Why atheist = dunciehead : A simple explanation

 

“The fool had  said in his heart ; there  is  no  God”

…….Psalm 14:1…….

Great book  that it  is  the  Bible  is  once  again spot  on.

Only  a  fool, read  dunciehead, will  claim  that  there  is  no  God  and  to  add  nonsense  on nonsense  will  go  on to claim  that  he or  she  is  a rational  person.

University trained  Brains (UTBs)  who  are indoctrinated  into left  wing  ideology  and  devoid  of  the  capacity  for  critical  thought may not  be  able  to follow  the  following  simple  arguments. Others  will so here goes :

If  human beings are  made only  of  matter i.e  are  entirely  physical  we cannot  have  free  will.  

This  is  so  because  like  all  matter  all that we are  and  all  that  we  do will  be  completely  determined  by  the  laws  of  physics.  This  is  inescapable.  All matter is  subject  to  the  laws of  physics

If  we  are  fully  determined  by  the  laws  of  physics then   consciousness  or  one’s  concept  that  one  exists  will  be  an epiphenomenon produced  by  our  thoughts and  our  thoughts  will  in turn be  produced  by  the  chemical  reactions  in our  brains. These  chemical  reactions  are  determined  solely  by  the  laws of  physics.  

To  repeat :  if  we  are wholly material  we  cannot have free  will  or  volition  of  thought i.e  originate  our  thoughts.  Instead, “we”   (the perception  that  we  exist)  will  be  epiphenomena; i.e our  concept  that  we  exist  will   an effect  produced  by  our  thoughts – the  product  of  our  thoughts .

In this  scenario  our  thoughts, produced  by  the  laws  of  physics,  come  first  and  then produce  the  concept  of  consciousness  and  that  we  exist  as  sentient beings.

The  above  is  a  fundamentally  different  concept from what is  presently  held  and  assumed  i.e  that  we  exist as  sentient  beings  and  produce  our thoughts by a  deliberate  process  which  we  guide.  

Without free  will  and  volition of  thought  it  is impossible  for  us to claim  the  ability  to  reason . As usual atheism  the  ultimate  nonsense is  unable  to produce  coherent arguments.

Somebody needs  to show  Richard  Dawkins –  the  high priest  of  nonsense –  the  above

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RELIGION

Interview: Richard Dawkins Celebrates Reason, Ridicules Faith
Updated March 27, 201211:00 AM ET
Published March 26, 20123:39 PM ET
Commentary

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2012/03/26/149310560/atheist-firebrand-richard-dawkins-unrepentant-for-harsh-words-targeting-faith

Last Thursday, I spoke with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in a recorded interview at the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. That meeting was suggested by the American arm of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, in the wake of a post I wrote here at 13.7 last month.

In my original post, I questioned whether Dawkins was the best choice to be headline speaker at the March 24 Reason Rally in Washington, given that one of its goals was to change negative stereotypes about atheists.

Dawkins arrived at the interview not having read my post, which I found odd given that the Foundation had sought our meeting based on my writing. But we went on to have a cordial 23-minute conversation that I hope you will listen to in its entirety.

Among the highlights for me, Dawkins reiterated his well-known stance that evidence-based thinking is the only “respect-worthy” approach to the world. Unapologetic about his willingness to label as “ridiculous” beliefs rooted in faith rather than evidence, he came across as utterly confident in his ability to suss out courageous versus self-deluded ways of thinking.

In insisting that he does not insult people who believe in God, only their beliefs, Dawkins tries for a distinction I find problematic.

On his blog last year, Dawkins called a person named Minor Vidal a “fool” for his expression of thanks to God after surviving a deadly plane crash. (To be fair, Dawkins called “billions” of other people fools, too, in the same post.)

 

‘Woodstock For Atheists’: A Moment For Nonbelievers March 23, 2012
‘Religion For Atheists’: God, What Is He Good For? March 13, 2012
Dawkins told me that if he insulted any person, he regrets it. But this example shows how hard it is, in practice rather than theory, to aim harsh language only at a person’s belief, and not at the person.

