Sunday, June 30, 2013

Reposted Part 1 of 4 - - - - Appealing his case – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – to Pope Francis





This posting was sent out as a US group mailing prior to posting it here on the Thalamus Center.

The letter will be posted in 4 parts.

  Part 1 of 4 -  The letter begins:
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Thalamus Center - Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing up Gay                            Fr. Marty Kurylowicz 


Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, 
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly 
position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 
And whoever welcomes one such child in 
my name welcomes me. 
Matthew 18: 3-5

June 16, 2013

Re: Appealing my case - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - to Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis, 

My name is Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Grand Rapids Michigan, USA ordained June 16, 1979.  I have been a faithful Catholic priest for the past 34 years. In March 1997, I came out to my parishioners as being gay for the protection of children in early childhood psychological development years growing up gay, which I did based on the factual evidence from science and the bible (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/113/6/1827.full.pdf & http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/just-the-facts.aspx# & http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx & http://www.psychiatry.org/lgbt-sexual-orientation & http://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/images/therapies_attempting_to_change_sexual_orientation.pdf http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/ukcp_statement_on_reparative_therapy.html & http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-psychological-facts-about-growing-up.html & http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/11/gay-marriage-sexual-orientation-is-less.html).  

Part 1 of 4
Benedict XVI - Dehumanizing Retaliation Tactics
Silencing & Suppressing - Emerging Science on Homosexuality 

Since, 1997 and for the past 16 years, for “coming out” for the protection of children I have been subjected to the unethical and criminal tactics that are severely life threatening dehumanizing acts of retaliation
It is well documented, now, that this type of violence is coming directly from the Vatican’s curia (i.e Vatileaks 2012; character assassinations, defamation of character, falsifying legal documents, extremely conservative repressed homosexual sex scandals, procuring male prostitutes, money laundering and child sexual abuse cover-ups), 

In particular, Cardinal Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1981-2005) was obsessively notorious silencing and removing theologians, archbishops, priests, sisters and anyone in the Church discussing the emerging science that declassified homosexuality, as an illness or disorder, instead found that homosexuality is a normal and natural part human development 


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The problems and disorders once associated with homosexuals were found to be caused by the effects of unending fear and anxiety living under the constant threat of being victimized by harmful and even violent life-threatening attacks due to the lack of human acceptance and respect in social environments influenced by unsubstantiated antigay social and religious norms

These types of hostile antigay social environments, created by unsubstantiated antigay social and religious norms i.e. the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings and Benedict XVI’s obsessive antigay tactics have severely suppress the natural human development of homosexuality in gay children growing up (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/gay-marriage-8-part-series.html). Research found that these homophobic manufactured hostile antigay social environments are breathing grounds for the self-perpetuation of violent adult homophobic behavior against gay people. It is a cycle of irrational violent behavior fueled by ignorance and fear victimizing young gay children that is self-perpetuating continuously increasing the violence in the world. The diabolically destroying the dignity of human beings, including human potential on a global scale that could be put use helping to build a better world for all on incalculable number of different levels. Instead, it is continuously depleting the world of all that is good, true and loving. Creating the world that we have, which you want us all to work together to make better. 


Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye 
and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 
How can you say to your brother,  'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' 
when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, 
first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly 
to remove the speck from your brother's eye. 
Luke 6:40-42


This is not going to happen until you (we) renounce the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings.  They are the source of all the corruption throughout the Vatican, because they are knowingly not based on truth and without truth there is no love (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/02/gay-marriage-doublespeak-benedict-xvi.html) & (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/gay-marriage-8-part-series.html). If you (we) can ignore the global life-threatening harm the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings causes to children, you (we) are hypocritically teaching the world by example how to dehumanize people and that is sanctioned authorized by the Catholic Church.  This is in direct opposition to St. Francis intent to rebuild God’s Church.  Not to address this inhuman travesty of destruction of human life, immediately, is to teach the world how to be complicit with this form of structural violence that is life-threatening to children globally that harms us all.  Benedict XVI was severely homophobic throughout his 30 years in power in the Vatican, as indicated in the extensive documentation of his career (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/02/gay-marriage-propaganda-tacticsb16s.html). How, what, why did Benedict XVI become so
 homophobic? 


