I have been waiting for permission to use excerpts from an unusual book dealing with homosexuality.  And HalleluYah!, I have received express written consent to use this Author's book. The book I will be quoting from is called Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth by Jeffrey Satinover. Dr. Satinover is a very accomplished individual in Academia.

"The best book on homosexuality written in our lifetime..." --Congressional Record, May 1996

 

Let's lay some groundwork first!

 

Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings. And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. But the judgment shall be set, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High: his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Daniel 7:23-27

 

The show of their countenance does witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have done evil unto themselves. Say you of the righteous, that it shall be well with him; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him; for what his hands have done shall be done unto him. Isaiah 3:9-11

 

From the author's (of this series, me) youth (which encompasses a considerable length of time) many things have changed!  When I was a young man, homosexuality was only spoken of in quiet dark places, where normal people avoid attendance. If someone was tagged as homosexual, they became the community pariah. Many times they were beaten and driven from the community. This gross sin was not received by normal heterosexuals at all!

 

In Daniel we see the statement by Almighty Yahweh that the times and the law would be changed.  The law of Yahweh legislates against homosexuality!  There is an active force led by Yahweh's arch enemy, to weaken, liberalize and change existing laws in the Bible to a no law doctrine.  Saying things like; "you don't need to keep the Biblical laws in our time." Homosexuals have been active for quite some time in changing the laws against sodomy being a felony. They have successfully changed the sodomy laws in many states to either a misdemeanor or to no charge at all. The APA (American Psychiatric Association) has been a participant in this transformation.  Read the other four parts; The Bible on Homosexuality, (posted on this web site) for the background and information concerning their agenda.

 

You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 18:22

 

 

And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

 

 

The Apostle Paul also issued this statement in Romans chapter one that deals with homosexuality.

 

 

For the wrath of Yahweh is revealed from heaven against all lawlessness and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness; because that which is known of Yahweh is manifest in them; for Yahweh manifested it to them. For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and glory; that they may be without excuse: because that, knowing Yahweh, they glorified him not as Elohim, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasoning's, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible Elohim for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore Yahweh gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves: for that they exchanged the truth of Yahweh for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause Yahweh gave them up to vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working indecency, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.

Romans 1:18-27

 

Introduction

by Dr. Jeffrey Satinover

"Though terribly gaunt, the man at one time had obviously been strikingly handsome. I introduced myself warmly, trying to sound less the doctor and more the human being. But in response I got a barely audible unintelligible gurgle. He opened his eyes and rolled them vacantly around the room, responding to my greeting as to a vaguely perceived stimulus of some sort. I knew immediately that a formal examination of his mental status would be fruitless as I anticipated, the neurological exam revealed multiple severe abnormalities.
Subjectively, most striking in the exam were the angry purple welts that covered most of both arms and wrapped around his sides toward his back. These, I knew. were Karposi's sarcoma, a virulent, ugly cancer once so rare that a single incident instantly made the medical literature. New suddenly it was popping up in clusters of two, three, ten at a time at major medical centers across the country especially in San Francisco and here, in New York.
By the time my visit ended, it was apparent that the entire consultation was more important to me--from an educational perspective--than to him. He would surely not survive the week.
The story of this young man, of his all-too-brief life and painful, wasting death, soon appeared in a landmark report in one of the world's premier medical journals; along with the nearly identical stories of seven others. AIDS had appeared on the scene, the deadly modern disease that has stalked our lives, headlines, and imaginations like a medieval plague, It was known to us then simply as GRID, "gay related immune disorder." This name reflected the fact that in Europe, America, and Asia, AIDS was then as it remains today dramatically disproportionate among male homosexuals." "Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth" Jeffrey Satinover, M.D. Introduction, Page 11

 

*See Also: The Removal of Homosexuality from the Psychiatric Manual

 

This was the beginning of the plague known as AIDS. Almighty Yahweh spoke through the Apostle Paul in Romans chapter 1 that they would receive in their bodies recompense for this evil!  Romans 1:27

 

Notice the term GRID (Gay Related Immune Disorder) used Dr. Satinover's Intro. AIDS was once known as GRID. This is one of the many points in his book that caught my attention! We shall see what happens when this term is changed from GRID to AIDS as we now know it to be!

 

The following quotations are also taken from the Introduction section of Dr. Satinover's book.
 

