Sunday, November 10, 2013

USA Senate -> Allows ENDA Exemption - for BENEDICT XVI’s Antigay Crusade Against USA Gay Citizens >>>>>> USA Allows Civil Rights Movement (1955–68) Exemption - For Ku Klux Klan ?!?!?! ALLOWING Dehumanizing Tactics Against USA Citizens

Senate Approves Bill To Add Sexual Orientation To Work Protections - 9/7/13
The Senate has approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which gives workplace protections to workers and job applicants who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The bill would apply to any private employer that has more than 15 employees; it includes an exemption for religious groups...
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Workplace discrimination against gays at turning point in the Senate - 9/4/13
...The Employment Non-Discrimination Act goes to the heart of a core value — that people who work hard and perform well on the job ought to be rewarded based on their work and nothing else. The legislation would extend employment discrimination protections that now cover race, religion, gender, national origin, age and disability to include sexual orientation and gender identity. It would prevent employers and labor unions, among others, from using sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for decisions such as hiring, firing, promotion or compensation...
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15 percent of people don't think bisexuality is real sexual orientation: Study - 11/7/13
A new study reveals that bisexual individuals may face stigmas that could negatively affect their mental and physical health.
Researcher surveyed an adult population and found the overall opinion towards bisexuality was a negative one, with 15 percent saying they outright disagreed that bisexuality was a real sexual orientation.
The research, which was presented on Nov. 5 at the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston, may have negative implications for the bisexual community, according to the authors...
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Sexual orientation and Employment Nondiscrimination Act: How we got here - 11/4/13
Washington (CNN) -- The Senate has taken up the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a measure that would protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees in the workplace.
While the measure has many obstacles to overcome before it would become law, the Senate's action to take up debate is historic, coming after decades of failure. Here's a look at how it got here:
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USA Senate -> Allows ENDA Exemption - for BENEDICT XVI’s Unsubstantiated Antigay Crusade Against USA Gay Citizens >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> USA Allows Civil Rights Movement (1955–68) Exemption - For Ku Klux Klan ?!?!?! ALLOWING Dehumanizing Tactics Against USA Citizens | ILLINOIS House - Mirroring -> Pope Francis - LOVE NEVER FAILS Photo

African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68)

Ku Klux Klan

The Wise and Foolish Builders
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts 
them into practice is like a wise man who built his 
house on the rock. The rain came down, the 
streams rose, and the winds blew and 
beat against that house; yet it 
did not fall, because it 
had its foundation 
on the rock. 
But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not 
put them into practice is like a foolish man who 
built his house on sand. The rain came 
down, the streams rose, and the 
winds blew and beat against 
that house, and it fell 
with a great crash. 
Matthew 7:24-27

Below - Is a letter sent out by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz to politicians, government officials, lawyers, etc. – informing of my efforts to disclose the the truth of sexual orientation for the protection of children and seeking legal assistance for the retaliation that followed - July 2010

Thalamus Center
Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing up Gay
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz 

July 2010

President of the United States
United States Vice-President
United States Department of State
United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Labor
United States Congress, Senators and Representatives
United States Supreme Court Justices
50 United States Governors
Civil Rights, Employment, Attorneys, Law Firms and Law Schools in USA
Journalists, News media Networks, Reporters and LGBT Organizations

                                    Dear --- ----,

My name is Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Grand Rapids Michigan ordained June 16, 1979. 

In March 1997, after attending a National Symposium of the New Ways Ministry that was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I learned that children as young as 4 and 5 years of age know that they are different. This feeling "different" is only identified in their adult years as being gay. However, the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and last throughout a child’s lifetime. The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but also affect their families, siblings, friends and anyone whom they might consider special in their lives. They are a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which place at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. They stifle an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offering better ways of maintaining peace among people and improving the quality of life for everyone in the world.

After the New Ways Ministry National Symposium in March 1997, in good conscience I felt intensely morally obligated to "come out" as a gay Catholic priest to my parishioners at Holy Family Parish, Sparta, Michigan USA, to draw public attention to this implicit form of child abuse. This abuse is caused by the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms, in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings. My background study in this area is extensive, far beyond that of the average person. However, since I have come out, I have been subjected to overt as well as covert retaliation coming from the Vatican through the bishops of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. I was ordered to be sent away to be re-educated regarding sexual orientation, to subject myself to conversion or reparative therapy--not a lobotomy, but similar. I refused to consent to this inhuman treatment because of the obvious clinical research data. And because I did so, in retaliation I lost my regular priest salary for the past 13 years, my earned sabbatical terms and my status for any future assignments in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USAPhoto

