CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 24, 2003 ( – A new Zogby poll of 1,200 parents shows that 71% of parents do not want sex education programs teaching students that homosexual relationships are as normal and acceptable as loving heterosexual relationships, WorldNetDaily reports.  The study reinforces evidence of serious health risks accompanying homosexuality. A Harvard Medical School study of 4,000 high school students found that “gay-lesbian-bisexual youth report disproportionate risk for a variety of health risk and problem behaviors [including] twice the mean number of risk behaviors as did the overall population.”

The results, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1999, vol. 38, pp. 297-304), also show that homosexual practice is associated with “significantly increased health risks [in]mental health, sexual risk-taking, and general health risks” including increased use of cocaine and other drugs; a greater likelihood of tobacco, marijuana and cocaine use before age 13; and “sexual intercourse before 13 years of age, sexual intercourse with four or more partners and sexual contact against one’s will.”  For WorldNetDaily coverage:   For the Journal article citing medical evidence:   or use the search engine at:


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.