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PTA conference disallows equal access for ex-gays
Washington Times ^ | 5/10/05 | George Archibald

Posted on 05/10/2005 6:12:19 AM PDT by worldclass

The National PTA, representing 26,000 local affiliates, solicited a workshop and exhibit by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) for public school action against anti-homosexual beliefs at the PTA's convention next month. But another group, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) of Alexandria, was rejected as an exhibitor at the June 24-26 convention in Columbus, Ohio.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; exgays; homosexualagenda; homosexuallist; hsa; parents; pfox; pta; schools; soccermoms; teachers
Soon it will be called the STA...Sodomite Teachers Association.

http://www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/helpchild/respectdiff/videos.asp

1 posted on 05/10/2005 6:12:19 AM PDT by worldclass
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To: gidget7

ping

(By the way, still no confirmed time and place for pro-family get-together.)


2 posted on 05/10/2005 6:13:17 AM PDT by worldclass (www.massright.com)
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To: worldclass

Several schools my kids attention had PTO's (Parent/Teachers Organization) not PTA so that funds for dues were kept locally. The PTO's are in no way affiliated with the liberal PTA. I was President of a PTO, but in no way would I have ever been a member of the PTA.


3 posted on 05/10/2005 6:15:56 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for Oklahoma Governor -- Run J.C. Run; Allen in 2008)
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To: worldclass
Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) of Alexandria, was rejected as an exhibitor at the June 24-26 convention in Columbus, Ohio.

I can imagine what they'd have for their display. I don't want to know.

4 posted on 05/10/2005 6:16:05 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: worldclass
Soon it will be called the STA...Sodomite Teachers Association.

Where there's vulnerable children, there's homosexuals drooling all over the place.

5 posted on 05/10/2005 6:17:17 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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ping to self for later pingout.


6 posted on 05/10/2005 6:18:13 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: PhiKapMom

They are simply an auxilliary for the NEA and DNC.


7 posted on 05/10/2005 6:24:22 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: PhiKapMom

"Several schools my kids attention had PTO's ..."

We have PTOs in this area as well.


8 posted on 05/10/2005 6:24:34 AM PDT by worldclass (www.massright.com)
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To: worldclass
Did I wake up in the Star Trek episode where everything is opposite? Now homosexual behavior is to be celebrated? A lifestyle taught to our children that results in a shortened life span, no off spring, terrible medical risks and most importantly for those of us that still believe in God condemnation from the Lord. What's going on here?
9 posted on 05/10/2005 6:29:30 AM PDT by wmfights (lead,follow,or get out of the way)
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To: worldclass
A few years ago, the church where I am a member allowed our chapel to be used by a group of people one Saturday.

After the group had met, some of its members happened to see our Senior Pastor. They approached him, and, with tears in their eyes, they thanked him for allowing them to meet. They told him that no other church they had approached in Washington, DC would allow them to meet in their facilities. They were so grateful that our church had not excluded them, and had welcomed them.

The group was a group of ex-homosexuals whose ministry was to help other "gay" men struggling with trying to leave that lifestyle.

10 posted on 05/10/2005 6:29:31 AM PDT by chs68
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To: wmfights
What's going on here?

The rise of the Antichrist. Satan will rise through the children. That's why the left leaning hearts need to control the public school agenda.
Removing the children from their mothers loving arms via "liberation" was no accident.

11 posted on 05/10/2005 6:40:40 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: chs68

"The group was a group of ex-homosexuals whose ministry was to help other "gay" men struggling with trying to leave that lifestyle."

I am disappointed that other churches would not allow their buidling to be used. For me it is no different than allowing ex-cons or drug addicts (or add any other sin here) to use the building to move on in the Lord.

You are probably familiar with this ministry as well:

http://www.sbministries.org/


12 posted on 05/10/2005 6:40:54 AM PDT by worldclass (www.massright.com)
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To: chs68
The group was a group of ex-homosexuals whose ministry was to help other "gay" men struggling with trying to leave that lifestyle.

Repentance is a good thing. Teaching them to go and sin no more is what a church is for. I do hope, though, if they choose to continue their abominations for too long, they be escorted out without question. The homosexuals just looking to hook up for sex will tend to defile those who are seeking help.
Remember, Satan is a great deceiver.

13 posted on 05/10/2005 6:48:17 AM PDT by concerned about politics (Vote Republican - Vote morally correct!)
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To: worldclass
"The whole reparative-therapy industry is selling snake oil," PFLAG's executive director said. "From my point of view, the PTA has no business providing a forum that presents as of equal merit that position. It's unethical, frankly, [as if] you can force a left-handed person to behave as a right-handed person. Our beliefs are superior."

