Thomas Jefferson: American Enigma
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
This week we celebrate the … More>
The Signing of Jackie Robinson: How Faith Helped Racial Healing
Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Crosswalk.com.
For many Americans, April 15 marked Tax Day. But it also marked an event much more redeeming. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball. The … More>
Justice Ginsburg’s “Populations we Don’t Want to Have too Many of”
Editor’s note: This article first appeared at WORLDmag.com. Reprinted with permission of WORLDmag.com. To read more news and views from a Christian perspective, call 800-951-6397 or visit www.worldmag.com.
As Sonia Sotomayor was readying for her confirmation hearings, The New York … More>
Sarah Palin’s Real Record on Special Needs
Last week, in a major speech on disabilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, delivered to several groups of medical professionals, Sarah Palin promised that she would be an advocate for special needs families as vice president. It is a theme she has … More>
Spreading the Wealth: Obama, Joe, and the Democratic Socialists
By now, almost everybody knows “Joe the plumber.” Mentioned about 15 times in Wednesday’s presidential debate, Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Toledo, questioned Barack Obama at an Ohio campaign stop earlier in the week. Joe wanted to know if Obama’s … More>
“Freedom of Choice” vs. “Born Alive:” Critical Questions for an Obama Administration
In a presidential campaign issues arise and then fade from view. The emergence of new media preoccupations may make it seem as though yesterday’s controversy has been resolved. This is rarely true.
Such is the case with the issue of … More>
When Does a Baby Get Human Rights?
When Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama “at what point does a baby get human rights,” Sen. Obama hesitated and answered, “Well, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, … More>
Sarah Palin, Slasher
Contrary to a widely circulated report in Tuesday’s Washington Post, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, did not slash funding for a program supporting teen mothers.
The Washington Post’s Paul Kane reported that “Palin Slashed Funding for … More>
Is Abortion a Risk to a Woman’s Mental Health?
Last week, the American Psychological Association plunged headlong into controversy with the release of a report from the Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion.
The panel, chaired by University of California psychology professor, Brenda Major, produced a 91-page report … More>
Abortion and Mental Health Effects: What Will the APA Say?
This week in Boston, the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives will vote to accept or reject a report from its Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. Convened quietly in April 2006, the committee was asked by the APA … More>
Electing Obama: How Religious Conservatives Can Help
Religious conservatives can help Barack Obama win in November. Here’s how: stay home or go to the voting booth and cast ballots for Obama in surprising numbers. It could happen. First, let’s review.
Last year, religious conservatives were sweating over … More>
Barack Obama: Cultural Anthropologist
Barack Obama has a way with words. They trip lightly from his tongue, and some onlookers have swooned during his oratory. No one doubts his speechmaking ability. When opining off-the-cuff, however, he can get into trouble. Case in point: At … More>
The Sky is Falling: Blame the Christians
Sometimes my teenage daughter reacts to my wise sayings with her own form of wisdom. She says, “You know, sometimes, you just say words.”Although I am not completely sure my translation is correct, I think she means that she didn’t … More>
New Book Details Benefits and Limits of Gay Change
In an era where serious news of war and terrorism is punctuated by leading ministers and Senators unraveled by homosexual urges, a study of gays seeking to be straight should captivate those curious about the mysteries of sexual orientation. Mostly … More>
Abortion and American Psychology
The Supreme Court’s recent decision banning partial-birth abortion has renewed public interest in abortion politics and policy. Despite the infrequency of late-term abortions, the ban is significant because it strikes at one rationale for the general availability of abortion: the … More>
Montel Williams, Ted Haggard and the Psychiatrist
In the sea of daytime talk, the “Montel Williams Show” is a popular island for many viewers. Always looking for controversy, the Montel team recently examined claims that fallen minister Ted Haggard had been cured of homosexuality by three weeks … More>
Homosexuality and Psychotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Nicholas Cummings
Of late, every time ex-minister Ted Haggard speaks, he brings the issues of homosexuality, religion and psychotherapy into the national spotlight.
