I Hate to Say I Told You So


For years I’ve been sounding the alarm about an impending social, cultural, and spiritual crisis, and for years critics have compared me to Chicken Little, discounting my warnings as the ravings of a hysterical, religious fundamentalist. Well, it’s a little late for that now.

Ten years ago, I charted this progression and made this prediction:

  • First, gay activists came out of the closet
  • Second, they demanded their “rights”
  • Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those “rights”
  • Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them
  • Fifth, they want to put those who oppose their “rights” into the closet

Initially, I was met with scorn and derision: “No one wants to put you in the closet!”

The last few years, the tone has changed to: “Bigots like you belong in the closet!”

I hate to say it, but I told you so.

After the forced resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the influential gay blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote, “The whole episode disgusts me – as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society. If this is the gay rights movement today – hounding our opponents with a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else – then count me out.”

Not long after, the ultra-liberal Bill Maher said on “Real Time,” “I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.”

This echoes comments made years earlier by lesbian journalist and author Camille Paglia in her book Vamps and Tramps: “One reason I so dislike recent gay activism,” she wrote, “is that my self-identification as a lesbian preceded Stonewall: I was the only openly gay person at the Yale Graduate School (1968-72), a candor that was professionally costly. That anyone with my aggressive and scandalous history could be called ‘homophobic,’ as has repeatedly been done, shows just how insanely Stalinist gay activism has become.”

Stalinist? Was she overstating her case?

In my 2011 book A Queer Thing Happened to America, I noted that, “It would appear, then, that ‘civil rights’ for some means ‘limited rights’ for others, and that by specific design. As stated explicitly in a teacher’s lesson aid published by the Gay and Lesbian Educators [GALE] of British Columbia: ‘We must dishonour the prevailing belief that heterosexuality is the only acceptable orientation even though that would mean dishonouring the religious beliefs of Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc.’”

In that same book, I explained what was already here and what was on the immediate horizon, including this:

  • From here on, embracing diversity refers to embracing all kinds of sexual orientation, (homo)sexual expression, and gender identification but rejects every kind of religious or moral conviction that does not embrace these orientations, expressions, and identifications.
  • From here on, tolerance refers to the complete acceptance of LGBT lifestyles and ideology – in the family, in the work place, in education, in media, in religion – while at the same time refusing to tolerate any view that is contrary.
  • From here on, inclusion refers to working with, supporting, sponsoring, and encouraging gay events, gay goals while at the same time systematically refusing to work with and excluding anyone who is not in harmony with these events and goals.
  • From here on, hate refers to any attitude, thought, or word that differs with the gay agenda, while gays are virtually exempt from the charge of hate speech – no matter how vile and incendiary the rhetoric – since they are always the (perceived) victims and never the victimizers.

What exactly would this look like? Again, here is what I wrote in 2011:

  • Children in elementary schools will be exposed to the rightness and complete normality of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender expression … and opposing views will be branded as dangerous and homophobic, to be silenced and excluded from the classroom.
  • Middle schools, high schools, and colleges will go out of their way to encourage both the celebration of homosexuality and deep solidarity with gay activism.
  • The federal and state governments will legalize same-sex marriages … meaning that all heterosexuals must accept the legality of these marriages and that anyone refusing to do so could be prosecuted for discriminatory behavior.
  • Corporate America will embrace every aspect of non-heterosexuality (including bisexuality, transgender, and beyond) – calling for the dismissal of those who refuse to follow suit – and religious groups will no longer be allowed to view homosexual practice as immoral, branding such opposition as “hate speech.”

Yes, all this was written before the Mozilla debacle (which was justified, absurdly, in the name of being “inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all”), before the Walt Disney Corporation gave the Boy Scouts of America an ultimatum that they had to accept openly homosexual scout leaders or lose Disney’s financial support, before the Girl Scouts announced that boys who identify and present themselves as girls can join their scouting clubs, before Pastor Louie Giglio was disinvited from praying at President Obama’s second inauguration because he preached a Biblical message on homosexuality more than 15 years ago, before the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and the military overturned Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, before the passing of ridiculous bills like California’s SB 777 (mandating the celebration of LGBT American history for all classes, K–12) and AB 1266 (allowing students to choose the bathroom of their personal gender identification as well as play on the sports team of their choice, using that locker room as well, resulting already in a 17-year-old boy playing on the girls’ softball team), before Facebook created the customized gender option with 50 gender choices, before different states banned professional counseling requested by minors with unwanted same-sex attractions, before companies like Sweet Cakes by Melissa were put out of business because they would not participate in same-sex “weddings,” and before Attorney General Eric Holder told state attorneys general that they were not required to uphold and defend laws against same-sex “marriage” if they didn’t want to – just to mention a few.

I hate to say it, but I told you so.

Do you believe me now? And would you like to know what is coming next and what we can do about it? And would you like to know why I am convinced that, ultimately, the gay revolution will fail?

