The Truth about the Anglican Communion's Listening Process
By David W. Virtue in Puerto Rico
Certain Anglican Communion leaders want us to listen to the pain (read whine) of homosexuals, and it is being done, indeed now mandated under the alleged guise of objectivity called the "Listening Process" funded and paid for by a retired Episcopal priest from the diocese of Southeast Florida, who donated $1.5 million to fund the entire project through 2011.
But a psychologist, teacher and former university professor of psychology, who spoke to VOL proffered a different and perhaps deeper perspective on the Listening Process that has nothing to do directly with money or sex.
It is this. The process of "listening" has everything to do with what he called "systematic desensitization" that is, the process of dealing with peoples' alleged phobias, breaking down their resistance, thus changing peoples' minds and their values towards those who are afflicted with same sex attractions. The process is designed to first generate sympathy then empathy and finally acceptance.