Stepping into this discussion is one of the most influential and innovative psychologists in the nation, Dr. Nicholas Cummings. … More>
A Valued Life
I have a friend named Jim, who many people would think of as gay, or at least bisexual. However, he doesn’t see himself that way. He is married but has been attracted to men for as long as he can … More>
Why do I Have These Feelings?
Due to my websites about sexual identity issues, I receive many inquiries from people asking why people are gay. Recently, a note from a mom writing about her son caught my eye. She wrote:
He saw a Christian counselor for … More>
The Real Saint Nick
Given the decision making power of Santa Claus on the matter of gifts, my children make sure they leave Mr. Claus some seriously good cookies on Christmas Eve. However, most children don’t know that there is much more to the … More>
Unprotected: How universities can be hazardous to student health
Eat right. Wear seatbelts. Avoid cigarettes. Use sunscreen.
Yearly, thousands of college kids hear this wisdom from their university health services and wellness professors.
However, it is unlikely that these same students will hear this gem: “Casual sexual liaisons on … More>
Environmental Factors May Influence Sexual Orientation
Mark Twain said once: “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” If environmental factors in sexual orientation could talk, they might say the same thing. For sure, social or family factors in … More>
Does Birth Order Predict Sexual Orientation?
Does family birth order predict homosexual orientation?
If you read the popular press, you might think so. A recent report from Canadian psychologist, Anthony Bogaert, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests a link for males, but … More>
Brokeback Syndrome: More Than One Way Off the Mountain
By now, the plot line of Brokeback Mountain is well known. For those just returning from another planet, here it is: in the early 1960s, two young, male sheep herders, Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar become sexually involved for … More>
Uninformed Consent: Abortion and Mental Health Consequences
Recent research from Norway and New Zealand has reported an association between abortion and subsequent mental health problems. Although the two investigations are not the first to suggest such a relationship, they are well-designed studies suggesting that abortion may be … More>
Does Abortion Impact the Mental Health of Women?
A new study from New Zealand, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, raises important questions about the impact of abortion on the mental health of women. Researchers found that those reporting abortion prior to age 21 had … More>
Is Psychology Losing Its Way?
A recent book edited by eminent psychologists Rogers Wright and Nicholas Cummings delivers a stunning indictment of the mental health professions. Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm documents and critiques the ascent of social activism over … More>
This Christmas season is just getting stranger as we go.
All over the place people are trying to figure out what to say to each other (“Happy holiday(s),” “Merry Christmas,” “Get out of my way, I want that iPod”) and … More>
Sexually Transmitted Depression – The New STD?
Nearly every discussion about sexual education focuses on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. However, recent research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that, especially for girls, the discussion needs to include a third negative possibility: depression.… More>
Sheryl Swoopes is arguably the finest female basketball player ever. No, check that, actually there is no argument; as a three-time MVP in the Woman’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), and three-time gold medal Olympian, she is the best. So when … More>
Did Jesus Bless Homosexuality?
Many gay religionists insist that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality and thus could not have opposed it. Often conservatives counter that He taught against any form of sexual expression other than heterosexual marriage, so He did not need to specify every … More>
O’Reilly is Right About Gay Teens
Is there a battle over gay teens? If you can believe a recent Time Magazine cover story, a war is on between gay activists and social conservatives over adolescents who are declaring gay and lesbian identities at early ages. The … More>
Silo Rains on the Penguin Pride Parade
One of America’s A-list gay couples has broken up.
No, it’s not Rosie and Kelli. It’s Roy and Silo. Roy and Silo are male penguins. Chinstrap penguins to be exact.
