DETAILS OF THE ‘HIDDEN GAY AGENDA” CONSPIRACY THEORY
For nearly 20 years, anti-gay American Christian fundamentalists have been pushing the notion that there is a secret “homosexual agenda” that is run by a worldwide central authority that instructs “militant homosexual activists” on how to “destroy the family” and “brainwash people into accepting homosexual behaviour as normal”.
Well, AGFC has been aware for quite sometime of three documents they claim proves this so-called “hidden agenda”. LGBT advocates need to be aware of these as though it might sound silly there are many anti-gay activists in Jamaica who use these documents to push this conspiracy theory as they actually believe they are central and important to the LGBT movement.
The first document is entitled “Gay Revolutionary”. LGBT activists in Jamaica will be most familiar with this one as it was cited by Rev. Peter Garth in the Jamaica Observer. (See here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Full-text-of-the-gay-manifesto-)
In 1987, a man named Michael Swift was asked to contribute an editorial piece to a gay newspaper which was considered a bit more to the left of most gay and lesbian papers. The anti-gay activists changed the name to “The Homosexual Manifesto” in order to make it appear as some guiding document. After the anti-gay religious group Traditional Values Coalition promoted it in films with ominous music and pictures of children, a U.S. congressman read it in Congress thinking it was an actual manifesto. Of course, the very first line of the document makes it obvious that the piece was satirical and was not only unrelated to the LGBT movement but was not intended to be serious. As usual, the anti-gay activists didn’t care. Below is the full text of the article:
This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.
We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.
Women, you cry for freedom. You say you are no longer satisfied with men; they make you unhappy. We, connoisseurs of the masculine face, the masculine physique, shall take your men from you then. We will amuse them; we will instruct them; we will embrace them when they weep. Women, you say you wish to live with each other instead of with men. Then go and be with each other. We shall give your men pleasures they have never known because we are foremost men too, and only one man knows how to truly please another man; only one man can understand the depth and feeling, the mind and body of another man.
All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men.
All homosexuals must stand together as brothers; we must be united artistically, philosophically, socially, politically and financially. We will triumph only when we present a common face to the vicious heterosexual enemy.
If you dare to cry faggot, fairy, queer, at us, we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies.
We shall write poems of the love between men; we shall stage plays in which man openly caresses man; we shall make films about the love between heroic men which will replace the cheap, superficial, sentimental, insipid, juvenile, heterosexual infatuations presently dominating your cinema screens. We shall sculpt statues of beautiful young men, of bold athletes which will be placed in your parks, your squares, your plazas. The museums of the world will be filled only with paintings of graceful, naked lads.
Our writers and artists will make love between men fashionable and de rigueur, and we will succeed because we are adept at setting styles. We will eliminate heterosexual liaisons through usage of the devices of wit and ridicule, devices which we are skilled in employing.
We will unmask the powerful homosexuals who masquerade as heterosexuals. You will be shocked and frightened when you find that your presidents and their sons, your industrialists, your senators,your mayors, your generals, your athletes, your film stars, your television personalities, your civic leaders, your priests are not the safe, familiar, bourgeois, heterosexual figures you assumed them to be. We are everywhere; we have infiltrated your ranks. Be careful when you speak of homosexuals because we are always among you; we may be sitting across the desk from you; we may be sleeping in the same bed with you.
There will be no compromises. We are not middle-class weaklings. Highly intelligent, we are the natural aristocrats of the human race, and steely-minded aristocrats never settle for less. Those who oppose us will be exiled.
We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.
The family unit-spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence–will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants.
All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated. Since we are alienated from middle-class heterosexual conventions, we are free to live our lives according to the dictates of the pure imagination. For us too much is not enough.
The exquisite society to emerge will be governed by an elite comprised of gay poets. One of the major requirements for a position of power in the new society of homoeroticism will be indulgence in the Greek passion. Any man contaminated with heterosexual lust will be automatically barred from a position of influence. All males who insist on remaining stupidly heterosexual will be tried in homosexual courts of justice and will become invisible men.
“We shall rewrite history, history filled and debased with your heterosexual lies and distortions. We shall portray the homosexuality of the great leaders and thinkers who have shaped the world. We will demonstrate that homosexuality and intelligence and imagination are inextricably linked, and that homosexuality is a requirement for true nobility, true beauty in a man.
“We shall be victorious because we are fueled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.
Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.
Two other documents are “The Overhauling of Straight America” and “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s”. Michael Kenneth Kirk and Hunter Madsen wrote the article “The Overhauling of Straight America” in 1987 and was published by Guide Magazine. This article was then developed into the book “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ’90s” which is out of print today. In their book they outlined a public relations strategy for the LGBT movement. After its publication Kirk appeared in the pages of Newsweek, Time and The Washington Post. They argued that gays must portray themselves in a positive way to straight America, and that the main aim of making homosexuality acceptable could be achieved by getting Americans “to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders”. They strategy included that gays must:
- Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible
- Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers
- Give homosexual protectors a just cause
- Make gays look good
- Make the victimizers look bad
- Get funds from corporate America
The article can be found here: http://library.gayhomeland.org/0018/EN/EN_Overhauling_Straight.htm
While the article and book are indeed real there is no evidence that this book was used for a strategy by the LGBT movement. In fact, the book is no longer printed and old copies are only bought by anti-gay Christian activists on Amazon.com.
Dr. Wayne West and Rev. Peter Garth have quoted these. Dr. Wayne West ACTUALLY believes that the rejected public service announcement produced by the Jamaican Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Unconditional Love, is a manifestation that the LGBT movement is following this document. They believe this book has made the LGBT movement successful and some anti-gay Christian activists claim it was used to “sell sodomy to America”.
He speaks about it on his blog here: http://testifyingtotruth.wordpress.com/?s=overhauling
The third document is the called the “1972 Gay Rights Platform” which according to them was created by the National Coalition of Gay Organizations Convention held in Chicago in 1972″. Only anti-gay Christians have mentioned this document. AGFC is not aware what the National Coalition of Gay Organizations is or whether one really existed. Anti-gay Christians have provided no evidence that this document is real except by quoting it and talking about it amongst themselves. According to them these were the things gay rights activists wanted to achieve which included removing age of consent laws and polygamy. A section is quoted below:
STATE LEVEL: 1. All federal legislation and programs enumerated in Demands 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9 above should be
implemented at the State level where applicable.
2. Repeal of all state laws prohibiting private sexual acts involving consenting persons; equalization for homosexuals
and heterosexuals for the enforcement of all laws.
3. Repeal all state laws prohibiting solicitation for private voluntary sexual liaisons; and laws prohibiting prostitution,
both male and female.
4. Enactment of legislation prohibiting insurance companies and any other state-regulated enterprises from discriminating because of sexual orientation, in insurance and in bonding or any other prerequisite to employment or control
of one’s personal demesne.
5. Enactment of legislation so that child custody, adoption, visitation rights, foster parenting, and the like shall not be
denied because of sexual orientation or marital status.
6. Repeal of all state laws prohibiting transvestism and cross-dressing.
7. Repeal of all laws governing the age of sexual consent.
8. Repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into a marriage unit; and the extension of legal benefits to all persons who cohabit regardless of sex or numbers.
In the video below, anti-gay activist Dr. Wayne West quotes this document at the beginning of the video as evidence that the “world-view that supports same-sex marriage” will lead to legalisation of polygamy and bestiality:
For all those who don’t believe that anti-gay activists have so-called proof of a “gay agenda” well we have presented it. It is time to know their arguments on this subject and how to counter it.