February 06, 2006

focus on family - can you confirm or deny?

Ok, so I was reading this article by Jim David in the Advocate from 10/11/2005 looking for something I thought was in there for my thesis that wasn't and I read that Focus on the Family's James Dobson

"advocates preventing gayness in young boys by having them take showers with their fathers to "notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger." Dobson also advocates curing alcoholism with a weekend binge in Vegas.
Is this true?

People are crazy.

9 comments:

JSmithua said...

It's totally true. My parents lived by James Dobson's teachings. I never thought it was weird when I was actually involved in some of these "masculinizing" techniques, but in hind's sight, they were a bit queer...

JSmithua said...

Now on the second point, I'm not so certain... I doubt James Dobson would want anyone to visit Las Vegas as it embodies about everything Focus on the Family despises (sex, drugs, gambling, men playing with their tigers on stage...)

imagineme&you said...

The first part is simply baffling. But on the latter issue, I've had some thoughts on a whole regime you could develop and sell, a la South Beach: cure alcoholism and gambling with a weekend binge in Vegas; fight sex addiction with a visit to the brothel; combat cerebal palsy with a brisk walk in the park; take care of deafness with Mozart; and force sufferers of cystic fibrosis to suck it up and smoke a pack. Or does the pattern change?

wannatakethisoutside said...

So by extention does gay sex "cure" homosexuality?

Maybe people with "homosexual urges" should just fuck like bunnies for a while.

tea cozy said...

well, you know, the only cure for temptation....

Anonymous said...

Having grown up in in a family that LOVES Dobson, I can totally sympathize. All their tactics are ridiculously queer. For example, to be "cured" I was forced to move out of my house and in with a group of celibate women who were my "spiritual mentors" so that I could get in touch with my "feminine side" (nevermind the fact that I was already a glitter-clad girly-girl). Then, they required me to confess in detail all my sexual fantasies (or, rather, their suspicions of my sexual fantasies--it wasn't the "truth" if it wasn't what they wanted to hear) to the entire group. Ummm...so, yes, ranting aside, it was ridiculously queer...

emily0 said...

Dear Anonymous,

That is amaaazingly gay.

maudite entendante said...

In other news, I want any child I have to wear only this for, like, its entire life.

imagineme&you said...

Dobson, who is somewhat unimaginative, suggests specifically that sodomy cures male homosexuality; cunnilingus, female.

Well-established fact. Yet, lacking an empirical study. Let's provide him with one, Kinsey-style.

Go forth and practice the teachings of Dobson. We'll send him a special issue of Quench letting him know how effective these techniques really are.