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Benedict XVI is a prime example of self-perpetuation, on a global scale of the harmful, life-threatening and devastating effects of the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings that were evermore fiercely enforced during childhood years growing up under Hitler’s authoritarian rule of Germany

Anti-gay Bias Linked to Lack of Awareness of One's Sexual Orientation and Authoritarian Parenting, Study Shows - 4/5/12

Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.
The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies.
"Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves," explains Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study's lead author.
"In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward," adds co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who helped direct the research...
Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?


Study: Homophobes May Be Hidden Homosexuals - 4/9/12

"Sometimes people are threatened by gays and lesbians because they are fearing their own impulses, in a sense they 'doth protest too much,'" Ryan told LiveScience. "In addition, it appears that sometimes those who would oppress others have been oppressed themselves, and we can have some compassion for them too, they may be unaccepting of others because they cannot be accepting of themselves.”
...Those participants who reported their heterosexuality despite having hidden same-sex desires were also the most likely to show hostility toward gay individuals, including self-reported anti-gay attitudes, endorsement of anti-gay policies and discrimination such as supporting harsher punishments for homosexuals.
The research may help to explain the underpinnings of anti-gay bullying and hate crimes, the researchers note. People in denial about their own sexual orientation, perhaps a denial fostered by authoritarian and homophobic parents, may feel a threat from other gay and lesbian individuals. Lashing out may ultimately be an indicator of the person's own internal conflict with sexual orientation.
This inner conflict can be seen in some high-profile cases in which anti-gay public figures are caught engaging in same-sex acts, the researchers say. For instance, evangelical preacher and anti-gay-marriage advocate Ted Haggard was caught in a gay sex scandal in 2006. And in 2010, prominent anti-gay activist and co-founder of conservative Family Research Council George Rekers was reportedly spotted in 2010 with a male escort rented from Rentboy.com. According to news reports, the escort confirmed Rekers is gay.
We laugh at or make fun of such blatant hypocrisy, but in a real way, these people may often themselves be victims of repression and experience exaggerated feelings of threat," Ryan said. "Homophobia is not a laughing matter. It can sometimes have tragic consequences," as was the case in the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay man.

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Benedict XVI, past 30 years in power in the Vatican are well documented of an extremely never ending obsessive antigay crusade that was irrational not based on any authoritative data (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/09/crackdown-1983-of-archbishop-hunthausen_29.html). Benedict XVI endless suppression of the emerging science of homosexuality has destroyed millions of lives and foster the self-perpetuation of violence in gay children who were forced to suppress their God given natural desires to love and be loved (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/structural-violence-and-children-dont.html). Talk about reform is useless if it does not begin with the complete renouncement of the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings to end the self-perpetuation of violence (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/pope-francis-poverty-vs-power-reforming.html). How can you (we) begin talking about restoring the dignity of human life within the global financial structures, of the major world corporations in respecting human beings more than profits, if the you (we) blatantly keep maintaining the Vatican's unsubstantiated dehumanizing antigay teachings that has become by Benedict XVI a global fountain of self-perpetuation of violence? 

I experienced Benedict XVI dehumanizing self-perpetuating violence by “coming out” in 1997, for the protection of children based on authoritative data. Benedict XVI, throughout his 30 years in the Vatican 1981-2013, seemed to have followed very closely repeating Hitler’s dehumanizing tactics that he was subjected to as child for the first 18 years of his life, growing up in Germany
 (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2011/03/gay-marriage-benedict-xvis-obsession.html). In 1997, Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Ratzinger, had already spent 16 years, suppressing and silencing the emerging science of homosexuality, which I was unaware of at the time.  I was a faithful Catholic priest, then as I have remained. Benedict XVI could not remove me then from the priesthood, because I had done nothing wrong.  Except, I brought the truth to light by “coming out” for the sake of children (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-perspective-on-lgbt-rights-begins.html), which most regretfully no one did for him growing up in Germany during Hitler’s regime of dehumanizing tactics that led to his atrocities of the Holocaust