Another example comes from Saturday’s rally. There, Dawkins noted his incredulity when meeting people who believe a Communion wafer turns into the body of Christ during the Eucharist. He then urged his followers to “mock” and “ridicule” that. (He says this 13 minutes into the video, though it’s best to watch the whole thing.) His exact words after describing the Catholic ritual, were “Mock them. Ridicule them.” So by “them” did he intend to refer to Catholic beliefs, not Catholic people? In context, it doesn’t seem so to me.

How much does that distinction matter? When it comes to religion, does demeaning a person’s belief not also demean the person?

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The need for an “evidence based approach ” to refine the “rights based approach” of atheists / secularists

 

The UN , UK, USA and other atheist / secular entities are seeking to impose their desires as human rights on the global community  using  “a rights based approach”.
Therefore although it is well established in science that Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in all countries regardless of income levels have higher rates of HIV than the general population and that 98% of the difference in HIV rates between MSM and heterosexuals is due to the practise of buggery and role reversal (the fact that a male can penetrate on one ocassion and be penetrated on another occasion) the Obama administration is aggresively promoting buggery as a human right.

The Obama administration is so committed to the concept of buggery as a human right it does not mention the practise in its July 2015 publication on its strategy for dealing with the HIV pandemic.
This flippant disregard for medical data in order to pursue a political objective has brought us to the point where we must insist that public policy incorporate an “evidenced based approach” just as medicine itself demands an evidence based approach. The “rights based” approach is deficient as there can be no rights to behaviour which has high statistical correlation with disease.

The “evidence based approach” is essential to counter / refine the “rights based approach” which atheists / secularists are using to impose their harmful behaviours as rights on societies.

 

The following article on transgenders, one of the Ts in LGBTTTIQism makes the point.

 

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http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/02/16376/

Early pioneers in gender-reassignment surgery and recent clinical studies agree that a majority of transgender people suffer from co-occurring psychological disorders, leading tragically high numbers to commit suicide. Outlawing psychotherapy for transgender people may be politically correct, but it shows a reckless disregard for human lives.

Dateline Oct 4, 1966: The New York Daily News gossip column reported a girl was making the rounds in Manhattan clubs who admitted to being a man in 1965. She had undergone a sex-change operation in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins gender clinic.

By 1979, thirteen years later, enough gender surgeries had been performed to evaluate the results. It was time for a report card based on actual patients.

1970s: How effective was the change surgery? What were the outcomes for transgender people?

The first report comes from Dr. Harry Benjamin, a strong advocate for cross-gender hormone therapy and gender-reassignment surgery, who operated a private clinic for transsexuals. According to an article in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, “By 1972, Benjamin had diagnosed, treated, and befriended at least a thousand of the ten thousand Americans known to be transsexual.”

Dr. Benjamin’s trusted colleague, endocrinologist Charles Ihlenfeld administered hormone therapy to some 500 transgender people over a period of six years at Benjamin’s clinic—until he became concerned about the outcomes. “There is too much unhappiness among people who have the surgery,” he said. “Too many of them end as suicides. 80% who want to change their sex shouldn’t do it.” But even for the 20% he thought might be good candidates for it, sex change is by no means a solution to life’s problems. He thinks of it more as a kind of reprieve. “It buys maybe 10 or 15 years of a happier life,” he said, “and it’s worth it for that.”

But then, Ihlenfeld himself never had a sex change. I did, and I disagree with him on that last point: The reprieve is not worth it. After I had a reprieve of seven or eight years, then what? I was worse off than before. I looked like a woman—my legal documents identified me as a woman—yet I found that at the end of the “reprieve” I wanted to be a man every bit as passionately as I had once yearned to be a woman. Recovery was difficult.

Nevertheless, based on his experience treating 500 transgenders, Dr. Ihlenfeld concluded that the desire to change genders most likely stemmed from powerful psychological factors. He said in Transgender Subjectivities: A Clinician’s Guide, “Whatever surgery did, it did not fulfill a basic yearning for something that is difficult to define. This goes along with the idea that we are trying to treat superficially something that is much deeper.” Dr. Ihlenfeld left endocrinology in 1975 to begin a psychiatry residency.

