Monday, March 1, 2010

The American Psychological Association joins the political debate on homosexuality.

The American Psychological Association (APA) will highlight its policy in support of same-sex "marriage" at its annual meeting in August.

The APA also claims it has science that supports that position.

Julie Hamilton, president of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, said the APA cannot have enough evidence on the issue, because there have not been enough reliable studies to make a scientific argument for or against gay marriage.

"The APA is taking sides in a political debate without an adequate scientific basis for their stance," she said. "This is another example of a scientific organization acting politically rather than scientifically."

Caleb Price, research analyst with Focus on the Family, said the vast majority of Americans have "no clue that the mental health profession is heavily involved in activism."

"When groups like the APA position themselves as authorities on a controversial issue in the public arena like same-sex marriage," he said, "they can be disproportionately influential in the debate."

NCAA Disallows Christian Ad

The ad features a father holding his young son and saying, "All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing."

The tag line: "Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life."

This Focus on the Family ad, believe it or not, has been yanked off the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) website for one simple reason: Focus on the Family supports natural marriage, believing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

The NCAA, who apparently believes only in selective diversity - "Christians need not apply" - has censored this ad after homosexual activists complained.

Look at the message again. By scrubbing this ad, is the NCAA saying we want our sons to grow up knowing how to do the wrong thing? With the number of NCAA athletes who get in trouble with the law every week, you'd think the NCAA would enthusiastically support a message which urges fathers to be great role models for their sons and athletes-to-be.

Are NCAA officials saying that they celebrate divorce rather than intact families? That they celebrate death instead of life? That they don't want fathers to be involved with their sons? What is remotely objectionable about the message in this ad?

NCAA officials even went so far as to say that even if the message was okay, they'd have to spike it because of the messenger.

In other words, the NCAA is telling America that it has no room in its view of diversity for voices of faith and family.

What do you think?

You can email the NCAA's "Office of Diversity and Inclusion" to let them know that you oppose its lack of diversity and its exclusion of people of faith.