I wish I could say that I decided to come out of the closet in my early twenties for more admirable reasons—such as for love or the principle of the thing. But the truth is that passing for a straight person had become more of a hassle than I figured it was worth. Since the third grade, I’d spent too many valuable cognitive resources concocting deceptive schemes to cover up the fact that I was gay.
In fact, my earliest conscious tactic to hide my homosexuality involved being outlandishly homophobic. When I was eight years old, I figured that if I used the word “fag” a lot and on every possible occasion expressed my repugnance for gay people, others would obviously think I was straight. But, although it sounded good in theory, I wasn’t very hostile by temperament and I had trouble channeling my fictitious outrage into convincing practice...
...From these data, the researchers concluded that, “individuals who score high in the homophobic range and admit negative affect toward homosexuality demonstrate significant sexual arousal to male homosexual erotic stimuli.” Of course, it isn’t clear whether these people are unconsciously self-deceiving or consciously trying to conceal from others their secret attraction to members of the same sex. The Freudian concept of reaction formation—in which people’s repressed desires are manifested by their fervent emotional reactions and hostile behaviors towards the very thing they desire—could explain the former. (From Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”) The latter implies an act of deliberate social deception, such as my 8-year-old self's misguided scheming. It could of course be a bit of both, or work differently for different people. Who is to say whether Ted Haggard—the very incarnation of this phenomenon—was self-deceiving or whether he knew he had full-blown homosexual urges all along?http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=single-angry-straight-male
Benedict XVI confusing Atheism with Hitler’s Nazism and Benedict's Unchristian teachings of JUSTIFIED DISCRIMINATION which is life threatening to adults especially children
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
Shining a light on closeted politicians
By Richard Leiby
The Washington Post / May 27, 2009
Gay Marriage - WITCH HUNTS ->The Crucible (1996) -> McCarthyism 1940’s -1950’s, -> Benedict XVI 2005
Vatican's Gay Witch-Hunts Cause -> Lifetime HARM to Children
THREATS, SILENCE, HARM AND DISPOSAL of Catholic Personnel Supportive of LGBT Adults and Children - Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s Directives To Hierarchy
Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth
by Jason Mannino – April 17, 2009 – Huffington Post
White-Hot 'Outrage' Over The Capitol Hill Closet
May 9, 2009 – National Public Radio (NPR)
SEXUAL CONVERSION THERAPIES
Jack Drescher, M.D.
The Psychology of the Closet:
Governor McGreevey's New Clothes
by Jack Drescher, M.D. – August 27, 2004
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
The Pope Is Not Gay
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish
The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.
by Ralph Roughton
Self Psychology News – Fall 2007
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain
Homophobia- American Psychoanalytic Foundation Public Forum
Ralph Roughton, M.D. 1999
Gay Marriage -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood – Marriage Equality – March 23, 2010 – By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
“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.”
…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.
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 !!!