Two years ago, the American Psychological Association sent school superintendents a publication called “Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth.” Unfortunately, it was misnamed, since what it really contained was “just the propaganda” that pro-homosexual activists want to spread.
Now, a coalition of health professionals has responded by creating a resource with more objective information on the topic. Introduced to all 14,800 school district superintendents in the country with a letter from the American College of Pediatricians last week, this project went live today with a new website, www.FactsAboutYouth.com, that features valuable and factual information about sexual orientation and gender confusion for school administrators, teachers, parents, and anyone who works with youth.
For example, the project points out the danger to children and youth of encouraging them to self-identify as “gay” or “transgendered” at an early age. Research clearly shows that most children who experience gender confusion will have that confusion resolve itself as they pass through puberty, and the vast majority of young people who experience uncertainty about their sexual orientation will end up identifying as heterosexual in adulthood.
Affirming young people as “gay” or “transgendered” may actually disrupt the normal developmental resolution of these issues. In addition, the earlier that a young person self-identifies as homosexual, the more likely he or she is to experience serious mental and physical health problems. Maybe FactsAboutYouth.com can help turn this year’s pro-homosexual “Day of Silence” on April 16 into a “day of truth” instead.
Tony Perkins heads the Family Research Council. This article is excerpted from the Washington Update that he compiles for the FRC.