Over at American Thinker, David Deming takes Republicans and conservatives to schools about how the information war is fought and won — by the radical political left. Here are just a couple of excerpts:
The gay agenda is now a fait accompli. How was it sold to the American people? In three ways. First, by control of language. Second, by media propaganda. Third, by relying upon the fact that ignorance is the normal human condition. Most people do not have a clue as to what homosexuals do or what the medical consequences of these practices are.
The most significant tool for promoting the gay agenda was the introduction of the word “homophobia.” A phobia is an irrational fear. Thus the use of the term homophobia automatically implies that any aversion or objection to any facet of homosexuality is irrational. The beauty of this is that it removes the burden of argument. The speaker or writer who uses this term has presumed what needs to be demonstrated. Control of language is control of thought.
Decades of pro-gay indoctrination have produced radical changes in the way that Americans view homosexuality. One of the most startling numbers to come from a 2015 poll is the fact that people estimate the percentage of homosexuals in the population to be 23 percent. This astonishing number is at least ten times too high. A 2013 survey by the CDC found that a mere 1.6 percent of the population is exclusively gay or lesbian. Why is this important? Because boosting their apparent numbers elevates homosexuals from a freakish minority to the mainstream.
Thus we have come in a short period of forty years from regarding homosexuality as a criminal and immoral activity to one that is not only acceptable, but a lifestyle worth celebrating. Progressives view the gay agenda as the inevitable outcome of the moral evolution of the human race. In 2003, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien bolstered his endorsement of gay marriage by explaining that “you have to look at history as an evolution of society.” Acceptance of homosexuality as normal and healthy is viewed as akin to the abolition of torture, slavery, and bear-baiting. It’s another milestone in a grand morality play featuring the inevitable triumph of reason and enlightenment over superstition and prejudice.
There’s just one problem with the gay agenda: it’s based on a lie. Homosexuals are not like heterosexuals, nor is the practice of homosexuality innocuous. The single largest problem for the gay agenda is medical science. In 2014, the CDC found that men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM), about 1 percent of the population, accounted for 83 percent of syphilis cases in the U.S. Syphilis, a disease that was once on the verge of eradication, is spreading like wildfire. According to the CDC, syphilis rates “are increasing at an alarming rate.” The statistics for AIDS are similar. In 2010, MSM were responsible for 63 percent of new AIDS cases in the US. The rate of anal cancer among MSM is seventeen times higher than among heterosexuals. It is alarming that the gay community exhibits no restraint and cannot be self-policing. Even school children know about condoms, yet venereal diseases rage unchecked through the population of gay men. A recent report in the medical literature found that infection rates for both gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing among MSM.
Read more: American Thinker
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