New Research Proves Marriage Traditionalists Are Severely Mentally Ill

by Michael Avramovich

The Garden of Earthly Delights (detail) by Hieronymus Bosch

Saint Paul observed in his first letter to the Corinthian Christians that we are fools for Christ, and that to the world, the message of the Holy Gospel is foolishness. But now a new study by Professor Giacomo Ciocca and a number of other researchers, entitled “Psychoticism, Immature Defense Mechanisms and a Fearful Attachment Style are Associated with a Higher Homophobic Attitude,” published in the September 2015 issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, conclusively shows that those who hold traditional and biblical views about marriage and homosexuality are “psychotic.” Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality, and is typically accompanied by delusions and hallucinations. For those interested in reading the study, it is available here.

The study was based upon a questionnaire of 551 university students in Italy, who were between 18-30 years of age. The researchers sought to control for age, gender, partnership status (single or in a relationship), sexual orientation, political orientation, and religion (Roman Catholic or agnostic were the only two religious categories). The study found that those who oppose homosexual “marriage” are more likely to exhibit symptoms of psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms, and far more likely to show symptoms of neurosis, such as hyper-religiosity, discomfort with close relationships, above-average levels of anger, aggression, hostility, hyper-masculinity, and depression. Wow, I must be quite a mess!

Now this study is not without its flaws.   The study authors defined certain Christian views (such as those held by Christians, or non-Christians steeped in a traditional, Christian culture, such as in Italy, or even those with a worldview similar to a Christian worldview) as “homophobic.” In addition, those who held traditional, religious views were deemed to be psychotic. With those presuppositions, voilà, the researchers found that those who express traditional Christian views are clearly both homophobic and psychotic. Thus, anyone who believes that homosexuality is a sin, and/or that marriage should only be between one man and one woman, is a homophobe. Further, in the questionnaire, to avoid the label of homophobe, a respondent had to agree with the statement that political “organizations which promote gay rights are necessary.” Thus, we clearly see that circular logic is the best logic because it is circular.

The researchers claim that their study is the first and only one of its kind, and is final to this important issue. One of the researchers, Emmanuele A. Jannini, chair of Endocrinology and Medical Sexology at the Tor Vergata University of Rome, said in an interview, available here, that now “we have the final proof” that homophobia is a “disease.” Zachary Siegel recently described this study for his readers, available here, as follows:

These findings arrive at a time of great relevance and could provide us with a working gestalt of those who irrationally fear and are intolerant toward gay people. Consider the recent kerfuffle of Kim Davis and her ilk of cross-bearing presidential hopefuls. Given their intolerance and hostility toward gay people, is there a pathology behind their discrimination masquerading as religious freedom? Can one say, for instance, that Kim Davis . . . is operating on a diseased belief system?

Emphasis added. This past June, in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court opinion nationalizing homosexual “marriage,” he contended that opposition to homosexual behavior, and homosexual and lesbian “marriage,” could only be motivated by bigotry and animus. However, as was clear from the many amicus briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, and further based upon innumerable articles and books that make non-religious arguments in opposition to homosexual behavior and “marriage,” grounded in biology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and yes, even philosophy, concluded that homosexual behavior is aberrant. In a recent article describing the modern face of atheism facing Christians, evangelist John M. Njoroge wrote:

The trademark of this new and continuing brand of atheism is its vitriolic attack on religion. To its advocates, religious beliefs are not only false; they are also dangerous and must be expunged from all corners of society. The pundits of the new atheism are not content to nail discussion theses on the door of religion; they are also busy delivering eviction notices to the allegedly atavistic elements of an otherwise seamlessly progressive atheistic evolution of Homo sapiens.

So now be forewarned: if you dare to dissent from today’s societally-mandated requirement to affirm homosexual “marriage,” as I do, you are no longer merely an irrational bigot deserving of criminalization. Now, as a result of this dispositive new study from Italy, homosexualists and their allies can prove that we are mentally ill as well. Of course, we learned just how accurate psychiatric diagnoses can be from the Rosenhan experiments and the Soviet psychiatric hospitals. See you all in the asylum or at the “re-education through labor” camps, dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

*Originally posted at Touchstone‘s Mere Comments.

From ADF: On the Top 10 Planned Parenthood Deceptions

Visit the Alliance Defending Freedom‘s website to see short videos debunking the claims of Planned Parenthood and their defenders.

The Planned Parenthood Deception

Deception 1: Planned Parenthood provides essential care women can’t get anywhere else

Deception 2: If Planned Parenthood loses funding, other clinics will be overwhelmed with new patients

Deception 3: Defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase abortion

Deception 4: Planned Parenthood wants to reduce abortion

Deception 5: Planned Parenthood cares for poor women in rural and underserved areas

Deception 6: Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortion
(Part 1)

Deception 7: Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortion
(Part 2)

Deception 8: Planned Parenthood is the good-hearted non-profit

Deception 9: Planned Parenthood is relentless in screening for breast and cervical cancer

Deception 10: Planned Parenthood is needed to reduce sexually transmitted infections

Deception 11: Redirecting funds from Planned Parenthood to trustworthy care providers would create a women’s health apocalypse

Also, see this short video by Abby Johnson: So, about that 3%..

Men, Abortion & Hemingway

Harm’s Way
Men, Abortion & Hemingway
by Terrell Clemmons

It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig,” the man said to his girlfriend. The two had been feigning small talk over a cold drink, but at this, the conversation turned noticeably more awkward. “It’s not really an operation at all,” he continued. “I know you wouldn’t mind it.” She looked down at the ground but said nothing. “I’ll go with you and I’ll stay with you all the time,” he persisted.

The scene comes out of an Ernest Hemingway story called “Hills Like White Elephants.” The operation is never named, but a discerning reader can figure out that the girl is pregnant. According to the unnamed man, “It’s the only thing that bothers us. It’s the only thing that’s made us unhappy.” For her part, the “thing” is her child, and she clearly doesn’t want to talk about “it” this way.

Published in 1927, “Hills Like White Elephants” shows that abortion was practiced long before the feminist movement declared it a woman’s “right.” It also shows that abortion was not just a women’s issue. In truth, despite the feminists’ attempts to silence men on the subject, abortion is, and always will be, a matter that concerns men as much as women.

From Salvo 22. Read the rest here…

University of Chicago Free Speech Statement

Salvo has been keeping a close eye on the world of higher education for a while now (*see below), so we had to pass along this notice from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE Launches Campaign in Support of University of Chicago Free Speech Statement

September 28, 2015—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is launching a national campaign asking colleges and universities to adopt the free speech policy statement produced by the Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago earlier this year. In Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post, University of Chicago law professor and interim dean Geoffrey Stone and FIRE’s Will Creeley explained in an op-ed why the Chicago statement is urgently needed on campuses nationwide. Read the rest . . .


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