PHILIP POCOCK - INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR MOLONGLO
o Want to get rid of ACT legislation for homosexual unions and stop being labelled
"homophobic" because you love the truth, encapsulated in the natural law,
the province of Church and State, institutions both under God.
Quote from Catholic Catechism Item no 2357.
"Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as
acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that
"homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.
They are contrary to the natural law."
o Want a politician who will seek to protect your children and your grandchildren, with
a framework that will enable them to make better decisions about relationships. This
will reduce the level of emotional pain, self harm, mental illness and substance abuse
so prevalent in society today.
o Want to create a society based on real economic, bio/psycho/social/spiritual freedom.
Vote 1 - Philip Pocock for Molonglo.
After this election campaign I was brought before a panel of the Psychology Board of Australia
after 19 complaints about my views on homosexuality. While my professional views on homosexuality
are really just a natural extension of my views on the nature of sexuality as a whole, they are really based
on a model of psychobiology that is somewhat speculative but consistent with observed behaviour and data to date.
My viewsare being supported more and more by growing evidence from the fields of biology and psychology, in ways that
require the application of reason and intelligence along with a capacity for high level abstraction and lateral thinking, if the
connections are to be realized, as many of the claims haven't been directly addressed as yet.
The transcript of the appeal hearing can be found on the link to the right and the Judgment is available from various places,
including the ACAT and the ANU but what is perplexing to me is that, while I am making religious references and seeking to
make it clear that there is no conflict between Catholic sexuality teachings and my personal scientific/biological views on sexuality,
I came to the personal scientific model first in terms of concrete thinking. I believe that an Omniscient God knows exactly how human
beings are constructed, and instructs us accordingly through revelation, and while he has revealed these realities, in a theological sense,
primarily through aspects of the Jewish Law, but God still requires us to use our intellects to understand why this is so, as Pope Benedict
has clearly stated. of course now that I understand to a greater extent my model is still a psychobiological model based on the underlying
physical nature of human beings. As a result this is the only model that I seek to bring to patients, if appropriate, although describing it as a
model which is still not definitive in terms of scientific proof but as an explanatory model or even metaphor that should be consistent with their
subjective experience if it is actually true. As the judgment and the transcript show no-one seems to understand this including my own counsel but
I can only assume this is a failure to communicate on my part.
The most staggering lack of insight, to my mind, is the fact that if any group in society could be realistically expected to provide information on
sexuality to families adolescents and even children, psychologists, who do relationship counselling would be that group. I have been trained in sexual
counselling and I wonder what do psychologists tell couples who they see. On the reasoning from this judgment, that there is insufficient 'scientific' proof
for psychologists to make public statements on homosexuality, abortion, adultery and masturbation, areas of concern to almost everybody, is advice in this
area to be abandoned to the untrained, self serving, charlatans, purveyors of pornography and even those of good will who have no idea at all about
It would seem we are required to sacrifice the innocent for the sake of the 'fragile' homosexuals who refuse to take the advice to remain celibate
and have no one but themselves to blame for their fragility by refusing experienced psychologists to make judgment calls when science is insufficient.
Should I take my various information websites down or resign as a psychologist?
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Written and Authorised by Philip Pocock - This site was last updated 08/28/14