GLBT: Not born-that-way, not unchangeable

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An news release from the American College of Pediatricians cautions educators about dealing with students experiencing same-sex attraction and/or gender confusion.

This message has been sent of College president Thomas Benton, MD, to all 14,800 school district superintendents in the U.S.

Among the main points the pediatricians make:

1.   It’s not uncommon for teenagers to experience same-sex attractions. Most will get over such attractions if not otherwise encouraged. Prematurely labeling kids gay or lesbian encourages some to engage in risky behaviors.

2.   There is no scientific evidence that anyone is born gay or transgendered.

3.   Research has shown that therapy can restore heterosexual attraction for many. Early prevention can save what is later difficult to overcome.

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