Dear Dr. Collins:

The College acknowledges your position in the world of science and your commitment to truth. With this in mind, we are disappointed that you did not provide us the courtesy of a personal and collegial communication regarding your concerns about our Facts About Youth project.  Instead, you used the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, a taxpayer funded program, to attack the scientifically supported work of a group of taxpayer physicians.

The College finds your charges of encouraging prejudice, and misleading parents and children, unfounded. We are also perplexed by your denial of the writings in your well-documented book, The Language of God.

I would appreciate private communication with you on this matter. We also anticipate a retraction of your comment on the NIH website.


Tom Benton, M.D., FCP
American College of Pediatricians