Homosexuality

Are Sex Differences Real?


Conversion Therapy


  • Garden will teach you an easy and effective system of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

“If gender is a social construct, then why do people get operations in order to claim to be the gender they want to be?” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“If men and women are the same, then there is no point in promoting or electing women instead of men.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


Conversion Therapy Prejudice

We live in PC times. The American Counseling Association (ACA), along with some other professional organizations in the field of mental health counseling, has formally declared that it is unethical for a professional counselor to help a client to convert from homosexuality to heterosexuality—even if the client requests that help.

I wrote a letter to the editor of Counseling Today, the newsletter of ACA, expressing my concerns. My letter was never published. Hence, I have decided to publish it here.


Added Questions

  • If a person is born in a man’s body and declares that they are a woman in the wrong body, then everyone is supposed to accept that.
  • However, if a person is born in a man’s body and declares that they are a man in the right body, then everyone is supposed to regard that with suspicion and call it gender programming and social conditioning.
  • Why are counselors encouraged to help someone convert from a heterosexual orientation to a homosexual orientation but not the other way around?
  • Why is it ethical to help a heterosexual become homosexual but not ethical to help a homosexual become a heterosexual?
  • Why do lesbians insist on being with real women? Lesbians do not want either transsexuals or men who claim they are a woman in a man’s body.
  • Why do male homosexuals insist on being with real men? Male homosexuals do not want either transsexuals or women who claim they are a man in a woman’s body.

ACA

COUNSELING TODAY
Letters to the Editor
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
(800) 347-6647

April 14, 1999

Dear Editor:
RE: Letters to the Editor

CONVERSION THERAPY
I would like to respond to the “point” “counterpoint” discussion on conversion therapy in the March 1999 issue of Counseling Today.


There are some important issues that we need to explore:

  1. Do clients have the right to set their own counseling goals?
  2. Do human beings have the right to choose their sexual preference?
  3. Do clients have the right to seek help to extinguish sexual fantasies, attractions, and behaviors that are inconsistent with their cultural beliefs?
  4. Do clients have the right of self-determination or is that only a function of what is politically correct?
  5. Can we admit that sexual preferences can and do change because they are not genetic?
  6. Can counselors help a client pursue changes the client wants to make if those changes are not harming anything more than the beliefs and prejudices of others?
  7. Are sexual abusers receiving unethical treatments since their treatment uses most if not all of the conversion therapy interventions?
  8. How can we counsel one person to accept a changing sexual preference, e.g., from heterosexuality to homosexuality, and then deny someone else to do the opposite?
  9. Are pedophiles to be accepted as genetically predisposed and therefore acting within their legal rights?
  10. Are those afflicted with zoophilia to be accepted as genetically predisposed and therefore acting within their legal rights?
  11. Is there a genetic function to the paraphilias that legitimize them?
  12. How are we to treat sexual abusers, pedophiles, sexual sadists, sexual masochists, those with zoophilia, and the other paraphilias if conversion therapy is unethical?

Sincerely,

Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S., NCC, CCMHC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor


What Is an Unnatural Act?

What does it take for us to call an act “against nature” or “unnatural”?

How about if that act: (1) causes pain; (2) causes tearing and ripping; (3) causes bleeding; (4) causes hemorrhoids; (5) increases the opportunity for the spread of diseases; (6) increases the opportunity for the spread of infections; (7) leads to having a colectomy; (8) requires artificial lubricants; (9) forces muscles to go in the reverse direction of that for which they were designed; (10) weakens the sphincter muscle; (11) due to the weakened sphincter muscle there is less control over gas; (12) due to the weakened sphincter muscle there is more dirt expelled with gas; (12) over time causes the complete collapse of the sphincter muscle requiring a surgical operation to permanently close it and to reroute waste into a plastic bag.

  • If these 12 reasons cannot convince you that sodomy is indeed against nature, then there is nothing that can convince you and you are free to commit this atrocity on your victims.
  • Please, at least practice informed consent. Informed consent means that you warn your victims of the possible complications, disorder, problems, and side effects that they risk when engaging in unnatural acts with you.

Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”–James Joyce

“Failure doesn’t have anything to do with your intrinsic value as a person.” –Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 206

“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:”–Proverbs 3:11

“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.”–Proverbs 15:5

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”–Hebrews 12:6

“If gender is a social construct, then why do people get operations in order to claim to be the gender they want to be?” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“If men and women are the same, then there is no point in promoting or electing women instead of men.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”–Hebrews 12:7

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”–Hebrews 12:8

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”–Norman Vincent Peale

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.” –Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194.

“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.”–Julien Green


Quotations from Scripture

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”–Proverbs 1:5

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”–Proverbs 11:14

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”–Proverbs 12:15

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.”–Proverbs 12:20

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.”–Proverbs 15:22

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”–Proverbs 19:20

“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.”–Proverbs 20:18

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.”–Isaiah 16:3

“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]”–Ecclesiasticus 6:2

“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.”–Ecclesiasticus 22:16

“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.”–Ecclesiasticus 30:21

“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.”–Ecclesiasticus 32:18

“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.”–Ecclesiasticus 37:13

“Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.”–Ecclesiasticus 38:33

“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.”–Ecclesiasticus 40:25