Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dallas Set To Revisit Stonewall Riots With 'Million Gay March' - - by Kelli Busey


As my radical friend's webpage headlines "Stonewall was a riot not a candle light vigil" 

What happened at the Stonewall Riot? What happened on June 28th 1969 that so incensed the transgender, lesbian and gay patrons of this small innocuous tavern to precipitate such violent social disobedience? Why is our 'Stonewall' constantly respectfully referred to worldwide in countries that are experiencing their first LGBT rebellions? 

There are people among us in Dallas who were there at Stonewall that balmy night and the Dallas voice's John Wright was there to document this historic meeting some forty years latter

The Dallas Texas GLBT community is hosting a march and gathering on June 28 2009 to commemorate and perhaps recall the spirit of defiance and sacrifice that bought our current freedoms. It will also be a time to realize civil rights are not given, they are earned. In this moment we all are pilgrims on the front line of civil rights!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

When the People Are Wrong -- A Son's Defense of His Father's Gay Marriage

Written by Stinson Carter
Saturday, 30 May 2009 06:14

The opposition may never change their minds. But their children will, and if not them then their grandchildren. 

My mother flew 2,000 miles to be at my father's gay wedding. Twenty years ago she was just "his poor wife" to the gossips in our Louisiana hometown, and I was "their poor son." We lost a lot when my father came out of the closet: a business, a home, a church, a social standing -- the only thing we didn't lose was each other.

A few years ago, my father and his partner of 13 years got married in Portland, Oregon. But then groups were formed, fears were stoked, and six months after their courthouse vows, they received a letter reading: Dear Messrs. Carter and Martin, We regret to inform you that your marriage is no longer valid. Enclosed is a refund of all license fees. It became more of a family joke than a family disappointment, because laughter is sometimes the strongest form of defiance.

When California legalized gay marriage, my father and his husband planned a marriage here, hoping it would last longer than the six months of their Oregon attempt. They arranged for an intimate ceremony at a small hotel in the Sonoma Valley wine country. It was the first gay marriage that the officiant had ever performed, and what surprised him most about it was that my mother had come all the way from Texas to be there, and that I -- the straight son -- was as proud as I was to do a reading at the ceremony. To us it was no big deal; we learned years ago that if you don't know how to love around your differences, then you don't really know how to love. But the veteran officiant, a man who spends his life bearing witness to love, had never seen anything like it. He recognized that it wasn't just about the two gay men, but also about a family. And it was not about celebrating homosexuality as much as it was just about celebrating love.

Sex as God Intended: A Reflection on Human Sexuality as Play

Submitted by jeff on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 10:48

by John J. McNeill, (Lethe Press; ISBN: 978-1-59021-042-0; $20.00)

Reviewed by Jeff Stone, Dignity/New York 

To many of us in DignityUSA, John McNeill is a familiar and beloved figure. Yet because he is so well-known to us, it is possible to lose sight of the vast scope of the achievements and gifts of this prophet in our own land. In 1970, John published the first theological articles defending homosexuality from a Catholic perspective, which became the basis for Dignity’s original Statement of Position and Purpose. In 1972, he cofounded Dignity/New York. In 1976, he published the groundbreaking book The Church and the Homosexual, which brought his subject into the international spotlight for the first time. Over the next two decades, John followed with Taking a Chance on God; Freedom, Glorious Freedom and his autobiography, Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair

As a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist, John counseled hundreds of LGBT Catholics and others. As a workshop and retreat leader, he reached thousands more around the world. In addition to many other honors, he received DignityUSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. 

A featured speaker at every Dignity national convention except one (when he was briefly silenced by the Vatican), John will be with us in San Francisco to introduce his new book, Sex as God Intended: A Reflection on Human Sexuality as Play. In it, John offers fresh, joyous, and challenging insights into a subject of intense interest to each of us, while expanding on the major theological and psychological themes he has developed over a lifetime. In addition, twelve of John’s distinguished fellow theologians, writers, and activists — including Sr. Jeannine Gramick, Daniel Helminiak, Mary Hunt, and Mark Jordan — present their own insightful and provocative reflections on his work and life in a festschrift of essays. 

