Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We Need To Fix Homosexuality

What? That's impossible? It's just the way people are?

OK, I agree. Is it the same with heterosexual issues?

Unlike homosexuality, heterosexuality is amenable to therapeutic remedies--or so Anthony Weiner and his fellow House Democrats would like us to believe. "Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person," Weiner flack Risa Heller told the New York Times Saturday...

On what basis does one posit that there is "something deeper going on"? To explain what motivated his actions, it is sufficient to observe that he seems to have a healthy male libido--indeed, perhaps a bit too healthy. Of course, "I'm sick" is just the latest in a string of Weiner excuses: "I was hacked," "I take full responsibility," etc. But it is also an example of his feminist hypocrisy. It is as if a family-values conservative were caught in gay sex chats and announced that he was entering therapy to overcome his "sick" homosexual impulses.


Pomoprophet said...

I don't get what you're saying here. It sounds like you don't think counseling is a good thing?

As someone who spent 7 years in exgay ministries trying to become straight I can attest that changing ones sexuality does not work. However, there is a BIG difference in going to counseling for sexual addiction issues or behavioral issues one wants to fix and going to counseling to change who one is attracted to from one gender to another.

No one would be complaining if a gay person got caught doing the same thing and wanted help for their compulsive behaviors.

Darren said...

The title was specifically hyperbolic, designed only to draw attention.

I don't think Weiner needs sex-addiction therapy, he needs stop-being-an-arrogant-douchebag therapy. I'm not sure that either of those is effective, or even more effective than get-rid-of-the-gay therapy.

Ellen K said...

Weiner isn't an addict. He's a vulture. He's typical of the type of person who has used power to acquire the right car, the right house, the right job. Because of his credentials, he assumes that he is above the rules of decency or the law. So when he's caught his first reaction is disbelief and then anger not that he did something wrong, but that he was caught. To this day I think his departure was insincere and that the heckling in the background demonstrates that New Yorkers are tired of having greedy, sleazy representation in Congress. Let's see if things change.