Family Research Council

The Top Ten Myths about Homosexuality

By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies

 

The homosexual activist movement is now over forty years old. Conservatives sometimes refer to the array of goals this movement has pursued--hate crime laws, employment "non-discrimination" laws, same-sex "marriage," etc.--as "the homosexual agenda."

Occasionally, we are mocked for the use of this term, as though we are suggesting that this movement represents some sinister and shadowy conspiracy. However, the term "agenda" is a perfectly neutral one. We in the pro-family movement certainly have our own "agenda." Its elements include: protecting the safety and dignity of human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death; encouraging the practice of sexuality only within the context of marriage between one man and one woman; and promoting the natural family, headed by a married, biological mother and father, as the ideal setting for raising children. We are proud of this "agenda," and will continue to vigorously pursue it.

By the same token, homosexual activists have a clear agenda as well. It is an agenda that demands the universal acceptance of homosexual acts and relationships--morally, socially, legally, religiously, politically and financially. Indeed, itcalls for not only acceptance, but affirmation and celebration of this behavior as normal, natural, and even as desirable for those who desire it. There is nothing shadowy or secretive about this agenda--in fact, it has become nearly impossible to avoid encountering it.

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