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03/01/2006

PFOX: putting the 'pf' in pflawed

by Jeremy Hooper

Responding to the recent removal of a gay-supportive information source from the Department of Health and Human Services website, Reina Griggs of the so-called "Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) " is questioning why the info was ever there to begin with. From Family News in Focus:

Regina Griggs with PFOX wants balance too but she goes a step further. She thinks organizations that claim homosexuals can’t change should not be allowed to advertise on a government website dedicated to health.

“I think if you’re not a medical association, if you’re not providing fact-based, replicated studies and information you ought to not be listed. We ought to be concerned about the AIDS infection rate, drug use, sex outside of marriage.”

1) Every respectable medical, psychological, and psychiatric association in the United States has discredited the "ex-gay" movement. Don't be turning to them for support, Regina -- they're not your peeps.

2) AIDS infections and drug use in the gay community would undoubtedly dwindle if 'mosexuals were never faced with the marginalization that groups such as yours foist upon them. A need to rebel oftentimes leads one to seek solace in substances and promiscuity -- stop shunning these kids and give them them the freedom to be as boring as their hetero counterparts

3) Don't you dare mention "sex outside of marriage" when talking about homos -- we'd LOVE to schtup within the confines of a legal union.

4) Don't mention "ex-gays" and "fact-based" in the same argument.

5) The removal of this website is outrageous as the notion that you call your group "Parents and Friends of Ex-Gay and Gays," yet your acronym fails to mention the "And Gays" part. The rules of acronymical representation mandate that you change your name to PFOXAG pronto.

6) A group of unicorns just called -- yea, they're wondering if you guys might wanna also take the causes related to their fictional existence up under your umbrella. Let us know and we'll put you in touch.

HHS Removes Gay Advice Section [FNIF]

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