Are gays led by demons, some on the religious rightwing think so
Rick Santorum, a man who believes that two men getting married is like a man marrying a dog, is quitting the presidential race. So in honor of the most anti-gay presidential candidate ever, and that includes you Michelle Bachmann, here are a couple of stories that deal with homosexuality.
A Maine Political Action Committee is raising money to oppose what they call, Sodomy Marriage. Yes, their words. See, to radical anti-gay folks, what isn't important is that two people of the same sex love each other, but they are having an icky kind of sex. Indeed, this organization urges people to support a pledge which states, "Oppose the hellish doctrine that parents of the same sex make better parents than parents of the opposite sex, an evil doctrine which is now being advanced by the homosexual rights movement."
Well gays and gay rights supporters do not state that same sex parents are necessary better than opposite sex parents. But studies have shown that gay parents can raise children just as well as non-gay parents.
Another part of this pledge states, "Pray that God will deliver our State and Country from this attack by demonic force." Sigh, those on the far religious rightwing don't just think that gays, or atheists for that matter, are wrong. They believe that gays and atheists are led and directed by this devil or demonic forces. If demons want to harm our world, there are better ways in doing so than ensuring two men or two women who love each other, can marry. What a sad and pathetic group.
A study that will be published by the Journal of Personality and Society has found that "homophobic attitudes are more likely to be more pronounced among those who have experienced unacknowledged attraction towards members of the same-sex."
Co-author Richard Ryan stated in an interview, "In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward. We laugh at or make fun of such blatant hypocrisy, but in a real way, these people may often themselves be victims of repression and experience exaggerated feelings of threat. Homophobia is not a laughing matter."
Lead author Netta Weinstein stated "individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same-sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves." Interesting stuff. By the way, if you support marriage equality and want to contribute to its' goal, please visit the organization Freedom to Marry.