I have never been one to mince words. The reason that so many homosexuals have issues with their sexual orientation is because of the shame they experience or expect to experience
Mental health care professionals who practice “conversion therapy” are allowing their personal beliefs harm others (homosexuals). Instead of working with these individuals to accept and love themselves for who they are, such mental health care professionals in essence reinforce the shame that their parents and society cause them to experience.
Unlike most people, I stand up for the right thing and I speak my mind. If anyone cares to debate me on this issue in public, please challenge me to such a debate. If society stopped shaming homosexuals, maybe homosexuals would not want to change their sexual orientation – something that cannot be changed BECAUSE it is not a psychological disorder.
If any heterosexual believes that “conversion therapy” works, then let’s test it out on them. Do they think that “conversion therapy” will change their sexual orientation – something that is not a psychological disorder?
How does this impact heterosexual people? Because men who are married to women are known to frequent gay sex clubs and bath houses. The internet has made it far easier for such men to satisfy their sexual needs. An article on this topic that was published in New York Magazine on July 22, 2007.
The ironic thing is that many of the most staunch anti-gay advocates have been caught being “gay."self-hating gays
Of course, if the homosexual is Catholic, he can always become a Catholic priest. Seriously, can anyone think of any profession that is more suitable for a self-hating homosexual man? After all, Catholic priests are not allowed to marry. I know that many people in the Catholic religion don’t have a problem with this AS LONG AS THE CATHOLIC PRIEST DOES NOT PRACTICE HOMOSEXUALITY. The problem is that they DO PRACTICE THEIR HOMOSEXUALITY (behind closed doors). A gay friend of mine (who happens to be Jewish) has had sexual relations with more than one Catholic priest and he is not the only person who has done this. By the way, it is estimated that 23–58% of Roman Catholic priests are homosexuals
As a man, I will never understand what it is like to be a woman. Guess what? Heterosexuals will never understand what it is like to be homosexual. Heterosexuals should not pass judgment against homosexuals and discriminate against them, including assuming that they can somehow become heterosexual. The fact of the matter is that homosexuals are different than heterosexuals, who can't relate because they have never had to wear their shoes and will never know why they are the way they are. By the same token, men should not be regulating a woman's body, when they will never know what it is like to be a woman and will never get pregnant, whether or not by "legitimate rape."
"The choice to judge someone as good or bad, right or wrong, starts with judging ourselves." This is a quote from "Second-Hand Shock – Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma” by Ellie Izzo, PhD, LPC and Vicki Carpel Miller, BSN, MS, LMFT. It seems to me that many people in the world and in this Discussion better start judging themselves.
I published an article titled “Judicial Bias in Family Court” in the March/April 2012 edition of the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association’s Newsletter
In other words folks, shaming and discriminating against homosexual people does nothing other than harm both homosexuals and heterosexuals – in other words, it harms all of society. What is Mark Baer’s answer to this problem? STOP SHAMING HOMOSEXUALS.