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Pediatricians warn educators not to promote being 'gay'
http://www.wnd.com ^ | April 08, 2010 | By Bob Unruh

Posted on 04/16/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT by Maelstorm

A professional organization for pediatricians has dispatched letters to thousands of school superintendents across the United States with a warning that promoting – or "affirming" – the homosexual lifestyle to young children can damage them.

The letter was sent just days ago by the American College of Pediatricians, a nonprofit organization funded by members and donors, to school superintendents that tells them plainly, "It is not the school's role to diagnose and attempt to treat any student's medical condition, and certainly not a school's role to 'affirm' a student's perceived personal sexual orientation."

Further, schools can create a "life of unnecessary pain and suffering" for a child when they reinforce a behavior chosen out of a child's "confusion."

"Even when motivated by noble intentions, schools can ironically play a detrimental role if they reinforce this disorder," said the letter, signed by Dr. Tom Benton, the organization's president.

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1 posted on 04/16/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

GOOD FOR THEM

none of this to a boy “well you can be in a dress if you like to”
or
“It’s OK to like johnny and hold hands with him, there’s nothing wrong with boys holding hands and holding each other”

damn right it ruins kids lives and certainly messes with their brain


2 posted on 04/16/2010 6:08:55 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s about time for people to speak up against what is being pushed on children.

It is normal for boys and girls to prefer friendships with their own sex during certain stages of their development. It is as normal as the stages of crawling, walking, talking, learning to say ‘no’, learning to cooperate, etc....

Forcing young children to think about their “sexual orientation” is emotional abuse.


3 posted on 04/16/2010 6:11:44 PM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: Maelstorm
schools can ironically play a detrimental role if they reinforce this disorder

He's gonna catch some grief for using that word. The truth can get you in trouble these days.

4 posted on 04/16/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Maelstorm
WorldNetDaily
6 posted on 04/16/2010 6:13:21 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Maelstorm

Very sadly, that is exactly the purpose of this indoctrination - to confuse the youngsters. A drugged or weakened, Godless, demoralized population is easier to control, doncha know? And it begins very young in the Federal school system. God bless the pediatricians. Would that more parents would take a serious interest in what is imposed on their children outside the home!


7 posted on 04/16/2010 6:14:17 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Rapscallion

And that slap in a thread that had nothing to do with Catholicism was necessary because......?


8 posted on 04/16/2010 6:15:48 PM PDT by cammie
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To: Maelstorm

Ridiculous. First of all, no one has any business putting the onus of any sexual orientation identity on a young child. Second, they are what they are. Short of some type of sexual trauma, you can’t make someone gay or make someone straight. They’re going to be whatever they’re going to be. If, by adolescence, they identify as gay, then that’s that. You can’t un-gay them, no matter what Pat Robertson and all the alumni of Exodus try to claim. All you can do is damage them and make them feel bad about themselves.....and about you.


9 posted on 04/16/2010 6:16:16 PM PDT by MIlle
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To: Rapscallion

Well the church just acknowledged the connection between homosexuality and sexual abuse. So I have to give them credit. I’d give the church more credit if it would help provide funding to organizations like NARTH or funding science foundations outside liberal academia.


11 posted on 04/16/2010 6:18:57 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: cammie

Must be anti-Catholic night or something.


12 posted on 04/16/2010 6:21:30 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Maelstorm

That’s what the left wants!

“A professional organization for pediatricians has dispatched letters to thousands of school superintendents across the United States with a warning that promoting – or “affirming” – the homosexual lifestyle to young children can damage them. “

The LEFT wants more dysfunctional people like themselves.


13 posted on 04/16/2010 6:23:02 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Maelstorm

At LAST common sense comes to the table!


14 posted on 04/16/2010 6:23:26 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Maelstorm

I hope they sent a copy of the letter to Obama’s Safe Schools Czar. Just for laughs.


15 posted on 04/16/2010 6:24:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MIlle

You are wrong. Most gays report abuse, most have higher evidence of all sorts of disorders which are also common in abuse victims such as increased incidence of suicide, increased numbers of sexual partners, difficulty forming normal relationships, problems with drug abuse. Sex workers also have this in common as do many sex abusers many of which were abused themselves. There may be a small number who have none of the typical issues related to their disorder but they most likely have some other cause. Some prenatal drug use has been shown to twist natural human sexual tendencies. This isn’t a group of Pat Robertson types this group is made up of licensed pediatricians and PHD level scientists. They base their conclusions on years of settled science. Most of it may be ignored or ridiculed by liberals in the media and those liberals who dominate the behavioral sciences but it does not make it untrue.
It is inconvenient especially for those in our soft society where unicorns and rainbows pass for substance.


16 posted on 04/16/2010 6:26:43 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: Maelstorm

Send it to YOUR school Superintendent.

Make sure they GET IT.


17 posted on 04/16/2010 6:28:31 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Maelstorm

Too late.

What are kids supposed to think when they have ‘safe rooms’ for gays?


18 posted on 04/16/2010 6:34:19 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Maelstorm

but, but but...Heather has two mommies.


