Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jennifer Roback Morse: Behold our three heroic fags

Jennifer Roback Morse
Hate group leader Jennifer Roback Morse (Ruth Institute)
Ruth Institute is having an awards dinner. They are holding out three self-loathing gay men as heroes (photo below the fold).
Our keynote speaker, Dan Mattson, was interviewed along with two other same-sex attracted men who discovered there was no joy for them in the gay lifestyle. Read more about it in the article below.

For the record, the terms “same-sex attraction” and “gay lifestyle” express denigration and hate. They were carefully honed by the Catholic Church to promote oppression and discrimination. Same-sex attraction is used to suggest that a sexual orientation that they disapprove of is comparable to a bad habit. Everyone knows that you can change a bad habit. There is no such thing as the gay lifestyle. The term is used to also suggest something that is easy to change when, in point of fact, sexual orientation is immutable.
In addition to hearing Dan speak, you can meet our award recipients: author and same-sex parenting researcher, Dr. Mark Regnerus, and Caryl Ayala, our Book Club Leader of the Year. Come find out how she inspires and enlightens so many through her social activism.
I have yet to see a legitimate study of same-sex parenting by Regnerus. The only thing that he researched was dysfunctional family parenting.

Caryl Ayala is a former PreK teacher in Austin, Texas. She is associated with hate group Mass Resistance because Ayala has been making the rounds misinforming people about gender. She is among a group of Austin conservatives who intentionally confuse teacher training with curricula because they disapprove of trans people.

Then there is this:

L-R Joseph Sciambra, Hudson Byblow, Daniel Mattson
The accompanying text reads:
I spoke with three prominent Catholic men who have struggled with same-sex attraction but who are today practicing Catholics seeking to live lives of chastity in accordance with Church teaching.
I have no problem with the three. If these guys choose to be eunuchs to conform to religious dogma I suppose that is fine. It may seem stupid and the only reason that anyone “struggles” with their sexual orientation is unwarranted religious opprobrium. That holy disdain is based on scripture, not science. Nevertheless, it is their choice.

What does concern me more is that these very busy promoters are on tour speaking at Catholic schools around the country:

This has several effects:
  1. They are misinforming kids about sexual orientation and gender identity.
  2. They are shaming LGBT kids, damaging their egos.
  3. They are licensing prejudice.
  4. They are promoting what is, psychologically, a very unhealthy lifestyle (and celibacy is a lifestyle). Sex, by the way, makes people smarter.
We can dismiss this with “it's just at religious schools.” However, the kids at those schools will ultimately be our neighbors and co-workers. The Church and its apologists are indoctrinating and priming another generation of bigots. The very idea that someone thinks that they should be celibate out of guilt is very troubling. LGBT kids at religious schools need to know that they are perfect, just the way they are.

This sort of promotion seems to be a fairly recent development that started as a reaction to the possibility of same-sex marriage. Then the current pope made gender his favorite hobby. The result is that the Church is determined to marginalize LGBT people.

Ruth Institute is a hate group. Jennifer Roback Morse thinks that she should get a pass because she is promoting the teachings of the Catholic Church. Well, she does not deserve that license. Morse has a PhD in economics. She has, or once had, the skills to know that Church teachings are factually challenged. Yet, she is promoting a toxic brew of superstition and oppression.

I am also struck by the hypocrisy. Yesterday, fellow Defender of the Faith, Brian S. Brown, was expressing his deep pity for Jazz Jennings:
In announcing his plans, Jennings also revealed the tragic news that the hormones he's been taking have apparently destroyed his sexual libido. “I haven’t experienced any sexual sensation,” Jennings said after the surgeon talked to him and his parents about that topic. “It is possible that hormone suppression has affected my libido. I don’t have the same signals coming from my genitalia to my brain and I don’t have those hormones driving me on.”
Brown wrote this gibberish to promote transgender bigotry in order to attract donations to National Organization for Marriage. Essentially the same condition is “tragic” to marginalize trans people yet heroic when it suits them in order to marginalize gay people.

Judging people by their sexuality is to overlook the many contributions that they make or, in some cases, could make to our culture and society. The Church's so-called “Christian compassion” means discarding the humanity of about one in 20 people simply because they are different. That is not only hateful — it is moronic.

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