About three years ago, while writing my book Paper Genders, I was curious and called Dr. Ihlenfeld to ask if anything had changed his mind about the remarks he made in 1979. Ihlenfeld was polite to me on the phone and quickly said that no, nothing had changed his mind. It is interesting in today’s atmosphere of political correctness that Dr. Ihlenfeld, a homosexual, holds the view that gender-reassignment surgery isn’t the answer to alleviate the psychological factors that drive the compulsion to change genders. I appreciate his honest, clinical evaluation of the evidence and refusal to bend the medical results to fit a particular political viewpoint.

Next let’s take a look at the Johns Hopkins University Gender Clinic where the transgender girl gossiped about in the New York Daily News had her surgery. Dr. Paul McHugh became director of psychiatry and behavioral science in the mid-1970s and asked Dr. Jon Meyer, director of the clinic at the time, to conduct a thorough study of the outcomes of people treated at the clinic. McHugh says,

[Those who underwent surgery] were little changed in their psychological condition. They had much the same problems with relationships, work, and emotions as before. The hope that they would emerge now from their emotional difficulties to flourish psychologically had not been fulfilled.

In 2015 I sat across from Dr. McHugh in his office at Johns Hopkins University and asked him the same question I had asked Dr. Ihlenfeld: Had anything changed his mind regarding surgically made genders? McHugh told me that he has yet to see a medical justification for the surgical alteration of genitalia and that it is the obligation of medical practitioners to follow the science where it leads, rather than ignoring the science to advance political correctness.

These two powerful and influential doctors were early pioneers in the treatment of transsexualism. Dr. Ihlenfeld is a homosexual psychiatrist; Dr. Paul McHugh is a heterosexual psychiatrist. Both came to the same conclusion, then and now: Having surgery did not resolve the patients’ psychological issues.

2000s: Were the psychological factors from the Hopkins and Benjamin clinics supported by later studies?

Studies show that the majority of transgender people have other co-occurring, or comorbid, psychological disorders.

A 2014 study found 62.7% of patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria had at least one co-occurring disorder, and 33% were found to have major depressive disorders, which are linked to suicide ideation. Another 2014 study of four European countries found that almost 70% of participants showed one or more Axis I disorders, mainly affective (mood) disorders and anxiety.

In 2007, the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, committed to a clinical review of the comorbid disorders of the last 10 patients interviewed at their Gender Identity Clinic. They found that “90% of these diverse patients had at least one other significant form of psychopathology . . . [including] problems of mood and anxiety regulation and adapting in the world. Two of the 10 have had persistent significant regrets about their previous transitions.”

Yet in the name of “civil rights,” laws are being passed at all levels of government to prevent transgender patients from receiving therapies to diagnose and treat co-occurring mental disorders.

The authors of the Case Western Reserve University study seemed to see this legal wave coming when they said:

This finding seems to be in marked contrast to the public, forensic, and professional rhetoric of many who care for transgendered adults . . . Emphasis on civil rights is not a substitute for the recognition and treatment of associated psychopathology. Gender identity specialists, unlike the media, need to be concerned about the majority of patients, not just the ones who are apparently functioning well in transition.

As one who went through the surgery, I wholeheartedly agree. Politics doesn’t mix well with science. When politics forces itself on medicine, patients are the ones who suffer.

What about the suicides?

Let’s connect the dots. Transgender people report attempting suicide at a staggering rate—above 40%. According to Suicide.org, 90% of all suicides are the result of untreated mental disorders. Over 60% (and possibly up to 90% as shown at Case Western) of transgender people have comorbid psychiatric disorders, which often go wholly untreated.

Could treating the underlying psychiatric disorders prevent transgender suicides? I think the answer is a resounding “yes.”

The evidence is staring us in the face. Tragically high numbers of transgender people attempt suicide. Suicide is the result of untreated mental disorders. A majority of transgender people suffer from untreated comorbid disorders—yet against all reason, laws are being enacted to prevent their treatment.

