Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Family Values

There is much talk today about family values, what are your family values? Mine are love, caring, trust, and honesty. Not lying or hating. However, some of the so called “Family” organization, lie and create fear and hate, they disown family members who lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and throw them out on the street to survive any way they can. They create fear where there is none. They call them names like pervert and pedophile, trying to block laws that allow LGBT families to adopt.
Groundbreaking Study Finds Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adolescents Protects Against Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicidal Behavior
San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2010
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) December 5, 2010

For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows that specific parental and caregiver behaviors -- such as advocating for their children when they are mistreated because of their LGBT identity or supporting their gender expression -- protect against depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in early adulthood. In addition, LGBT youth with highly accepting families have significantly higher levels of self-esteem and social support in young adulthood. The study is published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, a journal of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, in a peer-reviewed article titled "Family Acceptance in Adolescence and the Health of LGBT Young Adults."
Now compare this with what the Christian Post had to say about the report…
Study Measures Effect of Family Acceptance on Gay Teens
Christian Post
By Stephanie Samuel
Dec. 06 2010

But Christian family groups refute the notion that religious and traditional values lead to teen suicides and say Christians can prevent against depression and bullying without condoning sin.
Pro-family leaders agree that it is important that children feel loved and accepted, but say that Christians should not accept social pressure to stray from their traditional values for fear of driving their children to suicide.

“Activist adults essentially are saying that American parents who want their kids to avoid high risk homosexual sex acts and remain abstinent until traditional marriage, are harming kids. This is preposterous, and local parents and communities need to resist enforced political correctness," said Buddy Smith, executive vice president of American Family Association.

In a November commentary, Christopher Doyle of the support group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX)calls efforts to scare parents into embracing their children’s sexual behavior for fear of suicide “minority stress” theory propagated by gay activists.
Traditional family values… creating an environment where you tell your children that you feel that they are sick because they are gay. Creating a society which stigmatizes gay, lesbians and transgender children and then blaming them when they commit suicide or depressed because of the societal pressure.

What are your family values?

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