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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

frontline: assault on gay america | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/assault

This is a PBS Frontline Special, the true case, events and commentaries about a young man viciously murdered - throat cut, brutally beaten with an object, then burned on a stack of tires - for being gay. His murderers took the money they stole from him and went on to party.

There are several sites to click on for information. Additional information, quite educational, to be found by clicking on highlights in texts. We adults need to be as informed as posssible so we can educate our children and counteract the hate messages they will receive out in society. Even if one's religious beliefs frown on homosexuality, hate is not acceptible and is also frowned on. No one should hate.

Sigmund Freud believed that many heterosexuals repressed homosexual tendencies. Tests by Dr. Henry Adams of the University of Georgia revealed that individuals who scored in the homophobic range "demonstrate significant sexual arousal to male homosexual erotic stimuli."

As Gadfly would say, "HOOWEE!" Can you imagine Fred Phelps reaction to that?! If the degree of homophobia is related to the degree of repressed homosexual tendencies, he must be.....!!

This a sad story but an educational one. I reccommend it.

3 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:47:00 PM , Blogger JBlue said...

    I always thought there was something to that homophobia/repressed thing.

     
  • At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:17:00 PM , Blogger Ron Nasty said...

    I think the more Fred Phelps yells about gays the more he's fighting the urge. Maybe you wouldn't be so uptight if you just gave in to it, ol' buddy.

     
  • At Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:44:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Jublu; often what we hate in other people is what we hate in ourselves, turned outward.

    ron nasty, you are quite probably 100% correct. Perhaps siring so many children was one way to deny his inner urges; beating his wife and children so abusively because he had to turn that rage on someone.

    I knew a man very well who was a repressed homosexual. He loved his wife dearly for who she was but hated her for what she was - a woman, and because she wasn't a man. It made rather interesting conflict in the relationship.

     

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