I was not a theologian, professor, author, activist, etc., I committed no crimes, and was never unethical. I was a simple parish priest of no consequence. I was serious about being a priest, working at taking the plank out of my eye first and continuously learning how to be of better service to my parishioners in working together to make the world a better place for everyone.  In 1997, I was completely caught off guard by Benedict XVI covert extreme violent dehumanizing tactics of retaliation to have me secretly locked away for the rest of my life 


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Benedict XVI - 1997 - Ordered Re-education - Sexual Orientation
Gateway to Hitler’s Concentration Camps

In 1997, two months after I came out, I surprised by Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s directive, which was his only possible way to get rid of me using intimation to get me to leave the priesthood on my own or to make my life in the priesthood so unbearable   that I would want to leave. It was fiercely dehumanizing and traumatizing, but these tactics of retaliation did not end there. They continued throughout the next 16 years, because I refused to leave the priesthood nor to willingly submit to any further victimization to silence and harm me. My story is not unique. This, as we have learned has been the normal procedure of Benedict XVI and his curia for the past 30 years that has imploded under the weight of their corruption and exposure by the growth of the unforeseen power of the instant global communication of the Internet (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/10/benedict-xvi-character-assassination-of_3.html). 

My request, at the time, to use my earned two sabbatical terms to study psychology, at the University of Michigan, was denied and a terse remark was made that I would not be sent to that “secular” institution. Instead, I was told that a sabbatical was being put together for me to be reeducated on the subject of sexual orientation, however, the exact location had not yet been determined, at that time (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/04/gay-catholic-priest-fr-marty-kurylowicz.html). After, hearing this directive, it was quite disturbing. It was most inconsistent with what is considered as acceptable and appropriate behavior in a professional relationship between an employer and employee. It was, in fact, unethical and illegal. I explained more about my reaction to this directive, further below in this letter. 

1927 - Benedict XVI - Self-perpetuation of Dehumanization - Vatican - 1981?

The whole idea of silencing me because I came out in 1997 to draw public attention the science of early childhood psychological development growing up gay and the severe life-threatening harm caused to children by the Vatican's unsubstantiated antigay teachings - by ordering me to be sent away to be re-educated on sexual orientation is Benedict XVI repeating what seems to be identical practice of Hitler’s Nazi regime indoctrination of homosexual youths?  

Identification of homosexual behavior among German youth typically led to “reeducation” or characteristically short prison terms. It was widely believed that wayward youth could be “scared straight” and that revealing the ‘seriousness of their deeds was sufficient to deter them from such behavior in the future (http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1138&context=constructing).

Homosexuals in the Third Reich were frequently disparaged as maladjusted deviants, but there was not a scientific consensus on the origins of their pathology to justify these claims... The Nazis believed it was possible to ‘cure’ homosexual behavior through labor and ‘re-education.’” As their efforts to eradicate homosexuality grew more draconian, gay men became subject to castration, institutionalization, and deportation to concentration camps (http://www.ushmm.org/museum/press/kits/details.php?content=nazi_persecution_of_homosexuals&page=05-press). 

Re-education camps was a tactic that Hitler used to silence and remove the people who were opposing his rise to power and take over of the democratic government of Germany, to become the dictator of Germany. People who were a threat to Hitler’s plans, in the beginning were often quietly removed without notice to anyone and shipped off to a reeducation camps. “A range of attempts were made to isolate people and to use fear to inhibit "undesirable" behavior. Whatever the reasons for imprisonment, all incarcerations were the result of Nazi ideology and posed a danger to the prisoner's life (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/gaycomp.html).” The idea of these reeducation camps would later become the concentration camps where more than six million Jews, along with other minority groups of people, such as gypsies and homosexuals were systematically exterminated. It is known as the Holocaust of WW II, the human atrocities of Hitler’s Final Solution.   

