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The Religious Nutters Take On "Heather Has Two Mommies"
Oh, the horror, the horror, at the thought of children hearing a story about another child who has lesbian parents. The nutters said children were too young to be exposed to such topics, writes Classically Liberal, yet, they've come up with a doosy of a kids book. But, first, a little background:

At the same time they endorse a farcical group often called “the exgay movement”. Groups like Focus in the Family pour money onto these groups in order to give the impression that religious therapy can turn gay people into straight people. That movement has spawned another movement: the ex-exgay movement”. That is made of up people who were previously “cured” through a dose of prayer but apparently preferred other things when upon their knees.

So far there has been no sign of an ex-ex-exgay movement.

Closely connected to these exgay “ministries” is NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. These are mostly religious therapists who are rather obsessed over the sexual partners of other adults. I always find it a bit bizarre when someone is really, really obsessed the sex lives of others. And one person who was close, both to NARTH and the exgay ministries, was Richard Cohen.

Mr. Cohen has personally produced a children’s book, "Alfie's Home," which explains the exgay view of homosexuality in terms that, well, in terms even a child could understand. And it includes illustrations including a young boy lying naked in bed with a full grown adult male. Heather having two mommies was too advanced but apparently showing boys in bed with men is acceptable provided you are pushing an antigay agenda. If you don’t believe follow the rest of this post as we go through what Cohen is saying and show you precisely what he concocted to show children.

Pictures and text from the book at the link above -- including their notion of how a person "becomes" gay. Must be seen to be believed. An excerpt from Classically Liberal's book review:

Step 2: Evil Vampire Homosexual. Now that Alfie feels too comforted by mommy and too distant from daddy along comes his Uncle Pete who just can’t get enough of holding little Alfie which makes him “feel loved.” Of course Uncle Pete then jumps into the sack with little Alfie and “started touching my private parts” and “taught me to touch and play with his”. So little Alfie and Uncle Pete bonk like rabbits “for several months”.

And yes, this is a children's book!

via ifeminists

Posted by aalkon at August 17, 2007 9:19 AM


NAMBLA, anyone?!? This is sickness in the extreme. o_O

Posted by: Flynne at August 17, 2007 8:57 AM

I personally enjoyed the suggested book titles for children's books at the end of the piece:

"There's an Islamofascist Under My Bed; Homeland Security is Our Friend; Invasion of the Taco Eaters."

Posted by: Gretchen at August 17, 2007 11:47 AM

I have the book "There's A Monster Under My Bed," which is a wonderful story. Fortunately, the monster isn't wearing a bomb vest.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 17, 2007 11:50 AM

Hilarity ensues! See this from CL's comments:

Posted by: DaveG at August 17, 2007 4:41 PM

Homophobia is arguably the only form of "outed" sanctioned bigotry in the US - by contrast, the KKK and neonazis are mostly underground. I have no evidence to cite, but I think homosexuality may be a manifestation of chimerism, which offers hope for a scientific cure which will surely be realized long before scientists learn how to switch off a bigotry gene or neuron.

Should a biological cause of homosexuality become known and controllable, an enlightened society would offer it as a lifestyle choice rather than a disease to be eradicated.

Let's terrorize the nutters with rumors of an incurable virus that turns straights into gays!

Posted by: DaveG at August 17, 2007 5:01 PM

Not to be missed is SFF's sister site:

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 17, 2007 5:30 PM

I can hardly believe that's real. I mean, someone published that? Someone bought that? I mean, say I thought, "oh no, my kids aren't learning about sex until they're pregnant!" or something, and am rabidly anti-gay. I then hand over something this grotesque over to my kiddie? I suppose the idea is, sure, let's explore pedophilia for the point of showing how icky man-man love is. Oh, and any of your friends who are gay were raped by their uncles when they were kids.

Posted by: Stacy at August 17, 2007 6:29 PM

If anybody's sick, it's the religious nutters:

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 17, 2007 7:52 PM

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