posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 04:22 PM
While there's undoubtedly some validity to Hollywood and politics/ sociologists (hand in hand) pushing a "gay agenda", I think it's a lot deeper
than that. More & more, I believe that GLBTs- just like Blacks, Hispanics, and women, are being exploited and used to promote a completely separate
agenda. Once that agenda succeeds (God Forbid!), they'll all be in it just as deep as the rest of us- maybe even worse.
Maybe it was true in more "macho" arenas (ie. heavily military or "redneck" or "biker"), but in real life, gay people *did* live alongside
ordinary people- in varying degrees of outness (how they dressed or demeanor or whatever). If people blinked, it sure wasn't obvious. I guess you
could describe it as people just didn't talk about it (because they didn't), but they also didn't act weird about it, either. Just like "civil
rights" (now there was some overt behavior!), I think there's been a certain amount of agitating/ ginning up to create "a movement" and some
militancy that naturally puts people off and causes a backlash. I'm saying that it's an intentionally created conflict- for *political* reasons and
not because of some "empathy" or "defense" or "tolerance" for "gay rights". This is why I believe it's exploitation. I know at least 2 people
(men) who haven't changed their public personas at all since I met them 36, 40 years ago. One, you could call "flaming" on his personal time, but
"super professional" at work (though I think you can still tell). The other is "just a guy" all the time who happens to be gay. (He has not a few
disappointed females in his past, but most of us remain dear friends with him to this day).
* Have "hate crimes" against gay people ever existed disproportionately to any other crime- rape, assault, robbery or murder? I don't think so.
Criminals do what criminals do and *anyone* can be a victim. We should *all* be safe and we should also all use common sense and take precautions in
From a "religious" standpoint, I feel like too many people have taken the bait and lost sight of the point. The Bible was written by men, not
directly by God. Men are fallible and it should be understood that men have biases and agendas all over the place. King James, who commissioned the
writing of the Bible used by Protestants since (I think) c. 1625, was himself, alleged to be gay. Or bi. The creation narrative does use Adam and Eve.
(Do we imagine it was only they who existed on this earth? how was the planet populated without a whole lot of incest?) I'm not saying that
homosexuality is somehow "sanctioned" by God, but would it make sense to begin the story of how the earth came to be when it is physically
impossible for the 2 "first people" to "go forth and multiply"? The devil has no powers of creating any mortal creature, so in fact God Created
*all* of us; in His Image and Loves every single one. (look at the story of David- "the apple of God's eye- His "favorite").
What's supposed to go to your heart isn't the picky details. That's exactly Christ's point about the Pharisees. The whole point is- besides
accepting Christ and being a decent human being (note that homosexuality is not included in the 10 Commandments. How "important" could it be?) is
that we love one another and treat each other like it and that includes minding our own "righteousness" and not judging others. That's God's job,
I would be highly indignant (I have been!) if anyone treated me and/or my gay friends rudely. That had never happened from 1972 until about the late
80s/ early 90s. I wonder why that is. Not really. I personally blame the "gay rights movement" and so does one of the 2 men I mentioned earlier. Not
even a transgender friend (and ardent democrat) I met in 2001 subscribes to that agenda that I can tell (we haven't ever talked about it)- and
that's interesting because she is no stranger to activism.
By "either side" (gay or straight) going there, we weaken- and lay vulnerable, our society to a genuine and deadly threat where *none* of us has any
freedom, anymore- many of us, for the rest of our lives.
It's too bad we can't reset to a time when people were just themselves and lived their lives according to their hearts' dictates without any
outside interference. People need to knock it off.