Thursday, August 26, 2010

Karl Rove… "had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans." Ken Mehlman – August 25, 2010 – The Atlantic

Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman:
I'm Gay – by Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic

Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay.

Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview. He agreed to answer a reporter's questions, he said, because, now in private life, he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage and anticipated that questions would arise about his participation in a late-September fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that supported the legal challenge to California's ballot initiative against gay marriage, Proposition 8.

"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," said Mehlman, now an executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR. "Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that's made me a happier and better person. It's something I wish I had done years ago."

…Mehlman's leadership positions in the GOP came at a time when the party was stepping up its anti-gay activities -- such as the distribution in West Virginia in 2006 of literature linking homosexuality to atheism, or the less-than-subtle, coded language in the party's platform ("Attempts to redefine marriage in a single state or city could have serious consequences throughout the country..."). Mehlman said at the time that he could not, as an individual Republican, go against the party consensus. He was aware that Karl Rove, President Bush's chief strategic adviser, had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans.
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Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” 
Have Been A Vehicle To Convey Certain People Into Political Office
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Gay Marriage
Truth Will Set Us Free
Not Ignorance and Fear
by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – October 2, 2009

Hate Crime Bill vs Attacks But No Facts -> 
Fear And Ignorance Of The Blind Leading The Blind
October 27, 2009 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz 

Bianca Cody Murphy
Peace Psychology for the 21st Century

No one individual, no religion, no one has the right to hurt anyone, especially children
 Kids are being hurt !!! 
 Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – July 22, 2009

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

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

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.

merican Psychoanalytic Foundation Public Forum
Ralph Roughton, M.D. 1999

Institutional homophobia (or heterosexism)
Edith Cowan University Western Australia

Edith Cowan University Western Australia

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

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

Structural Violence –
Dr. N.V.S.Suryanarayana – August 19, 2010
Psyspeak, Human Behavior on Social Media

Peace Psychology Book

Dan Christie
Professor of Psychology at Ohio State University

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

Heterosexism and homophobia
Different in More Ways Than One:
Providing Guidance for Teenagers on Their Way to 
Identity, Sexuality and Respect

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

Human Sexuality -> Astonishing Complexities, 
Variations And Wonder
October 20, 2009 – MSK

To Be Catholic or Not To be Catholic
by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – September 30, 2009

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

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom -
and related links:

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law,
Washington, DC
hunter of justice

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

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!!!

“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

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