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It is one of the pet peeves of mine, this constant reference
by the Religious Right about the alleged ‘Gay Agenda’. See, I have been gay for decades now, known it and accepted
it for as many years, and I have yet to find out just what this secret agenda, plan, is. Seriously, I wonder
if I am somehow not accepted into the Gay Society, because no one I know that is Gay has ever told me about
such a plan.
It really is just a ploy by these anti-gay groups, to
try and make some conspiracy exist, that doesn’t. They try to scare the average person into believing that somehow
there is such a plan, to coerce the kiddies, or worse, subvert people’s right of religion. To begin with, they
attempt to make people believe that being Gay is a choice.
Like who would choose to be a target of bullies, of racism?
Now the other thing they claim is part of this secret
plan, is that our goal is to convert all straight guys and gals into being queer, into wanting to do it with
members of the same sex.
Like that is really gonna happen? Think you can be convinced
to suck on a cock, or take one up the ass?
Yet this is what they believe. Granted, there are some
who are curious, some who will like both types of sex, but it isn’t by some conscious effort on our part to
seduce them. We might be attracted to some guy, find him to be straight, but still be interested in him. That
is just attraction, and while some will pursue that person, even attempt to have sex with them, I doubt that
it is some concerted effort by all Gays.
Fact is, our ‘agenda’ so to speak, is that we are tired
of living in a closet, in being considered 3rd class citizens. Not even 2nd class, thanks
to the Religious Right. Our ‘agenda’ is to not convert straight folks into the gay lifestyle, but to simply
accept us for our differences. We are simply tired of the bullshit, of being denied what every other minority
has in a supposed Democracy.
Problem is, our differences aren’t about skin color,
or religion. We come from all walks of life. There are Chinese Gays, Russian, Mexican, African, Asian, European,
or whatever you have. Some of us are Lutherans, Protestants, Jewish, and yes even Muslim. There are even Hindu
and Buddhists among our little community.
Our common link, is that we like sex between the same
gender. Does that automatically disqualify us from equality, from the same rights & benefits that everyone
else is entitled to?
That is perhaps what the real Gay Agenda is about. To
end the hypocrisy and ostracism of being who we are. It doesn’t matter, nor should it, whether you believe we
choose this lifestyle or it is a fact of nature. We are still human beings, and aren’t all human’s entitled
to be treated as equals?
Should the US Government grant special favors to its
gay community? No, nor should it grant those privileges to any minority, nor are Gays asking for that. We are
simply asking to be treated like any other minority. To be safe in our workplace, to live where we choose, work
at the jobs we want, like any other minority does.
No government should be in the business of giving me
or my kind special rights. That is what ‘civil unions’, ‘civil partnerships’ are. Special Privileges when all
we seek is to have the same rights, same protection as any other minority. That means that if it has to be spelled
out, fine, but not given some different term, simply to make things appear the same, when they aren’t.
Marriage is a civil contract, which gives the two parties
certain benefits. Some may also seek a spiritual contract to go with that civil one, but it isn’t a requirement.
No Priest or Pastor or Rabbi can marry two people, and have that marriage be recognized by the state, if that
Officiating Person is not licensed by the state. It is that simple, while on the other hand, many religions
will accept the union of two people, when sanctioned by the government. Even if no church official officiates.
When a group is a target, hurt and attacked for no other
reason, then that group is entitled to protection. When someone attacks me for my money, there is protection
under the law. When they attack me because of something I said, or did to them, there is protection under the
law. However, if they attack me, simply because of my minority status that is Hate, and for many in the world,
there is NO protection for that.
This is what we are seeking, and does that make it a
secret agenda? I don’t think so, nor more than any civil rights movement is a secret. When Martin Luther King
led the African American movement, it was no secret, it was no hidden agenda to supplant the existing Government
with members of his race. It was simply a desire to be treated as any other human being should be treated, Equally.
If I want to tell you I am Jewish, I should be allowed
to. I am actually able to, and if you hit me, attack me violently, or try to deny me housing on that basis,
or employment, you get into trouble. If I stated that I am a Jewish Homosexual, and you do any of those things,
you get a free ride.
That is discrimination, and that is what the Gay Agenda
is about. Ending Discrimination.