There has been vigorous email debate today among the GayPatriot crowd, and a good suggestion was made to make it a posting:Â Â What would be the elements ofÂ a “conservative” homosexual agenda?Â The debate began after a few of us read this news item from Matt Barber at Townhall.com.
As with every major political movement, the homosexual lobby is pushing a specific agenda. It is often called the â€œgay agenda.â€ At its core is a concerted effort to remove from society all traditional notions of sexual morality and replace them with the post-modern concept of sexual relativism. That is to say, when it comes to sex, there is never right or wrong.Â Â All sexual appetites are â€œequal.â€ If it feels good, do it.Â Ultimately, the homosexual lobby’s primary objective is to radically redefine our foundational institutions of legitimate marriage and the nuclear family by unraveling God’s natural design for human sexuality. In so doing, they hope to elevate their own spiritual and biological counterfeit and establish a sexually androgynous society wherein natural distinctions between male and female are dissolved.Â This creates cultural and moral anarchy.Â Â Â Â Â
Our email exchanges allÂ agreed that Mr. Barber was a bit over the top…. but there was some validity to his overall premise.Â There is a radical LIBERAL gay agenda.Â So logically,Â blog ally VtheK brought forth the question open for debate now:
It begs the question of what a conservative homosexual agenda would look like.Â I guess where that would get bogged down is on the issues of marriage and adoption.Â Â It’s difficult to reconcile an agenda that would, presumably, seek those things while retaining traditional values.Â Â I guess the approach would have to be two-fold. Â 1.) Declaring that marriage as an institution should be defined by voters, not by judges andÂ 2.) That gay relationships should model monogamy and commitment as ideals, and that the expectation of monogamy and commitment should be normalized within the gay community.Â Â Â Â Â
Have at it.Â Â My only remaining question is… why is it left to us to develop the Gay Conservative Agenda, when last I checked there were people giving money to Log Cabin (Republicans) to do that kind of work???Â Â Oh… yeah…. I forgot:Â Â they are too busy being giddy about government payouts.
From LCR email entitled, “Free Money!”
President Bush this week signed a huge economic stimulus package.Â Most Log Cabin members will receive a check from Uncle Sam in the amount of $600 dollars, and we hope you’ll consider stimulating Log Cabin by donating all or part of your tax rebate check.
Hmmm.. how “very Human Rights Campaign” !
LCR=gay conservatives?Â Â Sure, and I’m a purple cow.
-Bruce (GayPatriot)Â Â *moooooooooooo*Â Â
UPDATE (from Dan): Â Sorry I haven’t had much time to weigh in on this topic, but it is something that I have considered for some time. Â I think the basic gay conservative agenda is a word we hear less and less frequently from the lips of the heads of gay organizations — and read less and less often in their statements and press releases — and that word is “freedom.” Â Leave each individual free to live his life as he chooses. Â Of course, that is just the beginning, but it is also the unifying theme.Â And then, there’s the fundamental issue of what we do with that freedom. Â But, that, Senator Obama notwithstanding, is not a question for the political sphere.Â