'Pro-Family' Group Slams Obama Program for Elderly Gays Because 'Few of These People are Likely to Live Long Enough' to Benefit
Tony Perkins' Family Research Council put out a statement slamming a plan by the Obama administration to devote resources to LGBT seniors.
The plan as announced by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: "The LGBT Resource Center will help community-based organizations understand the unique needs and concerns of older LGBT individuals and assist them in implementing programs for local service providers, including providing help to LGBT caregivers who are providing care for an older partner with health or other challenges. The Administration on Aging will award a single Resource Center grant at approximately $250,000 per year, pending availability of funds. Eligible entities will include public-private nonprofit organizations with experience working on LGBT issues on a national level."
FRC says the program is a waste of time because gay people die before they get old:
"In reality, HHS has no idea how many LGBT seniors exist. No one does! The movement is only a few decades old, and people who are 80- or 90-years-old didn't grow up in a culture where it was acceptable to identify with this lifestyle. Of course, the real tragedy here--apart from the unnecessary spending--is that, given the risks of homosexual conduct, these people are less likely to live long enough to become senior citizens! Yet once again, the Obama administration is rushing to reward a lifestyle that poses one of the greatest public health risks in America. If this is how HHS prioritizes, imagine what it could do with a trillion dollar health care overhaul!"
Americablog notes the whole "gays die young" is the brainchild of debunked doctor Paul Cameron.