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Ross Olson []
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
To: Editor Star Tribune (
Unacceptable sexual behavior

Since we seem to agree that some sexual behavior is unacceptable and that adolescents need protection, can we freely discuss the implications? In multiple studies, even by pro-gay researchers, about 25% of adult male homosexuals admit that they have had sex with boys under age 16 when they themselves were over age 21. Also, if a first sexual experience is homosexual, the boy is 60% likely to go on to identify and behave homosexually. Why do we not see this phenomenon analyzed on the pages of our mainstream media as victimization and recruitment? On the contrary, the practice is defended in gay publications and by many academic scholars as identification and compassionate initiation of gay youngsters.

Ross S. Olson MD

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