Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SPAIN - The US Bishops New Antigay-Marriage Website - An Ongoing Arrogant Contempt for Humanity – KILLING THE SECRECY - Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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Original post 111811

The US Bishops new website “Marriage Unique for A Reason” is NOT A DETAIL explanation of marriage or why they are against gay marriage; it lacks documentation and valid reference sources.  Many of the references that are listed are circular references; they are references back to written material that equally have no documentation or valid references to support what is written. This makes the US Bishops new website “Marriage Unique For A Reason” at best an editorial, a statement of opinion that is a covert ongoing sophisticated form of propaganda lacking in empathy, plain human respect and well-being for people, especially children, therefore it is most definitely it is not about Catholic Church teachings. Benedict XVI and his bishops are to be teachers. And as teachers they must outline in detail a comprehensive list of sources, references, and documentation that has been composed by a great number scholars, theologians, experts, etc., all from a wide range of perspectives, fields of study, cultures, background from both the past and present, in order, to give a thorough account of their understanding of marriage and reason to exclude gay marriage. And as like with any good teachers they must be willing to answer any and all questions. This is the authoritative style of teachings, it is based on “substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most authorities in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject.” However, what the US Bishops have given on their website is an authoritarian teaching style, “favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom: authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes.”

The US Bishops new website “Marriage Unique for A Reason” is just a continuation of the ongoing irresponsible form of leadership and an unending form of ruthless vindictive discrimination against a large segment of the human population, which includes children growing up in early childhood. It mirrors the same tone of disregard, an arrogant contempt for humanity that has been demonstrated by Benedict XVI, the Roman Curia and hierarchy for the past 30 years by the alarming magnitude of their global child sexual abuse cover-ups.

Benedict XVI is falling into the same trap that destroyed Hitler. Hitler’s anti-intellectual approach dramatized by the “book burning” was to rid Germany at that time of any intellectual thought or scientific research that was in conflict with his idea of Germany’s future. Hitler not only burnt books but removed the scientists and intellectuals, as well as. After Ratzinger became pope Benedict XVI in 2005 almost immediately - like Hitler he removed all the scientists that Pope John Paul II had in place on the committees (congregations) in the Vatican.  Benedict XVI continuous refusal to incorporate the global overwhelming contributions of scientific research regarding sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity. The lifetime harmful effects that this criminal irresponsible leadership has on children growing up during their early childhood psychological developmental years are devastating and for many life threatening. Scripture scholars have stated for decades that the bible does not condemn homosexuality and yet Benedict XVI refuses to acknowledge their findings. The Vatican’s antigay teachings are unsubstantiated both in regards to science and scripture. It is a situation exactly like Galileo’s; only this one continues to have devastating effects, even life threatening effects on children, adults, their families and friends.
Homosexuality & the Bible – Galileo

Links found below:

Hitler’s Anti-intellectualism - downfall of German science & Germany’s eventual destruction in 1945

Benedict XVI and the US Bishops violated Pope John Paul II’s directive that science and faith cannot be separated; it will lead to serious error as it did with Galileo. He stressed that there are no irreconcilable differences between science and religion, stating “Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.”

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Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3; Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2). 

1. In both East and West, we may trace a journey which has led humanity down the centuries to meet and engage truth more and more deeply. It is a journey which has unfolded—as it must—within the horizon of personal self-consciousness: the more human beings know reality and the world, the more they know themselves in their uniqueness, with the question of the meaning of things and of their very existence becoming ever more pressing. This is why all that is the object of our knowledge becomes a part of our life. The admonition Know yourself was carved on the temple portal at Delphi, as testimony to a basic truth to be adopted as a minimal norm by those who seek to set themselves apart from the rest of creation as “human beings”, that is as those who “know themselves”. 
Moreover, a cursory glance at ancient history shows clearly how in different parts of the world, with their different cultures, there arise at the same time the fundamental questions which pervade human life: Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going? Why is there evil? What is there after this life? These are the questions which we find in the sacred writings of Israel, as also in the Veda and the Avesta; we find them in the writings of Confucius and Lao-Tze, and in the preaching of Tirthankara and Buddha; they appear in the poetry of Homer and in the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles, as they do in the philosophical writings of Plato and Aristotle. They are questions which have their common source in the quest for meaning which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives… 
(29) “[Galileo] declared explicitly that the two truths, of faith and of science, can never contradict each other, 'Sacred Scripture and the natural world proceeding equally from the divine Word, the first as dictated by the Holy Spirit, the second as a very faithful executor of the commands of God', as he wrote in his letter to Father Benedetto Castelli on 21 December 1613. The Second Vatican Council says the same thing, even adopting similar language in its teaching: 'Methodical research, in all realms of knowledge, if it respects... moral norms, will never be genuinely opposed to faith: the reality of the world and of faith have their origin in the same God' (Gaudium et Spes, 36). Galileo sensed in his scientific research the presence of the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit, stimulated him, anticipating and assisting his intuitions”: John Paul II, Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (10 November 1979): Insegnamenti, II, 2 (1979), 1111-1112.
Read complete Encyclical Letter: Fides Et Ratio Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II

