The Precious Two Percent

The Precious Two Percent
Vol: 22 Issue: 30 Wednesday, July 30, 2003

According to a December 2001 decision by a Saskatchewan court of appeals, the Bible is hate literature if it is quoted verbatim and in context when it is used to condemn homosexuality as sin. The appellate court ruled for the provincial human rights board for fining a man for submitting a newspaper advertisement citing four passages of Scripture. The verses, Romans 1, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 all address the Bible’s position on homosexuality.

[Imagine] “the hand-wringing if ever a federal court labeled the Koran hate literature and forced a devout Muslim to pay a fine for printing some of his book’s more astringent passages in an ad in a daily newspaper,” wrote Lorne Gunter in the Edmonton, Alberta, daily and quoted by WorldNetDaily.

Canadian attitudes toward homosexuality have permeated the American media, even as US public tolerance of homosexual conduct is on the decline.

A USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll has found that after several years of growing tolerance, there’s a return to a level of more traditional attitudes last seen in the mid-1990s.

Asked whether same-sex relations between consenting adults should be legal, 48 percent said yes and 46 percent said no. Before this month, support hadn’t been that low since 1996, USA Today reported.

Support for legal relations among homosexuals had reached a high of 60 percent in early May.

In the survey, 49 percent said homosexuality should not be considered “an acceptable alternative lifestyle,” while 46 percent said it did.

Recently, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-sodomy law, a Canadian court decision allowed homosexual ‘couples’ to marry in Ontario, and Wal-Mart expanded anti-discrimination protection to gay workers.

But among the liberal media, there is an increasingly casual attitude toward homosexuality and an absolute lack of tolerance toward any view that suggests there might be something wrong about homosexual conduct.

Last night, “Boy Meets Boy,” a dating game for homosexual men where some straight men are thrown into the mix, aired on NBC’s Bravo cable channel.

This came on the heels of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” another new Bravo show that last week got bumped up to prime time Thursday, the same night that NBC airs its homosexual-themed sitcom “Will & Grace.”

“Queer Eye” features a group of homosexual men giving a fashion makeover to a heterosexual man.

According to the Nexis database, 350 stories about homosexuality appeared in major papers from May 26 to June 25. That rose to 537 stories from June 26 to July 25. On Monday, the New York Post announced the establishment of the nation’s first high school for homosexual students in New York. Homosexuality ranked fifth in topics covered on the three major network prime-time weeknight news shows June 23 to 27.

On July 23, The Washington Post for the first time ran alongside notices of heterosexual weddings an announcement and photo of the “marriage” of Deb Price and Joyce Murdoch in Toronto last month. (The two women met in 1985 while editors at The Post.)

The last time homosexual issues occupied such a spotlight was in 1993 when the Clinton administration pushed to allow homosexuals to serve in the military.

Broadcasters and publishers appear to be sympathetic to homosexual causes, judging from the guest list of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, a 1,100-member group having its annual convention in September at a Hollywood hotel. Scheduled speakers include CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, CBS chairman Les Moonves, Black Entertainment Television executive producer Will Wright and Los Angeles Times publisher John Puerner.

Assessment:

Once again, I can only sit back in awe of the power of propaganda. The fact that forty-six percent of Americans believe homosexuality is an ‘acceptable alternative life-style’ is a monument to the efficacy of the propagandist’s pen. Gay rights groups claim a ten percent share of the population, but that is a media myth that has been widely debunked.

According to the most reliable statistics, homosexuals make up approximately two percent of the American population.

Approximately two percent of Americans believe they’ve been abducted by aliens, although not necessarily the same two percent. But it is unlikely that 46 percent of Americans share the belief in UFO’s as an acceptable, alternative religion.

There are a disproportionately high percentage of homosexuals working in the media, in Hollywood and in the public school system. As a consequence, there is a disproportionately high degree of tolerance for the gay rights agenda.

This helps us to understand how there can be a motive and a conspiracy – but without either a clear plan or malicious intent. The conspiracy is there, the agenda is clear, but most people who advance it believe they are doing a good thing.

Most mainstream broadcasters don’t believe they lean toward liberal causes — they really think they hold a balanced, centrist view. They believe that because their worldview is a product of their environment. If half the people you work with are gay, you are less likely to equate homosexuality as being as odd as believing you’ve been abducted by aliens and more likely to buy into the lie that it is an acceptable alternative lifestyle.

It grows easier to believe when your kids come home from school to explain to you patiently about sexuality and new studies and call you a bigot. Those teachers are not all part of a conspiracy to advance a private agenda; they also have a disproportionately high number of gay colleagues.

ABC has a homosexual-themed hit show like “Will and Grace . NBC can make money off ‘reality’ shows like “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Boy Meets Boy”, so the entertainment media’s motive is obvious and without any particular malice.

It makes money, and, since they don’t see anything wrong with it, in their eyes, they are simply helping to ‘educate’ the ‘ignorant’.

The deception is complete, but what is interesting is the TOPIC of the deception. Nearly half of Americans have been convinced that homosexual conduct is an ‘acceptable alternative lifestyle’ when:

1) Most don’t know anything about the lifestyle except what they’ve been told in positive news stories and positive portrayals in popular TV programming’ and;

2) those same people would be horrified if their kids announced they were gay.

Why is that?

Because they know it means no grandchildren. They know it means no traditional family. They know it means the end of the line insofar as their family’s continued existence after they are gone. Homosexual children mean the death of the family line. What thinking person finds THAT acceptable?

In short, it is an ‘acceptable, alternative lifestyle’ for anybody else but their kids — because they KNOW in their hearts that it ISN’T, really. They buy the deception because they WANT to. It makes them sound compassionate, enlightened and progressive.

If half the population can be convinced that an aberration shared by 2% is normal, then how hard will it be for the antichrist to convince a Christ-rejecting world to accept him as God?

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2Thessalonians 2:10-12)

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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