July 11, 2005
PFOX States Belief In "Tolerance", "Equality", and "Self Determination".
Nominates Sodomy Law Supporter To Sex Ed. Board.
The Group, Parents And Friends Of Ex Gays (PFOX) released its statement to the
Montgomery County (MD) Board of Education, in which it's spokesperson, Richard
Cohen, said, "Regarding homosexuality, we at PFOX are Pro-Choice. We believe
in everyone's right of self-determination." PFOX has been fighting the
Montgomery County Board of Education over proposed sex education material,
critical of reparative therapy.
In a proposed settlement to the lawsuit, an advisory panel to help create a
new sex-education curriculum was established. PFOX and Citizens for a
Responsible Curriculum (CRC), who are in favor of the course material PFOX
sued to remove, have each nominated one person to represent their interests
on the panel. PFOX's nominee is Peter Sprigg, a Focus On The Family member
who made submission jointly with Focus when the Supreme Court took on the case
of Lawrence v Texas, asking that homosexuality remain a criminal act. Sprigg
has vigorously supported the criminalization of homosexual sex in public
In his statement to the Montgomery County Board of Education, Richard Cohen
said, "We at PFOX believe wholeheartedly in Tolerance, Diversity and Equality
for all people."
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