Homosexual Agenda

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The homosexual agenda, or homosexual ideology, consists of a set of beliefs and objectives. The ideology and goals, as explained further below, include restricting free speech, obtaining special treatment, distorting science, and interfering with freedom of association.

It is an agenda that gay rights activists set in the late 1980s, in a book called After the Ball, where they laid out a six-point plan for how they could transform the beliefs of ordinary Americans with regard to homosexual behavior — in a decade-long time frame:

"The agenda of homosexual activists is basically to change America from what they perceive as looking down on homosexual behavior, to the affirmation of and societal acceptance of homosexual behavior." [1]

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the "so-called homosexual agenda" in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) (dissenting opinion).

The Homosexual Agenda

Focus on the Family quotes below from a leading book in the homosexual movement which outlines the points of the homosexual agenda:[2][3]

  1. "Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible."
  2. "Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers."
  3. "Give homosexual protectors a just cause."
  4. "Make gays look good."
  5. "Make the victimizers look bad."
  6. "Get funds from corporate America."

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

Today's opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct.[4]

The Goals

The goals of the homosexual movement include:

  1. censoring biblical condemnations of homosexuality and evidence that the "gay gene" is a hoax[5] [6]
  2. establishing affirmative action for homosexuals[7]
  3. expand hate crimes legislation to include sexual orientation[8]
  4. ending the military's and Boy Scout's restrictions on homosexuality[9]
  5. promote homosexuality in schools[10]
    • in places like Massachusetts and California — where the gay lobby is the strongest — it starts as early as pre-school. They tell seven- or eight-year-old boys — "If you only like boys, there's a chance you may be homosexual." Or — "If you only like girls, maybe you are lesbian." Well, at that age, all members of the opposite sex "have cooties."
    • You're planting a seed that can totally mess up the normal development process later, when at 12 or 14, kids enter the age of sexual confusion and discovering the opposite sex. [11]
  6. promote science that legitimizes homosexuality, such as claims of a never-identified gay gene[12]
  7. force businesses to accommodate their lifestyle
    • Suing an online dating website for discrimination [13]
  8. getting more rights in prison
    • Gay and Lesbian Prisoners in California Allowed Conjugal Visits [14]

The state-by-state push for same-sex marriage can be viewed as a means to the above goals, or a goal in itself.[15]

  • New Hampshire law makes same-sex civil unions legal [16]

Opposing Christian Agenda

Liberals are critical of Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. These criticisms include Christian activities of:

Soliciting donations
Encouraging email activism
Producing and disseminating gay reform information
Influencing local media in what stories they produce
Lobbying local, state and federal government officials to vote in the desired way on pending legislation[17]

Opponents of the Homosexual Agenda

Some well known individuals/groups in the United States who actively oppose the homosexual agenda are: Focus on the Family, Peter LaBarbera's American's for Truth, the Traditional Values Coalition (Louis Sheldon is a chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition), and Matt Barber of Concerned Women of America.

References

  1. After the Ball (1989), quoted at http://www.citizenlink.org/CLFeatures/A000000562.cfm
  2. http://www.citizenlink.org/CLFeatures/A000000562.cfm
  3. http://www.article8.org/docs/gay_strategies/overhauling.htm
  4. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=02-102#dissent1
  5. http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/apr/06042105.html
  6. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/08a/born_gay_hoax/smith_0329/index.html
  7. http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=514950
  8. http://www.house.gov/pelosi/press/releases/Sept04/HateCrimes092804.html
  9. Boy Scouts of Am. v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000) (Boy Scouts); Able v. United States, 155 F.3d 628(2d Cir. 1998) (military)
  10. Morrison v. Board of Education
  11. http://www.citizenlink.org/CLFeatures/A000000562.cfm
  12. http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IS00D2
  13. http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/tech/2007/jun/01/060106132.html
  14. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,277137,00.html
  15. Lewis v. Harris
  16. http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/01/new_hampshire_law_makes_same_sex_civil_unions_legal/
  17. http://www.cwfa.org/about.asp

Further reading

See also