 

But Paul was lonely, and his growing fame offered him little solace. He longed for an intimate, permanent relationship and wondered whether his growing sense of fatigue and ever more frequent colds might be related to this loneliness. And there was something else, though he mentioned it almost as an afterthought: Every night, no matter how tired he was, this eminent, accomplished, exquisitely sensitive, brilliant man of culture set out on a desperate search for the partner of his dreams." Yet what be invariably found instead--indeed what he was intelligent enough to know that he could not help but find, given where he searched--was night after night of anonymous sex, always with different men, sometimes ten or fifteen in a night. He was almost. invariably the 'passive" or 'receptive' partner in these encounters, hungrily inviting men to possess him rectally.
Paul wanted to know if I could help him, Perhaps, he suggested, he could stop if he could find someone to love. But he didn't really want to stop the nightly cruising. And in fact he couldn't stop, though an this point he waffled. 'if only I had someone to love, then I wouldn't need to...." But I was familiar with this pattern of compulsion. Linked to the denial that says "I can always stop--if I want to", compulsion is a routine dimension of all addictions.
I wondered what was going on under the surface, beneath the denial. and asked him if he had had any dreams lately. In fact, he had had a dream very recently that quite disturbed him. This dream had solidified his resolve to seek counsel beyond a medical solution to his fatigue. He had dreamt:


I am a skater in an Olympic figure skating competition. I am being
swung around in a circle by my feet, my head a fraction of an inch
from the ice in a brilliant display of technique. I look up toward
my partner, but in shock I see that there is no one there at all. I
awake in horror.


The dream spoke eloquently of his behavior and more importantly of his psychological state. Though his field was not sports, he had achieved in his own way the status of an Olympic star. The picture was especially fitting given his lack of athleticism as a youngster and the wounding he suffered because of it. And yet in spite of all his brilliance, he was terrifyingly alone, seeking help from an absent partner in an environment as harsh and cold as ice, his life seemingly suspended above death by a hair. In spite of all he had accomplished, at the core his life was empty.


Yet there was more to this dream. For it contained a chilling prophesy, a prophesy that could not possibly have been foreseen then in 1978 before AIDS had been identified but when its dread, invisible fingers had already begun to clasp so many young men in its icy grip, Paul included.


Over a decade later, as I began this book. the terror of the absent partner in the center had become a reality in many parts of the gay world, especially in the world of figure skating. Within three years of Paul's dream, he himself would be dead of "gay related immune disorder," and within fifteen years so too would over forty of the top Canadian and U.S. male championship figure skaters. As we now know only too well. having followed the celebrity stories of such sport superstars as Greg Louganis and such world famous intellectuals as Michel Foucault, innumerable others would be HIV positive and far too many would die.


Free Sex, Firm Sickness


AIDS was certainly unexpected and more horrifying than anyone could have imagined. And yet to an extent, it should not have been unexpected. For in the ten years or so before the bright young men began turning up in major medical centers with alarming purple splotches and rate infections, the scientific literature showed a startling increase in gay related conditions: hepatitis B causing sometimes fatal liver collapse; bowel parasites causing systemic infections rare outside the homosexual community; immune dysfunction less severe than AIDS would prove to be, but serious nonetheless, The medical community understood that as the influence of the 1960'S counterculture lifted all constraint on human sexuality--not just the homosexual variety--so too had it lifted the constraints on every imaginable form of sexually related illness.

Whereas one generation earlier syphilis had been all but eradicated, an epidemic now raged among teens. Where infertility had been rare, permanent loss of child bearing capacity was now a common result of a massive increase in gonorrhea related pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Those frequenting the bars and "meat markets," gay or straight, spoke of herpes as the terrible nuisance and stigma it was. But few considered the blindness and death it caused to children born of actively infected mothers.


In 1981 as GRID began to spread, the condition began proving itself inevitably fatal with a frighteningly long incubation time. One thing seemed obvious: Medical sanity would soon have to prevail over our clearly catastrophic, two-decades-long experiment in sexual liberation. It also seemed obvious that GRID would continue to be grouped with the other unequivocally gay related conditions, such as "Gay Related Bowel Syndrome." Not that these conditions were exclusive to gays, but gays were far more prone to them because of the practices typical of the gay life, anal intercourse in particular.


Many anticipated that homosexual men would react swiftly and decisively to the now clear and growing danger to health and survival engendered by their way of life. The fledging "gay movement would likely be dealt a severe setback not for political or moral reasons, but for medical ones, Many more gays, it was expected, would likely seek ways out of "the lifestyle."


