J. Matt Barber
Unmasking The “Gay” Agenda
© 2008 J. Matt Barber
Balance of Power
who self-identify as “gay” or lesbian comprise roughly one to three
percent of the population. Yet
the homosexual movement — led by extremist homosexual pressure groups
like the so-called Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — represent, per
capita, one of
a carefully crafted, decades-old propaganda campaign, homosexual
activists have successfully cast homosexuals — many of whom enjoy
positions of influence and affluence — as a disadvantaged minority.
They have repackaged and sold to the public behaviors which
thousands of years of history, every major world religion and
uncompromising human biology have long identified as immoral and
with every major political movement, the homosexual lobby is pushing a
specific agenda. It is often
called the “gay agenda.” At
its core is a concerted effort to remove from society all traditional
notions of sexual morality and replace them with the post-modern concept
of sexual relativism. That
is to say, when it comes to sex, there is never
right or wrong. All sexual
appetites are “equal.” If
it feels good, do it.
the homosexual lobby’s primary objective is to radically redefine our
foundational institutions of legitimate marriage and the nuclear family
by unraveling God’s natural design for human sexuality.
In so doing, they hope to elevate their own spiritual and
biological counterfeit and establish a sexually androgynous society
wherein natural distinctions between male and female are dissolved.
creates cultural and moral anarchy.
sexual relativists are anything but relative.
They are quite affirmative in principle.
But the principles they foist demand comprehensive acceptance of
homosexual conduct — by force of law — through federal edicts such
as “hate crimes” legislation, the so-called “Employment
Non-Discrimination Act” (ENDA) and by imposing government sanctioned
“same-sex marriage.” All
such government mandates grant special protected “minority” status
to those who define themselves by aberrant sexual preferences and
changeable sexual behaviors. These
laws put people with traditional values directly in the crosshairs of
official government policy.
society, homosexual activists demand that homosexual behaviors not only
be “tolerated,” but celebrated.
(That’s what the euphemistic slogan “celebrate diversity”
supposes). They have masked
their true political agenda by hijacking the language of the genuine
civil rights movement and through the crafty and disingenuous rhetoric
of “tolerance” and “diversity.”
who believes the Biblical directive that human sexuality is a gift from
God, to be shared between man and wife within the bonds of marriage, is
branded “homophobic,” “hateful” or “discriminatory.”
They are to be silenced by all means possible.
Their Own Words
you are about to read is just a quick, though disturbing, glance behind
the homosexual lobby’s lavender curtain.
are two of the central demands put forth by homosexual activists in
their “1972 Gay Rights Platform”:
all laws governing the age of sexual consent.” (This should send a chill down the spine of any
parent. It would legally
allow pedophiles, and homosexuals who were so inclined, to access
your children and teens for their own predatory sexual gratification
— so long as those children “consented” to having sex.)
all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of
persons entering into a marriage unit.” (Once marriage is
redefined, there can be no logical or ethical objection to any
conceivable “marriage” combination, including polygamous
watering down marriage, “gay” activists and like-minded
politicos [usually activist judges] remove this foundational
institution’s intrinsic value.)
are just a few of the demands the homosexual lobby put forth during the
1987 (Homosexual) “March on
government should provide protection from discrimination based on
sexual orientation in employment, public accommodations and
education just as protection is provided on race, creed, color, sex,
or national origin.” ([ENDA]
This would force all religious business owners, landlords and
schools to abandon — under penalty of law — sincerely held and
constitutionally protected religious beliefs and adopt a view of
sexual morality that runs entirely counter to central teachings of
every major world religion.)
curriculum in the schools.” (Translation: pro-homosexual, government-mandated indoctrination.
This is already occurring in thousands of public schools
government should ensure all public education programs include
programs designed to combat lesbian/gay prejudice. … Institutions
that discriminate against lesbian and gay people should be denied
tax-exempt status and federal funding.” (This
means churches, religious schools and religious businesses.
Some jurisdictions, such as the state of
and private institutions should support parenting by lesbian or gay
is now being mandated in many states such as
push for federal “hate crimes” legislation is another activist tool
intended to silence traditional views on human sexuality and sexual
morality. Similar laws have
already been used around the world, and even right here at home, to
persecute Christians and other traditionalists.
For example, in 2004, 11 Christians were arrested in
recently, a Christian photographer was dragged before the New
Mexico Human Rights Division for refusing to photograph a “commitment
ceremony” for a lesbian couple because lesbian behavior is
inconsistent with Christianity.
stark examples of homofascist persecution continue to mount.
And they’re by design. Noted
homosexual activist and pornographer Clinton Fein addressed the
“gay” agenda in a 2005 article candidly titled, “The Gay
“hate crimes” laws:
“Hate Crime laws are just the beginning.
Once those are passed either federally or in all 50 states,
begin campaign to eliminate homophobia entirely.”
“hate thoughts” and “hate speech” laws: “Homophobic
inclinations alone, even without any actions, should be criminal and
punishable to the full extent of the law.”
influencing public policy: “Make sure that gay representation
permeates every level of governance.”