About six years ago, Roy and Silo set up housekeeping … More>
A Thankful Michael Newdow
Upon learning that a federal judge issued an order against the Elk Grove (CA) United School District to forbid even the voluntary recitation of “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, lawsuit instigator Michael Newdow said this: “A federal judge … More>
Solomon’s Wisdom Missing in California Decisions
The ancient king of Israel, Solomon, was faced with a dilemma. Two women came before him claiming parentage of an infant son. Each woman was adamant the infant belonged to her. Knowing real maternal instincts, Solomon called for a sword … More>
Are Sexual Preferences Changeable?
- From an article by Mark Benjamin on Salon.com, July 18, 2005.
The article … More>
Polyamorists Want Rights Too
Well I have finally seen it. “Protect Yourself,” the movie, that is. The seven and a half minute condom demonstration video produced by the Montgomery County Public Schools will be shown to all 10th grade students this Spring. I had … More>
Choosing Sides: The PTA Chooses PFLAG
For years, the National Education Association has taken teachers’ dues money and pursued left of center social advocacy objectives. And now, another acronym in the American educational establishment, the National Parent Teacher Association has joined the NEA in choosing sides … More>
Sexual Orientation & Public Schools: A Balanced Approach
The Return of the Parents
Students are approaching the final days of this educational year but increasingly parents are heading back to school. While many students will soon be thinking of summer jobs, administrators, teachers and parents will not be getting a break. Controversies involving … More>
One Side Fits All? Not in Montgomery County, Maryland
In a ruling that may create ripples throughout the nation’s public schools, Federal District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. decided on May 5 to issue a temporary restraining order directing the Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools to halt planned field … More>
Health Education as Social Advocacy
Microsoft Thinks Hard
Washington state, the bill’s supporters were outraged. Failing by one vote in the Senate, the bill’s demise has been blamed on Microsoft’s official neutrality.
Gay rights supporters were livid. Columnist Wayne Besen reacted by suggesting gay activists “…dust off your … More>
Well, soon schools will be taking another well deserved break from academics and plunge headlong into political advocacy. Yes, Virginia there is a Day of Silence and it is coming to a school near you.
The DOS is an advocacy … More>
Well I have finally seen it. “Protect Yourself,” the movie, that is. The seven and a half minute condom demonstration video produced by the Montgomery County Public Schools will be shown to all 10th grade students this Spring. I had … More>
Abstain From Danger
Are abstinence education programs dangerous’ A recent editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News titled “Real Sex Ed for Real Lives” by ACLU staffers Nancy Hopkins and Louise Melling opines, “If the president gets what he asked for, the federal government … More>
Nautical Nonsense: An Interview with Mrs. Squarepants
Probably you have heard of the Sponge Bob Squarepants flap. Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family mentioned the words Sponge Bob and gay in a speech and then all heck broke loose. If you want to get … More>
Billboards, Counselors and Ex-gays: Let it Shine
Recently controversy has erupted in Rockville, Maryland and Houston, Texas over billboard advertising concerning the right of people to seek change in homosexuality. The Alexandria billboard sponsored by Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays (PFOX) shows the picture of … More>
No Name Calling Week Revisited
Recently I wrote a column criticizing an event known as “No Name Calling Week.” NNCW is an event created by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network to address name calling and gay public policy objectives all at once. Since … More>
In 1988, George Michael won a Grammy award for his album Faith. This disc featured sexually graphic songs, the most controversial being “I Want Your Sex.” Apparently teens were listening to Mr. Michael. That same year, the Centers for Disease … More>
VISION & VALUES CONCISE: Ho-ho-hold On To Your Virginity
Given his decision making power on the matter of gifts, my girls made sure Santa Claus got some seriously good cookies most Christmas eves. Like most children, mine did not know that there is much more to the real Saint … More>
Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.
As a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in “safer sex” within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned … More>
Suffering from Post-Election Stress? Try This…
To those blue folks suffering from Post-Election Stress Disorder, I have what may be just the remedy you need. Actually, the answer is on the calendar. It is called Thanksgiving.