At the same time, an insider to the Vatican
warned me that I could really get hurt severely by people in the Vatican. And even though this person was dead serious, I passed this warning off as being someone’s overactive imagination that was a bit bizarre. I thought, "After all, this is the USA, what do I have to fear?" However, this covert retaliation has been substantial. My car was repossessed in July 2009 and on June 26, 2010, I lost my home to foreclosure...   Photo

LOVE NEVER FAILS - Gay Couples Kissing in Rome attacked by Vatican | Pope Francis Condemns Narcissistic Leprosy “Vatican-centric view” 10/5/13 (Revised - 10/15/13)

It looks like Pope Francis is serious about cleaning up the Catholic Church - 10/3/13
In some respects, the Catholic Church is like any giant, multinational organization. It has some amount of corruption, bureaucratic dysfunction, even crime. But it's also a religious institution, which we generally (and rightly) hold to higher ethical standards than, say, Coca-Cola or ExxonMobil. The Catholic Church is also different in that its chief executive, the pope, has more control over his organization than any CEO.
Since his election in March, and especially in the past few months, Pope Francis has really shaken up the tone and timbre of the church, particularly in its attitude toward controversial issues like gay marriage and abortion. And people have noticed. Even observers prone to be more critical of the Holy See, like The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, are cautiously welcoming a new morning at the Vatican. On Wednesday, President Obama shot some praise the pope's way, too. "I have been hugely impressed with the pope's pronouncements," Obama told CNBC, when asked...

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 you (we) blatantly keep maintaining the Vatican's unsubstantiated dehumanizing antigay teachings that has become by Benedict XVI’s obsessive antigay crusade, a global fountain of self-perpetuation of violence? 7/15/13


If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, 
but do not have love, I am only 
a resounding gong or 
a clanging cymbal. 

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all 
mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have 
a faith that can move mountains, 
but do not have love, 
I am nothing. 

If I give all I possess to the poor and 
give over my body to hardship 
that I may boast, but 
do not have love, 
I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, 
it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, 
it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, 
it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Love does not delight in evil but 
rejoices with the truth. 

It always protects, always trusts, always 
hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails

But where there are prophecies, 
they will cease; 
where there are tongues, 
they will be stilled; 
where there is knowledge, 
it will pass away. 

And now these three remain: 
faith, hope and love. 
But the greatest
of these is 
1 Corinthians 13


As Illinois House approves gay marriage, speaker cites Pope Francis (+video)  - 9/6/13 Photo
After months of false starts, the Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to legalize same-sex marriage, and reports suggest that Pope Francis's recent comments about homosexuality may have played a small but significant role.

At least one Catholic lawmaker cited the pope's statement as she explained her recent decision, and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, also a Catholic, used the pope's words to articulate his own reasons for supporting the bill. Previously, he had been criticized for not pushing hard enough to rally support within his congressional chamber...
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Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages - 11/5/13
'Land of Lincoln' state Senate approved technical changes to a measure legalizing same-sex marriages just minutes after the state House approved the law. The law now heads to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has pledged to sign the bill...
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“Top-down” and “Bottom-up” 
Global Communication

Pope Francis - asks for parish-level input on synod document - 10/31/13 Photo 
WASHINGTON The Vatican has asked national bishops' conferences around the world to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking for their opinions on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce...
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Vatican questionnaire for the synod on the family - NCR

...In contrast to the Americans, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has set up an online survey that Catholics in their countries can use to respond to the Vatican questions...
Extraordinary Synod on the Family in 2014



Preparatory Document

Vatican City


5. On Unions of Persons of the Same Sex
a) Is there a law in your country recognizing civil unions for people of the same-sex and equating it in some way to marriage?

b) What is the attitude of the local and particular Churches towards both the State as the promoter of civil unions between persons of the same sex and the people involved in this type of union?

c) What pastoral attention can be given to people who have chosen to live in these types of union?

d) In the case of unions of persons of the same sex who have adopted children, what can be done pastorally in light of transmitting the faith?
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STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE and CHILDREN --- “Don’t Make Waves” --- Benedict XVI and Curia’s Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups and Gay Obsession - 5/15/13


by Deborah Du Nann Winter and Dana C. Leighton
Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology in the 21st century

Direct violence is horrific, but its brutality usually gets our attention: we notice it, and often respond to it. 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. But 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. The chapters in this section teach us about some important but invisible forms of structural violence, and alert us to the powerful cultural mechanisms that create and maintain them over generations.Photo 

