Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Stand Firm Against Corruption

C-Span occasionally broadcasts "Student-cam" videos via it's T.V. station. They give awards for the good ones that they deem as important. This morning, I watched a "third place" winner that was about the same-sex "marriage" issue. To the student's credit, they did include interviewed segments from both students and adults who were able to state their objections based on moral, religious and biblical reasons. However, as expected, the liberal view "won out" at the end of the video.

No surprise!

These students have obviously been through the public school's "desensitization," "jamming," and "conversion" propaganda which is masterfully detailed and explained in David Kupelian's first chapter of "The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.

Chapter One excerpts:



Rondeau explains Kirk and Madsen's techniques of "desensitization," "jamming," and "conversion" this way:

"Desensitization is described as inundating the public in a "continuous flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive fashion possible. If straights can't shut off the shower, they may at least eventually get used to being wet." But, the activists did not mean advertising in the usual marketing context but, rather, quite a different approach: "The main thing is to talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome." They add, "[S]eek desensitization and nothing more. … If you can get [straights] to think [homosexuality] is just another thing – meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders – then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won."

This planned hegemony is a variant of the type that Michael Warren describes in "Seeing Through the Media" where it "is not raw overt coercion; it is one group's covert orchestration of compliance by another group through structuring the consciousness of the second group."

"Structuring the consciousness" of others? If that phraseology is uncomfortably reminiscent of various mind control and brainwashing tales you might have heard over the years, don’t be surprised. Manipulating the emotions and thereby restructuring the thoughts and beliefs of large numbers of people is what modern marketing is all about.

"Jamming," explains Rondeau, "is psychological terrorism meant to silence expression of or even support for dissenting opinion." Radio counselor and psychologist Dr. Laura Schlessinger experienced big-time jamming during the run-up to her planned television show. Outraged over a single comment critical of homosexuals she had made on her radio program, activists launched a massive intimidation campaign against the television program's advertisers. As a result, the new show was stillborn.

But perhaps the highest-profile example of jamming occurred after the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming freshman Matthew Shepard. Lured from a bar, robbed and savagely beaten by two men, Shepard died five days later of head injuries. In the frenzied, saturation media coverage that followed, the press and homosexual activists singled out conservative Christians as having created a "climate of anti-gay hate" in which such a brutal act could happen.

NBC's Today show took the lead, focusing on a Christian ad campaign running at the time that offered to help homosexuals change their orientation. Reporter David Gregory narrated: "The ads were controversial for portraying gays and lesbians as sinners who had made poor choices, despite the growing belief that homosexuality may be genetic. … Have the ads fostered a climate of anti-gay hate that leads to incidents like the killing of Matthew Shepard? Gay rights activists say the ads convey a message that gay people are defective."

And in a now-infamous interview, Today's Katie Couric asked Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer: "Some gay rights activists have said that some conservative political organizations like the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family are contributing to this anti-homosexual atmosphere by having an ad campaign saying if you are a homosexual you can change your orientation. That prompts people to say, 'If I meet someone who's homosexual, I'm going to take action to try to convince them or try to harm them.' Do you believe that such groups are contributing to this climate?"

Consciously or not, the media were following Kirk and Madsen's playbook to the letter, discrediting anyone who disagreed with the homosexual agenda by associating them with lowlife murderers. In reality, none of the Christian groups smeared by NBC had ever condoned mistreatment of homosexuals – in fact, they had explicitly condemned it.

As if to add even more shame to the whole-hog jamming of Christians after the Shepard murder, in 2004 a comprehensive new investigation by ABC News 20/20 concluded that homosexuality very likely wasn't a factor in Shepard's murder, but rather Shepard had been targeted for his money.

So much for desensitization and jamming. But what about "conversion"? Here, Kirk and Madsen announce defiantly:

"We mean conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media. We mean "subverting" the mechanism of prejudice to our own ends – using the very processes that made America hate us to turn their hatred into warm regard – whether they like it or not."

Transforming another person’s hatred into love ("warm regard") is the object of classic brainwashing. As Kirk and Madsen explain:

"In Conversion, we mimic the natural process of stereotype-learning, with the following effect: we take the bigot's good feelings about all-right guys, and attach them to the label "gay," either weakening or, eventually, replacing his bad feelings toward the label and the prior stereotype. … Whereas in Jamming the target is shown a bigot being rejected by his crowd for his prejudice against gays, in Conversion the target is shown his crowd actually associating with gays in good fellowship. Once again, it's very difficult for the average person, who, by nature and training, almost invariably feels what he sees his fellows feeling, not to respond in this knee-jerk fashion to a sufficiently calculated advertisement."