The German authorities began establishing concentration camps soon after Hitler’s appointment as chancellor in January 1933. Housed in hundreds of empty warehouses, factories, and other makeshifts sites, the facilities were portrayed as temporary detention centers for the reeducation of political opponents. The reality, however, belied such euphemistic language. Individuals were imprisoned without trial or legal recourse and held for indefinite lengths of time under conditions of exceptional cruelty. Even so, the first camps should not be confused with either the wartime concentration camps and forced labor camps, which were created to exploit the labor of their inmates, or the killing centers, which were established to mechanize mass murder


Benedict XVI Fights Against Homosexuals Civil Rights
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Benedict XVI was born in 1927, Bavaria, Germany. Hitler rise to power in Germany, began in 1923, as the leader of the Nazi Party and in 1933 he is appointed chancellor. Benedict XVI is 6 years old, in 1933, being of school age, it is quite likely that he would have experienced Hitler’s indoctrination of his dehumanizing propaganda throughout his school years (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/02/gay-marriage-doublespeak-benedict-xvi.html). 

The children wanted to join the Hitler [Youth]. To be outside Hitler’s organisation was the worst form of punishment...They do not see in Hitler a statesman with good and bad points; to them he is more than a demigod...It is this utter lack of any objective or critical attitude on the part of youth, even with university students, that made me fear most for the future of Germany. They are nothing but vessels for State propaganda. (Roberts, 1937, p. 208)

Contributing greatly to the success of Hitler’s propaganda was his utilization of the existing information infrastructures of the educational school system to support the creation and distribution of his propaganda: the knowledge he wished to convey to the German youth. Using the educational school system allowed the indoctrination of the German youth to the Nazi ideology to begin at an early age (“Nazi state,” 2010) (Controlling Information with Propaganda: Indoctrinating the Youth in Nazi Germany, by Danielle Appleby,

The Lucifer Effect - by Philip Zimbardo

At the core of evil is the process of dehumanization by which certain other people or collectives of them, are depicted as less than human, as non comparable in humanity or personal dignity to those who do the labeling. Prejudice employs negative stereotypes in images or verbally abusive terms to demean and degrade the objects of its narrow view of superiority over these allegedly inferior persons. Discrimination involves the actions taken against those others based on the beliefs and emotions generated by prejudiced perspectives…

Nazi Comic Books
Hitler’s “final solution” of genocide of all European Jews began by shaping the beliefs of school children through the reading of assigned texts in which Jews are portrayed in a series of increasingly negative scenarios. At the end of these lessons in civics or geography, we see the “reasonable” discriminatory actions that Germans should take toward Jews.

This educational propaganda was intentionally designed to create a dehumanized conception of Jews among students by means of providing them with required texts that were colorful and visually told provocative narratives. Students from primary school through High School read these books…
Read complete overview & more:
The Lucifer Effect - by Philip Zimbardo

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Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye 
and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 
How can you say to your brother,  'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' 
when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, 
first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly 
to remove the speck from your brother's eye. 
Luke 6:40-42

Hypocritical Speak Respect Human Rights & Vatican Does Not

This may help to demonstrate just how critically life-threatening it is when adults allow children to be abused in their early childhood and throughout their school age years - it can be to the human race, globally by subjecting them to endless indoctrination of unsubstantiated and dehumanizing propaganda of innocent people. You (We) have to realize how dangerous and life threatening the indoctrination of Vatican's unsubstantiated antigay teachings are to children and the devastating global effects it has on all human beings. And the crimes against humanity you (we) are committing by not protecting children by renouncing the Vatican's unsubstantiated antigay teachings, followed up by professionally educating people on authoritative facts on sexual orientation - to end this self-perpetuation of violence.