“same-sex marriage”: “Demand the institution and then
wreck it. James Dobson
was right about our evil intentions.
We just plan to be quicker than he thought.”
“gays” in the Church: “Reclaim Jesus.
He was a Jewish queer to begin with, and don’t let anyone
homosexual lobby’s goals have been clearly defined for decades.
But for any goal to be successfully achieved, clever stratagem
and sound methodology must be diligently applied.
their manuscript, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear
and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s (1989, Doubleday/Bantam), Harvard
educated marketing experts Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen meticulously
laid out the homosexual lobby’s blueprint for success in what is
widely regarded as the handbook for the “gay” agenda.
devised a three-pronged approach that the homosexual lobby has
masterfully implemented in subsequent years: Desensitization, Jamming
and Madsen summarized their approach this way:
gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers.
potential protectors a just cause.
gays look good.
victimizers look bad.
wrote Kirk and Madsen, means subjecting the public to a “continuous
flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive
fashion possible. If
‘straights’ can’t shut off the shower, they may at least
eventually get used to being wet.”
previously stated, glamorizing and normalizing homosexual conduct in our
public schools is a full time endeavor.
But the schools represent only one field of battle in the war
the aid of a willing mainstream media and a like-minded
is replaced with fantasy. Gone
are references to, or images of, the millions of homosexual men wasting
away in hospice due to behaviorally related diseases such as HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis and Syphilis. (Unnatural
behaviors beget natural consequences.
says, “The wages of sin is death.”)
gone are references to, or images of, men and women trapped in the
homosexual lifestyle who aimlessly seek to fill a spiritual and
emotional void through promiscuous and meaningless sexual encounters.
homosexual group, GLAAD, even offers awards to the television networks
that most effectively carry the homosexual lobby’s water.
The more distorted and positive the portrayal of homosexual
conduct and the more frequently the networks shows such portrayals; the
more likely networks are to win the coveted awards.
Kirk and Madsen put it, homosexuals should be portrayed as the
“Everyman.” “In no
time,” they said, “a skillful and clever media campaign could have
the gay community looking like the veritable fairy godmother to Western
words from two very smart men.
refers to the public smearing of Christians, traditionalists or anyone
else who opposes the “gay” agenda.
“Jam homo-hatred (i.e., disagreement with homosexual behaviors)
by linking it to Nazi horror,” wrote Kirk and Madsen.
“Associate all who oppose homosexuality with images of
‘Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered,’ ‘hysterical
backwoods preachers,’ ‘menacing punks,’ and a ‘tour of Nazi
concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed.’
any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims
in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to
adopt the role of protector ... The purpose of victim imagery is to make
straights feel very uncomfortable,” they suggested.
perhaps Kirk and Madsen’s most revealing admission came when they
so words like “homophobe” and “heterosexism” were pulled from
thin air, not because they had substance, but because they were
effective jamming tools. Anyone
who holds traditional values relative to human sexuality suddenly became
a “homophobe,” a “hatemonger,” a “bigot.”
even churches are safe.
can undermine the moral authority of homo-hating churches over less
fervent adherents by portraying [them] as antiquated backwaters, badly
out of step … with the latest findings of psychology.
Against the atavistic tug of ‘Old Time Religion’ one must set
the mightier pull of science and public opinion. … Such an
‘unholy’ alliance has already worked well in
oh, how it has.
means, in the words of Kirk and Madsen, “conversion of the average
American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological
attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.”
the early stages of any campaign to reach straight
as Kirk and Madsen both astutely understood and surprisingly admitted,
homosexual activism is really a big game of “hide the ball.”
In order to achieve widespread acceptance of “gayness,” they
had to remove the focus from what homosexuality really
is (deviant sexual conduct) and shift it onto the craftily manufactured
specter of “gay civil rights.”
order to cut through much of the propagandist sugarcoating, one need
only consider what two men must actually do in order to
“consummate” a so-called “gay marriage.”
Kirk and Madsen understood that.
Most people are repulsed by the mechanics of homosexual conduct,
but everyone is for “civil
rights.” Of course, in
reality, the homosexual lifestyle has nothing to do with civil rights
and everything to do with conduct.
lies the deception.
hope for people who are trapped in the homosexual lifestyle or who
suffer from unwanted same-sex attraction.
Part of our fallen condition as humans is that we are all subject
to sin. Those who know the
Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, are no better or worse than those who
engage in homosexual sin.
through the loving and redemptive power of Jesus Christ, we can all find
salvation from sin. So can
is not an “immutable” or unchangeable condition as homosexual
apologists would have you believe. People
can find freedom from homosexual behaviors and even from same-sex
attractions. It’s not
easy, but untold thousands of former homosexuals have done it.
also hope in the ongoing battle between the “gay” agenda and our
national moral integrity. Concerned
Women for America (CWA) endeavors on a daily basis to counter this
destructive movement throughout all facets of culture and public policy.
God’s help, we can turn back the tide of sexual and moral relativism
that has both permeated our society and offended our founding
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Matt Barber is one of the “like-minded men” with Concerned Women for America and serves as CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues.