Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Attack on morality, part 5

My last post concerned an article entitled “How America Went Gay” by Charles W. Socarides, M.D. and ended with mention of a tract entitled After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 1990’s by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen.  The second part of Dr. Socarides writing begins tonight continuing with material from the article.  The entire article may be found at

“In their book Kirk and Madsen urged that gay activists adopt the very strategies that helped change the political face of the largest nation on earth.  The authors knew the techniques had worked in China.  All they needed was enough media—and enough money—to put them to work in the United States.  And they did.  These activists got the media and the money to radicalize America—by processes known as desensitization, jamming and conversion. (my underline)

They would desensitize the public by selling the notion that gays were ‘just like everyone else.’  This would make the engine of prejudice run out of steam, i.e., lull straights into an attitude of indifference. (Prejudice as homosexuals perceived it.—my addition) [my underline]

They would jam the public by shaming them into a kind of guilt at their ‘bigotry.’  Kirk and Madsen wrote:

‘All normal persons feel shame when they perceive that they are not thinking, feeling, or acting like one of the pack….  The trick is to get the bigot into the position of feeling a conflicting twinge of shame…when his homohatred surfaces.  Thus, propagandistic advertisement can depict homophobic and homohating bigots as crude loudmouths….  It can show them being criticized, hated, shunned.  It can depict gays experiencing horrific suffering as the direct result of homohatred-suffering of which even most bigots would be ashamed to be the cause.’ (Of course, to homosexuals anyone who disagrees with their perversion are bigots and hate homosexuals which, in reality, includes GOD in their definition of a bigot.—my addition)

The best thing about this technique, according to Kirk and Madsen: The bigot did not even have to believe he was a loathsome creature:

‘Rather, our effect is achieved without reference to facts, logic, or proof.  Just as the bigot became such, without any say in the matter, through repeated infralogical emotional conditioning, his bigotry can be alloyed in exactly the same way, whether he is conscious of the attack or not.  In short, jamming succeeds insofar as it inserts even a slight frisson of doubt and shame into the previously unalloyed, self-righteous pleasure.  The approach can be quite useful and effective—if our message can get the massive exposure upon which all else depends.’ (Thanks to the aid of the mass media and the entertainment industry, homosexuals received that mass propaganda exposure.—my addition) [my underline]

Finally—this was the process they called conversion—Kirk and Madsen predicted a mass public change of heart would follow, even among bigots, ‘if we can actually make them like us.’  They wrote ‘Conversion aims at just this…conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.’” (Even people who claim to be Christians and should know the Bible and its condemnation of homosexual behavior were converted by these propaganda lies.—my addition) [my underline]

“By 1992 the President of the United States said it was time that people who were openly gay and lesbian should not be ousted from the nation’s armed forces.  In 1993 the nation’s media celebrated a huge outpouring of gay pride in Washington, D.C.  Television viewers chanted along with half a million marchers, ‘Two, four, six, eight!  Being gay is really great.’  We felt good about ourselves.  We were patriotic Americans.  We had abolished one more form of discrimination, wiped out one of society’s most enduring afflictions: homophobia.  Best of all, we knew that gay was good, gay was free. (Homosexual behavior will always be sin no matter what man proclaims.  Man did not create man—GOD did!!!  GOD knows that which HE created better than the created does!!!—my addition)

Excuse me.  Gay is not good.  Gay is not decidedly free.  How do I know this?  For more than 40 years, I have been in solidarity with hundreds of homosexuals, my patients, and I have spent most of my professional life engaged in exercising a kind of ‘pastoral care’ on their behalf.  But I do not help them by telling them they are O.K.  Nor do I endorse their ‘new claim to self-definition and self-respect.’  Tell me: Have we dumped the idea that a man’s self-esteem comes from something inside himself (sometimes called character) and from having a good education, a good job and a good family—and replaced that notion with this, that he has an affinity to love (and have sex with) other men? [Unfortunately, some have—replacing it with a complete emphasis on self and satisfaction of his sinful nature.—my addition]

In point of fact, many of my patients had character; they had an education; they were respected ad men and actuaries and actors.  But they were still in pain—for one reason and one reason alone.  They were caught up in this mysterious compulsion to have sex with other men.  They were not free.  They were not happy.  And they wanted to see if they could change.” (my underline)

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.  The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6: 7-9)        

(To be continued)



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