John poses a central question at the beginning of Sex as God Intended: “Christian revelation, as it came from Jesus, was one of the most sex-positive and body-positive religions in the history of the world. How, then, in just a few centuries did it become such a body- and sex-negative religion and remain so to this day?”

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4th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day on Monday, June 1!

The 4th Annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day on  Monday, June 1!

Please help get the word out through your blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. The more of us who participate, the more impact we can have.

Grab a banner here.

Posts are already starting to trickle in. While it’s more fun if we all post on the same day, I’m happy to take early posts if you’re going to be away on the 1st. Just complete the form at the bottom of this post, after the jump.

Remember, the Family Equality Council, the event sponsor, has donated a free Family Registration to Family Week 2009 in Provincetown. I will give this away to one randomly selected participant.

Also, author Sarah Brannen has offered a signed copy of her picture book Uncle Bobby’s Wedding. It’s the delightful tale of a young guinea pig named Chloe, who is concerned that her uncle will no longer have time for her after he marries his boyfriend. It’s a reassuring tale for all children, regardless of family type. I’ll give that away to a random participant as well.

Here’s how it works:

  • Blog on a topic related to LGBT families on or before June 1, 2009.
  • Complete the form at the bottom of this post to submit your entry.
  • I’ll compile the posts and highlight them here on June 1. Come back and read the stories and insights of our community and allies.
  • To be eligible for the Family Week or book drawings, you must leave a valid e-mail address. Employees of FEC and paying advertisers on Mombian are ineligible.

Any blogger who wants to support LGBT families is welcome, LGBT or not, parent or not. I encourage those who don’t usually post about LGBT families or LGBT issues, as well as those for whom every day is Blogging for LGBT Families Day. Give it a spin based on your usual blog topics. There’s no set formula or format. Photos and videos are also welcome.

The list of last year’s contributions is still online for your perusal.

Please also download a banner and promote the event on your site, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The more people who participate, the more impact our voices will have.

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Opposition to gay marriage higher among those who do not know someone who is gay/lesbian - - by Lymari Morales

From the:


Copyright © 2008 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. 

Knowing Someone Gay/Lesbian Affects Views of Gay Issues

by Lymari Morales

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While 57% of Americans oppose legalizing gay marriage, Americans who personally know someone who is gay or lesbian are almost evenly divided on the matter, with 49% in favor and 47% opposed. Among those who do not personally know anyone who is gay, 72% oppose legalized gay marriage while just 27% favor it.


The results are from a May 7-10, 2009, USA Today/Gallup poll, which asked Americans their views on a number of issues relating to gays and lesbians. Overall, a majority of Americans (58%) say they have a friend, relative, or coworker who is gay or lesbian -- basically unchanged since Gallup first asked this question in 2003.


Examining personal experience by ideology, 71% of self-identified liberals say they personally know someone who is gay or lesbian -- far more than is true among moderates and conservatives, who align more closely with the national average.


Views of gay marriage are strongly related to ideology. But the increase in support among those who personally know someone who is gay or lesbian is not merely a reflection of the fact that liberals are more likely to know someone of same-sex orientation. Further analysis reveals that, when controlling for ideology, those who know someone who is gay or lesbian are significantly more supportive of gay marriage than are those of the same political persuasion who do not personally know someone who is gay or lesbian.

Americans who know someone who is gay or lesbian are about evenly split between saying legalizing gay marriage will change society for the worse (39%) and that it will have no effect on society (40%). Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) who do not personally know a gay or lesbian person believe that legalized gay marriage will change society for the worse -- far greater than the 48% of national adults who say the same. Only a small minority of Americans believe legal gay marriage will change society for the better, but those who personally know someone who is gay or lesbian are three times more likely to say this than are those who do not know anyone who is gay or lesbian.


Experience and Acceptance

In addition to the findings on gay marriage, Gallup similarly finds those with personal experience with gay or lesbian individuals more accepting of same-sex relations in general. While a majority of Americans overall (56%) think same-sex relations should be legal, two-thirds (67%) of those who personally know a gay or lesbian individual say this. A majority (57%) of those who do not personally know anyone who is gay say gay or lesbian relations should not be legal.


