Twisty over at I Blame the Patriarchy (acerbically well-written and very funny) gives props to Norbizness’s expository response to some Very Important Information from Focus on the Family about homosexuality and how to prevent it in children (presumably extermination is the only option for the adults). You can click through from there to the set of linked sheets on the FoF website.
"Helping Boys Become Men and Girls Become Women" is the overall title—sounds to me like these outcomes would sorta happen anyway, but paranoia can cause us to even doubt that we evolved. Here, for example, is "Is My Child Becoming Homosexual?" (links preserved/tighten your seatbelts):
Before puberty, children aren’t normally heterosexual or homosexual. They’re definitely gender conscious. But young children are not sexual beings yet — unless something sexual in nature has interrupted their developmental phases.
Still, it’s not uncommon
for children to experience gender confusion during the elementary
school years. Dr. Joseph Nicolosi reports, “In one study of 60
effeminate boys ages 4 to 11, 98 percent of them engaged in
cross-dressing, and 83 percent said they wished they had been born a
Evidences of gender confusion or doubt in boys ages 5 to 11 may include:
1. A strong feeling that they are “different” from other boys.
2. A tendency to cry easily, be less athletic, and dislike the roughhousing that other boys enjoy.
3. A persistent preference to play female roles in make-believe play.
4. A strong preference to spend time in the
company of girls and participate in their games and other
5. A susceptibility to be bullied by other boys, who may tease them unmercifully and call them “queer,” “fag” and “gay.”
6. A tendency to walk, talk, dress and even “think” effeminately.
7. A repeatedly stated desire to be — or insistence that he is — a girl.
If your child is experiencing several signs of gender confusion, professional
help is available. It’s best to seek that help before your child reaches puberty.
“By the time the
adolescent hormones kick in during early adolescence, a full-blown
gender identity crisis threatens to overwhelm the teenager,” warns
psychologist Dr. James Dobson. To compound the problem, many of these
teens experience “great waves of guilt accompanied by secret fears of
If your child has already reached puberty, change is difficult, but it’s
not too late.
Well—I’m left a little speechless. I’m wondering, *who* exactly is it that is suffering from "great waves of guilt accompanied by secret fears of divine retribution"?
The best response is from Giblets on Fafblog, presenting expert guidelines on "How to tell how gay your gay son is" (hat tip simonedb commenting at I Hate the Patriarchy).
And here is Tiny Tim—wearing his Budweiser jacket to get a little compensatory testosterone into his life.