Johan Galtung originally framed the term “structural violence” to mean any constraint on human potential caused by economic and political structures (1969). Unequal access to resources, to political power, to education, to health care, or to legal standing, are forms of structural violence. When inner-city children have inadequate schools while others do not, when gays and lesbians are fired for their sexual orientation, when laborers toil in inhumane conditions, when people of color endure environmental toxins in their neighborhoods, structural violence exists. Unfortunately, even those who are victims of structural violence often do not see the systematic ways in which their plight is choreographed by unequal and unfair distribution of society’s resources. Such is the insidiousness of structural violence…

Recognizing the operation of structural violence forces us to ask questions abouthow and why we tolerate it, questions that often have painful answers. The first chapter in this section, “Social Injustice,” by Susan Opotow, argues that our normal perceptual/cognitive processes lead us to care about people inside our scope of justice, but rarely care about those people outside. Injustice that would be instantaneously confronted if it occurred to someone we love or know is barely noticed if it occurs to strangers or those who are invisible or irrelevant to us. We do not seem to be able to open our minds and our hearts to everyone; moral exclusion is a product of our normal cognitive processes. But Opotow argues convincingly that we can reduce its nefarious effects by becoming aware of our distorted perceptions. Inclusionary thinking can be fostered by relationships, communication, and appreciation of diversity.

One outcome of exclusionary thinking is the belief that victims of violence must in some way deserve their plight. But certainly it is easy to see that young children do not deserve to be victims…
Read complete  - Section II:
Winter, D. D., & Leighton, D. C. (2001). Structural violence. In D. J. Christie, R. V. Wagner, & D. D. Winter (Eds.), Peace, conflict, and violence: Peace psychology in the 21st century. New York: Prentice-Hall.

Peace Psychology Book

Psychologists For Social Responsibility

Benedict XVI, Cardinals & Bishops Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - 30 years

Implicit Child Abuse - Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings
...the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and last throughout a child’s lifetime, especially disrupting their ability to form long and lasting relationships. The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but also affect their familiessiblingsfriends and anyonewhom they might consider special in their lives. They are a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which place at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. They stifle an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offering better ways of maintaining peace among people and improving the quality of life for everyone in the world... 

Milton Schwebel and Daniel J. Christie
Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century.

The reduction of direct violence requires not only interventions aimed at individuals, but also structural changes aimed at how societies operate, as Kostelny and Garbarino have outlined in their chapter. In this chapter, we examine the effects of structural violence on children.Structural violence is the unequal distribution of power and wealth within and between societies, and it has insidious effects on the health, intellectual development, education, and general welfare of millions of children. 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.” This chapter focuses on how children suffer the cruel effects of structural violence, and why it has long-lasting consequences on their intellectual, social, and emotional development…
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Christie, D. J., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. A. (Eds.). (2001). Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st CenturyEnglewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Peace Psychology Book

Psychologists For Social Responsibility

Chronicle of the Third Reich -Michael Kloft2010
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...
...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...
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Why Bother About Homosexuals? Homophobia and Sexual Politics in Nazi Germany - 2001 Geoffrey J. Giles
Why bother about homosexuals? ...To minimize or ignore their suffering, as many if not most scholarly historians have largely done till today, is to perpetuate the view upheld after the war by the Allies, and subsequently even by the West German Supreme Court, that former pink triangle prisoners were sex criminals who essentially deserved punishment. If a detailed examination of the Nazi vendetta can bring us closer to an understanding of that continuing prejudice, then we can truly say that we have contributed to the mission of this [United States Holocaust Memorial] Museum.  Gay-bashing, and even the murder of homosexuals, still are prevalent in Western democracies. An historical analysis of what happened in Nazi Germany is not going to halt that entirely. But it may suggest to thoughtful people that “to be a bystander is to share in the guilt,” in the words of one of the Museum’s publications. The well-known test of any democracy is how well it treats its minorities. The awful example of the Third Reich shows us how easy it is for a government to make scapegoatsout of such a minority, by branding homosexuals as sex criminals, pederasts, and even treasonous conspirators, so that most Germans could feel comfortable about looking the other way while the Nazis went about their repression, torture, beatings, incarceration, castration, and outright murder of homosexuals. It is fitting for us to commemorate these victims, but that should not be an end in itself. The crucial lesson of commemoration of the victims of Nazism is vigilance. Virtually no one today believes that there could possibly be a descent to that appalling level of violent repression against homosexuals. Germans in 1932, the year before Hitler came to power, felt much the same way. Wholesale castrations of homosexuals were unimaginable, let alone state-sanctioned murder. And yet they happened by the thousand. We should strive to be better citizens than were Germans in the 1930s, if only on an individual level, in protecting fellow citizens who happen to be gay from the homophobic attacks, whether from private or public figures or institutions. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum sets a fine example of inclusiveness. Let us try to live up to its vision. Photo
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI’s Obsession 

“…HITLER YOUTH brainwashed young Germans into support of their prejudices and policies against homosexuality.” Photo

“Hidden holocaust?: gay and lesbian persecution in Germany, 1933-45” By Günter Grau, 1995

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STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE and CHILDREN --- “Don’t Make Waves” --- Benedict XVI and Curia’s Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups and Gay Obsession - 5/15/13

Gay Marriage - Anthropology - Natural Law "LOVE NEVER FAILS" - 11/8/13

Statement on Marriage and the Family 
American Anthropological Association - 2004 Photo

Arlington, Virginia--The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest organization of anthropologists, released the following statement on February 26, 2004 in response to President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage as a threat to civilization:

The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.

The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association strongly opposes a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
American Anthropological Association 
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301 
Arlington, VA • 22201 

Gay Marriage and Anthropology
Linda S Stone
Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University
May 2004 - Anthropology News Photo
Brief excerpt:

...Perhaps the most profound change of all, and one undoubtedly linked with the above transformations of kinship and the family, is a perceptible change in the cultural construction of kinship in the US. An earlier emphasis on kinship as based on biological connection (what David Schneider termed “shared biogenetic substance” in American Kinship, 1980), is giving way to a new conception of kinship as a relation based on personal choice and commitment (Linda Stone, Introduction, Contemporary Directions in Kinship, Kinship and Family, 2004). The US is in many respects culturally embracing a wider variety of family forms and an expanded construction of kinship through choice and self-definition as much as through biology.

It is within these new dimensions of family variation and choice as a basis of kinship that, I think, we can best view the movement for legalization of same-sex marriage. From an anthropological perspective that focuses on the whole of humanity, what same-sex couples seeking legal marriage in the US are trying to do is not to redefine marriage. They are seeking legal recognition in the US for doing what people around the world have always done, that is to construct marriage for themselves.

Linda S Stone is Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. She is the author of Kinship and Gender: An Introduction and editor of New Directions in Anthropological Kinship.

Defending 'Traditional' Marriage? Whose Definition? What Tradition? - 4/30/12



Pope Benedict XVI

2004 - USA Presidential Elections 

Kerry & Bush 

Pope Benedict XVI on the Church's Role in Public Life 
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life - 11-14-07
Short excerpts:
Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion. General Principles
In June 2004, five months before the U.S. presidential election, Cardinal Ratzinger sent a letter to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C., and Bishop Wilton Gregory of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the question of whether it is permissible to deny communion to Catholic politicians whose positions on abortion and other issues contradict church teachings.
          Congregation for the Doctrine Of the Faith
Cardinal Ratzinger served as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which oversees Roman Catholic Church doctrine, prior to his appointment as pope. The following documents were issued by the Congregation during his tenure.
1. Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World (July 31, 2004)
This letter speaks to the "active collaboration" between men and women in society, the family and the Church.
2. Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons (July 31, 2003)
This document emphasizes the protection and promotion of marriage as the foundation of the family and the stability of society.
3. Doctrinal Note: The Participation of Catholics in Political Life (January 16, 2003) This Note is directed to the bishops of the Catholic Church and to "Catholic politicians and all lay members of the faithful called to participate in the political life of democratic societies." Photo
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Vatican Instructs Legislators On 
Gays Backing Marriages Called 'Immoral' 
Washington Post, August 1, 2003
          The Vatican fired a booming shot yesterday in the rapidly escalating political battle over gay marriage, issuing specific instructions for Catholic lawmakers to oppose any effort to give legal status to homosexual unions.
          According to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – the Vatican's agency for policing Roman Catholic orthodoxy - "the Catholic law-maker has a moral duty to express his opposition [to gay marriage] clearly and publicly and to vote against it. To vote in favor of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral."
… Both documents came from the Vatican bureau headed by the conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger… 

Vatican drive to curb gay marriage – July 31, 2003
 Ratzinger, the Church brands homosexual unions as immoral, unnatural and harmful…
…It comes a day after US President George Bush - a Methodist Christian - spoke out against the idea of same-sex marriages… Read more:

