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Sexual orientation, nature or nurture?

in MALAYSIA, 06/10/2012

Several weeks ago, some groups of people got together to introduce guidelines that eventually earned Malaysia some very degrading names. These guidelines, introduced by non-governmental organisations comprising of Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd and Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parents and Teachers Association were supposedly to help parents detect symptoms of homosexuality among their young children.

Luckily, many sensible Malaysians rallied together and found that the guidelines were ludicrous and a big joke. Among items in the guidelines were stereotypes of how homosexual people tend to dress.

A close friend who finds the guidelines a waste of time said the focus should be on identifying more prevalent and urgent conditions in young children including learning disabilities such as dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism, mild autism and the like. These conditions, if not properly identified and treated could cause even more problems later in life than the sexual orientation of a person.

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