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Paperback Shadow in the Land: Homosexuality in America Book

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Shadow in the Land: Homosexuality in America

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Gay and Lesbian Studies, Homosexuality, American Studies This description may be from another edition of this product.

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More relative today than when he wrote it.

Dannenmeyer's book seems to have raised a few hackles by reviewers here, but I can only say that, having been written in the late 1980s, his book is far more relative today than it was when he first penned it. Much of his seemingly dire predictions are coming true, as witnessed most recently by the Prop 8 situation in California. Shadow in the Land is an important piece of literature because of is prescience, if nothing else. We now have children's books about my two daddies or mommies, educators wanting children to sign gay pledges in grade school, and gays picketing and disrupting houses of worship and places of business, intimidating customers, publishing gay "hate" lists on the internet. Dannenmeyer predicted all of this and he was spot on.

Intelligent, thorough, honest, disturbingly insightful

TABLE OF CONTENTS:Introduction1. What Really Causes Homosexuality? I. The Storming of the APA II. Contemporary Explanations of Homosexuality A. Theories That View Homosexuality as Inherited 1. Genetic Theories 2. Hormonal Factors at Birth 3. Levels of Testosterone B. Theories That View Homosexuality as Acquired Behavior 1. Homosexuality as Illness2. Homosexuality and the Law I. The "Hate Crimes" Bill II. AIDS Litigation3. The Religious Issue I. What Orthodox People Are Being Asked to Give Up A. Biblical Authority B. The Authority of the Historical Church C. Free Will II. Homosexuals and the Established Churches Dignity Integrity Other Denominations III. The Homosexual Church IV. The Religious Dilemma V. What Can Religious People Do about Homosexuality?4. The Politics of Homosexuality I. The Homosexual Movement: 1960 to the Present A. The Transformation of the Rhetoric 1. "Gay" 2. "Homophobe" and "Homophobic" 3. "Sexual Orientation", Formerly "Sexual Preference" 4. "Alternate Life-Style" 5. "Discovering or Exploring One's Sexuality" 6. "Family Partner" B. The Redefinition of Homosexuality C. Focusing on What They Are Rather Than What They Do D. The Organization of Public Demonstrations 1. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force 2. The Human Rights Campaign Fund E. Getting Uncle Sam to Help F. What Must Be Done to Stop the Homosexual Movement?5. The New Sex Education: Homosexuality I. "About Your Sexuality" by Deryk Calderwood II. "Sexuality: A Divine Gift" III. "Mutual Caring, Mutual Sharing6. AIDS and Public Policy I. Widespread Testing A. Persons Convicted of Intravenous Drug use, Prostitution, or Sexual Assault B. Persons Receiving Treatment or Services for Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Drug Abuse, or Sexually Transmitted Disease C. Premarital Applicants D. Hospital Admittees between the Ages of Fifteen and Forty-nine II. Reporting III. Contact Tracing IV. The Restoration of Laws against Sodomy V. The Rejection of Antidiscrimination LawsIndex"The Storming of the APA" p. 24-39"The story of how homosexuality was declared 'normal' by the American Psychiatric Association is one of the most depressing narratives in the annals of modern medicine. Indeed, it is difficult to contemplate the details without wondering if our society is not in a state of advanced deterioration. In brief, a group of homosexuals stormed the APA annual convention on successive years and with deliberately disruptive tactics actually forced the psychiatrists to accede to their demands and declare homosexuality a 'normal condition'. In effect the nature of medical opinion was altered by strong-arm tactics.This is not an event you will see memorialized on '60 Minutes' or in the New York Times. The liberal press is silent on the subject, because, although they are embarrassed by what happened, they are ple
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