Sunday, 19 February 2012

Michael Gove: Pure Manhood

"The world tells people who have same-sex attractions that they have two options: either hide in the closet in fear or come out, embrace your identity, and sleep with whoever you want. Acknowledging your attractions but living a pure life isn't even proposed as a realistic choice, because the world assumes that sex equals love, and no one should have to live without love.
"A guy who has these attractions may not want them, or even know where they're coming from. Perhaps they stem from an unhealthy relationship with his father, an inability to relate to other guys, or even sexual abuse. Whatever the case may be, purity will help him understand the origin of his feelings.
"Every guy needs male approval as part of becoming a man. But in this need for masculine love, some guys may question their identity and try to find it in sex. But that will not satisfy their calling to make a total gift of themselves. The homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God's natural purpose for sex -- babies and bonding.
"Even if a person does not believe in God, he cannot argue with nature. For example, the life expectancy of homosexual men is half that of heterosexual men. Furthermore, imagine what would happen if all people with same-sex attractions were placed in their own country. It would be empty in a century, because bodies of the same gender are not made to receive each other. Even if a man has same-sex attractions, his body is heterosexual. He was designed to give life..."

Pure Manhood: How To Become The Man God Wants You To Be by Jason Evert.
A booklet given out in some faith schools - which Michael Gove is fine and dandy with.

"The education provisions of the Equality Act 2010 which prohibit discrimination against individuals based on their protected characteristics (including their sexual orientation) do not extend to the content of the curriculum. Any materials used in sex and relationship education lessons, therefore, will not be subject to the discrimination provisions of the act."

So now you know.


  1. Oh, this booklet's woeful sexist assumptions extend beyond homophobia.
    Apparently one of the illustrative parables in the booklet originates from the bordlerline pornographic fantasy Gor novels by John Norman.
    Gor is all about how satisfying the world is when women acknowldge their submissive role - we're talking slave girls in chains submissive here.
    More about it at:

    These are the baseline assumptions of this sort of evangelical. Who needs to know about sex ed or contraception? God knows best when it comes to what happens between your legs.
    Just so wrong in so many many many ways.

    - matthew davis

    1. * How far is too far?
      * What’s wrong with just thinking about it?
      * What’s wrong with porn? You’re not hurting anyone.
      * What if it’s just a swimsuit magazine?
      * If she’s willing to do it, why is it wrong?
      * What about safe sex?
      * Shouldn’t I be free to do whatever I want?
      * How do I stay pure?