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Surging: Black voter registration in North Carolina.
Briefing: Bush to call for shorter tours in Iraq.
Firing: US strikes Sadr City.
Evil Empire Indeed: Microsoft negotiating with Murdoch for Yahoo bid.
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On the Olympics: Dalai Lama supports games but says nobody has the right to tell protesters to “shut up.”
On the Ground: More American Airlines planes.
On the Trail: : Liz Edwards plugs Clinton’s health care plan.
On the Heels of My Embarrassing Loss in the Legislature: Bloomberg to stump for McCain.
Something Fishy: $900 million for salmon-restoration plan.
Every Fern Is Sacred: Neighbors petitioning to block school-expansion plans.
Why’s It Always Gotta Be Like That? Most euthanized dogs are black.
From Growing Up Straight: What Every Thoughtful Parent Should Know About Homosexuality, by Peter and Barbara Wyden. Copyright 1968.
HOW MOTHERS RAISE HOMOSEXUAL SONS
Usually, nobody is closer to a child in infancy and early childhood than his mother, and this is why, in all probability, it is neurotic behavior that plants the seeds of her son’s homosexuality. This is an exceedingly difficult charge for any mother to concede, particularly since the behavior that damages her son is quite unconscious.
No parent sets out deliberately to produce a delinquent—or a homosexual. Yet it is recognized today that both delinquency and homosexuality are rooted in the home.
Such a child is often the second or later one born to parents who live in an unhappy marriage. Perhaps the mother wished for a daughter. Often, too, by the time the second or later child arrives, the marriage has deteriorated and the mother turns her attentions toward her sons, especially when she cannot get love from her husband.
The child who becomes a homosexual is usually overprotected and preferred by his mother. In other cases he may be underprotected and rejected. In either case, Dr. Irving Bieber told us, the parents “interfere with the sexuality of the child. No matter what else they do , they seem to do that. They converge on one child and as a result of their own problems the child’s masculinity is damaged.”