What is Post-Election Stress Disorder (PESD)? If one can believe … More>
VISION & VALUES CONCISE: Blue School Board Fails Lesson
Montgomery County, Maryland is a blue county. Next door to Washington, D.C., the county went 66 percent to 33 percent for Senator Kerry in the recent election. So when the Montgomery County School Board rubber stamped a set of committee … More>
Critic Ignores Whole Truth About Ex-Gays
“The founder of every ex-gay ministry in America has proved to be an extraordinary failure. The two founders of Exodus International, [the world's largest 'ex-gay' organization], divorced their wives to move in together,” said Wayne Besen in an October 8, … More>
Voters 13, Gay Marriage 0, Now What?
Seven out of 10 voters in 13 states have rejected same sex marriage in 2004. Every state that has put the issue before voters has added a prohibition on same sex marriage to the state constitution. What can we expect … More>
Abortion at Stake
It is the quiet issue of the 2004 presidential election, but it remains etched in the minds of many liberals and conservatives, of the most devout secularist and most pious believer: abortion. Among the left, a John F. Kerry victory … More>
Hunting For The Guy Vote
The headline in the Akron Beacon Journal made the accompanying article a must-read: “Kerry Plans a Hunting Trip as Part of His Push for Votes of Social Conservatives.” At first, I thought perhaps Dave Barry had written a column on … More>
VISION & VALUES CONCISE: Answering Bob Schieffer’s Big Debate Question
Bob Schieffer was not the first person to ask the contentious question concerning the origins of homosexual feelings. Such questions are frequently asked by pollsters, researchers and people at the water cooler. The thorny issue arising in a presidential debate, … More>
More Than One Way Out
Reaction to the gay coming out of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey has ranged from viewing his actions as heroic to hypocritical to irrelevant. Some have focused on the aftermath of his deceptions and coming out on his wife and … More>
Boycott for Tradition
On October 8, a group called Boycott for Equality wants to wreak havoc on the nation’s economic system. The planned event includes several components: a one-day sick out, no spending for goods and services such as gas, food and clothing, … More>
Does Dick Cheney Favor Same Sex Marriage?
The headline in the August 25 USA Today read, “Cheney says he opposes marriage amendment.” What does this mean? Has the Vice President become an advocate for legal recognition of gay marriage?
One could conclude as much from reading Susan … More>
I Had An Abortion
Well, no I didn’t have an abortion but I could buy a tee-shirt that says I did. Recently Planned Parenthood began marketing a tee-shirt with that cheery slogan and even some of the Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics are not happy … More>
Guide Me, O Thou Great APA
Recently the leadership of the American Psychological Association approved resolutions supporting same sex marriage and parenting. In the days since the announcement, many in and out of the association have asked why the APA leadership felt the need to get … More>
Randy’s Excellent Ad-venture
My friend Randy Thomas was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times full page advertisement for his employer, Exodus International. In the ad, he briefly recounts his story of change from a gay to straight identity. Apparently the Times is … More>
Who is Diane Lenning and Why Did She Almost Lose Her Job?
Who is Diane Lenning and why should we care?
Mrs. Lenning is a public school teacher from California who was until recently the undisputed chair of the Republican Educators Caucus, an interest group within the National Education Association. According to … More>
VISION & VALUES CONCISE: The Tale of Two Reports: Are Schools Safe or Not?
Election years are the times that try economists’ souls. Practically everyone with his hat in the ring will promise us this and promise us that and promise us everything under the sun, more often than not implying that, by the … More>
The NEA and the Educator Sexual Misconduct Report
Just in time for the beginning of the annual convention of the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of Education released on June 30 a report suggesting that 4.5 million students may be victims of educator sexual misconduct during their … More>
Chris Matthew’s Hard Sell
Chris Matthews, the tough but affable host of MSNBC’s Hardball advanced an interesting argument in favor of same sex marriage. His theory is that the government has a kind of obligation to encourage bonding among homosexuals.
