Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MEXICO - “Decaf versus deCath?” Vatican’s Unsubstantiated Antigay Propaganda – Why???

Decaf versus deCath? 
 By Bruce Gorton – September 7, 2010 - Times LIVE

Two Vatican prelates, while touring Mexico, have compared gay marriage to decaf coffee, one of them saying; “A gay relationship is like decaffeinated coffee, you do not wake up.”

Now I am not a big fan of decaf myself, but I can see some people enjoy it. I certainly wouldn’t ban it. Photo

But considering that this was essentially at a rally to criticise Mexico for making gay marriage legal, I can’t help but stand for people’s right to consume beverages they like.

[Unsubstantiated] --- RELIGIOUS BELIEFS that gay and lesbian relationships are SINFUL or INFERIOR to heterosexual relationships HARM gays and lesbians.
Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling - California Prop 8. August 4, 2010

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

400 gay marriages registered in Mexico – September 7, 2010
The Times of India

 became Latin America's first country to approve gay marriage  
by JUAN FORERO – September 8, 2010 
National Public Radio (NPR)

Responsible For The Lifetime Harm They Caused 
To Children and Continue to Cause by Their 
Unsubstantiated Antigay Teachings 
By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

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

Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests

Report: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests
 ABC News – 2009 

Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI
The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults.
July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Belief In A Just World - Separation of Church and State - 
Wrongly Condemning Homosexuals

What is Propaganda?

Scholars, journalists, and politicians have long argued about how to properly define propaganda and distinguish it from other forms of mass communication. Propaganda is biased information designed to shape public opinion and behavior.

Propaganda techniques - Propagandists use a variety of propaganda techniques to influence opinions and to avoid the truth. Often these techniques rely on some element of censorship or manipulation, either omitting significant information or distorting it.

fear - "Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished."

glittering generalities - Glittering generalities are words that have different positive meaning for individual subjects, but are linked to highly valued concepts. When these words are used, they demand approval without thinking, simply because such an important concept is involved.

name-calling - is a form of ad hominem attack that draws a vague equivalence between a concept and a person, group or idea. By linking the person or idea being attacked to a negative symbol, the propagandist hopes that the audience will reject the person or the idea on the basis of the symbol, instead of looking at the available evidence. 

How Does Propaganda Work?

Modern propaganda draws upon techniques and strategies used in advertising, public relations, communications, and mass psychology. It simplifies complicated issues or ideology for popular consumption, is always biased, and is geared to achieving a particular end.

Propaganda generally employs symbols, whether in written, musical, or visual forms, and plays upon and channels complex human emotions towards a desired goal. It is often employed by governmental and private organizations to promote their causes and institutions and denigrate their opponents. Propaganda functions as just one weapon in the arsenal of mass persuasion.

In contrast to the ideal of an educator, who aims to foster independent judgment and thinking, the practitioner of propaganda does not aim to encourage deliberation by presenting a variety of viewpoints and leaving it up to the audience to determine which perspective is correct. The propagandist transmits only information geared to strengthen his or her case, and consciously omits detrimental information. Read complete paper:

How to safeguard Marriage Equality
LGBTQ&I Human and Civil Rights Globally -> Education

To protect the sanctity of Marriage Equality and LGBTIQ human and civil rights around the world, we need knowledgeable LGBTQ&I people, professionals, researchers, and scripture scholars regarding human sexuality not to allow any such statements like Cardinal Barragan go unchallenged. Not by any name calling or stooping to a lower level, but strictly by challenging the inaccuracies of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy with the plain honest facts of human sexuality and offering possible links where people can learn more on their own. It is important to show that all the facts about human sexuality are documented. This alone will show the difference between substantiated and unsubstantiated facts. Social psychology has shown us that people are motivated to pay attention to facts and they are most persuaded to change their attitudes by presented facts that are logically sound.

If all that Catholic and Christians in general hear are these blatant inaccuracies about human sexuality from church leaders, they have little to nothing to help them see and understand the broader accurate picture of reality. Again, we must remember that around 90% of the human population has some degree a homosexual orientation. When we are thinking of LGBTQ&I people from research we know that this group is much larger than the general population are afraid to admit.

From my personal experience “coming out” to a Roman Catholic parish as a gay priest I found that the people almost become calmer instantly when they are given the honest facts about human sexuality. I truly believe to achieve Marriage Equality and LGBTQ&I Human and Civil Rights Globally is by Education. To achieve any lasting attitudinal change only comes through education.

Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Read more:

Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.

“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

Kids are being hurt!!!

“…Benedict XVI’s battle against science, Islam and cultural pluralism, threatens to turn the European clock back to a pre-Enlightenment era…” 
by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007 – 
The Washington Post

Vica Nazi Propaganda Comics
Duke University Libraries

Overview of Same Sex Marriage in the U.S.: 
The Struggle for Civil Rights and Equality
 by Rita A. Webb, ACSW, DCSW 

Senior Policy Associate
 - Human Rights and International Affairs
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

American Academy of Pediatrics
The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on
the Health and Well-being of Children 

American Medical Association
Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation
GLBT Advisory Committee

Children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Calls Proposition 8 Decision
“A Great Day in the Struggle for Human Rights”
August 11, 2010

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage

Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Marriage - Research Summary
American Psychological Association

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