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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Homosexuality Acceptance Will Lead To Pedophilia As Aceptance



HOMOSEXUALITY ACCEPTANCE WILL LEAD TO PEDOPHILIA AS ACCEPTANCE
Research by Charles e Whisnant  August 18, 2011

I was on Facebook and read Fred Butler’s note about “The Canalization of Western society continues: He linked to an article on “Academic confere3nce seeks to normalize pedophilia:” (Sexual desire felt by an adult for children or the crdime of sex with a child.)

I HAVE SAID ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS, THAT WHEN YOU NORMALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY AS A SEXUAL NORMAL FEELING, THAN THE NEXT STEP IS TO NORMALIZE PEDOPHILLIA…….

1A    Academic conference seeks to normalize pedophilia[i]

·       BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia.  According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia. 
o   In an interview with LifeSiteNews (LSN), Liberty University Visiting Professor of Law Judith Reisman, an expert on sexual ethics and pornography, criticized the Baltimore conference, saying, “This has been on the agenda for decades.”

On their website B4U-ACT classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the “stigma” attached to pedophilia, observing: “No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents. The cause is unknown; in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.” The group says that it does not advocate treatment to change feelings of attraction to children or adolescents.[ii]

As previously reported (below) by LSN, similar lobbying, then by homosexual activists, led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 in the DSM. As a result of the DSM declassification, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle has been all but shut down in academic psychological circles.

2A    Therapists: APA gay ‘marriage’ declaration based on politics, not science[iii]

August 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of therapists dedicated to providing therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction has criticized the American Psychological Association’s (APA) new declaration in favor of same-sex “marriage” as tainted by primarily political motivations.[iv]

The declaration, adopted [v] earlier this month by the APA’s policymaking body in a unanimous vote, professes antipathy toward state-level efforts to maintain legal marriage as between a man and a woman, and criticizes such campaigns as sources of stress for homosexual persons.

·       “Statewide campaigns to deny same-sex couples legal access to civil marriage are a significant source of stress to the lesbian, gay, and bisexual residents of those states,” states the APA, which bills itself as “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people.” 

·       Julie Hamilton, President of The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the declaration was another instance of the APA inappropriately playing the standard-bearer for a political cause.

·       “Although the APA is regarded as a professional, scientifically based organization, far too often it does not function as such.”
·       Hamilton noted that Drs. Rogers Wright and Nicholas Cummings, both former top APA officials, have disclosed that “many of the APA’s decisions are influenced by ideology rather than research” in their book, Destructive Trends in Mental Health.
·       “As a result, the APA cannot be viewed as a reliable source of scientific information, and the stances they take therefore lack any real value,” she said.

Homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder in 1973 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the universal standard for classification of mental illness, after years of high-pressure lobbying by gay rights activists.

Dr. Michael Ross wrote the following comment, which I thought was amazing, below a related story here on LifeSiteNews.
I hope he doesn’t mind if I share it here:

·       The true purpose of marriage with its biological complementarity and
power to conceive, incubate, nurture, rear, role model and prepare young, vulnerable human life for adulthood is to serve the security, development and well-being of children born of a male-female marital union. Procreation serves the couple, their extended family and the community at large at such a fundamental level that the distinct protections of authentic marriage must be reserved and preserved. True, natural marriage serves the common good in unique and vital ways that same-sex relationships just do not.
 
Defining a professed commitment in a same-sex relationship as a marriage because the assertion of commitment bears superficial similarities to authentic marriage or to other committed arrangements such as between two business partners, an employer and employee, or a long term customer service relationship, truly institutionalizes a lie to gratify a particular constituency.  To classify such relationships as marriage would qualify them for the same prerogatives regarding parenting, adoption, foster care and similar special considerations appropriate for marriages when relationships defined merely by sexual or other narrowly selective behavior, by their very nature, fall short of the needs of children.

·       We distinguish different professions and occupations and confer different
privileges and responsibilities in recognizing the differences, for
example, between a lawyer and school teacher, an accountant and
electrician, etc. To normalize and institutionalize placement of children with same sex couples would be systemic injustice and abuse of minors. 

·       That the APA has redefined itself by such inappropriate political advocacy as an ideological organization advancing the interests of particular adult
groups based upon their sexual behavior and preferences over the welfare, needs and interests of vulnerable children, invalidates its role as an authoritative professional organization serving the truth entrusted to its professionals, scientists and clinicians on behalf of the human beings they serve.  Clearly, true psychologists, genuine mental health professionals, need a new organization to represent their fidelity to truth, professional ethics, scientific integrity, and service to all humanity. 
—Michael T. Ross, MD

I’m curious how the APA can claim there is “insufficient evidence” for ability to change for those with unwanted same-sx attraction (SSA), as apparently they did not consult the thousands of existing ex-gays (many of whom also face cultural stresses from the left). 
 
I’m not saying the process is easy, and it may depend on degree of how deeply-rooted the SSA is, but most folks report varying degrees of help.  Fordham University also published a 2010 journal study confirming such help is possible.  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=991110

3A    American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0[vi]  Note footnote on this.

