ciple and a historical and empirical perspec-tive.The Biblical case against homosexualitywill be discussed later. Regarding the histori-cal perspective, it is beyond the scope of thiswork to fully advance the practical argumentsto prove that homosexuality is socially de-structive, though in an overall argumentagainst the legitimacy of homosexuality, thehistorical perspective is important.
However, we don’t have to look at the vastspans of history to know that the contempo-rary state of decay in America and the break-down of the family is due, at least in part, to thepresence of homosexuality. As Linda Chavez,former Executive Director of the U.S. Com-mission on Civil Rights, says:Historically, virtually all societieshave condemned incest, adultery, andhomosexuality because such practices,in distinctive ways, threaten the family.…[O]ver the last 25 years, we have be-come increasingly tolerant of sexuallypermissive behavior. But that tolerancehas had consequences. We face epi-demics in sexually transmitted diseases,teenage pregnancies, abortions, illegiti-macy, rape, and sexual abuse. Marriagerates are on the decline, and divorce ison the increase, especially amongyounger couples. The American familymay not yet be an endangered species,but it is far from thriving.
What ever happened to“live and let live?”
Why all the bother? What ever happenedto the old adage of “live and let live?” If some-one wants to be homosexual, why is that any-one else’s business? If you’ve asked yourself questions like these, perhaps it would help toalert you to what homosexuality is all about.Though it is true that individual homosexu-als may differ in their opinions regarding pub-lic policy, there is a strong movement in ourcountry whose agenda is specific and whoseeffect is spilling beyond the homosexual com-munity. Its agenda is forcing homosexualityupon many who reject the notion that homo-sexuality is a legitimate lifestyle. Not forcingin the sense that people are being coerced tobecome homosexual themselves. Rather, thehomosexual agenda is radically affecting pub-lic policy in ways that those who oppose ho-mosexuality cannot ignore.The issue of homosexuality is not simply amatter of what goes on between consentingadults in the privacy of the bedroom. Basicelements of society are targets of change.There are issues that defy neutrality. Considerthese goals that the homosexual communityseeks to achieve.
The implementation of homosexual, bi-sexual, and transgendered curriculum atall levels of education.
The lowering of the age of consent for ho-mosexual and heterosexual sex.
The legalization of homosexual marriages.
Custody, adoption and foster care rights forhomosexuals, lesbians, andtransgendered people.
The redefinition of family to include thefull diversity of all family structures.
The access to all programs of the BoyScouts of America.
Affirmative action for homosexuals.
The inclusion of sex-change operationsunder a universal health care plan.Those who oppose homosexuality arefighting for the prevention of social sanctions,either concretely or in principle, for homo-sexual acts. We want to outlaw public homo-sexuality. We want the right not to have ho-mosexuality imposed upon our sentiments byhaving it treated in public school curricula asif it were a normal alternative lifestyle. Wewant the right not to have homosexuality im-posed upon our sentiments by being forced tohire someone because he is a homosexual.
Weresist the effort of the homosexual communityto establish their lifestyle as legitimate.
We believe that homosexuality is immoraland leads ultimately to personal and socialdecay. We argue both from a Biblical prin-
The empirical arguments against homo-sexuality are discussed in the section “Themyths about homosexuality.” Special consid-eration is given to the medical consequencesof homosexuality.
In addition, video tapes such as
The Gay Agenda
and the testimony of those who havecome out of homosexuality, give clear testi-mony of the destructive effects of homosexu-ality on the individual.
Again, not every individual homosexualnecessarily favors each one of these social andpolitical goals. But the movement is there andit is gaining inroads into the fabric of society.The information offered here is your weaponto fight the homosexual agenda.
The definition of homosexuality
Simply put, homosexuality is sexual rela-tions between members of the same sex.
We resist the fact thatthe homosexual commu-nity is seeking to establishtheir lifestyle as legitimate.
ten the terms “homosexual” and “gay” referspecifically to homosexual males, while theterm “lesbian” refers to homosexual females.The term “bi-sexual” or “bi” refers to males orfemales who have sexual relations with bothsexes.Sometimes the distinction is made betweenhomosexuality and homosexual actions, i.e.,between being a homosexual (having a homo-sexual orientation) and engaging in homo-sexual activity. While the distinction is rel-evant in theological and social contexts, forthe most part the focus should remain on ho-mosexuality as an action when we are discuss-ing public policy.
Identity or behavior?
Today the homosexual community is cast-ing the debate along the lines of
one’s identityas being a homosexual
one’s ac-tions as engaging in homosexual activity.
Thismakes it easier for the debate to be construedas a civil rights debate, and consequently moredifficult for those who oppose homosexual ac-tivities in the public arena to argue their case.It is easier for the homosexuals to preclude adebate when the focus is on the more abstractissue of one’s personal nature rather than themore concrete issue of one’s behavior.Homosexual activists understand that thevast majority of Americans are repulsed byhomosexual acts. As Congressman WilliamDannemeyer comments:[H]omosexuals were…diverting at-tention from the one aspect of theircause that was most vulnerable: theirsexual habits. Most people simplyfound the idea of homoerotic behaviordisgusting …But the homosexuals werewell aware of how ignorant the generalpublic was concerning their practices,and their campaign to establish the pre-determined nature of their “sexual ori-entation.”
Our argument focuses on homosexual ac-tions, i.e., whether there should be laws regu-lating them.
Recent history and organization
Is it possible to talk about homosexualityas a social entity? Are homosexuals inAmerica banded together in order to advancesome social agenda? While not all homosexu-als are part of one political movement, there isno doubt that there exist powerful, politicallyorganized groups. As homosexual rights ac-tivist Dick Michaels said near the beginning of the homosexual movement:Homosexuals could be a very potenteconomic and political force –
.The time has come for new leadershipto rise from the wreckage of the past.