Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Letter from a former homosexual

This is really an eye opener. I wonder how many parents are aware of this information?

Compassion Kills

by Greg Quinlan, President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays

As a former homosexual, I know homosexuality is not genetic or irreversible. DNA or medical tests to determine if a person is homosexual do not exist. Sexual orientation is based on feelings, self-affirmation, and public declaration. According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are no replicated scientific studies to support that people can be born “gay” or that homosexuality is innate.

I left homosexuality nineteen years ago. I watched 100 of my friends and acquaintances die of AIDS before I stopped counting. Yet I would never have adopted a gay identity if I had been taught that change is possible. And if my friends had been informed, they might still be alive today.

But nothing has changed. Too many youth are being led astray, as I once was. Homosexual student clubs like Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) teach children to approve a lifestyle that killed my friends and to defend it in the name of “compassion.” GSAs focus on “questioning” youth, knowing that in an adolescent’s life, confusion and insecurity about the opposite sex is common. GSAs teach students that homosexuality is innate, and that bisexuality and transvestite behavior is normal. That teaching is false and is not compassionate.

As the President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), I know firsthand that GSAs adamantly oppose PFOX’s efforts to bring the ex-gay message to students. While GSAs believe in equal rights for gay groups, their vision of equality is narrow and does not extend to the ex-gay community. GSAs and their parent group, the Gay and Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN), advocate for gay inclusion at all levels of education, but reject any ex-gay participation.

Ask GLSEN if they support tolerance for the ex-gay community. Ask GSA clubs if they accept people who change their sexual orientation as much as they support those who change their gender. Ask GSA sponsors if they will direct students with unwanted same-sex attractions to ex-gay resources or demand that they celebrate their newfound “gay” identity.

Do GSAs inform students that anal sex is more unhealthy than smoking? As a nurse, I witnessed my friends unnecessarily die of AIDs because no one mentioned alternatives to homosexual behavior. I forgive my parent’s generation for not fighting for my peers, but I cannot forgive myself if we fail to fight for our own children now. Think twice before allowing GSA’s to enter your school system. How will the School Board feel if even one child decides to enter homosexuality as a result of the GSA being a school sponsored club? Remember, their kind of compassion kills.

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) provides education and public awareness in support of families and the ex-gay community.

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