Of those who say they personally know someone who is gay or lesbian, 88% say they are comfortable around these individuals, compared to 64% of those who do not personally know someone who is gay or lesbian. Among adults overall, fewer than 2 in 10 say they are uncomfortable around someone who is gay or lesbian, but that number increases to 3 in 10 among those who do not personally know anyone who is gay or lesbian.


Bottom Line

The Gallup Poll data reviewed above show conclusively that many views toward gay and lesbian issues are related -- in some instances, strongly so -- to personal experience with individuals who are gay or lesbian. There are two plausible explanations for this relationship. One is that exposure to gays and lesbians leads to greater acceptance, regardless of one's ideological leanings. The second is that people who are more accepting of gays and lesbians are more likely to put themselves into situations in which they are exposed to gays and lesbians -- in terms of cities and regions of residence, as well as workplace and social choices. Both of these processes are at work, though it is difficult to say which is more important.

Whatever the direction of causality, the data do make a strong case that knowing someone who is gay or lesbian fosters more accepting attitudes on many of the issues surrounding gay and lesbian relations today.

Survey Methods

Results are based on telephone interviews with 1,015 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted May 7-10, 2009. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones (for respondents with a land-line telephone) and cellular phones (for respondents who are cell-phone only).

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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Claiming the Antichrist Will be Gay can Make You Look Like an Idiot - - by Timothy Kincaid

Box Turtle Bulletin

Box Turtle BulletinNews, analysis and fact-checking of anti-gay rhetoric

Timothy Kincaid
May 30th, 2009

Tim LaHaye’s popular Left Behind novels are a series of fictional tales about the lives of those in the battle of good v. evil after The Rapture takes place and Jesus calls all the saved Christians to Heaven. His archvillian, Nicolae Carpathia, is the Antichrist, the world leader who declares himself God and fights against the forces of Jesus Christ.

As an anti-gay activist and author of the homophobic screed What Everyone Should Know About Homosexuality, it’s little surprise that LaHaye makes his Antichrist the son of pernicious Satan-worshiping homosexuals.

But now a Baptist pastor in Alaska has gone LaHaye one better. Believing that “there is no greater sin against God”, he naturally jumped to the conclusion that the Anti-Christ himself will be gay.
But will the Antichrist be a homosexual? Having seen what the Bible says of sodomy, we have no further to look than the book of Daniel, chapter 11 to find our answer. It says, “Neither shall he [Antichrist] regard… the desire of women….” As I said at the onset, I am not the first to draw attention to this, but the verbiage is clear.

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Iraq's Position on LGBT Rights: "Homosexuality is a Disaster" by Michael A. Jones

Well, here's one step forward, and about 9,000 steps backwards when it comes to LGBT rights in Iraq.  Fundamentalist Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr addressed Iraq's ongoing violence toward LGBT people in Iraq, by urging Iraqi people to reject killing LGBT people, which has become a nationwide epidemic, with several dozen men being murdered in the past few months because of their sexual orientation (or their perceived sexual orientation).

The downside to all of this?  Sadr took the occasion to call homosexuality fundamentally evil, and preach conversion therapy through Islamic preaching and teaching.  Kind of an odd thing to say, since most of the people murdering LGBT people in Iraq are doing so in the name of radical Islamic teaching and preaching (or, well, at least in the name of how they see Islamic teaching and preaching).  *Sigh* Read full article

Michael Jones Boston, MA - Michael is the Communications Director for the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, and previously was Communications Director for Pax Christi USA, a progressive Catholic human rights organization.

Reprinted with permission of Michael Jones 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Gay" Elephant in the Catholic Living Room & Millions of Children Harmed Others Tortured & Killed - Human Sexuality Education Saves Lives

A continuation from: Vatican’s Antigay Teachings = Therapy + Prolonged Therapy - or - Makes Opponents to Marriage Equality + Gay Hangings

                          ...Again, to repeat, I mean no disrespect to anyone, particularly to Pope Benedict XVI. My one and only concern is for the well-being and safety of children that the harm that comes to them, because of the antigay teachings stops, immediately. We do not need to wait another 400 years, like it took for Galileo before action was taken. Not to add fuel to the fire, but if Catholic clergy were allowed to marry this would not take as long, because when it is your child's life that is threatened, you tend to move PDQ in achieving understanding and make needed changes. Because, as a parent, you are willing to talk to anyone and everyone to secure the well-being of your child and all children. Our Episcopalian family members in Christ have shown us the way that works for years and years, quite well. They have continual dialogues about these issues and many others topics besides just like any real family that values all its members, they make changes and protect all children. You will know that they are Christians by their love. Photo Read more 'Gay Elephant' Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg 

