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Flyer On Gay Choice Stirs Controversy
My Fox ^ | 2/2/2012 | My Fox

Posted on 02/03/2012 5:39:14 AM PST by mikelets456

ROCKVILLE, Md. - A flyer sent home with some high school students in Montgomery County, Md., is causing consternation among parents.

The flyer is from a group called PFOX, Parents And Friends Of Ex-Gays And Gays. In the one-page message, the group tells teenagers that no one is "born gay", and people can choose their sexual orientation.

Karen Yount-Merrell, a licensed, clinical social worker, got one of the flyers when her son came home with his report card from Einstein High School.

"I don't like it," Yount-Merrell declared. "Everything in this flyer make its sound like the goal is to be [an] EX-gay, [or an EX]-lesbian. It is not embracing of a different orientation. It reiterates a societal view that there's something 'wrong' with you, if you're not in the norm. If you aren't heterosexual. And teenagers have a hard enough time dealing with who they are and feeling good about themselves."

Supporters of the flyer say their literature simply calls for "tolerance" of a different viewpoint on homosexuality.

"If people were to actually read the content of the flyer that we're distributing, they will see there is nothing in here that is insulting or even critical of homosexuals,” said PFOX board member Peter Sprigg. “All it is telling kids [is] that you don't have to be gay if you don't want to be."

The group is taking advantage of school board policy in Montgomery County. Based on court decisions, the policy is: if a group can prove it is a non-profit, community entity, it can send flyers home with students on four occasions a year. Most of the time, it is the PTA or the Girl Scouts that send home flyers. There is little or no controversy over those messages.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: choice; gay; homosexualagenda; pfox
I "love" how choice is never "choice"... it just sounds pretty.
1 posted on 02/03/2012 5:39:16 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456
It reiterates a societal view that there's something 'wrong' with you, if you're not in the norm.

While "wrong" is a value judgement, there is no argument whatever that you are definitely abnormal.

And teenagers have a hard enough time dealing with who they are and feeling good about themselves.

If you've chosen an abominable lifestyle, perhaps it's perfectly normal for you to feel lousy about yourself and to have trouble dealing with your rejection by society. The answer isn't to bend society to your perversion; it's for you to adapt to society's norms and reject the behavior that earns its scorn.

2 posted on 02/03/2012 5:44:12 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: mikelets456
The flyer is a breath of fresh air in the fetid push by the homosexual community to recruit our youth!!
3 posted on 02/03/2012 5:47:33 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: mikelets456
Do these people not believe in Free Will?

What do they say about alcoholics? Is it OK for them to drive drunk if they were born with a "pre-disposition" to alcoholism?

4 posted on 02/03/2012 5:47:54 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: IronJack
Well, there you go Iron Jack, using logic and making sense!
5 posted on 02/03/2012 5:50:20 AM PST by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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To: mikelets456

Choice implies responsibility for that choice.

The homo agenda revolves around them being unable to be any other way, ie, blaming God for their sexual preferences,

and thereby being unaccountable for what they know, viscerally (Romans 2:15), is wrong.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 5:51:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mikelets456
"It is not embracing of a different orientation"

Oh, goodness....we gotta be sympathetic to the sex deviates and life-style choices made by immature youth.....

This woman needs help.

7 posted on 02/03/2012 5:51:30 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: IronJack

Stated perfectly IronJack. I’ll NEVER be shamed for being heterosexual and thinking the alternative is creepy. The “forced acceptance” campaign won’t ever work on me.

Parents should do whatever they can to get their kids out of the public schools. They are vehicles for the liberal agenda.


8 posted on 02/03/2012 5:52:03 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
Yes, the message is refreshing.

This kid's mother is quite impressed with herself. Oh, the horror that some have the nerve to defy the PC police and publicly state that they find this behavior “abnormal”...when she is so uber-evolved and tolerant....tolerating an ever expanding list of abnormal behavior, while trying to lock down public discourse.

Be funny if her son turns out to find religion and looks at her with pity/disgust. Kids sometimes “revolt”.

9 posted on 02/03/2012 5:57:09 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: mikelets456

Thank Heaven someone is trying to protect youth from a devastating and unhappy lifestyle.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 5:59:21 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mikelets456
Homosexual is a choice. The antithesis of everything that is right spiritually, and everything that is natural physically. To teach children that it is legitimate is child abuse of the worst kind.
11 posted on 02/03/2012 6:00:22 AM PST by ransacked
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To: mikelets456

I thought “stirring controversy” was a good thing.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 6:03:08 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: mikelets456

There is a perfectly good word in the English language that describes a person who deviates from the norm. Deviant.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 6:21:34 AM PST by RonnG
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To: mikelets456
During the 70's and 80's there was a huge effort on the part of social scientists to "prove" that homosexuality was NOT a choice, that one was born with that sexual orientation.

There was never, ever any proof of "gay genes"; that is, homo/bisexuality was always and always a choice. Events and relationships in the life of a child greatly influenced the homo/bisexual person and often steered him/her to the abnormal life, but, in the end, it WAS a choice.
THAT was never published because it was just "devastating" to the abnormals. They brushed it off as lies.

Hah!

14 posted on 02/03/2012 6:40:51 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mikelets456

not “orientation” but rather “preference”

The homosexual born that way lobby pushed “orientation” because “preference” implied ability to select. It continues to be a propaganda trick.

The flyer should state it is a “preference not an orientation.”


15 posted on 02/03/2012 7:05:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cloudmountain

The ENTIRE study of fetishes and how they came about was deliberate and “scientific”. Conditioning behaviors and responses etc.

The homosexual lobby insisted this ONE fetish was merely “born” flying against all the logic and science of then AND today.