Gay Marriage - Archbishop Timothy Dolan NY - not presenting CATHOLICISM but rather TOTALITARIANISM and/or worst Benedict XVI’s Global Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups Attempts – 92811


 A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
December 26, 2008 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
…I have been so saddened by Pope Benedict XVI's cruel words to LGBTQ people around the world, to their parents, families and friends, most ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN… Photo
…I am a priest and a clinical psychologist… And for one of my research projects I chose to do a qualitative research project of the recorded verbal accounts of survivors of the Holocaust, 50 years after the event…

…And when I heard what Pope Benedict XVI said about homosexuals and transgendered human beings at Christmas 2008, I felt that same trauma all over again. Because in some way, somehow, he was conveying …the horror of the Holocaust, in what appears to be a traumatized, trance-like, accepted social norm from that period of time dictating that some people just don’t count, aren’t important, and can be easily disposed of. And if you rock the boat, you could be next to be disposed of. Photo

…The horror of the Holocaust is like an atomic bomb with fallout so extensive that it spreads over a radius of more than 150 miles. The horror of the Holocaust began in 1933 and ended in 1945. The psychological fallout would have been far more extensive and more deadly, especially when it is not identified as such…

Chronicle of the Third Reich - Michael Kloft – 2010 The past is still with us and will not go away. (Helmut Schmidt) …The Third Reich lasted for 12 years, 3 months and 9 days. It began with great hopes and unprecedented jubilation and ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed, Germany was destroyed and the European Jews murdered. To mark the 75th anniversary of the seizure of power by the Nazis, SPIEGEL embarks on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history…  
Part II – Carnival 1938 in Nuremberg – The amateur footage documents the Shrovetide Revelry in the Third Reich.  One of the floats is decorated with the anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew hanging from the gallows as if it were the most natural thing in the world. …

What you cannot do is accept injustice.

From Hitler – or anyone.

You must make the injustice visible

– be prepared to die like a

 soldier to do so.

Mahatma Gandhi

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!


Archbishop Dolan - According to “DIVINE LAW” the NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE as found in the Bible is that the earth does not move.  Therefore, GALILEO was a heretic because of his idea that the earth revolves around the sun, he, too, was punished severely. 1633

In 1992, POPE JOHN PAUL II apologized to GALILEO declaring that Galileo was right and Church was wrong.  John Paul II himself has said that the scientist was "IMPRUDENTLY OPPOSED." 103192

Archbishop Dolan regarding Gay Marriage - The way for us all to protect “Religious Freedom” and not TYRANNY IN RELIGION is by obtaining a WELL-INFORMED CONSCIENCE – regarding SEXUAL ORIENTATION, human sexuality … – 8911 – Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

ALL BENEDICT XVI’s ROMAN CURIA - Unconscionable Covert Ruthlessness, EXPLOSIVE RETALIATION to Opposition or Exposure -  “…[Benedict XVI] receives the full support of the Roman Curia. The Curia does its best to STIFLE CRITICISM in the episcopate and in the church as a whole and to DISCREDIT CRITICS with all the means at its disposal…” - CHURCH IN WORST CREDIBILITY CRISIS SINCE REFORMATION, THEOLOGIAN TELLS BISHOPS – Hans Kung - April 4, 2010

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976)  - President Richard Nixon…gathered around him some very suspect people who were willing to commit criminal acts to ensure that Nixon got re-elected.  They actually created a squad of lawyers and officials that, while they said it was just "DIRTY TRICKS," devoted itself to sabotaging the Democratic Party by criminal activity… [They] BUGGED, FOLLOWED PEOPLE, FALSE PRESS LEAKS, FAKE LETTERS, cancelled Democratic campaign rallies, investigated Democratic private lives, PLANTED SPIES, and STOLE DOCUMENTS.  They even SABOTAGED the candidacy of a Democrat who had a better chance of beating Nixon in the 1972 election, Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine. 

