Officials with Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) recently sent a letter to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) asking the Obama administration to remove links on the website ridiculing and attacking Christian organizations that help individuals with their unwanted homosexual attractions.
The letter addressed the concern that the CDC website, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Youth Sources," is violating its own anti-discrimination polices by providing links on the site to numerous pro-gay and homosexual advocates sites. They also fail to provide any links on the site to organizations or other resources that do not affirm homosexual behavior.
The government's website also provides links to websites dedicated to advocating anti-heterosexual publications and organizations, including PFLAG, which has been critical of former homosexuals.
One link provided sent users to Just the Facts, a well known publication which had previously advocated against certain Christian ministries who supported reparative therapy. Their site only provided links to certain religious institutions that support or endorse homosexual behavior, further promoting behavior many Christians do not endorse.
"How do these links 'meet scientific standards supported by published, evidence-based studies,' as the CDC claims?" Regina Griggs, PFOX's executive director, told Christian News Wire.
"The CDC's link to Trevor Space: News and Networking describes itself as 'a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24.' What is scientific about this?" she added.
Homosexuality has been a topic of national discussion over recent years, with various states both adopting same-sex marriage and banning it. States like Washington and North Carolina have taken definitive stances for and against same-sex marriage, respectively.
The issue of homosexuality has been has polarized as a result of the nature of this year's presidential election, and supporters on both sides of the issue have engaged in heated debate. An appeals court in New York recently ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, which furthers the cause of homosexual activists.
At issue with this particular government website is the blatant attempt to silence certain voices within the homosexual debate.
"Why is the federal government spreading intolerance against the ex-gay community and Christians who support the religious testimony of former homosexuals?" said Griggs.