We're talking about some serious messing around with Americans' minds here. Do the homosexual activists thus engaged really know they're deceiving the public, or are they convinced they're just telling the truth?

"It makes no difference that the ads are lies," write Kirk and Madsen, "not to us, because we're using them to ethically good effect, to counter negative stereotypes that are every bit as much lies, and far more wicked ones."


See that? Kirk and Madsen brazenly admit that "it makes no difference that the ads are lies."

But it gets even worse!



The flip side of this "celebrity endorsement" tactic consists of associating all detractors of the radical homosexual agenda with negative images of universally despised tyrants and lowlifes. "After the Ball" lists some of the negative images with which opponents should be associated – including "Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered or castrated," "hysterical backwoods preachers, drooling with hate," "menacing punks, thugs and convicts who speak coolly about the 'fags' they have bashed," and a "tour of Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed."

Indeed, says Rondeau, "perhaps the most menacing focus of the campaign is the special treatment reserved for the religious dissenters. The strategy is to 'jam homohatred by linking it to Nazi horror.'"

Kirk and Madsen explain the leverage gained by this nasty technique:

"Most contemporary hate groups on the Religious Right will bitterly resent the implied connection between homohatred and Nazi fascism. But since they can't defend the latter, they'll end up having to distance themselves by insisting that they would never go to such extremes. Such declarations of civility toward gays, of course, set our worst detractors on the slippery slope toward recognition of fundamental gay rights."

Homosexual activists love to compare their opponents with Adolf Hitler and Nazis, apparently undaunted by the fact that, according to William L. Shirer's twelve-hundred-page "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," widely regarded as the definitive book on Nazi Germany, "many of the early Nazis" were homosexuals.

But this is not about truth. It's about manipulation. In a sense, modern psychology-based marketers understand people better than people understand themselves. They use emotional threads to tie their "product" (in this case, homosexuality) to preexisting positive attributes in the consumers' mind. And in a cultural-political campaign like this, they also successfully tie all who oppose their agenda to preexisting negatives, such as Nazis. The net effect of this conditioning can be so powerful over time that ultimately one's prior beliefs – based on experience, religious training, conscience, and common sense – are overwhelmed and replaced as a result of successive waves of emotion-driven reprogramming.

Still, one wonders how the press could allow itself to be used in such a blatantly propagandistic way and in pursuit of such a subversive agenda. And make no mistake, the "gay rights" agenda, which includes indoctrinating kindergartners with pro-homosexual propaganda and legalizing same-sex marriage, is extraordinarily subversive to America's foundational values and institutions.

For the answer to that question you have to realize what's happened to the news media in recent years.

As you no doubt already know, the establishment press is oriented far to the left of the American mainstream, as study after study for the past three decades has documented beyond rational dispute. But did you know that, in addition, a major homosexual presence has emerged in the "mainstream" media, especially since the dawn of the 1990s?

Indeed, part of the mobilization that occurred in the wake of the 1988 War Conference was the recognition that the news media represented the prime tool for changing the hearts and minds of Americans.

And if getting your message before the media was the name of the game, how much better would it be to actually be the media?


Yes people...they are the media as the teens' winning "student-cam" video demonstrates. The desensitizing, jamming, and conversion techniques have worked. They have created a mind-set in many young people in such a powerful way that their support for anti-traditional family morals and values has mindbogglingly become complete. They have been so thoroughly brainwashed by the gay agenda propaganda that they cannot even see how such manipulation and "structuring of the consciousness" has taken them over. Others have successfully sold them corruption disguised as "freedom" and thus, have convinced them through techniques that are none other than...complete mind control.

Yes indeed! The radicals, elitists, and pseudo-experts have sold us corruption disguised as freedom. However, in order to get their way, homosexual activists have also taken away the freedom of association rights of religious people, organizations, and charities to be able to conduct business in the manner and moral convictions that they formerly had, and expressed, for decades.

Are you skeptical? Can you not believe that this is true?

I have a perfect example to show you today.

This morning, I received an email from Matt Daniels of Alliance for Marriage.org. He will be presenting a series of articles based on a new study that shows the tragedy of the radical homosexuals anti-marriage movement and the devastating effects that their agenda is having against faith-based family organizations.

