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|Fighting the gay agenda|
|That ye be not judged|
The homosexual agenda (sometimes gay agenda and not to be confused with the gay daily planner) is a metaphorical boogeyman created by the Religious Right in the United States. The agenda's slimy lavender appendages are trying to infiltrate and corrupt
all of our precious bodily fluids every facet of traditional American culture, most notably family values.
The prime purpose for the metaphor is to give the LGBT rights a shady, vicious and fictional purpose (usually rooted in anti-Christianity, anti-Islam[note 1] and/or pro-communist conspiracies) and thus keep it dehumanized.
Those who believe in the homosexual agenda often cite Michael Swift's satirical essay, "Gay Revolutionary," as evidence for their views. In doing so, they generally omit the first line, which reads: "This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor."
Brokeback Mountain is also apparently a centerpiece of the agenda, being a clever propaganda piece by which Hollywood can brainwash unsuspecting red-blooded Americans into going along with the homosexual agenda!
Exposing their fabulous plot
According to the Christian Post, the homosexual agenda consists of:
To others this might be known as "being treated like a human being" — the horror!
An earlier iteration of this conspiracy theory was referred to as "Homintern," a play on the Soviet Comintern. This theory posited that gays controlled the arts and media and used them for the purposes of propagandizing and recruitment. More recently, the term "Sexual Bolshevism" has been preferred by Metapedians (probably because "Hominterm" was too subtle), although this phrase has its history in Weimar Germany.
It is a little known fact that many homosexuals do have an agenda which is mainly geared toward them being treated with the same dignity and respect as everyone else. What greedy jerks.
Stealing our rainbows!
“”Rainbow: Sign of the Covenant with Noe. Its 7 colors (from the top down: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) recall the 7 Sacraments (7 is the sign of Covenant and completion). In St. John's vision of Heaven, a rainbow makes an appearance – over the head of the angel who gives John a book to eat (ch. 10), and surroudning [sic] the throne of God.
Everyone's favorite nutjob, Scott Lively, created a video trying to reclaim the rainbow as a Christian symbol, in a delightful little ditty, The Rainbow Belongs to God, which goes: "Who is the one that dares to defy God's covenant truth with lies?"[note 2] Answer: The Gays™ and the gay agenda.
“”If you pay tuition, you're sponsoring the militant homosexual agenda. If you pay taxes, you're sponsoring the militant homosexual agenda. If your child majors in English, you're sponsoring the militant homosexual agenda. Tell Billy to major in math.
|—Excerpt from Ben Shapiro's Townhall editorial "Militant gay English on the rise"|
Some modern and fundamentalist conservative movements, particularly in America, believe that public schools are "indoctrinating" students to promote, convert to, or generally accept homosexuality as "normal". This view has become more prominent in the latter half of the twentieth century following the sexual revolution of the 1960s, after which homosexuals became more accepted by mainstream society. However, the evidence to support the claim that homosexuals are trying to convert students (let alone the existence of ideological justification for doing so) is
scarce non-existent. This idea, referred to as an arm of the homosexual "agenda", is a result of the acceptance of homosexuality by mainstream society and teaching about homosexuality in schools. However, the teaching about homosexuality has been interpreted by anti-homosexual and religious movements as an attempt to convert, rather than educate, students.
While there has been a noticeable lack of teaching gayness in schools, there has been a statistical spike in scared, closeted LGBTQ kids recently killing themselves rather than go to class the next day, to the point where Barack Obama, when President of the United States, made a YouTube video about it. Evangelicals responded by saying their kids were bullied first by the kid "being gay" at school.
“”They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!
|—Village People, In The Navy[note 3]|
Homosexual recruitment is the working title of a conspiratorial moral panic spun into existence by some rather creepy people of the wingnut tendency.[note 4] Among proponents of the theory, homosexual recruitment is typically considered part (and likewise indicative) of the larger homosexual agenda. Important evidence cited in favor of the conspiracy is the perplexing fact that 'gays' have been observed giving each other toaster ovens.
“”As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.
|—Anita Bryant, completely ignoring how gay people come about|
It posits that there is a concerted effort by the gay population to place large numbers of gay teachers in schools. Then, drawing from their idea that homosexual tendencies are acquired in youth, it goes on to claim that said gay teachers are there to seduce children and turn them gay.
