The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right

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Representing Homosexuality
and Its Agenda

This chapter analyzes, in some detail, the extent and manner in which the CR has identified the lesbian and gay movement as a serious threat. First, I am interested in establishing that the CR has indeed come to list the fight against gay rights among its foremost political priorities. The homosexual agenda is not a peripheral issue requiring a modicum of energy; rather, the struggle against the social and political demands of lesbians and gay men now ranks among the CR's most important objectives. Second, I hope to illustrate and explore the forms within which the CR's homosexual movement takes shape. What is it about this movement that is so threatening? Is it the demands themselves or the actual bodies (and souls) of the claimants that the CR opposes? In short, how are lesbians and gay men, their social movement and perceived agenda, represented in CR discourse?

The CR, like any social movement, does not espouse one view on this--there are many representations. Some

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