Every Life

I loved this because every life deserves a lifetime.  Every life.

–Beetle Blogger

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11 Comments

  1. Lisa~ said,

    February 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    WOW. Awesome. True.

  2. Lisa~ said,

    February 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Hey Beetle, can you give me a link to that post on homosexuality being a mental illness till it was forced out of the medical journal? I think you were the one that wrote it, if not do you know who did? Thanks:)

  3. Euripides said,

    February 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Gorgeous picture and great message as always bb!

  4. brett said,

    March 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Lisa,

    Here’s a good summary of the politics involved in de-listing homosexuality from the “big book of mental illneses”:
    http://www.connect2mason.com/homosexuality_is_a_mental_illness2

    And as far as “every life deserving a lifetime”, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disagree there. Murders and rapists are obvious exceptions. I realize that’s not the intended message, but if the text is taken literally…

  5. beetlebabee said,

    March 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Good link Brett.

    “Those who have kept track of homosexuality’s status in American society know that homosexuality was taken out of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM list of mental disorders back in 1973. This laconic defense ignores problems with the decision.

    Even sympathizers with the APA’s decision admit that politics, rather than science, was the chief reason for removal.

    Gay gene proponent Simon LeVay concedes, “Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality.”

    Also, the final tally was not impressive. The vote was 5,584 to 3,810 out of about 30,000 APA members, meaning that only about 37 percent of the APA took part in the decision.

    In total, only approximately 20 percent of the organization actually said yes to removal, meaning that as much as 80 percent of the APA in 1973 might have opposed removal.

    Furthermore, the decision did not fully eradicate psychology’s condemnation of this now acceptable act, as “ego-dystonic homosexuality” remained on the books until the 1980s. Yet, as Dr. David S. Holmes noted, “because of changes in social norms and strong political pressures … homosexuality was not listed as a disorder.”

    In other words, not science, but politics, was the chief factor. “

  6. beetlebabee said,

    March 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    “Murders and rapists are obvious exceptions. ”

    Everyone deserves the chance to experience life and make choices. What they do with those choices is up to them, and the consequences follow. It’s extremely sad to me that so many of these little ones will never get that chance. Einstein? Mozart? Who knows what they might have been.

  7. brett said,

    March 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Ah, you miss my point..

    The caption is “Every life deserves a LIFETIME”. And while you could define “lifetime” as the time from birth to death (including those whose lives are cut short by the state due to committing heinous crimes against society), the people who are so ready to snuff out the lives of the unborn are the very same who will argue until blue in the face that no coldblooded murderer should ever be executed, no matter the hideousness of his crimes.

    Thus my disagreement.

    And speaking of terminating unborn lives, here’s a news flash I read today…

    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) rebuked President Obama over abortion at the “health” care summit Thursday, saying “for 30 years we’ve had a law that says there will be no taxpayer funding of abortion. This bill, that we have before us, for the first time in 30 years allows for the taxpayer funding of abortions.”

    Obama’s new version 2.0 actually increases abortion funding above and beyond the massive increase already in Harry Reid’s Senate version of the bill. Boehner also issued a written request to include Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) in the discussions, but Obama refused to include Stupak, or even speak to him since September, as punishment for how Stupak led a House amendment last fall that would have significantly reduced Obama’s abortion funding. Obama bristled that he and Boehner/Stupak “profoundly disagree” about whether tax-dollars should fund child-killing.

    The National Right To Life Committee revealed Obama’s hidden increase in their analysis of the new White House proposal: “None of President Obama’s proposed changes diminish any of the sweeping pro-abortion problems in the Senate bill. And he actually proposes to increase the funds that would be available to directly subsidize abortion procedures [with $11 Billion for Community Health Centers like Planned Parenthood] and to subsidize private health insurance that covers abortion (through the premium- subsidy tax credits program).”

    Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council also condemned Obama’s new plan: “It also calls for $11 billion for community health centers with no restrictions on funding abortions, mandates so-called ‘preventative’ services for women including abortion, reauthorizes the Indian Health Act without abortion funding restrictions, and creates a national plan run by the Office of Personnel Management to contract with plans that include abortion.”

  8. Rosss said,

    March 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “in total, only approximately 20 percent of the organization actually said yes to removal, meaning that as much as 80 percent of the APA in 1973 might have opposed removal”

    Well shucks..if that many people dont vote, then OBVIOUSLY they don’t care THAT much about the issue at hand, do they?

    PS Way to go Washington Dc. Onwards and upwards.

  9. beetlebabee said,

    March 3, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Rosss, your shamelessness never ceases to amaze me.

  10. Lisa~ said,

    March 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I think you meant onwards and downwards.

  11. Bart said,

    March 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    The DC aberration will be overturned as soon as the people get a chance to vote on it. Wait and see. Sooner or later these liberal nutjobs will realize and – very grudgingly – accept that their views can’t be forced on the rest of us.


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