Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court began its consideration of the arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Here in Montana, Health and Human Services Committee Chair David Howard, perhaps the last person that should be permitted to make laws about health or humans, penned a bizarre and hate-filled argument of his own.
Howard has scoured the internet for world’s least credible anti-gay propaganda sites and is now spamming them out across the state via email. Howard must spend a lot of time on such sites–his Facebook page is dedicated almost entirely to anti-gay postings (and occasional donkey porn apparently.)
With the email pasted below the fold, Howard wanted to share his views that although “homosexuals” are “deviant” drug addicts with psychiatric problems and bulimia, they can be “cured.”
Rep. Howard is also on the record saying he believes a Civil War is imminent. He also believes that “the godless liberals are forcing America’s kids to be sitting ducks” for mass murderers, and that medical marijuana leads to death.
1. IS HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR A PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER THAT IS DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
In America today there is about 2.5% are homosexual as defined as relating to, or characterized by direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. Homosexual behavior is aberrant, anomalous, atypical, deviant, preternatural, unrepresentative, and untypical.
2. Homosexuality and Mental Health Problems
By N.E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
(Author of “My Genes Made Me Do It”)
Summary: Recent studies show homosexuals have a substantially greater risk of suffering from psychiatric problems than do heterosexuals. We see higher rates of suicide, depression, bulimia, antisocial personality disorder, and substance abuse.
The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973, despite substantial protest (see Sorceries, 1995). The A.P.A. was strongly motivated by the desire to reduce the effects of social oppression. However, one effect of the A.P.A.’s action was to add psychiatric authority to gay activists’ insistence that homosexuals as a group are as healthy as heterosexuals. This has discouraged publication of research that suggests there are, proven psychiatric problems associated with homosexuality.
3. Pro-Homosexual Researchers Conceal Findings:
Children Raised by Openly Homosexual Parents More Likely to Engage in Homosexuality
4. Eminent Psychiatrist Says Homosexuality is a Disorder that Can be Cured
Says studies show 70-80 percent chance that child adopted by homosexuals will develop same tendencies
By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanBUENOS AIRES, May 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com
) – The eminent Spanish psychiatrist Enrique Rojas gave a speech yesterday in Buenos Aires declaring that homosexuality is “a clinical process that has an etiology, pathogeny, treatment, and cure”.Speaking at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair about his book “Goodbye, Depression”,
Rojas characterized homosexual orientation as a “disorder” rather than an illness, and stated his opinion that 95% of cases are caused by environmental factors, according to the Spanish news service Terra.The disorder, according to Rojas, is the result of an absent father, overweening mother, or sexual abuse in childhood.Rojas blasted the homosexual movement for promoting the development of homosexual tendencies in young people, and particularly condemned the practice of allowing homosexual couples to adopt children.
Rojas said, it still shocks me that people engage in behavior that damages themselves and others.
It is irresponsible to promote or encourage a lifestyle that causes such physical destruction. It should break your heart to see a teenage boy who needs surgery because his bowels can’t function properly because of being repeatedly violated by men, whether it’s consensual or not. Lesions, scarring, warts, tearing, abscesses, cancer, the need for colostomies and much more are all rampant and never reported. How can someone perpetrate these afflictions on someone they claim to love?
5. EMDR AND REPARATIVE THERAPY: A TRAUMA-BASED MODEL FOR TREATING UNWANTED SAME-SEX ATTRACTION
by Dr. Norman Goldwasser
It is widely known that a significant majority of men who deal with same-sex attractions have been victims of some sort of abuse, whether it is sexual, emotional, or physical, which can traumatize the developing child and derails psychosexual development. There are also other, sometimes less obvious, forms of trauma that also may affect a young boy or adolescent’s ability to connect with his masculinity, to experience non-sexual male bonding, or to have an attraction for the opposite gender. These all represent trauma-related disruptions to normal psychosexual development that often lead to Same Sex Attraction, which are all treatable and healable.
IS HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR, DEVIANT BEHAVIOR? GOOD QUESTION?
Rep. David Howard, Montana
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules,
the people groan. (Pr. 29:2)
“Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.”
Daniel O’Conner, 1829
“The problems we face today are present, because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living!” A person who works!