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Unmasking The “Gay” Agenda
TownHall ^ | 02-13-08 | Matt Barber

Posted on 02/13/2008 1:15:17 PM PST by Woodland

Americans 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 America’s most powerful and well-funded political lobbies. Consider that HRC and the HRC foundation alone have an annual budget in excess of 50 million.

Through 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 sexually deviant.

The Goal

As 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.

Ultimately, 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.

This creates cultural and moral anarchy.

Plan of Attack

Ironically, 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.

Throughout 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.”

Anyone 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.

In Their Own Words

What you are about to read is just a quick, though disturbing, glance behind the homosexual lobby’s lavender curtain.

Below are two of the central demands put forth by homosexual activists in their “1972 Gay Rights Platform”:

• “Repeal 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.)

• “Repeal 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 “marriages.” By watering down marriage, “gay” activists and like-minded politicos [usually activist judges] remove this foundational institution’s intrinsic value.)

Here are just a few of the demands the homosexual lobby put forth during the 1987 (Homosexual) “March on Washington”:

• “The 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.)

• “Anti-homophobic curriculum in the schools.” (Translation: pro-homosexual, government-mandated indoctrination. This is already occurring in thousands of public schools throughout America. Children are being force-fed the absurd notion that male-male anal sodomy is a perfectly acceptable, “alternative” sexual “orientation.” This calculated propaganda continues to expand, despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged that such behaviors place participants at extremely high risk for dangerous and often deadly infectious disease.)

• “The 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 New Jersey, have already begun removing tax-exempt status from church related ministries that refuse to provide “commitment ceremonies” to homosexuals.)

• “Public and private institutions should support parenting by lesbian or gay couples.” (This is now being mandated in many states such as California and Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, Catholic Charities’ adoption service was recently forced to close down because it refused to assign children to homosexuals for adoption.)

The 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 Philadelphia and charged with a “hate crime” for merely preaching the Bible at a public homosexual street festival. They could have served up to 47 years in prison.

More 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.

Such 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 Agenda”:

• On “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.”

• On “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.”

• On influencing public policy: “Make sure that gay representation permeates every level of governance.”

• On “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.”

• On “gays” in the Church: “Reclaim Jesus. He was a Jewish queer to begin with, and don’t let anyone forget it.”

The 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.

In 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.

They devised a three-pronged approach that the homosexual lobby has masterfully implemented in subsequent years: Desensitization, Jamming and Conversion.

Kirk and Madsen summarized their approach this way:

• Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers.

• Give potential protectors a just cause.

• Make gays look good.

• Make victimizers look bad.

Desensitization

“Desensitization,” 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.”

As 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 over America’s body, mind and soul.

With the aid of a willing mainstream media and a like-minded Hollywood, societal desensitization has been largely achieved. Blockbusters like Tom Hanks’ Philadelphia, the late Heath Ledger’s Brokeback Mountain, and television programs like Will and Grace and Ellen represent a modern-day fairy tale, creating a dishonest and sympathetic portrayal of a lifestyle which is emotionally, spiritually and physically sterile.

Reality 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. As Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death.”)

And 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.

The 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.

As 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 Civilization.”

Prophetic words from two very smart men.

Jamming

“Jamming” 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.’

“In 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.

But, perhaps Kirk and Madsen’s most revealing admission came when they said, “[O]ur effect is achieved without reference to facts, logic, or proof.”

And 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.”

Not even churches are safe.

“Gays 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 America against the churches, on such topics as divorce and abortion. … [T]hat alliance can work for gays.”

And, oh, how it has.

Conversion

“Conversion” 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.”

“In the early stages of any campaign to reach straight America, the masses should not be shocked and repelled by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself. Instead, the imagery of sex should be downplayed and gay rights should be reduced to an abstract social question as much as possible. First let the camel get his nose inside the tent — and only later his unsightly derriere!”

So, 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.”

In 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.

Therein lies the deception.

But There’s Hope

There’s 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.

But through the loving and redemptive power of Jesus Christ, we can all find salvation from sin. So can homosexuals. “Gayness” 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.

There’s 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.

With God’s help, we can turn back the tide of sexual and moral relativism that has both permeated our society and offended our founding principles.

(For more information about Concerned Women for America and to learn how you can be part of unmasking the “gay” agenda, please call us at (202) 488-7000 or visit CWA’s website at www.cwfa.org.)

