The American Academy of Pediatrics takes on fraudulent letter from bogus pediatrics group

Timothy Kincaid

April 13th, 2010

Yet again, Truth Wins Out has done what TWO does so well: getting professionals to refute the nonsense claimed by anti-gay activist masquerading as scientists. In response to the letter that the bogus American College of Pediatricians sent to principals, the real representative organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics has set the record straight:

On or around March 31, 2010, school superintendents may have received another letter from the American College of Pediatricians, which is in no way affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The letter promotes another campaign titled “Facts About Youth,” which professes to offer guidance to educators on “approaches to students experiencing sexual orientation and gender identity confusion.” Their campaign does not acknowledge the scientific and medical evidence regarding sexual orientation, sexual identity, sexual health, or effective health education.

The AAP encourages school administrators and officials, teachers, parents, and youth to become familiar with and utilize the AAP developed and endorsed resources on this issue for reliable, sound, scientific, medical advice

TampaZeke

April 13th, 2010

Why not refute the scam letter with the facts in the real AAP letter?

Telling Superintendents to “go find the facts from a reputable source” is not the best way to respond to a letter that enumerated misinformation about homosexuality and “reorientation”.

The response letter should have been in-kind.

Some superintendents will be too lazy to read the facts from reputable sources.

Timothy Kincaid

April 13th, 2010

Zeke,

The remainder of the comment included links to the positions of the AAP. I only posted a portion.

TampaZeke

April 13th, 2010

I’m glad to hear that. I didn’t go to the link because it appeared as if their statement was being presented in its entirety.

Swampfox

April 15th, 2010

I am glad to hear that. In the small town that I grew up, in the 1990s there was a anti-gay, super-religious doctor. He regularly had his letters to the editor printed in the local newspaper. He became Chief of Staff of the hospital of the town. He wrote a letter using that title when he wrote a nasty anti-gay letter that was published in the paper. The hospital in turn wrote a letter that the doctor had incorrectly used his title in the letter. It was quit a little blowup in a small southern town.

rusty

April 16th, 2010

slight typo in headline. . .The American Academy of Pediatics

Jim Burroway

April 16th, 2010

Thanks for the catch.

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