Oct 27, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
"There's no correlation between inacceptance [sic] of homosexuality and depression and suicide," Perkins told NPR.
Here's how Perkins explained the issue:
"These young people who identify as gay or lesbian, we know from the social science that they have a higher propensity to depression or suicide because of that internal conflict," he says.
Homosexuality is "abnormal," he says, and kids know it, which leads them to despair. That's why he wants to confront gay activism in public schools. For example, his group supports the Day of Truth, when Christian high-schoolers make their case that homosexuality is a sin.