Here is the first segment:



New Study Shows Tragedy of Anti-Marriage Movement


Century-Old Catholic Adoption Agency Shuttered

MERRIFIELD, VA – Radical activists intent on destroying marriage cloak their campaign in sympathetic rhetoric, but excerpts from a new study released today by the Alliance for Marriage Foundation (AFMF) showcase the devastating effects of redefining marriage in law. From the forced closure of a 100-year old adoption program run by the Catholic Charities of Boston, to the father who was jailed for asking when same-sex marriage would be taught in school so his child could avoid the lesson, to, the new study highlights actual results from governments which have changed marriage and family law. AFMF will release selected excerpts of the new study in the coming weeks and post the entire study online at allianceformarriage.org in the near future.

“The anti-marriage movement has shrewdly disguised its campaign with civil rights rhetoric, but it’s time to take off the mask. Destroying marriage is indeed a civil rights issue, because it robs the rights of the majority of Americans who know marriage is between a man and woman. Orphans have rights, children have rights, and parents have rights. Gays and lesbians are free to live as they choose, but they don’t have a right to redefine marriage for our entire society,” said Niger Innis, National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the oldest and largest civil rights organizations in the country.

The following is the first in a series of excerpts from the AFMF study, “The Tragedy of the Anti-Marriage Movement.”

Massachusetts Laws Force Closure of Adoption Agency at Catholic Charities of Boston

For 103 years, Catholic Charities of Boston ran one of the most widely-respected and leading private adoption agencies in the state. That all changed after Massachusetts became the first state in the country to recognize same-sex marriage officially.

“In a stunning turn of events, Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley and leaders of Catholic Charities of Boston announced yesterday that the agency would end its adoption work, deciding to abandon its founding mission, rather than comply with state law requiring that gays be allowed to adopt children,” reported The Boston Globe newspaper on March 11th, 2006.

“This is a difficult and sad day for Catholic Charities,” said the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, president of Catholic Charities of Boston. “We have been doing adoptions for more than 100 years.”1

“It’s a defeat for religious freedom,” said C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League. “Not only does the church and society, but the church is allowing itself to be marginalized.”*

The Rhode Island Catholic newspaper, summarized the forced closure in the following fashion:

“For more than a century, Catholic Charities ran the largest adoption agency in the state. When gay marriage was legalized, the change rippled through the Massachusetts legal code. The diocesan-run adoption agency, which operated with a state license, was then forced to reconsider its entire mission. They needed the state license to provide adoption services, but they could not have the license if they practiced any kind of discrimination. Suddenly, the Catholic Charities’ moral view against gay marriage (which meant they would not place children with gay married couples) became a form or marriage discrimination.

“Rather than abandon their moral compass the diocese decided to get out of the adoption business altogether. Several members of Boston's Catholic Charities resigned over the decision. A religious exemption to the law was put before the state legislature, and failed. In the end, it seemed, nobody won. Not the diocese or Catholic Charities. Not even the gay marriage supporters who wanted the Catholic agency to respond to the new law by placing children with gay married couples. And certainly not the many children who would have been placed in homes had the agency not been forced to shut down.”**

*Patricia Wen, “Catholic Charities Stuns State, Ends Adoptions,” The Boston Globe, March 11, 2006.

**Emily Donohue, “Same Sex Marriage Would Have Disastrous Effects on Churches,” The Rhode Island Catholic, March 13, 2008.


The Alliance for Marriage and Alliance for Marriage Foundation are non-partisan coalitions whose Board of Advisors include Rev. Walter Fauntroy — the DC Coordinator for the March on Washington for Martin Luther King Jr. — as well as other civil rights leaders, religious leaders and national legal experts.


David Kupelian has sounded the alarm bells regarding this volatile issue. Are Christians going to just sit by and let this happen?

He concludes the chapter:



We defend our own corruption at great peril. And if defending that corruption becomes a national movement, as it has with our cultural and legal adoption of the "gay rights agenda," we're all in serious trouble.

In truth, most homosexuals experience guilt and conflict when they first discover homosexual urges. Thus there is a strong temptation – especially in today's pro-"gay" culture – for them to "resolve" the conflict by giving in to the compulsion and affirming, "It's okay to be gay."

But if they do, there is just no way out for them. For this reason, the most loving stance for others to take is not to serve as enablers of self-destructive and immoral compulsions, but to stand in patient but firm opposition. In other words, we need to side with the afflicted person's conscience. In America, we've done the opposite.

"“Hating the sin but not the sinner," the classic Christian expression for loving your struggling neighbor by nonjudgmentally disagreeing with his errant behavior, actually has great power – more than we realize. By resisting the temptation to hate, yet still standing firm against what's wrong, God's love is able to come through that obedient "neutral zone."

