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Posted on 02/11/2004 9:00:13 PM PST by little jeremiah
What We Can Do To Defeat The "Gay" Agenda
Dear Fellow Freepers,
The following informal essay has two parts, the first consisting of ideas of what individuals or small groups can do to help thwart, roll back, defeat and otherwise throw a monkey wrench into the onslaught of the "gay" agenda and their stated goal to destroy the moral fabric of society. I am hoping that discussion will ensue, with theoretical ideas as well as accomplished plans. Information and knowledge are the key. Since most people just watch TV and read the establishment media, which are lapdogs of the "gay" elite, they just do not know the truth about homosexuality.
The second part is my analysis of the root cause of the homosexual movement, going a bit deeper than environment and molestation. It is "religious" or "spiritual" in aspect, so anyone who wishes to avoid that type of discussion can avoid it! This analysis is germane to the cure, not only of the homosexual agenda, but the untrammeled hedonism and libertinism of which homosexuality is the poster child.
[Note: I am not attempting to recap the immediate causes of homosexuality, or prove that it is not inborn, or give evidence as to why same sex acts are abnormal, unhealthy, or immoral, or to prove that homosexuals can change. FR already has hundreds of archived articles of this nature.]
Part One: Ideas on Promoting the Truth about Homosexuality
A friend of ours homeschools her children, so as to protect them from the horrible influence of public schools, instill her personal moral values, and give them the best education possible. She knew that homosexuality was unhealthy, immoral, and unnatural, but until I gave her books and booklets I purchased from Scott Lively's website (www.abidingtruth.com) she was not able to articulate her viewpoint. After studying the materials I provided, she became a one-woman task force, gave her elderly father books to read, and shared the books with the charter/homeschool teacher. The teacher, who also had not been very well-informed, had her mind blown (so to speak) and ordered more materials for herself, and placed a link to Lively's website on her personal website. Lively has a number of very informative booklets that can be purchased in bulk cheap, and they are great for distributing. So because I informed one friend, many others have been informed. This particular charter school is all for homeschooled children, and there are about 500 families involved.
By purchasing Lively's materials (or reprints from other groups such as NAARTH and the Family Research Council) and making them available at your church, synagogue or other house of worship, many people can become informed. Materials can be purchased and mailed or given to pastors at other churches, or any organization or club that you belong to.
I have found that if I talk to people in the line at the grocery store, or the cashier, often people are happy to find that others have the same viewpoint, but they are afraid to admit that they think same sex acts to be unhealthy or wrong. Just by speaking up in public, we can encourage others to think for themselves, and not be intimidated by social pressure.
Of course, letters can be written to newspapers (they've never printed one of mine!), legislators, and media people. We could try calling up local talk radio shows to tell the truth or attend school board meetings to protest the homosexual infiltration of the schools. Of course, by doing any of these things we will be "outing" ourselves as homophobes ;-) but that's the risk one takes by speaking the truth.
And then there are guerilla tactics: print up some fact sheets about the nature of and diseases spread by homosexual acts, statistics about molestation rates, etc - make them colorful and readable, and broadcast them about town. Laudromats, bulletin boards in stores, public facilities, rest stops, community college or other educational institutions, any place you can find. Good places would be where there is a lot of foot traffic, especially where high school kids can see them. High schools kids are really being targeted by homosexual activists, so the more they can see the truth, the better.
Another post-it tactic: make or obtain stickers with the names and phone numbers of organizations that help people overcome homosexuality, and stick them near high schools, colleges, downtowns, and so on. You never know whose life might change because of one phone call. Or, place ads in the classified ads section of local newspapers or weekly magazines with the same information.
Other promotional ideas are bumper stickers (make you own, or maybe someone knows where to order pro-family stickers). Ideas for slogans: Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve; Marriage=One Man+One Woman; Children Need a Mother and Father, Not Two of a Kind; Same Sex Acts Are Not Healthy For Living Things; Want to get AIDS? Be Gay!; Don't confuse "Exit" with "Entry"; Don't Mess With Marriage; "Gay" Sex Isn't Gay . These could also be signs in car windows, yard signs, signs held at rallies.