On a July 12 … More>
Talking Dirty in School: When You Can and When You Can’t
José Minaya needs an agent. Labeled the “sex gabber” by the New York Post, Mr. Minaya was fired from his position as a middle school guidance counselor because he talked about sex to students. According to a June 21st Post … More>
VISION & VALUES CONCISE: Hiding Truth From Schoolchildren: It’s Elementary Revisited
“It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School” is an award winning video that aims to give teachers ideas about how to discuss gay issues in schools. Released in 1996 by producers Helen Cohen and Oscar winner Debra Chasnoff, this … More>
Is Being Ex-Gay Hazardous to Your Mental Health? The Faulty Position of the NMHA
Is it hazardous to one’s mental health to change sexual identity from gay to straight? The National Mental Health Association, the nation’s oldest and largest mental health advocacy group made this charge in a recent statement to a gay oriented … More>
Newspaper Editor Wrong, Ex-gays Do Exist
Ex-gay. Does that term bother you? Are you skeptical that some people can change from gay to straight? A tremendous diversity of opinion exists about the topic and we often hear about such matters in the news. However, you may … More>
The National Mental Health Assocition Rejects Ex-gays
In the alphabet soup that makes up the Washington, DC political lobbying scene, one of the more respected acronyms is NMHA. The National Mental Health Association has been around since 1950 and has been instrumental in advocating for the needs … More>
Bill O’Reilly in the Spin Zone
Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor show on Fox Network, describes his show as the “no spin zone.” Guests on the show don’t get much slack to slant their cause or issue in the most favorable light. Most of … More>
What Can Denmark Tell Us About the Same Sex Marriage Debate?
Over a decade ago, Denmark became the first country to implement marriage-like unions for gays. Can the Danish experience teach us anything about our current debate over same sex marriage? If Denmark is any guide, we are in for a … More>
Same-sex “Marriage” and Schools
High School Same-Sex Marriage Curriculum Anything But Balanced
A new same-sex marriage curriculum for high schools is running into scholarly opposition from three authors led by noted sexual orientation researcher Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
Throckmorton, Gary Welton, Ph.D. and student Mike Ingram wrote a white paper that examines the … More>
Gay Parenting Experiment: Want to Participate?
How’s this for a deal? “Wanted: millions of children to participate in a social science experiment. Young children preferred. Once engaged in the experiment there is no opportunity to withdraw. There may be long term problems for certain participants although … More>
The Stalking of Mary Cheney
This sarcastic question disgraces the front page of a website devoted to shaming Vice-President Dick Cheney’s openly lesbian daughter, Mary into publicly opposing an amendment to the constitution defining marriage as a union of a man and a … More>
Not an Editorial — A Survey on Gay Marriage Public School Curriculum
Curriculum has been developed by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Educators Network (GLSEN) to teach high school students about same sex marriage. I would like to know your opinions about public schools and teaching concerning same sex marriage. The GLSEN … More>
Gay Marriage: How We Arrived at the Altar
It has been quite a week, month and year for the recognition of rights for people identifying as gay. Beginning with the summer’s Lawrence v. Texas U.S. Supreme Court case overturning sodomy laws, the nation’s headlines have been dominated by … More>
NEA Gay and Lesbian Shift?
A recent decision by The National Education Association (NEA) may signal a shift in the organization’s stance on gay and lesbian issues. Last week, the NEA quietly but officially recognized the formation of an Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus thus acknowledging a … More>
Gay Marriage Makes Strange Bedfellows
Class, pop quiz. Only one question: When is a Republican for all practical purposes, a Democrat? If you said, when the someone is a Log Cabin Republican, then you ace the quiz.