Benedict XVI is a vivid example of how dangerous the indoctrination of school age children with unsubstantiated and dehumanizing propaganda can be to the dignity of human beings on a global scale (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/10/benedict-xvi-character-assassination-of_3.html). Benedict XVI, for the past 30 years, has an extensive paper trail of an extremely obsessive dehumanizing attitude and his inhuman treatment against homosexuals, as something that is, to him, socially assumed acceptable behavior (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/02/gay-marriage-propaganda-tacticsb16s.html). However, It is unacceptable Catholic behavior, but it is surprising how, over 30 years, this completely abhorrent ideology has so thoroughly infiltrated the Vatican’s curia and the hierarchy and became acceptable to them (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/gay-marriage-8-part-series.html). It is, in part, due to Benedict’s self-perpetuation of learned violent behavior of Hitler’s exploitation and indoctrination of Germany’s school age children, during the same time that Benedict XVI childhood school years (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/structural-violence-and-children-dont.html). It is repeating Hitler’s obsessive distortion to build the Master Race by systematically committing the atrocities of Holocaust 


Dehumanizing - Traumatization of Benedict XVI - Re-education

In my enclosed letter dated, February 10, 2013, I detail that to be reeducated on sexual orientation in 1997 did not make sense, because of my extensive studies on the topic, including gender studies, within the 4 years prior to my “coming out” that I did at a number of credible institutions i.e. the University of Michigan, the American Psychologist Association, etc., (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/04/gay-catholic-priest-fr-marty-kurylowicz.html). The Vatican’s or rather Ratzinger’s understanding of the re-education of sexual orientation is a form of reparative therapy, which was not ethically approved by any of the major medical and mental health associations (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/11/reparative-therapy-changing-homosexual.html). Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s understanding of sexual orientation, homosexuality has remained the complete reversal of the authoritative accepted data on sexual orientation (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/children-growing-up-gay-vaticans.html).


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My reaction in 1997 - after I was told that I would be sent away on a sabbatical that would be prepared for me, for an indefinite period of time, to an undisclosed location to be reeducated on sexual orientation - was it all sounded and felt so surreal. I was completely nonplussed, on hearing such an absurd idea of such backward thinking coming from the Vatican. It was, as if, time stood still, though I was able to keep conversing - the only thought that kept going through my head was that I had been threatened, my whole life was being threatened and that nothing for me would be the same again. It felt like what I can only imagine being abused, as a child, would feel like. Being lured unexpectedly into a set-up to be caught off guard to be violated in a most bizarre way that who would believe me if I spoke up about it. Even, I had a hard time believing what was happening to me. This prevailing feeling that “no one would believe me” has remained with me for the past 16 years. 

However, it did not stop me from speaking out in protection of gay children growing up challenging the moral inaccuracies of Ratzinger/Benedict XVI whenever he made public unsubstantiated propaganda statements aimed at dehumanizing gay people i.e. gay marriage contaminating social environments that are ultimately publicly toxic and life-threatening to children growing up gay 
(http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/gay-marriage-8-part-series.html). These dehumanizing public statements of Ratzinger/Benedict XVI targeting gay people, as less than human, being unconcerned of the harmful effects that they have on gay children, further emphasizing his intent is to exclude gay people, including children from the “system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together (http://www.npr.org/2011/03/29/134956180/criminals-see-their-victims-as-less-than-human).” For me to have remained silent, I would have been complicit with Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s obsessive repetition mirroring the tactics of Hitler’s dehumanizing atrocities. 

What I did not realize, at the time, that being ordered by the Vatican, out of the blue, to be sent away and reeducated on a topic that I was already professionally proficient at and even proved it, as recorded in the news media, “coming out” to my parishioners two months earlier - I was in the process of experiencing the effects of being traumatized. At 47 years of age, I am being victimized by the hierarchy of the Church that I serve, which is supposed to be all about Christ’s love and truth. It was a most unexpected surprise to find that instead - it was the enemy attacking the Church from within.  It is the difference between direct violence and structural violence that allowed this kind of violence to occur.

