June 22, 2016

Politically Incorrect Thoughts: Orlando massacre, HSD and LGBTQ

By Hendrik van der Breggen
The Carillon, June 23, 2016

Politically Incorrect Thoughts: Orlando massacre

Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University:

“All human life is sacred. All murder is murder. All murder is to be condemned. All victims are to be mourned. It doesn't affect the gravity of the evil—at all—that the murderer killed homosexuals in a gay nightclub.”

“Murder is to be condemned and victims are to be mourned, whether the victims are nuns in a convent, prostitutes in a bordello, children in a school, or fishermen in a boat.”

Professor George, again: “All human life is sacred. All murder is murder. All murder is to be condemned. All victims are to be mourned.”

George continues: “Mateen [the Orlando shooter] was a Muslim and a Democrat. That doesn't make Muslims and Democrats guilty. Christians aren't guilty either. Mateen & IS are guilty.”

Stan Guthrie, editor at Christianity Today (on blaming Christians for Orlando): “Didn't Nero blame the Christians for the fire?”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, human rights activist, former Muslim, fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School:

“Following the horrific attack in Orlando, people as usual have been rushing to judgment. President Obama blames lax gun laws. Donald Trump blames immigration. Neither is right. There has been comparable carnage in countries with strict gun laws. The perpetrator in this case was born in the United States. This is not primarily about guns or immigration. It is about a deeply dangerous ideology that is infiltrating American society in the guise of religion. Homophobia comes in many forms. But none is more dangerous in our time than the Islamic version.”

Contemporary Sharia Law: Engaging in homosexual sex is punishable by death.

Politically Incorrect Thoughts: HSD and LGBTQ

Hanover School District trustee (and nurse) Lynn Barkman: “HSD teachers, students and their parents know that our culture is changing, that does not suggest that we should abandon truth."

Barkman on young students “being taught anal sex and oral sex”: “I just feel that there is enough cancer around and the increase in cancer is phenomenal.”

Gens Hellquist, executive director of pro-gay Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition: “There are all kinds of health issues that are endemic to our [gay] community…. We have higher rates of anal cancer in the gay male community….”

Mayo Clinic: “All men have certain health risks. Gay men and men who have sex with men face an increased risk of specific health concerns, however.” E.g., HIV, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis. Cancer, too, if anal sex is often practiced.

Robert Cushman, senior medical advisor at Health Canada: “HIV is much more common in the MSM [men who have sex with men] population than in the general population.”

Cushman adds: “MSM is a risky behaviour. There's anatomical reasons.”

Researcher Thomas Coy, “The risk of HIV from sexual contact for MSM (men who have sex with men) was approximately 150 times greater than the heterosexual male population in 2010.”

Coy adds, for perspective: “According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the risk of lung cancer for men who smoke is 23 times greater than for men who do not smoke.”

[Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) fact sheet The epidemiology of HIV in gay men and other men who have sex with men”: According to 2014 national HIV estimates [for Canada] ... MSM are 131 times more likely to get HIV than men who do not have sex with men.”]

From Miriam Grossman's You're Teaching My Child WHAT? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child (this book is recommended by Nicholas Cummings, a former president of the American Psychological Association):

Compared to the general heterosexual population, persons who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual report “more high risk sexual behaviors, higher rates of infection with HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea, and more mental health problems [anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts].”

These disparities also occur in accepting, gay-friendly societies such as The Netherlands (and elsewhere).

“Clearly, societal bias is not to blame for the disproportionately higher numbers in the homosexual populations in the Netherlands.”

Dr. Grossman concludes: “While I'm sure that for some people, societal bias contributes to their distress, the entire onus for these difficulties—emotional and physical—cannot be placed at the feet of a 'heterosexist' society. It's just not intellectually honest.”

If HSD schools discuss LGBTQ matters, I hope it's done truthfully.


Note to critics: Before commenting, please read my (relevant) previous work, the criticisms from my previous critics, plus my replies to my critics.  Look here, for starters: Is promoting same-sex sex wise?

For a reply to one of my more recent critics, see: Politically Incorrect Thoughts: HSD and LGBTQ ... continued

(Hendrik van der Breggen, PhD, is associate professor of philosophy at Providence University College. The views expressed in this column do not always reflect the views of Providence.)

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