Vatican fights Gay Marriages – July 31, 2003
          The Vatican has launched a global campaign against gay marriages, warning Catholic politicians that support of same-sex unions is "gravely immoral."
…the 12-page document by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said Thursday…
…It is the second time this year the Vatican has formally issued the instruction, and mirrors similar comments made by U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday…
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Bush's appeal to the Vatican – June 25, 2004
          …When Bush rejected the Vatican's moral criticism of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a year ago, he was criticized for not listening to the pope. Now, however, that Bush has solicited the Vatican's help on "culture of life" issues, especially the anti-gay marriage push, he's blasted for mixing religion with politics.
          This perhaps goes to show that where one draws the line on church/state separation often has a lot to do with what one thinks of whatever the church, or the state, has to say.
          … in a June 4 meeting with senior Vatican officials (not in his private encounter with John Paul II the same day), Bush, according to a Vatican source, said that "not all the American bishops are with me" on cultural issues. My sources said the president particularly had in mind a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman…
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Holy warriors – April 25, 2005
Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic vote. 
Can American democracy survive their shared medieval vision?
          …He [Bush] pleaded with the Vatican to pressure the bishops to step up their activism against abortion and gay marriage in the states during the campaign season.
          About a week later, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger sent a letter to the U.S. bishops, pronouncing that those Catholics who were pro-choice on abortion were committing a “grave sin” and must be denied Communion. He pointedly mentioned “the case of a Catholic politician consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws” — an obvious reference to John Kerry, the Democratic candidate and a Roman Catholic…
          …In 2004 Bush increased his margin of Catholic support by 6 points from the 2000 election, rising from 46 to 52 percent. Without this shift, Kerry would have had a popular majority of a million votes...moved into Bush’s column on the votes of the Catholic “faithful.” Even with his atmospherics of terrorism and Sept. 11, Bush required the benediction of the Holy See as his saving grace. The key to his kingdom was turned by Cardinal Ratzinger… 
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Salvaging Democracy after Election 2004 – by  Douglas Kellner
…Likewise, conservative "pro-life" Catholic bishops wrote letters to their parishioners articulating anti-Kerry and pro-Bush positions. Thus, below the media radar, there was something like religious revivalism that turned out the Christian right for Bush. One of the shocking revelations that soon came out was that during the highly contested and close 2004 US presidential election, “then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote a letter to U.S. bishops while the campaign was in progress, instructing them to deny Communion to any Catholic candidate unwilling to criminalize abortion. Ratzinger's letter did not win anything close to unanimous agreement, even among the American bishops, yet he succeeded in creating a public question about John Kerry's status as a Roman Catholic. The shift among Catholic voters in 2004 was small in absolute numbers — President Bush increased his support among Catholics by 6 points from 2000 to 2004 — yet, according to one analyst, it was large enough to turn the election in Ohio, Iowa and New Mexico. Arguably, then, Ratzinger won the election for Bush." 
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Douglas Kellner – Professor Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University


How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power 
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism...
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Paralleled 1981 - 2012
Gradual Decline of the Dignity of Human Beings 

It is an interesting fact that Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s obsessive antigay crusade for the past 30 years (1981-2013) dehumanizing gay (LGBT) human beings promoted endlessly by his false propaganda was paralleled by the gradual decline of the dignity of human beings not only in the USA, but also globally, as the value and importance of making a profit increased. It started in USA in the 1980s with the dissemblance of work unions, and the beginning of the endless deregulations of laws protecting free market trade. 


LOVE NEVER FAILS - Gay Couples Kissing in Rome attacked by Vatican | Pope Francis Condemns Narcissistic Leprosy “Vatican-centric view” 10/5/13 (Revised - 10/15/13)

Pope Francis - A Big Heart Open to God – exclusive interview – 9/19/13 Photo

Pope Francis - criticized the church obsessed putting dogma before LOVE - over serving the poor and marginalized – 9/19/13

Pope Francis Accepts Gay Priests - 2013 - - & - - Benedict XVI Bans Gay Priests – 2005

Impending rules on gay priests create Catholic divide  
By Charles Honey, 
The Grand Rapids Press, October 8, 2005 
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When the Rev. Martin Kurylowicz came out to his Sparta parish eight years ago, he said he had struggled for years with his homosexuality.

The Catholic priest says the struggle would be made harder for many others if the Vatican issues new rules that reportedly would ban gays from becoming priests… 

…"I sizzled when I read it," said Kurylowicz, 55. "It's very hurtful, is what it is. In this day and age, there's no reason for it. It sends a message that there's something wrong with gays."

