Thursday, January 12, 2006

HHS Promoting Sexual Deviancy

You know the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- the one that is an agency of the federal government of which the Republicans have been "in charge" for the last several years? Well, here's a little report from the Family Research Council that reminds us how little it matters which party is in power if it doesn't dare take on the liberal bureaucrats who run things however they please...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has sponsored a taxpayer-funded website that prominently features classic symbols of the pro-homosexual activist movement--an inverted triangle in rainbow colors with the word PRIDE above it. The website, dedicated to preventing alcohol and drug abuse, includes the admission that "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are more likely to smoke, drink, and use other drugs than...non-lgbt peers." Rather than warning that homosexual conduct is itself a significant health risk, the website blames society for the "high-risk choices" that homosexuals make, citing "homophobia," "heterosexism," and "stigma, alienation, and discrimination."

The website also uses material from pro-homosexual activist groups such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), while ignoring groups with a different perspective, such as Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX).

Let HHS know that you don't want this kind of propaganda being supported by your tax dollars. You can e-mail Nancy Kennedy of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at

An additional Vital Signs note -- I would urge too that you consider e-mails, letters and phone calls to your Republican politicians, asking them to use a bit of the incredible power they possess to effect necessary change in our government.