An article in yesterday’s Washington Post reveals that, due to a ruling which requires schools to distribute materials from any non-profit organization, Regina Griggs has decided to abuse high school kids directly with fliers from PFOX:
The fliers, from the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, were distributed Thursday alongside report cards by teachers at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. The group says it delivered them to about half the county’s high schools this week and plans to do the same at the remaining high schools at the end of the school year.
School officials said that while they aren’t always happy with everything that goes home with students, their hands are tied by the results of the litigation.
“These fliers are probably counter to what is available in our health curriculum, but that curriculum focuses on respect, and we respect freedom of speech,” said Patricia O’Neill (Bethesda-Chevy Chase), president of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
The flier, printed on one side of a sheet of paper, says that “every year thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity.” At the bottom, it includes a disclaimer that the content is not sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of Education, the school or the superintendent.
“We believe that people have the right to seek change if they’re unhappy,” said Regina Griggs, the organization’s director. “No one’s telling anybody that they have to support our position.”
Uh, Regina? If they’re unhappy, it’s because of people like you. Also? Lying to children is wrong, Regina. NO credible medical or psychological or child welfare organization supports anything you teach. None of them!
And might I also add, Regina, this is a particularly disturbing way you’ve chosen to abuse your gay son by proxy. But then again, it doesn’t leave a visible bruise, does it?
Way to fly under the radar, champ.
Mike Airhart has a lot more to say on this story here.
(h/t John Aravosis)