If you or your teens are interacting with gays, lesbians, or transgender persons, there are serious questions to which you should seek answers. Questions such as:
- How is it that it is illegal to help a teen boy or girl who is attracted to the same sex but doesn’t want to be, but it’s okay for a boy who feels he is a girl in a boy’s body to have sexual readjustment therapy?
- Should the “right” of a boy who feels he is a girl imprisoned in a boy’s body to use the girls’ changing room override a girl’s right to use the girls’ changing room without having a boy watch her undress?
- Why does “Comprehensive Sex Education” give children the impression that everyone is equally at risk for sexually transmitted diseases when:
. . . among men who have sex with men the rate of new HIV diagnoses is more than 44 times that of heterosexual men?
. . . the AIDS virus is 30 times more likely to be transmitted during anal sex than vaginal sex?
. . . young gay and bisexual men 13-24 years of age account for 72% of new HIV infections among all persons in that age group, although they represent only 2% of the total population? (US data)
- Why do gays and lesbians have so much more difficulty than heterosexual couples in forming lasting relationships, and in being faithful to their current partner?
- Should the “coming out” of gays and lesbians be celebrated?
- Why does the media carry so many stories on homosexuality but heterosexuality is rarely mentioned
7. Can someone be gay and Christian?
I’m going to take a break from posting over the summer. In the meantime, think about these questions. Discuss them with your teens and your friends. We’ll continue the discussion when I return in the fall.
Have a great summer!