I write out of deep concern for the transgender men and women who attempt suicide, who are unhappy, and who want to go back to their birth gender. The other ones—those who appear to be functioning well in transition, at least for now during their “reprieve”—are celebrated in the media. But I hear from others—the ones who prefer to stay hidden, who are contemplating suicide, whose lives are torn apart, who have had the surgery but still have debilitating physical or psychological issues—the ones whose reprieve is over.

In the 1970s and now, gender-reassignment surgery is routinely performed when requested. Transgender people are the one population allowed to diagnose themselves with gender dysphoria solely on the basis of their desire for sex-reassignment surgery, and not because the medical community has found objective proof that such surgery is medically required.

After fifty years of surgical intervention in the United States, a scientific basis for surgical treatment of transgender people is still lacking. A task force commissioned by the American Psychiatric Association did a review of the literature on the treatment of gender identity disorder and in 2012 stated, “The quality of evidence pertaining to most aspects of treatment in all subgroups was determined to be low.” In 2004, the review of more than 100 international medical studies of post-operative transsexuals found “no robust scientific evidence that gender reassignment surgery is clinically effective.”

We hear the echoes from the pioneers at the Hopkins and Benjamin clinics and see their early conclusions confirmed in today’s studies, showing again and again that psychiatric and psychological disorders exist in the psyches of gender-changers—but who is paying attention?

Scorn and vilification await anyone who dares to suggest that psychotherapy is needed to effectively treat gender dysphoria. Dr. McHugh, Dr. Ihlenfeld, and others like them display great integrity when they publicly raise concerns about psychological issues existing in the gender-changers, and when they push back against the “steamroller approach” of treatment that provides hormones and reassignment surgery without first pursuing less-invasive and life-altering treatment.

Advocates and trans-clients fear that if a psychologist or a psychiatrist looks too deeply into the patient’s psyche they could discover the presence of a disorder that, if properly treated, would take away the dream of sex change, a fantasy they nurtured most of their lives. Living in denial is often a means of escape, a way to avoid looking back at early childhood events and doing the hard work of dealing with a painful past. The causes of these disorders lie buried so deep, and stirring them up leads to such high levels of anxiety, that changing one’s identity and appearance—while extreme—seems preferable.

Thirty-three years ago I underwent gender-reassignment surgery only to discover it was a temporary reprieve, not a solution to the underlying comorbid disorders. I have written books, published articles, and spoken publicly around the world to enlighten people on the prevalence of suicide among transgender people and on the risks and regrets of changing genders.

Television networks such as ABC that glamorize transgenders like Bruce Jenner, in his psychological turmoil, do a great disservice to transgender people and to those who treat them by denying them a safe environment in which to tackle the deeper issues of comorbid disorders and suicide. Continuing to ignore history and the warnings in studies and reports—however inconvenient or politically incorrect they may seem—is no solution to the treatment of psychological disorders. Ignoring suicides will not help to prevent them. Outlawing certain medical interventions when we know that 90% of suicides are due to untreated mental disorders and that a majority of transgender people have coexisting psychological disorders doesn’t advance effective treatment protocols; it shuts down the freedom to follow where science leads.

Allowing a political agenda to override and silence the scientific process will not prevent suicides or lead to better treatments for this population. It’s not compassion; it’s reckless disregard for people’s lives.

Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. Heyer’s story can be read in novel form in Kid Dakota and The Secret at Grandma’s House and in his autobiography, A Transgender’s Faith. Heyer’s other books include Paper Genders and Gender, Lies and Suicide.

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Of stupidity , atheist / secular ideology and buggery trumping civilisation

 

 

It  is well  known  that germs develop  resistance  to  drugs  used to kill  them so  why  are secularists / atheists using  prophylactic  anti-retroviral  drugs routinely instead  of  actively discouraging  buggery ?

The short  and  true  answer   it would  appear  is  that  for  atheists  / secularists  buggery  between Men who  have  Sex  with Men (MSM) is more  important  than human civilisation  itself.