Direct Violence vs. Structural Violence

Direct violence is horrific, but its brutality usually gets our attention: we notice it, and often respond to it.” It is, as If, someone unexpectedly and aggressively caught you completely off guard and forcefully threatened you by putting a gun to your head, the level of intensity of this incident, like being mugged, would be traumatizing for most people.  This is a form of direct violence, which you can actually see (http://academic.marion.ohio-state.edu/dchristie/Peace%20Psychology%20Book_files/Section%20II%20-%20Structural%20Violence%20%28Winter%20%26%20Leighton%29.pdf http://academic.marion.ohio-state.edu/dchristie/Peace%20Psychology%20Book.html). 

Structural violence, however, is almost always invisible, embedded in ubiquitous social structures, normalized by stable institutions and regular experience. Structural violence occurs whenever people are disadvantaged by political, legal, economic, or cultural traditions. Because they are longstanding, structural inequities usually seem ordinary—the way things are and always have been.” Benedict XVI did not have an actual gun to my head, but the effect was the same, this is a form of structural violence. I was trapped in by the structure of the Vatican’s curia, in particular Ratzinger’s assumed authoritarian covert rule over clerics and religious in the Church. I had no protection by any civil laws, in the USA or anywhere. If, he could do this to me, in 1997, and knew he could get away with it, having been in office for the previous 16 years, since 1981 there was a more than likely chance that he had already done the same or worst to a great deal of other people

”...structural violence produces suffering and death as often as direct violence does, though the damage is slower, more subtle, more common, and more difficult to repair (http://academic.marion.ohio-state.edu/dchristie/Peace%20Psychology%20Book_files/Section%20II%20-%20Structural%20Violence%20%28Winter%20%26%20Leighton%29.pdf) & (http://academic.marion.ohio-state.edu/dchristie/Peace%20Psychology%20Book.html). Again, it was not a gun that Benedict XVI put to my head, but it had the same dehumanizing effect, as if he did.  Benedict XVI was able to get away with this criminal act of violence, because he could hide behind the socially accepted institutional structure of the Church and from inside he arbitrarily manipulated, by suppressing and silencing the emerging authoritative science on homosexual sexual orientation. 


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However, my “coming out” 1997, which I did solely to draw public attention to the critical urgency for the protection of children. This public action allowed a break through Benedict XVI’s obsessive suppression. It allowed the public recognition of the authoritative science on the early childhood psychological development growing up gay of the life-threatening harm caused to children by the influence of the unsubstantiated antigay social and religious norms i.e. the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings. This event was aimed directly at the structural violence caused to children, by the socially accepted institutional structure of the Church of Benedict XVI’s fiercely adamant arbitrary maintenance of an untruth - detrimentally violent to the lives of children and adults.  Because my “coming out” was so successful in the protection of children and well received by the my parish and news media, I unknowingly became a prime target of Benedict XVI.  

Therefore, it was not a gun the Benedict XVI put to my head, but the threat was as severe as if he did so. Being dehumanized to that degree of intensity is what causes the traumatizing effects that are lasting. I was being treated, as if, I was striped of my humanness. I no longer had any civil or human rights.  I was treated like an object, something you can shove in a drawer, toss in the trash or throw into the fire just to get rid of. What was so startlingly frightening was how easily he did it, absolutely void any human empathy (http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html), all with a sense of heighten arrogance, almost boasting he could do it and get away with it. It was also frightening how complicit others around him were in the act, to me and all the others treated so inhumanly, yet not a word said to stop him (http://academic.marion.ohio-state.edu/dchristie/Peace%20Psychology%20Book_files/Section%20II%20-%20Structural%20Violence%20%28Winter%20%26%20Leighton%29.pdf)

‘Less Than Human’
Psychology of Violence - David Livingstone Smith 

We dehumanize our fellow human beings when we convince ourselves (or allow ourselves to be convinced) that they are less than human and come to believe that, although these people appear to be human beings like us, this is merely a façade. Beneath the surface they are really subhuman creatures, fit to be hunted down and destroyed. The immense destructive power of dehumanization lies in the fact that it excludes its victims from the universe of moral obligation, so killing them is of no greater consequence swatting a mosquito, or poisoning a rat. If dehumanization is a key factor in war and genocide, we ought to be working very hard to prevent it.
Read more:
‘Less Than Human’
Psychology of Violence - David Livingstone Smith 2010



