The Gay Agenda: What in the World Is Going On?
by James R. Aist
(Note: the numbers in parentheses refer to specific references listed at the end of
“Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth.”
If I am to fulfill my original goal of informing my fellow born-again Christian believers about aspects of homosexuality that they really should know in order to be able to perceive and understand the culture war that’s underway in today’s world, then I am compelled to write this revealing article. Please do not dismiss these things lightly, as something that does not and will not impact you, your family and/or your quality of life. Because, in doing so, you would be making a very serious mistake.
In another article I detailed background information on the nature and consequences of the homosexual lifestyle (Click HERE), so that you can better put the individual gay agenda items into perspective when you get to them. To document the points I make and for your convenience in looking into these matters more thoroughly on your own, if you are so inclined, I have provided several, carefully selected, key references and links.
Before I delve into the substance of this introductory article, I want to make it very clear that I explicitly differentiate between people who have same-sex attractions but do not act on them, people who have same-sex attractions and practice homosexuality, and the “gay agenda” per se. Those are three completely different things, as just because someone is a homosexual person doesn’t necessarily mean that they push the “gay agenda”, and just because someone is pushing the “gay agenda” doesn’t necessarily mean that they are a homosexual person. Thus, when I speak against the “gay agenda”, I am not speaking against any individual as a homosexual person, but against a social movement with which they may have only a fringe association.
The Gay Agenda
The term “Gay Agenda” apparently was coined by evangelical Christians to refer to the ideology, goals, strategies and methods of the radical homosexual activists who are primarily responsible for the progress of the homosexual movement in America. The homosexuality advocates themselves vehemently deny that they have any such agenda, presumably because they do not want the heterosexual majority in America to know that they have an agenda. Why? Because knowledge of their agenda, or even that they have one, could cast the homosexual movement in a bad light, thereby diminishing support of their goals within the heterosexual majority. The homosexual movement does, in fact, have an agenda. This agenda can be ascertained from their lists of demands published in relation to gay conventions and parades, in various gay print media articles, and in media accounts of the kinds of things they are actually doing. Action items 14-19 and 21, below, are taken directly from two publications in the late 1980s by two gay activists, Kirk and Madsen (click HERE). And with electronic media becoming more and more commonplace, the execution of the details of the gay agenda are becoming increasingly publicized and coordinated. You will undoubtedly recognize many of these developments as I describe them in the following paragraphs.
The ultimate and most all-encompassing goal of the gay agenda is to force our society to fully accept their lifestyle as morally, socially, and religiously equivalent to the heterosexual lifestyle. This goal is for not only acceptance, but also affirmation and celebration of homosexual behavior as normal, natural, healthy and desirable (11, 13, 14). This is what the homosexual movement is really all about. The traditional civic virtue of tolerance is being replaced with a new ethic requiring approval and endorsement of homosexuality (11).
The following action points of the gay agenda are not “straw men” trumped up by anti-gay evangelical Christians. Rather, they are taken from published statements by homosexual apologists themselves and are abundantly evident in news reports, both past and contemporary (see 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13):
1. Government encouragement, support and even requirement of sex education courses, prepared and taught by homosexual women and men, presenting homosexuality — and homosexual sex acts — as a valid, healthy preference and lifestyle and a viable alternative to heterosexuality (for a recent summary of the queering of sex education in America, click HERE, and for a blatant admission that gay activists want to indoctrinate your kids, click HERE). This is where your children are taught details about homosexual sex acts and forced to commit them. (See 12, 20 and 21);
2. Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent (making your children open season for pedophiles). For a recent example and expose of this action item, click HERE;
3. Repeal of all laws that restrict the gender or number of persons entering into a marriage unit;
4. Extension of legal benefits to all persons who cohabit, regardless of gender or numbers;
