Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bishop announces what the gay agenda is
June 28, 2006
Vox Populi
By Mike Bates

At the Episcopal Church Convention earlier this month, Bishop Gene Robinson said something astounding. He declared, “The gay agenda is Jesus Christ.”

I’m not surprised the first openly homosexual bishop in the church would say something like that. If the man weren’t looking for attention, we wouldn’t know he’s the first openly homosexual bishop in the church. To me though, the contention is meaningless, something akin to the currently trendy “speaking truth to power.”

The unexpected part is that for years we’ve been told that there’s no such thing as a gay agenda. It was just something made up by conservatives to encourage homophobia.

According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Media Reference Guide, “Notions of a ‘homosexual agenda’ are rhetorical inventions of anti-gay extremists seeking to create a climate of fear by portraying the pursuit of civil rights for LGBT people as sinister.”
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