Pro-Homosexual Booklet

December 6, 1999

A week ago a group known as the "Just the Facts Coalition" sent a pro-homosexual booklet to 15,000 school superintendents. This 12-page booklet argues that "homosexuality is not a mental disorder" and thus does not need a cure. Not surprisingly, the coalition was organized by GLSEN - the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Many believe that the booklet was an attempt to counter the recent campaigns to educate citizens and educators about homosexuality. Focus on the Family has convened "Love Won Out" conferences, and television ads tell the story of John Paulk leaving the homosexual lifestyle.

This pro-homosexual booklet in attempting to counter these claims, actually leaves out a lot of vital information. For example, it fails to address the health risks and psychological concerns surrounding the homosexual lifestyle. Instead, it teaches that homosexuality is merely an alternative lifestyle and argues that homosexual students can be harmed by therapy aimed at changing their orientation.

Janet Parshall says that "Parents don't want their children indoctrinated with pro-homosexuality propaganda. Their children's physical, spiritual and mental well-being is at stake." But John Paulk, who now works for Focus on the Family, believes that the endorsement of the booklet by teachers' unions virtually guarantees that the booklet will be a part of the school curriculum.

If you needed any evidence for the fact that schools have become the battleground for the culture wars, you need look no further than this booklet. A coalition of national organizations is pushing a pro-homosexual agenda in the schools designed to counter the claims by former homosexuals who have left the lifestyle. Meanwhile schools are considering the use of other pro-homosexual material such as the "It's Elementary" video. Once again schools are politicized in order to promote the homosexual agenda.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.