Protest at "Gay Pride" Parades. If protesting at such public events, wear protective clothing and go in groups, carry antiseptic handwipes and have a camera and maybe tape recorder. No telling what might ensue. Here's an idea that someone freepmailed to me, and it sounds good:
"I have an idea I'd like to pass your way. I suggest that we get permits to set up tables in front of (or near) our respective churches/synagogues along the local "Pride" parade routes this coming June, with literature about reparative therapy. Each table should also have someone there to document all the juvenile insults and threats thrown our way on a videocam, and send copies of the films to the local tv news to include as part of their coverage."
These are just a few ideas. Let's hear yours!
Part Two: The Root Cause of Homosexuality
Everyone needs happiness, love and pleasure. These needs stem directly from the soul, and get interpreted through the body - think of how many people eat because they are lonely, depressed, or in anxiety. A healthy balanced person will eat when hungry, and when in need of companionship will turn to a relative, friend, or even pet for company. The need for love is really paramount, a deeper need than the bodily requirements. What hurts more, a broken heart, or a hungry stomach? Our culture has denied the fact - basic to all religions (probably a few exceptions, but this is not the debate here) - that human beings even have souls, what to speak of the needs of the soul. In fact, the accepted "scientifically based" theory is that humans are just machines, made of chemicals, evolved by accident, and the "self" doesnt even really exist. In an atmosphere of such impersonal nihilism, it is natural that many people will be easily convinced that real love, real happiness, real heart to heart connection, don't exist.
What can take its place? Instant pleasure. Shopping. Drug and alcohol abuse. Or, most seductive of all, orgasms. And since the sexual organs have no conscience, a wide variety of options is available to people who have been convinced that God doesn't exist, there are no rules - or higher purpose - to life, and instant gratification is the only yardstick to measure happiness with.
There are two kinds of happiness - the kind that comes from the outside - eating, sex, comforts, and the devices or arrangements that facilitate such, as well as more intangible pleasures such as accomplishments, goals achieved, music, arts, learning, and so on. The second kind of happiness comes only from within the heart, and this happiness is our relationship with God. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us, and the same truth is stated in Hindu scriptures (the Vedas) as well. A surrendered soul can experience the loving embrace of God anywhere, any time - if he truly desires and strives for this loving relationship. The experience that God is my best friend, my only refuge, my source of happiness, and indeed, the very foundation for and purpose of my existence - is the only real meaning of religion. Currently, in many religions, the concept that God is a real Person is left out, glossed over, He is described as an amorphous mystery, or that "we are God", or that He is just energy or a force. But according to Jesus, the teachings in the Old Testament, and the teachings of the Vedas, re-establishing a loving relationship with the Supreme Person is the only thing that will fill the emptiness in our hearts. If this knowledge is denied, as in most of our culture, people will seek to fill this void by any means at hand. And if the moral absolutes that are part of God's instructions to humanity are tossed out, then anything goes. If sexual pleasure is the goal of life, and there are no eternal moral truths, then there is no reason to not accept same sex acts, or, for that matter, any kind of sexual activity.
Therefore, the real antidote to the "gay" agenda, as well as the breakdown of civilization it heralds, is the spiritual awakening of many individuals, and the understanding that such an awakening is not only important but essential.
Please would you explain why they would be higher if gays were legally married. Don't they have healthcare cover anyway? Aren't their treatments already being paid for in that way? I don't understand what difference it would make from that point of view. Thanks
I've resolved one thing is that I'll try my best to fight for what is right, I work a lot of hours, sadly, I cannot devote a lot of time but I'll do my best to do my part, albeit small, to try to turn the tide.
