Family Advocate Denounces Pact Between Christians, Homosexual Activists
by Jim Brown
April 11, 2006
(AgapePress) - - A pro-family activist says the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) kowtowed to homosexuals by reaching an agreement with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) on how to deal with the issue of sexual orientation in public schools.
The First Amendment guidelines on sexual orientation endorsed by the two groups propose that no viewpoints on the issue of sexual orientation should be marginalized or silenced in schools. (See earlier article) Noted mental health counselor Dr. Warren Throckmorton and author Chad Thompson, a former homosexual, have written a column for Townhall.com defending the "Common Ground" guidelines. They argue conservatives often wrongly suggest that bullying of homosexual students is isolated.
However, Linda Harvey of Ohio-based Mission America says more often than not, Christians are having a "civilizing and unifying" influence in schools -- not contributing to the bullying problem.
"I don't think Christians, per se, have a lot to apologize for on the whole -- here and there, possibly. And of course we know bullying occurs," Harvey says. "But you just can't lay this at the feet of Christian values. To do that, it's basically the same notion [in saying] that we in America, who are indeed imperfect, are responsible for the 9/11 terrorism."
Harvey -- who voiced her criticism of the agreement in a column for WorldNetDaily -- says she believes Throckmorton and Thompson are being too tolerant and naïve regarding homosexual activism. "I don't see in Dr. Throckmorton and Chad Thompson's material any kind of perception that this is dangerous to kids," she notes. "They continue to talk about it as a viewpoint, and unless you are willing to look at this the way the Bible looks at it, and the way public health statistics [report it], and really just looking at some homosexual materials, I don't understand how people can purport to speak for a body of Christians."
Harvey says just as Christians "would not sit down at the table with those advocating the benefits of anorexia, child abuse, or binge drinking as alternative 'viewpoints,'" they should not be seeking common ground with advocates of child homosexuality. Likewise, she says, Christian educators should never seek to find common ground or negotiate with homosexual activists because homosexuality is an "abomination" that should not be tolerated.
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Jim Brown, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is a reporter for American Family Radio News, which can be heard online.