In fact, the reaction in the gay community was indeed swift, but startlingly unexpected. Not only did the gay community mobilize to attack GRID, they worked to ensure that GRID would not be perceived--by either the medical profession or the public--in any way related directly to their sexual way of life. Homosexuals indeed needed protection from illness, but that became only a third priority The second priority was to keep gays from straight disapproval and hatred, and the first priority was to protect homosexuality itself as a perfectly acceptable, normal, and safe way of life. Massive interventions were designed and funded to a greater extent than with my other illness, but none were allowed to target the number-one risk factor itself, homosexuality.  Emphasis Dr. Satinover's

 

As I read this section, it confirmed what I (and others as well) have been saying all along. There is an agenda in the homosexual community.  Read the other parts in this series for some good relevant information regarding homosexuality.

 

Let's continue in Dr. Satinover's book "Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth"


 

Even treatment to help those homosexuals who fervently wished to change came under fierce attack, regardless of the dramatic--indeed, potentially life-saving--benefit afforded by even modest success.


So the first move in the early eighties was to eliminate the earlier name of the condition. Because under the right circumstances the virus was transmissible to anyone, pressure was swiftly generated to rename "gay-related immune disorder" to AIDS: "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome." Though the connection to homosexuality is universally understood to be valid and medical literature still speaks of homosexuality as the major risk facture for AIDS, the fact that gay male anal intercourse and promiscuity created the American reservoir for HIV (the pathogen that causes AIDS)--and continues to preserve it-- quickly became an unspeakable truth.

A publication of the American Psychiatric Association reported, "We've' homosexualized' AIDS and' AIDS-ified' homosexuality," just as though "we" did it, and that the connection were not a self-evident feature of the condition itself. In short, the response to AIDS was politicized from the start.


Has the politicized campaign against AIDS been successful in halting the spread of this disease? In Europe, Asia, and the United States, AIDS has not exploded into the population at large as many feared it would, as it has in parts of Africa.

Perhaps this is due to the success of "safe-"--later renamed 'safer-"--sex campaigns that started in homosexual communities.
But a recently published, widely respected survey on the sexual practices of Americans, Sex In America, shows otherwise. On the one hand, the researchers point out that AIDS is likely to remain contained within certain groups and is not likely to spread to the population at large. This containment, they discovered, is rooted in the traditionalism, fidelity, caution, and restraint observed by the great majority of Americans when it comes to sex.
On the other hand the politicized form of intervention has not been nearly successful enough among homosexuals. Indeed, the homosexual community paid the highest price. Fifteen years into the epidemic the American Psychiatric Association Press reports that "30 percent of all 20-year-old gay Men will be HIV positive or dead of AIDS by the time they are age 30 because they are resuming "unsafe sex" anyway.

 

 

A Striking Cultural Indicator


Homosexuality is one of the most crucial issues we all must consider. At the personal level most of us know at least one of our friends, colleagues, or fellow--Americans who is dying the terrible death of AIDS. At the cultural level one of the most revealing indexes of a civilization is the way it orders human sexuality.


When left to itself, human sexuality appears unconstrained and to the innocent mind shockingly polymorphous. But the hallmark of a society in which all sexual constraints have been set aside is that finally it sanctions homosexuality as well. This point is hotly
disputed today, but is reflected in the wisdom of the ages. Plutarch, the first-century Greek moralist, saw libertinisn to be the third and next-to-last stage in the life-cycle of a free republic before its final descent into tyranny. Edward Gibbon in eighteenth-century England understood this principle with respect to ancient Rome, but from a historian's perspective. Sigmund Freud emphasized the same principle with respect to many cultures in the West--although from a radically secular psychoanalytical perspective. For him, universal sexual repression was the price of civilization. Without constraints civilization would lose its discipline and vitality. And, of course, the Bible repeatedly shows the effects of unstrained sexuality, such as its stories of the rise and fall of Sodom, Gomorrah, and indeed Israel itself.

 



Dennis Prager, a reform Jewish cultural commentator, writes:

Man's nature undisciplined by values, will allow sex to dominate his life and the life of society... It is not overstated to say that the Torah's prohibition of non--marital sex made the creation of western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can, to a significant extent, be attributed to the sexual revolution, initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity.

In sum, it is a simple and sobering fact that no society that has sanctioned unconstrained sexuality has long survived.
 

Case and Countercase


No book an homosexuality and AIDS today can he both honest and easy to write or read. On the personal level, the topics are bound to be harrowing. On the scientific level, they are complicated, and on the political they are controversial. But as we have seen, the issue is vital today. It raises key questions in at least three sectors of society: politics, education, and religious communities.


