Monday, August 31, 2009

Marriage encourages unified parenting


By nature, every child has a mother and a father. Marriage encourages unified parenting, providing a default establishment of legal paternity for any child born to the bride, and providing children with protection, nurturing, and provision from both a male and a female role model. Every child, barring incarceration or otherwise strict seclusion, will interact with both women and men throughout his life, and this being raised with the inclusive diversity of both a male and female role model is to his benefit.


While there are parents who die, abandon their children, or must have their parental rights restricted or terminated to protect children, in general, marriage encourages stability and cooperation in childrearing and otherwise codifies a child's natural right to her mother and father.


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dr. Edward Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at Harvard confirms that condoms do not prevent AIDS




Dr. EDWARD GREEN affirmed the Pope's teaching in an address this past Tuesday at the 30th Annual Rimini Meeting for Friendship Among the Peoples, sponsored by the Communion and Liberation lay movement.

"As a scientist [I] was amazed to see the closeness between what the Pope said last March in Cameroon and the results of the most recent scientific discoveries," said Dr. Green. "The condom does not prevent AIDS. Only responsible sexual behavior can address the pandemic."

"When Benedict XVI said that different sexual behavior should be adopted in Africa, because to put trust in condoms does not serve to fight against AIDS," he continued, "the international press was scandalized."


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Passion of the Christ star, Jim Caviezel says that abortion has nothing to do with helping women


JIM CAVIEZEL, the actor who took the film world by surprise with his moving depiction of Christ in the movie, "The Passion of the Christ," said this week that abortion has nothing to do with helping women and that he is willing to risk his career to say so.

Caviezel gave an interview with the US magazine Catholic Digest, in which he spoke about the challenge he received from a colleague to adopt a disabled child as a demonstration of his well-publicized pro-life stand.

Reflecting on the 51.5 million surgical abortions to date in the US since Roe v. Wade, Caviezel said...


"Look, I am for helping women. I just don't see abortion as helping women. And I don't love my career that much to say, 'I'm going to remain silent on this'. I'm defending every single baby who has never been born. And every voice that would have been unique like Johnny Mathis's. How do we know that we didn't kill the very child who could have created a particular type of medicine that saves other lives?"



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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Is it up to marriage supporters to prove that same sex marriage will harm society?


...In most places, it isn't up to us to demonstrate that there will be harm. The burden of convincing falls on the people asking for change. The federal government and all but a handful of states recognize marriage as uniting the sexes, so in those cases, it is those who want to neuter marriage who must demonstrate why doing so would be of overall net benefit to society. While a marriage license may solve practical challenges for a brideless or groomless couple, those issues can be addressed without neutering state marriage licensing.

The universal understanding of marriage has been that it unites a bride and a groom. Only recently, in a few places, has there been deviation from this concept.



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Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Queensland abortion supporter fails in her bid to decriminalise abortion



Dr Carole Ford says she is disappointed a petition demanding abortion law reform, has not been tabled in State Parliament. Dr Ford wants to change the law so that abortions are not included in Queensland's Criminal Code.


Only 800 signatures have been gathered in support of her radical views so far. It is unknown if Carole Ford is an abortionist her self or just supports the killing of unborn children.


The petition was deemed ineligible for tabling because of an abortion case that is due to be heard in the courts next month where a woman and her partner are to face court charged with smuggling the drug RU486 in from overseas to kill their unborn child.




http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/08/18/2659294.htm

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sex change verses a sexual orientation change



A man goes to a psychologist with a problem. "Doctor," he says, "I'm suffering terribly. I feel like a woman trapped inside the body of a man. I want to become a woman."


The psychologist responds: "No problem. We can discuss this idea for a couple of years, and if you're still sure you want to be a woman, we can have a surgeon remove your penis, give you hormones for breast enlargement and make other changes to your body. Problem solved."


Gratified, the first patient leaves, followed by a second. "Doctor," he says, "I feel terrible. I'm a man but I feel attracted to other men. I want to change my sexual preference. I want to become heterosexual." The psychologist responds: "Oh no, absolutely not! That would be unethical. Sexual orientation is an immutable characteristic!"


The irony of this little tale is that, while reading like a joke, it is in reality an accurate description of the mental health professions today. While dismissing and condemning reparative therapy for homosexual orientation, the majority of psychiatrists and psychologists in Anglophone North America have embraced the concept of "sex change," a procedure that does nothing more than mutilate the patient to appease his confused mind.


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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Children for sale


RECENT ads targeting women college students in America have offered them free holidays in India in exchange for parting with their eggs during their visit, with Indian women teamed to become paid surrogates and return the product – the student’s child – to those who commissioned it.


There is a general judgement that the sale of human eggs, sperm or embryos is contrary to human dignity. Whatever the child-friendly goals of the practice, it evokes distant echoes of the sale of human beings in slavery.


One of the wrongs involved in the historic slave-trade, apart from the condition of slavery itself, was that tens of millions of inhabitants of West and Central Africa were taken to the Americas, and so deprived of their genetic and cultural inheritance. The “Stolen Generation” of aboriginal children in Australia who were placed with European families, is another example of people being deprived of their genetic and cultural inheritance.


Owning and selling slaves is considered offensive – should selling babies be OK?




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Monday, August 10, 2009

Same-sex marriage will increase sexual confusion and sexual experimentation by young people



Same-sex marriage will increase sexual confusion and sexual experimentation by young people. The implicit and explicit message of same-sex marriage is that all choices are equally acceptable and desirable. So, even children from traditional homes—influenced by the all-sexual-options-are-equal message—will grow up thinking it doesn’t matter whom one relates to sexually or marries. Holding such a belief will lead some—if not many—impressionable young people to consider sexual and marital arrangements they never would have contemplated previously. And children from homosexual families, who are already more likely to experiment sexually, would do so to an even greater extent, because not only was non-traditional sexuality role-modeled by their parents, it was also approved by their society.



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Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Research finds that condom use is associated with depression and suicidal tendencies



PROFESSOR Stuart Brody of the University of the West of Scotland has found that condom use during intercourse is associated with "psychological immaturity and predisposition to poorer mental health," including depression and suicidal tendencies.


In the study, titled, "Condom Use for Penile-Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Immature Psychological Defense Mechanisms," heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than sex with condoms.


Brody wrote, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health." His findings suggest that condom use negates the mental health benefits of what he called "evolutionarily relevant sex." He theorized that there is a direct biochemical response in natural heterosexual relations that is blocked by condoms.



From a philosophical perspective, the use of condoms attempts to separate sex from its intended purpose. The use of condoms also prevents the couple from giving themselves totally to each other as a gift of self.


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Sunday, August 2, 2009

THE head of the Australian Medical Association Dr Andrew Pesc has said single women and gay couples should not have access to IVF


"Fertility treatment is there to treat diseases that cause infertility, it shouldn't be there as a lifestyle choice. For example, single women (who choose IVF) don't have a disease, they just don't have a partner. Same-sex couples, they don't have disease but they are using an option that gets around the natural order of things," Dr Pesce said.


If we do allow single women and gay couples to manufacture children, then we are condemning the children to a fatherless existence. Current research indicates that children do best in society when raised by their own biological mother and father.

Dr Pesce later contacted the Sunday Herald Sun and said his comments were "clumsy" and a mistake. Gay and Lesbian Lobby Group convenor Emily Gray called for Dr Pesce to resign immediately. I guess Dr Pesce fears that he might lose his job if he doesn't go along with the whole "gay is ok" agenda.

Ms Gray went on to say...

"He shouldn't be holding a position of responsibility if he's going to discriminate against (same-sex couples') entitlement to the same medical treatment as everyone else."


Not all discrimination is bad Ms Gray. We discriminate against paedophiles from being in contact with children. What about the fact that a child from a same sex couple relationship will be either fatherless of motherless? Isn't that a form of discrimination?


http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25867920-661,00.html