Christl R. Vonholdt
Every child has a right to a mother and father.
Christl R. Vonholdt
The opposition parties in the German Parliament have recently submitted a proposed amendment to the German Constitution in order to include the criterion “sexual identity”. The following article explains why this should be absolutely opposed.
Christl R. Vonholdt
Gender mainstreaming is a new term which we are encountering more and more frequently. Once discovered, it seems as if the phrase can be found everywhere – on websites, in book titles, on invitations to training seminars and various (secular and church-sponsored) events. Gender mainstreaming is being promoted everywhere. But what does the phrase actually mean and what are the issues behind it?
Certain national and international groups are pushing for the addition of “gender identity” and “gender expression” to anti-discrimination laws. According to activists, gender identity is defined as: “An individual’s self-perception or inner sense of being a man, a male, a woman, a female, both, neither, butch, femme, two-spirit, bigender, or another configuration of gender. Gender identity often matches the gender typically associated with the person’s anatomy but sometimes does not” and gender expression refers to: “Any combination of how someone outwardly presents external characteristics behaviors that are socially defined as masculine or feminine, including dress, mannerisms speech patterns and social interactions.”
Christl R. Vonholdt
Toward an Understanding of Humankind Based on the Biblical Creation Account
David Orgon Coolidge
Who should decide what the law of marriage is? What should the law be? The meaning of marriage is being contested in many ways, at a variety of levels. The issue of “same-sex marriage” is only one of these, and ultimately, others may be just as important. But the question, “Does marriage require a man and a woman?,” is surely of lasting significance.
Christl R. Vonholdt
Statement for the legal committee of the Hessian State Parliament regarding the legislative bill calling for the recognition of registered civil partnerships under Hessian state law. (Printing 16/7331) »
Gay Teens, the Boy Scouts, and A.M.A. Policy
Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.
A major question has hovered unasked over the preceding discussion: How have we as a culture come so close to abandoning the long-held consensus on sexual mores that discourages homosexuality?
Benedict Trost. Interview with Johann Braun
Interview about the “Life Partnership Act” passed by the German parliament.
Jeffrey Burke Satinover, M. D.
Are These the Same as Jung’s Anima and Animuss? Masculine and feminine - these are the essential qualities of the creation that reflect God’s own nature. They exist prior to human masculinity and femininity and thus they determine gender - they are not determined by it, as we are apt to assume. Within all creatures, the relationship between masculine and feminine largely determines the nature and character of that creature. This is most easily seen in creatures (ordained elements of God’s creation) that are themselves composed of two physically single beings - a couple, for example. But it is equally true within an individual, single being - a person.
Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
The following article is a fairly long section from Judith Reisman's research report, "Crafting Bi/Homosexual Youth", in which she studies various aspects of sexualisation in the lives of young people. In particular, she looks at the problems of pederasty and pedophilia. The original report from which the following section has been taken, can be found on Dr. Judith Reisman's website, www.drjudithreisman.org.
Linda Ames Nicolosi. Interview with William Coulson.
The Human Potential Movement set the stage for - among other things - the sexual revolution, the redefinition of the family, values-clarification programs in education, a “therapeutic” movement which transformed many established religions, and the normalization of homosexuality. Coulson eventually repudiated the movement, and the reasons why are described in this interview.
Interview with Robert L. Spitzer, who was at the center of the 1973 American Psychiatric Association‘s (APA) decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual).
Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
The man who has overcome his homosexuality is truly a man who has recaptured his own nature. In fact, a basic assumption of reparative therapy is that every man is, on some deeper level, heterosexual - even if he has been struggling with a homosexual problem.
Robert L. Spitzer, M.D.
„Like most psychiatrists, I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted, but sexual orientation could not be changed. I now believe that‘s untrue - some people can and do change.“
In his new study announced May 9, 2001 at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association Dr. Robert L. Spitzer released the evidence for his conclusions.
Charles W. Socarides, M.D.
A significant portion of society today is of the belief that homosexuality is a normal form of sexual behavior different from, but equal to, that of heterosexuality. This revolutionary change in our sexual morals and customs has been ushered in by a single act of considerable consequence: the removal of homosexuality from the category of aberrancy by the American Psychiatric Association (1973). It is furthermore a fateful consequence of our disregard for established psychoanalytic knowledge of human sexual behavior.
Charles W. Socarides
Restricting one’s approach to homosexuality to genes and genetics with only a brief allusion to the evolutionary development of the brain, as well as the study of the central importance of conscious and unconscious motivations as regards sexual object choice, can seriously mislead one’s understanding of the origins of homosexuality as well as heterosexuality.
Andria L. Sigler-Smalz
Recognizing that there are exceptions to the common psychodynamics, the text briefly describes some of the distinct characteristics of female homosexual relationships.
David Lee Mundy
The definition of sex, taken for granted for so long, has recently become hotly debated. For decades, advocates of change have been like a voice crying in the wilderness. Impatient with the legislative process, they have taken the issue to court and found a sympathetic ear. The debate has begun to steamroll due to the advent of conflicting case law regarding the legal sex of post-operative transsexuals.
At the very heart of the homosexual condition is conflict about gender. In the boy, we usually see a gender wound that traces back to childhood. He comes to see himself as different from other boys.
For as long as she could remember, “Jessica” had hidden her intense crushes on female teachers behind a rough, sarcastic personality. Each day, after elementary school, when she was not playing sports with the boys, she retreated to her room to live in a fantasy world — an imaginary place in which she was a strong, heroic protector who “took care” of her favourite teacher or a little neighbour girl. Now and then she even wrote out her fantasies into dramatic stories, which she hid in a drawer in her bedroom.
Programs to eliminate heterosexism in the British Columbia (B.C., Canada) school system would require educators to teach children that homosexuality and bisexuality are normal, safe and acceptable forms of sexual expression in human relationships equivalent to heterosexuality. This paper will demonstrate that the data supporting homosexuality as an inherent condition are inconclusive, and that data support the concept that homosexuality results from abnormal psychosocial development. Treatment success for those wishing to change their orientation is high with a variety of techniques.
Paul E. Rondeau
Among America’s culture wars, one of today’s most intense controversies rages around the issue alternatively identified, depending on one’s point of view, as “normalizing homosexuality” or “accepting gayness.” The debate is truly a social-ethical-moral conceptual war that transcends both the scientific and legal, though science and law most often are the weapons of choice. The ammunition for these weapons, however, is persuasion.