"as if she was a trendy pet dog ..."

By Diogenes (articles) | Mar 07, 2006

Psychologist Gerard van den Aardweg offers a professional close-up perspective on counterfeit families.

The emotional ties of persons with a homosexual complex to their parents remain as they were in childhood and adolescence: dependence on the mother, aversion, contempt, fear or indifference toward the father in the male; often ambivalent feelings as to the mother and (less often) emotional dependence on the father in the female. Such emotional immaturity is further reflected in the fact that not a few homosexuals are not deeply interested in children, in spite of outer appearances, as they are too self-absorbed and want all attention for themselves, as real children do.

For example, a homosexual man who, together with his friend, had adopted a daughter, later confessed that they had done it in order to show off, "as if she was a trendy pet dog; everybody looked at us when we, as ostentatious homosexuals, entered a room with her."

Hence the good people of Boston are baffled by the continued resistance of the Catholic Church to gay adoption: doesn't the Vatican understand what it takes to make a party go?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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