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COMMENTARY: Homophobe asks if I have a “gay agenda?”

I was asked this week why I must continue to push my “gay agenda.” Why can’t I just stay in the closet? Why must I constantly talk about gay sex, and why can’t I just “shut-up?” Why must I constantly write about gay issues and why must I constantly say: “I’m gay.” I was told: “I don’t constantly tell everyone I’m straight – why must you constantly tell everyone you’re gay?”

How does one answer such ignorance? Honestly, I wasn’t even aware that we in the homosexual community had an agenda other than living our lives openly with all the liberties and freedoms that are ours as Americans, without the fear of being beaten or sued or worse.

I decided to do some research and find out exactly what our “gay agenda” is. Ready?

• According to the anti-gay American Family Association, they believe “the core goal of the homosexual movement is to abolish the traditional, Judeo-Christian view of human sexuality, marriage and family. In that regard, the homosexual movement is the latest and most radical manifestation of the Sexual Revolution.”

• Conservapedia (yes, there really is a website called conservapedia.com) defines the homosexual agenda as: “… a set of beliefs and objectives designed to promote and even mandate acceptance and approval of homosexuality and homosexual ideology, along with the strategies used to implement such. The goals and means of this movement include indoctrinating students in public school, restricting the free speech of opposition, obtaining special treatment for homosexuals, distorting Biblical teaching and science, and interfering with freedom of association. Advocates of the homosexual agenda seek special rights for homosexuals that other people don't have, such as immunity from criticism (see hate speech, hate crimes). Such special rights will necessarily come at the expense of the rights of broader society. The homosexual agenda is the biggest threat to the right of free speech today.”

Did you know you had that much power as an LGBT person? Did you know that you were responsible for all of these things? Did you know that you were the “… biggest threat to the right of free speech today?”

I can’t speak for every LGBT person in the world, but I speak and write about gay issues because there is inequality and it needs to be talked about and written about for as long as it takes for the inequality to no longer exist.

And finally – perhaps the question should not be why I write all the time about gay sex (which, by the way, I never write about) and gay issues, but instead – why are you constantly reading these things that obviously offend you so? Just saying.

SDGLN Contributor Barb Hamp Weicksel was born in 1952 in Pennsylvania and moved to California in the early 1980s, where she met her partner Susan. They've been together some 30 years and share the love of Susan's four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her blog, Barb's Gift of Gab, can be found HERE.