Wednesday, March 01, 2006

HHS Removes Pro-Gay Web Page After Complaint By Family Research Center
By Gudrun Schultz
WASHINGTON, D.C., United States,
March 1, 2006

( – The Family Research Center (FRC) has succeeded in convincing the federal Department of Health and Human Services to remove pro-gay content on the department’s website.

In January 2006 the FRC sent a letter to Michael Leavitt, secretary for Health and Human Services, (HHS) complaining that the website was “loaded with biased, politically-charged language, such as condemnations of so-called ‘homophobia,’ ‘heterosexism,’ and ‘sexual prejudice.’” The FRC also objected to the website’s use of material from pro-homosexual activist groups, such as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

Peter Sprigg, with the FRC, said the web page focused on celebrating homosexuality, while useful health information on the site was minimal.

“There were links to outside organizations as information sources that people could go to and virtually all of those links were to pro-homosexual organizations. There was no balance,” he told Family News in Focus, a website of Focus on the Family.
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