Kurylowicz said he spoke out then to raise awareness of violence against gays and teach others homosexuality is not a choice but an inborn trait. Church leaders still don't understand that and contribute to gays' poor self-esteem, he said… 

…"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? "
Catholics Coming Out - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz - 1997

Pope Francis - … GOSSIP – “ many times our COMMUNITIES, even our FAMILIES have become a hell in which we CRIMINALLY KILL our brother with words”. – 9/2/13“words_can_kill”/en1-724883

Cardinal Bertone – Benedict XVI must share blame Vatican scandals – Deadly GOSSIP – 9/3/13

Cardinal Bertone - "Boffo method" CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS – defamation of character, falsifying legal document – Calling Boffo a "known homosexual" was a fake – 6/1/12

Ratzinger/Benedict XVI - “CASTING ASPERSIONS” Hunthausen & Kurylowicz – 2/10/13 Photo  - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pope Francis’s … ‘sympathetic’ remarks signal a more pastoral tone on gays in general, if not a change in church doctrine on homosexuality…  
Bishop David Walkowiak of Grand Rapids, Michigan – 7/31/13

WHISTLEBLOWER - 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 
Same post - with added pictures

Summary letter below written - by Fr Marty Kurylowicz


Thalamus Center
Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing up Gay    
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz           

Page 1
February 10, 2013                                   

    What you cannot do is accept injustice,
 from Hitler – or anyone.
to die like a soldier to do so.
Mahatma Gandhi

My name is Fr. Marty Kurylowicz, a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Grand Rapids Michigan ordained June 16, 1979.

I am writing this letter to inform my family, friends, parishioners, colleagues, government officials, justices, attorneys, and others about the “adverse action” that was taken against me by the Vatican after I came out, as a gay Catholic priest for the protection of gay children in March of 1997.

It may have been a severe intimidation tactic to get me to leave the priesthood, which I refused to do. Regardless, the intent was malicious and made it clear that I was not wanted to remain in the Diocese nor would it be safe for me to do so.  Since, that time, I have been the target of vindictive attacks directed against my reputation aimed at ending my means to financially support myself. There is documented evidence that these types of character assassination tactics are associated with Cardinal Ratzinger’s investigation of Archbishop Hunthausen and as Benedict XVI used against Dino Boffo a catholic journalist and Vatican bank's ex-president, Tedeschi.  These attacks have been ongoing for the past 15 years and have ultimately led to my bankruptcy. The constant related distress eventually led me this past year to be hospitalized 3 times for bleeding stomach ulcers. (

Now, 15 years later, among the other questionable charges being used to remove me from the priesthood, Benedict XVI is also charging me for “coming out” in 1997 and starting the Thalamus Center, an educational blog on early childhood psychological development.

Two months after I came out, Ratzinger, the Vatican’s official in charge, did not mention one word about my “coming out.”  In 1997, this type of brutality by the Vatican would have been completely unbelievable, but not today in 2013. In 1997, I came out for the protection and growth of gay children growing up. In addition, in 2012, I am making public the type of vindictive attacks that I have endured for the past 15 years by Ratzinger and now Benedict XVI to draw public attention to how those in the Church  attempting to speak out for the protection of children are then severely silenced. This also includes, though not limited to, those who threaten to expose the corruption in the Vatican. And to draw public attention to the fact that there are no USA laws to protect the USA citizens in the Church from this type illegal and life-threatening treatment by the Vatican, even when it is to protect the lives of all USA citizens. 

It is of significant importance to research the facts of 1997 related to all those in the Church who publicly supported the science of early childhood psychological development regarding growing up gay.  Because this science was moving forward in the Church among the US Bishops, along with Pope John Paul’s group of scientists and theologians studying homosexuality, and including the New Ways Ministry’s co-founders that had the potential to permanently alter the Church’s teachings on homosexuality, like it did for Galileo. However, the evidence, like that of the child sexual abuse cover-ups, reveals that Ratzinger was the strong covert force in the Vatican working to prevent this from happening.

In March of 1997, I attended the New Ways Ministry National Symposium (Gay Catholic Educational Conference) that was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I learned that children as young as 4 and 5 years of age know that they are “different” not that they are gay.  It is only as adults do they identify this being “different” as being gay. However, the harmful influence of antigay social and religious norms -- in particular, for Catholics, the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings -- are severe and last throughout a child’s lifetime, especially disrupting their ability to form long and lasting relationships. The harmful effects are not isolated only to these children who grow up to be gay, but also affect their families, siblings, friends and anyone whom they might consider special in their lives. They are a prescribed societal sentence of implicit isolation, which place at risk of suicide so many innocent adolescents and young adults. They stifle an enormous amount of human potential in the world that otherwise could be put to use for finding cures for diseases, offering better ways of maintaining peace among people and improving the quality of life for everyone in the world (2010 USA letter)... Photo
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LOVE NEVER FAILS - Gay Couples Kissing in Rome attacked by Vatican | Pope Francis Condemns Narcissistic Leprosy “Vatican-centric view” 10/5/13 (Revised - 10/15/13) Photo

