Dear Ms. Reisman,
I'm writing in response to your absolutely ridiculous statements made about gays and lesbians on a radio show called "Faith and Freedom." You claim that there is some historical "reality" that gays do not want to deal with. Well that's interesting, last time I checked, people in the straight world in that day and age were married off at extremely young ages. In various religions, cultures and races there is evidence of this being practiced. Child marriage STILL takes place today within straight societies all over the world. I do not defend these acts, as no child should be precociously exposed to sex. However - for you to distort the truth and say that this behavior is evident only in homosexual is reprehensible, and adds to your already embarrassing set of statements. Why have you not come out on the radio and discussed the issues of child marriage or child abuse that exist in the straight world?
I know many gays and lesbians, and none of them have ever discussed some strange agenda to sexualize young kids. Having it taught in school that there are some families that have two dads or two moms is no more sexual than saying most families have one mom and one dad. You yourself are adding in the sexualization piece and it's strange that you'd project that into an issue that is likely to be inherently NONsexual in the mind of a child. Do you suggest then, that all children who are taught about families in school (and I'm not talking about in health classes, when they are older) are told exactly how male-female reproduction works? Again, YOU add in the sexual piece in your homophobic, bigoted tirades. A lame and simple use of fear tactics to gain support for your "cause."
Also, if AIDS is a natural outgrowth of amoral sexual education and media... as you have claimed, then why is it now most prevalent in Sub Saharan Africa, in non-homosexual individuals? It seems that you imply like many have, that HIV is a 'gay disease'. I'd venture to say that the spread of HIV (you get HIV first, then AIDS) was first related to a lack of awareness about the disease until it had already been spread to a large number of people. Its continuing spread also results from a lack of EDUCATION, period as to how the virus is spread between people.
People who are taught about HIV transmission already know that abstaining is the only 100% foolproof way to stop transmission, so for you to add in the 'morality' piece into sexual education is silly, antiquated and completely unrealistic. Add in the complexities of IV drug abusers and it becomes a much bigger problem. If you want to make any productive impact in society, you deal with societal issues from the context of society as it exists. Not from a judgmental and unrealistic point of reference that bears no relation to the vast majority of members of society.
Back to your points about pedophilia. You make the same ridiculous claims that Anita Bryant made in the 1970's. The issue of it is quite simple, actually. Gay and pedophile are not the same thing. I don't know any gay men who would try to have sex with a young boy. Moreover, the statistics are interesting and do not shine well in your point of view. In a report from the Department of Justice, 40% of sex offenders were juveniles. Adults were responsible for the other 60%. About 60% of the sex offenses were male to female. So we see that most offenses are in 'straight' forms. Although, if you were reporting correctly about pedophilia and consulted with any psychologist that is registered with APA and an expert in pedophilia... you would be reminded of the fact that pedophiles and homosexuals have, really, nothing to do with each other. You would be reminded that for a pedophile, their attraction is mainly about age. These individuals are not attracted to adult men or women. Again, YOU add in your belief that there is some relationship between pedophilia and homosexuality. In your discourse, you oversimplify by trying to place everyone (even pedophiles) into "gay or straight" categories. (Groth & Birnbaum) (Knight, 1989).
Unfortunately for you, neither life nor the human mind are that simple, although you would like it to be. Study after study have gone on to disprove all of the toxic statements that you have made about people in the LGBT community.
Freund et al. (1989). Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and erotic age preference. Journal of
Sex Research, 26, 107-117.
This article is discussed above in the "Other Approaches" section. As the FRC concedes, it contradicts their argument. The abstract summarizes the authors' conclusion: "Findings indicate that homosexual males who preferred mature partners responded no more to male children than heterosexual males who preferred mature partners responded to female children."
Your points are all false and based on lies and twisting of facts. It's a shame that you choose to profess "truth" and do so with such toxic and hateful methods. While I'm sure that you will not cease to be a toxic person who lies to the masses, I can only do my part to fight people like you both privately and publicly.