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The Campus Crusade for Comfort

David3036 Wrote: 3 hours ago (12:55 AM)
I can really appreciate the points Mike is making here, and his suggestions are good ones. But he should not have introduced the column with such ridiculous statistics: "Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70 percent of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus." Well, duh. "college-age women" does not mean they're in college. We would expect those in college to be a little more educated about birth control. It would be more revealing if he could tell us how many are actual college students, not just of college age. There are 4,500 college campuses in the country, and they're located in population centers, not somewhere out in the desert. Nearly EVERYTHING happens within five miles of a college campus. That doesn't tell us anything about college women and abortion.
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It's Better Now

David3036 Wrote: 3 hours ago (12:32 AM)
I heard Joel Osteen in a CNN interview say that we seem to be approaching the end times because the prophecies are coming true -- there are wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, pestilence, etc. My question is WHEN in all of human history have there NOT been wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes and pestilence? NEVER!
Soceress, I posted this information elsewhere, but let me repeat it for your edification. The APA did not cave to a "vocal group" demanding change. In fact, they had to be convinced. It’s true that gay activists lobbied for the removal of homosexuality from the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." Key players included Barbara Gittings, founder of the New York Chapter of the lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis, and Frank Kameny, who in 1971 was the first openly gay man to run for Congress. But the APA didn’t simply cave in to pressure. They awaited the results of a study by Dr. Evelyn Hooker on a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Hooker administered standard psychological tests to two groups, one comprising homosexuals and the other heterosexuals. She found no differences in the mental fitness of the two groups. That's when the APA made the change in its diagnostic manual.
The American Psychiatric Association has 36,000 members. Like every other professional organization of that size, it is a microcosm of American society. It is not "stuffed with progressives" but is a cross-section of our citizenry, no more progressive or conservative than the Rotary Club. When you accuse such organizations of making their decisions based on politics rather thab their professional expertise, you are just talking to hear your head rattle -- you don't have a shred of information to back up what you're saying.
The APA did not cave that easily to yield to "political correctness." It’s true that gay activists lobbied for the removal of homosexuality from the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders." Key players included Barbara Gittings, founder of the New York Chapter of the lesbian organization Daughters of Bilitis, and Frank Kameny, who in 1971 was the first openly gay man to run for Congress. But the APA didn’t simply yield to pressure. They awaited the results of a study by Dr. Evelyn Hooker on a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Hooker administered standard psychological tests to two groups, one comprising homosexuals and the other heterosexuals. She found no differences in the mental fitness of the two groups. That's when the APA made the change in its diagnostic manual.
Joseph, it's nice to know you are smarter than every single medical and psychological expert who disagrees with you. They are members of every single mainstream medical and psychological organization that has told us the exact opposite of your statement about "preference" -- not to mention every gay person who can tell you he or she never had a choice about their attractions. I didn't choose to be straight and neither did you. We were just born that way. And every gay person in the world was also born the way they are.
Predictable response, Mud. You never have anything positive to say to defend your position, so you just throw out insults.
Why does anyone give Matt Barber the time of day? Why do people still believe the BS that he’s a Christian who just loves everyone? Some people in this forum think I’m trying to discredit him just because he’s a Christian. No way! Most Christians are wonderful people. My children and grandchildren are Christians, as well as most of my extended family. \No, I just want to call attention to Barber’s hypocrisy, because he claims to be a loving Christian and doesn’t even recognize how hateful he really is. They think I vilify Barber because he tells “the truth,” but in fact it’s his LIES that I challenge. It’s those same lies that have made him a special target of the Human Rights Campaign. This is man who has boasted about his role in persuading Russian lawmakers to do what he can’t get American lawmakers to do – pass harsh anti-gay legislation with severe penalties. This is a man who claims that gay couples “purchase kids” and treat them like pets. This is a man who has said that the disproportionately high rate of suicide among gay youth was because “kids who are engaging in homosexual behavior often look inward and know that what they are doing is unnatural, is wrong, is immoral, and so they become depressed and the instances of suicide can rise.” I’ve got news for him – those gay kids are suicidal because they’re told every day by groups like his Liberty Counsel, and every Sunday from the pulpits, that they’re worthless sinners. They suffer in silence until they finally give up on life, and then guys like Barber tell us it was their own fault.
And, by the way, we already KNOW you don't care!
Kneejerk reactions don't make your case, Mud. We can always depend on you to call people idiots, or treasonous, or something even worse, just because you don;t agree with their politics. You never really offer a rebuttal -- just name-calling. You realize, don't you, that people see through you -- that you haven't given them one shred of anything to think about?
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