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Monday, August 23, 2010
WND's Even-More-Anti-Gay-Than-Usual Week Rolls On
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily used its weekend commentary page to issue even more anti-gay attacks (not counting its war with Ann Coulter for her refusal to hate gays as much as WND does).

First is a column by the American Family Association's notoriously anti-gay Bryan Fischer, who claims that Coulter and Glenn Beck "have forfeited the right to consider themselves any longer culture warriors" because they don't hate gays as much as he does. Fischer calls Coulter's criticism of WND a "Benedict Arnold impersonation," sneering, "You are taking money from people who want to destroy the U.S. military and destroy the institution of marriage. Good luck getting us to believe that's a good thing." Fischer concludes by expressing hope that Beck and Coulter "will come to their senses in time to return to their posts on the wall instead of giving aid and comfort to the enemy."

This was joined by a column by Sharon Kass lamenting "the refusal of even fellow conservatives to make effective use of ex-gay information." Kass engages in a substantial bit of armchair psychology of homosexuality and its cure:

Concerning the nature, causes, prevention and healing of homosexuality and transgenderism, the basic facts are these: These conditions indicate deep-seated gender self-alienation. This is generally caused by faulty bonding and identification with the same-sex parent figure, starting at age 2 or before. Homosexual feelings are the mind's automatic attempt to heal the same-sex emotional breach. Transgender feelings result from automatic identification with an opposite-sex figure filling the emotional vacuum left by the same-sex figure. Healing is achieved psychodynamically, by getting in touch with buried feelings of shame, anxiety, depression and rage; releasing those feelings deeply; forming healthy, platonic same-sex bonds; and learning to appreciate one's natural gender without caricaturing it.

Um, sure...


Posted by Terry K. at 12:23 AM EDT

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