too logical to change mine.
20th-Aug-2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Yes, some people are like that. The few I've come across I've found it best just not to argue. :)
20th-Aug-2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Vive le common sense, eh?
20th-Aug-2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Exactly. :)
20th-Aug-2006 03:05 am (UTC)
*dead*
20th-Aug-2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Done and done! I'm getting a few beloved Narnia pieces.... all free. (Evil cackle)
20th-Aug-2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
oooo narnia....
20th-Aug-2006 03:15 am (UTC)
The only thing that makes me hesitate is this organization would likely translate all this into justified "interest" to the neoreligious reich that gives the money, thereby spurring them to give even more. (And frankly, we know people who will give their money to FOTF aren't letting a thing like "logic" or "budget" stop them from doing so in the first place.)
20th-Aug-2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
funny, that was my hesitation as well.
20th-Aug-2006 05:29 am (UTC)
So apparently you had already seen it. Just thought I'd ask... :P
20th-Aug-2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
Aye!
20th-Aug-2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
And if your conscience begins to bother you, think of it this way: Focus on the Family would probably like for you to have the materials anyway, because there's that minute chance that, once in your hands, the materials may inspire you to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

If by 'personal relationship' they mean rubbing one off to His image while imagining Him getting it on with Vin Deisel, sure!
20th-Aug-2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
I got your personal relationship with Jesus RIGHT HERE.
21st-Aug-2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
that's horrible.
and yet, i can't stop myself after finding this entry.
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