5. Addition of “sexual orientation” to the list of minorities protected by anti-discrimination laws (this would be the first minority group in America granted such status based upon volitional behavior rather than upon immutable characteristics, such as gender or race);
6. Deny tax-exempt status to organizations and institutions that discriminate against lesbian and gay people (this would include Christian churches and para-church ministries);
7. Deny federal funding to institutions that discriminate against lesbian and gay people (this would include Christian colleges and universities and para-church ministries);
8. Passage of “hate crimes” laws in all 50 states (regardless of the fact that such laws violate the U.S. Constitution);
9. Passage of laws making it criminal to have thoughts and speech of a “homophobic” nature (regardless of the fact that such laws violate the U.S. Constitution);
10. Permeate every level of government with gay-friendly officials (to codify the gay agenda);
11. Demand legalized same-sex marriage, thereby wrecking the traditional institution of marriage (for a recent admission of this intent by a pro-gay activist, click HERE) ;
12. Attack the Bible, especially where homosexuality is condemned, and make it appear that God does not condemn homosexuality by inventing new interpretations of selected verses (7);
13. Win over Christian churches and denominations, thereby neutralizing the greatest obstacle to the homosexual movement (7). This strategy is evidenced by the recent development of “gay theology” (click HERE), the “gay gospel” (click HERE) and the “Queen James Bible” (click HERE) ;
14. Partner with the liberal media in mounting a propaganda campaign to win over the majority of heterosexuals to the homosexual movement;
15. Portray homosexuals as victims, instead of aggressive challengers;
16. Make homosexuals look good by publicizing famous homosexuals who are well-liked by the general public;
17. Make homosexuality look good by portraying lasting, committed homosexual relationships as the norm of the homosexual lifestyle (never mind the facts that such homosexual relationships are the exception rather than the rule and that promiscuity is rampant in such relationships, relative to heterosexual marriage);
18. Make the anti-gay “victimizers” look bad by coining and repeating charges of hatred and bigotry against anyone who does not agree with them;
19. Knowingly and intentionally propagate lies, myths and hoaxes that promote the ideals and goals of the homosexual movement, in order to win over the heterosexual majority;
20. Punish businesses that do not support the homosexual movement (e.g., boycotts, demonstrations, lawsuits and negative media blitzes).
21. “Jamming”. This tactic refers to the public smearing of Christians, traditionalists or anyone else who opposes the “gay” agenda, and it requires the full cooperation of the liberal media.
If you think, after reading this list of agenda items, that the gay agenda will not affect your own life to any significant degree, you may want to read about true-life examples of the real and present threat of the gay agenda to your personal freedoms, as reported by Gagnon (12). And for a comprehensive, documented list of recent examples of the “gay agenda” in action, click HERE.
Anyone who has been paying attention to current affairs will recognize many of the agenda items listed above as being exactly what is going on in the world. It is clear that the homosexuality advocates are bent on forcing the homosexual ideology and lifestyle into every aspect of the American experience, including education, government, politics, health, religion, employment, and even our thought and speech. This is the means by which they are forcing our society to fully accept their lifestyle as a healthy, moral, social and religious equivalent to the heterosexual lifestyle, which it clearly is not. And this is why those of us who oppose homosexuality are becoming increasingly vocal and activist about it; we would be willing to tolerate homosexual people keeping their perversions behind closed doors where they belong, but when they take these things into the public arena and try to foist them on society in general, then we push back, and rightly so.
For another insightful treatment of this topic, click HERE.
For a discussion of a Christian response to the “gay agenda”, click HERE.
(For more articles on HOMOSEXUALITY, click HERE)
7. American Family Association. 2006. Gay Activists War Against Christianity. (click HERE)
9. Barber, J.M. 2008. Unmasking the “gay” Agenda. (click HERE)
10. Burtoft, L. 1995. Setting the Record Straight. What Research Really Says About the Social Consequences of Homosexuality. Copyright 1995 Focus on the Family.
11. Conservapedia. 2012. Homosexual Agenda. (click HERE)
12. Gagnon, R.A.J. 2004. The Threat of the Homosexual Agenda to Your Freedoms. (click HERE)
13. Smith, F.L. 1993. What You Need to Know About the Deadly Homosexual Assault. Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR.
