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The Homosexual Agenda

Over on Ravelry there's been a humorous thread on the so-called Gay Agenda. Several folks asked if people weren't kidding about this whole gay agenda business, or referred to it as a myth. The thing is, there actually is something that the whole idea of a "Gay Agenda" is based on. I wanted to clear that up, since I think it's important for people to be aware of what they're talking about, and especially what's being applied to them without their knowledge. This is my post to the Ravelry thread, in response to someone posting, "OMG is this ‘gay agenda’ thing for real??":

Yes, it is very much for real. In 1989, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen wrote a book called After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s. In this book, the authors proposed “a massive media campaign designed to correct stereotypes and neutralize anti-gay prejudice.” Instead of protesting for gay rights, they advocated using marketing strategies, and working from within the system to promote positive change.

This book is the basis for the homophobic religious right’s claim that there is a homosexual agenda. You really should go look at that link to see just how serious they are about it. While most people who talk about the “gay agenda” really don’t have any idea what that supposedly means, there are a lot of people who will give you a list of exactly what’s on that agenda, and that list comes directly out of that book.

If you look at the Amazon page, you’ll also see a list of 67 books that reference After the Ball, such as The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today, Same sex Marriage: Putting Every Household At Risk, and The Politics of Deviance.

So to answer the question, yes, there really is a gay agenda. I’m sorry you all didn’t get the memo.

And now, for something completely different

I was trying to maintain this blog as just a place to post all the funny things I thought of. The problem is, sometimes I just can't think of anything funny. Sometimes I just want to rant on something political, social, religious, or otherwise snarky. I've actually had another blog or two where I've posted some of my more prickly thoughts. I've finally decided enough of that. I'm just going to keep this one blog of all my thoughts, rants, bitches, complaints, whining, and yes, humor. Except for my knitting & crochet blog, Knitfishy, this will be it. Oh, and the other super-secret blog that I never let anyone see. Nyah!

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