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11/10/2010

World Bank's 'Community Connections': Now 100% junk science-ier!

by Jeremy Hooper

This startling discovery comes from Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner:

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays – PFOX – will soon be able to say that its programming is supported by funding provided to it by the World Bank.

As part of the World Bank's efforts to ''strengthen communities,'' the Community Outreach Program coordinates an annual workplace-giving campaign that includes World Bank matching funds given to various community groups and international nonprofits. Depending on the level of employee participation, the bank's matching funds are either 50 percent or 100 percent of the employee donations.

For the first time, the World Bank's 2010-2011 Community Connections Campaign will include PFOX immediately above Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) on its list of eligible organizations, a fact confirmed Wednesday evening by a World Bank spokesperson.

KEEP READING: PFOX in the World Bank Henhouse [Metro Weekly]

Unacceptable. This is an organization built entirely on intellectual quicksand. An organization who's admitted goal is to eliminate gay people's inner truths, as those truths are known and accepted by 99% of gay people and all of credible science. An organization whose executive director routinely lies and misrepresents, like on the several occasions when she's claimed that "71% of men having sex with men are HIV positive", to name but one example.

This isn't something any nonfictional world should be banking on.

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*UPDATE, 11/15: World Bank Cuts Matching Funds For PFOX [Poliglot]

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