Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Focus On Insanity

The gay panic in our country is reaching a new low with this garbage: “Is My Child Becoming Homosexual?” courtesy of Focus on the Family’s website.

A little roughhousing, boys?

Here are some of the warning signs, per Dr. James Dobson:
Before puberty, children aren’t normally heterosexual or homosexual. They’re definitely gender conscious. But young children are not sexual beings yet — unless something sexual in nature has interrupted their developmental phases.

Still, it’s not uncommon for children to experience gender confusion during the elementary school years. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi reports, “In one study of 60 effeminate boys ages 4 to 11, 98 percent of them engaged in cross-dressing, and 83 percent said they wished they had been born a girl.”

Evidences of gender confusion or doubt in boys ages 5 to 11 may include:
  1. A strong feeling that they are “different” from other boys.
  2. A tendency to cry easily, be less athletic, and dislike the roughhousing that other boys enjoy.
  3. A persistent preference to play female roles in make-believe play.
  4. A strong preference to spend time in the company of girls and participate in their games and other pastimes.
  5. A susceptibility to be bullied by other boys, who may tease them unmercifully and call them “queer,” “fag,” and “gay.”
  6. A tendency to walk, talk, dress and even “think” effeminately.
Wow. You know, my own husband was a morbidly sensitive, intellectual, skinny, handsome blond boy growing up on Christopher Street in the 1970’s. I know he had a strong feeling he was “different” and didn’t "enjoy roughhousing" and liked to go to the library alone and played competitive chess. I also know, being married to him, that he is 100% heterosexual, and if you were watching what goes on in our bedroom [NO, MIKA!] or walking by on the street while we are making love you too would be convinced. But that's irrelevant. Were my husband gay I couldn't do much about it, despite my amazing rack.

And before puberty children are totally aware of sexual energy — not the way they
will be in puberty and adulthood, but they are aware. Every single gay person I know knew they were gay since they were prepubescent (and almost every lesbian my age knew because their first crush was on Kate Jackson!) I know I was vividly conscious of my own sexuality as young as four — there was definitely an erotic component to my insistence on always being the maiden tied to a tree or captured by the enemy when playing “war” or “pirates” with neighborhood kids. And although I idolized Wonder Woman and wanted to be her, I always liked the parts when she’s tied up before busting her bonds and kicking some ass! And since I’m MARRIED, my husband can tie me up six ways to Sunday and fuck me all day and night until Santorum repeals Griswold and then we’ll have to resort to sodomy as family planning (but I like that kind of thing, unlike poor Mrs. Hager!)

Lillet in college

It is this kind of bullshit that is responsible for such atrocities as the man who beat his three year old son to death while trying to teach him to box so he wouldn’t be gay. The ignorance in this country is absolutely OBSCENE.

It’s criminally insane that this crap appears alongside a sidebar promising that subscribing to the Focus on Your Child newsletter will “provide you with expert information and resources to help you raise healthy, confident and well-adjusted children.” Yeah, a kid is going to be real well–adjusted when he’s being monitored for fagginess every five seconds. Above this claim is a link to “Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse.” [Here’s a tip — keep them away from members of the clergy!]

Maybe someone should tell Dr. Dobson that per his diagnostic criteria, Jesus Christ has to have been TOTALLY QUEER? Check it out!

  1. Long hippie hair
  2. Turning the other cheek = “disliking roughhousing”
  3. "Tendency to cry easily"
  4. Mama’s boy
  5. Absent father (per Dobson, when the dad’s away the kid turns gay)
  6. “Bullied by other boys” You bet!
  7. Teased unmercifully
  8. Dressing effeminately (see #1)
  9. All that girly empathy

Too bad Exodus wasn’t around back then — Jesus could have learned the error of his
homo ways, kicked some Roman ass like a real roughhousing manly man, thus avoiding crucifixion which would leave Dr. James Dobson a JEW and would have saved Madonna all that time she took to finally find the Kabbalah Centre!

Examples of hypocrisy from Christian groups become exponentially egregious by the day, it seems. Everyone’s clinging to the ID nonsense — "The world is so complicated it HAD to be designed” — though it would be just too icky and scary to acknowledge that MAYBE said designer designed homosexuals too, and not just as a hook for your sick, bigoted projections. Maybe if the world is so complex that it demands the supposition of an almighty designer, it’s more complex than your warped and narrow interpretation of your slave religion, did you ever think of that?

Jesus spoke of peace and ending poverty and loving your neighbor as yourself. Focus your fucking focus on THAT.


Blogger Ashbloem said...

Brava, Lillet. BRA. VA.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Mr. H.K. said...

Great post! Grrrrrr-reat!

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5:03 PM  
Blogger z. said...

Now that's what I call a post. Terrific. Thanks, Lillet!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Mika said...

you go grrl!

and if you ever change your mind about the bedroom . . . .



2:02 PM  
Blogger Cin said...


Well put.

Love the rack shot.

5:20 PM  
Blogger sushi said...

brilliant!! nice post!
was just reading about the lovable Dr Dobson this morning in Fast Food Nation - what a crazy critter he is...who believes his sick twisted bullshit? im sad to believe that possibly a huge chunk of USAers ??

4:56 AM  
Blogger Junebugg said...

That father should be beat to death himself. This is a prime example of the so called "Christian" attitudes.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mycos said...

Just happened by and thought i'd commend you on your ideas regarding Dobson et al. Wish I saw more like it...


9:17 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Solah said...

I agree, all this christain hysteria is sickening. Who fucking cares what sexuality someone is, is it any of Bush's business?

Great post!

8:20 AM  

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