 

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http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35433856

HIV becoming resistant to key drug, study finds
By Dominic Howell
BBC News

 

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Strains of the HIV virus are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight it, research has suggested.
HIV was resistant to the drug Tenofovir in 60% of cases in several African countries according to the study, covering the period from 1998 to 2015.
The research, led by University College London, looked at around 2,000 HIV patients worldwide.
Lead author Dr Ravi Gupta said the results were “extremely concerning”.
‘Right levels’
The work, which took four years to complete, was started in 2012 and compared patients with HIV in Africa with those in Europe.
Splitting the sample size roughly into two groups the study found that in Africa 60% of patients were resistant to Tenofovir, whereas in Europe the figure was only 20%.
The paper, which has been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, said poor administration of the drug, in terms of regularly taking the right levels of Tenofovir could be explanation for the discrepancy.
“If the right levels of the drug are not taken, as in they are too low or not regularly maintained, the virus can overcome the drug and become resistant,” Dr Gupta told the BBC News website.
“Tenofovir is a critical part of our armamentarium against HIV, so it is extremely concerning to see such a high level of resistance to this drug,” he added.
The paper also suggested that Tenofovir-resistant strains of HIV could be passed on from person to person.
“We certainly cannot dismiss the possibility that resistant strains can spread between people and should not be complacent. We are now conducting further studies to get a more detailed picture of how Tenofovir-resistant viruses develop and spread,” Dr Gupta said.
HIV is the world’s most deadly infectious disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr Gupta said a global effort and an cash investment would be needed to provide better facilities and monitoring in poorer African countries and that it was in everyone’s interests to make this happen.

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LGBTTTIQism and communism: The atheist connection.

 

 

 

Both LGBTTTIQism  and  communism  are  atheistic political ideologies.

While communism  is  primarily about   how  the society should  be  organised  for  economic  purposes   LGBTTTIQism is primarily about  social  organisation in matters  of  morality sex, gender, intimate behaviour and family.

 Both  political ideologies  use  the  strategy of  extensive propaganda and  suppression  of  fundamental  freedoms  of  speech, religion and  parental  rights.

Testifyingtotruth  cannot vouch  for   the  source  of  the  following  but  its  content  on  matters  which  overlap  with  those related  to LGBTTTIQism   is  what  one  would  expect   and  clearly  shows   how  like -minded   communism and  LGBTTTIQism  are  on public  policy re: sex, gender, intimate  behaviour  and  family.

 

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45 Communist Goals by Dr. Cleon Skousen (1958)

 

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. (CHECK. Many of us remember George Carlin’s Seven Forbidden Words. While all of them can now be heard on cable channels, most of them can be heard on even network television.)

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. (CHECK. In 1953, the word “pregnant” could not be said on the I Love Lucy Show. We can all name shows where married couples had twin beds. Now, anything goes and what is on even network television used to be referred to as pornography.)

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK. The point here? Undermine the family unit and weaken the community by creating single parent homes and non-reproductive couples. However, as many same-sex couples do have the desire to have children, this aspect of the mission has failed to a degree. The irony is that most “isms” consider homosexuality as offensive, however, as with anything else, it provides a means to their ends and the homosexual population are too eager to join the cause without knowing the history behind the “acceptance”. )

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” (CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.)

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.” (CHECK. The ACLU and atheist groups have made this their primary mission. And the ignorance of the American people and the courts have allowed it to continue. THERE IS NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION.)

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Atheist / secular President Obama effectively a high priest of Molech the canaanite god.

 

Consistent  with his  atheist / secular utilitarian value system  President  Obama considers  the slaughter  of  some  58 million  human beings  through  abortion an acceptable  price  to pay  for  adults’ continued   pleasure  and  convenience.  

 

“Utilitarianism is a theory in normative ethics holding that the best moral action is the one that maximizes utility. Utility is defined in various ways, but is usually related to the well-being of sentient entities”.   see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilitarianism

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/22/statement-president-42nd-anniversary-roe-v-wade

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 22, 2015
Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Forty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, a decision that protects a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health, and reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters.

I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right, and I believe that efforts like H.R. 7, the bill the House considered today, would intrude on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today. The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors. I am also deeply committed to continuing our work to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, promote adoptions, and minimize the need for abortion.