May 28, 2009 

Ability to Identify Problems

I love our Catholic family and all families.  Thank God for the Episcopalians, they appear to be functioning as a real family, moving forward in their love for everyone member. So often they will admit humbly "We have our problems, too."  However, maybe, that is the key, humility.  Having the humility to be able identify problems and the wiliness to work on them. This is different then the Vatican’s attitude there are no problems, "we are right and you are wrong" solves all problems, no further discussion is needed, case closed. 

The Episcopalians may at times feel the same way but their track record does not prove this out to be true. Their example has been one of dealing with the real tough issues about human sexuality, the importance of women clergy and bishops equal to men, and the acceptance of gay clergy. Now, likely not all Episcopalians agree with the changes that have been made. However, the Episcopalians who were in positions of leadership took their responsibility seriously. Apparently, they did not refused to dialogue, but did so endlessly, as reported in the news media accounts. Likely, they spent many, many long hours in prayer in groups and alone, but as hard as it must have been they did moved forward trying to be Christ to all. Their track record is one of trying to be loving and inclusive of all their members, indeed of everyone. They lead the way in trying to being a functioning family. There are other Christian denominations along with or not far behind, however, the Vatican and many Catholics who blindly follow are in the rear, I am sorry to say not just because of their ignorance and treatment towards LGBT people but other groups of people, as well. They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another. No one has ever been given a license to hurt anyone. No matter who you are or what office you hold, it is the one great equalizers that everyone is held to, to love everyone with no exceptions.  

The DysfunctionWillful Ignorance of Human Sexuality

This helps us to see how the Vatican and many Catholics are a dysfunctional family with a "gay" elephant in the living room and pretending the "gay" elephant does not exist. The dysfunction in the Catholic family is the willful ignorance regarding human sexuality.  It appears we are repeating history, similar to Galileo, insisting the sun revolves around earth. Today, the Vatican and many Catholics are insisting that there is only one sexual orientation, which is heterosexual, in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Photo

The problem is not the “gay” elephant; the problem is not admitting that the “gay” elephant is real, exists, is created and loved by God.  Though similar to any dysfunctional family, who has a member of the family who is an addict, like an alcoholic, no one is willing to talk about it; everyone pretends not to see how the alcoholic’s behavior is significantly disrupting the life of each member of the family.  

No Dialogue About Human Sexuality

The dysfunction of the Catholic family is the willful ignorance about human sexuality, pretending there is no problem and therefore there is no need to dialogue. This has been demonstrate publicly, by the Vatican and the hierarchy that they are absolutely unwilling to dialogue about any aspect regarding human sexuality and preferring to remain silent. "What problem?!?" Those priests and sisters who persist that there are problems are silenced and removed, even if they speak out for the protection of very young children. This kind of entrenched attitude in the Vatican, which is accepted among many Catholics without question, gives their approval of the Vatican's actions by their silence. They share the responsibility for the harm caused by the Vatican and the hierarchy to innocent children and adults. 

C  o  l  l  u  s  i  o  n

Silence, is a form of collusion, a silent agreement. This is what allowed the child sexual abuse to continue globally for many decades in the past. Catholics never questioned the behavior of clergy or hierarchy, instead they firmly and blindly believed that these "men of God" would be like Christ and be most protective of children. However, to the world's surprise this was not the case. In ways it was even more shocking than 9/11 over time, because there were continuous years of ongoing news media reports of the endless number cover-ups of child sexual abuse victims that stretches far into the past. No one has to get mean to ask the question "Why?"  Why did this happen? How did this happen?  There is no open dialogue with the Vatican and the hierarchy as to why this was allowed to happen to children for so long?  Nor is there any dialogue on how these victims and parents of these victims who came forth to informed the bishops and cardinals in charged about the sexual abuse, how they in turn were mistreated, intimidated, even threatened in order to maintain their silence. Why? 

