Why ‘A Queer Thing Happened to America’
If you sense things are getting crazier at a faster rate lately you’re not alone in that feeling. Some of this is no doubt due to the fact that long ago the “LBGT” movement locked arms with the T’s — the Transgenders. Much like Vladmir Putin and the supporters of an Islamic state in Iraq, the transgenders believe they need to strike now while Obama is still in office. It’s their turn to demand acceptance.
There’s a history behind all of this insanity. To learn more about it you should read BarbWire contributor Michael Brown’s book A Queer Thing Happened to America. It’s an impressively researched and footnoted work that spans almost 700 pages. Here’s an excerpt from the book’s promotional page:
A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the amazing transformation of America over the last forty years…and addresses the question head-on: Is there really a gay agenda, or is it a fiction of the religious right?
Written in a lively and compelling style, but backed with massive research and extensive interaction with the GLBT community, this forthright and yet compassionate book looks at the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on American society – from nursery school to college, from the pulpit to Hollywood, and from science to semantics – also analyzing the foundational arguments of the gay civil rights movement and exposing the extreme intolerance of those calling for tolerance.
Dr. Brown’s book sat on my shelf for months because like most people, I’d rather not focus on the rot that is the homosexual culture and agenda. I’m not alone in this failure to focus. Because our side has preferred to look the other way, it’s literally true that the inmates are running the cultural asylum.
The culture war has been raging for many decades. Many Republicans would prefer to ignore it and they scream, “we need to focus on the economy!” We’ve been hearing that ever since Pat Buchanan gave this warning to the 1992 Republican National Convention:
…this election is about much more than who gets what. It is about who we are. It is about what we believe. It is about what we stand for as Americans. There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself.
Pat’s comments were dismissed and we were all lectured that no one cared about the social issues. “Hey you stupid social conservatives, it’s always all about the economy!”
There’s little question that the economy has been and will continue to be the main focus of every election. But what has all that economy-focused campaigning gotten us? During my lifetime Republicans have been miserable failures when it comes to restraining the growth of government.
Let me say that again (and please pardon the caps): REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN BIG FAT MISERABLE FAILURES when it comes to limiting the growth of government. For the past fifty years!
Dr. Michael Brown’s book tells us what else we’ve reaped as a result of all that focusing on the economy — a culture war we had better not lose if we want to leave an America we can recognize to the next generation.
Dr. Brown’s book is a fantastic place to learn where we’re at and why — when it comes to the depraved homosexual agenda — on topics like:
- The perversion of language
- Gender confusion
- Pop culture
- A politicized psychology profession
- Queer Theology (yes, can you believe it?!)
In chapter 3 Dr. Brown gets into the details of what the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organizations are doing in the schools. He writes that their goal is to deconstruct the traditional family, and one tool is the use of “Terminology Game Cards”—
—which quiz students and teachers on terms such as Biological Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Role, Transgender, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Heterosexism, Transphobia, Asexual, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual, Intersexual, Andrognyny, Cross Dresser, Genderqueer, Gender Non-Conforming, Queer, LGBTQ, Sexual Reassignment Surgery, D/L (Down Low), MSM.
My favorite word on that list is “Transphobia.” Yes, we’re being accused of having a fear of those who suffer from the mental illness Gender Identity Disorder. It’s funny, actually, despite being pathetic.
My point in citing the above passage is simple. The “LGBTQQI…et al”community has locked arms, and that’s completely appropriate, because at the root of each malady represented by a letter is the disordering of the sexual impulse.
The homosexual “rights” agenda is about forcing society to accept this disordering as perfectly fine and ordered. Their work is to have what is a mental illness considered mentally healthy.
In chapter 13 titled “The Stifling of Scientific Debate,” Dr. Brown cites the inconvenient fact from a 2009 report that—
—Gays and lesbians get mental health treatment at twice the rate of heterosexuals, a new study concludes. The group least likely to seek treatment? Heterosexual men.
Homosexuals need psychiatric help because they’re picked on, right? No. Their problem exists in their conscience. Researchers have addressed this too:
…several cross-cultural studies suggest that this higher rate of psychological disturbance is in fact independent of a culture’s tolerance of—or hostility toward—homosexual behavior.
At the end of the book Dr. Michael Brown states that “it’s not too late to turn the tide,” and I couldn’t agree more. How can anyone be optimistic despite the queer thing that has happened to America? For me it’s simple. 1) Our side hasn’t really begun to fight. Once we begin, there can be a sufficient course correction. 2) Have you witnessed or seen the pictures of a homosexual “pride” parade? The idea that the GLBTQQI etc. crowd would hold a superior position in a fair and honest intellectual debate and that they can win the hearts and minds of normal people is as bizarre as watching one of those parades.
It’s a generational issue, they say. The kids don’t care about “gay marriage.” My response to that is so what? Haven’t we learned our lesson from listening to children after the example of the kids in the late 1960s?
Buy and read Dr. Brown’s book. It’s well worth your time and money.
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