Regina Griggs, PFOX executive director, said her group "does not argue reparative therapy."

"Ex-gays already exist, so there is nothing to argue about," she said.

Too bad I will only hear about this here.

14 posted on 05/10/2005 7:07:03 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

Two words: Anne Heche


15 posted on 05/10/2005 7:14:19 AM PDT by sportutegrl (Huh?)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

More evidence (as if any were needed) that public schools are merely the tools of various leftist and secularist agenda; notably in this case, the "gay" agenda.

I know, I know - so many people will say that "their" school is not like this. Well, if it isn't yet, it's been targeted, and it soon will be.

Let me know if you want on/off this pinglist.

Note: Maybe in a corner here and there, a public school exists which is not dominated by crap. But even the text books - which are mandated by central gov't agencies/bureaus whatevers - are saturated with leftist, immoral ideology. How many of you have really read the textbooks which kids read today? If you haven't you're in for a rude awakening.


16 posted on 05/10/2005 7:43:40 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it.)
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To: scripter

Ping


17 posted on 05/10/2005 9:19:31 AM PDT by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: EdReform
Thanks - I saw that post earlier today.

Yesterday I met with a local pastor about starting a ministry for homosexuals who desire change. It's unfortunate that some folks deny homosexuals the right to seek therapy to change their sexual orientation.

As a heads up, it looks like the term reparative therapy is getting replaced with reorientation therapy. I joined NARTH earlier this year and have been enjoying the education - they're a great organization.

18 posted on 05/10/2005 9:35:32 AM PDT by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Absolutely -- leftist as they come.


19 posted on 05/10/2005 9:49:27 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for Oklahoma Governor -- Run J.C. Run; Allen in 2008)
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To: worldclass

My recommendation is that all Freepers see about getting PTO's in their schools versus the PTA. Best selling point is that all money stays in your local school!


20 posted on 05/10/2005 9:50:45 AM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- J.C. for Oklahoma Governor -- Run J.C. Run; Allen in 2008)
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To: worldclass

I am chcking in at article 8 often, as it will be posted there.


21 posted on 05/10/2005 1:43:00 PM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: chs68

God Bless them! They come up against more hatred and bigotry than we do. THe Left absolutely deplores them! After all, they can dispell a lot of what the left touts as fact.

Which is exactly why they don't want them in on any school indoctrination. They will teach about AIDS, and that homosexual lifestyles are choice.


22 posted on 05/10/2005 1:47:20 PM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: concerned about politics
What you say is true, but what I can't grasp is HOW and WHY this is happening! How can this be allowed without law enforcement storming the schools? Without Governors mandating it stop??

It will continue until parents start suing every school district it comes to. They are endangering the children's lives and denying them the first amendment rights guaranteed them by the Constitution!
23 posted on 05/10/2005 1:50:18 PM PDT by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: gidget7
"God Bless them! They come up against more hatred and bigotry than we do. THe Left absolutely deplores them! After all, they can dispell a lot of what the left touts as fact."

You are absolutely correct, gidget7.

From the article in the Washington Times:

"The whole reparative-therapy industry is selling snake oil," PFLAG's executive director said. "From my point of view, the PTA has no business providing a forum that presents as of equal merit that position. It's unethical, frankly, [as if] you can force a left-handed person to behave as a right-handed person. Our beliefs are superior."

24 posted on 05/11/2005 6:37:17 AM PDT by chs68
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To: worldclass; EdReform

ACTION NEEDED

 

Please tell the National PTA to allow equal access to ex-gay ministries like Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays (PFOX).  PFOX is a national organization that supports families touched by homosexuality, advocates for the ex-gay community, and educates the public on sexual orientation.  PFOX's statement of principles is found at www.pathinfo.org.

Your letter will be sent to PTA deputy executive director Michael W. Cathey, public relations manager Jenni Gaster Sopko, and meetings/exhibits coordinator David Erickson.

 

Send Your Letter To The PTA Now!

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman
American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this email to at least one friend.


25 posted on 05/12/2005 9:22:47 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya! Kill babies, Save the Bears!! and ducks)
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26 posted on 05/12/2005 9:42:35 PM PDT by Coleus (http://www.petakillsanimals.com/)
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To: worldclass

National: info@pta.org

Virginia: info@vapta.org

I just emailed the national and my state office, telling them I will never again be a member


27 posted on 06/25/2005 7:32:16 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Abortion: Big people killing little people)
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