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Humor Resources for Practitioners

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor


Humor Quest (Use for information on humor and education.)


Humor Research (A site maintained by Dr. Willibald Ruch, University of Zurich; it is used by humor researchers. Use it to connect with basic research on humor and laughter. Includes link to the International Society for Humor Studies.)


The Cancer Club (A site specifically devoted to coping with cancer.)


Funnyordie.com Gay Humor Archive


funnyordie.com has several images and video parodies involving  LGBT themes (although some might be inappropriate for minors)...

IMGFAVE.com Gay Humor Blog


imgfave.com link on the left has several images of LGBT humor (although some might be inappropriate for minors)...
 

Healthcare Guild Humorous Cartoons, Letters, & Articles




























Protect Masculinity: There are Homosexuals on the loose!


Ah these were the good-ole-days when smoking on airplanes, driving without seatbelts, and the witch-hunting paranoia of McCarthyism all seemed like such great ideas!


Check out this ridiculous 1950’s warning against “the predatory (male focused) lurking homosexual”




Evangelical Hospital Holds 5th Annual Gayness Cure Walk

AUGUST 17, 2012 | ISSUE 48•33 MORE NEWS WITH VIDEO


MARIETTA, GA—As part of an ongoing effort to eradicate homosexuality, Cobb County Evangelical Hospital held its fifth annual Walk to Cure Gayness Sunday, drawing thousands of participants to raise funds and awareness for the debilitating psychosexual disease.

Hospital administrators said the remarkably high turnout, which included many survivors and their new opposite-sex spouses, would allow the gayness treatment center to focus on developing new, more effective techniques to cure sufferers of their deviant lifestyle choice.

"Today's walk marks another important step in our continuing battle to make gayness a thing of the past," said hospital president Kenneth P. Strickland, who like many in attendance was wearing a gray ex-gay-awareness ribbon. "Thanks to the groundbreaking research these events make possible, perhaps in 10 or 15 years people who realize they're attracted to members of their own gender can have a shot at leading long, heterosexual lives in the eyes of God."

Well represented among the crowd of walkers in matching "5th Annual Walk to Cure Gayness" collared button-down shirts and khaki slacks were families and friends who had lost loved ones to the illness over the years. As they made their way through downtown Marietta cheered on by volunteers screaming about the evils of sodomy, some took a moment to remember those who had succumbed to the salvation-ending affliction.


(left) Evangelical doctors say new breakthroughs are being made every day to cure the affliction of homosexuality.



"You don't think something like this will ever happen to your family, and then one day your daughter is suddenly taken away from you just like that," said Cheryl Larson, who drove in from nearby Macon with her teenage son and only remaining child. "The doctors told me there was nothing that could have been done to save her, but I feel partially responsible."

"I could have prayed harder. It's something I think about every day," she continued. "And now my Kelly is gone forever. She's in Seattle now."

According to sources, a significant portion of the funding will go toward the purchase of new state-of-the-art gayness treatment equipment such as the YHWH-500, a device that holds one's eyelids open while a patient is forced to read biblical passages denouncing the abomination of homosexuality, and administers a strong electric shock anytime one feels the urge to masturbate to an image of the same sex.

Administrators confirmed that some money will be allocated toward remodeling the hospital's outdated physical therapy center, which, after 14 years of reteaching gay men how to walk properly, "has started to show its age."

The hospital also used the occasion to announce the construction of a new gay pediatric wing, which will cost an estimated $2.6 million to build over the next three years. Officials expressed hope that such a facility would encourage parents to bring in their kids at the first sign of gayness, before it's too late.

"Hopefully, with a dedicated site for homsexual children, we can start diagnosing and treating the disease earlier than ever before," said Strickland, adding that the new wing's decor would adhere to strict gender-conforming norms. "Unfortunately, far too many victims don't get the care they need until well into adolescence, and then by the time they show up at our emergency room their gayness has spiraled out of control."

"It's devastating news no evangelical doctor wants to deliver to a patient's family," he added.

If the number of ex-gays taking part in the walk is any indication, however, Cobb County Evangelical's success stories are growing. Graphic designer Kevin Watson, 36, who was participating in his third Walk to Cure Gayness with his wife, proudly counts himself as one of the survivors.

"I was a goner there for a while, but as you can see I am now happily married to a woman," said Watson, draping an arm around the church organist nine years his senior whom he met and proposed to within months of his release from the hospital. "In spite of my condition, I defied the odds and as of next month my homosexuality will have been in remission for two years."

"I'm taking things one day at a time," he continued. "But right now it just feels great to be around so many incredible guys who went through the same thing."



Dear Radical Conservative Christian Leader:


Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law and the evils of the “homosexual lifestyle.”  I have learned a great deal from you, and being a radical conservative myself, I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I canWhen someone tries to defend the “homosexual lifestyle,” for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.


I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.


1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from

neighboring nat ions. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarifyWhy can't I own Canadians?


2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?


3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness

(Lev. 15: 19-24). The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.


4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The

problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?


5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?


6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?


7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?


8. Most of my male friends get the ir hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is

expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?


9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?


10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester.blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them (Lev.24: 10-16)? Couldn't we just bum them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20: 14)?


I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.


Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan,



P.S. It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian!

 

Using Humor to Help LGBTQIA Individuals Become Empowered


"Spirituality and humor are both significant sources of potential strength that are often omitted in LGBTQ lives....It may be beneficial for therapists to use humor as a means for further exploration of a client’s spiritual connections to the greater world.... Existential challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals are often rooted in a sense of disconnection or lack of perceived value by dominant culture.....Hence, in a world where well-being is largely defined by existential purpose determined by dominant culture, humor is an expansive or broadening experience that puts both minority and dominant populations on a similar plane, creating common ground for what might be considered well-being" (Lubsen, 2012).


Humor Resources for Practitioners


These two courses are up to date discussions of research on humor and health (course I) and applications of humor in healthcare settings (course II).  The CEUs earned are 9.6 for Humor and Nursing I and 13.0 for Humor and Nursing II.  Both courses were created by Paul McGhee specifically for Corexcel (an accredited provider of continuing nursing education.) ...
 
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