4A    'Orientation' change efforts effective

·        Since homosexual marriage became “legal” the rates of HIV / AIDS have gone up
o   considerably in Massachusetts. This year public funding to deal with HIV/AIDS has
o   risen by $500,000. As the homosexual lobby group MassEquality wrote to their
o   supporters after successfully persuading the Legislature to spend that money: "With the
o   rate of HIV infections rising dramatically in Massachusetts, it's clear the fight against
o   AIDS is far from over."[vii]

·       Researchers at Fordham University have released a study showing that homosexual men can change their "orientation" by developing healthy, non-sexual relationships with other men.[viii]
·       The study was published in the Journal of Men's Studies (March 2010). Greg Quinlan, president Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX,) tells OneNewsNow it serves as confirmation to "everything that we've been saying all along."
·       "Those that are what I call 'honest researchers' into mental health and the psychology of human beings show that people can change from homosexual to heterosexual if they're highly motivated to change," he explains.
·      
Quinlan knows first-hand that the "sexual orientation change efforts" are effective, as they helped him leave the homosexual lifestyle. This study, he contends, is a blow to activist groups that claim homosexuals are "born that way" and that homosexuality is merely one variation of normal human sexuality
·      

Greg Quinlan"I accepted the manufacturer's guidelines and decided to follow them, and they're working for me, as they are for thousands of others who've decided to leave the homosexual lifestyle," he shares.
·      
The PFOX president says that if a homosexual is open to hearing what the Bible teaches, then it is essential in helping a person halt homosexual conduct and developing heterosexual views. He adds, though, that Christians often take the wrong approach on the subject
·       "We want to accommodate science to the Bible. Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sister in Christ, it's simply this: don't worry about science," Quinlan urges. "It'll catch up. The Bible always turns out to be right."
·       He notes that Christians do need to stand up to tell the truth and stop enabling homosexuality by not responding, but that the response must be done in truth and love.




BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia.  According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia. 

B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile activists and mental health professionals, is behind the August 17 conference, which will include panelists from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Illinois.

B4U-ACT science director Howard Kline has criticized the definition of pedophilia by the American Psychological Association, describing its treatment of “minor-attracted persons” as “inaccurate” and “misleading.” 

“It is based on data from prison studies, which completely ignore the existence of those who are law-abiding,” Kline said in a July 25 press release. “The proposed new diagnostic criteria specify ages and frequencies with no scientific basis whatsoever.”  

“The Diagnostic and Statistical of Mental Disorders (DSM) should meet a higher standard than that,” he added. “We can help them, because we are the people they are writing about.” 

On their website B4U-ACT classifies pedophilia as simply another sexual orientation and decries the “stigma” attached to pedophilia, observing: “No one chooses to be emotionally and sexually attracted to children or adolescents. The cause is unknown; in fact, the development of attraction to adults is not understood.” The group says that it does not advocate treatment to change feelings of attraction to children or adolescents. 

In their press release B4U-ACT announced a letter the group has sent to the APA criticizing its classification of the mental illness.

In an interview with LifeSiteNews (LSN), Liberty University Visiting Professor of Law Judith Reisman, an expert on sexual ethics and pornography, criticized the Baltimore conference, saying, “This has been on the agenda for decades.”

“I first met up with what I had come to call ‘The Academic Pedophile Lobby’ in 1977 at The British Psychological Society Conference on Love and Attraction, Swansea, Wales,” she said. “I delivered a research paper on child pornography in Playboy 1954-1977.”
“Other conference academicians, some hired by pornographers, presented ‘scientific’ papers advocating the legalization of child pornography, prostitution and an end to age of consent,” she said. “They promoted their ‘scientific’ claims for early childhood sexuality to lawmakers and fellow academicians via both legitimate and pornographic media.” 

“The DSM is typical of this degeneracy since they already had lightened the diagnosis of pedophilia as to make it almost meaningless, requiring that the pedophile be ‘bothered’ by his and her abuse of children and so on,” Reisman said. “We now have women and children sexually violating children as well as men. This will continue to spiral down into, well, we’d have to say the abyss of hell, unless we retrieve our laws, our mass media and our schools.”

As previously reported by LSN, similar lobbying, then by homosexual activists, led to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 in the DSM. As a result of the DSM declassification, debate regarding homosexuality and the many documented harms associated with the homosexual lifestyle has been all but shut down in academic psychological circles.

[v] American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0

·       The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement.
·       On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote.
·       The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.” 

·       This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes stronger support for same-sex “marriage” by both asserting the possibility of long-term gay relationships as well as criticizing the stress that traditional marriage campaigns cause gays.
·       One APA official indicated that the recent spread of gay “marriage” in America, most notably in New York last month, has made the association’s public support for normalizing same-sex “marriage” more bold.

Homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder in 1973 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard criteria for classification of mental illness, after years of lobbying by gay rights groups.


·       [vii]What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts
·       It's far worse than most people realize

[viii] 'Orientation' change efforts effective