Robert Gollwitzer

Politisch. Katholisch. Leidenschaftlich.

Homosexuals Anonymous

Homosexuals Anonymous is an international organization dedicated to serving the recovery needs of men and women who struggle with unwanted same sex attraction.

        

          

This fellowship of men and women, who through their common spiritual, intellectual and emotional experiences have chosen to help each other live in freedom from homosexuality. 

             

     

If you are a person who struggles with unwanted same sex attraction, you are not alone Homosexuals Anonymous and many other related ministries, counselors and therapists provide valuable resources that can be of great use to you.

         

Remember always that while no one chooses to have same sex attraction, many do choose to diminish and eliminate those feelings of attraction. All people have the right to self determination, the right to choose for themselves the aspects that comprise their identity. Through HA, you will meet many people who see their identity as being rooted in their faith and not in their unwanted desires and behaviors. 

                            

If you are a parent, relative or friend of someone who struggles with unwanted same sex attraction, you can find helpful resources they will appreciate.

          

If you are a parent, friend or relative of someone who embraces and lives a gay lifestyle, you can find support, encouragement and hope in the material you will find available to you in website. If you are interested in online support groups or forming a local parents support group, please contact us and let us know how we can serve you.

           

If you are a minister, counselor or therapist looking for a support group and  other resources to serve the needs of a counselee wanting freedom from homosexuality, then please read through our website. In your exploration you will learn who we are and how we can help you.


www.homosexuals-anonymous.com


Ausgaben der Landeshauptstadt München für homosexuelle Projekte, Veranstaltungen und Organisationen laut Auskunft von Frau Dorothee Schiwy (Sozialreferentin) vom 21.02.2017:

Förderung durch das Sozialreferat/Amt für soziale Sicherung (rosa Alter): 84.645 EUR

Förderung durch das Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt (Sub e.V.): 14.300 EUR

(Angaben pro Jahr. Diese Beträge wurden zumindest seit 2015 unverändert in dieser Höhe bezahlt).

Es ist mir unverständlich, weshalb hier besondere sexuelle Neigungen mit einem derart hohen Etat gefördert werden, wenn zugleich Schulen, Altenheime, Krankenhäuser und vieles mehr die Unterstützung weitaus dringender benötigen.

Menschen werden gefördert und unterstützt, wenn sie der Förderung und Unterstützung bedürfen. Dabei jedoch besondere Bevölkerungsgruppen wegen ihrer sexuellen Vorlieben hervorzuheben, ist eine Diskriminierung der anderen Bevölkerungsschichten.

Ich fordere deshalb eine Einstellung jeglicher finanzieller oder sonstiger Förderung gleichgeschlechtlicher Projekte durch städtische oder staatliche Stellen.

München, den 21.02.2017

Robert Gollwitzer
www.robert-gollwitzer.com


The six ways homosexual activists manipulate public opinion:

1) Exploit the “victim” status;
2) Use the sympathetic media;
3) Confuse and neutralize the churches;
4) Slander and stereotype Christians;
5) Bait and switch (hide their true nature); and
6) Intimidation.

(https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-six-ways-homosexual-activists-manipulate-public-opinion?utm_content=bufferc9d45&utm_medium=social&utm_source=defendmarriage%2Bfacebook&utm_campaign=buffer)


A Word to "Ex-Gay Leaders"


Some might not like to hear what I am saying, but it needs to be said. No wonder the ex-gay (or "purity" or whatever you call it)-movement has so little impact on society! Look at its "leaders": They brag with scientific credentials in psychiatry and/or psychology while most have no credentials at all or at best low-level ones. Extremely few really are psychiatrists. Others point out their theological "achievements". It is not an achievement when you were appointed pastor by some small church - which would not be recognized by 99% of Christianity! Others try to make their own name big, forgetting who really set them free. Then you have those who studied theology or whatever else and now claim to be expert on any given field. Most of their "knowledge" comes from stuff they have read somewhere. Finally you have those who travel across the globe and write books about how to find freedom from same-sex attractions, how to look at them from a Christian and scientific point of view, how to deal with them from a political perspective - you get the picture. The "I-know-everything"-types. However, if you look at their private lives things do not look so shiny - they might be divorced or married a divorced partner, which makes their cohabitation a form of adultry no better than any homosexual act.

So what am I getting at? That we are all liars and hypocrites?

I can't look into someone's heart, so it is not up to me to say that. But! we should stick at what we truly know about and not try to beat the world in areas where it is better than we will ever be. God does not need credentials. Your own life story is worth a whole lot more if you present it - and yourself - authentically! Don't try to brush it up, to make it look better. Don't push your own agenda, but God's.

As Doug from Homosexuals Anonymous used to say: "The only thing that keeps us from finding true freedom is the belief that it can be done!"

He sometimes told me how they started off in 1976, having no fancy psychology books, but the Bible. Yet to this day I have not met a man with a stronger faith than Dr. Douglas McIntyre, who passed away in 2015.

He did not put human science down, but he gave credit where credit was due.

Finally, at the end of the day, we need a love bigger than whatever our hearts and bodies held on to so far. A love that can give eternal life.