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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cwa; gayagenda; gaygenda; homosexualagenda; homosexuallinks; hrc; hrcfoundation; humanrightscampaign; kiahlawson; oregon; terrancepatrickbean

1 posted on 02/13/2008 1:15:35 PM PST by Woodland
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To: Woodland

Never heard of the HRC... Except for Hillary Rodham Clinton... Hmmmmm... Any connection there?


2 posted on 02/13/2008 1:17:22 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: Woodland

Good article, thanks for posting. For overall political context see Gramsci and Marcuse. There are larger political ramifications to the movement as well, and so the homosexual activists draw support and common cause from the other “progressive” groups.


3 posted on 02/13/2008 1:21:56 PM PST by Greg F (I feel a thrill going up my leg when Laura Ingraham speaks. Am I as weird as Chris Matthews?)
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To: Woodland
The mark stain that the homo lobby has made on our culture, including just about any television series and broadcast reeks with homo characters and themes.

There is hardly anything left on TV that is not cowtowing to the homo lobby. Even shows about home repair make sure they include two sodomites who want their bathhouse remodeled.

4 posted on 02/13/2008 1:23:18 PM PST by lormand (November 08' - Win-Win for Liberalism)
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To: Woodland

They have clout, both economically and politically, because they have money.

They don’t spend their dough raising families and sending kids to college. That leaves lots to spend on furthering their social agenda.

Not PC, I know, but I’m right.


5 posted on 02/13/2008 1:24:21 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Woodland

Matt Barber hits the nail on the head. Again.

I hear the DNC is giving out a S&M award at one of their meetings this year. Yet another parphilic disorder has been removed from the DSM.


6 posted on 02/13/2008 1:24:34 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (I AM NOT NURSE RATCHET!©®™)
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To: Woodland

Is this another post about wide-stance standing behind McCain the other day.


7 posted on 02/13/2008 1:26:39 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Woodland

Gay is not “who you are”, gay is “what you do”.

Some people eat trans fats. Trans fats may present a health risk, but people choose to eat them - yet it’s OK to legislate them out of existence. Deviant sex is proven to present a significant risk of FATAL disease, yet we all have to smile, nod, and not just tolerate, but accept, and define an entire subgroup bny their willingness to engage in risky behavior.

Makes sense.


8 posted on 02/13/2008 1:28:38 PM PST by AbeKrieger (There is a special place in Hell for Lyndon Johnson.)
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To: Woodland
There are ways to fight this. Here are a few:

-> Support the Ex-Gay movement to the fullest extent. Set up ex-gay clubs, ministries, and support groups in schools and demand that they be given the exact same level of support as the "homo-friendly" groups.

-> State the medical truths about homosex often and in graphic detail. There are plenty of websites out there that can help with this. It's distasteful for most of us to go this route, but it's exceedingly important that we do so to counter the lie that gay "sex" is fun and harmless.

-> Cite the psychological destruction caused by the gay lifestyle and give examples. Visit the NARTH website for resources, though ex-gay websites are also a rich source of such data.
9 posted on 02/13/2008 1:29:39 PM PST by Antoninus (Looks like 2008 could be McCain vs. Hussein.)
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To: Woodland

It ends the same way it ended in Sodom.


10 posted on 02/13/2008 1:31:28 PM PST by DungeonMaster (WELL I SPEAK LOUD, AND I CARRY A BIGGER STICK, AND I USE IT TOO!)
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To: Woodland

Isn’t Obama gay?


11 posted on 02/13/2008 1:33:16 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: Woodland
I think one day we are going to see groups of gays roaming the streets straight-bashing.

I know my lady friend and I went into one of our local pubs around midnight, and the first scene we saw was two lesbians necking at the front table. We ignored it and ordered our drinks. Then we noticed three dudes at the bar and one of them got up, and proceeded to 'dry hump' his friend from behind. Then we noticed all the staff seemed somewhat odd too. Bear in mind, this is not a pub that is like this during the day and the area I live in is not a gay area.

As the straight couple in there, we noticed we were being treated with increasing contempt from the staff and the customers, so we paid our bill and left.

12 posted on 02/13/2008 1:34:18 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Never heard of the HRC... Except for Hillary Rodham Clinton... Hmmmmm... Any connection there?

I thought the exact same thing!

13 posted on 02/13/2008 1:35:51 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: lookout88
Isn’t Obama gay?

I think he will be whatever the rats want him to be.

