Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010

The 112th Congress should:

  • not recognize homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle
  • not initiate force (fines, prisons, executions) against those who practice such a lifestyle

I would like to set free the idea that we are neither homosexual nor heterosexual but simply (now perhaps unbelievably) sexual. As male and female, we are, all of us, oriented. We are oriented toward sexual reproduction.

The words “homosexual” and “heterosexual” are nineteenth-century neologisms made to sever romance from responsibility and sex from fecundity. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction toward the truly sexual, and the victims of such ideology are children.
Heterosexuality, I would argue, is in fact protohomosexuality.

Sex has become artificially severed from procreation, the family, our body’s natural (biological) purposes, and children have paid the price. Every child has a right to a father and a mother. Just because tragedies happen, this does not give us license to preemptively deprive children of the right to both a mother and a father.

I am trying to expose the sexual orientation in each one of us—the orientation that’s so sweet it hurts. We take our revenge on it by calling it names like Attraction or Libido or Sex Drive. It is the sexual orientation we cannot ignore and cannot admit, though we want to do both. We cannot admit it because it threatens the whole big fake program we’ve been living. Yet we cannot ignore it because it is written in our very bodies and upon our deepest heart.

We pretend the link between sex and fruitfulness is a barbarism from a darker age. We sterilize ourselves, we take drugs to suppress our fertility, as a last resort we get an abortion, and we behave as if we have settled the matter. But all this is a ruse. Beneath the fabricated sexual taxonomies and technological subterfuge there remains the undeniable human orientation toward sexual reproduction. The menstrual cycle, the erection, the womb and breasts all remind us of this orientation. Even a condom cannot conceal the fact that what you are spilling is nothing less than seed. Biology and human nature remind us that human sexuality is oriented toward children and the future.

But whatever else we may be, as men and women we are sexually complementary and mutually involved in generation. This is no social construct. This is the permanent and irreducible truth of biology and human nature.

The Protohomosexual - Crisis Magazine

Every person who signed the Constitution believed that homosexuality was contrary to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Does this mean homosexuality should be a crime, and homosexuals should be put in prison?

Consider the terrifying irony of a law that says, "If I catch you engaging in sodomy, I'm going to lock you up in a federal prison where you'll be sodomized every day for the next 10 years." But that's the result of a secular legal system criminalizing homosexuality. Christians should be opposed to this.

Entertainer Cher warned homosexuals and lesbians they might be rounded up in a second Bush administration: "All the gay guys, all my friends, all my gay friends, you guys you have got to vote, alright? Because it would only be a matter of time before you guys would be so screwed, I cannot tell you. Because, you know, the people, like, in the very right wing of this party, of these Republicans, the very, very right wing, the Jerry Falwell element, if they get any more power, you guys are going to be living in some state by yourselves. So, I hate scare tactics, but I really believe that that's true."
WorldNetDaily: The day after
I don't believe Jerry Falwell was this kind of fascist, but in any case, all Libertarians oppose the kind of totalitarianism that "rounds up" political opponents. Jesus Christ did not "round up" His opponents; His opponents rounded Him up, and His followers, without armed resistance, and true Christians follow in these steps.

Libertarians believe that laws prohibiting or regulating sexuality should be abolished, but that people should have the liberty to associate or not associate with anyone they wish, and should have the freedom to preach their values publicly, and to put their money where their values are. Libertarians oppose the use of the government to impose values on people by force.

As long as Christians are not rounded up for saying that homosexuality is a sin, I will continue to try to persuade my friends on the Religious Right not to initiate force or violence (either as "gay-bashing" or in the form of criminal laws) against homosexuals. But this is a two-way street. Will homosexuals give up their quest to have the preaching of the Bible declared a "hate crime?"