Most people have access to a computer these days, so copy, paste, print and pass (or email) the following information on to family and friends; leave copies in waiting room; etc.:
The Overhauling of Straight America
( www.abidingtruth.com/pfrc/archives.php?id=8142838 )
The Homosexual Propaganda and Media Manipulation Game
( www.takebackmaryland.org/ASP/XcNewsPlus/XcNewsPlus.asp?cmd=view&articleid=23 )
Seven Steps to Recruit-proof Your Child
( www.scottlively.com/sevensteps/ )
Recruit-proof your child against homosexuality
( www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=13894 )
Choice 4 Truth
( www.choice4truth.com )
National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
( www.narth.com )
Thought Reform and The Psychology of Homosexual Advocacy
( www.leaderu.com/orgs/narth/1995papers/socarides.html )
Homosexual Activism in the APA and the Removal of Homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
( www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=46#46 )
11 Ways You Can Fight the Homosexual Agenda
( www.cwfa.org/articles/4434/CFI/resources/ )
Q & A: The Homosexual Agenda
( www.family.org/cforum/feature/a0027070.cfm )
Queering the Schools
( www.city-journal.org/html/13_2_queering_the_schools.html )
Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Version 1.1)
( www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts )
What We Can Do To Help Defeat the "Gay" Agenda
( www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076476/posts )
Note to Little Jeremiah: The ScottLively.com server seems to be down (I haven't been able to access it during the past week) - have you heard anything about his web site?
Note to Scripter: I'm having problems accessing the "Take Back Maryland" page - can you access it?
Note to GrandMoM: Here's another page for you to print out and pass out.
I've resolved one thing is that I'll try my best to fight for what is right, I work a lot of hours, sadly, I cannot devote a lot of time but I'll do my best to do my part, albeit small, to try to turn the tide.
Please copy, paste, print and pass (or email) the following important information on to family and friends; leave copies in waiting room; etc.:
(Note that the dates listed in the links below are from the April 10, 2002 event. The dates will need to be changed to April 21, 2004 for this year's event).
TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 21, 2004
( www.choice4truth.com/twid.htm )
On April 21, homosexual activists and their supporters will hold "Day of Silence" events on high school and college campuses throughout the country, sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. (For more details, see www.dayofsilence.org.) It will be a silent vigil and the usual victimhood and "gay" rights claims. Participants will hand out material promoting homosexuality, bisexuality and cross-dressing.
How would you like to hold a counter-event the same day? We are calling it the Truth Without Interruption Day! Finally - a chance to get a word in edgewise!
If you'd like to organize one at your school, see below. You'll find links to: Talking Points (feel free to print this off and hand out); Tips for Organizing a TWID event; and a sample news release.
Open Letter (to hand out to Day of Silence victims)
( www.choice4truth.com/twid_open.htm )
Talking Points (feel free to print this off and hand out)
( www.choice4truth.com/twid_talk.htm )
Tips for Organizing a TWID event
( www.choice4truth.com/twid_tips.htm )
Sample news release
( www.choice4truth.com/twid_news.htm )
I had the same problem a couple of days ago and apparently the problem still exists. We have this copy: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1045646/posts
I think we have a copy somewhere on the development server (for the database).
(John, read posts 250-263 and email out.)
The results of a study conducted by Dr. Robert L. Spitzer have just been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 5, October 2003, pp. 403-417.
Spitzer's findings challenge the widely-held assumption that a homosexual orientation is "who one is" -- an intrinsic part of a person's identity that can never be changed.
The study has attracted particularly attention because its author, a prominent psychiatrist, is viewed as a historic champion of gay activism. Spitzer played a pivotal role in 1973 in removing homosexuality from the psychiatric manual of mental disorders...
Although examples of "complete" change in orientation were not common, the majority of participants did report change from a predominantly or exclusively homosexual orientation before therapy to a predominantly or exclusively heterosexual orientation in the past year as a result of reparative therapy.
These results would seem to contradict the position statements of the major mental health organizations in the United States, which claim there is no scientific basis for believing psychotherapy effective in addressing same-sex attraction. Yet Spitzer reports evidence of change in both sexes, although female participants reported significantly more change than did male participants...
Is reorientation therapy harmful? For the participants in our study, Spitzer notes, there was no evidence of harm. "To the contrary," he says, "they reported that it was helpful in a variety of ways beyond changing sexual orientation itself." And because his study found considerable benefit and no harm, Spitzer said, the American Psychiatric Association should stop applying a double standard in its discouragement of reorientation therapy, while actively encouraging gay-affirmative therapy to confirm and solidify a gay identity.
