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The Deviants provided an outlet for Farren's frustrations, fusing his passion for the American beat writers, Burroughs, Kerouac and Ginsberg, with raw gutsy rock and roll.
Broadcast on PBS, the Standard Deviants TV show features a group of 20-something actors who use computer graphics, step-by-step explanations, and humor to teach various subjects to middle school, high school, college, and continuing education students.
I would submit that there is not one cardinal, one bishop, one priest in the church who did not know of the musical-chairs program going on regarding transfers of deviant priests inside the Catholic Church.
For most of the 20th century, movies and television have cast gay and lesbian characters as deviant had guys.
It may be conceded that superficial similarities link the deviants with some of the early exponents of Sufism, but the dissimilarities are probably more important.
This new model viewed America as a "criminogenic" society in which ghettos and slums taught the people who lived there how to become criminal by giving them deviant cultural values.
In both cases, models that include deviant associations, attitudes, and desires improve with the addition of a measure of tutelage.
Of course, little is more deviant than a poor black person in America, and in all the opinion-mongering about the second Rodney King verdict and what's to be done in our inner cities, much of the focus was on the sickness of the black mind.
Currently, organizations have focused their efforts on identifying and reducing destructive deviants -- potentially aggressive and dishonest employees.
Not ignored is the importance of home video, the early '90s trend of featuring gays as bloodthirsty deviants, of the recent emergence of respectful transgender portrayals.
There social deviants gave the drug a clearly deviant identity, and it tended to replace or accompany heroin as an attractive menace.
Deviants have little difficulty with the abortion decision, which is made casually for convenience sake.