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Detroit, MI – KILLING THE SECRECY – Testifies in Child Sexual Abuse Case 2006 - Admits being a victim of sexual abuse – Criticizes Bishops Dallas Charter 2002 - "It's not over and it won't be over until we within the church deal with it in a very open, honest and thorough way…”  – VATICAN IMMEDIATE VINDICTIVE RETALIATION – to maintain cover-ups - 11411

Ireland - KILLING THE SECRECY - Exposing - Benedict XVI & Roman Curia - Response to Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups as lacking in empathy, plain human respect & well-being for people – even children – Unconscionable Covert Ruthlessness, EXPLOSIVE RETALIATION to Opposition or Exposure – 9611

Ricky Martin to Marry, long time partner, Carlos Gonzalez in Spain – Congratulations, with all best wishes to the happy couple! - 11411

New York - GAY MARRIAGE Bill - How Strong is the VATICAN in the USA? - 83111

LA VIE EN ROSE – Edith Piaf – “I thought that LOVE was just a word – They sang about in songs I’ve heard – Kisses could reveal that I was wrong and that LOVE was real…” Donna Summer 

Ricky Martin: ‘Although Being Gay Makes Some People Uncomfortable, I’ll Fight For My Rights’ - I simply want to live in peace and continue singing," - Nicaragua – 101411

RICKY MARTIN FOUNDATION - the mission to advocate for the well-being of children around the world – Ricky Martin

Child ProstitutionManagua, Nicaragua

ILAB - Advancing the Campaign Against Child Labor - Managua, Nicaragua

Worst Form of Child Labour - Nicaragua

Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims -122110

The cruelties of STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE on CHILDREN are often subtle, unspoken, unrecognized, and even normalized, regarded by many people as natural or “just the way things are.” Daniel J. Christie - Peace, Conflict, and Violence:
Peace Psychology for the 21st Century.

“They’re writing songs of love - BUT NOT FOR ME ...A lucky star's above, but not for me... With love to lead the way I’ve found more clouds of gray… “ Gershwin – Linda Ronstadt

SEXUAL ORIENTATION is less about sex and more about LOVE, being one with another human being - Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION – Gay Marriage

Father of the Bride 1991 – "(TODAY I MET) THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY" - Darlene Love

Martin O'Malley – Gov. Maryland - joins national effort to promote same-sex marriage – 11711

Nancy Pelosi leads Democrats' challenge to DOMA – 11311

Julian Bond - Former NAACP leader lends voice to Gov. Martin O'Malley Md. same-sex marriage campaign – 103111

Kirsten Gillibrand, US Sen.  – enthusiastically supports DOMA Repeal - 103111

Carl Levin, US Sen. (D-Mich.) agrees to co-sponsor DOMA repeal - 102011

Leahy  & Feinstein, US Senators - move DOMA repeal forward - 101411

What followed - New York Gay Marriage Bill – 2011

“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. 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!!!

A partial list:

1.  Sexual orientation is set either just before birth or very soon afterwards 


Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality - American Psychological Association

The Science of Sexual Orientation - Researchers Focus on Twins (Video) 

Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation

Sexual Conversion Therapies - by Jack Drescher, M.D.

Sexual Conversion Therapy - Ethical, Clinical and Research Perspectives (2002) -
edited by Ariel Shidlo, PhD, Michael Schroeder, PsyD, and Jack Drescher, MD

Sexual Orientation & ‘Reparative Therapy’
by Jack Drescher, MD  – video

Bibliography for Facts about Sexual Orientation

Major - Medical and Mental Heath Associations
 Policies & Position Statements - Regarding Sexual Orientation

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Association, AGLP

APSAA, American Psychoanalytic Association

American Psychological Association

American Counseling Association

American Medical Association

American Academy of Pediatrics

AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Family

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Gender Identity Research and Education Society - UK

Kinsey Institute for Research in  Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association of Social Workers

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

2.  Early psychological development – in a social environment that is anti-gay – causes significant harm to the child’s ability to be in relationships, with others, a job, etc.


Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - - LOVE & RELIGION

Attachment Theory

Mary Ainsworth: Attachment and the Growth of Love – video

Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man
Jack Drescher, M.D. in his book Psychoanalytic Therapy & The Gay Man describes the complexities related to growing up gay; from his research of developmental narratives of gay adults retrospectively recalling their feelings being gay began in early childhood. These gay feelings had remained constant, and were resistant to being altered. Dr. Drescher explains the contrast of how social norms impact the psychology of the early childhood developmental years of a heterosexual boy and a homosexual boy.

Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development – by  Richard A. Isay M.D.
Argues that homosexuality is biologically innate, suggests a natural developmental path for homosexuals, and discusses the problems faced in long-term gay relationships

The overstimulation of everyday life: I. New aspects of male homosexuality
Sidney H. Phillips
Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, USA
J Am Psychoanal Assoc 49:1235-67. 2001
Western heterosexual culture surrounds the homosexually inclined boy in a climate of erotic overstimulation that powerfully affects his development and adult sexual adaptation. This assertion is illustrated through a case presentation of a homosexual man who shared a bed with his brother from childhood into adolescence. Analysis of the patient's transference enactment—repeatedly falling asleep on the couch—gradually revealed the psychic impact of this everyday overstimulation: the creation of a tantalized inner world of longing. The regular occurrence and developmental understanding of adolescent homosexual boys' unrequited love affairs with adolescent heterosexual boys are described and explored. Finally, the overstimulation of everyday life is proposed as a new model for understanding certain behavioral aspects of male homosexuality, such as the avoidance of rough-and-tumble play in childhood and homosexual cruising.

Homosexuality: coming out of the confusion
Sidney H Phillips
Int J Psychoanal 84:1431-50. 2003
In this paper, Dr. Phillips describes the complications of how the historical context of social norms can significantly influence the classification of the components of homosexuality by clinicians causing them to be blind to their own biases. Mindful of our susceptibility to this kind of phenomenon, Dr. Phillips calls to task these biases that pathologize homosexuality simply because it is not consistent with heterosexuality and therefore to be classified as a mental disorder. He offers an alternative description of homosexuality from his clinical research that is consistent with other researchers of early childhood psychological development of children who grow up to be gay.

The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – Jack Drescher, MD
Many LGB individuals report developmental histories with difficulty acknowledging their homosexuality, either to themselves or to others. This is because, starting in childhood, LGB individuals are often subjected to antihomosexual attitudes, not only from strangers, but also from their own families and communities (Drescher, Stein and Byne, 2005). The childhood need to hide may persist into adulthood, leading many LGB individuals to conceal important aspects of themselves…Read more

Gay Conversion | Religious Conversion - Transforms the Damned into the Saved | COVERING - Kenji Yoshino – 2002 - The Yale Law Journal

Resource Links -- Conversion Therapy
Policy Statements of Professional Organizations
Rockway Institute - Alliant International University

3.  Gay teen suicideFamily Acceptance Project  - shows relationship between a lack of family acceptance of a gay child and the rate of substance abuse, suicide and others problems

Groundbreaking Study Finds Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adolescents Protects Against Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior in Early Adulthood – by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, December 6, 2010 - FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT

Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support – 2009 – podcast


Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Commitment, Intentionality, and Hard Work: What It Takes To Do Culturally Competent, Ground-Breaking Research 2010 – podcast

Family Acceptance Project™ website:

Dr. Caitlin Ryan – Mental Health Matters: How does the “Family Acceptance Project” work? – 2011

Family Acceptance Project™ - Helping diverse families understand how to support their LGBT children – videos

Family Acceptance of LGBT Youth Protects Against Suicide, Depression & Substance Abuse and Predicts Better Health & Self-Esteem

School Victimization of Gender-Nonconforming LGBT Youth Linked with Depression and Quality Of Life In Adulthood