We started this journey into the world of "gay rights" with the poignant words of former congressman Robert Bauman, who said: "I did not choose to be homosexual. I would change my sexual orientation if that were within my power." Sadly, we've failed Bauman and millions suffering with similar sexual problems by glorifying and pandering to their dysfunction and pretending it's normal.

In the end, we have to ask ourselves which is worse – the previous era in America, when homosexuals were reviled and driven underground? Or today's America, when the pendulum has swung so far in the other direction that those in the grip of powerful self-destructive compulsions are fawned over and lionized as heroes?

Either way, because the rest of us have failed to find real love, they remain victims.


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Another case of moral corruption :

The awful details regarding the polygamy compound that was raided is getting worse by the day!

Court Documents Show Polygamist Sect Married Girls at Puberty

Excerpt:

Court documents said a number of teen girls at the 1,700-acre compound were pregnant, and all the children were removed on the grounds that they were in danger of "emotional, physical, and-or sexual abuse." Nearly 140 women left on their own.

"Investigators determined that there is a widespread pattern and practice of the (YFZ) Ranch in which young, minor female residents are conditioned to expect and accept sexual activity with adult men at the ranch upon being spiritually married to them," read the affidavit signed by Lynn McFadden, a Department of Family and Protective Services investigative supervisor.

McFadden said the girls were spiritually married to the men as soon as they reached puberty and were required to bear children. A spiritual marriage is one recognized by the FLDS church, but lacking a state marriage license. Texas law prohibits polygamy and the marriage of girls under 16.


"Spiritually" married? Sounds more like demonically married! There isn't anything truly, nor legitimately, spiritual (at least not God-ordained in the spiritual sense) about what was going on at that compound! It is plain and simply overt and perverted sexual abuse of women and children!!

7 comments:

Scott said...

Could you please provide me a copy of Kirk Madsen's book?

You conservative folk all seem to have read it but I can't find a single copy in any gay bookstore to save my life.

Where the heck is it?

Christinewjc said...

After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90's

Scott said...

All used. Must be out of print. I love how an old book that wasn't all that popular to begin with is the official bible for the "homosexual agenda".

Your post makes me sad. I hate to see anyone live their lives with such irrational fear.

How are you going to cope in 20 years when your point of view becomes a footnote?

Do you honestly think you can stop society from evolving on the issue of gay humanity at this point?

Christinewjc said...

Scott wrote: "Your post makes me sad. I hate to see anyone live their lives with such irrational fear."

What? You feel sorry for me, but not for the children that could have been adopted through Catholic Charities (as has been the case for thousands of children who have previously been placed with loving heterosexual families for over 100 years) because of a "discrimination" technically/ruse manufactured and pushed by homosexual activists?

No mister...I feel sorry for you - as well as all that are like you - who totally lack any kind of compassion.

Trumping a well established Catholic adoption agency's moral and religious values; as well as the freedom of religion, speech, and association that they have enjoyed for over 100 years with a feigned type of "discrimination" complaint is the real,and VERY sad tragedy here.

Scott said...

The Catholic charity was working in a field that was regulated by the local government (render unto Caesar).

They could have easily followed state law and continued helping kids but refused because they allowed their anti-gay bias get in the way.

Nevermind the fact that there is not one reputable study that can show that children placed in homes with gay parents suffer any ill effects.

So rather than help kids, the Catholics cut off their anti-gay nose to spite their face.

Seriously. What do you see happening in the future? Do you believe you're going to put this genie back in the bottle?

Jonathan said...

christinewjc,

Thanks for the post. Would appreciate some discernment. How does the "homosexual agenda" connect to the YFZ ranch? It seems that biblical marriage, and its natural roles of man as master and woman as "helpmeet" is much closer to YFZ than marriage based on equality.

The Pharisee said...

By the way, how do you feel about the FLDS situation now?

Only 37 children remain under CPS suit and the number will probably be in the single digits soon.

All the evidence seized was seized under the pretext that there were "pregnant underage girls" and "children with children of their own."

CPS admitted for the first time this week that there never were "pregnant underage girls." The likelihood that there were children with children of their own is almost certainly going to go to zero as well.

Texas lied when it said it saw these things at YFZ. Texas took the word of a crank caller who two other states ignored with similar calls. The crank caller is now in a mental institution in Colorado. She is a 33 year old black woman. There was never a "Sarah," the girl that made the distress call to the shelter and claimed abuse. Her supposed husband had never been in Texas for the preceding 20 years.