NOM-entrenched Haas family: Reared on diet of 'ex-gay' therapy?
We've already established that Brian Brown, Charles Limandri, David Lejeune, and any number of other (male) National Organization for Marriage personalities are members of the Catholic organization Legatus, so just the fact that words like the following appeared in that organization's March membership magazine would be concerning enough:
There are many reasons why people suffer from SSA disorder. Some “discover” this tendency within them. Others grow into it through pursuits of pleasure or experimentation. Some use it to punish themselves or others. Whether the disorder has some deep, unknown roots over which one has virtually no control, or whether it’s a developed disorder resulting from bad choices, it leaves an individual disposed toward activities and a lifestyle that are dangerous — physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Fortunately there is hope for those who suffer from the disorder. The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality reports that significant numbers of homosexual persons have undergone treatment and had their sexual drives properly ordered. These findings are a beacon of hope to those suffering from SSA, as well as for their family and friends who desire their happiness and good health. Finally, for those who for whatever reason cannot be cured, there is a support group known as Courage to help them live safe, moral, chaste lives. Those who continue to suffer from this disorder can find true help through an orientation toward their Savior and Redeemer, “the Orient from on High,” and the life that He offers them in Himself.
Sexual ‘disorientation [Legatus Magazine]
Scientifically-shunned "ex-gay" propaganda is always concerning. But in this case, there is more. So much more. Because you see, the man who penned this column answers to the name of John M. Haas, Ph.D. The same John Haas who holds several different high Catholic positions (president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, founding president of the International Institute for Culture, etc). The same John Haas who resides in Philadelphia, PA. The same John Haas who teaches seminars purporting to unveil "the truth" about the gay movement. And oh yea -- the same John Haas who has nine children, several of whom either have worked or do currently work for NOM as we speak:
The Haas family is ALL UP in NOM's ranks. In fact, Justin Haas, in particular, serves in a major capacity:
[SOURCE: CT Family]
And the Haas patriarch whose Catholic teachings seemingly helped his children come to such beliefs? Yea, well -- he refers to our love as a "disorder" and our lives nothing more than "lifestyles" from which we need to escape via propagandistic junk science. Insightful, aint it?
Now, we should say that we have no record of the father doing direct work for the organization. But the branches are certainly fanning the "protect marriage" flames, even in the trunk is staying planted in the larger Legatus pasture.
*NOTE: Maggie Gallagher also has Legatus connections. Last fall, she spoke at a Houston chapter meeting, for one.
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