14. Sprigg, P. 2010. The Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality. Family research Council. (click HERE)
20. Citizens for Community Values. 2002. The Legal Liability Associated with Homosexuality Education in Public Schools. (click HERE)
21. Blair, L. 2013. Parents Upset After Middle School Girls Forced Into ‘Lesbian Kiss’ at NY School. (click HERE)
I agree. Thanks for putting it together
Dear Editor, thank you for reblogging my article.The more people learn about this, the better.
Reblogged this on Authors-choice and commented:
If you are wondering what is going on with gays and transgender and cant get it, this is worth reading
Thank you for your comment, James. I see that you have made several erroneous conclusions that are common among contemporary God-deniers, and I will do what I can to encourage you to end your rebellion against God and let Him save you, if that is His will.
First of all, God will, when the time is right, rid the world of Satan and His minions once and for all. In the present Church Age, He is in the process of saving all who are willing to be saved. When the full number of Gentiles have been saved, then He will begin the process of defeating Satan, removing all evil influences (including unbelievers)from the earth, and establishing His everlasting kingdom of righteousness on the earth. God is presently gathering unto Himself a remnant of believers who will accomplish the purpose for which He created mankind in the first place; that is, to praise, worship, honor and glorify Him according to His all-surpassing goodness and worthiness.
Second of all, God has not left us “alone and without God in the world” to fend for ourselves against Satan, as you say. You are without God in the world, because you have concluded that God does not even exist. You have chosen to refuse the power of God to resist Satan that God offers to everyone who will believe that He exists and put their faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. This power to resist and overcome Satan is given to believers in the person of God’s Holy Spirit, who resides in each and everyone who lets God save them. But you have, so far, rejected God and His power to overcome the attacks of Satan. You have no one but yourself to blame for your feeble and hopeless condition.
Third of all, you have exalted yourself (in your own little mind) above the one true God by having the audacity to judge and slander Him, calling Him petty, sadistic, the creator of evil, etc. In doing so, you have it exactly backwards; you are not worthy to judge the God who created you, but the God who created you is worthy and will judge you and find you wanting, if you continue on the path you have chosen thus far. There is no escaping God’s judgment except by humbling yourself before God and letting Him save you.
Fourth of all, you have virtually no understanding of either what saving faith is or where it comes from. One does not receive saving faith by earning it through human reasoning and logic, much less by setting oneself up as the judge of God. No, saving faith is a gift of God, given to whomever God chooses to give it. If God has chosen to give it to you, then He will draw you to Jesus until you become a believer. But, if He does not do that, then God is willing to let you continue living in your sins and to deal with you accordingly when the time comes.
And finally, I also do not believe in the god that you have created in your own mind by exalting yourself above the God of the Bible. That god does not exist. I can assure you that you are not the Bible scholar that you think you are. If you are truly as interested in knowing the God of the Bible as your comments seem to imply that you are, I implore you to end your rebellion against God, lay aside your haughty notions of judging Him, actually study the Bible this time – with an eye to discovering the real God who inspired it – and let God draw you to Jesus so that He can save you from your sins. If you choose, instead, to remain “alone and without God in the world”, then He will respect your free-will choice and the inevitable and everlasting, dire consequences it will bring your way. And God will not be responsible for your regrettable demise; you will. It’s not (yet) too late for you.
You do realize that God made Satan knowing full well what he was going to do, right? (unless you don’t believe God made everything and/or is incapable of knowing the future). God could unmake Satan anytime he wanted (unless you don’t believe God is all powerful). So, this idea that we mere mortals are supposed to fight this entity of absolute evil with limited help from the being that created it all the while God could destroy Satan in the blink of an eye- IS ABSURD!
Even if it were all true somehow. Why would I want to worship such a petty and sadistic being? Original sin?! Come on! Once again God should have known what would or could happen with His Tree of Life and he should have never put humans (or snakes) ANYWHERE near it! An infinite universe spreading in all directions, and He puts humans right next to the one thing that could screw us up for eternity. Good plan, HA!
From the confusing (God is supposed to NOT be the author of confusion) and contradictory statements found in the Bible (I read it). I can only conclude that God wants there to be evil in the world (he created it) and that He wants people to suffer. This is NOT a God I want to worship or even believe in!
You are most welcome, Trevor. I’m glad you found the article useful.
