NOM’s Recommended Reading: Gay People Molest Their Own Children
December 08, 2011 2:49 pm ET by Carlos Maza
In a December 7 blog entry, the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Ruth Institute encouraged its supporters to read a book written by Liberty Counsel’s Mathew Staver titled “Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk.”
Staver is notorious for making inflammatory comments about LGBT people while at Liberty Counsel. He’s asserted that the gay agenda tries to force kids into homosexuality, warned that gay rights threaten the survival of “western civilization,” claimed that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” keeps “moral perverts” out of the military, etc.
It’s no surprise, then, that Staver’s book is riddled with anti-gay propaganda – including the promotion of “ex-gay” therapy and the “gays are pedophiles” myth. Here are just a few examples of the “real answers to central questions” in Staver’s book:
Gay parents molest their own children:
Another study found a significant increase in the risk of incest among children raised by homosexual parents. “A disproportionate percentage – 29 percent of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of the adult children of heterosexual parents having reported sexual relations with their parents... Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50.” [Page 46]
Legalizing same-sex marriage leads to pedophilia:
Once the same-sex marriage barrier is broken, a wide range of sexual paraphilia rights are sure to follow, including, but not limited to, pedophilia (sex with children). [Page 53]
Gay groups are “aggressively targeting children and youth”:
The same-sex marriage movement is dangerous to the best interests and well-being of our children and grandchildren. Homosexual advocacy groups are aggressively targeting children and youth. If same-sex marriage were legalized, more children would be caught in the crosshairs of what amounts to a sexualized political revolution. [Page 47]
Children of gay parents are more likely to die, be abused:
Children raised in single-sex households experience an increase in infant mortality by about 50 percent. Even adjusting for race, age, education, and poverty, infant mortality among singe-sex [sic] parents is significantly increased. This is evidenced by many factors and is confirmed by a high infant mortality rate in counties such as Sweden, where there is a nationalized health care system that provides strong support for single parents. Children raised in single-sex households commit more crime and have higher delinquency rates. Living in a home with a nonbiological parent “has turned out to be the most powerful predictor of severe child abuse yet.” [Page 47]
Children of gay parents are more likely to be promiscuous:
Children of homosexual parents also show increased promiscuity generally and are therefore at greater risk for teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS. [Page, 45]
Same-sex marriage makes it harder to cure gay people of their homosexuality:
The testimonies posted on the Exodus International Web site have a consistent theme. These individuals who sought homosexual relationships in order to satisfy inner needs felt pain, emptiness, and often a feeling of worthlessness. Through various circumstances, the testimonies unanimously show how each one had their needs met by Jesus Christ. Perhaps a friend called and invited them to church, or longtime friends walked with them in the valley of their homosexual struggles. Wrapping these individuals in the web of a legally binding same-sex marriage, topped off with property disputes and custody considerations, means they would encounter a more difficult time freeing themselves from a destructive lifestyle. [Page 24]
Gay men “throw tantrums,” are “selfish,” and “seek revenge”:
As with any adolescent, they have an urge to rebel, to throw tantrums, to be selfish, and to seek revenge. They need self-esteem, desire approval, and congregate in cliques. And when you cross their path at the wrong time, when you challenge their actions, or more particularly their essence, be careful because you will experience their rage. [Page 55]
Same-sex marriage “will surely destabilize society”:
The same-sex marriage movement is radical at its very core and will surely destabilize society. While the cameras are rolling and the journalists are writing, the face of the same-sex marriage movement may present itself as tolerant, even mainstream, but the agenda is intolerant and radical. If the camel’s nose ever gets underneath the tent, the tent is history. [Page 55]
NOM’s book recommendation was posted by Ruth Institute blogger Betsy – the same blogger who, over the past few weeks, has twice attempted to link homosexuality to the Penn State child molestation scandal and who has promoted a column smearing gay couples as promiscuous, violent, and unstable.
She’s also the same blogger who was forced to apologize for her colleague’s “over the line” “sarcasm” after he wrote a number of extreme anti-gay blog posts in November.
If Betsy wants to save NOM the embarrassment of having to issue yet another apology for one of its bloggers, she should probably keep her anti-gay book recommendations to herself.
Special thanks to Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch for providing background information for this post.