By Alan Caruba

Queer, an adjective
1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice.

2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away.

3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer.

Also slang for a male homosexual.

The Obama visit to New York on June 23 included a demonstration by GetEQUAL, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) “civil rights organization” and Queer Rising, a New York based grassroots “queer equality organization” at a time when New York State is just one vote away from enacting a law to legalize “gay marriage.”

For millennia marriage has been recognized solely as the union of a man and a woman. No society has ever sanctioned “gay marriage” because to do so would be to undermine the keystone of society, the family.

For the first time in the nation’s history, we have a President who has lent his office to the advancement of the homosexual agenda, though it should be noted that former President Clinton attempted to do that when he tried to alter the military to the open acceptance of homosexuals in its ranks in 1993. After an outcry, this was modified into a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that Congress has since repealed.

Among the “czars” that President Obama appointed was Kevin Jennings, given the title of “Safe Schools Czar” overseeing elements of policy in the Department of Education. Jennings was and is a homosexual activist who will leave his office in July and return to Massachusetts. He has specialized in targeting children with the “gay rights” message through indoctrination in the nation’s schools that is intended to advance acceptance of homosexuality and its permutations as an acceptable lifestyle choice.

Let me pause to say that I have long regarded homosexuality as an abnormality that appears to occur in some people from birth. It is, in that regard, not a choice. Neither, however, is one’s race. I do not discriminate against homosexuals, but I do not accept the destruction of societal norms because some homosexuals demand it.

It is difficult at best to determine how much of the U.S. population is homosexual. As best as I can determine it ranges from one to three percent, with the latter being on the high side of such estimates. For years homosexuals encountered laws that conferred a criminal status on homosexuality. They also encountered many forms of rejection by the greater society.

Those laws have been repealed, but the rejection they encounter represents an increasing backlash as homosexuals have “gone public” to initiate the legalization of “gay marriage” and the introduction of “hate crimes” legislation that conflict with freedoms granted by our Bill of Rights. It has mutated as well into an alleged “anti-bullying” campaign in schools as if bullying has not been a part of every child’s introduction to the fact that bullies exist everywhere in one form or another.

Last year, Jennings helped introduce Bill 4530 in Congress that would require the normalization of homosexuality, transgenderism, cross-dressing, and other practices in the curriculums of our nation’s schools. His office received $410 million in FY 2011.

In California there is a bill moving forward to actively portray homosexuality in a positive fashion including a provision that textbooks must include figures and events in gay history. Former Governor Schwartzenegger vetoed the bill but Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he would sign it if it passes this year. I am pretty sure this is not what the majority of Californians want their children to learn, nor is it a fit topic to teach.

On top of national initiatives, the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Given that homosexuality is a crime in 76 nations this seems a reasonable step toward protecting those who, as I have noted, have no choice in the matter of their sexual orientation. It is, however, just a resolution, not a law.

I can speak only for myself, but I find all this activity to legalize “gay marriage” and to introduce a gay agenda into the curriculums in the nation’s schools a distinct threat to the fabric of a society based on the undisputed normality of heterosexuality. I am pretty sure the “straight” citizens of Boston and elsewhere find it offensive to host a gay parade.

I believe the greater society has a right to protect itself, its children and its military forces against these legislative intrusions, mandates and coercions to force acceptance upon it. If it continues, it will become one more factor in the destruction of America, a signal that its moral foundations continue to be eroded.

Candidates for elected office and those holding such offices should be challenged and removed when they advocate and vote for the queering of America.

© Alan Caruba, 2011

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Comment by Wolfy Ghalkhani on July 2, 2011 at 1:53am

Homosexuals are abominations and I don't want them near my children. IN the end, its the parents who influence their children not the educational system or the government.


