Jun 3, 2010

Spiritual/Emotional Development: ¨A person’s sexual orientation does not determine the character of that person...

...One needs to consider the individual’s psychological, emotional and spiritual development.¨ Father Geoff Farrow

¨Evangelicals and other literalists love to speak of “the homosexual lifestyle.” The obvious response is to speak of “the heterosexual lifestyle.” Are Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe exemplars of the “heterosexual lifestyle?” Are Laura & George W Bush exemplars of the “heterosexual lifestyle?” Are your Mom & Dad exemplars of “the heterosexual lifestyle?” A person’s sexual orientation does not determine the character of that person. One needs to consider the individual’s psychological, emotional and spiritual development., not to mention the interplay of those realities with one’s own and a host of other variables.

Obviously, to reduce a relationship to its mechanical sexual components is violence to both that particular relationship and to relationships in general. Yes, there exists a physical component to relationships, because we are physical beings; however, the physical is given meaning by the affective component of relationships. On a physiological level, there is no difference between rape and making love. On an affective level, although the physical act may be identical, there is a huge emotional, psychological and spiritual difference! HERE

President Obama Is Helping to "Perpetuate Perversion." Matt Barber

¨It is getting to the point that I am having a hard time deciding if the things Matt Barber says are even worth posting any more. I mean, how many times can Barber say that gays are degenerate perverts who are out to destroy Christianity before we just stop bothering to even chronicle it any more?

With his recent proclamation exalting the homosexual lifestyle, Barack Obama is playing into the hands of homosexual activists in their quest to "perpetuate perversion." That's the opinion of pro-family attorney Matt Barber.¨ HERE

The Roots and Payoffs of Homophobia. The Reverend Dr. Jerry S. Maneker

¨...In this post, I want to address what I consider to be some of the major psychological and social dynamics that provide the roots as well as the payoffs of homophobia and its expressions...¨ HERE

¨...One of the indicators of emotional intactness, and also intelligence, is the ability to handle the many uncertainties and ambiguities of life! Homophobes, and xenophobes of all types, those who feel the need to denigrate and exclude others, seem to lack that ability and, hence, they show themselves fearful of the many gray areas that exist in society, exist in what and who they perceive to be “the other,” and exist in what often unknown forces reside within themselves as well.

After all, as I’ve often written, emotionally healthy people don’t really care about the love and sex lives of others, let alone compulsively focus on, and condemn, Gay people, to the degree that some people even make careers (and sometimes a handsome living) as professional homophobes!

So, simply put, people do what they perceive to be rewarding for them! And there can be no doubt that there are psychological and social payoffs provided by homophobia and its rhetorical and/or behavioral expressions!

Both externalized and internalized homophobia are largely used as defense mechanisms to repress and/or suppress often sexually tempestuous forces that threaten to come to consciousness, often when provoked by the mere existence of LGBT people; the objects of one’s fear, be it others and/or him/herself, become objects of derision, and even hate, that reflects, and futilely seeks to eradicate, the very derision and hate that one feels toward him/herself....¨ HERE

· Thanks to Father Geoff Farrow, sidebar
· Thanks to Flickr Photo Sharing, DannyBrito
· Thanks to Right Wing Watch, sidebar
· Thanks to Kyle
· Thanks to The Gay Agenda, sidebar
· Thanks to The Reverend Dr. Jerry S. Maneker, sidebar

1 comment:

motheramelia said...

Makes sense to me. Hate and repress what makes us fear or be uncomfortable rather than understand the source of our fear and uncomfortableness