16 posted on 02/03/2012 7:09:00 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mikelets456

So the Reprobates are upset— Well I have a son in law who drinks daily—used to do other drugs as well on regular basis— he used to get highly upset when I refer to him as an “alcoholic” claims he can quit anytime.Same excuse heard from those who smoke tobacco products/and or pot. on regular basis —they get upset when their drugs of choice are put before them.Fat people get really peaved if anyone suggests their weight may be a problem they could control. I find no different with any of these “choices” and those of the Sodomite. .. or the Infidel unbeliever who wants religion and morality removed from our society.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 7:12:29 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: IronJack
The Liberal reaction:

STOP IT IRONJACK. .MY. .BRAIN. . .MY BRAIN. . .LOGIC. . TRUTH. . .COMMON SENSE . .NO!. .AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH (at this point, head explodes in a eruptions of blood, tissue, bone fragments and brain matter!"

18 posted on 02/03/2012 7:48:03 AM PST by McBuff
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To: McBuff

Sorry,the actual liberal reaction:

“We cannot as a society tolerate such hateful comments; IRONJACK must be punished,fined,imprisoned,re-educated,banished,and otherwise made an example of in the name of TOLERANCE!”

TOLERANCE is a code word meaning you must accept all forms of evil and shun all that relates to Christianity or Judaism.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 8:10:40 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: mikelets456

Social worker is another catergory almost as useless as community organizer.Catchall name for professional busybody.Did social worker even exist before 1970?


20 posted on 02/03/2012 8:13:13 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: IronJack

Notice that “feeling good about themselves” has been elevated to the highest moral value that trumps all others.

This is leftism.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 8:13:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: hoosierham
"Did social worker even exist before 1970?"

While not hard evidence ...

"West Side Story is set in the mid 1950's, when many Puerto Ricans moved to NYC." [from: http://www.westsidestory.com/site/level2/archives/fact/faq.html]

[see underlined text about halfway down]

OFFICER KRUPKE(West Side Story)

ACTION: See, those cops, they believe everythin’ they read in the papers about us cruddy JD’s. So, that’s what we give ‘em … somethin’ to believe in.

SNOWBOY (as Officer Krupke): Hey, you!

ACTION: Who, me, Officer Krupke?

SNOWBOY: Yeah, you! Give me one good reason for not draggin’ you down to the stationhouse, ya punk!

ACTION: Dear kindly Sergeant Krupke, ya gotta understand, it’s just our bringing-upke that gets us out of hand. Our mothers all are junkies, our fathers all are drunks: golly Moses, naturally we’re punks.

JETS: Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re very upset. We never had the love that every child ought to get. We ain’t no delinquents, we’re misunderstood. Deep down inside us there is good.

ACTION: There is good!

JETS: There is good, there is good, there is untapped good; like, inside the worst of us is good.

SNOWBOY: That’s a touchin’ good story.

ACTION: Let me tell it to the world!

SNOWBOY: Just tell it to the judge!

ACTION: Dear kindly Judge, Your Honor: my parents treat me rough. With all their marijuana, they won’t give me a puff. They didn’t want to have me, but somehow I was had: leapin’ lizards, that’s why I’m so bad.

JUDGE: Right! Officer Krupke, you’re really a square. This boy don’t need a judge, he needs an analyst’s care. It’s just his neuroses that ought to be curbed. He’s psychologically disturbed!

ACTION: I’m disturbed!

JETS: We’re disturbed, we’re disturbed, we’re the most disturbed; like, we’re psychologically disturbed!

JUDGE: Hear ye, hear ye: in the opinion of this court, this child is depraved on account he ain’t had a normal home.

ACTION: Hey, I’m depraved on account of I’m deprived!

JUDGE: So, take him to a head-shrinker.

ACTION: My daddy beats my mommy. My mommy clobbers me. My grandpa is a commie. My grandma pushes tea. My sister wears a moustache. My brother wears a dress. Goodness gracious, that’s why I’m a mess.

HEAD-SHRINKER: Yes! Officer Krupke, he shouldn’t be here. This boy don’t need a couch, he needs a useful career. Society’s played him a terrible trick, and, sociologically, he’s sick.

ACTION: I am sick!

JETS: We are sick, we are sick, we are sick sick sick; like, we’re sociologically sick!

HEAD-SHRINKER: In my opinion, this child does not need to have his head shrunk at all. Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.

ACTION: Hey, I’ve got a social disease!

HEAD-SHRINKER: So take him to a social worker.

ACTION: Dear kindly social worker, they tell me get a job; like be a soda-jerker, which means like be a slob. It’s not I’m anti-social, I’m only anti-work; glorie-osky, that’s why I’m a jerk!

SOCIAL WORKER: Yechh! Officer Krupke, you’ve done it again! This boy don’t need a job, he needs a year in the pen. It ain’t just a question of misunderstood: deep down inside him, he’s no good!

ACTION: I’m no good!

JETS: We’re no good, we’re no good, we’re no earthly good; like the best of us is no damn good!

JUDGE: The trouble is he’s lazy!

HEAD-SHRINKER: The trouble is he drinks!

SOCIAL WORKER: The trouble is he’s crazy!

JUDGE: The trouble is he stinks!

HEAD-SHRINKER: The trouble is he’s growing!

SOCIAL WORKER: The trouble is he’s grown!

ALL: Krupke, we’ve got troubles of our own!

JETS: Officer Krupke, we’re down on our knees …

ACTION: … ‘cause no one wants a fella with a social disease!

JETS: Hey, Officer Krupke, what are we to do?
Gee, Officer Krupke, krup you!

22 posted on 02/03/2012 8:23:06 AM PST by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: BlueLancer
Not Maryland again. Maryland is THE Freak state. Montgomery country, MD is the apex of liberal asshat freakiness.
23 posted on 02/03/2012 8:30:11 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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