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ThinkProgress:
The American Family Association (AFA) and Florida Family Association (FFA) are alleging that the Trevor Project is “recruiting teens and children to become ‘gay’” through its suicide prevention hotline. The AFA reports today that FFA is encouraging followers to boycott Target for advertising on the Teen Nick show Degrassi, which airs PSAs for the Trevor Project. The group has provided a form email, which reads:
Not only is Teen Nick affirming the homosexual and transgender lifestyles in the content of the program itself but also includes promotions during Degrassi which lead America’s youth toward, not away from embracing these behaviors.

The "promotions" that are so intolerable are for the Trevor Project, which seeks to prevent suicide among gay teens. Apparently this is abominable enough, according to the AFA/FFA, to require boycotting anyone involved.

True "family values" would be what, then? Would the American Family Association say that you need to encourage suicide for gay teens, or do they simply demand that nothing be done to prevent it?

Telling gay teenagers that it's all right to not kill themselves seems a rather uncontroversial effort. Nope, apparently not.


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