UPDATE Thursday, December 03, 2009: I had told Google Blog Search that if they stopped censoring me, I'd say so on this Blog. As of this "UPDATE," Google Blog Search is now showing 1,967 posts as indexed and linked. () That's up again from only 4 at one point. Therefore, I'm adding this update.
1,967 is not all of the posts, but it seems that perhaps they are slowly re-indexing the site. I give them the benefit of the doubt. I haven't looked to see if they are avoiding "controversial" posts.
PART 1: (here)
PART 2: (here)
The Soulforce site quotes:
The American Psychological Association warns:
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 sufficient 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.
Now look at that. That's the American Psychological Association saying that Alan Chambers and others don't even exist. How many people are there in the world that experimented with homosexuality and rejected it? How many took it up thinking at the time that they were resolved to it for life but still ended up giving it up? How many won't say because of fear because others don't know that they were active homosexuals?
NARTH is associated with Focus on the Family. I don't hold with all things Focus on the Family. In fact, the same issues of hypocrisy apply to them as apply to the American Psychological Association. Focus on the Family isn't consistent on matters of greed and violence either. Nevertheless, NARTH is amassing more and more evidence that the American Psychological Association is wrong about homosexuals not being able to change. NARTH is right about it, although they are way too weak in the Spirit.
The homosexuals in the American Psychological Association are scrambling to try to recapture the souls of the masses being awakened by the truth that change is possible, desirous, and beneficial.
They are going to lose this argument because they are wrong.
So, don't fall for the falsehoods being spewed out by the deviant minded. The American Psychological Association and Judith M. Glassgold and the rest of the authors of the report (Lee Beckstead, Jack Drescher, Beverly Greene, Robin Lin Miller, Roger L. Worthington) have an agenda of libertinism.
How many of the so-called healers of the American Psychological Association are homosexuals, bisexuals, or transsexuals or want to be?
Homosexuality is never benign
Remember, homosexuality is never benign. Don't be in the dark. Tell the truth and nothing but.
Here's an interested article for thought. "," by Trayce Hansen, Ph.D. (Dr. Trayce Hansen's Writings. Undated.)
Competing rights prioritized
Make no mistake about it, this is where the battle line is drawn. If homosexuality is a choice, and it is, and if homosexuality is harmful, and it is, then the idea that it must be afforded the same status as race or real gender falls down. The idea of the rights of free political speech and of free religious belief is subject to the concept of harm. Competing rights come into the debate.
One is not free in the United States to yell fire in a crowded theater where there is no fire or reason to rush out. People can be harmed in a stampede.
People are given religious liberties because the debate continues. Without the ability to discuss, we aren't going to truly progress as a social species.
Right of Free Association
What we are seeing though is the homosexuals who claim to have been abused now becoming the abusers. We see that people who know that homosexuality is unhealthy are being denied the right of free association. We see the religious being denied the right to run adoption agencies that refuse to place children with homosexuals for good reason, as Trayce Hansen's article suggests. We see many moves afoot to further reduce the religious. Consequently, the debate is drawn. The homosexuals had their field day, but the momentum will reverse and rightly so.
"EU directive could open up faith schools to non-believers," Jonathan Wynne-Jones. Telegraph. April 11, 2009.
"EU equality law is an 'instrument of oppression', Roman Catholic bishops warn," by Simon Caldwell. Telegraph. August 3, 2009.
The right of free association is a competing right. Where there is real freedom of association, anti-homosexuals do not have to welcome homosexuals. They have that right because homosexuality is a choice and harmful. It's that simple. People cannot be forced (yet) to hire pedophiles. Yet, the same logic behind homosexual rights applies to the rights of pedophiles. Does such a right exist? It didn't exist for homosexuals not that long ago.
So, the battle ground for the homosexuals is along the lines of choice and harm. They have tried to say it's not a choice and that's harmless. They are wrong across-the-board and will lose on account of it.
If you think that what happens to a child doesn't matter, watch the following. Pay especially close attention at the 2.34 point in the video.
Sexual activity in childhood is not neutral. Nor should the hedonistic measure of "did it feel good" or "did you like it" be used in deciding right from wrong. Feelings can easily become confused. Getting drunk feels "good" until the sickness sets in and then the hangover occurs. Cause and effect is eternal. Reap what you sow. Learn.