“ the fact is that there is simply no reputable scientific evidence that anyone is born gay.
As stated by gay activist and history professor John D’Emilio, “‘Born gay’ is an idea with a large constituency, LGBT and otherwise. It’s an idea designed to allay the ingrained fears of a homophobic society and the internalized fears of gays, lesbians and bisexuals. What’s most amazing to me about the ‘born gay’ phenomenon is that the scientific evidence for it is thin as a reed, yet it doesn’t matter. It’s an idea with such social utility that one doesn’t need much evidence in order to make it attractive and credible.”
In other words, because the “born gay” idea has proved so useful, the fact that there’s virtually no scientific support for the theory hardly matters. It’s an idea that has worked wonders for gay activists and their allies.”
Here’s another excerpt:
in England, the pro-gay Royal College of Psychiatristsrecently backtracked on an earlier statement that homosexuality was biologically determined, now saying that “sexual orientation is determined by a combination of biological and postnatal environmental factors.” And while they stated clearly their belief that homosexuality was not a mental disorder and that it should be accepted, they added, “It is not the case that sexual orientation is immutable or might not vary to some extent in a person’s life.”
That’s why psychiatrist Nathaniel S. Lehrman, former chairperson of the Task Force on Religion and Mental Health said in 2005, “Researchers now openly admit that after searching for more than 20 years, they are still unable to find the ‘gay gene’” (in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons).
Narcissism is on the rise, especially with young people. It probably has something to do with the self-esteem push of the last few decades, and social media contributes. Do you know one?
“Unlike people with other personality disorders or behavioral problems, narcissists can easily slip by undetected because they don’t appear to be ‘sick’ or ‘mentally ill’- They just seem to have an over-inflated sense of self-importance, a relentless need for attention and a lack of empathy. When you first meet them or get to know them, they might seem fun, energetic, outgoing and just a little egotistical, but this may or may not raise red flags. After all, it’s good to have high self-esteem right? Often they can lure you into their inflated self-importance and grandiose schemes.”
Protecting your children. Clara was married for decades to a child molester, and she didn’t know it. He was arrested:
“After John’s arrest and imprisonment, this is what John said to his son Jimmy whenJimmy visited him in prison. In John’s words: “Two things shocked me each and every time I abused a victim–How easy it was to get a child to act out sexually and how easy it was to get away with it.” He is absolutely right, to our shame.
Please stop trusting everyone you think is a good, upright person! It’s sad that we have to think this way, but….we do! Ask questions — bold questions — to any adult who shows a special interest of any kind in your child. That’s your responsibility as a parent!!! In days past, we didn’t know better, but now we do. We have no excuses. Stop being afraid you’ll hurt someone’s feelings if you ask them, “Why do you want alone time with my child? Why did you buy my child that gift without my permission? Why did you give my child a ride home without my permission?””
Her son Jimmy writes on his own blog:
we need to observe behaviors, not personalities. Crimes are never created out of thin air. People don’t just “snap.” There are always behavioral indicators prior to acting out. This applies to murderers and it applies to child molesters. We need to be more observant of behavioral patterns that indicate problems and malevolence. I recently had a person give me a laundry list of red flag behavioral issues with a man at church–he’s giving gifts to young kids, he offers to baby sit, he takes particular interest in certain kids, he tries to isolate them by offering rides, he invites them to his house, etc. I explained that he is very high risk and should be removed from activities which include children, to which this person replied, “But he’s so nice and is highly respected by everyone.” My response was, “So what?”
One of these two families spends over a hundred dollars of month on beer and says they can’t stop because it’s a need, they have not other ‘outlet.’
A friend of ours has a baby with Treacher Collins Syndrome. Here’s a great video (he’s in it, with his big sister!) about it: