BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS
Time to shut down homosexual clubs
Exclusive: Linda Harvey seeks men who will step up to protect HIV-vulnerable boys
July 02, 2008
World Net Daily
by Linda Harvey
When are public health officials going to intervene and shut down homosexual clubs and other pro-homosexual programs in our schools?
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control released a report on HIV/AIDS diagnoses between 2001 and 2006. The data revealed that HIV diagnoses rose over 12 percent annually among MSM - that's males having sex with males - in the 13 to 24 age group. Among all MSM, HIV/AIDS diagnoses are up over 8 percent during that time period (an estimated 1.5 percent annually).
Did you get that? Each year, 12 percent more boys and young men were diagnosed with HIV. The trend is straight uphill. Yet homosexual activist groups like GLSEN and PFLAG, in lockstep with the ACLU and even Planned Parenthood, convince educators that safe-sex condom demonstrations, "gay straight alliances," and tolerance and diversity lessons are necessary "support" for those who are presumably born to engage in this behavior.
Our beautifully designed 14-year-old boys were created to have anal sex? Right.
It's no accident that the numbers are rising so sharply. It's the predictable result of an incessant homosexuality promotion campaign to our youth, both in schools and in the media, with few or no opposing viewpoints allowed. The message to Christians and conservatives in schools is: "Remain quiet - we don't need your hate." Well, when are we going to spare our young men all this "love" being showered on them? It may be fatal.
Ironically, last week in Irmo, S.C., the school board caved to lawyers and activist pressure and voted to establish a homosexual club, in spite of high school principal Eddie Walker's announcement he will leave over the issue. The board made one smart move. It will require parental permission for kids to join up, a policy that frustrated homosexual sympathizers. They hate sexual restraint and parental oversight. Better to just continue to allow our young to self-destruct without all that pesky parental interference.
But the club should have been voted down. You would think our side could come up with a legal strategy to halt the pro-"gay" freight train rolling over our young. Like Centers for Disease Control statistics. Or the clear lack of evidence of a biological origin for homosexuality. Even the pro-homosexual American Psychological Association admits this:
"There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles. ."
But instead of going back to basics and common sense, the Irmo board predictably did what most school boards are now doing: believing that they "must" allow a homosexual club to comply with the requirements of the Equal Access Act, or EAA. Some of these school board members call themselves Christians (I know this from being party to some of the community e-mail exchanges), but apparently, the word "abomination" is not in their Bibles.
They and their attorneys have drunk the Kool-Aid and accepted the notion (deftly crafted by homosexual legal groups like the ACLU) that this club is a "viewpoint" and thus deserves to be established on an equal footing with all other school non-curricular clubs.
But in the face of this CDC data, and the EAA itself, this is foolishness. The EAA does not even mention "gay straight alliances," since it was passed in the mid-1980s before such child-endangering insanity began. The law prohibits restrictions of clubs based on religious, political, philosophical or other speech. But homosexuality is not a viewpoint. It's a known high-risk, traditionally immoral behavior. By cleverly changing the language and repositioning anal sex to become a free speech issue, the legal eagles of child corruption have snookered countless public schools, with the assistance of activist judges and courts.
The EAA allows for exceptions to clubs that would endanger student welfare and safety. It also allows for exceptions if a club would be disruptive. Both are easy to prove in the case of "gay straight alliances." They are historically disruptive; they advocate a lifestyle that is not biologically determined; and they clearly endanger student health and well-being.
No, what's really needed here is the department of public health. That and some lawyers who are at least as courageous as those of the deviant sex lobby. We have a wealth of data on our side - why are there so few lawyers willing to put it to good use? If the other side had taken this wimpy and vision-less approach, there would be few such clubs and fewer young men corrupted and diseased.
Don't we have any lawyers out there who have a background in public health? Or who know a scientist or two? Do homosexuals have more gumption than our current fathers and grandfathers do?
As a mom, I am going to ask the obvious: Where are the men? Does it take us moms to protect our boys? Why can't - or won't - the men do this?
Published by World Net Daily
Linda Harvey is president of Mission America and author of the new book Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism and the New Spirituality (AMG Publishers).