Does anyone actually care what Gary Bauer thinks?
I see that Gary Bauer is pushing hackneyed "gay agenda" line yet again:
" . . .A conservative spokesman and former U.S. presidential candidate warns that efforts to advance the homosexual agenda will intensify when the new Democrat-led Congress convenes Thursday. Gary Bauer of American Values believes the homosexual rights movement sees the new Congress as a vehicle to make further progress in getting homosexuality to be considered a protected civil rights category."
Oooh I'm so scared (those who are familiar with ghetto girl dialect can slur their vowels now).
I'm going to fight my first impulse of insulting Mr. Bauer by referring to him as Skeletor (come on, you know he looks like the villain from Masters of the Universe) because I really don't care about him.
When Bauer was the head of the Family Research Council, he did have some degree of power. But since resigning to run for President in the 2000 election, he has become as irrelevant as an 80's hair band.
I do sincerely hope, however, that is new Congress do their duty and work to pass laws that will make life better for the gay and lesbian community.
After all, we are Americans, too.
Can we stop the flow of lies?
I like to go online and check out sites that are anti-gay. I find it empowering to know what the other side is thinking. Reading their lies reminds me of the work I need to do by writing my book.
It can get depressing too. Today, I located a South African web page that spoke against gay adoption. No doubt the creators of the page considers themselves Christian and it is for this reason that they oppose gay adoption. I have no problems with this. What I have a problem with is the information the page contained, like the following:
A study of 4340 adults in five metropolitan areas of the USA showed that bisexuals and homosexuals (about 4% of the sample) compared to heterosexuals:
· exposed themselves sexually to more different bodies (more frequently admitting to participating in orgies and reported larger numbers of sexual partners);
· more frequently participated in socially disruptive sex (e.g., deliberate infection of others, cheating in marriage, making obscene phone calls);
· more frequently reported engaging in socially disruptive activities (e.g., criminality, shoplifting, tax cheating); and
· more frequently exposed themselves to biological hazards (e.g. fisting, bestiality, ingestion of faeces and sadomasochism).
That is Paul Cameron's infamous ISIS study of the early 1980s. Bear in mind that the citation does not mention Cameron as the author of the study nor does it talk about how Cameron conducted the study.
It does not mention:
That only 41 gay men and 25 lesbians took part in this study,
the study consisted of over 500 questions, given to the first person answering the door, and was picked up a week later, and
the study has been discredited over and over again.
The South African web page piece contains other distortions.
Which leads me to ask this question: can we ever stop the lies?
That web page is just one of a myriad of web pages that repeat Cameronesque lies about the gay and lesbian community.
When people seek to do evil, they are usually successful. Mopping up the mess they make tends to take a long time. And it is tiresome work. And it does get discouraging at times.
I guess I should be reminded of the title of a song Shawn Colvin sings: