Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pediatricians warn schools: Gender-confused students shouldn't be encouraged to experiment

The American College of Pediatricians has launched a new web site appealing to educators across the United States.

They are asking school officials not to encourage sexual experimentation among students who feel they may be confused as to their sexual orientation or gender.

The web site, “Facts About Youth” also carries information for the students themselves and their parents.

In addition, the ACP sent a letter and fact sheet to more than 14,000 school superintendents, presenting the theory that many children and adolescents are often confused at first, but if given the chance they grow out of it and into natural affections for the opposite sex.

Little boys and girls may switch to playing with dolls of the opposite gender. That behavior, says ACP, is usually discouraged but may actually be healthy. Most children also don’t often like the opposite sex until they are pre-adolescent.

The pediatricians say that when counseling young people with these feelings, it should not be a green light to encourage experimentation with alternative transgender or sexual orientations.

Some points The American College of Pediatricians brings up:
-Schools should refrain from adopting policies encouraging non-heterosexual attractions.
-Schools should not be quick to establish and accept various sexual labels.
-It should not be offered as proven fact that gender confusion or sexual confusion is non-changeable.*

ACP’s position runs contrary to today’s political correctness:
What The American College of Pediatricians could be declared “hate speech” according to current trends in tolerance and diversity:

-In April of each year since 1996, a “Day of Silence” takes place in public schools. This day was created by GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) in conjunction with other gay rights groups to end what they consider to be the constant bullying and taunting of gay children and teens across the country.

On the Day of Silence, all students are to remain silent in order to avoid the issue of gender-confusion or sexual orientation for an entire day (it is not illegal to keep children out of school that day, as a form of protected religious free speech).

-Cities in Florida, Texas and other states have recently adopted ordinances to allow cross-dressers and persons of various transgender orientations to use the other sex’s bathrooms in public places. No consideration is being given to the concerns of citizens who don't want to use restrooms with people of the opposite sex, or the fact that men may fake a condition in order to gain access to women in restrooms for criminal purposes.

-Congress is once again set to vote on ENDA, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA has been circulating for years but never yet garnered enough votes to pass. It is a controversial measure guaranteeing, among other new rules, that schools and businesses must allow cross-dressers, transsexuals, and other gender-confused persons to appear as they wish on a daily basis. 

Critics of ENDA fear there is no regard for the effect this may have on students or other employees; and that the sexual orientation language is so broad that it could include allowing fetishes such as bestiality. 

What does the Bible say?
Bible skeptics state that if we obey the Old Testament’s laws about homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22-23; 20:13), we would still be stoning gays and lesbians to death. 

But in the New Testament, Jesus died once for all to cover our sins (Ephesians 1:7 for example). And although same-sex behavior is still considered a sin (Romans 1:26-32, 1 Corinthians 6:8-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-11), Bible believers are in no way instructed to hate or harm the person(s) involved.

On the contrary, we are to lovingly attempt instruction and restoration of people involved in all sin. The problem is—behaviors of a sexual nature outside marriage between a man and a woman are no longer considered sin by secular society.

* (An extended version of this article with more information on this topic is available here at The Underground Online Magazine.)


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