Family Security Mattersby Janet Levy
With the recent appointment of Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe, and Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's chief legal counsel, to head a yearlong study of the U.S. militaryâ€™s â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ rule banning open gays in the military, it would appear that, however slowly, radical change is afoot. It is a change that would not only negatively impact military personnel but would also signal a dramatic erosion of American values by a group intent on bending society to accommodate them, namely, homosexual activists.
The homosexual agenda is a pervasive, militant plan that seeks vast changes in American society. By undermining cultural norms, redefining the family and attacking time-honored traditions and religious teachings, the movementâ€™s ultimate goal is societal acceptance of homosexuality as normal behavior and a normal life choice. This societal reengineering attempt masquerades as tolerance and support of human rights. Legitimate objections to the inherent risks of homosexual practices or religious beliefs against it are dismissed as â€œhomophobia.â€ The agenda includes strident attempts to hold equal families of all compositions and the sanitizing of the detrimental effects homosexual behavior may have on children, families and society. Homosexual activists freely cite civil rights laws designed to protect classes of people with immutable, non-behavioral distinguishing characteristics, such as skin color, ethnicity and gender, and apply those same laws to the behavior of acting on a same-sex attraction.
Misinformation about Homosexuality The homosexual lobby wields its considerable, political muscle to exert pressure on the media, academia and Hollywood. All respond with positive portrayals of homosexuals and homosexual behavior, sacrificing accurate depictions and information in the service of sunny images. Yet, even as these images enjoy widespread dispersal, major notions about homosexuality are not supported by the available body of research. These include: 1) overblown statistics on the number of homosexuals in the general population, 2) the assertion that genetics determines homosexuality, 3) the idea that the risks of homosexual behavior are on a par with those of heterosexual behavior, 4) equating homosexual marriage/parenting with heterosexual marriage/parenting, and 5) the notion that sexual orientation education for children promotes healthier sexual attitudes and adjustments. Below is an analysis and refutation of each. More: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5757/pub_detail.asp