“Civilization is in a sense a matter of feeling shame in the appropriate places.” – Charles Taylor

When thinking about or discussing homosexuality remember that: “…probabilities and plausible arguments involve no knowledge concerning truth, but trial and disputation and wrangling conflict and contentiousness and everything of that sort.” [i]

Homosexuality ̶ The Gay Lifestyle; Being Gay; Gayness; Queer; Lesbianism, LGBTQ and other similar or derivative descriptives no matter their provenance are, like schizophrenia or pedophilia, psychiatrically treatable mental disorders, which begs these questions:

  • “Why do those suffering from mental disorders avoid treatment?”
  • “Why do those suffering from mental disorders wish to mainstream and legitimize their own behavioral illness?
  • “Why does an otherwise rational community cave to the wishes of those suffering from mental disorders and consent to mainstreaming them; normalizing such abnormal behavior?
  • “Why not mainstream and legitimize other mental disorders as well, like schizophrenia or pedophilia?

Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are, quite historically (and morally), wrong about homosexual activity, which is flatly forbidden in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Holy Qur’an. Normalizing, mainstreaming, or medicalizing[ii] such mental disorders and behavior has become pestilential in the post-modern west and makes no more sense than normalizing schizophrenia or pedophilia.

Schizophrenia: “A worldwide prevalence of nearly 1% makes schizophrenia one of the most widespread disorders known, and its impact on affected individuals, family members, and society as a whole would be difficult to overstate. Primarily characterized as a disorder of disrupted cognitive and emotional processing, the disease strikes at those characteristics that make us human. It’s usual onset in early adulthood tends to derail social relationships and interrupt educational or career plans. Coupled with the chronic nature of the cognitive and emotional debilitation, affected individuals most often experience lifelong occupational disability and disrupted social relationships. In the United States alone, the cost of disease regarding treatment expense and lost productivity was estimated at more than $30 billion in 1990. As a further measurement of the impact of the disease, most estimates indicate that as many as a third of homeless Americans have schizophrenia.”[iii]

Gender Dysphoria (Homosexuality): This disorder is more widespread than schizophrenia. “Based on the 2013 NHIS data, 96.6% of adults identified as straight, 1.6% identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% identified as bisexual. The remaining 1.1% of adults identified as ‘‘something else,’’ stated ‘‘I don’t know the answer,’’ or refused to provide an answer. Significant differences were found in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access among U.S. adults aged 18–64 who identified as straight, gay or lesbian, or bisexual.”[iv]

Gender Dysphoria is more prevalent than Schizophrenia, yet there is a rush to normalize, mainstream, and medicalize it than any might consider for Schizophrenia or pedophilia, which is non-sequitur.

And why, pray tell, does anyone pay attention to lawyers and their arguments? Why are lawyers trusted at all? After all, and again their “…probabilities and plausible arguments involve no knowledge concerning truth, but trial and disputation and wrangling conflict and contentiousness and everything of that sort.” [v] And yes, this is how we have arrived at the mainstreaming of behavioral disorders like Gender Dysphoria, through specious argument and vexatious molding of American youth by the American Academy abetted by the U.S. Department of Education and the mainstream media, a most shameful and unforgivable trespass. Too, this mainstreaming has needlessly, and dangerously, degraded our military.

This latter is a problem that demands immediate address because such mental disorders and behavioral neglect are prejudicial to the good order and discipline within our armed forces.[vi] Homosexuals bring disorder because they are disordered. Integrating homosexuals into military service by President Obama and his political party was wrong, wrong-headed, and dangerously careless.

This will remain a contentious issue for many, which also suggests unforeseen dangers for society as a whole and the west and the United States of America in particular.


[i] Philo, Volume I, Book III, edited by G. P. Gould, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 226), Page 459, year 1991.

[ii] “Mainstream medicine objectifies the body and its processes, and what I called medicalization extends this objectification to vice.” ― from A Secular Age, Copyright © 2007 by Charles Taylor, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 2007, Page 507.

[iii] http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)62528-7/fulltext

[iv] https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

[v] Philo, Volume I, Book III, edited by G. P. Gould, The Loeb Classical Library (LCL 226), Page 459, year 1991.

[vi] UCMJ: § 934. Art. 134. General article Though not specifically mentioned in this chapter, all disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital, of which persons subject to this chapter may be guilty, shall be taken cognizance of by a general, special, or summary court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and shall be punished at the discretion of that court.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 76.)

 

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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