“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Christian Thoughts - Premiere Issue: Alfie's Home

Honestly, this has got be the most atrocious thing I have ever seen in my entire life.  We start today's new series, "My Christian Thoughts", with a book titled, "Alfie's Home".

It's a Sunday and most people are at church.  I know, I know.

Ironically enough, I used to be a frequent church-goer as a child - and way into my teenage years.  Taught Sunday School, led hymns even gave one sermon.  I wore a suit and tie often, carried around my Bible and even spread the Word of God to fellow school mates in and out of school.  What happened, you ask?  Nothing happened, I just realized the truth.  God created me as I am, and he loves me as I am.  He made me who he wanted to be.  I've said this many times before, I didn't wake up one day when I was four years old and say, "I think I want to be Gay today".

It's people like the author of this book that terrify me.  And I'm sorry to say this, but most Christians & Republicans believe in this manner.  No, I'm not sorry - most Christians & Republicans DO believe this way.

Earlier this month, PFOX (Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays) and the Family Research Council submitted a brief  that states that gays and lesbians shouldn't be a "protected class" under the law because homosexuality is something that can be changed or corrected.  So to show evidence, they provided this children's book.  I about threw up.

Alfie’s Home was published in 1993 by Cohen’s International Healing Foundation. [Image Excerpt Source]

The book starts with a picture of the protagonist on a boat with his dad.
But it goes bad fast, going right for the right-wing myth that homosexuality is caused by childhood sexual abuse…
…and by insufficiently attentive parents:
Eventually, Alfie seeks help and takes part in the “touch therapy” advocated by Cohen…
…which leads him to “realize that I’m not gay” and start dating a woman:
Oh and by the way, I was raised by two loving parents who were both excellent teachers and the most amazing people in the world. They taught me to cook, clean, change the oil, work on farm, write, read and most importantly love. And while some gay boys are molested as children and teenagers, most are not.  So to hell with this author - along with the images and story he's trying to convey.


Jessie Mackey via Facebook said...

Peter I read this and my heart broke in my chest, how could someone who loves the Lord say such horrible things? There was no molestation in my home and we loved our children with all our hearts and I always raised them to be who they are who God made them to be. I am so proud of each and every one of my 4 children and so blessed that not one ever disappointed me in any way. They grew up to be the very thing I prayed for before they were ever born....I asked God to make them kind, with a good heart and yes a little vanity request, that they have pretty eyes. He answered that prayer, so I am content. They never got in trouble with the law or drugs and brought only honor to us as parents. Shame on you out there who have put yourselves up as judges and all knowing to even have the nerve to criticize the all mighty God's handiwork when he made these gentle intelligent, talented, and loving human beings. I had never been around a gay person and when I started meeting my son's friends after he came out I can honestly say I had never met nicer, kinder and more pleasing young men in my life. I am proud to call them all my friends. Of course there are exceptions in the Gay community just as there are terrible evil straight people but we don't judge the entire straight population by the criminal, molesters, murderers, thieves, corrupt ones....

Blade aka Peter said...

I really appreciate the comment you just made Jessie. I am blessed in life to have met such an amazing woman who will always be a part of my life Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Jessie Mackey via Facebook said...

I love you very much Peter always have always will.

Ryan said...

I originally refused to respond to this idiot so as to not give him any more attention regarding his ignorant theories. I've seem him before claiming that he is real life proof that through therapy you can change from gay to straight like it's a mental disorder. If he wants to believe that, then let him, but to try and force other people to believe his lies is just plain wrong. Now that he's doing this directly at children just crosses a line. This book could cause kids to hate other children who are perceived to be gay as well as cause other kids to kill themselves through shame, fear and judgement. Thank God we have other ways of communicating to kids that it is ok to be gay. The internet might have its' dark side, but I would argue that its' ability to provide free information and communication has saved many lives and changed many minds when it comes to the word gay.

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