01/28/2005: Love Won Out...or Did It? We in our Private Idaho May Never Know.
Am I lucky I live in my own private Idaho (and I'm not gay-neither)...so I get to skip this "sure to be stirring": Love Won Out conference brought to you by those fun folks: Focus on the Family.
Their purpose: As told in the news-wire post is to counter the media-saturating message (Oh, yeah..it's always the Media and the producers of SpongeBob who are to blame) for the "notion" that homosexuality is inborn and unchangeable.
So get your plane tickets, take the trip and get set on Feb 19th in Houston to meet "those who have left homosexuality" behind them them. Here's your chance to snip that "unwanted same-sex attractions" in the bud...while ye can.
(ps don't forget to visit Alan Keyes' "Selfish Hedonist Make Over Booth.")
On the obverse of that sexuality coin there was some action on Rep Henry's Waxman's complaints about the abstinence-only-until- marriage programs...
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) along with over 210 organizations is attempting to get Congressional review to stop the unacceptable practice of pumping millions of tax-payer dollars "into abstinence-only-until- marriage programs that contain false and misleading information, censor critical sexual health information, and contain scientific errors." Bill Smith, vice president for public policy at SIECUS, further commented that,"The American public and our elected representatives need to know that these programs are not harmless and they exist only to further the narrow agenda of an extreme right wing fringe."
In case you missed it: This False and Misleading information included:
-- "Exposure to sweat and tears (are) risk factors for HIV transmission;"
-- "(I)n heterosexual sex, condoms fail to prevent HIV approximately 31 percent of the time;"
-- "Women gauge their happiness and judge their success on their relationships. Men's happiness and success hinge on their accomplishments;"
-- "A pregnancy occurs one out of every seven times that couples use condoms;" and
-- Sexually-transmitted Chlamydia may cause heart attacks and strokes.
Karen on 01.28.05 @ 01:23 PM CST