By Michael L. Brown
Forty years in the past, such a lot american citizens acknowledged they did not be aware of a person who was once gay and claimed to grasp little or not anything approximately homosexuality. this day, there is not often a sitcom with no admired homosexual personality, video clips like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have received Oscars, or even People journal celebrated the wedding of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi. A Queer factor occurred to America chronicles the superb transformation of the USA over the past 40 years, and addresses the query head-on: Is there particularly a homosexual time table, or is it a fiction of the non secular correct? Written in a full of life and compelling kind, yet sponsored with substantial examine and vast interplay with the GLBT group, this forthright and but compassionate ebook appears on the impressive impression homosexual activism has had on American society. this is able to simply be the main debatable e-book of the last decade. learn it and discover why the publishing international was once afraid to the touch it.
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In fact, I can confirm this firsthand. But first, let’s take a look at some real, hardcore, unabashed, hate speech by none other than Rev. 6 Consider this representative sampling of his shocking, venomous words: God hates America! Thank God for IEDs killing American soldiers in strange lands every day. WBC [Westboro Baptist Church] rejoices every time the Lord God in His vengeance kills or maims an American soldier with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). . WBC will picket the funerals of these Godless, fag army American soldiers when their pieces return home.
Why not articulate what this agenda includes? Perhaps the answer is provided by gay columnist Charles Bouley: Those who think [a gay agenda exists] are giving gays and lesbians too much credit. For there to be a gay agenda, there would have to be immense unity among us, since we would have to agree across the globe on said agenda. It might even have to be put up for a vote. Only then could it be disseminated to community leaders as well as the millions of gays and lesbians scattered across the world.
Being put out of business (with a $150,000 fine) for firing a man in a dress (California)? ” In contrast, it does not strive to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of religious beliefs, moral convictions, or different views on sexual orientation. , literature from former homosexuals) in any school discussion of sexual orientation, where GLSEN believes that only the pro-gay position can be represented. As stated explicitly by GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings, “Ex-gay messages have no place in our nation’s public schools.