Sample letter to your school principal and school board:
Dear Principal and School Board,
It has come to my attention that the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN) and other gay groups are attempting to persuade the School Board to add sexual orientation to the school’s anti-discrimination/harassment policy.
No one disputes that the term “sexual orientation” as promoted by GLSEN and others refers to homosexuals and not to former homosexuals. Nowhere are ex-gays mentioned by those intent upon changing the policy. Ex-gay organizations such as PATH (Positive Alternatives To Homosexuality at www.pathinfo.org) can also testify to the fact that homosexuality is not genetic or irreversible.
Although initiated under good intentions, sexual orientation laws discriminate against former homosexuals. In every school district where a sexual orientation policy has passed, gay activist groups have gained entry to schools to promote homosexuality at the exclusion of ex-gays.
Indeed, the same groups advocating for a sexual orientation anti-discrimination policy themselves discriminate against ex-gays. Groups like GLSEN, PFLAG and GSA are generally opposed to the ex-gay community and actively try to silence attempts to present alternate views of homosexuality to students. For example, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN) publicly distributed a school booklet accusing ex-gays of harassment because ex-gays want the same equal access to schools as gay groups.
If the School Board endorses sexual orientation as part of the anti-discrimination/harassment policy, students and school personnel would be exposed to charges of sexual orientation discrimination/harassment if they attempt to offer alternate views of homosexuality. Worse yet, students seeking help to overcome their same sex attractions would not be protected under a sexual orientation provision. Ex-gay teachers and administrators also would not be protected.
To give sexual orientation protection to one group while excluding another is itself discriminatory. We therefore request that you refrain from adding sexual orientation to the school’s policies, or in the alternative, that you specifically incorporate ex-gays in the schools’ anti-discrimination/harassment policy. We will contact you in the next few days to arrange a meeting to discuss this. Without testimony from all sectors of our community, policy on this issue is seriously flawed.
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