Today, as we reflect on this critical moment in our history, may we all rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.

 

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Abortion

“As a god worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites, Moloch had associations with a particular kind of propitiatory child sacrifice by parents. Moloch figures in the Book of Deuteronomy and in the Book of Leviticus as a forbidden form of idolatry (Leviticus 18:21: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seeds (children) pass through the fire to Moloch”). In the Old Testament, Gehenna was a valley by Jerusalem, where followers of various Baalim and Canaanite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6; Jer. 7:31, 19:2–6)”.   see :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moloch

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The Gleaner bats for the sexually nihilistic and sexually anarchist LGBTTTIQist agenda .

 

“A Jamaican activist described the importance of U.S. leadership in combatting homophobia in Jamaica, stressing that ―governments present and future must be made to feel grossly uncomfortable at the international level”.

……..Human Rights First: “The world as it should be Pg 21………

 

 

We await the  truth of  the matter  of  the guidance  counsellors but note and think  that  it is  important that others  see  the  Gleaner  for  what  it  is …….an LGBTTTIQ activist .

It should  be  noted  however  that  the Gleaner  has  not sought  to hide it  pro-LGBTTTIQ  commitments as  it  has  advocated  for  same  sex  marriage and consistently  calls  pro-natural  order and  heterosexual marriage  only  supporters “bigots”  and “homophobic”

 

A)

Despite  the report below Nina Dixon stated on the TBC 88.5 FM  morning programme “Special Edition”  on Friday January 15th that she did not  say what the LGBTTTIQ activist  Gleaner claims she had said.

 

Published:Monday | January 11, 2016 | 12:02 AM

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20160111/guidance-counsellors-shun-gay-lesbian-students

Newly-elected president of the Jamaica Association for Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGCE), Nina Dixon, has raised concerns that several of the approximately 800 guidance counsellors that work in schools are refusing to offer counsel to students that identify as gay or lesbian.

“I have students who have come into my office and they have expressed how they feel about their sexual orientation or their feelings.We have counsellors who are of the Christian faith who will not touch it or look at those students at all,” Dixon told The Gleaner.

While no official survey has been done to capture data on the number of students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ), Dixon believes that the numbers are growing. She said, too, that counsellors are not equipped to deal with these students.

The 2012 National Survey of Attitudes and Perception of Jamaicans Towards Same Sex Relationships found that 50 per cent of those surveyed became aware of homosexuality by age 14.

The study also shows a persistence of strong negative views towards homosexuality.

The JAGCE president is worried that the attitude of guidance counsellors towards gay and lesbian students is detrimental given that oftentimes, these students have no one else to turn to.

Statistics show that lesbians and gays are two to four times more likely than heterosexuals to seek counselling and are more likely to disclose their sexual orientation to school counsellors than they are to any other school staff member.

Research also shows, however, that 50 per cent of LGBTQ individuals do not receive successful counselling intervention becaus of counsellors’ homophobic attitudes.

“We cannot run away from it and I don’t plan to run away from it … . It is a big issue and we are burying our heads. Homosexuality is an issue that, if we don’t deal with it carefully, it can become a bigger issue where we have buggering in the schools … and if we keep running away from it, it will just make the situation worst,” she said.

While the Ministry of Education has no official policy document on LGBTQ issues in schools, it released a safety and security manual last year after concerns about bullying of gay and lesbian students surfaced.

 

B)

On Tuesday  the LGBTTTIQ activist Gleaner called some guidance  counsellors  homophobic  and child abusers . 

It should be  noted  that  the  Associated  Press  (AP) advised  that  the  word  homophobia should  not  be  used  by its  journalists.  According  to  the AP :

” “-phobia,” “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness” should not be used “in political or social contexts,” including “homophobia” and “Islamophobia”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/11/ap-nixes-homophobia-ethnic-cleansing-150315#ixzz3xNLu8mqP

 

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commentary/20160112/editorial-homophobic-guidance-counsellors-are-child-abusers

Editorial: Homophobic Guidance Counsellors Are Child Abusers

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM
When Ronald Thwaites, Jamaica’s education minister, announced the dissemination of a security manual aimed at deterring the bullying of gay schoolchildren, he might not have realised that guidance counsellors were among the main culprits.