The best example I know about that can meet this goal and not remain silent comes from the parents of Fortunate Families. There is not any anger or meanness, just a parent requesting from their local bishops and cardinals to dialogue about human sexuality for the safety of their children and for all children. Fortunate Families have started a new program to begin dialogue with parents to break the silence, it is called Listening Parents Network. Tony Blair, one of the major world leaders, asked Pope Benedict XVI to dialogue about the issues of homosexuality. Pope Benedict XVI did not publicly respond to Mr. Blair's request nor agreed to dialogue, but since then Pope Benedict XVI has not made any cruel public statements against homosexuals or transgender people. Do not underestimate the effectiveness of human contact that LGBT people, their parents, families members and friends of LGBT people can make. Fr. Farrow and myself came out, as gay priests, because we were willing to listen to many, many, many LGBT people and their parents. We heard the struggles and the pain.  It is very hard to turn your back on human beings who you have met and talked with. I think that Fortunate Families offer the best way to achieve change, without meanness, just by asking to talk.   Photo

Maybe, now, we as Catholics can begin to see the extreme importance of dialogue. Dialogue is a good thing on all topics, often and with everyone. There is plenty of research that bares this out to be true. However, research also bares out other facts such, as most people do not want to hear or be bother with unpleasant news. However, Jesus warns all Christians that unless we care for the least among us, we will not enter into the kingdom. "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Matt: 25, 31-46 and Luke 9:48 

Marriage Equality

Is About LOVE

 The issue of Marriage Equality is only the tip of the iceberg!  As adults, we can only now realize that it does not matter what the sex is of any two people in love.  The only thing that matters is how much they love each other.  And if they are able to love each other so much so that they want to be legally married to each other that is the deciding factor, not their gender or sex.  The whole world benefits from two people being in love and want to be married.  

SILENCE On Human Sexuality


Compassion & Empathy 

Fr. Geoff Farrow was, I believe, the first on ABC TV, October 5, 2008 to state when LGBT youth, young adults and adults come to the Catholic Church to ask about sexuality all they hear is “silence.”  This is so sadly true, cruel and damaging to the human spirit of a person coming to a place he or she believes where God will help direct them. Believe it or not there are priests who do not abuse anyone.  Who also believe that they have a grave responsibility being a priest, which they do not take likely. Maybe the Vatican and the hierarchy can remain silent to people because they have been so far removed, for years from the day-to-day schedule of a parish priest working with people of all ages. And considering the documented accounts in the news media regarding the child sexual abuse victims, the culture among those in the Vatican and the hierarchy seems one that is not responsive to the important of human life, especially of children. An understanding of this culture makes it easy to understand the lack of responsiveness they have for people in general, lacking sufficient compassion and empathy to protect children is quite low indeed.  

Coming Out As A Gay Priest

 To Stop Harm To People 

However, Fr. Farrow was very right, stating as his reasoning for coming out as a gay priest that there comes a time when you have to do what your informed conscience tells you what is the right thing to do, even if it means you will lose your position as a priest and it will cost you dearly.  This is especially true knowing the culture of the Vatican and the hierarchy, as described above. Any responsible human being would do the same; because when the innocent lives of human beings are at risk, there is no other choice, human life come first! However, I also agree with his sentiments that he expressed he had before he made his decision to come out, “Oh, how I wish that it wasn’t me.” He was right that it should be some bishop or cardinal or a pope, but not a lowly priest.  I have told people that to come out, as a “gay” priest is sure death in light of the Vatican culture. Your life will never be the same, except you will have peace of mind and that is worth everything. Because without that kind of peace you are as St. Paul tells us a “noisy gong or a clanging cymbal,” a nothing. How can you turn your back on human beings, especially, young people who come to, a priest, for guidance with all the sincerely you can possibly imagine? Photo 

Have Never Met Fr. Farrow 

I must state here that I have never met or talked to Fr. Farrow.  I admire his courage and his continual work for Marriage Equality, from a true perspective of what it means to be Catholic, he is doing a very fine job. Any true perspective from any Christian denomination is exactly the same it is about being Chirst to everyone, in short it about being close to the fullness of what it means to love. I only became aware of Fr. Farrow when he came out on Sunday, October 5, 2008.  People often mistakenly think that because you are a priest you must know all priests. We came out for different reasons.  Fr. Farrow came out because of Prop 8 in California for Marriage Equality 2008. I came out because the harm cause to children who are raised in social environments influenced by antigay social and religious norms and grow up to be gay (LGBTQ), 1997. Through our reasons for coming out as “gay” priests are different, the central issue is the same. The central issue is a truthful and factual understanding about human sexuality both from scripture and theology on the one side and from science and clinical research on the other.  Not having ever talked to Fr. Farrow, I would assume that from this background understanding of human sexuality, which he expressed in an interview that he knew, there is no way, as I found that anyone could pretend you do not know the truth about human sexuality and what you needed to do as a priest. 