Best Practice Guidelines for Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Family Acceptance Project™ Resource Links:
San Francisco State University Related Programs
LGBT Family-Related Organizations
LGBT Youth Organizations
School-Related Resources
Gender-Related Resources
LGBT Legal Advocacy Organizations
Online Resources for LGBT Youth
Adolescent Health
National LGBT Organizations
LGBT Health-Related Organizations

Lesbian and Gay Youth: Care and Counseling - By Caitlin Ryan and Donna Futterman

UA professor Stephen T. Russell to Explore LGBT Suicide Risk – 2008

Homophobic families harm gay teenagers, study claims - 2008

Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals - David M. Frost and Ilan H. Meyer - 2009
Journal of Counseling Psychology 2009, Vol. 56, No. 1, 97–109

New Report Shows Inequalities for Children with LGBT Parents

 Talking About Suicide & LGBT Populations - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Preventing Suicide among LGBT Youth by Effie Malley  - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth with Effie Malley – 2009


Homophobia Is Killing Our Youth – 2009

Gay Bullying Deaths and Religion: Are Believers the Problem or the Solution? 2010

For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll – 2010

Gay bullying and Catholic responsibilities – 2010

Homophobia in the Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, and What Still Needs to Be Done – 2010

“Most religious denominations continue to condemn homosexuality as sinful and
provide a rationale for marginalizing LGB people.” - Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Social Environment - Although the social environment itself has not been defined as a risk factor for suicide, widespread discrimination against LGBT people, heterosexist attitudes, and gender bias can lead to risk factors such as isolation, family rejection, and lack of access to care providers. Risk factors may interact in unhealthy ways—for example, internalized homophobia or victimization may lead to stress, which is associated with depression and substance abuse, which can contribute to suicide risk. This risk may be compounded by a lack of protective factors that normally provide resilience, such as strong family connections, peer support, and access to effective health and mental health providers…

Herek and colleagues (2007) describe a framework to understand the social environment for sexual minorities. The framework integrates the sociological idea of stigma with the psychological idea of prejudice. Through stigma, society discredits and invalidates homosexuality relative to heterosexuality. Institutions embodying stigma results in heterosexism, and heterosexual individuals internalizing stigma results in prejudice. The United States legal system has faced challenges by sexual minorities and sympathetic heterosexuals that have led to significant changes. However, the legal system continues to reinforce stigma through discriminatory laws and the absence of laws protecting sexual minorities from discrimination in employment, housing, and services. A minority of states had antidiscrimination laws as of 2005, and most of these only referred to employment and not to housing or services. Most religious denominations continue to condemn homosexuality as sinful and provide a rationale for marginalizing LGB people…

See no Race, See no Gay: What Proponents of a Gay-Blind Approach to Bullying in the Schools can Learn from Race Relations - by Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D. and Nestor L. Lopez-Duran PhD,
2010 - Psychology Today

Bullying, gay teen suicides, and a need for a solution – 2010 - Nestor L. Lopez-Duran, PhD. - clinical child psychologist and researcher, University of Michigan

Bullies and Victims: Boys will be boys or a symptom of distress? 2009 - Child Psychology Research


The cruelties of STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE on CHILDREN are often subtle, unspoken, unrecognized, and even normalized, regarded by many people as natural or “just the way things are.” Daniel J. Christie - Peace, Conflict, and Violence:
Peace Psychology for the 21st Century.

Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims -122110

facing the 
Roman Inquisition 

Holy Office of the Inquisition

Biblical quotes used to Condemn Galileo

Ecclesiastes 1:5 (New International Version)
5 The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
Ecclesiastes 1:5 (New American Standard Bible)
5 Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; And hastening to its place it rises there again. 

1 Chronicles 16:30 (New International Version)
30 Tremble before him, all the earth! 
The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
1 Chronicles 16:30 (New American Standard Bible)

30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved

Psalm 93:1 (New International Version)
1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; 
 the LORD is robed in majesty 
 and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Psalm 93:1 (New American Standard Bible)
1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved

Psalm 96:10 (New International Version)
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns." 
 The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; 
 he will judge the peoples with equity.
Psalm 96:10 (New American Standard Bible)
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity." 

Psalm 104:5 (New International Version)
5 He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.
Psalm 104:5 (New American Standard Bible)
5 He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever.
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