It is appalling that radicalised faith-based guidance counsellors in Jamaica’s public schools are refusing to help gay and lesbian students who may be struggling with their sexual orientation and the mistreatment and social slight that are not unfamiliar to sexual minorities. Instead of performing their core duties, some have turned their sensitive posts into soapboxes from which promote denominational interests and proselytise.

Though Nina Dixon, president of the Jamaica Association of Guidance Counsellors in Education, did not quantify the scope of the problem, we assume that she raised the issue of discrimination because it is sufficiently widespread and culturally entrenched to cause emotional harm to marginalised communities.

This is particularly galling because guidance counsellors are, presumably, the mediators best equipped with the techniques and emotional intelligence to interface with gay students. However, they have allowed themselves to become disciples of zealotry that make them indistinguishable from the mob that promotes insularity and hatred.

What this points to is the fact that guidance counsellors have allowed their professional responsibilities to be trumped by their religious sensibilities in a clear betrayal of their duty and a shameless pandering to the lowest common denominator. Schools – even public ones which are operated by churches in conjunction with the Government – ought not to be the headquarters of homophobia.

That some counsellors have victimised children proves that some of these therapists are incapable of performing the fundamentals of their job, and their continued presence poses a danger to school communities and individual students. Though Jamaica’s buggery laws remain a tribute to medievalism, even gay students have constitutional rights against discrimination.

Such scandalous conduct must not be excused as a right to personal views or freedom of religion. Guidance counsellors are employed by schools under the aegis of the Ministry of Education to be a sounding board for children suffering psychological trauma or exhibiting behavioural problems. They are expected to cultivate in boys and girls healthy self-esteem and respect for the community and display a high degree of trustworthiness.

Jamaica’s teachers’ colleges and other tertiary organisations that conduct guidance counselling programmes should view with alarm the prevalence of anti-gay stigma that has contaminated their ranks and remodel their curricula with a focus on empathy and professional propriety.

And the Child Development Agency, Office of the Children’s Advocate and Office of the Public Defender should probe public schools to determine just how endemic anti-gay stigma is to the corps of guidance counsellors and consider whether any charges might be preferred against offenders. These counsellors are desperate for guidance themselves!

 

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LGBT activist Maurice  Tomlinson a Jamaican in a  same sex marriage in Canada and  who has filed  a constitutional claim against the Jamaican government  to have the buggery law  removed. seizes on  the story.

Tomlinson  reports  to  Human Rights First , an organization which has recommended  to the Obama  Administration several  ways  to pressure  the Jamaican government to accept the  LGBTTTIQist ideology,  that Jamaica is  failing its  LGBT  youth.

 

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http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/blog/jamaica-failing-its-lgbt-youth

This week the president of the Jamaica Association for Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGCE) revealed that some homophobic school counselors completely shun LGBT students. She explained, “we have counsellors who are of the Christian faith who will not…look at those students at all.”

In response to the revelation—and to calls to train counselors on working with LGBT students—the head of Jamaica’s teachers union Norman Allen brandished the sodomy law as a shield to justify this discrimination. Allen said that the Jamaica Teachers’ Association cannot call for counselors to be trained to work with LGBT youth because sodomy is illegal in the country. Allen went even further, implying that LGBT students should be reported to government agencies.

This is one of many examples of the ways my country’s sodomy law, which criminalizes all forms of intimacy between men even in private, is used to justify the daily violence and discrimination that LGBT people face in Jamaica. In this case, the law is exacerbating the rejection vulnerable Jamaican youth suffer. LGBT youth—like many other LGBT Jamaicans—experience violence, discrimination in access to services, and bullying in schools. And in addition to facing rejection from their peers, many of these students are also rejected by those officially designated to support them through a developmentally crucial and difficult time.

Jamaica is failing its vulnerable youth, and defending this failure with a law that, at its very core, infringes upon the rights of Jamaica’s LGBT population. In November 2015, I filed a constitutional challenge against Jamaica’s sodomy law, citing the law’s violation of the protections outlined in Jamaica’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. These include the rights to liberty and freedom of the person, freedom of expression, privacy and family life, and freedom from inhuman or degrading punishment or other treatment, among others.