It also draws on pseudo-psychological quackery regarding pedophilia. This form of bullshit posits the notion that gay men are all pedophiles and molest little boys, "pedophile" being used very broadly to refer to "anyone sexually attracted to an individual between 0 and 17 years of age, inclusive." They allegedly engage in this molestation because they know that such abuse will turn the children gay later in life; thus, the gay man "recruits" because he cannot reproduce.[note 5] For this reason, fundamentalist wingnuts often support quack psychotherapies like repressed or recovered memory "therapy" (to find "proof" of child sexual abuse in gay people) and reparative therapy (to "cure the gay").
Various wingnuts have found homosexual recruitment lurking in a number of other areas as well. Pat Robertson, for example, "discovered" that feminism is actually a front for turning women into lesbians (and socialism, Paganism, and sundry other bogeymen).
This panic led to the Briggs Initiative in 1978, a proposition to ban not only gays, but also anyone who supported gay rights, from working in California public schools. However, even Ronald Reagan went against this measure, and it was defeated at the polls. Britain's infamous Section 28 law was also passed into law, partly out of fear of gay "recruitment".
In 2013, the Russian government unanimously passed a law banning promotion of "homosexual behaviour among minors", which was met with protests in Russia and abroad. Proponents of this law try to claim that it is a complete coincidence that its passage was accompanied by a large spike in violence against Russia's LGBT population.
A typical gay agenda...
- 8:00am - Wake up.
- 8:30am - Go to gym lusting after locker-room genitals.
- 12:30pm - Light a scented candle and moan over its lusciousness.
- 1:30pm - Inspire schoolboys to be transgendered ballerinas.
- 5:00pm - Take cocktail of AIDS pills.
- 5:10pm - Take cocktail of ecstasy, xanax, oxycontin and paint thinner.
- 6:15pm - Glory hole.
- 7:00pm - Send mixed signals with strange beard and ironic masculine clothes.
- 7:30pm - Work in cliché fashion job making tons of money.
- 8:00pm - Donate money to fake news.
- 9:30pm - Fill hole in soul with gross unprotected gay-man-sex.
- 11:10pm - Drag reluctant pregnant friend to abortion clinic.
- 11:20pm - Send text message to secret ISIS boyfriend in Syria.
Actual Gay Men's Agenda
- 8:00am - Wake up.
- 8:30am - Go to work.
- 9:00am - Work.
- 12:30pm - Quick lunch with some workmates.
- 1:30pm - Work some more.
- 3:00pm - Buy groceries at the local market.
- 5:30pm - Call parents for a bit.
- 6:00pm - Make dinner for/with partner
- 7:00pm - Eat.
- 8:30pm - Watch episode of Grey's anatomy.
- 10:30pm - Go to bed.
- Iowa House representative reveals the non-existence of the homosexual agenda!
- Barney Frank admits the agenda and codifies it!
- Lewis Black: Gay Banditos
- The Heterosexual Agenda: Exposing the Myths
- The Gays are Coming: A Short History of Homophobic Documentaries
- LZ Granderson: The Myth of the Gay Agenda (TED Talk)
- The Homosexual Agenda Revealed! on Betty Bowers
- 10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked, SPLC
- Boys Beware, a short PSA film (read: propaganda piece) from the 1960s.
- Homosexual recruitment in schools, Accuracy in Media
- 1998 Homosexual Recruitment Drive Nearing Goal, from The Onion
- Sometimes pro-Islam, when the fantasy is in the mind of a Christian fundamentalist, which only goes to show how delusional these ideas actually are.
- That's not even the craziest part, see the full video here, please!
- This almost counts as proof. But not really.
- They are not gay themselves, for the record.
- Statistically the overwhelming majority of child sexual abuse cases involve heterosexual abuse by adult men of little girls. An exception is the priest molestation scandal where the vast majority of cases are priest on boy. What makes the RC priests so gay?
- Michael Swift: "Gay Revolutionary", Fordham University
- Homosexual agenda pushed in movies like Brokeback Mountain!
- Understanding the Homosexual Agenda, The Christian Post (Singapore edition)
- The Homintern, New York Times
- Christian Symbols
- Militant gay English on the rise Townhall. August 20, 2003
- Traditional Values website regarding homosexuality.
- Yahoo! Answers, "Why do people get a toaster oven when they become lesbian?"
- Parting Glances: Oranges & lemons sliced (February 2, 2006).
- Reagan, Ronald (1978-11-01). "Editorial: Two Ill-advised California Trends". Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. p. A19.
- Section 28 to be repealed, BBC News
- "Russian Duma passes law banning 'gay propaganda'". 11 June 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22862210.