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Multiple Forms of Dehumanizing Corruption - 30 years 

This prevailing feeling that I felt that “no one would believe me” how I was  dehumanized by Benedict XVI ’s reeducation threat, in 1997 continued with every dehumanizing attacked that followed.  Including, that after I refused to submit this inhuman treatment to be sent away to be reeducated, I lost my regular priest salary, though I was grant an open ended education leave of absence, along with a letter stating that I was a priest in good standing, however, without any educational funding. It was as if I was being told to get lost. It was clear that I was no longer safe in my home diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I remained silent until July 2003, when Ratzinger/BenedictXVI made his public dehumanizing unsubstantiated remarks against gay marriage (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/09/benedict-xvi-bush-2003-against-gay.html). Again, such a remark is damaging to children to hear.  I choose than to speak out against these harmful words, and it was then I was told I was being spied on. It was after Benedict XVI was elected pope in 2005, almost immediately afterwards he began publicly making outlandish dehumanizing verbal attacks against gay people. I was asked by a reporter my thoughts on Benedict XVI irrational reasoning og banning gays from becoming priests. 

  Impending Rules on Gay Priests Create Catholic Divide - October 8, 2005 - …Rev. Martin Kurylowicz came out to his Sparta parish eight years ago, he said he had struggled for years with his homosexuality… the struggle would be made harder for many others if the Vatican issues new rules that reportedly would ban gays from becoming priests… “Kids as young as 4 or 5 know they're DIFFERENT," said Kurylowicz, a psychotherapist… "They grow up with this pervasive guilt, which sabotages their growth and motivation." The result is thousands of dollars in therapy to accept their natural orientation, he said, adding, "DOES THE VATICAN WANT TO TAKE THAT ON, LIKE THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY HAD TO TAKE ON FOR THE DAMAGE IT CAUSED CONSUMERS?”… - 10/8/05


The attacks significantly began to increase against me. It was at this point that is when I began speaking out about this kind of covert violent abuse. I knew I was not the only person on earth targeted by the Vatican, there had to be many others. I was not concerned that the majority of people would not believe me. I knew if I told the truth about what happened to me, others who had been similarly mistreated would be able to identify with my situation. It was high hopes to create a critical mass people that would be able initiate change and reform from the grassroots upwards to the Vatican, especially for the protection of children. That is until Benedict XVI and his regime began imploding under the strain of the weight of some 30 years of multiple forms of corruption (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/10/benedict-xvi-character-assassination-of_3.html & http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/01/gay-marriage-uk-pm-david-cameron-lack.html). 

It was especially validating after you confirmed that a stream of corruption does indeed exists in the Vatican’s curia and your commitment to reform the curia, all in the spirit of St. Francis to rebuild the Church (http://www.npr.org/2013/06/13/191377106/popes-reference-to-gay-lobby-broaches-taboo-topic). 


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Forcing me, a 47 year old priest, 1997 to submit to being reeducated was a severely dehumanizing act of violence, along the line of being mugged at gun point, as if to    threatened me with being held hostage.  It was an inhuman act of cruel and unusual punishment, on the part of Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. As, I have already stated that this was Ratzinger’s only way that he could attack me for “coming out.” There was nothing that Ratzinger/Benedict XVI could fault me on to remove me from the priesthood, because I was and still am a faithful Catholic priest, who did his duty, as a priest, to protect children, as Jesus sternly warned us all to do. I did this, at great risk to myself, by “coming out” because of the pressing documented evidence from both science and biblical studies about sexual orientation and the life-threatening harmful influence of the unsubstantiated antigay social and religious norms, like the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings. 

The fact that these Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings have not been immediately renounced is the most severe and blatant form of structural violence, against children.  

