Friday, June 5, 2009

Sexual Orientation and Youth

Michael Dively, a large financial contributor to many gay causes, has funded the printing and distribution of a pamphlet for schools about gay issues. Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators, and School Personnel has been mailed to all 16,000 public school superintendents in the United States.

On the surface, the pamphlet appears to be harmless enough, but upon reading through it, you realize that its pro-gay rhetoric contains many exaggerated claims that promote homosexuality as normal, healthy, and the only alternative for a person who has same-sex attractions. It dismisses the positive experiences of the thousands of people who have diminished or eliminated same-sex attractions from their lives. (To learn more, see Evergreen International, Exodus International, and Focus on the Family's Love Won Out.)

I recommend that school officials carefully read the pamphlet before adopting it to be sure they are in agreement with what it teaches. You can read the pamphlet on the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Web site.

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