19 posted on 04/16/2010 6:36:32 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: maica

It could warp a 10 year old kid. I remember my puppy love for a hot 15 year old.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 6:44:48 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: MIlle

“you can’t make someone gay or make someone straight. They’re going to be whatever they’re going to be. If, by adolescence, they identify as gay, then that’s that.”

Evidence suggests that’s not the case. People become gay when some older man decides to use them for their own purposes. Why do you think they are recruiting so hard?


21 posted on 04/16/2010 6:46:49 PM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: MIlle

MIlle wrote:
Short of some type of sexual trauma, you can’t make someone gay or make someone straight. They’re going to be whatever they’re going to be.

There were 5 boys in our subdivision who engaged in gay sex when they were 12-14 years old, thanks to a gay man in the neighborhood. They did not feel traumatized, but enlightened, at the time. Three are still gay. Two are married with children, and wished the gay man was alive so they could bring charges against him. He died of AID’s. 3 out of 5 boys gay is high. Isn’t it 10% of population that are gay? This man ruined the lives of a lot of people.


22 posted on 04/16/2010 6:48:17 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Tired of Taxes; TigersEye

Very interesting. Finally some common sense.


23 posted on 04/16/2010 7:01:54 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (timendi causa est nescire)
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To: manc

Homosexuals don’t reproduce...they recruit.

Sodomy is not a civil right.


24 posted on 04/16/2010 7:02:59 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: MIlle

“You can’t un-gay them, no matter what Pat Robertson and all the alumni of Exodus try to claim. All you can do is damage them and make them feel bad about themselves...”

Giving in to homosexual behavior trying to normalize it as moral and honorable is what is damaging. The consequences are way worse than “feeling bad about themselves.”


25 posted on 04/16/2010 7:22:18 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: MIlle

I personally know some un-gays. You are incorrect.

They have to want to change. But they can change.


26 posted on 04/16/2010 7:25:58 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: MIlle

I personally know some un-gays. You are incorrect.

They have to want to change. But they can change.


27 posted on 04/16/2010 7:26:11 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Ouderkirk

“Homosexuals don’t reproduce...”

http://gaylife.about.com/b/2008/05/12/the-gay-baby-boom-through-in-vitro-fertilization.htm


28 posted on 04/16/2010 7:27:30 PM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Ouderkirk
Sodomy is not a civil right.

Neither is picking your nose.

29 posted on 04/16/2010 7:28:46 PM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Ouderkirk

correct


30 posted on 04/16/2010 7:38:06 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Linda Frances
Isn’t it 10% of population that are gay? This man ruined the lives of a lot of people.

The queers like to claim it's 10%, most reputable sources say 2%-4%.

31 posted on 04/16/2010 7:43:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney, not now, not ever!)
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To: Maelstorm
You do know that the Church funded a comprehensive study of the abused and abusers called the John Jay Study in 2002/03?.The findings demonstrated that about 80% of the abusing priests were ephebophiles rather than pedophiles.

Ephebophiles are attracted to post pubescent males which serves two purposes. First it satisfies the desires of the homosexuals prurient interest in youth and beauty and also provides a recruitment source. Since they can't naturally produce them they need to replenish the troops on a regular basis.

Interestingly, the media was really not interested in looking more closely at the homosexual aspect of the scandal since so many of their investigators,columnists,pundits,etc. are homosexuals they were quite happy to not mention the findings and put the whole scandal to bed. As long as the scandal might serve to destroy that creepy,old fashioned band of self righteous,judgmental weird old men in skirts who led by the Pope,who led the clergy,who led the lay people on a journey back to God in heaven no story was too absurd or too old to pursue.

Once it boomeranged they couldn't accomplish that objective and they dropped it. I am sure they knew this from the beginning but as long as they could get away with calling the abusers "pedophiles" no story was too inconsequential,too vanilla,too undocumented and/or too old to make headlines because everyone knows men who abuse small,innocent little ones are reprehensible. However, when it became clear that the next step in the expose' would spotlight the behaviors and m.o.'s of the perps,(priest or the neighborhood gay guys),tra-la-la off they went pursuing,or making new news.

Many Catholics wanted the entire story to be told and a few higher in hierarchy heads to roll. Alas,it was not to be,the homosexuals circled the wagons stopping the dialog in the MSM while at the same time protecting their brothers in sin from much deserved publicity.But that darn old Church just won't disappear,so figuring that most people don't remember too much after five/six years they're dragging out again,Pope Benedict is truly a threat because he is brilliant as well as holy and has a gift for delicately,interweaving faith and reason to bring us to t/Truth.

32 posted on 04/16/2010 7:53:54 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: saradippity

Thanks for the info. We need more of these type of studies. We need not expect the institutions of the left to tell the truth. Have they ever really on behavior science issues had any credibility. No. These same types would readily release prisoners, violent, rapists, and pedophiles if given the chance. They also in recent years have sent up trial balloons suggesting pedophilia may not be harmful. The media even took interest for a bit and then the backlash ended it quickly. The homosexual community and much of homosexual literature is filled to the brim with adulation of young males. Open homosexual Frank Lombard who was a Duke University professor who molested his little african american adopted son had a list on amazon filled to the brim with what is considered mainstream homosexual literature that is borderline child pornographic in nature.


