-- Focus on the Family's Education Analyst

-- Head of organization's “Day of Dialogue" and "True Tolerance" projects

 

Facts

-- Says of transgender children: “It is a radical redefinition of what it means to be male and female; it's basically a deconstruction of the meaning of God created gender -- male and female”

-- Says of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision: “The Court decision is the latest in a long series of legal and societal actions that have chiseled away at many of our most cherished freedoms.  In some ways, this latest ruling was more like an axe blow than a chisel.”

-- Her Day of Dialogue and associated website is rife with so-called "ex-gay" materials, with "changing" gay people being the obvious goal. The site pushes one-sided dictums detailing God's supposed one and only design for sexuality, with being gay described as "broken."  The program instructs students to invite a speaker "who has experienced homosexuality and walked out of it to share their story," telling them that "Exodus International is a good resource for finding possible speakers in your area."  There's also an "Am I Gay?" section, with the long-winded answer to that question culminating in an emphatic and undeniable "no."  Gay students are placed under a "those who struggle" label. 

-- Regularly claims that “gay activists” are “infiltrating classrooms under the cover of ‘anti-bullying’ or ‘safe schools’ initiatives.” 

-- Says that calling households headed by gay couples ‘families’ tells people “That a family is nothing more than a group of individuals — no more unique than a herd of elephants in the jungle.” 

-- Has taken great personal strides to question scientific opinion on sexual orientation: "Actually, none of the professional medical or mental health associations have banned—or declared unethical—therapies aimed at helping clients who desire to change their sexual orientation.  But you’re probably referring to the fact that the American Psychiatric Association [APA] removed homosexuality from its list of disorders in 1973. Still, that’s a far cry from completely banning therapy from those who desire it. And it by no means represents the opinion of all the nation’s medical and counseling professionals." 

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