Marriage Equality

Tip Of The Iceberg  Extremely Essential 

I said that the issue of Marriage Equality is only the tip of the iceberg, meaning that the harm to human being regarding sexual orientation does not begin with Marriage Equality.  It starts for many from just about the time of birth and early childhood being the crucial years and then continues onward for the rest of a person’ life. This harm happens to those children who are raised in social environments influenced by antigay social and religious norms and grow up to be gay (LBGTQ). This information is documented with research studies. 

The reason why Marriage Equality is so important, for the most oblivious reason two people who are in love want to form and, for many others, have formed a life together. They deserve the dignity and reverence of any loving relationship and to be sanctioned and validated by church and state, nothing less. It is called plain human respect for another human being! How we validate this type of relationship is by honoring it with all legal protection and civil benefits that comes with any marriage. To speak of anything less than marriage is more demeaning of the person who would suggest it and of the importance of love.  As a priest, I understand marriage as sacred and it is sacrilege to suggest anything less than marriage for two people in love, regardless of sex or gender.     

The Rest of The Iceberg 

Human sexuality does not begin with adults wanting to get married. It begins even before we are born. Human sexuality is how we begin bonding as human being from birth. Having a clear factual understanding about human sexuality is essential in raising a child.  A parent’s erroneous understanding of human sexuality can severely harm a child for life. I explain in more detail the importance of early childhood psychological development in the posting Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory

 The Iceberg of Human Sexuality 

Marriage Equality is important for children who grow up to be LGBTQ, to be able to have an adult mirroring image of life together with someone of the same sex.  This is not as important for the child to know or see this mirroring image but it is for the parents if they are the caretakers of the child. Because it gives “hope” back to a child who is LGBTQ that some day it will be permissible for she or he have the valid right to expect to meet someone she or he will want to fall love with and build a life together.  In psychoanalytic terms this is a child.  Depriving a child of this most basic human form of human attachment several threatens all other attachments in the child’s life from careers, to self-care and most especially human respect for others.  This is the iceberg of human sexuality it starts even before birth. Photo 

Harm Of Ignorance Of Human Sexuality 

Marriage Equality is a huge opportunity to teach Christian people the facts about human sexuality.  Because their ignorance is about human sexuality is severely harms children and kills youths and adults around the world.  Most importantly it ultimately hurts them in several ways.  To begin with Marriage Equality is dealing for the most part with only the human sexuality continuum that of sexual orientation. There are others, which will help to explain lot of confusing issues surrounding human sexuality. 

Another very important reason why it essential to educated all people about human sexuality not just Christians is because people’s ignorance of about human sexuality allowed people in power to use “Gay Marriage” to win elections ("Beauty & the Beast" villagers incited to kill the Beast).  It was use in a way quite similar to the story about “Chicken Little.”  “Gay Marriage” was used to scare and distract people from the important issues for the American people.  People's ignorance of human sexuality allowed powerful  wealthy people to get into government offices.  Once in positons of power, they were able to rob the middle and poor classes of Americans and around the world.  These powerful people knew the middle and poor classes of people could not fight back and left us all in the present economic situation we are in right now. This is slightly over simplified but anyone would be hard pressed to disagree totally. 

So being for Marriage Equality is for being for bringing true love into the world a win win situation for everyone. California's courage and endurance for Marraige Equality is contagious and is speading thorughout the Nation.  They and others send reminders back of the first martyrs to the Christian faith, who stood for love, too and were tortured and killed for it.  Now, it is the many Christians along with Pope Benedict XVI and the hierarchy doing the torturing and killings of innocent people who want to bring more love into the world. 


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