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How homosexual school clubs
offer sex to students

Linda Harvey

[COMMENT:  Absolutely astonishing.  Not just the unbelievable depth of the ugliness, but the apathy of parents and spiritual leadership, and the unwillingness and/or incapacity of either to challenge the ugliness.  Parents and clergy are watching (as much as they can with eyes firmly closed) open and brazen criminal sexual abuse of our children, and doing nothing about it.  What, dear reader, are you doing?  Read this...    E. Fox]
 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Posted: April 25, 2006   1:00 a.m. Eastern   By Linda Harvey     C 2006 WorldNetDaily.com

The mainstream media is sure to spend time this next week on the subject
of homosexuality and youth, precipitated by the observance in hundreds
of high schools of the so-called "Day of Silence" on Wednesday, April
26. This is the day that students who are "GLBT" - that's "gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered" - pledge to remain silent all day to draw
attention to what they believe is discrimination.

On Thursday, April 27, some schools will be blessed with a Christian
response, the "Day of Truth," started several years ago by the Alliance
Defense Fund. "Day of Truth" participants will explain the reality of
homosexuality along with the light of Christ's truth and the hope
therein.

The "Day of Silence" in most schools is organized by the homosexual club
or "gay-straight alliance" as it is often called. Both GSAs and the Day
of Silence are projects of a group called GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and
Straight Education Network. But GSAs are too often disruptive activism -
training groups that prop up the homosexual identities of vulnerable
kids by fomenting bias against traditional morality, while concealing
the grave risks of homosexuality.

Yet many times when a school tries to prevent a "GSA" from starting on
campus, the American Civil Liberties Union or a similar legal group
steps in. They will claim that students who prefer homosexuality have
the right to this "viewpoint." Misapplying the federal "Equal Access
Act," they will maintain that if other non-curricular clubs exist, then
this type of club should exist, too. This, of course, ignores the
prerogative of all schools to ban any activities that are per se harmful
to kids and homosexuality is exactly that. But through framing it as a
"viewpoint" and not a behavior, the ACLU manages to suppress the health
risks - or get the school officials to do so. And in most cases, the
schools and their boards will concede and cave.

After all, the ACLU usually contends, these clubs don't discuss or
encourage "sex," but only talk about prejudice and "homophobia."
Officials who might be tempted to eliminate them based on keeping
students safe from HIV and the other fruits of high-risk homosexual
behaviors are in a bind, because it's hard to prove these clubs do
encourage homosexual activity.

But there's one connection surfacing that schools and communities should
watch: the strong link between the school "GSAs" and community-based
"GLBT" youth groups. With little accountability except to the adult
"gay" community, there's no doubt that these offsite youth groups do
offer students opportunities to learn about graphic sex and socialize
with peers and adults who are active participants in the homosexual
lifestyle. And the target age starts as early as middle school.

At most of these off-campus clubs, your sixth grader would be welcomed
by adult homosexual volunteers and staff, and allowed to socialize with
high school and college age "queer" or gender variant youth, without
your permission or knowledge. All he or she has to do is show up, and
many are located conveniently on bus lines to accommodate kids under
driving age.

"No parents" plus homosexual approval is the reason these centers call
themselves "safe" places. There is a homosexual youth center now in
virtually every medium or large city in the United States. Many are
funded by private foundations or connected to a local adult center for
"GLBT" people. Some are even funded by United Way. And the kids who
attend are given graphic "safe-sex" lectures, the option of free HIV
testing without parental permission, group "counseling" and other
serious, adult-level situations that few schools would allow on site.

Some of these groups target youth by an upper and lower age limit, like
13 to 24. Others have an even lower age limit of 11 or 12. Some simply
say they are for youth "age 22 and under." How far under? And who
checks? Thirteen-year-olds don't have driver's licenses or usually any
form of legal ID.

The activities at these centers range from help with homework, to games,
playing pool, cookouts, parties, proms and lots of "hanging out." More
training in "gay" activism may be a focus, infusing impressionable youth
with hardcore attitudes. The kids also get recruited for local
demonstrations, and are often encouraged to attend the citywide "gay"
pride parade, as well as accompanying adult social events.

Some of the repeat visitors are likely neglected kids with not much to
go home to. However, homosexuality is not the answer for what may be
amiss in their lives. And kids at these centers will be exposed to
frequent misleading "safer sex" messages and encouragement to use
condoms, rather than a realistic and compassionate recommendation to
employ the one sure method: abstinence.

Staff and adult volunteers sometimes teach workshops with dangerous
enticements. BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Youth, features ongoing courses called "Queer College." One
of these courses is called "HIV." Conducted by a male staff member and
"peer leaders," the course content is described on the BAGLY website as
follows:


SEX! Yeah, we know you're doing it. But how safe are you? We could all
use info on sexy new ways to use condoms and barriers. We'll have open,
honest, judgment-free conversations about sex toys, oral sex,
bare-backing, mixing sex and drugs, how to keep it safe and advocate for
yourself during group sex, anonymous sex, and sex on the go! We'll have
something for everyone.


This course was held early in April at the BAGLY meeting site, which is
St. John the Evangelist Church in Boston.

Most of these youth centers extend open arms to area GSAs. The
non-school locale provides a venue for activities that might not be
allowed at school. Frequently, all area GSA members will be invited to
youth center events, where no parents, no school boards, no teachers are
there to supervise what might take place.

