Should public schools identify and affirm students as "gay" or "transgender"?
Are there health risks associated with affirming students who question their gender and/or sexuality?
Out of concern for the health and well being of all youth, the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has mailed a letter to the superintendents of all public schools in the country, expressing their concerns.
In the first paragraph of the letter, the ACP states, "We are increasingly concerned, however, that in many cases efforts to help students who exhibit same-sex attractions and/or gender confusion are based on incomplete or inaccurate information."
They further state that when dealing with adolescents experiencing same-sex attractions, "It is essential to understand there is no scientific evidence that an individual is born 'gay' or 'transgender', in fact there is evidence that there are multiple factors---primarily social and familial, that predispose a child to homosexual attraction and/or gender confusion."
They also state, with evidence, "that the majority of sexually questioning youth ultimately adopt a heterosexual identity."
They say, "When parents or others allow or encourage a child to behave and be treated as the opposite sex, the confusion is reinforced and the child is conditioned for a life of unnecessary pain and suffering. Even when motivated by noble intentions, schools can ironically play a detrimental role if they reinforce this disorder."
The pediatrician's position stands, for the most part, polar opposite of what is presently taught in public school classrooms. Current materials, as you know, are often provided by Planned Parenthood and various homosexual advocacy groups.
I have provided a link to the pediatrician's specially designed website with further links to the letter they sent and answers to the most important questions on the subject.
If you are a parent or grandparent, or teacher, for that matter, I strongly recommend you take a few minutes and review their information and evidence. I would then encourage you to forward this to any and all school teachers, school administrators and friends with whom you have contact.
The positions taken by the pediatricians are not politically correct, but I believe their positions and their evidence is correct. They will be publicly attacked for these positions.
The ACP has created a special website and are directing school superintendents and others to review their information. It is FactsAboutYouth.com
On this site you will find links to their letter and other pertinent information. They ask the questions and give the answers.
The battle for our children continues, often under the guise of care and concern by some with a primary commitment to indoctrination and recruitment, others, simply misinformed.
Thank God for those who are willing to stand in the gap and take the hits. May God bless you and them.
Thank you for your support.
Faith & Freedom
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