A state-funded organization in Maine touted as “a stellar program for social change” is advertising a seminar that
essentially provides information to impressionable school-age boys on how to be homosexual, according to a pro-family organization opposing
The seminar, “Queer, Questioning, Quiet: Developing Gender Identity & Male Sexual Orientation,” is promoted by the
Boys to Men organization in Portland, Maine, during its coming 2008 conference. The session will feature a presentation by
speakers from the homosexual Proud Rainbow Youth for Southern Maine, officials said.
“I think it’s outrageous,” Michael Heath, chief of the Christian Civic League of Maine, told WND.
‘”This is now starting to happen in public schools throughout our state. The public needs to wake up, become aware, and speak out against it.”
The Boys to Men website advertisement about its conference says the outreach is “targeted primarily to middle and high school boys and
their adult male mentors.” The workshop on homosexuality, the website said, includes “speakers from the Maine SpeakOut Project and
PRYSM (who) will discuss their own coming-out experiences and use these as a springboard for exploring LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgendered) issues and resources for youth in Southern Maine.”
The organization’s “core value” page states: “Traditional media and cultural representations of masculinity and femininity are too narrowly
defined and contribute to destructive and damaging behavior towards individuals of all genders and ages. We are committed to eliminating the
inequalities and institutional injustices that result from these traditional media and cultural representations of masculinity.”
It also lists as a goal to teach “young men and young women to work together to enhance school climate by standing up against …
gender stereotyping, homophobia and intolerance of difference.”
“This continues to happen to impressionable young boys,” Heath said. “The sad thing is the boys who are least able to endure this message,
this confusion, are the ones they’re preying upon.”
He said the New England states are just about even with California in pursuit of a sexual liberation that makes the hippies’ free love
atmosphere of the 1960s look staid.
“We have laws protecting transgenders. We have a 10-year-old boy [in the state] being raised as a girl. The elementary school is being
forced to allow the boy to use the bathroom with the girls,” Heath said.
He said it’s so important that families, and especially parents of younger children, realize the “sexual orientation cabal” that is flooding his
state and region.
“We writing about it [the seminar] right now,” he said. “We’re going to let folks know … what’s going on.”
Heath said the “sexual revolution” is entrenched in the law, and its impacts are both widespread and serious.
“I don’t think insanity is too strong a word for it,” he said. “Here in New England .. urges and pleasures are what drive the culture, the law.”
Unless there is a rally for traditional and moral views, Heath said, “We will witness the disintegration of a civilization.” A best-case result would
be that there is enough of a public reaction to the teachings that people start to pay attention and act on traditional moral values.”
Sally J. Laskey of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center said in a website statement, “Maine’s Boys To Men project
is a stellar program for social change and the primary prevention of violence because it provides community support and specific skill
development for building healthy individuals and healthy relationships.”
Officials setting up the conference also have scheduled a workshop on “Real Life. Real Talk. Sex in the Movies,” which will be led by two
people from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, a division of the nation’s biggest abortion provider.
Board members of the Boys to Men organization include Chuck Morrison, a sexuality educator in Portland, as well as retired United Church of
Christ minister Bill Gregory.
The event is sponsored by local businesses and foundations as well as divisions of the state, officials said.
Heath’s organizational website, however, already includes a clear warning about the developments, quoting the late evangelical thinker Francis Shaeffer: “The Christian is the real radical of our generation, for he stands against the monolithic, modern concept of truth as relative. But too often,
instead of being the radical, standing against the shifting sands of relativism, he subsides into merely maintaining the status quo. If it is true that
evil is evil, that God hates it to the point of the cross, and that there is a moral law fixed in what God is in Himself, then Christians should be the
first into the field against what is wrong – including man’s inhumanity to man.”
WND reported previously on homosexual
indoctrination not by local tax-enhanced foundations but by public schools themselves.
This is the time of year when many schools across the country are promoting the “Day of Silence,” a campaign to make students “aware” of the “discrimination” suffered by homosexuals in society by having
students and teachers remain silent for the day. Such events typically are organized by a school’s “Gay-Straight Alliance” group, but the “Day of Silence”
has been promoted by a special-interest group, the massively funded Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education
WND also reported the concerted effort by
dozens of organizations to alert parents to the indoctrination effects of such school observances and urge them to keep their
children home from schools during the events.
“It’s outrageous that our neighborhood schools would allow homosexual activism to intrude into the classroom,” said Buddy Smith of the American Family Association, one group on the long list of organizations working to provide information to
“‘Day of Silence’ is about coercing students to repudiate traditional morality. It’s time for Christian parents to draw the line – if your
children will be exposed to this DOS propaganda in their school, then keep them home for the day,” he said.
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