Few local voters who were around in can forget the suspicious death of Lori Klausutis, a year old constituent services staffer for retiring Florida GOP Representative Joe Scarborough. Klausutis is said to have died from a skull fracture. The Gaetz father and son team hail from a prominent Republican political family in North Dakota. Matt Gaetz, currently a member of the Florida House of Representatives, portrays himself to the Bible-thumping voters of the Panhandle as a God-fearing conservative.
March on Washington Early usage[ edit ] In the United Statesthe phrase "the gay agenda" was popularized by a video series produced by the evangelical religious group, Springs of Life Ministries in California, and distributed by Gay rights satire Christian Right organizations, the first video of which was called The Gay Agenda and was released in March on Washington and a feature follow-up Stonewall: The videos contained interviews with opponents of LGBT rightsand the series was made available through Christian right organizations.
Contemporary usage and meaning[ edit ] The term is applied to efforts to change government policies and laws on lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT issues, for example, same-sex marriage and civil unionsLGBT adoptionrecognizing sexual orientation as a protected civil rights minority classificationLGBT military participationinclusion of LGBT history and themes in public educationintroduction of anti-bullying legislation to protect LGBT minors—as well as non-governmental campaigns and individual actions that increase visibility and cultural acceptance of LGBT people, relationships, and identities.
The term has also been used by some social conservatives to describe alleged goals of LGBT rights activists, such as supposed recruitment of heterosexuals into a "homosexual lifestyle".
They argued that gays must portray themselves in a positive way to straight America, and that the main aim of making homosexuality acceptable could be achieved by getting Americans "to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders".
Then "your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won". The pair developed their argument in the book After the Ball: The book outlined a public relations strategy for the LGBT movement. It argues that after the gay liberation phase of the s and s, gay rights groups should adopt more professional public relations techniques to convey their message.
The book is often critically described by social conservatives such as Focus on the Family as important to the success of the LGBT Movement in the '90s and as part of an alleged "homosexual agenda".
Texas that Today's opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct.
Those goals include universal acceptance of the gay lifestyle, discrediting of scriptures that condemn homosexuality, muzzling of the clergy and Christian media, granting of special privileges and rights in the law, overturning laws prohibiting pedophiliaindoctrinating children and future generations through public education, and securing all the legal benefits of marriage for any two or more people who claim to have homosexual tendencies.
Representative Barney Frank said that the "gay agenda" is to be protected against violent crimes driven by bigotry, it's to be able to get married, it's to be able to get a job, and it's to be able to fight for our country.
For those who are worried about the radical homosexual agenda, let me put them on notice. Two down, two to go.
Grandersen argues in his TED talk that the "gay agenda" is simply the 14th Amendment. This was reprinted in Congressional Record without the opening line:Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.
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