14 posted on 02/13/2008 1:40:47 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: Woodland

Here’s an interesting video that examines a part of the radical homosexual agenda: http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player06.html?021208/021208_cav_gardere&Yahoo_Cavuto&Who%20Should%20Pay%3F&acc&Business&-1&Business&402&&&exp


15 posted on 02/13/2008 1:40:53 PM PST by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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To: Jedidah

There’s also something to be said about the money saved by avoiding the dating routine straight men go through and running for the Rest Room after making eye contact in a bar.


16 posted on 02/13/2008 1:46:18 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Woodland

As Moynihan put it — it’s “defining deviancy down.”


17 posted on 02/13/2008 1:48:05 PM PST by Greg F (I feel a thrill going up my leg when Laura Ingraham speaks. Am I as weird as Chris Matthews?)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1799654/posts


18 posted on 02/13/2008 1:58:12 PM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*RWVA)
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To: Woodland; All
Anyone 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.

Let's examine what the Bible says about same-sex sexual relationships. Pro-homosexuality advocates need to take the cellophane off their Bibles and read Romans 1:25-27. This passage tells us that same-sex sexual relationships are a consequence of idolatry. In other words, such relationships are a consequence of disobeying the 1ST COMMANDMENT, a major aspect of the GREATEST COMMANDMENT, to love the jealous God with all your being.

Homosexuals need to keep in mind, however, that the good news of the gospel is not about how God despises same-sex sexual relationships. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 indicates that certain members of that church had formerly been slaves to such relationships, but had been cleansed in Jesus' name. So these former homosexuals had evidently repented and accepted God's grace to straighten their lives out.

John 3:16
Revelaton 3:20

19 posted on 02/13/2008 2:03:20 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Woodland

Mr. Barber is correct. That darn gaynlesbianagenda has succeeded in making the opposition look like gay obsessed whack jobs.


20 posted on 02/13/2008 2:05:38 PM PST by BunkDetector
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To: Greg F

Moynihan was one of the last sane Dems.


21 posted on 02/13/2008 2:09:49 PM PST by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Woodland

bookmark


22 posted on 02/13/2008 2:12:09 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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. Against the atavistic tug of ‘Old Time Religion’ one must set the mightier pull of science and public opinion.

So it blends nicely with the other anti-Christian agendas.

23 posted on 02/13/2008 2:25:25 PM PST by polymuser (Those who believe in something eventually prevail over those who believe in nothing.)
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To: Jedidah
They don’t spend their dough raising families and sending kids to college.

Let's consider this. Folks don't want homosexuals to have children or families of their own so that would mean many homosexuals have extra disposable income. Other folks complain they have money to do with as they please including as an expression of their free political speech. Oh no! We need a McCain-Feingold against the gays.

All that bitterness about folks with money smells like liberal "afluenza" to me.

I suppose the gays could be confined to a work or reeducation camp somewhere instead. (/sarcasm)

I'd like to note, some do "spend their dough raising families" because they've entered into heterosexual marriages or, in particular lesbians, have used science to conceive and bare their child. Some homosexuals have adopted, where that's legal.

24 posted on 02/13/2008 3:00:36 PM PST by newzjunkey (Since W vouches for McCain's conservatism, does that mean Kerry vouches for W's?)
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To: newzjunkey

You draw completely unwarranted conclusions from my post, and your sarcasm is wasted.

There’s not bitterness, just fact. In no way do I regret the income well-spent on my wonderful family. I’m doing just fine, thank you.

Neither did anyone suggest governmental intervention. Don’t be paranoid.

I just pointed out one reason for the growing influence of homosexual activists: they spend their spare money and time on advocacy while we spend ours rearing families.


25 posted on 02/13/2008 3:16:00 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Woodland

The gay agenda, disgusting it as it is, misses the point. It was long ago co-opted by the American communist movement as a means to attack the family. “Thou shalt have no allegiance before the state.”
Gays have been useful idiots who do themselves damage by letting themselves be wielded to this end. Pedophiles and communists are two sides of the same mirror in this battle.


26 posted on 02/13/2008 6:28:55 PM PST by Arkady
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To: Woodland
Thanks for posting this most informative article! :-)

Here's a better link to the TownHall.com article: Unmasking The “Gay” Agenda
27 posted on 02/14/2008 4:40:24 AM PST by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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To: newzjunkey

When lesbians have children through sperm donation, they are deliberately depriving their child of a father plus all of his relatives. Heterosexuals have done that as well. Neither is right. It’s very focused on what the adult wants for “self fulfillment,” not on anything a child might want or need.


28 posted on 02/14/2008 10:10:06 AM PST by beejaa
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