Comment by Robert L. Voelsing Sr. on June 29, 2011 at 1:04am
If it spreads to other states,,, the Left will indoctrinate our kids as little as Kindergarten ,,,,That Jimmy has 2 Dads or 2 moms is perfectly NORMAL.   Well ,,,you & I know it is NOT normal,,,never has been.   If the Left calls you ANY names at all for your beliefs,,,,,just say the old comeback,,," It takes one to know one" maybe that'll slow them down.    This is just ONE of the TEN Plagues the PRO-Left is bringing to America ,,,,I know that is a little harsh,,,but I do not want teachers promoting a gay lifestyle on my G/kids. It is also the reason my wife kept our kids from my brother ,,who is gay,,,,NOT a pervert,,,just gay (adult men only). He even told me that the groups like the LGBT 's do not want equal rights,,,,according to him,,,they want Special Rights.
Comment by Catherine Burr on June 28, 2011 at 7:00am

Joyce's comments are incoherent.  She says she does not discriminate and then calls me mentally ill.  Meanwhile. the 'Queering of America' is, according to her words, the picture of health.

Sounds like a seminar poster to me...  Good thing she's done with this discussion, LOL...

Get over it Joyce - and anyone else you are fronting for.  There are many people like me who know lies when we see it.  Your knee-jerk use of calling things you don't like 'mentally ill' or 'hater' simply cancels out anything you have to say, and elevates what I have to say.  I'd thank you, but shall just now pass by.

Comment by Chris Bee on June 28, 2011 at 6:39am

To Joyce Foster-Konra:



I get a giggle when I read postings of people like you.  So much confusion will be some day illegal...


Your opinion shows precisely why America is sinking.  Your advocating inertia, because you think we do not understand.  Read your Bible (or your religious source) or use your plain common sense if you are an atheist.

If you have been paying any attention you would know that it is gay movement ( NOT gays who keep their lives private) who are the national security threat.  Actually, describing these terminally confused people as "American Fifth Column" is not an overstatement.  ENDA, DADT, their ongoing efforts to corrupt standing laws protecting majority, constant harassment and even recorded cases of violence against people who dare to speak against them, the brainwash in education.  Alongside Islam, this is the most significant domestic threat.

I strongly recommend that you wake up.  If you are looking for unbiased truth, you might start with americansfortruth.com.

They corrupt vulnerable judges (5 IA Supremes), clergy (200 "people of "GOD" who signed petition in support of these), teachers (ongoing fight to introduce gay-friendly curriculum in schools).  Many, many more examples, almost on daily basis.  Most recent: gay "marriage" triumph in NY state, where few republicans "purchased in last minute" have tripped the scale.

Just do an honest research and stop repeating lies.  It looks silly. 


Being Christian does not mean standing under sewer pipe with your mouth open.  Remember "necessary self-defense".  Don't know about you but I will do what I must to protect my children from these dangerous and intrusive maniacs.  You want to save our Country?  Include "gay movement" on your "to do" list.

It is not unreasonable to prevent others from invading your privacy with theirs!

Or go have latte with your "oppressed" friends and conspire against "hate mongers" of TEA.  After all one of the main weapons in "human rights" arsenal has been name calling and intimidation.  

Out of respect to Freedom of Speech, I guess.

Comment by Thomas Angle on June 28, 2011 at 5:30am

Joyce look at these pictures, these are just gay people. Tell me if you want that as the norm. It happens at gay pride/rights parades all across the country.This is what they choose to show in public.

NOTE: Most of the pictures are really disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.




http://www.sfcarl.com/ - I am not going any father than the home page here




Comment by Joyce Foster-Konya on June 28, 2011 at 1:56am

I do not discrimminate either way.  You may think what you want...but you are so wrong.  You evidentally haven't got over your bad experience.  I'm sorry to hear that.  I suggest you see a professional for Post Traumatic Syndrome.  This kind of thinking isn't healthy for you or anyone else.  You are judging people you don't even know or understand.

This discussion is closed as far as I'm concerned.


Comment by Catherine Burr on June 28, 2011 at 12:51am

Joyce --

When I was young, I bought into the "we're just gay" spin.  The person telling me that, primarily, turned out to be a predator.  I do believe that there are "harmless" gay people.  They are the cute people portrayed as designers and "best friends" in the media.  But in my experience, there have always been a number of homosexuals (men, in particular) who tried to ignore, and even to eliminate my existence.  I would ignore them and befriend the more "fun" types, who as fluff in my life have come and gone - most of them are gone now, completely.  Some of the shadowy ones were quite powerful in their way. 

You claim to want to 'validate' the homosexuals you know.  I would say there are quite a number of areas in their lives, and a number of friends they have and will have, that you do not know.  If you knew them, you would probably think quite differently of those homosexuals you do know.