Furthermore, Spitzer wrote in his conclusion, "the mental health professionals should stop moving in the direction of banning therapy that has, as a goal, a change in sexual orientation. Many patients, provided with informed consent about the possibility that they will be disappointed if the therapy does not succeed, can make a rational choice to work toward developing their heterosexual potential and minimizing their unwanted homosexual attractions."
Is reorientation therapy chosen only by clients who are driven by guilt--that is, what's popularly known as "homophobia"? To the contrary, Spitzer concludes. In fact, "the ability to make such a choice should be considered fundamental to client autonomy and self-determination."
"Turning our backs on the culture and retreating into conservative or religious enclaves is what got us into this mess to begin with. Let's contact our local schools, find out what's going on, and join with other concerned citizens to make some changes this next school year."-- Linda P. Harvey, Homosexual Agenda Escalates in Public Schools, July 15, 2001, NewsWithViews.com
"I would rather walk a mile barefoot on broken glass than endure a confrontation with homosexual zealots. However, that less painful path cannot be responsibly taken. What choice is there but to stand in opposition to homosexual activists with their in-your face arrogance, their malicious attacks on religion, family values and moral standards, and, in essence, their demand that American society be turned upside down and inside out to accommodate their sexual disorientations?
It is unconscionable that homosexual invectives and threats have effectively shut down most attempts to expose bogus research or address the cultural implications of the homosexual agenda. It should be, but apparently is not, a matter of serious concern, even shame, that so many of our politicians, our journalists and commentators, our scientists, our government schools teachers, our university professors and our clergy have either been seduced to advance the homosexual agenda, intimidated into passive assent, or cowed into silence.
It is one of the great ironies of modern-day America that it is liberals who are not only enabling but spearheading a vicious version of McCarthyism at its worse. Rarely in the history of our republic has there been such a successful effort to keep lies alive, suppress the truth, censor speech, and engage in blatant character assassination."-- Linda Bowles, Defending Dr. Laura and America, May 31, 2000, TownHall.com
I finally heard back from the site and the link is now back up:
Along with all their archives:
Your Help is Needed on the Mission America STUDENT SURVEY
You may have heard statements like the following: " 92% of high school students say they have heard homophobic remarks on their campus in the past month." Such statements come out of student surveys conducted by GLSEN, PFLAG and others, and are picked up by reporters sympathetic to their cause. They are used to persuade school boards that programs must be adopted to stop "homophobia" (defined primarily as attitudes or speech unaccepting of homosexuality).
We need a survey that tells the truth! The climate in some schools actually prevents students and teachers from speaking out to warn others about the grave risks of homosexuality, and to provide the information that it can change.
Our goal is to have at least 1000 students in U.S. public middle and high schools take the survey above.To do this, we need your help.
Simply identify students you know who attend a public middle school or high school. They may be your children or grandchildren, nieces or nephews, neighbors, or kids from church. Make copies of the survey...as many as you need--and give them to these students. Ask them to return them to you by a certain day. If you feel it's appropriate, ask them to have one or two friends complete the survey as well. If you can, have them fill out the questionnaire while you are present or nearby.
They should give their own opinions when completing the survey, and not "consult" with others as a group activity. When you have all the surveys, simply fill out the bottom of at least one of the group of surveys with your name and address, paper clip them together and mail them back to us. Our address is at the end of the survey.
You are our survey administrators...we are counting on you! The results will be published in a future issue of Mission America! Thank you in advance for this important effort.
I recently received the following email from Mission America:
Subject : Initial Results of our Student Survey
Survey Reveals: Students Lack Vital Information About Homosexual Risks
Your help on collecting survey information is still needed! See below.
The survey of middle and high school students Mission America has been conducting over the last six months is yielding some startling news about vital health information students are not getting from schools. We have tabulated the surveys we've received and we're very excited (as well as dismayed) about some of the trends.
So far, we have received surveys from around the country, with a higher concentration in the Great Lakes area. We would like to get many more, so we are keeping the survey open through the next few months and will give a final report in our fall issue.
