The homosexual group wants schools to allow students to have more access to homosexual websites.
According to the Daily Caller, the reason to reduce filtering is that
the gay community has “particular needs” for the internet that call for government action. In particular, the group is urging a reform of the government’s E-Rate policy that they say is blocking low-income individuals and students from accessing important LGBT resources and reaching out to other members of the gay community.
E-Rate is the common name for a federal program, administered by the Federal Communications Commission, that offers schools and public libraries discounts on providing internet access and other telecommunications. Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act, schools and libraries receiving funds from E-rate must implement filters to block certain content deemed “harmful to minors,” such as pornography.
According to the group, such filters often block sites dealing with gay health issues, and can also prevent gay youth from discovering their own identities.
“This [filtering] jeopardizes the fundamental rights to free speech not only for young people, but also adult users of publicly funded Internet access,” the report read.
While many gay individuals often move to “traditional gay enclaves” in cities after coming out, the report says, an increasing number are not doing so, and for them having access to gay-friendly social networks is invaluable.
“For LGBT people living in rural areas, the Internet is a vital mechanism for youth negotiating a LGBT identity in the rural United States,” the report continued.
I can think of another interpretation of how the internet might relate to homosexual identification if vast numbers of confused adolescents are given more access to it. The entire premise of this paper is that homosexuals are just pre-determined to be “that way,” and simply need help discovering themselves. But no intelligent homosexual believes this. It is nothing more than a politically convenient myth.
Nevertheless, I fully expect this recommendation to be implemented. The Executive Branch is insanely Left-wing when it comes to sexual morality. It wouldn’t surprise me if someone actually requested that the group write this report to justify a change in the rating system.