"It is a sin to tell a lie

It would be interesting to wonder what life would have been like had Ratzinger/Benedict XVI used all the time, money and energy that he spent on his obsessive global unsubstantiated antigay crusade for the past 32 years and instead spent it all on teaching a solid truth that has never been disputed - that "it is a sin to tell a lie." He would instead had an anti-lying crusade for 30 years, never saying a word against gay people. Well, of course, if he had to tell the truth, he could then never have said a word against gay people. If more people were promoted to tell the truth, how would the world possibly have changed? 

(1) Would there have been a "government shut down?" 

(2) Would we have gone to war under false pretenses?  Would 9/11 even ever have happened in the USA? 

(3) Would there have been the global devaluing of human beings over profits? 

(4) Would there have been the endless problems with the "rising cost of Health Care" that left millions of people uninsured in the USA? Would Obama Care even have been necessary? Would there be more trees standing because there would be much less paperwork needed? 

(5) Would we have always been in a never ending recession for the past 30 years? 

(6) Would the price of gasoline keep rising? 

(7) Would we still be dependent on oil? 

(8) Would we have found a cure for cancer? Would there be a lot less stress in the world?  

(9) Would there be a problem of human trafficking? 

(10) Would there have been the enormous number of child sexual abuse cover-ups? 

(11) The Vatican's unsubstantiated antigay teachings would have been renounced decades ago. 

(12)  Would there have been a lot less violence in the world and more people in love?


It's a Sin To Tell a Lie
Be sure it's true when you say I love you
It's a sin to tell a lie
Millions of hearts have been broken
Just because these words were spoken
I love you, yes I do, I love you
If you break my heart I'll die
So be sure it's true
When you say I love you
It's a sin to tell a lie
Be sure it's true when you say I love you
It's a sin to tell a lie
Millions of hearts have been broken
Just because these words were spoken
I love you, yes I do, I love you
If you break my heart I'll die
So be sure it's true
When you say I love you
It's a sin to tell a lie
Billy Mayhew 1936
Billie Holiday
The Ink Spots 

LOVE NEVER FAILS - Gay Couples Kissing in Rome attacked by Vatican | Pope Francis Condemns Narcissistic Leprosy “Vatican-centric view” 10/5/13 (Revised - 10/15/13)



“I am a Catholic. I believe in God deeply... A kiss is a gesture of love, of tenderness between human one can find blasphemy or sacrilege.” 9/29/13 
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Pope Francis digs at Vatican's narcissistic nature, calls for change - 10/1/13

Vatican reportedly threatens legal action after artist photographs gay couples kissing inside churches -9/29/13

Spanish artist Gonzalo Orquin created a photo series featuring images of couples in love—both gay and straight—kissing inside churches in Rome. The Vatican reportedly sent a letter to Orquin’s gallery, threatening to fight back if the photos were put on public display...

“I am a Catholic. I believe in God deeply,” Orquin told The News in an email. “I think if you look closely at my pictures no one can find blasphemy or sacrilege. A kiss is a gesture of love, of tenderness between human beings.”

The photo series was part of a larger exhibition that focused on the theme of marriage. Orquin said he created a large-scale painting representing the wedding night. He also constructed an installation about the memory of marriage in the past, using hundreds of vintage pictures, sounds, and video. But the last part of the work was the most controversial...

Pope Francis digs at Vatican's narcissistic nature, calls for change 10/1/13

Pope Francis, using strong language to condemn a “Vatican-centric view” of the Roman Catholic Church, says that church leaders have too often been narcissists,
“flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. 
Extending his departure in style from his predecessor, Benedict XVI, Francis vowed in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that he would do everything in his power to change that view. Photo

“The church is or should go back to being a community of God’s people, and priests, pastors and bishops who have the care of souls, are at the service of the people of God,” he said...

Obama ‘Hugely Impressed’ by Pope Francis 10/2/13
President Obama said in an interview on Wednesday that he had been “hugely impressed” with Pope Francis, “not because of any particular issue” but because he seemed to be “thinking about how to embrace people as opposed to push them away.” Photo

Poll: U.S. Catholics embrace Pope Francis - 10/4/13 
Pope Francis' comments that the Catholic Church should not focus so much on homosexuality, abortion and contraception have met with strong approval from U.S. Catholics, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Friday. 