The impact of homosexuality an politics is obvious. Gay activists, working closely with mental health professionals the past twenty years have successfully shaped and promoted a new consensus on homosexuality that is is a potent political force. This consensus is composed of three key propositions that fit the so called "bio-psycho-social' model of mental functioning that is now in vogue. As the propositions have slowly spread throughout society, people use them to demand that all sectors of society--including religious institutions morally opposed to homosexual practice--treat practicing homosexuals in exactly the same way as active heterosexuals.


The three propositions follow:

First, as a matter of biology, homosexuality is an innate genetically determined aspect of the the human body.
Second, as a matter of psychology, homosexuality is irreversible. Indeed, the attempt to reverse it requires so profound a denial of self--akin to Jewish anti--Semitism or black passing (pale blacks trying to pass as whites)-that it is said to cause the widely acknowledged, higher-than-average alcohol mental problems among homosexuals, such as depression. suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse.
Third, as a matter of sociology, homosexuality is normal, akin to such other social categories as sex and race. This point does more than repeat the first, because something may be inborn without it being normal--as in the case of genetic illnesses.



When combined, these three, propositions are used to form a powerful argument in favor of normalizing homosexuality. It runs as follows:


The historical condemnation of homosexuality by the Jewish and Christian faiths while well-intentioned, has been based on ignorance of the recently discovered medical facts. As neuroscience research proceeds, scientific discovery has advanced almost uniformly in one direction: toward an ever-greater appreciation of the strength of nature, that is innate biology, in determining human characteristics. Traditional religion's condemnation of homosexuality, based on ignorance, has unwittingly involved it in, unjust persecution of an innocent minority.
The reevaluation of homosexuality in  light of modern science can therefore contribute to a genuine expansion of religious toleration. Churches and synagogues should embrace a formerly despised and rejected limb of their own bodies.


Furthermore, the conservative point of view within churches and synagogues that urges homosexuals to remain celibate actually lends support to the belief that homosexuality cannot be changed. This belief is more consistent with homosexuality being innate than with its being a development of some sort. Indeed, the new Roman Catholic catechism not only calls for celibacy among homosexuals but notes that homosexuality cannot be easily altered. When even the call to priestly celibacy is under attack from many directions, it seems especially cruel to urge it on those who feel no such call and are incapable of changing their sexuality.

In opposition to this argument traditionalists agree that homosexuals should not be treated cruelly, but reject all three propositions on which proponents argue for the normalization of homosexuality. Nonetheless, traditionalists acknowledge the claim that these three propositions stake out a critical framework for determining the moral and political status of homosexuality. Traditionalists therefore present an argument that is precisely the opposite of the activists' contention at each point.

Their argument follows:
 

First, as a matter of biology. homosexuality is not innate but a choice.
Second, as a matter Of psychology, homosexuality is reversible.
Third, as a matter of sociology, homosexuality is not normal, but an illness or a perversion of nature.



As the book develops we will examine these contrasting claims from two distinct angles First, to what degree are the claims true, Second, what bearing does their truth or falseness have on the "normalization" and moral status off homosexuality? If, for exam- ple, research shows that homosexuality is not changeable, would not the activists' hand be greatly strengthened? Perhaps stable, more monogamous homosexual couples should enjoy the same special privileges and incentives to family formation that conventional heterosexual couples enjoy: marriage, adoption rights, estate planning, inheritance exemptions, and so on. And shouldn't such  individuals also be eligible without prejudice for positions of leadership and spiritual authority within churches, synagogues public schools, and other institutions where moral leadership and influence are exerted? On the other hand, if research shows that this is not the case, should our conclusions be completely different? The answers are not so obvious as they may at first seem.

 

 

We will close at this point. There is much to consider in Dr. Jeffrey Satinover's book, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth.

 

Dr. Satinover's introduction, from which we have quoted extensively lays out an agenda the homosexual community is carefully crafting, to make homosexuality appear as a normal lifestyle. However, this is not the case at all!

 

It is very important that the reader understand the facts concerning homosexuality. Homosexuality is not innate (meaning existing from birth, inherent) but is an acquired lifestyle of choice. The bad news is this; it brings a life of death and destruction. It also brings alienation from the Heavenly Father. The good news is this; this is a sin that the homosexual can repent of as per our Savior's own words.

 

Therefore I say to you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. Matthew 12:31

 

Notice! Yahshua's words state, that every sin shall be forgiven but one. I say to everyone reading this series, The Bible on Homosexuality; if you are practicing this evil lifestyle!  Repent!  Change your way of thinking; so you will not be destroyed by Almighty Yahweh's fierce anger when he judges the wickedness of men.


 

Yours in Messiah, Hawke

 

 

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