Read as LaBarbera thinks aloud about how his movement needs to regroup for the battle ahead to curtail the success of The Homosexual Agenda.
[W]ith each passing year, the other side CELEBRATES homosexual and gender-confused lifestyles with ever greater fervor, and happily promotes the same to kids, as if they are doing God’s work (when it is actually Satan’s). Their play book is simple: always stay on the offensive, even when it comes to advocating “transgender” identity/behavior to children (e.g., the 2nd-grade Colorado boy who was encouraged to come to school in a dress). We moral-minded express the requisite shock and horror; they continue to move forward.
Tell me: which side is destined to win the Culture War according to these lopsided Rules of Engagement?
In the public policy arena, many on “our side” have already conceded “civil unions,” at least in blue states (the California Marriage Amendment that may get on the ballot expressly allows “civil unions”). Most GOP politicians are reluctant to even discuss homosexuality at all, which only emboldens the Democrats to be more pro-homosexual-agenda. You cannot win a debate if you are afraid to discuss the main issue – homosexuality. That’s like being pro-life but refusing to discuss the humanity of the unborn baby! (Please note the parallels: there was a time when the opinion polls favored pro-abortion feminists; now they favor pro-lifers – defeat is NOT inevitable, and Truth is more important than polls.)
The whining continues below the fold.
How strange: when the Homosexual Lobby is at the zenith of its power, some Christian leaders are calling for a retreat and scolding the “Religious Right,” which at least has tried to slow down the homosexual activist juggernaut. Whoever said Christians are called to surrender in the battle of good versus evil?
We must reject such defeatism and get back to the basics of why we are in this fight – explaining, in Christian love in line with Biblical truth:
* WHY homosexual behavior is always wrong, and often dangerous;
* WHY homosexual relationships – even those rare long-term, truly monogamous ones – are immoral, disordered, against God, and harmful to children (“gay adoption”);
* WHY it is public-policy madness to grant civil rights status based on changeable sexual behavior and gender identity disorders;
* WHY corporations should get out of the business of promoting ALL extra-marital relationships;
* WHY homosexualism is not “gay” but destructive to children; and
* HOW “sexual orientation” laws are fundamentally incompatible with religious and moral freedom.
And of course: how no man or woman – or teenager – has to be “gay” (positively homosexual): that’s a lifestyle choice which can be overcome with God’s help; see Stephen Black’s wonderful testimony HERE.
We at AFTAH, or the other pro-family organizations, don’t have all the answers – that’s for sure. So please let me hear your thoughts on how our movement can regain the offensive in the ongoing battle against homosexualism. Write firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless.
I really don’t have any suggestions for you, Peter, because LGBTs can still be fired for being gay, cannot adopt in some states, cannot marry in most states, and regularly are the victim of hate crimes. That hardly sounds like a slam dunk win over the professional “Christian” set.