Thursday, June 30, 2005

Romney: Why Not Eliminate Gov's Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth?

Governor Romney has a big opportunity to ingratiate himself with the majority of voters across America. All he has to do is ELIMINATE the "Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth". We understand he's pondering a veto of its proposed budget increase this week. That's good. But MassResistance asks: Why does this Commission exist at all?

Unfortunately for Romney, he inherited it from previous liberal governors. But he could at least try to change the landscape here in Massachusetts, and set an example for the rest of the country.

Does the Governor's Commission oversee and implement suicide prevention programs for our troubled young people? No. (The myth that "GLBTQI youth" are more prone to suicide is the excuse for having homosexuality promotion clubs and events in our schools.)

The Governor's Commission does, however, sponsor gay clubs and parades, and leads kids to the annual BAGLY prom at Boston City Hall. (BAGLY is a big promoter of transgenderism, transsexualism, intersex issues, and youth "questioning" of their normal sexuality.)

Presidential ambitions are running high. And the patience of average American voters with the radical homosexual agenda is running low. Governor Romney could score big by leading the country on this issue. Get the propaganda out of our schools!

From the Boston Globe, "Romney takes aim with veto pen" (June 30, 2005):

The Romney officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, declined to say what Romney will do about a 70 percent increase in spending on the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. That increase, to $425,000 from $250,000, has sparked the ire of a group that opposes gay rights and it presents a quandary for Romney as he mulls a presidential bid.

''If the governor does have national aspirations, the rest of the country doesn't buy this stuff," said Brian Camenker, director of the Article 8 Alliance. ''The governor has to decide where he stands on some of these issues."

The commission, created by Governor William F. Weld in 1992, is supposed to help prevent teen suicides and combat harassment of gay and lesbian youths. In talking about his opposition to gay marriage around the country, Romney has been careful to note that he does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.