Robert Gollwitzer
Director Homosexuals Anonymous


An Open Letter to the Deniers of Reparative Therapy


By John McCartney

For years, “gay” activists have waged a disinformation campaign against reparative therapy (RT), a service available to the those with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). It got national attention decades ago when, using it, [sexologists] Masters & Johnson relieved 60 percent of such persons from SSA. Such therapy consists of conversation between a therapist and a client seeking the source of this unwelcome felling. That there is a source is attested to by the fact that there is no replicated study supporting the born-that-way argument. Anti-RT activists advance assertions that warrant scrutiny, assertions in addition to born-that-way, such as:

SSA is not a disorder, i.e., a divergence from nature. In support, they cite the 1973 removal of homosexuality from the [American Psychiatric Association’s] Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders II at a meeting that made a travesty of psychiatric deliberation by politics and the ever-present threat of 1971-type disruptions [Editor’s note: see this “pro-LGBTQ psychiatric site, which notes: “There were a series of dramatic encounters between activists and psychiatrists at the annual meetings of the APA between 1970 and 1972.” Also see psychiatrist Dr Ronald Bayer’s book, Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis, which documents how “gay” militants bullied and harassed psychiatrists leading up to the APA vote depathologizing homosexuality.] In a subsequent referendum, psychiatrists without experience with homosexuality were polled; their votes outweighed the votes of psychiatrists who did have it. Psychiatrists with such clinical experience in counseling clients with SSA were marginalized in the proceedings.

Dr. Robert Spitzer, who quarterbacked the 1973 removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder (with a narrow exception), retracted his 2003 endorsement of RT, which he made after listening to the self-reports of 200 men and women for whom RT worked. Spitzer, after ten years, was convinced by “gay” activists that he really didn’t know what he once knew, that his endorsement was putting homosexuals in jeopardy, and that self-reporting of change was unreliable, even though he had expertise evaluating it. The [then] 80-year-old psychiatrist yielded to the same intense lobbying that his fellow psychiatrists did in the 1973 “scientific” [APA] meeting–to truth’s detriment.

The assertion that the showcased dozen or so victims of unqualified counselors constituted proof that RT doesn’t work and is often harmful is as unreasonable as asserting that Alcoholics Anonymous is a failure because it has only a 40 percent success rate.


Apparently, no successful “survivor” of Reparative Therapy was interviewed. One wonders how many of the 350,000 AIDS fatalities (up to 500,000 due to cause-of-death mislabeling) would be living if they had had an opportunity to weaken their same-sex attraction. HIV/AIDS has taken a terrible toll among men having sex with men (MSM). Of the 1.2 million Americans with the disease, 65 percent are MSM (homosexuals comprise just 1.7 percent of the U.S. population). Seventy percent of new infections occur among these men.Homosexual “marriage” has been no solution: 86 percent of new HIV transmissions in gay and bi [bisexual] men occur in relationships or in the context of two guys sleeping together regularly; for guys ages 16 to 24, 79 percent. The cost comes to $16.5 billion per year. Illinois alone has received $80.8 billion [in federal funds] to service HIV/AIDS victims (as of 2014). [See this Kaiser Family Foundation report, which states: “Federal funding for HIV has increased significantly over the course of the epidemic, rising from just a few hundred thousand in FY 1982 to more than $32 billion in FY 2017.”]

The above begs the question: why the desperate effort to discredit RT when SSA has led, and is leading, to such suffering and early death for MSM, plus the crushing medical costs (from self-inflicted behavior), when RT offers hope to those dissatisfied with their not-so-gay lifestyle? A plausible answer: the grandfather of the Gay Liberation Movement, the late Frank (“Gay Is Good”) Kameny, whose personal history belies his mantra, contended that the edifice of “gay” liberation would collapse if homosexuality could not gain acceptance as a normal variant of heterosexuality. If the 200 gays and lesbians interviewed by the aforementioned Dr. Spitzer, plus hundreds of others, have minimized or eliminated their same-sex attraction, then SSA cannot be regarded as a normal variant and therefore must be a disorder, a divergence from nature/normality. Disorders need rectifying, not membership in a protected class for which the 1973 APA decision laid the groundwork.

What accounts for the deniers’ success when there is so much evidence that homosexuality (condition and behavior) is not, as Kameny says, a normal variant of human sexual behavior? If Americans believe so, it is because the media has suppressed most negatives about homosexuality and suppressed all the positives about RT. If the success stories that Dr. Spitzer certified argue convincingly for the minimization/elimination of SSA–as they do–then there is no justification for making homosexuals a protected class. Rather, they should be regarded as many clinically experienced psychiatrists regard victims of depression, which affects saints and sinners. Developing the comparison: SSA points its victims toward HIV/AIDS; depression, toward suicide. The latter’s death toll is infinitesimal compared to the former.

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Player Queen’s repeated assertions to her dying husband that she would never, never marry again led even the naïve Queen Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, to suspect her emotional insistence. So should the relentless protestations (“fraudulent,” “harmful,” “charlatans”) of the RT deniers (like the LGBTQ activist group “Truth Wins Out“) be regarded. To paraphrase the skeptical Queen’s response to Hamlet’s question: These deniers protest too much, methinks.

John J. McCartney, Jr.

Cititens Concerned About Media
PO Box 8208
Chicago, IL 60608

Note: McCartney also can be reached via email through AFTAH by writing: [email protected]