You can choose to discriminate against me if you wish, and dismiss my experiences and my words.  I am quite certain that there are some people reading my words that do not dismiss me - but will lie about their paying attention to what I write.  They also know full well, as has been said to me, if I only knew how I only know the tip of the iceberg.

In this little dilemma, you see the problem at large - to 'validate' your friends, you have to dismiss my experiences.  Because of the friends that you have, you will become separated from the larger, stronger, healthier community (assuming just for argument's sake that my view, that homosexuality is not the best choice or lifestyle).  This will cause problems in your life - and not because you or I are discriminated against in any substantive way.  The community becomes fractured, as we war with each other over our "rights" and "who decides.

This is why there is no winning this war.  With hate crimes, this is an attack on free speech and Christianity.  With "same-sex marriage", it is an attack on marriage as a special relationship, designed by God for the raising of children (we haven't yet had to deal with the growing new problem of children with multiple sets of parents and the attack on biological parenting).  As Royce's links detail, we have more speculative data which, like global warming, any real investigation will be shouted down as "hateful" and repressed as politically incorrect - despite, like global warming, the 1000s of scientists who debunk it and who are dismissed as illegitimate or non-existent.

All these things are happening now.  Unlike Mary, I won't waste time providing examples to people with whom I have no interest in debating, simply because I don't know you.  Debate without personal interaction and a common basis is a waste of time.  Sometimes it's a manipulation.  Those "who have ears to hear and eyes to see" will see it or find out for themselves.  I know where I've been and where I'm going and I have peace about both ends of it.  It's a long journey to peace over these issues.  I simply hope that unlike me, you shall not throw away decades in a misguided effort to defend those you believe to be your friends and family.  You were made for better, as were they.  The truly sad thing is that you do not serve them or yourself well - a cross you shall have to bear, as we are all responsible for what we are responsible for creating, or destroying.  Be careful that by doing one you are in fact not doing the other.  Deception and self-deception are not always easy to see.

To dismiss me as 'homophobic' is ridiculous.  It's far too easy.  But go ahead, dismiss me as once homosexuals were dismissed, and deny me the unquestioning 'validation' that you prefer homosexuals receive, because somehow their sexual activities are somehow different than as recorded in all millenia.  Deny the unquestioning ease with which you do one and yet will not extend to all parties.  Let's see if that works out any better than politically correct race relations have done, replacing Jim Crow with calling white people 'racist' any time we criticize and all black conservatives 'Uncle Toms'.  Yes, O.J.'s acquittal was a real 'tit for tat' for all those white racist murderers that got off - both real blows for justice there... <not>

And let's hope we wake up before we lose this country and all is lost.  The real arrogance is disbelieving that we are as much at risk as any other nation, and that all those Founders who discussed the real necessity of a moral and just basis for society, well-grounded in history and human nature, were all wrong...

Comment by Catherine Burr on June 27, 2011 at 11:02pm

Mary is passionate on this subject.  The fact that she feels her life, culture and children are threatened by evil is a justifiable emotion.  She is correct to feel threatened.  There are a lot of very bad people involved.  I have, in fact, known a few homosexually-oriented people who stood up for the right thing despite the fact that the truth would have threatened their own politics or job.  I would say that any homosexual who is not even or yet repentant should be welcomed in the Tea Party or a church if their overriding value is to discover the truth, wherever such may lead them.  My faith has always been in truth and reason, and any sincere seeker is welcome.

The trouble is that all of us are limited beings.  Other times were far better than our culture today is in formulating a polite, civil society.  This is the ability of the Left and other snake oil salespeople, is that they are ready to allow people to feel comfortable in ways that allow them to information-gather.  They promise people that their lacks of responsibility will be tolerated and welcomed "unlike those haters (with standards) over there".  The young sneak out to participate and get away with things, to be with friends who "accept" them "as they are" - not realizing that they may well be corrupted by those out to use or exploit them.

If a person is not interested in this ministry, that's not a problem.  Each of us has their own talents, interests and experiences.  Quite obviously, God's path for me has uniquely equipped me in this arena.  And that is why we have to have some of us who feel called to address this issue - because it is well-used by the Left, and as Alan points out it is a threat to this country.  I remember the fight over the Briggs Initiative.  John Briggs was an ineffective and unattractive spokesperson.  Just as McCain was ill-equipped to fight Obama, some of us need to be comfortable to address these issues and ask the right questions.

