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08/07/2007

As if high school weren't confusing enough

by Jeremy Hooper

Buckling under legal pressure from anti-gay activists, the school board of Arlington County, VA, has agreed to allow the PFOX organization to distribute their "ex-gay"-supporting materials to area high school students.

And for an encore, we hear the school system will next begin offering students equal class credit for taking either Biology, Psychology, or Unsupported Faith-Based Theories Pulled From A Discriminatory Movement's Fanny.

Group promoting gay 'conversion' settles with Arlington schools [AP via DailyPress.com]

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Your thoughts

Whoa, whoa, hold it -- public schools? *pulls planet e-brake* Stop the Earth, I want off!

Posted by: Marie S | Aug 7, 2007 4:52:47 PM

I added this to the Daily Press comments on the story:

"We've known for more than thirty years now that environmental factors (upbringing) has no bearing on adult sexual orientation and no environmental influences (therapy) can change this inborn characteristic.

"Those who promote the "change is possible" mantra through reparative or conversion "therapy" only seek to have those who have same sex attractions deny and repress these natural feelings to conform to their repressive religious beliefs about homosexuality.

These psychologically dysfunctional approaches to same sex attractions can lead to depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behaviors including suicide, especially in school aged children. Due to the harm that almost always results, these "therapies" are highly condemned by all major medical and mental health organizations.

"As a former APA member (ret), who has had to repair the damage that these "therapies" do, I would highly recommend that the false hope that "change is possible" not be promoted in the first place, certainly not to children, who are most vulnerable and naive about the harmful effects that these treatments produce."

B. Ware

Posted by: Bill Ware | Aug 8, 2007 1:25:11 PM

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