Indiana ignores health dangers, issues LGBT youth plate

by Peter Grady –

A pro-family activist has said Indiana ignored the health issues involved in the homosexual lifestyle when it decided to issue an LGBT license plate.

Funds raised from motorists purchasing the plate will go to the Indiana Youth Group, which operates a youth center and works with Gay Straight alliances in schools throughout the state.

The group says it provides LGBT competency training for schools and social service agencies and exists not just for self-identified LGBT youth but “questioning youth” as well.

When the group first applied for the plate, it was rejected by the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles, who expressed concern about IYG’s statewide service. The American Civil Liberties Union, which has opposed other states for issuing pro-life plates, filed a lawsuit over Indiana’s refusal to issue the LGBT plate.

Indiana is not the first state to offer an LGBT plate, in 2009 Maryland issued a plate for “Equality Maryland” which advocates for the LGBT community as a whole. Homosexual activists are applauding Indiana’s plate as being the first that recognizes LGBT youth causes.

Micah Clark, Executive Director for the American Family Association, said the DMV’s decision to approve the plate was troubling when one considers the tremendous health risks associated with the homosexual lifestyle.

The Center for Disease Control says that practicing homosexual men accounted for 61% of new HIV infections, despite being only 2% of the U.S. population. Homosexual men aged 13-29 accounted for 27% of the new cases.

“You have to question what the DMV was thinking when they approved a license plate for a group which recruits teens into the homosexual lifestyle. Since health risks do not seem to matter, what is to prevent a cigar club from now getting a license plate from the DMV?”

Clark said, “State agencies should be neutral in the politically charged culture war especially the promotion of homosexuality among minors. It is very disappointing that Indiana is the first state in the nation to have a license plate celebrating youth involved in homosexual behaviors.”


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  • scott says:

    I think its great that some one got this going. far to many of our lgbt youths are killing there self because people judge to much. I’m gay and proud. just because ur confused on your on sexuality dosent make it right to hate on the one s that aren’t.support our gay youth!!!
    Rainbow power

  • David in Houston says:

    As usual, anti-gay hate groups such as the American Family Association continue to confuse sexual orientation with behavior. They are not the same thing. Educating young gay men about the important of practicing safe-sex is how to lower HIV rates. Telling them that HIV rates are high is not going to make a gay person suddenly choose to be attracted to the opposite sex. Because that’s basically what the AFA is implying. If the AFA thinks that people can choose their sexual orientation, then I’d be curious to know when all of their members made that choice.

    There are over 3 million unplanned pregnancies in the U.S. every year. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that unprotected sex between straight teens is a very dangerous lifestyle choice. This is aside from the fact that they also are at risk of venereal diseases and HIV. Where’s the AFA’s outrage about that?

    By the way, cigars (and cigarettes) are legal in our country. So if someone wants a license plate that says “I love cigars”, who cares?

  • TM says:

    Regardless on how you feel about this issue, there is no way to be “recruited” into a sexual orientation. There just isn’t. You can’t change someone’s orientation one way or another. It’s perfectly fine to object to the license plate on whatever your belief system is, but putting things out there that simply aren’t true makes the argument sound silly.

  • James says:

    The homosexual lifestyle per se is dangerous.

    Anal sex is dangerous.
    The body was not designed for it.

    Rimming is dangerous: ingesting faecal matter orally.

    But there’s none so blind as them that won’t see.

    And none so deaf as those who have been shouted down by the gay pressure groups.
    (who like to call themselves gay rights groups)

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