Thank you, it is time the Gay agenda was made public in an easy read format for not only Christians but the secular members of Australia without the ‘phobic’ tag.
Thank you for commenting, Tiger. I am fully aware that gay activists automatically slander any and all sources that oppose the “gay agenda”, and you have made yourself yet another example of that. I can trust conservative Christians to be truthful and honest because that is required of us, but I can’t say the same about gay activists. And, more directly to the point about “repeal all laws regarding sexual consent”, that is referring to the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), which is, in fact, an ongoing and integral part of the homosexual movement. I refer you to my article, “Links Between Homosexuality and Pedophilia” for more details about that.
I chased down all the links and articles that you cite regarding point number 2 “repeal all laws regarding sexual consent”.
All of your references come from opinion pieces from other radical right wing authors. The main link goes to Matt Barber, who references the National Review article that references back to an older Matt Barber article. Circular referencing of right wing opinion pieces is hardly proof of your point.
Finally, I did find a scientific piece that was the germ of some of these articles. It was from Harvard Review and it was about the treatment of pedophiles and how to better protect children. The right wing opinion pieces were up in arms about the re-classification of pedophilia as a sexual orientation. This was done to better define those who have it and offer different treatment options. The right wing opinion spinners missed the point of the research and focused on this tiny definition change to get up in arms about.
Look, I honestly think you are trying to be unbiased and attempting to provide facts. To do so you really need to look outside the right wing media sphere and look at what is really going on. Just glancing at your sources the only thing I see is radical right wing authors who all have political agendas. Come on, you are citing CONSERVAPEDIA of all things.
I agree; it does deserve to be more widely read. And thanks for the link to an excellent article; I highly recommend it.
Excellent, concise article. Information like this deserves to be dispersed widely. For a similar appraisal and a warning about the beginnings of anti-Christian persecution in the USA, see my article: “The Zero Sum Game of “Gay Rights””, http://ipost.christianpost.com/news/the-zero-sum-game-of-gay-rights-12398/
Thank you for your comment, Blondyman. My intent is not to offend, but to inform. I don’t make LGBT people look like anything, good or bad, and I don’t deal much with opinions in my articles. I do research to uncover the facts and truth about homosexuality, and then I write about what I have found out. If you believe that “Jesus” wants Christians to support everything that helps to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in our society, then you don’t really know the Jesus of the Bible; rather you believe in “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:4). Most of what helps to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in our society is of this world, not of the God of the Bible, including “gay theology” and the “gay gospel.” If you are really a “gay Christian”, as you say you are, then you have been born-again and you will, someday, confess and repent of your homosexual sins. I hope that you will do that sooner than later.
After reading the article I was confused and shocked. You are making LGBT people look like criminals destroying our society. That is immoral and every true Christian should fight against such false opinion. As a gay Christian I support everything that helps to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in our society. That’s what Jesus wants Christians to do.
You are welcome, and thank you for this comment. May the Lord bless you.
Thank you for your research and sharing this. It is sobering to think how our culture has shifted in recent years. But “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” Also, thank you for the like on my blog. God bless!
Agreed, amen and well-spoken!
grateful, you are right of course. It is my sincerest hope that this issue causes a good number of our churches to take a look at themselves and examine what they are teaching. I still subscribe to the notion that a church is a “hospital for the sick” rather than a social club, but it seems some churches are all to willing to allow people to feel comfortable in their sins. It’s a tradeoff — membership may grow and financial support may increase, but the church loses in the long run.
And that’s the fix churches find themselves in now. When truth is made subjective and people aren’t forced to examine themselves, identify sinful behavior and strive to improve, it’s no wonder homosexuality is embraced in some churches and the moral authority other churches once enjoyed is no longer recognized. We seem to be viewed as goofy hypocrites who are fine with divorce and sexual immortality when it comes to heterosexuals but just hate homosexuals. When one set of sins is excused, it’s no wonder that churches are expected to excuse another.
God help us (and I mean that literally).