      Writing in the Los Angeles Daily News after the California decision, David Benkof, who is gay, asked:  “What happens if a traditionally religious business owner wants to extend his ‘marriage discount’ only to couples married in his eyes?”
      After interviewing several gay-rights legal organizations, Benkof predicts that they will pursue any means necessary, even jail time, to force recognition of same-sex marriage in most areas of life. 

Gary Bauer, The Aftershocks of Gay Marriage

Every person who signed the Constitution or played a part in its ratification would agree with the following, and no candidate for Congress is qualified to take a solemn oath to God to support and defend that Constitution who does not believe the following:

  • Every American has a right to believe that God says homosexuality is a sin;
  • Every American has a right to preach in public that God says homosexuality is a sin;
  • Every American has a right to own a hotel or apartment and insist that lodgers, renters, tenants, etc, not engage in homosexual activities, or they will be evicted;
  • Every American has a right to own a restaurant and refuse to serve anyone who engages in homosexual acts.
  • Every American has a right to not to business with anyone who engages in homosexual acts.

Probably a majority of politicians and bureaucrats today disagree with America's Founding Fathers on these issues.

In New Mexico,

Elaine Huguenin, a gifted photographer who is much in demand in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area for her imaginative photos, especially of weddings, received an e-mail from a woman wanting to hire her to photograph her same-sex ceremony. Elaine considered the opportunity, but soon determined that, as a conscientious Christian, she couldn’t lend her talents to those proceedings without implicitly showing support for same-sex “marriage.” She gracefully declined the offer.

A few months later, Elaine and her husband, Jon, were notified by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission that a complaint had been filed against Elaine charging her with violating state anti-discrimination laws. (This, despite the fact that the state of New Mexico doesn’t legally recognize same-sex unions.) Elaine, the Commission determined, had engaged in “sexual orientation discrimination.” She was fined nearly $7,000.

"Hate Crimes" legislation represents the abrogation of Constitutional rights for Christians and others who believe homosexuality is offensive to the Creator.

Predicted Consequences of Same-Sex Marriage Are Becoming a Reality

Law and Culture

The men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would be absolutely shocked and even horrified that I am proposing or accepting the legalization of homosexuality. Homosexuality was a crime in every state in America when the Constitution was ratified, it had been since America was discovered, and it would be until 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court said such laws were "unconstitutional." In Thomas Jefferson's day, homosexuality was routinely punished by death.

If America's Founding Fathers were here today demanding that I account for such wickedness as advocating the legalization of homosexuality, I would reply that giving power to the government to punish homosexuality after it happens ignores the fact that the government is creating a culture which encourages more homosexuality to happen in the future. Our best strategy is to work to take away the government's power to make homosexuals suffer after the fact, and at the same time work to make "intolerance" of homosexuality legal, encouraging Christians to take advantage of their opportunity to teach and preach the truth about homosexuality in schools, churches, and the media.

Controlling culture is more important than writing laws prescribing punishments.

If we are to define homosexuality with reference to the number of formerly-illegal acts committed, we would see that statistically speaking, homosexuality is a very dark and dysfunctional deviancy. There are a few "long-term" homosexual relationships that appear monogamous, but there are far fewer violations of older criminal codes in these relationships than there are in anonymous sex rendezvous among homosexuals who have sex with hundreds of different partners.

At this point in history we must be working to free people from sexual slavery, and not working to prescribe government-imposed suffering and vengeance which is contrary to the teachings of Christ; we must work to create cultural bulwarks in schools and the media against homosexuality, bestiality, and other abominable practices, making them something that just doesn't happen in a Christian nation.

A Century of Scientific Study: Sexual Orientation Can Be Changed
100 years of professional and scientific literature from 600-plus studies and reports from clinicians, researchers and former clients principally published in professional and peer-reviewed journals shows that religiously mediated sexual orientation change is possible and does not cause psychological harm on average, directly refuting unsubstantiated claims made by some factions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and several other professional mental health organizations.

Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?

Answer: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advice for Living” Chicago, Ill., January 1958 

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