What are these people thinking?
I have to confess that sometimes these religious nutters on the Right baffle the hell out of me. One of the loosest screws on the Right is the one belonging to James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Remember that when the word family is used by these people they mean one thing primarily: antigay. Apparently homosexuals don't have families but sprang into existence out of nothing.
Loony Dobson passed on some advice on how fathers can prevent their sons from being gay. This came from a so-called "reparative" therapist who uses Jesus and bullshit to try and change people who are gay into being straight. Now here is some of his suggested techniques to prevent a son from being gay.
"Meanwhile, the boy's father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son's maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger."
It's that last bit that has me aghast. The man is saying that one way to stop young boys from turning gay is for their fathers to strip naked with the boy and take him into a shower so the boy can look at the man's genitals! Explain that to the police in America. "Oh officer, no I only took the boy in to look at my dick because I didn't want him to turn out gay! Dr. Dobson said it was okay." Flashers now have an excuse. They aren't perverts. They're therapists!