Stay tuned for more. I’m glad I have your ear.

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  • John


    — Traveled to Peru discouraging that nation’s lawmakers from “normalizing homosexuality”

    — Said marriage for gay couples is of the Devil: “Yes, the battle lines have been drawn, the enemy is taking ground, and many of us hardly realize that the war is on. The devil is moving forward with energy and aggression. What in the world are we doing?”

    — Says his anti-gay book is like a modern day version of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    — Asked: “Are all sexual orientations gifts from God? Zoophilia, or coprophilia, the sexual stimulation by faeces, or bestiality, I mean things that everyone would be repulsed by, or pedophilia. Are those gifts from God? … How do you distinguish which sexual orientation is a gift from God and which is not?”

    — Says you “cannot possibly be a practicing homosexual and a follower of Jesus at the same time.” (16:32)

    — Says activists use LGBT youth suicide victims as “pawns in a larger political agenda”

    — Said equality advocates were complicit in death of slain gay teen Larry King: “[R]ather than point the finger at a ‘homophobic’ society, they should point it at themselves. I’m speaking of course of gay activists, who have made Larry into a martyr for the cause of gay activism when, in reality, he was more a victim of gay activism.”

    — When asked if acceptance of gays is “the course that nations take just before their final destruction,” answered: “Once you begin to celebrate things that were once shameful, everything has become undone — and yes, the clock is ticking.” (6:27)

    — Asked if “the demon” could be cast out of gays, answered: “Listen, why is it that people can accept demonic influences in other behaviors? Someone’s a heterosexual pornography addict and they get delivered from demons and their [sic] free. Someone’s addicted to drugs, they get delivered from demons, someone’s got a horrific fierce temper, they get deliver from demons and their [sic] free. Why can’t we recognize that this can happen with homosexuality too?”

    — Says gay activists aim to throw Christians in jail

    — Defended a Ugandan law that criminalizes homosexuality (with jail time)

    • The Skeptical Chymist

      And regarding the despicable law in Uganda, I just read this at another site:
      Plain-clothes police just raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala, accusing it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. This was reportedly one of the few clinics that treat AIDS in the country. When the police raided the facility, LGBT patients who were being treated ran out the back door, and those fleeing were photographed by the police as they fled.

      This is the fruit of the despicable Scott Lively – the persecution of LGBT people and the prosecution of those who try to help them. I am not a Christian, but I accept many of Christ’s moral teachings. What is happening in Uganda seems very, very far from anything that I have ever heard attributed to Jesus. He is reported to have stood up for the persecuted, for the “least among us”. I don’t think he would have supported the sort of persecution that is advocated by people like Scott Lively.

    • Matthew T. Mason

      And so what exactly is the problem here?

      I’ll say this however about Lawrence King: Anyone who looks at the facts surrounding that case knows good and well that wouldn’t have happened if the school put the kibosh on King’s behavior. But they did the exact opposite.

  • John

    But in recent years, Brown has ventured beyond seminary walls to take on a new, activist anti-LGBT project, selling himself as an expert speaker on the issue of “cultural revolution.” He has appeared on television and radio talk shows and last year delivered a keynote presentation at the annual conference for the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), the pre-eminent source of junk science aimed at “curing” gay people.

    “Speak now,” he says frequently when discussing homosexuality, “or forever hold your peace.”

    Unlike many other voices on the religious right, Brown generally has avoided the kind of slashing rhetoric that often devolves into rank defamation. His work is heavily footnoted and avoids the blanket pronouncements that have gotten others in trouble. But he still can sound conspiratorial.

    “When it comes to denying the existence of a gay agenda, there is ‘immense unity’ in the gay community. Why? It is because the denial of that agenda is part of the agenda. … That is the necessary piece of the puzzle,” Brown wrote in A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been, a 691-page critique of homosexuality he self-published in 2011.

    “[I]t is not good that homosexual behavior is presented as just another alternative to heterosexual behavior, that bisexuality is celebrated, that transgenderism [sic] is normalized, that sex-change surgery is presented as the thing to do, that ex-gays are ridiculed and their very existence denied,” Brown wrote.

    Brown has also been known to make spurious claims linking homosexuality and pedophilia. In a 2011 essay, he suggested that Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who sexually abused a number of children, was a gay man. “Could it be,” Brown asked, “that the [Penn State] sex abuse scandal involved a man allegedly abusing boys, meaning that the acts were homosexual in nature?”

    Researchers, however, established long ago that chronic pedophiles like Sandusky have no sexual interest in any adult and can’t be considered homosexual or heterosexual. The American Psychological Association, contrary to Brown’s insinuations, has officially conclud

  • The_Physeter

    Do you believe me now? And would you like to know what is coming next and what we can do about it? And would you like to know why I am convinced that, ultimately, the interracial revolution will fail?

    — Your spiritual ancestors, sixty years ago.

