A seminar that essentially was to provide information to impressionable school-age boys on how to be homosexual was canceled, according to a pro-family organization monitoring the plans, following WND’s report on the developing situation.
The seminar called “Queer, Questioning, Quiet: Developing Gender & Male Sexual Orientation” had been promoted by the Boys to Men organization in Portland, Maine, as a feature of its recent conference.
Officials with the Christian Civic League of Maine, however, had opposed the plans, and chief Michael Heath told WND earlier the situation was “outrageous.”
“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,” he said.
The Boys to Men website advertisement explained the outreach was “targeted primarily to middle and high school boys and their adult male mentors.” Speakers were to include officials from the Maine SpeakOut Project and other homosexual advocacy groups.
But according to a new report in the Christian Civic League Record, the event was dropped and supporters gave two explanations for having it cancelled.
Bill Gregory, a retired United Church of Christ minister and member of the Boys to Men board, speculated it was canceled “due to the presenters not being able to attend” the Civic League reported.
Then Layne Gregory, executive director, cited a “lack of interest” for the cancellation, the Civic League said.
“[The boys' homosexual workshop] was canceled due to lack of interest, lack of participation,” Gregory told the Civic League. She noted a reporter from that organization “was one of the only ones” to register.
“Boys to Men Americorps VISTA Program Intern Meghann McCluskey added more detail to the cancellation explanation stating that there was only one other person besides the [Civic] League Record reporter who expressed an interest in attending the boys’ homosexual workshop …” the Civic League reported.
“McCluskey acknowledged that the Boys to Men organization did know about the national publicity that surrounded the boys’ homosexual workshop, primarily through the League Record’s ‘Transgender Teaching on Tap for Maine Boys’ article and WorldNetDaily.com ‘Class for Kids: How to be Homosexual’ article. She said the group was not aware of the more recent ‘Homo-Grown Heroes’ commentary by Olivia St. John, also published on WorldNetDaily,” the League reported.
Other similar programs, however, were incorporated into the recent conference, the Civic League said.
One was led by a Planned Parenthood representative and discussed with dozens of young boys, “Real Life. Real Talk. Sex in the Movies.”
A Planned Parenthood official encouraged the pre-teen boys to “take some risks” regarding sex, the Civic League reported, and handouts included the suggestion asking parents to “Host a Sex Ed House Party.”
Heath earlier told WND he objected to such conferences targeting “impressionable young boys.”
“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. “I don’t think insanity is too strong a word for it.”
The event is sponsored by local businesses and foundations as well as divisions of the state, officials said.
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 on 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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