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01/31/2012

Liberty Counsel again pushes sham science group; as Jesus would, of course

by Jeremy Hooper

The American College of Pediatricians is a tiny, ideologically-driven splinter organization that was created by the far-right and given a purposely innocuous name for the sole purpose of confusing the credible data put out by the 60,000+ member American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the same American College of Pediatricians that National Institute of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D smacked down after he discovered that they were twisting his work. This organization has zero credibility. Less than zero, in fact, considering how far they've taken their lies and how much they've been called out by actual scientists.

But hey, when has our organized opposition ever cared about little things like verifiability? Here's the rabidly anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel pushing ACP into a public school district as if it's little more than a stable of scientific research:

Today the American College of Pediatricians sent a letter to the Shawano School District Superintendent, Todd Carlson, cautioning him to not react adversely to 15-year-old student Brandon Wegner based on political pressure.

Superintendent Carlson called Brandon ignorant for his views on homosexual adoption presented in an op-ed, point-counter-point article for a student-run newspaper. Brandon, the author of the censored article, was punished and bullied for expressing his support of natural, mother-father adoption. The American College for Pediatricians sent a letter to the superintendent, advising him to “consider all the evidence.” It also included three articles concerning
homosexual adoption and bullying.
American College of Pediatricians Sends Letter of Caution to Shawano Superintendent [LC]

The letter proceeds to direct the school system to FactsAboutYouth.com, a pro-"ex-gay" site that has been so resoundingly criticized, even groups like the Family Research Council have backed off from pushing it. In short, Liberty Counsel, the supposed "values" legal outlet, is pushing propaganda that is in no way supported by the resounding scientific consensus. That's because their goal is to achieve the politically convenient and/or expedient, not promote better understanding of LGBT people, their actualities, or their deserved rights.

And worse yet? Liberty Counsel will surely be back to accusing us of "indoctrinating" school children within the hour.

Holy crapballs, I'm sick of this anti-intellectual "culture war."

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