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AP Hides Gay Agenda behind Report Written by 'Pro-gay Advocate'

Homosexual adoption report written by 'pro-gay advocate'
Associated Press Hides Homosexual Agenda behind report

Homosexual adoption report written by 'pro-gay advocate'
Associated Press doesn't disclose bias of controversial policy's author

March 25, 2006 © 2006

"Adoption Institute Supports Gay Parents," trumpets the headline of the Associated Press report – followed by "Major Adoption Institute Issues Report That Says Blocking Gay Adoption Keeps Kids in Foster Care."

Quoting the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute as advising adoption agencies to energetically recruit homosexuals and lesbians, the report gives the impression America's adoption industry has turned clearly in the direction of not only accepting, but strongly promoting, homosexual adoption.

"Laws and policies that preclude adoption by gay or lesbian parents disadvantage the tens of thousands of children mired in the foster care system who need permanent, loving homes," the adoption organization said.

However, as J. Richard Pearcey reveals in his Pearcey Report, the pro-homosexual adoption report was written by a well-known pro-"gay" advocate.

The author of the study, notes Pearcey, is identified in the story only as "Illinois State University adoption expert Jeanne Howard." And although AP does report that the study was "funded by the Gill Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign," both actively involved in promoting the "gay rights" agenda, the report, writes Pearcey, "does not inform readers that Jeanne Howard is passionately involved in promoting acceptance of homosexuals in her work with P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)."

"Homosexual activists' handprints are all over this one," adds Robert Knight, director of the Culture & Family Institute, part of Concerned Women for America. "Take it with a grain of salt. They funded it and will no doubt promote it, hoping the public will be too distracted to check its pedigree."

Associated Press's failure to disclose the bias of its "expert" is reminiscent of Time magazine's Oct. 10 cover story on "gay teens." In "The battle over gay teens," a positive portrayal of American youth "coming out" and proclaiming that they are "gay," Time fails to disclose that its reporter, John Cloud, is himself homosexual. And Cloud, in turn, doesn't mention until near the end of his lengthy report that the key researcher on which the entire story is based is also homosexual.

In fact, as WND revealed, Cloud – identified only as a Time staffer – in fact has a long history of advancing "gay" causes, including the promotion of anonymous homosexual orgies.

In the May 9, 1997, edition of the Washington City Paper, a homosexual publication, Cloud authored a piece called "The Naked City" in which he described his first-hand experiences at a Washington, D.C., group-sex party for homosexuals.

In his Time article, Cloud positively portrays the phenomenon of ever-younger American children self-identifying as "gay," praises the massive proliferation of Gay Straight Alliance clubs in public schools nationwide, showcases the Point Foundation, which provides scholarships to youngsters who believe they are "gay," and categorically dismisses professional therapeutic and religious attempts to help homosexuals change their orientation.

Cloud's key expert throughout the Time cover story is Ritch Savin-Williams, chairman of Cornell University's human development department and author of a new book called "The New Gay Teenager." Not until near the close of the article does Cloud slip in the fact that Savin-Williams is "a 56-year-old gay man with a slightly elfish mien."

While such blatant advocacy on Time's part has provoked outrage, it also plays a central role in advancing the radical "gay rights" agenda, says David Kupelian, who dramatically exposes the sophisticated homosexual propaganda machine in his new book, "The Marketing of Evil."

"When it comes to homosexuality and gay rights, most Americans simply have no idea what hit them," said Kupelian. In the book's opening chapter, "I unveil all of the amazing techniques and strategies radical 'gay rights' marketers have used over the last 15 years to utterly transform Americans' views toward homosexuality.

"An absolutely vital part of that marketing campaign," Kupelian adds, "is played by the not-so- 'mainstream media,' including Time."

Homosexual 'expertise'

In another even more high-profile instance of the non-disclosure of pro-homosexual "experts," in late 2004 the American Psychological Association – the world's largest psychologists' organization with a reported 150,000 members – announced its controversial endorsement of same-sex "marriage".

What the APA didn't announce, however, was that the seven-member panel that spearheaded the evaluation and endorsement effort reportedly consisted entirely of "gay activists." In fact, one of the panel members was the deaf lesbian who incited a national firestorm of protest when she and her lesbian partner, also deaf, used artificial insemination to intentionally produce deaf children.

The "working group" of psychologists, appointed by the APA Council of Representatives in February 2004 included: Armand Cerbone, Ph.D., Chicago; Beverly Greene, Ph.D., St. John's University; Kristin Hancock, Ph.D., Graduate School of Professional Psychology at John F. Kennedy University; Lawrence A. Kurdek, Ph.D., Wright State University; Candace A. McCullough, Ph.D., Bethesda, Md.; and Letitia Anne Peplau, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

The APA's published qualifications for the working group members were "a combination of both scientific expertise in family and couple relations and professional expertise with lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations."

What sort of "expertise"? According to the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH, the psychologist association's "Working Group on Same-Sex Families and Relationships" is made up of "gay activists."

For instance, reported NARTH:

"Dr. Armand Cerbone, who was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2003 and was awarded an award for distinguished service to the gay movement by the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues, which is Division 44 of the APA.
"Dr. Beverly Green, who served as editor of Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues, published by Sage Publications in 2000.
"Dr. Kristin Hancock, who developed the APA's 'Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients,' and is a founding member of APA's Division 44, a group focusing on gay issues.
"Dr. Lawrence A. Kurdek, who serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Psychology."
Possibly most controversial of all is the presence on the APA's working group of Dr. Candace A. McCullough, a lesbian who attempted in 2002 to produce, for the second time, a deaf child by artificial insemination, using sperm from a deaf donor. Both McCullough and her lesbian partner, Sharon Duchesneau, are deaf. Their attempt to create a second deaf baby was profiled by the Washington Post on March 31, 2002.

"It would be nice to have a deaf child who is the same as us," Duchesneau, who carried the baby to term, told the Post two months before the baby boy, named Gauvin, was born. "I think that would be a wonderful experience. You know, if we can have that chance, why not take it?"

They succeeded, according to the Advocate ("The National Gay & Lesbian Newsmagazine"), which disclosed in 2002 that Duchesneau and McCullough had earlier sought a deaf sperm donor to father their daughter, Jehanne, as well as later for their son, Gauvin, focus of the Post article.

"As a result," says the Advocate report, "Jehanne is deaf, and Gauvin is deaf in one ear and has severe hearing loss in the other. And that's what both mothers – who consider their deafness an identity, not a disability – intended."

Ken Connor, former president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, echoed the sentiments of many: "To intentionally give a child a disability, in addition to all the disadvantages that come as a result of being raised in a homosexual household, is incredibly selfish," he told Agence France Presse.

Explaining the APA's resolution blessing same-sex marriage, NARTH president Dr. Joseph Nicolosi said the psychologist organization has "let political activists take over the APA in this particular area, and these activists are giving us their own, values-laden 'take' on the issues."

NARTH, an organization of psychiatrists, psychologists, certified social workers and others focused on therapeutically helping homosexuals become heterosexual, was founded in 1992.

Because the APA starts out "with the foundational belief that there's no real difference between the genders, then mothers and fathers start to look interchangeable," said Nicolosi. "With such a worldview, gay and straight relationships look the same; then gay marriage starts to look as if it were no different from the natural,

biological family. And, when the research comes in – as indeed it has – showing gays and lesbians to be less psychologically healthy than straights, then the APA simply dismisses it, saying that the psychological problems are due solely to society's homophobia."


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