The Christian Coalition of Maine recently sent a registered letter to every school principal, superintendent, and school board member. It included a copy of an article by the Family Research Institute citing a study published in 1996 in the Journal of Psychology. The study demonstrates that homosexual teachers are 8 to 10 times more likely to sexually involve themselves with pupils than heterosexual teachers.
The letter advised the school leaders that "Knowingly employing homosexual teachers after receipt of this study places you in a precarious legal situation." It pointed out that districts and their administrators could face serious civil and/or criminal charges if a homosexual teacher molests a pupil.
FRI director Dr. Paul Cameron says we have to "get the word out that when a child is molested by a homosexual teacher who was hired under or because of gay rights, the parents would be able to apply tort law against the teacher, the school officials, the school district, and the school board."
Hopefully the publication of this study will encourage school administrators to think twice before allowing homosexuals into the classrooms.
History has proven over and over that when a society begins to tolerate sinful behavior, the next step is acceptance that then leads to imitation. Finally you get a government mandate to promote it.
Millions of parents are looking for alternatives in private schools and home schooling. But just bailing out of the government school systems is not enough. We must boldly declare God's condemnation of this sin. We must not be intimidated by their shouts of "bigot," "homophobe," and "hate-monger."
One way to inoculate a community against this sin is to salt it thoroughly with the truth. An excellent approach is the use of literature. Chick Publications has produced the tract Doom Town for this purpose. FRI also has excellent information pamphlets available by writing PO Box 62640, Colorado Springs, CO 80962 or at (303) 681-3113 or www.familyresearchinst.org.
These pamphlets show clearly that allowing the sinful homosexual practices is not just innocent intercourse between consenting adults. It promotes violence, venereal disease, and creates sexual predators who prey on children as well as naive adults. They show why the average life span of the male homosexual before AIDS was less than 45 years. AIDS only reduced this to approximately 39 years.