So how is a Log Cabin Republican (LCR) … More>
WMD: Wardrobes of Mass Dysfunction
By now, everyone breathing has heard about Janet Jackson’s flashdance during halftime at the Super Bowl. I didn’t see it. I had checked out to the food table about the time P. Diddy came on. It was a simple choice: … More>
John Kerry Discovers Real People
Listening to Sen. John Kerry talk about his new brand of “retail politics” reminded me of the scene in the movie“As Good As It Gets” where Jack Nicholson’s character proclaims to Helen Hunt: “You make me want to be a … More>
Dr. Phil Weighs in on Sexual Orientation
America’s newest diet counselor and author of “The Ultimate Weight Solution” has weighed in with his views of sexual orientation. What do the scales say? While Dr. Phil McGraw has pretty hefty advice on some matters, he’s definitely a lightweight … More>
Ohio Senate Defense of Marriage Testimony
Dr. Throckmorton’s Testimony to the Ohio Senate on the Proposed Defense of Marriage Legislation
Dr. Warren Throckmorton testified yesterday before Ohio’s Senate in favor of the state’s fast-moving defense of marriage legislation. He opposed the testimony of the Ohio Psychological … More>
Wesley Clark Aborts Search for Life on Earth
President George Bush wants someone to go to the moon again. Then he wants a mission to Mars. Many scientists think we will find signs of life there. In the near term, a cheaper but more difficult mission would be … More>
Howard Dean: Biotheologian
Does God make people gay? At first glance, this is a question that appears theological. However, Howard Dean, democratic presidential candidate and a physician, looks to biology for his answer. Campaigning in Iowa, when asked about his views of homosexuality, … More>
St. Nick is Good for Girls
Given his decision making power on the gift issue, my girls made sure Santa Claus got some seriously good cookies most Christmas eves. Like most daughters, mine didn’t know much about the real Saint Nick. But girls everywhere would benefit … More>
Dealing the Race Card in the Gay Marriage Debate
In modern intellectual discourse, when one is short on substantive arguments, one may safely retreat to spurious analogies, personal offense or even out right name-calling. A tactic that uses all three ploys is golden. Accusing your ideological opponent of racism … More>
Fencing With The New York Times Over Gay Marriage
Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times recently wrote an article called “Lovers Under the Skin” (12/3/03) in which he sought to provide support for the idea that homosexuality, at least in men, is passed down to later generations … More>
Misquoted and Misrepresented
The issue of gay marriage does some strange things to certain people. The matter certainly can bring out strong feelings. For instance, I recently testified before an Ohio House of Representatives committee on the subject and there was a man … More>
The Binary Nature of Marriage: The Point of Two
“Certainly our decision today marks a significant change in the definition of marriage as it has been inherited from the common law, and understood by many societies for centuries.” (Goodridge, et al vs. the Department of Public Health, pg 11)… More>
This Week’s Special Victim: The Truth
I didn’t see it. Alas, I missed the November 11 episode of Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) called “Abomination.” The show upset many of my friends and colleagues. Why were they upset? A look at the description of … More>
Bound and Determined
I admire tenacity. I really do. I love to see it in my children and my friends and I like stories of people who keep on trying, plodding away day after day in pursuit of an objective or excellence in … More>
Right, Left or Free to Choose?
During the past two weeks I have been contacted or received feedback from over 300 people concerning the recent columns I have written concerning homosexuality and biological causes (“Homosexuality and Genes: Déjà vu All Over Again” and “… More>
Homosexuality and Genes: Deja Vu All Over Again?
It’s like déjà vu all over again. Another study claiming to support the idea that homosexuality is directly caused by genes comes to public attention. And then there are journalists eager to trumpet the headline. Alas, as in the past, … More>
Of Mice and Gay Men
Recently, Reuters and other news services reported a research study demonstrating that the brains of male mice are different than the brains of female mice. Amazingly, the news service turned this study into support for the theory that homosexuality is … More>
Unique Resource for Youth Struggling with Homosexuality Released During Marriage Protection Week, October 12-18
A groundbreaking new faith-based resource combining original musical and spoken word tracks for high school students, college students and young adults wrestling with homosexual issues, as well as their counselors, is being released during Marriage Protection Week, October 12-18. The … More>
A Good Offense
Orlando, Florida, is home to lots of sunshine, Mickey, Donald and Goofy and Exodus International. You know about the sun and Disney but you may not have known that the world’s leading referral and support organization for former homosexuals is … More>
Recently the school that hosts the Kinsey Institute temporarily removed the web log of a faculty member for suggesting gay men might not be the best teachers of young boys.