But so far, students are indicating huge gaps in basic information schools have provided about homosexuality and its risks. The majority of students, for example, have NOT learned in school that two-thirds to three-fourths of HIV in the U.S. is the result of homosexual sex between men. Many students are, instead, attending classes throughout the curriculum that are delivering messages promoting tolerance of homosexual behavior. Students are also reporting incidents where some have spoken out in opposition to homosexuality in a responsible, non-bullying context, and are often treated with intolerance by not only students but also teachers and staff.
There is also a high correlation between the existence of a homosexual club at a school, and other pro-homosexual events and units of study. We are eager to document this to hopefully provide information school administrators can use to keep homosexual clubs out of the school environment.
PLEASE HELP! Wed like this study to be as comprehensive as possible and represent many regions of the U.S. If youd like to help out by getting students you know to fill out the survey, its available at www.missionamerica.com/surveyform.php in PDF format, and in plain text also at www.missionamerica.com/agenda.php?articlenum=8 . The survey is only for students in public schools or private, non-religious schools. Have them complete the survey, then mail it back to us at PO Box 21836, Columbus, OH 43221 .
We are so grateful for the great help weve gotten from readers so far, and for your help in the future.
The result of their action is that we now will have the first annual "gay day" in Rhea County on May 8th. It is expected that the weirdest of weirdos from across the country will be in attendance.
Problem is, I am not an activist, can't imagine myself holding up sign that would put me in the corner with the true, die-hard homophobes in our area. I'm more inclined to observe from a distance -- 'cause this is bound to be grand entertainment. Instead, I'll probably just stay home so as not to contribute to the audience they are seeking. In my view, ignoring a protest is the grandest of insults. Especially when I never would have approved of our commissioners vote to ban gays from the community.
Ban gay marriage? - yeah, but attempting to ban persons who never made their sexuality an issue, and basically remained "in the closet", no.
And if you knew the history of our county, you would know that our schools will never promote the gay agenda (we recently battled the ACLU over bible classes in school - and lost, BTW)
Unlike the gay activists that our commissioners unintentionally invited here, our local gays seem to prefer anonymity as to their sexual preference.
So , in your opinion, am I better of ignoring this invasion of outside activists?
(Regarding my query above about "banning" homosexuals from the county - or was it state? What happened was the law was meant to ban "gay" marriage but either was worded or understood wrongly.)
Note this article about "Sexual deviance as a legitimate course of study":
Many (probably most) universities and colleges, both private (still given YOUR tax dollars) and state, provide nauseating pornographic and ultra homosexual/other propaganda masquerading as academic research and legitimate courses of study. They are nothing more than recruiting more people into the grossest sexual hedonism as participants, and smearing a phony veneer of legitimacy over what should be criminal deviance and a mentally sick obsession with weird sexuality.
SO: Alumni, find out what is being taught at your school, and protest if you find it not to your standard. Withold any donations or behests, and let the administration know that you are doing so and why. Parents who plan to send your children to institutions of higher learning, check VERY carefully into the cirriculum and DO NOT SEND them to schools which promote profligacy and deviance in the name of academic study!
As usual, letters can be written, emails, phone calls and even personal visits to those in charge, both by alumni and prospective parents.
I know I've mentioned this before, but it is time to TAKE BACK THE RAINBOW!
Rainbows are known in every tradtion as the symbol of beauty, purity, and unearthly perfection. They have ZERO to do with same sex sodomy. I'm sick and tired of seeing rainbow symbols and immediately thinking "Hmm, homosexuals".
TAKE BACK THE RAINBOW!
Someone should investigate bumper stickers (could be signs as well) with a picture of a rainow and words such as:
Rainbows belong to everyone!
Rainbows don't mean sodomy.
I want my rainbow back!
Homosexuals don't own rainbows!
Rainbows are God's promise!
It is currently a fashion fad and probably will be left behind when something more outrageous comes along; I am not one of "those people" to whom you refer.