Hawg, thank you for your candid and honest comments concerning the prodigal state of much of the Christian church today. I must, sadly, agree with you on all fronts. The good news is that there are still some — individual believers and churches — that have not prostituted themselves in this way. These are the ones who have to “stay the course”, so that when Jesus returns, He will “find faith in the earth.” And, we need, perhaps now more than ever, to provide a good example, for those who are willing, to follow.
This particular issue has hit churches globally like a tone of bricks over the past few years and one thing is becoming increasingly clear — churches are ill-equipped to deal with this issue.
Why? Because we have tolerated various and sundry sins for so long that it is difficult to speak with any valid, moral authority when it comes to homosexuality. Congregations, in short, are looking more and more like “the world” from which we are supposed to stand apart, In just the sexual realm, divorce and premarital sex rarely raise eyebrows anymore. It is very difficult, indeed, to embrace heterosexual adulterers on one hand and condemn homosexuals on the other.
Frankly, the same dynamic is at work when we’re talking about the issue of homosexuality. We’ve waffled on moral stances often for fear of losing membership, not wanting to offend anyone and for other reasons — how is homosexuality terribly different from the other sinful behavior that we’ve come to tolerate over the years? Churches across the world have slipped into a rather mushy doctrine that seeks to inspire and make people feel good about themselves rather than suggest that they analyze their own behaviors in line with Biblical scripture, identify their sins and then repent. If we’ve moved past the point where heterosexual adulterers should identify their sins and work to change them, how can we demand the same of homosexuals?
You are welcome. And thank you for your encouraging comment. May the Lord bless you.
An excellent resource for those who are committed to defending the faith. Thanks…
You may very well be correct about all of this. It certainly would not surprise me if you are. I see the increase of these despicable sins as further evidence that the second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent, making it even more critical that born-again Christians hold fast to biblical truths and values, despite the threats posed by the forces of evil that are at work in the world. There are some of the elect of God who are not yet saved, and they need us to remain faithful and strong for their sake.
21 “‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
Leviticus 18:21-22, 24-28
Homosexuality and abortion (children sacrifices then) will have dire consequences for the nation’s future. God used Israel to destroy punish the Canaanite nations for such sins and God warned Israel that if they commit such sins, that the land will similarly vomit them out.
Homosexuality and abortion in Europe are decimating the indigenous European population along with their post Judeo-Christianity culture. Left unchecked, Europe will be a Muslim majority continent in a few decades from now. The gay and pro-choice agenda are setting the stage for USA’s future destruction even if that is far from their intention.
A great reply, I totally agree with this.
Thanks, Bob; I couldn’t agree more. Very well put.
It’s not just America my friend, they are employing this strategy around the world. Just look up wikipedia on any country and you will find descriptions of how the homosexual movement is active there, including countries that have historically had cultures that are more conservative than here. Pretty soon there will be no place to hide. Christians will be criminalized for standing against homosexual behavior, i.e. for exercising religious belief. Freedom of religious worship and expression will be destroyed by the desire of mankind to have sinful behavior. It’s the same problem as Genesis, just amplified over and over a million times until when full grown it gives rise to death. And it doesn’t stop with homosexuality either, this is just the beginning. I haven’t figured out how Islam fits into the picture, but I know that these two movements both have certain things in common, including greatly amplified deception and suppression of the truth (the key aspect of satan’s strategy to destroy men’s souls). The only way that this many people with high intelligence and education could believe such obvious lies is if scripture is true in its analysis of man’s moral condition and prophecy. Once people stop seeing the truth completely (I believe all of this is God’s common grace ending as he prepares to bring the devil and the world to judgement), it will allow for incredible evils to be done by spiritual forces controlling world powers, such as a single world government and economic system that will require allegiance in order to survive. It is truly scary to see the lights going out- I pray for God’s mercy. And I hope that it will not be in my generation or my children’s, but if it is, I pray that we will stand up for His name even if it means physical death. Pray that God will save as many as possible while there is still time left.
Thanks Jack. As you know, it’s always good to receive confirmation, especially from those who have earned respect.
Great job! The world need to hear the truth – the truth, as the Bible tells us will set us free. That works for homosexuals too. If they would just believe the Truth they could be set free from the bondage they are in. Thanks!