Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'Liberty Counsel bragging about attempt to push junk science in school' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Liberty Counsel again pushes sham science group; as Jesus would, of course - Unbelievable. Jeremy Hooper from Goodasyou has pointed out that the Liberty Counsel is bragging that the American College of Pediatricians, has sent another one of its letters:

 Today the American College of Pediatricians sent a letter to the Shawano School District Superintendent, Todd Carlson, cautioning him to not react adversely to 15-year-old student Brandon Wegner based on political pressure.

Superintendent Carlson called Brandon ignorant for his views on homosexual adoption presented in an op-ed, point-counter-point article for a student-run newspaper. Brandon, the author of the censored article, was punished and bullied for expressing his support of natural, mother-father adoption. The American College for Pediatricians sent a letter to the superintendent, advising him to “consider all the evidence.” It also included three articles concerning
homosexual adoption and bullying.

American College of Pediatricians Sends Letter of Caution to Shawano Superintendent [LC]

One thing you know about the American College of Pediatricians. It's a phony group. A sham group designed to legitimize religious right junk science. Jeremy also says the following about the incident:

The letter proceeds to direct the school system to FactsAboutYouth.com, a pro-"ex-gay" site that has been so resoundingly criticized, even groups like the Family Research Council have backed off from pushing it.

I wrote about FactsAboutYouth two years ago in the Huffington Post outlining the myriad of errors contained in it, such the following claim it makes about gay men:

Some gay men sexualize human waste, including the medically dangerous practice of coprophilia, which means sexual contact with highly infectious fecal wastes

To read about the other errors, go to Phony Medical Group Attempting to Peddle Anti-Gay Propaganda to Schools

In other news:

Housing Department Introduces Sweeping LGBT Protections
- And of course the religious right is going to lose its collective mind.

Despite Disclosure Lawsuits, NOM Will Pour Money Into Maine - So in spite of the fact that they lose court cases regarding disclosure laws in Maine, the National Organization for Marriage is going back to spending a buttload of money in the state.

Debunking NOM's New "Commonsense" Radio Ad In New Hampshire - And speaking of NOM, they tell a bunch of lies in a New Hampshire radio ad.

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