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Newly Appointed Member of Anoka-Hennepin Bullying Commission Pens Anti-Gay Op-Ed

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Last week we reported that Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district – known for severe cases of bullying against LGBT students and those perceived to be – had appointed a hate group spokesperson to its new anti-bullying commission.

Bryan Lindquist, a member of the SPLC-designated hate group Parents Action League (PAL), publically insists that homosexuality is a “sexual disorder.”

In a new letter to the editor of ABC Newspapers, Lindquist outlines his toxically anti-LGBT viewpoint even further, citing lies from the widely debunked Regnerus parenting study,

It is highly disturbing to see a man who espouses such vehemently anti-gay rhetoric appointed as a leader on a commission created to remedy the very problem he helped create.

Read Lindquist’s wildly inaccurate letter below, courtesy of Truth Wins Out.

To the Editor:

This is in response to the editorial from the ECM Editorial Board titled “Marriage amendment would suppress freedom” (Oct. 5).

While they agree with the fact that “Children do best when they are raised by a mother and a father…” they also suggest that “…children will thrive in environments in which they are loved by two parents, regardless of the gender make-up of those parents.” This simply is not true.

University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus did a study on homosexual parenting. His excellent research was published in the well-respected academic journal, “Social Science Research.”

The Regnerus study is the largest of its kind to date (just under 3,000 interviews of 18- to 39-year-olds), and is the most thorough and comprehensive study ever done on this topic.

Here are some of his findings that reveal greater child endangerment in same-sex households than households headed by a mom and a dad:

  • Parental pedophilia: 23 percent of children with a lesbian mother reported having been touched sexually by a parent or adult, compared with 2 percent of those raised by biological parents.
  • Higher number of rape cases: 31 percent of children raised by a lesbian mother and 25 percent raised by a homosexual male report that they were forced to have sex against their will, compared to 8 percent from intact families.
  • Suicidal tendencies are shocking: 24 percent of children raised by homosexual men and 12 percent of children raised by lesbian mothers admitted to having recently contemplated suicide, compared to 5 percent of those raised by biological parents or even a single parent.

This study proves that children are better off when raised by their biological mom and dad.

The ECM Editorial Board is wrong. Children raised in homes where homosexuality or other same-sex behaviors are present face increased risks.

The social experiment of legalizing same-sex unions will prove disastrous for kids and bring untold dysfunction and damage to children and society.

Vote “yes” on the Marriage Protection Amendment on Nov. 6 and help protect the children in Minnesota.


Bryan Lindquist

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