This is just one of the many efforts that I and other members of Jamaican civil society are undertaking in order to transform society and make our country one that fully respects the rights and freedoms of all. It is my hope that this constitutional challenge will eventually lead to a decision that prioritizes the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Jamaicans, including our LGBT youth.

Maurice Tomlinson is a Jamaican attorney and human rights activist currently with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. As part of his activism, he acts as counsel and/or claimant in cases challenging anti-gay laws before the most senior tribunals in the Caribbean, authors reports to regional and UN agencies on the human rights situation for LGBTI people in this region, conducts judicial and police LGBTI and HIV-sensitization trainings, and facilitates human rights documentation and advocacy capacity-building exercises. In 2012, Maurice received the inaugural David Kato Vision and Voice Award, which recognizes individuals who defend human rights and the dignity of LGBTI people around the world.

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Pedophilia, sexual nihilism and sexual anarchy : Putting the Gleaner’s concern about LGBT children into perspective.

 

“society must recognise the right of all young people to enjoy sex and to express their sexuality in the way that they choose” .

…… IPPF Youth Manifesto, Goal 3, Bullet point 6…..

 

Pedophiles , sexual  nihilists  and  sexual  anarchists are coming for the children and as in all things sexual they are using “rights” and have the support of the sexually nihilistic and sexually anarchist , atheist / secular Obama administration and the United Nations.
The recent discussions on LGBT students in schools is not coincidental nor simply about the children but rather a part of a “rights based” strategy to access children for sex.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is one of the largest abortion providers in the world and has great influence at the United Nations.

The UN is presently implementing a sexual rights agenda called ippf/youth which was developed by the IPPF for young persons 10 – 24 years old.  The  manifesto  is  printed  below.

The IPPF / Youth Manifesto  (ippf/youth) can also  be  accessed  at  a  USAID website:

http://www.popline.org/node/534345

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http://www.youth-policy.com/Policies/IPPF%20Youth%20Manifesto.pdf

ippf/youth manifesto

http://www.ippf.org/youth/manifesto/manifesto.htm

ippf/youth is a manifesto for IPPF to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people as we move into the 21st century. It was developed by the Youth Committee of IPPF between April and October 1998.

goal 1

young people must have information and education on sexuality and the best possible sexual and reproductive health services (including contraceptives).

all young people must be able to choose from a full range of contraceptives including the latest advances in contraception.

sexual and reproductive health services for young people must be:

  • confidential
  • accessible
  • free from judgement
  • and offer a complete range of services

    service providers must make sure that they meet the different needs of all young people, married or unmarried, whatever their age, gender , ability, beliefs and sexual lifestyle.

    sexual and reproductive health education must be accurate, reliable and responsive to the physical and emotional needs of young people of all ages and sexual lifestyles.

    young men must be encouraged to use sexual and reproductive health services which have been designed for them.

    governments and policy makers must be urged to increase their commitment to sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people.

    service providers must make sure that they meet the additional needs of young people living with hiv/aids, survivors of sexual abuse and young sexual offenders.

    goal 2

    young people must be able to be active citizens in their society

    young people must have real decision-making power in all work of ippf/fpas

    young people must receive practical skills and knowledge so they can participate to the best of their ability in society.

    the contribution of young people and the way that they present themselves must be valued and recognised in ippf/fpas.

    youth groups must have direct access to funds and support.

    governments and policy makers must be urged to take action to support and promote youth participation in society.

goal 3

young people must be able to have pleasure and confidence in relationships and all aspects of sexuality.

young people must be supported by laws that allow them to act freely in the way they choose to live their lives.

obstacles that make young people uncomfortable about themselves, their bodies and their relationships must be removed.

young people must be encouraged to know their own sexual rights and to respect the rights of others.

young people’s sexuality should have a positive image in society.

society must recognise the right of all young people to enjoy sex and to express their sexuality in the way that they choose .

 

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