Dr. Dobson can cure your gayness!

  1. After reading that letter I wonder what 13 year old writes like that.

    Dobson's advise that boy by the age of 3 shouldn't cry, b/c it shows their effeminate side. Maybe we can use Dobson's species beating stick to hit them till they stop crying and/or being gay.

    Meanwhile, the boy's father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son's maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger.
    http://www.family.org/docstudy/newsletters/a0021043.cfm
    http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/12/oh-my-god.html
    Last edit by VeryPlainJane on Dec 11, '05
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  3. by   SharonH, RN
    I thought I was going to be disgusted by this piece but it was actually funny. No- it was hysterical! Pre-homosexuality? The gay colleague who was "cured" of his homosexuality and was later discovered in a gay bar? Pounding the square pegs into the holes? I couldn't stop laughing! Thanks for posting.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    I know a guy who says he can cure you snobs of your heterosexual orientation....
  5. by   fergus51
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    I know a guy who says he can cure you snobs of your heterosexual orientation....
    :roll The whole thing is so silly to me. I just can't believe there are still people out there that think humans choose who they are sexually attracted to. If I could do that, I would have a better relationship history darn it!:spin:
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I can't possibly take Dr. Dobson seriously. This is no different.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Well, I found it interesting because the truth is there are always going to be folks who don't think that homosexuals are born that way and folks who do believe that homosexuals are born that way and this article was at least respectful of how homosexuals become angry at the treatment they receive from "society" and how wrong that is.

    You may disagree with this article but it seems to me that it wasn't gay bashing.

    And as to the letter from the 13 year old boy - I have experience with pre-teens that mirrors some of what this young boy said. Kids are experimenting in sexuals ways at younger and younger ages - leaving homosexuality completely out of it. Alot of kids are confused. And 13 year old kids can be very articulate.

    The square peg comment was unintentionally funny though - you are right about that Sharon.

    steph
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from fergus51
    :roll the whole thing is so silly to me. i just can't believe there are still people out there that think humans choose who they are sexually attracted to. if i could do that, i would have a better relationship history darn it!:spin:
    the article explicitly states that dr. dobson does not believe that homosexuals "choose" to be homosexuals. he also talks about some biological predetermination info.

    also, the following statement is not true: americablog reader rickboston alerted us to this actual content from the web site of the extremist gay-hating organization focus on the family: . . . . .

    focus on the family does not "hate" gays. that is unfair.

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Dec 11, '05
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Wow, I just read all the responses on that blog about this and I'm truly shocked at the mean and ugly way people are talking.

    Guess I'm just used to allnurses and haven't been out in the "real world" of the internet but that was just too sad.

    Disagree all you want but to say the things they are saying about someone they do not really know . . . made me kind of sick.

    The comment about showering with dad is not from Dobson but the other doc he quotes. And all our kids showered with their Dad - what is the big deal? My 4 year old learned out to take a shower with his dad - the water scared him and now it doesn't. During potty training, my older sons would pee with our youngest or daddy would. If you don't make a big deal out of genitals, and treat nudity like it was normal, why is that weird? I do think there is a time when modesty comes into play - you don't continue to shower with your parents into adulthood.

    Heck, when he was a baby I took baths with him. When my daughter was a baby and our boys were about 4 and 6, I put them all in an oatmeal bath together when they had the chicken pox.

    steph
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    Yes, you're right. Dobson didn't say any of those things.

    He merely endorses them.

    Or else why print it at all? Or print it without a disclaimer saying "Hello, I don't agree with all of what this chap says".

    ?

    Quote from stevielynn
    Focus on the Family does not "hate" gays. That is unfair.

    steph
    "Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth." -
    On gay marriage, from The Daily Oklahoman, Oct. 23rd, 2004
    Unfair?

    Yeah. From the same chap that said "My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership".

    Sorry. I don't happen to share your convitions....
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    How about some sort of reform therapy/cure for stupidity instead of homosexuality??? Stupidity is much more rampant!!!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Yes, you're right. Dobson didn't say any of those things.

    He merely endorses them.

    Or else why print it at all? Or print it without a disclaimer saying "Hello, I don't agree with all of what this chap says".

    ?





    Unfair?

    Yeah. From the same chap that said "My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership".

    Sorry. I don't happen to share your convitions....
    Roy, I was responding to the article posted, not other things Dr. Dobson has said. And yes, Dobson does endorse the doc he quotes . . . but at the risk of making some people feel deja-vuish . . the people on that blog are demonizing Dobson for saying what the doc said. Just a little technicality, I know.

    I just thought of another example of penis stuff . . . . when our second son was about 4 he and my dh went out in the woods to get firewood and they both had to pee . . .so they went behind the pickup and both started peeing . . .the 4 year old looked over at dad and said "wow dad, you're a really good pee'er" . . . .we tell that story every year at Thanksgiving or Christmas when we are reminiscing .. . . that boy is almost 21 and he takes the ribbing in a good natured way.

    Another penis story - had dinner with friends oh about 18 years ago and their oldest son was about 4 and was best friends with our 4 year old oldest son. Well, their 4 year old needed to go to the bathroom and so dad took him from the table and into the bathroom. The 4 year old came out first and said to everyone seated at the table "wow, my dad has a really big penis". Sounds to me like they peed together or at least the 4 year old saw his dad pee. NOT A BIG DEAL. But the table erupted in laughter as Dad walked back into the dining room.


    I don't agree with some of the stuff about women in the church and women and their husbands.

    But that is another story and another thread.

    steph
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    How about some sort of reform therapy/cure for stupidity instead of homosexuality??? Stupidity is much more rampant!!!
    I'm with ya there Marie . . especially after flying a local woman out who was pregnant and in labor and had literally been drunk every day for the entire pregnancy. Her family had tried to intervene - no luck. We would see her around town, dead drunk. She has other kids but has lost custody - this is a case for a free tubal ligation courtesy of the US Government and I'd gladly pay for it.

    steph
  14. by   VeryPlainJane
    Quote from stevielynn
    Roy, I was responding to the article posted, not other things Dr. Dobson has said. And yes, Dobson does endorse the doc he quotes . . . but at the risk of making some people feel deja-vuish . . the people on that blog are demonizing Dobson for saying what the doc said. Just a little technicality, I know.

    I just thought of another example of penis stuff . . . . when our second son was about 4 he and my dh went out in the woods to get firewood and they both had to pee . . .so they went behind the pickup and both started peeing . . .the 4 year old looked over at dad and said "wow dad, you're a really good pee'er" . . . .we tell that story every year at Thanksgiving or Christmas when we are reminiscing .. . . that boy is almost 21 and he takes the ribbing in a good natured way.

    Another penis story - had dinner with friends oh about 18 years ago and their oldest son was about 4 and was best friends with our 4 year old oldest son. Well, their 4 year old needed to go to the bathroom and so dad took him from the table and into the bathroom. The 4 year old came out first and said to everyone seated at the table "wow, my dad has a really big penis". Sounds to me like they peed together or at least the 4 year old saw his dad pee. NOT A BIG DEAL. But the table erupted in laughter as Dad walked back into the dining room.


    I don't agree with some of the stuff about women in the church and women and their husbands.

    But that is another story and another thread.

    steph
    Do you think that all this penis viewing has lowered the chance of your son being gay? That is what Dodson is saying. Dobson says fathers taking showers with their sons will turn him away from being gay....thats the point. Not nude showering in general.

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