From the documentation over the past 30 years - these endless dehumanizing tactics lead back to Cardinal Ratzinger’s office, as far back as 1981, beginning with Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-09-28/news/8603120562_1_archbishop-weakland-seattle-archbishop-raymond-hunthausen-seattle-archdiocese) & (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/09/crackdown-1983-of-archbishop-hunthausen_29.html) & (http://natcath.org/NCR_Online/archives2/1999c/073099/073099e.htm(http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2003-0206-111237/full.pdf). They were used, as a means, to forcefully suppress the emerging science regarding homosexuality, as perviously stated above, by silencing and removing those theologians, clerics, and religious advocating open discussion or were attempting to begin ministering to the needs of the gay community, particularly at the onset of the Aids Crisis in the USA. This emerging knowledge on homosexuality was significantly challenged the validity of the Church’s teachings regarding homosexuality 
(http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-psychological-facts-about-growing-up.html), the way that Galileo was silenced and condemned, as a heretic, suppressing the emerging science about the sun and the earth 


Appealing - Hurley’s Canonical Case against Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

In 2012, Bishop Walter Hurley’s (Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) canonical proceedings to have me removed from the priesthood, 15 years after I came out in 1997, this is the case that I am appealing to you (further details are explained in the enclosed letters dated February 10, 2013, May 21, 2013, and July 2010) and can also be found online (http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2013/05/gay-catholic-priest-fr-marty-kurylowicz.html). What is so inhumanly twisted is the fact that I am the severely injured party, since 1997 and throughout the past 16 years and yet I am now being made to pay for being inhumanly injured. All this suffering for the past 16 years and now I am being made to pay for it, all because I came out for the protection of children based authoritative clinical evidence. How heinous and reprehensible of a crime is that for the Vatican?


End of Part 1 of 4 ---- To be continued

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Gay Children Pentecost - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz Appeals his Case “Protecting Gay Children 1997” to - Pope Francis - 2013 - 5/23/13


(Reposted) --- Gay Catholic Priest – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Charged by the Vatican for “Coming Out” March 1997 - For the Protection of Children – 15 years later – February 10, 2013 
 - 4/17/13


(Added Links) --- Gay Catholic Priest – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - Charged by the Vatican for “Coming Out” March 1997 - For the Protection of Children – 15 years later & President Obama’s letter of appreciation - 2012 – 5/1/13


(Original posting) --- Gay Catholic Priest Charged by the Vatican for “Coming Out” March 1997 - For the Protection of Children – 15 years later | Separation of Church and State - Does Not Protect Children - February 10, 2013 - 2/26/13


My Perspective on LGBT Rights Begins with Children 
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - 5/10/13


Children Growing-up Gay & Vatican's Impact Harmful - GROUPTHINK 
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - 2008
Krista Tippett - Speaking of Faith
American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio


"Reparative Therapy" or "Conversion Therapy" – To Change Sexual Orientation - Lack Medical Justification, THREATEN HEALTH - Are ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE - 9/1/12


STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE and CHILDREN --- “Don’t Make Waves” --- Benedict XVI and Curia’s Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups and Gay Obsession – 5/13/13


Gay Marriage – UK PM DAVID CAMERON - Lack of Love & Support of Children is ‘DAMAGE TO FAMILY’ i.e. BENEDICT XVI --- 30 years of GLOBAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE COVER-UPS | Gay Marriages Hurts No One!!! - 1/2/13


GAY MARRIAGE - 8 Part Series - providing Reliable Authoritative Data & Research – Challenges the Accuracy & Truthfulness of Benedict XVI & Hierarchy – Public Antigay Attacks & Tactics - 2012


Do I reject my gay brother? Bishop Gumbleton - Homophobia - "Always Our Children" PBS 1999


SEXUAL ORIENTATION is less about sex and more about LOVE, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - - LOVE & RELIGION ---
Nothing in life is more precious than the intimate relationships we have with love ones. Healthy love relationships delight us give us confidence to take on challenges and support us in difficult times.


3 PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTS ABOUT GROWING UP GAY


AUSCHWITZ -- CHRISTMAS 2008 -- A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN 
December 26, 2008 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz















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