The Christian conservative group
American Family Association (AFA) says gay groups are largely
responsible a recent string of suicides by gay teens.
At least six gay kids decided in
September to end their lives after they were harassed by other teens
because they were gay. Authorities in at least two cases are
investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education
Network (GLSEN) is the largest group attempting to create a safe and
respectful school atmosphere for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender
or questioning students.
“I'm afraid GLSEN and groups like
them may share more of the blame for these suicides than anyone,”
Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at AFA, wrote
at his blog on Wednesday.
“Homosexuals cannot reproduce so they
must recruit. Part of the agenda of groups like GLSEN is to urge
students at younger and younger ages to come out and declare a
disordered sexual preference. Sexually confused youth are pressured
into locking into a sexual identity far before they are mature enough
to do so.”
Being gay, Fischer says, is “as risky
and dangerous as injection drug abuse.”
In July, Fischer
called a rural Mississippi school's settlement with Constance
McMillen, a teen denied prom because she's gay, a capitulation to
also told his radio audience in May that he objected to lifting the
policy that bans gay troops from serving openly because Hitler
employed “savage gay Nazis.”
Lowering the number of gay teens,
Fischer reasons, would lower the number of suicides.
“If we want to see fewer students
commit suicide, we want fewer homosexual students. What all truly
caring adults will want to do for a student struggling with his
sexual identity is to help him resist dangerous sexual impulses,
accept his biological identity as either male or female, and help him
learn to adjust his psychological identity to his God-given