Many religious conservatives like Franklin Graham, the CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and son of Billy Graham, have gone bonkers over the announced presidential candidacy of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Responding to Buttigieg’s discussion regarding his faith, Graham wrote on Facebook, “Mayor Buttigieg says he is a gay Christian,” Graham responded. “But as a Christian I believe what the Bible says. God’s Word defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised, or politicized.”
Graham previously chastised Buttigieg in another response, saying, “In reality, being a Christian isn’t just a title we select or a church membership. It is a faith in God and His Word that transforms our lives to be more like the One we follow—Jesus Christ. Jesus said, ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments’ (John 14:15).”
“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
Just last year after former President Jimmy Carter opined that Jesus would marry same-sex couples, Graham dissented by stating, instead, that Jesus would kill homosexuals.
“Jesus didn’t come to promote sin, He came to save us from sin,” Graham wrote. “The Bible is very clear. God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. God defines sin in His Word—it’s not up to our opinion, the latest poll, or a popular vote.”
Today, we term the ancients’ and indigenous peoples’ explanations of the mysteries of the universe as “mythology” or “superstition,” but Abrahamic monotheism as “truth” and “divinely inspired.”
All religious doctrine actually stems from mythology and conjecture – all beginning with the human invention of God(s).
Many of the more conservative religious denominations demonize free thinkers and critical thinkers because they cannot and will not allow themselves to be herded into the stables of social conformity and convention as readily.
Some have gone as far as to “explain” the reasons or “causes” of our same-sex attractions and the continuum of our gender diverse identities and expressions – and they can be doozies.
An article titled “Symptoms of Ghost Affecting or Possessing a Person” from the Spiritual Science Research Foundation claims that 85% of gay and lesbian people are possessed by ghostly entities.
“The main reason behind the gay orientation of some men is that they are possessed by female ghosts. It is the female ghost in them that is attracted to other men.”
Conversely, lesbianism is the result of women who suffer “the presence of male ghosts in them. The ghost’s consciousness overpowers the person’s normal behavior to produce the homosexual attraction. Spiritual research has shown that the cause for homosexual preferences lie predominantly in the spiritual realm.”
Anal Worm Invasion
Not to be outdone by non-Earthly entities, Dr. Mariam Al-Sohel from Kuwait, in an interview she gave to Scope TV, says her antidote to homosexuality is based on Islamic “prophetic medicine.” She created new suppositories that limit the sexual desires of boys, whom she defines as “the third gender,” and girls, butch lesbians of “the fourth gender.”
Al-Sohel asserts that homosexuality is caused when a child is sexually attacked and raped, and “the sexual urge develops…and persists because there is an anal worm that feeds on semen.”
She claims that her suppositories work by “exterminating the worm that feeds on the semen.” When asked how it functions in lesbians, she said, “The ingredients [for the cure] are the same for both sexes, but I made them into different colors.”
Reaction to Vaccines
The U.S. anti-vaccine group, VacTruth, claims that childhood vaccinations are possible causal factors in a person becoming homosexual and/or transgender. And Italian scientist and journalist Gian Paolo Vanoli said that as a child grows up and tries to “find its own personality,” if he or she has mercury or other substances in their system that linger from vaccinations, “the child becomes gay.”
Former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader in 1998 proclaimed that homosexuality is a disease, saying, “It is [a disease]….You should try to show them a way to deal with that problem, just like alcohol…or sex addiction…or kleptomaniacs.”
Psychoanalyst Dr. Edmund Bergler, in his 1956 book, Homosexuality: Disease or Way of Life? stated in no uncertain terms:
…homosexuality is a neurotic condition…. Specific neurotic defenses and personality traits that are partly or entirely psychopathic are specifically and exclusively characteristic of homosexuals, and…these defenses and traits put the homosexual into a special psychiatric category.
Dr. Irving Bieber, in his 1962 co-authored study, “Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study of Male Homosexuals” concluded that homosexuality is a psychological malady that can be cured or prevented with psychoanalysis. He later claimed in 1973 that “a homosexual is a person whose heterosexual function is crippled, like the legs of a polio victim.”
Psychoanalyst Dr. Frank S. Caprio, in his 1954 book, Female Homosexuality: A Psychodynamic Study of Lesbianism, reported, “Lesbianism is a symptom, and not a disease entity. It is the result of a deep-seated neurosis which involves narcissistic gratifications and sexual immaturity. It also represents a neurotic defense mechanism for feelings of insecurity.”
Psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Socarides, founder of National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in 1992 argued that homosexuality an illness, a neurosis, possibly caused by an over-attachment to the mother. This “illness” could be treated. His gay son, Richard, served as an advisor in the White House to Bill Clinton, 1993-1999.
Uzbek imam Rahmatulloh Saifutdinov, chief imam at the Mirzo Yusuf Mosque in Tashkent, asserted that babies are born homosexual when their mothers have sex with their husbands but fantasize about other men.
Milo Yiannopoulos, gay conservative and former editor of Breitbart News, has labeled trans people as suffering from a “psychiatric disorder,” as “confused,” and as predators, saying “I makes no apologies for protecting women and children from men who are confused about their sexual identity.”
In 1973, American Psychiatric Association, declared that same-sex attractions impose no disorder if the person is comfortable with their sexual orientation.
[H]omosexuality per se implies no impairment in judgment, stability, reliability, or general social or vocational capabilities.
American Psychological Association followed suit in 1975 and urged mental health professionals “to take the lead in removing the stigma of mental illness that has long been associated with homosexual orientations.”