The Cleveland, Ohio, "GLBT" Center youth program hosts numerous area GSA
meetings and conducts "activism training" for high-school GSA's. At
Kaleidoscope Youth Center in Columbus, Ohio, a "GSA Summit" was held on
April 1. A news release announced it was open to all "LGBTQ youth and
their allies, age 20 and under." (LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgendered and questioning.) The summit was to "provide
assistance to all youth who are working as advocates in their schools,
whether they have a formal GSA or not." According to Lindsay, a
volunteer I spoke with at the center, the summit had participation by 13
Columbus-area high-school GSAs.

The GSA Network in California is a network of several hundred GSAs and
has ongoing interaction with groups such as the San Francisco Bay area
LYRIC, Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center. A LYRIC event
for girls was publicized in 2003 by the GSA Network to encourage
attendance by school "gay" club members. The event, "Make Your Own Sex
Toy Night," encouraged girls to "Let your imagination go wild and create
a sex toy you can be proud of!"

Some of the youth centers in more liberal areas of the country have been
around a long time. BAGLY was established in 1980, and for years has
sponsored the annual Boston Youth "Gay" Pride parade. Many area GSA's
marching proudly in the parade have been captured on film by numerous
observers.

The Columbus, Ohio, youth center, Kaleidoscope, advertises that it is a
center for kids from ages 12 to 20. It's in a rundown storefront across
the street from a new shopping center. It's also a few steps from a bus
stop, and two blocks from the campus of Ohio State University, which
makes it convenient for college-age "gay" youth. The center offers
support groups with peer-mentoring and no parental knowledge or
permission is needed.

On March 15, representatives from the Ohio AIDS Coalition, the Columbus
AIDS Task Force and Planned Parenthood spoke on STDs and HIV and
"positive decision-making," to the Kaleidoscope youth in a program
called K.I.S.S., Keep It Smart and Safe. Local AIDS groups have ongoing
relationships with these youth centers which brings up potentially
compromising dilemmas regarding interaction with minors.

For instance, on April 25, the second annual "Hope's Voice" tour is
planning a stop at Kaleidoscope in Columbus on its cross-country tour.
"Hope's Voice" features HIV-positive young adults who give speeches in
what is termed "peer-to-peer education," even though few adults would
see a 12- or 14-year-old as the "peer" of a 22-year-old.

The stop is co-sponsored by the Ohio AIDS Coalition and the program
includes free confidential HIV testing for youth, using oral swabs which
provide a response in around 20 minutes with over 90 percent accuracy.

The misleading, risky messages are subtle, but powerful. The young
adults involved in Hope's Voice are articulate and healthy-looking. Some
talk openly about being homosexual. How would a naive teen digest the
Hope's Voice message? The adolescent takeaway may well be, "These cool
older kids look all right and seem OK, so HIV isn't all that big a deal,
as long as I use a condom." Few high schools are sponsoring stops by
Hope's Voice, but the GSA members are sure to be invited to the
presentation and free testing at the local "gay" youth center.

The Cleveland, Ohio, "GLBT " Center program offers ongoing "safe
schools" and HIV-prevention education for youth including the GSA
members who frequent its gatherings. On the center website, a quote is
featured from a "gay" youth:


Most information about HIV isn't written for us. We're afraid to talk to
our family doctor - he may tell our parents. So where can you go for
help if you're young and gay?

- 16-year-old "gay" male


The Cleveland center website also states, regarding Ohio law:


A minor can consent to - or refuse - an HIV test for AIDS without
parental permission.


Well, this may be the law, but it needs to be changed. Is it better to
offer anonymous testing for minors - or to encourage better child-parent
relationships? Which do we think has the longer-range potential of
helping more kids, more of the time? The HIV rates aren't going down and
kids are clearly being encouraged, even seduced into having high-risk
sex. Something is clearly not working.

What in the world are we doing exposing kids to opportunities to get
involved in practices that are spreading an epidemic disease? How can we
let kids make such huge health-care decisions, interact with health
professionals, receive "counseling" and figure out what all this means,
without the guidance of a parent or guardian?

For instance, what if a young teen does get involved in a homosexual
relationship, then is tested for HIV, and the test is positive? And his
parents have no idea of any of this, but this young person has to
evaluate all this, cope with what he will probably think is a death
sentence, and have entered this world of corruption in secret, because
of incessant, inaccurate propaganda convincing him he was born "gay"?

Even though this consent by minors is becoming very common and is even
upheld by law, there's no excuse for putting kids in this position. It's
certainly feeding the problem of sexually transmitted diseases and
sexual activity among America's youth. Parents are, by and large, not a
problem for kids, but the primary people in the world who care most
about a kid's welfare, and the ones who can talk him/her out of foolish
impulses. Don't we have public service ads now that urge parents to talk
with teens about sex, about drugs? Don't we know that this works? But
these clubs, and the assumptions they make about all parents, undermine
the child's first, best hope. We are offering kids a way to act on
misinformation, and opportunities to be exploited, by excluding parental
knowledge. This is a recipe for an insane, unstable and disease-ridden
culture.

Wait - we've already got that, don't we?

And we haven't even addressed one more big question: the potential for
molestation.

What happens if one of these HIV testing sessions uncovers a 12-, 13- or
14-year-old who is having a relationship with a 25- or 30-year-old? Why
isn't there required reporting of such relationships? If we are going to
empower taxpayer-funded groups to act as health professionals, we have
to require that they not corrupt, or aid and abet corruption of children
- period. The reality is that adult-teen liaisons are not uncommon in
the "gay" community, so some oversight and legal parameters are needed.

We have once thrown kids to the beasts of tolerance and acceptance.
Well, few of us want to tolerate and accept increased homosexual
activity, as well as limited and shortened lives of our precious
children - all because of a 100 percent preventable problem.

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Linda Harvey is president of Mission America, a pro-family organization
which monitors homosexual activism, the occult and New Age influences on
American youth.
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