September 13, 2004
The District of Columbia government plans to match foster care teenagers who say they're homosexual in a mentoring program with homosexual adults.
Wanda Alston, acting director of the newly-created mayor's office of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affairs, says the family court will pair children as young as 15 with homosexual mentors, who would act as "good role models".
Officials will recruit and screen potential mentors and the children to prevent the young people from being victimized.
Whatever could she mean?
Would the D.C. Government ever think of recruiting heterosexual adults with sexual disorders to mentor children of the opposite sex?
But, of course, all of the experts tell us homosexuality and these other behaviors are not disorders at all, but normal and good.
Even some theologians sign off on this silliness.
Ms. Alston says, "this is a tough city and we've got a lot of kids we've got to look out for."
The city ought to be pairing kids who think they are homosexual with people who can help them to a normal life.
But we're told such notions are bigotry. And so the world continues to change and not for the better.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.