Kids are being hurt!!!

SEXUAL ORIENTATION is less about sex and more about LOVE, being one with another human being - ATTACHMENT THEORY

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.
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Homosexuality:  Coming out of the confusion
(2002) by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D.

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.
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Jack Drescher, M.D. website:

The Psychology of the Closeted
Individual and Coming Out
In contemporary gay culture, to hide one sexual identity is referred to as either “closeted” or “in the closet.” Revealing oneself as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) is called “coming out.” 16 Paradigm • Fall 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.  

by Jack Drescher, M.D.

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
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GAY YOUTH SUICIDE | BENEDICT XVI & BISHOPS Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups – Negligence Protecting (1) Children & (2) LGBT Children | Family of Rutgers suicide victim lends name to bill – November 19, 2010 – CNN 

Institutionalized STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE – Vatican’s UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY TEACHINGS - severe harm lasting throughout a child’s lifetime | Benedict XVI & Hierarchy CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE COVER-UPS

“ACTIVE IGNORANCE” | What's the answer to privilege? 
By Alejandra Cuellar
Staff Writer, 
February 19, 2010 – The Climax - Hampshire College

Gay Conversion | Religious Conversion - Transforms The Damned Into The Saved | COVERING - Kenji Yoshino – 2002 - The Yale Law Journal
A. Gay Conversion

…What does it mean to convert? Generally defined as a “ [c]hange in character [or] nature,” 37 conversion encompasses mundane, value-neutral, and reversible transactions such as changes of measure or currency. Yet as the above account of electroshock therapy suggests, this general definition may fail to capture what conversion denotes for human identities. In such cases, I believe conversion often has a more specific meaning inflected by the instance of religious conversion—“ [t]he turning of sinners to God; a spiritual change from sinfulness, ungodliness, or worldliness to love of God and pursuit of holiness.” 38 Conversion in this formulation is not a mundane event, but a sacred one; not a value-neutral event, but one that transforms the damned into the saved; and not a reversible event, but in theory a unique occurrence.

Under such an account, human conversion differs profoundly from either passing or covering. Passing and covering are both perceived to be compromise formations in which the underlying identity is ostensibly preserved, modified only for popular consumption. In contrast, conversion is thought to be a more complete embrace or surrender. It is believed to change not only the expression of an identity, but the underlying substance of it.39

In this discussion, I describe the history of attempts to convert homosexuality into heterosexuality in the nonlegal field of mental health, as well as in the legal field. In both contexts, I document the same trend…
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Kenji Yoshino – Website

"Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights"
A conversation with author Kenji Yoshino about Yoshino's book.
April 20, 2006 – Charlie Rose
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Kenji Yoshino – Website

Same-Sex Marriage: 
The Legal and Psychological Evolution in America 
by Donald J. Cantor, Elizabeth Cantor, James C. Black, and 
Campbell D. Barrett  2006

Lesbians, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis - The Second Wave
By Judith Glassgold, and Suzanne Iasenza. 2004
The book is divided into three sections—“Community: Personal and Political,” “Ongoing Clinical Issues,” and “New Thinking on Sexuality and Gender,” addressing lesbian tomboy development, the queering of relational psychoanalysis, how attachment theory and intersubjectivity can contribute to newer gender theory, and including:
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Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal? By Henry E. Adams, Lester W. Wright, Jr., and Bethany A. Lohr, University of Georgia - 1996

Gay Catholic - Nichi Vendola - Possible ITALY’S PRIME MINISTER
USA Cross-party Catholic Leadership Gay Marriage Support

Gay marriage isn't revolutionary. It's just next.
By Stephanie Coontz,
January 9, 2010
The Washington Post

Stephanie Coontz teaches family history at the Evergreen State College and is the author of "A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s."

Coming out” March 1997, Fr. Marty Kurylowicz | Galileo, Benedict XVI & Hierarchy UNSUBSTANTIATED Antigay Pronouncements Harmful to Children – Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

FAMILY ACCEPTANCE in Adolescence and the Health of LGBT Young Adults – Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing - Volume 23, Number 4, pp. 205–213, November, 2010
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Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition

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. Photo 

Psalm 96:10 (New International Version)
10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."
The world is firmly established, it 
 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."Photo

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 nottotter forever and ever.


Injustice anywhere is a
threat to
Justice everywhere
Martin Luther King

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Martin Luther King Jr.

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!!!

“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!!!

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