Here is a link to the Concerned Women of America website, and their offer of what looks to be a very good pamphlet or booklet telling the truth about homosexuality. Looks very good for distribution at schools (!), churches, meetings and so on, or giving to kids, grandkids, their friends, to Boy and Girl Scouts (get your girls out of GS, btw, heavily infiltrated by lesbians and wacko feminazis), other youth groups like 4-H and any others you may be involved in.
*****At the End of the Rainbow of Homosexuality 4/5/2004
In an effort to better educate schools, churches, government and the public concerning homosexuality, CWA-VA has produced a colorful brochure, At the End of the Rainbow, that reveals the top eight lies of homosexual propaganda. The brochure is available in a color or black and white version.
Homosexual behavior is dangerous and it puts individuals at high risk to life threatening diseases, premature death, mental illness and domestic violence.
People have the right to know that homosexual behavior is not genetic and that everyone is born a heterosexual. There are not two types of human beings. Various factors create an environment for homosexual behavior, but unwanted same-sex attraction is changeable.
It is not mean spirited or bigotry to share the truth. A true friend shows compassion by warning someone of impending danger rather than accepting a behavior that leads to emotional, physical and spiritual death.
Give someone you care about an At the End of the Rainbow brochure.
Link to color brochure: http://states.cwfa.org/images/content/At%20the%20End%20of%20the%20RAinbow%20brochure%20final.pdf
Link to B&W brochure: http://states.cwfa.org/images/content/AttheEndoftheRainbowbrochurefinalbw.pdf
Download your free copy, or call the CWA-VA office at (703) 444-1740 and place an order today.*****
First of all, calm down. You say you're 15. When I was 15 I though I knew everything, too. And just like you, I was incredibly naive, ignorant, misled, and had no idea of reality or how to think for myself.
There's a basic rule that everyone should follow, if they want to learn the truth of a matter: learn and listen and read first, then contemplate upon the matter, pray if you can, and THEN speak about it.
If you speak first, as you have just done, but know nothing, you only reveal yourself as, I'm sorry to say, a foolish person.
I wish you well, you may have many years of life in this world ahead of you, and I would that you use that precious time well. I advise the following:
Read the Categorical Index of Articles about Homosexuality that are linked to on this thread. Read all if not most of them. Consider them deeply. Then adjust your thinking to fit the truth, don't try to adjust the truth to fit your thinking.
Are there any printable flyers available? I can't afford books, etc. but would enjoy printing and handing out flyers.
(See previous comment) I mean a printable flyer other than the Rainbow pamphlet. That one is geared toward a class of people that is a bit more educated than the folks I'd be reaching with it. I need something very basic, in simple 6th grade language--- also something in Spanish would be very helpful. Any suggestions?
Marriage is a covenant publicly sealed between a man and a woman. God could have given Adam a man, but he didn't. God could have given Adam two women, but he didn't. God could have given Eve to Adam for one night, but he didn't. He gave her to him for life. And, in doing so, he gave us his definition of marriage. One man-one woman for life. Heterosexual monogamy.
We cannot overestimate how radical this was. In the ancient east, no other religion honored the female as an equal partner of man and no other moral code called husband and wife to sexual fidelity.
By the time the Torah was presented through the Jews to mankind, religions were promoting flagrant, unbridled sexual activity. Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Cyrus, Canaan...religious life in each of these nations was marked by temple prostitution and ritual sex. This is understandable since early religions saw their gods as sexual beings. The Babylonian god, Ishtar, seduced a man. The Egyptian god, Asiris, had sex with his sister. Krishna, the Hindu god, had many wives. According to the Greeks, Zeus married Hera, and Poseidon married Amphitrite.
In such a sexually-saturated era, homosexuality was widely practiced. Martha Nussbaum of Brown University describes gender as a non-issue in ancient sexual activity. Sex was seen not as interaction, but more as doing something to someone.
"Homosexuality," agrees Jewish commentator Dennis Prager, "was universally accepted, valued, and practiced." David Greenburg writes: "...none of the archaic civilizations prohibited homosexuality per se."