Indiana University Business Professor, Dr. Eric Rasmusen said on his … More>
Hasta la Vista, State Assembly!
While Arnold seeks to say hasta la vista to Gray Davis, Californians should think about saying the same to their State Assembly legislators in the next election cycle.
California politics are often viewed as – how can we put this … More>
Learning to be European: Do We Need to Import More Sexual Freedom?
Maybe its because I’m a father of girls that I reacted viscerally to the movie, “Teens and Sex in Europe.” In the video a pharmacist sells condoms to a teen boy he obviously does not know. Then the scene shifts … More>
The Joys of Being Private: Ex-gays Keep Out
Gay activist groups must really want to avoid ex-gays. Now that’s a bold statement but witness the new love of the First Amendment by some gay rights organizations and their supporters.
For instance, the oldest gay activist group in the … More>
The NEA Strikes Again: Religious Counselors Targeted
The National Education Association is not making many friends among conservatives lately. First, it admits discriminating against the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays organization by refusing to allow them to exhibit at their annual convention. Now, I have … More>
The Right to Divide
With the installation of Gene Robinson, the newly elected and openly gay Episcopal Bishop, the Episcopalians continue to do what mainstream churches seem to do best: divide their congregations. It is difficult to find a large protestant denomination, save the … More>
Ex-Gay Leader’s Fall Proves Counseling is Ineffective, Right? Wrong!
If you haven’t heard about Michael Johnston, you probably will soon. At least the gay activist organization, the Human Rights Campaign, hopes you will hear about him.
The gay-oriented web site SouthernVoice.com today broke the story that Johnston, former head … More>
NEA Admits Discrimination Towards Ex-Gay Group
Stop the presses! After weeks of silence, the NEA on Wednesday admitted discriminating against the Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX). The nation’s largest organization of educators acknowledged that it excluded PFOX from exhibiting at the 2002 and … More>
Top Tier Dems are Civil to Gay Activists
Well at least they were civil. Before the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) this week, seven of nine Democratic candidates for President supported some extension of marital rights to gay couples, akin to Vermont’s “civil unions.” However, were they for “gay … More>
Ex-homophobia: The National Education Assocation’s Intolerance of Ex-Gays Continues
As a life long public school educator and administrator, my father, Earl Throckmorton stood for values that have long been a foundation for American education. He would be out of step with today’s NEA and their ex-homophobia.
Academic freedom and … More>
National Education Association Fails Tolerance Test
Class, let’s match wits with the NEA. Answer the following multiple-choice question:
Tolerance can best be defined as:
a. the acceptance of the differing views of other people and fairness toward the people who hold different views
b. active suppression … More>
What Goes Around Comes Around: The Invention of a Sexual Minority
Karl Ulrichs and Karl Kertbeny would approve. The Supreme Court’s decision (Lawrence vs. Texas) overturning the nation’s laws against sodomy closes the loop on the quest for decriminalizing homosexuality that these men started a continent away and over a century … More>
News Advisory — New Genetics Study Undermines Gay Gene Theory
A study to be published in the March 2005 issue of the journal Human Genetics, and available online now, actually undermines the commonly held view that homosexual orientation is determined by genetic factors.
The study’s lead author Brian Mustanski from … More>
Milking the School System
Imagine this: You are 16 years old and going back to school this fall. Like most students you purchased a backpack, a protractor, paper and pencils, but unlike most students, you did not go back-to-school clothes shopping. Why not? Because … More>