Saturday, August 28, 2010

Benedict XVI misuses the authority of his office to promote discrimination against LGBT children and adults - Britain

British Catholic adoption agency closes – The Christian Science Monitor

“…As Pope Benedict XVI argues, it imposes unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their beliefs and ultimately results in a less free society.”
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With all due respect, Benedict XVI is wrong, by misinterpreting scripture (like with Galileo), moral theology by dismissing the over abundance data from science regarding sexual orientation. Benedict XVI is repeating the same mistake regarding sexual orientation as his office did by wrongly condemning Galileo, which Pope John Paul II apologized for nearly 400 years after the fact. So, in truth Benedict XVI is not speaking for the Roman Catholic Church by promulgating is own personal inaccurate thoughts about sexual orientation, which cannot be substantiated by the bible or science. In truth, Benedict XVI is teaching hate harming worldwide children who grow up to be LGBT creating a hostile and violent social environment for these people, as well as for their parents, siblings, families and friends.
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The state has the responsibility to protect the civil liberties of all its citizens, whenever any particular religious group beliefs threaten and harm citizens of the state. The Christian religious groups at one time use the bible to condone slavery. Benedict XVI is misusing the authority of his office; in the same way that children were sexual abused. Benedict XVI and his hierarchy have clearly proven to the world that they are unable to protect children entrusted in their care. The state in good conscience must step in to protect children regardless of the objections of Benedict XVI and his hierarchy.

The USA had to do the same regarding Prop 8 in California banning gay marriage. Judge Vaughn Walker, August 4, 2010, ruled in his judgment that “Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
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On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom -
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Hate Crime Bill vs Attacks But No Facts -> Fear And Ignorance Of
The Blind Leading The Blind
October 27, 2009 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Bush's Top Republican administration after 8 years left massive destruction, loss of human life in his wake - Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager announces he is gay on the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina 2005. Overwhelmingly confusing

Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage
Without Being Homophobic?
Carlos A. Ball
Professor of Law at Rutgers University
August 24, 2010 – Huffington Post

The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out
By Jack Drescher, M.D. - October 1, 2004

Jack Drescher, M.D.

The Psychology of the Closet: Governor McGreevey's New Clothes
by Jack Drescher, M.D. – August 27, 2004

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes –
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

The Pope Is Not Gay
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish
The Atlantic

The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.

The Significance of Brokeback Mountain
by Ralph Roughton
Self Psychology News – Fall 2007

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Benedict’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings
“The Pope Is Not Gay” by Angelo Quattrocch, 2010
Among the Flutterers - Colm Tóibín
London Review of Books

Church of Scotland admits institutional homophobia
April 25, 2007 - Ekklesia

"No sensible person can imagine that the
sexes differ
in matters of love as they do in matters of clothing.
The intelligent lover of beauty will be attracted to beauty in whichever gender he finds it."

The Quality Of Lasting Homosexual Relationships
Deserve Respect
Roman Catholic -->Cardinal Christoph Schönborn,

Gramick: Equality is a Catholic value
by David Taffet – Dallas Voice

Gay Marriage -> Restores
“Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love,
being one with another human being - Attachment Theory
Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic -
Misinterpretations of The Bible
Natural Law?
Benedict XVI?
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Prop 8 judgment, August 4, 2010 - Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

California decision pulls mask off fears, prejudice
by Ron Eachus
August 10, 2010 - Statesman

Prop 8 trial witness: Being gay not a choice –
Psychologist testifies in case challenging California’s gay marriage ban
AP - January 22, 2010 – -
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Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law,
Washington, DC

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone
law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

Structural Violence
Section Introduction -
Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology in the 21st century
Daniel Christie

Marc Pilisuk
Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology in the 21st century
Daniel Christie

Structural Violence
Dr.N.V.S.Suryanarayana – August 18, 3010
Human Behavior on Social Media

Sexing political identities/ National as Heterosexism
V. Spike Peterson
University of Arizona
International Feminist Journal of Politics, 1:1 June 1999, 34–65

Luc Reychler
Introduction: Towards a Religion of World Politics?
The International Journal of Peace Studies

Institutional homophobia (or heterosexism)
Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Peace Psychology Book
Daniel Christie

Peace Psychology 2009 - PowerPoint Presentation

Dan Christie,
Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.”
Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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