It was into such a world that the Torah entered. And it was against such a downstream flow that the teachings of Yahweh swam. According to the Torah, God is not sexual, but holy. Man was not conceived in a sexual act, but created in a divine one. Men and women were not intended for identical gender but opposite. Woman is not a sexual object, but a God-given partner. And sex is not a recreational sport but a matrimonial privilege. The God of the Jews put the genie of sex into the bottle of heterosexual marriage. Homosexuality, by its very nature, resists this truth. Which takes us to the next question:
What Does God Say About Gays?....
For complete article, click HERE.
My computer is flaking badly so I probably will be away from FR for at least a week
>:-( - Sniff...
Here is a great website with lots of resources, quite cheap and a lot you can just print out from the website. I can't reccommend them highly enough:
They do a lot with school age kids, have seminars and stuff for teenagers, and kits for kids that have to go to school. Check it out!
What about a new Federal Marriage
Several polls have demonstrated that
about 70% of Americans are opposed to
the impending judicial activism which
will dramatically redefine a social
structure that greatly predates the
adoption of our Constitution.
We have warnings stretching from Thomas
Jefferson to Justices Powell (1977) and
Rehnquist (1997) about the hazards of
an unfettered judiciary.
An important point is to protect our
right to self-government, and pre-
emptively tell the Courts to let us
continue to fight the "culture war" on
a level playing field.
If we win the culture war then a
Constitutional definition of marriage
is unnecessary. If we lose the culture
war, such a definition is useless (cf
Amendments 18 and 21).
And if we let the referees rig the game,
we will certainly lose.
So then, I propose a revised FMA for
scrutiny and feedback:
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed
to require marriage to be recognized as anything
other than the union of a man and a woman; nor
shall this Constitution be construed to require
that the legal incidents of marriage be conferred
upon unmarried individuals, couples, or groups.
This amendment shall not limit the ability of any
State, or the Congress, to alter their definition
of marriage by legislation or amendment. However,
no Federal Court, nor any court of any State, shall
have the power to redefine marriage, nor the power
to force another branch of government to do so.
Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to
empower any court to extend changes of marriage law
from one State to another, or from any State to the
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I solicit your honest and candid reactions.
I request that you pay less attention to my
preface and more attention to the proposed
I say that we let them all get married.
In a few years, they'll be too damned busy in beating the emotional crap out of one another in divorce courts, to try to push any kind of agenda on the rest of us, and those alimony payments will take a huge chunk out of their gay PAC's donation budget.
My computer is flaking, heats up after a few minutes. When it comes back or gets replaced, I'll reply. Can't do it now.
Nope. Excuses. Already the "gay" agenda people have achieved a tremendous amount of their goals - and they not only have not slacked off, they're monitoring churches, imprisoned a pastor in Sweden, passed strict "hatespeech" laws in Canada and want to do the same here.
I tend to agree with MEGoody. Swift's essay is very disturbing, and its venomous punch is wrenching. But I cannot say "terrifying", and I fear that too many people are taking such extremism too seriously.
I agree that there are indeed homosexual activists with an agenda, and that we must recognize and counter their efforts. But if we simply polarize the debate we will destroy our country even as we try to save it.
There has always been a silent majority, but we do ourselves and them a disfavor by assuming their agreement with our assessments. It will take an immense effort of good will to awaken the conscience of our nation, but one necessary way to defend marriage against the "gay agenda" is to defend it against the growing apathy about hetero offenses against marriage. This may not be the most attractive message to many "moralphobes", but it is much more rational than claiming that extremist rants are the heart of the "gay agenda".
I wish everyone understood it as well as you do....AMEN TO WHAT YOU HAVE SAID...
TRUTH STANDS ALONE and IS A LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD.
Little Jeremiah -
Yes, I agree that deceit and Truth often advance in
the vastly different ways that you outline.
But I believe that people of Truth must strive to be
an effective influence in the political fray as part
of our commission to be salt and light - and we need
to acknowledge that political parties are **not**
When we discuss politics and law (rather than Truth
and Law) we must consider that politics is the art
of the possible and that our success depends upon
addition rather than subtraction - joining with those
who partially agree with us rather than separating
from those who don't agree with us entirely.
p.s. If your point is that people of Truth ought to
avoid politics and law, then I have misunderstood your