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  • Norm
    As you have probably already heard, a Fairfax county school board member, Stephen M. Hunt, sent a letter requesting that all of the county s high school
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2005
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      As you have probably already heard, a Fairfax county school board
      member, Stephen M. Hunt, sent a letter requesting that all of the
      county's high school principals invite an "ex-gay" speaker.
      According to the www.washingtonpost.com, Hunt's letter
      stated, "Children are being taught that homosexuality is normal and
      natural. It is neither," and referred to homosexuality as a "a very
      destructive lifestyle".

      According to a Post article by Maria Glod, "He contended in the
      letter that gays often suffer drug and alcohol abuse or physical
      abuse and that gay men don't live as long as heterosexual
      counterparts. 'There are huge ramifications for people who may make
      a choice to go into that lifestyle, and we should make sure they are
      fully aware of the entire issue,' Hunt said in an interview."

      Hunt also encouraged educators to distribute literature from
      Concerned Women for America and other organizations.

      Last night, the school board unanimously reprimanded Hunt and Hunt
      offered an apology, "especially [to] those of the homosexual
      community, that may have been given the impression that I do not
      respect their rights."

      It would seem that ex-gay promoters' efforts to get ex-gay theory
      into public schools is producing some results. PFOX.org posted an
      article on January 25 promoting Chad Thompson and his ministry
      Inqueery that targets public schools.

      Norm!

      Schools Official Assails 'Gay Lifestyle':
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58894-2005Feb2.html?
      sub=AR

      Letter on Homosexuality Prompts Rebuke From Board:
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61607-2005Feb3.html

      School Board Official Tells Schools To Bring In Ex-Gay Speakers:
      http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/02/020305letter.htm

      School Board Censures Official Over 'Ex-Gays' Letter:
      http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/02/020405letterUpdt.htm

      Ex-Gays in Public Schools:
      http://www.pfox.org/asp/newsman/templates/newstemplate.asp?
      articleid=189&zoneid=3
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