Part of the problem in this discussion is the employment of the term 'homosexual'.  The entire 'born gay', 'alternative lifestyle' and 'sexual orientation' terminology is modern, something that has only had meaning in the past 30 years or so.  I was reminded of this when I watched the anniversary edition of the Life and Times of Harvey Milk, and Harry Britt used a term which reminded me that "queers" used to be rather proud of being "deviants".  It has only been recently that there has been a political insistence on "alternative lifestyle" being "normal" - which is, by definition, an impossibility.  It is in this that we see the exploitation of the gay issue to not only fundraise but also to distract, demonize conservatives, and corrupt.  This is something I have lived through friends, family and people I thought were friends and family.  And it's that path that I use to explore the issue - for now.

It is simple to get distracted and deadlocked by discussions on the 'gay issue'.  Sometimes that's honest, and sometimes it's not.  Where politics are concerned, my interest is in raising this issue as a sign of corruption on the one hand and a sign of integrity by those who will stand up, and have the ability to stand up on a difficult issue.  We need a leader - a true leader, not the fraud like Obama who promised to "bring us together" when his actual plans continue to be to divide us.

I am reminded of Harvey Milk telling Jimmy Carter, "You want to be a leader?  Then damn it -- LEAD!!"  That was, of course, before both libs and homosexualists lost their way, and the goals became far greater than "live and let live".

I am more in sympathy with Mary's comments than with Royce's - primarily because I know and have known people who use "being gay" to corrupt, not that I knew that at the time.  I know of a convicted ephebophile arrested in his classroom, an arrest made on TV, who was used in a youth activity for thirty years and the people who lied about that.  And many of them control in parts of the country who may teach and who may not.  So "live and let live"?  I think not - not unless and until a whole lot more people get honest about a whole lot more people who are not merely wishing to "be themselves".

Nor do these people work in the shadows alone.  In my experience, these people were more than a few of those involved in the rise of the internet, and in addition to the NEA, are involved in the military, Silicon Valley, travelling sales-types (easy to network), anything involving grants and government money (can you say 'Porkulus'), legislators, and all sorts of manipulative techniques.  As the Catholic Church scandals demonstrated, some of these people have networks going back decades.

Evil is out there, folks.  We can discuss studies, reports and other facts.  But as with socialism, "by their fruits ye shall know them".  We know that every society that becomes permissive and non-supportive of strong families rots and dies.  No socialist country survives for long.  China's continuing successes are not due to communism, but to increased free market initiatives and the incorporation of Hong Kong.  Getting back once again to Alan's essay, I am reminded of both Biblical and ancient definitions of effeminancy and "boy-love", and know such to be corruptive.

I found this Wallbuilders link, and a very interesting listing of how the Founders viewed what is now termed homosexuality.  Somehow, I don't think that the secularists so very fond of elevating Thomas Jefferson will be quoting him on this any time soon...


Comment by Joyce Foster-Konya on June 27, 2011 at 9:34pm

I can see that both of you are homophobic.  Just because someone is gay doesn't mean they are a predator.  I have several friends who are gay and they are wonderful people.  Let me let you know now that I am straight...as if it was any of your business.

I can see that no matter what someone else tells you...you are closed to truth.  I also was abused as a child...so don't give me that excuse.

You both have a lot to learn about people who are different.  There's a ton of information at the library.

Comment by Joyce Foster-Konya on June 27, 2011 at 9:18pm
There are radicals on the left, radicals on the right, radicals that are black, blue, purple, red.....and I'm sure their are radicals in the gay community.  But, you don't hear about them threatening people, or killing people, robbing banks, gangs, molesting children, killing their children, corrupting people, etc.  The most dangerous are who we thought was normal.  Look at our President. He and his cronies are the most dangerous people in the US.  I think you better start worrying about them.  I think there are people like yourself that are homophobic and will not change your beliefs no matter what.  I think it's you that needs help.   It's not for you to judge.  Only God knows and he will decide what is right and what is wrong.....not you.

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