33 posted on 04/16/2010 8:02:12 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: maica
Forcing young children to think about their “sexual orientation” is emotional abuse.

It most certainly is!

34 posted on 04/16/2010 9:19:19 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MIlle

You are totally wrong. You should educate yourself about the nature of homosexuality, for one; and second, you should stop trying to teach others lies.

Okay?


35 posted on 04/16/2010 9:26:51 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Linda Frances

The Guttmacher Institute (has some connection with Planned Parenthood so you can imagine their agenda) did a study which found just under or around 2%.

That’s at any given time, there are many former homosexuals.


36 posted on 04/16/2010 9:28:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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Good for the American College of Pediatricians. Good to see someone standing up to the homosexual agenda pushers and recruiters. Although I totally disagree that anyone can shove homosexual propaganda at children with "noble motives". Still, it's a start. Another reason why sending children to public school is child abuse.

37 posted on 04/16/2010 9:32:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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38 posted on 04/16/2010 9:33:50 PM PDT by narses (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: maica
It is normal for boys and girls to prefer friendships with their own sex during certain stages of their development.

Yes it is. And for some kids, it is perfectly normal if this preference lasts into their late teens or even early 20's. Every friendship does not have to be sexual. Over my lifetime, I've had friends of both genders who I simply enjoyed hanging out with. There were only 2 or 3 women which I ever considered as more than friends and I ended up marrying one of them.

39 posted on 04/16/2010 9:57:11 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Maelstorm

Bravo!
Anyone can become an associate member of the ACP.
These men and women formed their organization to fight the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “social Eugenics.” The founding members included then-current members of the AAP Ethics committee and leaders who found the traditional family, life ethics, and healthy sexuality education being abandoned by their organization.

Take a look at their Mission, Core Principles, and opinions on the issues.


40 posted on 04/17/2010 1:46:24 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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MIlle, you are mistaken. There’s a good discussion on the site, “Empowering Parents of Gender Discordant and Same-Sex Attracted Children,” with some references and data on the development of homosexuality and reversal of “gays.”


41 posted on 04/17/2010 1:50:09 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: Maelstorm

When a child indicates that he thinks he might be a sodomite, the first thing to ask is, “Who has been molesting you?”


42 posted on 04/17/2010 2:06:32 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Every friendship does not have to be sexual.

That is the point. Friendships are important to life happiness, but our children are being sexualized before they should be. When bikinis for little girls are being made with padded tops, or underwear with sexual messages on it is displayed openly in popular stores, (and little girls do not buy their own clothes), the tendency to protect little girls and boys is practically lost. Too many parents are oblivious to what is happening to their children.

43 posted on 04/17/2010 4:40:00 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: maica
When bikinis for little girls are being made with padded tops, or underwear with sexual messages on it is displayed openly in popular stores, (and little girls do not buy their own clothes)...

You hit on a very good point here. I am amazed at the clothes mothers buy for their little girls today. And the little cheerleaders and their suggestive cheers as well -- which seems to be the rage these days. I never let my daughter get into cheerleading. I steered her towards sports instead. She played softball and soccer. Today she's a modest, intelligent, self-sufficient 20-year-old. Mothers play an important role here.

44 posted on 04/17/2010 5:35:02 AM PDT by ContraryMary (GWB -- He kept us safe after 9/11)
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To: Running On Empty

marking


45 posted on 04/17/2010 5:39:57 AM PDT by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words: "It's too late"))
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To: SeeSharp
He's gonna catch some grief for using that word. (Disorder)

The removal of homosexuality as a disorder from the DSM- the current 'bible' of psychiatry, used to classify mental disorders in the US- was a significant development in society's journey along the highway to hell.
46 posted on 04/17/2010 5:54:50 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: ContraryMary

Think about this:

Girls are being persuaded to wear next to nothing and in-style clothes are very tight.

Boys love baggy clothes, even on beaches.

This discrepancy in skin ‘exposure’ is not innocent. It tells me that girls feel powerful, invincible, today; and boys are feeling ever more second class.

This has come about largely by the practices in schools for the past generation, supporting girls, and medicating boys.

There is so much that is wrong that is going into the formation of our children’s psyche these days. I pray for parents to open their eyes and use good sense.


47 posted on 04/17/2010 6:13:45 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: maica

You must have missed the pants worn so low that it shows off their underwear or butt crack. As far as skin “exposure” goes, traditionally men have always been able to expose much more of their bodies than women. So I don’t agree with your thesis.


48 posted on 04/17/2010 6:20:12 AM PDT by ContraryMary (GWB -- He kept us safe after 9/11)
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To: MIlle

ibtz


49 posted on 04/17/2010 6:35:16 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: dsc

I agree. I know of one such case where a boy that grew up to identify as a homosexual was molested repeatedly by his homosexual uncle. I know that before that occured he had shown interest in girls.


50 posted on 04/17/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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