The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thou Shalt Not Love

This is the long post of the day, at least if you watch the videos.

Here is what many Christians seem to be saying to members of the LGBT community.

A few days ago an attempt was made to put a link in a comment that would have directed readers to NARTH, which should stand for National Association of Reparative Therapists and Homophobes, but in reality stands for something else.

NARTH promotes ex-gay therapy, which has been denounced by every credible medical and psychological organization on the planet, and which should be outlawed, except for we do have freedom of speech in this country, even when your speech drives people to commit suicide.

Daniel Gonzales actually lost 2 1/2 years of his life because of NARTH and founder Joseph Nicolosi, but realized that the group was doing nothing positive for him. He founded

Here's a link to an article in the New York Times concerning bullying and gay teen (or younger) suicide. The two kids in the article did not identify as gay, but that does not matter now. As the author wrote, "Whoever they would have been is forever lost to the grave."

Please don't try to post links to quackery and foolishness.


Javi said...

I find it horrifying how human beings are treated as something completely disposable when they don't conform to what the majority view as a "social norm"...

No one should be made to feel this rejected and alone. My heart goes out to all of them and to all of those who are currently struggling with this.

Bhamdaniel said...

One of THE major causes of suicide among those aged 14-21. Most don't even know what their sexual preference may be, but because of confusion, derision, anxiety, or whatever else, way too many take what he/she sees as the,"only," way OUT. Times are changing enough that many young folks are realizing that WE ARE, WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN and one does have a viable, though imperfect alternative. In other words, it is up to ALL of US to insure that our brothers and sisters know as soon as possible that, "you are okay & there is NOTHING wrong with you." AND to be truly blunt - it's the so-called x-gay movement that is killing our youth, just as if they'd pointed and shot the gun themselves. This so-called x-gay thing is a real myth that leads to real death! There should be a law! One would be a law that adds, "sexual orientation," to the list of true HATE CRIMES! And another that allows for open and free true sex education for every child age 8 and above!