Friday, December 5, 2008

Gays `suffer abuse' Schools targeted



New research shows that students who suffer from same sex attraction are being bullied at school.


Nirimba TAFE welfare students Ms Bryant, 46, and Miss Afful, 20 , decided to research students who have a same sex attraction and highlight their type of negative experiences. The researchers focussed on students in schools for their project.


Ms Bryant said repeated bullying at school had disrupted the education of students who suffer from same sex attraction.


One boy left school aged 15 because he was being bashed up every day and the school was doing nothing about it. Forty-six per cent have been verbally abused and 13 per cent, physically abused.


People need to be educated about students with same sex attraction, starting with the school syllabus explaining that homosexuality is a sexual disorder that can be cured or at the very minimum controlled through abstinence education.


Ms Bryant said youth liaison officers should visit schools. This should be part of kids' learning, it shouldn't just be left to the principal. Some parents of children who suffer from the disorder need to be educated as well.


The Church says that “People suffering from a same sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. (CCC 2358)


Help is available for people who suffer from same sex attraction at Courage Apostolate


``Same-sex-attracted youth are seven times more likely to commit suicide,'' Miss Afful said.

Other research indicates that homosexuals of both sexes remain fourteen times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexuals and 3½ times more likely to commit suicide successfully. Thirty years ago, this propensity toward suicide was attributed to social rejection, but the numbers have remained largely stable since then despite far greater public acceptance than existed in 1973.


Don't be fooled by the use of the word homophobic. The term homophobic refers to fear of homosexuality. This term often is used by homosexual activists to end rational discussion of the issue by accusing their opponents of having an irrational fear. This is unjust. One can disagree with and be critical of a behavior without having a fear of it. When the charge of "homophobia" is made, it signifies that those making the accusation do not have reasoned responses to their critics, so they switch to portraying their critics as irrational rather than responding to their arguments.

6 comments:

Liberty Belle said...

I love this blog! Kudos to you for standing up for what you believe in.

Psychologist and gay activist George Weinberg coined the term homophobia in his 1972 book Society and the Healthy Homosexual, published one year before the American Psychiatric Association voted to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. Weinberg’s term became an important tool for gay and lesbian activists, advocates, and their allies. He was the first to describe the concept as an actual medical phobia, or irrational fear....which it's not, at least not in the way it's now being used.

I got this information from Beetle Blogger over at Kingfisher Column:

http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/12/03/ho%E2%8B%85mo%E2%8B%85phobe-n/

Heather said...

I LOVE your last paragraph, defining "homophobic" and not only explaining the definition, but how the homosexual activists use it as the ending to a discussion that is not in their favor. You hit the nail on the head with that one.

Thank you for your continued efforts!

Heather
http://makemyvotecount.blogspot.com

Frank said...

One boy left school aged 15 because he was being bashed up every day and the school was doing nothing about it. Forty-six per cent have been verbally abused and 13 per cent, physically abused.


People need to be educated about students with same sex attraction, starting with the school syllabus explaining that homosexuality is a sexual disorder that can be cured or at the very minimum controlled through abstinence education.

So tell me how abstinence education helps a boy who gets beat up several times a week for the way that he looks?

Really, all that your attitude does is assure that boy will hate religion and religious people if he lives to adulthood.

Secular Heretic said...

Frank..
People need to be educated about same sex attraction so that they don't get bullied or bashed. If people understood that same sex attraction is a disorder, this can help others to understand and appreciated the problems they may experience.

Learning about abstinence will not stop you from getting bashed but it will help you to live a good moral life in keeping with human nature.

Frank said...

If a kid, gay or straight, is getting bullied through no fault of his own, he isn't the problem. He needs to be taught that he isn't the problem and that he has every right to be angry and to fight back and to defend his dignity and worth as a human being. Any parent who blames him isn't worth her salt. Any teacher that blames him ought to be fired.

All kids should be abstinent until they can take care of themselves and handle the consequences of their actions. Telling gay kids "No sex until marriage, but you can't get married" is and thoughtless.

Secular Heretic said...

Blaming a person because they experience same sex attraction does not help anyone. Bullying a person because they experience a same sex attraction is unacceptable. As it says in the Catechism of the Catholic Church which is part of my article.“People suffering from a same sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.

Homosexual acts are damaging to a persons health and does not free them from same sex attraction but rather encourages it. Because of this people should either marry a person of the opposite sex or remain celibate.