On behalf of the Christian ministry Parents and
Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), the United States Justice
Foundation submitted a letter [PDF] to the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC), calling for President Barack Obama's administration to put
an end to its promotion of websites attacking Christian ministries
that reach out to individuals departing from homosexual
The Christian group challenges the CDC's denigration of those
who are not on board with the homosexual agenda, noting how the
Obama administration backs organizations and publications with
websites bashing biblical worldviews.
"The website also contains links to anti-heterosexual
publications and organizations, such as PFLAG [Parents, Families
and Friends of Lesbians and Gays], which openly denigrates former
homosexuals, and the infamous ex-gay publication Just the Facts,
which advocates against Christian anti-gay ministries and lists
only those religious organizations that affirm homosexual
behavior," the U.S. Justice Foundation's letter reads before posing
a critical question. "Why is the federal government spreading
intolerance against the ex-gay community and Christians who support
the religious testimony of former homosexuals?"
One of the links provided by the CDC -- titled "Empowering youth
activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools" -- states
that the GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network helps GSA clubs become
activist clubs that can "educate teachers and students to improve
the school climate" (according to its own standards and regardless
of parental objections). Such sites "warn" against counseling that
helps students deal with their unwanted same-sex attractions.
"The promotion of these negative anti-heterosexual comments
spreads hate towards the ex-gay community," says USJF senior staff
attorney Nathaniel Oleson in his letter to the CDC, calling upon
the Obama administration to cease its advocacy of intolerant
policies against religious freedom. "Is the federal government
singling out a certain class of people to denigrate? We also take
issue with your link to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),
which creates unsafe communities by promoting intolerance against
the ex-gay community and actively targeting Christian organizations
who disagree with their political beliefs."
In what is also considered an onslaught against Christian
values, the CDC used more than $100,000 in taxpayer funding to pay
for the GSA Network's five campaigns to "Change Your School." This
money given to the "gay" group goes into an intensive training
program to raise young students to become homosexual/transsexual
PFOX executive director Regina Griggs questions the basis and
legitimacy of such government funding.
"How do these links 'meet scientific standards supported by
published, evidence-based studies,' as the CDC claims?" Griggs
asks. "The CDC's link to 'Trevor Space: News and Networking'
describes itself as 'a social networking site for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24.'
What is scientific about this?"
According to USJF, the U.S. government should not insert itself
in the role of impressing its subjective ideologies upon students
in the guise of tolerance and safety policies. It is calling for
immediate action to be taken.
"We ask Director Thomas Frieden and the CDC to
adopt the standards utilized by the Office of Adolescent Health,
Department of Health and Human Services, and provide website links
that are factually oriented, relevant to adolescent health,
non-partisan, free from bias and prejudice, and do not take or
present an advocacy position," Oleson implores in the USJF letter.
"The CDC's current list of links results in ex-gay bashing, does
not provide complete factual information to youth and their
parents, and sends the wrong message that unpopular sexual
minorities like former homosexuals are not entitled to protection
USJF is sending the strong message that it will
not stand by and allow a government agency to continue its unfair
treatment of a group just because it is not aligned with its
"We ask you to stop ignoring our complaint that
the CDC is engaging in sexual orientation discrimination," the
letter concludes. "Once again, we request that you address our
complaint that the CDC is guilty of sexual orientation bias against
In PFOX's letter [PDF] of appeal for a change in policy,
it directly addresses the Commander-in-Chief, calling him to
rectify the alleged injustices for which he is perceived to be
ultimately responsible, "As concerned parents, we ask President
Obama, who appointed Thomas Frieden, and HHS Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius, to intervene."
The White House's staunch advocacy for the homosexual agenda
continues to become more and more pronounced as the current
administration nears the end if its term. Obama has refused to
defend DOMA (the Federal Defense of Marriage Act), while expressing
support for the pro-homosexual Respect for Marriage Act. Besides
having a major hand in the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the
President has been unabashed in his promotion of "homosexual
rights" in his foreign policy (as seen in his recent call for the
U.S. Embassy to participate in the Prague "Gay Pride" Parade).
Obama's unwavering allegiance to the h-agenda is also witnessed
through his commitment to forward the policies of the LGBT
(Lesbian, Gay, Bixsexual, Transgender) community, GLAAD (Gay and
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
and other homosexual activist groups.
Reported to be the most pro-homosexual president in U.S.
history, Obama took the final step in his "evolution" to fully
endorse same-sex "marriage" in May and addressed this devout
conviction at the LGBT Pride Month reception held at the White
House in June, but he says that the unleashing of his h-agenda has
only just begun.
"So we still have a long way to go, but we will get there,"
Obama promised his LGBT community supporters. "As long as I have
the privilege of being your President, I promise you, you won't
just have a friend in the White House, you will have a fellow