Same-Sex "Marriage" and the Homosexual Agenda
Bentley, Chrisopher S., The New American
ITEM: New York Times columnist Frank Rich provided the establishment-approved "denouement of the epic drama over gay marriage" in his February 29 celebration of the unnatural union entitled "The Joy of Gay Marriage." "[I]t's going to happen within a generation," he said. "[I]t has already happened in San Francisco.... Whatever their short-term legal fate, the San Francisco weddings mark a new high-water mark in one of the most fast-paced cultural tsunamis America has seen." Rich also noted that "by the time the conventions roll around this summer, gay marriages are likely to be a civic fact in Boston," where the Democratic Convention will be held.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE: Anyone who has not just emerged from a cultural cocoon knows that homosexuality, a perversion once confined to the shadows, has gone "mainstream." Homosexual characters--almost always portrayed as the most gifted and noble among us--abound in television and the movies. Last year's breakout "reality" television show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, depicted homosexual males as unapproachably hip, faultlessly tasteful people willing to help less refined heterosexuals overcome their shortcomings. Schoolchildren are indoctrinated into the belief that homosexuality is normal and healthy--and that opposition to it is a symptom of a supposed sickness called "homophobia." Homosexual "couples" are becoming increasingly common at high school dances across the nation, and in some communities teenage girls have discovered it is chic to "experiment" with lesbianism.
Two years ago, the New York Times began publishing "wedding" announcements for homosexual couples. And now--in New York, California, New Mexico and Oregon--homosexual activists and their political allies are conducting what they ate pleased to call "same-sex marriages." These "marriages," they insist, must be accorded the same status in law as actual marriages between a man and a woman. The homosexual revolution has progressed so quickly that it was not widely recognized by moral Americans as a serious threat until very recently. It certainly was not viewed as a force that could make a mockery, in law, of the sacred institution of marriage. This subversive onslaught was no surprise to THE NEW AMERICAN, which has warned against the threat for many years in the hope of preventing what is now transpiring.
As early as the January 19, 1987 issue, we stated that the "homosexual movement" was "actively" pushing "its agenda through a wide range of activities," including its effort to redefine the "family to include homosexual couples." Then, in the September 24, 1990 issue, we went on record that the homosexual lobby was seeking not only to "abolish the stigma," but to "force 'straight" society to accept them," so as to "flaunt their perversion openly. …