“There’s no correlation between inacceptance of homosexuality and depression and suicide,” he says.
Rather, Perkins says, there is another factor that leads kids to kill themselves.
“These young people who identify as gay or lesbian, we know from the social science that they have a higher propensity to depression or suicide because of that internal conflict.”
Homosexuality is “abnormal,” he says, and kids know it, which leads them to despair. That’s why he wants to confront gay activism in public schools. For example, his group supports the Day of Truth, when Christian high schoolers make their case that homosexuality is a sin.
This makes my head explode. He is aiding and abetting the deaths of young people. Has he no shame? Seriously.
And, can mainstream media outlets please stop catering to this extremism? This isn’t a back-and-forth over some policy. This guy is an extremist. As John noted a couple weeks ago when the Washington Post printed an op-ed from Perkins, he is:
[A] man whose anti-gay activist organization has for years been promoting the “Nazi” science (that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center calls it) of a known “hate group” that is listed alongside the Klan on the SPLC Web site. The group’s Nazi science is about bashing gays. And what did the Post permit the “faith expert” to write about? Anti-gay bullying. Seriously.