    Keep on preaching hate, bigotry, and a worldview based on superstition instead of fact. It’s your right; you have free speach. You and Fred Phelps and the Ku Klux Klan can say whatever you want in certain settings, and enjoy perfect freedom.

    It won’t be that long until people like you are shunned from any respectable, mainstream publication. Hiring a bigot like you as CEO will be like hiring a Grand Wizard from the KKK. Teaching homosexuality is a sin in school will be the same as teaching the Jews are subhuman money-grabbing Jesus killers. You aren’t winning, and the freedom revolution will not fail.

    • thisoldspouse

      You winning is barbarism.

      One the greatest examples of a homosexualized culture is in San Francisco. Recently convicted and sentenced “gay rights” champion and pioneer Larry Brinkin, who collected and shared images and videos of little boys of various ages, many toddlers, being raped, and commenting approvingly about it, will keep his pension from the City of SF, because it does not consider what he did an act of “moral turpitude.”

      That is the future that YOU want for society.

      • The_Physeter

        Hm. Being a gay rights activist makes you a child pornographer? (Not molester). Interesting.

        Hey remember Tyler Deaton from the International House of Prayer? The one who created a little mini-cult with him at the center and apparently killed his wife? That’s the world you want for society. Praying to Jesus too much turns you into a sociopath.

        • thisoldspouse

          Were did I say that Brinkin was a child molester?

          You show a penchant for lying. Why should anyone believe anything you have to say?

          • The_Physeter

            I thought I took that part out before I posted. Crap.

            Doesn’t change the rest of it. Saying all gay people are pedophiles and then accusing ME of lying is a bit much, I think.

            Google Tyler Deaton. Tell me if you think he represents everybody in the IHOP, or if it was the IHOP that led to his behavior.

      • portertx

        So when an Anti gay Christian Bigot gets caught……..

        Lisa Biron, Anti-Gay Christian Lawyer, Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

        An anti-gay New Orleans pastor who has made a name for himself by assailing a major gay event with bullhorn denunciations was caught with his pants down near a children’s’ play area at a public park, reported the Times-Picayune on March 1.

        Fundamentalist preacher Grant Storms, 53, was observed masturbating in his parked vehicle near a children’s play area at Lafreniere Park in the New Orleans suburb of Metaire on Feb. 25, the article said. A mother taking her children to the play area had parked her car near Storm’s van when she noted that the preacher, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, seemed to be masturbating. The mother said that the preacher was “looking at the playground area that contained children playing, with his zipper down,” the article reported.

        That is the future that YOU want for society????

    • Matthew T. Mason

      *smh* First you give us the proverbial and utterly predictable but nevertheless false analogy. Then you imply Christians are racist.

      Care to back that up?

  • Rev. Gerald Palmer

    Dr. Brown is worst than the late Fred Phelps. Least Fred was truthful about his hate and disgust for all things gay. Dr. Brown likes to say the words love but his actions say something different.

    • Doug Bristow

      I know this is going to be hard for you Rev to handle let alone understand but REAL CHRISTIANS do hate all things to do with sin as does God. We and God love people but not sin.

      I know, right? We are just funny that way. Join the family and become a real Christian and you will understand.

      • portertx

        Ahhhh – the believe as I do or you wrong crowd of Christianity So which one of the 1500 denominations of Christianity is the “REAL CHRISTIANS” you speak of?

        • Doug Bristow

          A Christian is someone who believes the Gospel of Christ and with faith and love lives accordingly.

          • portertx

            You mean your interpretation of the Gospel of Christ or the literal “word for word ” as written in the KJV.

      • Rev. Gerald Palmer

        According to you Real Christians are identified by what they hate? That is odd because Jesus Christ is identified by what and who he loves. I will follow Him.

        • Doug Bristow

          That is not what I said and you know it. Your father of lies has taught you well.

          • Rev. Gerald Palmer

            My father? You mean R.E.? That is my father. LOL Bye Doug.

          • Doug Bristow

            No. I mean S.A.T.A.N.

          • Rev. Gerald Palmer

            SATAN is not on my birth certificate. If he is my father then he owes 40 something years of back child support. Ha. Later Doug.

  • portertx

    First, (women/blacks) activists came out of the (kitchen/slavery)

    Second, they demanded their “rights”. (Voting/Civil Rights)

    Third, they demanded that everyone recognize those “rights”.
    (Voting/Civil Rights)

    Fourth, they want to strip away the rights of those who oppose them.
    (No-one lost their right to vote or civil rights) They did loose their ability to discriminate in all areas of public life.

    Fifth, they want to put those who oppose their “rights” into the closet.
    (No-one was forced in to go away – just the bigotry around voting and civil right waned… yet still exist to day like the KKK

    Dr. Brown:

    What rights have been stripped from you name one.

    No one wants you to go into a closet….you are welcome to you opinion – just don’t make your “religious” belief common law – we do not live in a theocracy.