Well, I'll be.....it seems I learn new stuff every single time I fire up my computer and venture out into the world wide web...where I continue my ongoing, informal....somewhat haphazard, education....a student at Cyberspace "U." I love the internet.
And today...at Wikipedia...I learned a new word. "Homosexualist." I didn't even know such a word existed. It was coined by Scott Lively and Kevin Avery. The following from wiki....
The use of homosexualist in this way first appeared in 1995 in Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams' book The Pink Swastika, "to refer to any person, homosexual or not, who actively promotes homosexuality as morally and socially equivalent to heterosexuality as a basis for social policy."
These guys even went so far as to blame the horrifics of the Nazi regime on pervasive homosexuality within its ranks.
Lively and Abrahams in The Pink Swastika argue that alleged homosexuality found in the Nazi Party, specifically within Ernst Rohm's SA, contributed to the extreme militarism of Nazi Germany, and write about the gay agenda in this context.
Oh for goodness sakes.....
How about the total depravity of the egoic mind/carnal nature/adamic man contributing to the extreme militarism of Nazi Germany? Greed, envy, selfishness, fear, scapegoating, a sacrificial mindset (the sacrifice of others that is), power lust.
So now homosexuals share at least some of the blame for the Holocaust? Seriously?
But these guys are but one link in the chain that eventually led to the “outing” of the much feared…much touted homosexual agenda.
Pretty much the entire populace of right wing America knows about the existence of a gay agenda, but most gays don't have a clue about it. The vast majority of gay folks are doing what you and I are doing.....leading ordinary, everyday lives. They are not covertly promoting an agenda. They are not militant, violent or unruly. They are more likely to spend a Saturday afternoon at the nearest Borders sipping coffee and leafing through a magazine than dressing up in an outlandish costume and marching in a gay pride parade.
From a blog post I happened upon in my “studies"
As Oklahoma City teacher Kelly Forbes put it, “We have a gay agenda? I must have missed that meeting.”
So where did the idea come from?
Well....stir together a little conjecture, mix in a few "scientific studies" with biased and misrepresented outcomes, make propaganda movies to "educate" and warn the unwary in schools and churches. Take an article written purely as satire and proclaim it to be truth. Every time the manifesto is read, omit the disclaimer at the beginning clearly identifying it as satire....and repeat it and repeat it and repeat it.....
And the saddest part of this whole thing is that many of these underhanded methods were wrought by Christians. Followers of Jesus.
Believing that there is such a thing as a homosexual agenda makes the GLBT community into nameless, faceless enemies. It is easy to hate folks you don’t see as individuals. (and on a related note, it’s easier to love vast chunks of humanity than it is to love the annoying guy who lives next door. More on that in an upcoming post)
And in my next post, I’m going to “introduce” you to a couple of guys I “met” on the internet who bought into the gay agenda thing…and spoke out strongly against gay marriage. One from the pulpit….the other by organizing public rallies backed by a national organization. But something changed them both. They started to see gays as individuals….real people. Just like Kathy Baldeck from Canyon Walker Connections…..who I talked about in my post the other day.
More to follow: