writer and public speaker Sharon is the President and Executive
Director of The Center for Changing Worldviews, a non-profit
corporation founded for the purpose of increasing the conservative,
pro-family voice in a predominantly liberal society. Sharon
produces and hosts Changing Worldviews TALK Radio which is
the media outreach of The Center, and is heard Monday, Wednesday
and Friday on KDIA AM1640 San Francisco/Vallejo and online
daily at Oneplace.com. Sharon has worked to promote civic
responsibility on the grassroots level since 1992 through
various organizations such as Eagle Forum, so that America
will continue to be a land of liberty, respect for human
dignity and family integrity, as well as public and private
virtue. For further information on Sharon and The Center
go to www.changingworldviews.com or
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In Their Own Words…
[Sharon Hughes] 4/5/04
we look at the changing worldviews around us, there’s
nothing like direct quotes to reveal the true attitudes and actual
agendas of those taking sides in the debates over truly controversial
is being forced to address the legality of gay marriage, the
two core issues surrounding this lifestyle -- that is, the
causes and the morality of homosexuality, are also being discussed
once again. What should the attitude of law and public policy
be toward homosexuality is being discussed in academia, legislatures,
on news programs and at dinner tables across America?
In today's postmodern society, which has relinquished
its moral compass and is leaning more and more towards making
based on feelings and a "let live" attitude, it is
especially important to know and communicate the facts effectively.
As in all issues of great importance, the issues surrounding
the homosexual rights debate requires a knowledge of history,
the stated motivations and agenda of its advocates, the existing
law and its basis, and the voice of wisdom based on time-tested
(and dare I say, Biblical) truth.
To make a decision based on emotion or what we think, apart
from the facts is certainly faulty. And although it is not within
the scope of this article to provide background on each of the
elements I've just mentioned, I have listed a few websites you
can use in your own research to help ensure that your worldview
on this issue is based on facts, rather than feelings.
Advocate is the national magazine for the gay rights movement, and its
version is probably
the movement's main news source. For instance, a recent issue
has several articles about President Bush's calling for a constitutional
amendment to defend traditional marriage. The articles charge
that "children will listen and hear that gay people are
not part of the American family," and that "the America
created by our Constitution is not the country George W. Bush
wants to preserve and protect. He just wants to be President
of the United States of Americans He Likes." It also contains
several articles by Republicans, such as Patrick Guerriero, the
leader of the nation’s largest gay Republican group, the
Log Cabin, who is "furious over President Bush’s endorsement
of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage."
Then there is the ACLU's site which
advocates "Get Busy, Get Equal."
Legal site is
the official on-line home of the "national organization
committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of
lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with
HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public
You can see Glaad's
media awards and go here for
the National Gay and Lesbian Task
Force's Policy Institute, the movement's think tank. Or to
Glsen's site which "envisions
a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all
people regardless of sexual
orientation or gender identity/expression." Youth.org is
an online source of youth gay sites.
This site lists
the workshops available at a True Spirit conference on such subjects
such as the risk of breast cancer even after "...FTMs, transmen,
or anyone born female-bodied who uses testosterone," and
intersex activism ideas for "changing our world." WorldNetDaily
featured an article about
True Spirit's conference last year, which included workshops
on "How to Do SM [Sadomasochism]" and
one devoted to "polyamory," an activist term for multiple-partner
sexual unions, entitled "Turning girls into boys."
article on the ethics of doctors surgically changing young
women's bodies can be read at americansfortruth.com.
I would recommend
reading "The Overhauling of Straight
America: Waging Peace Part Two," written in 1987, which
outlines the agenda and recommended steps to be taken in order
for America to accept homosexuality as normal... "To desensitize
the public is to help it view homosexuality with indifference
instead of with keen emotion...if you can only get them to think
that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their sholders,
then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won."
recommend the Pro-Family Law Center's website which
has a tremendous amount of research on the issue, as well as
Changing Worldviews' "Follow the Facts" page under
Dr. Christopher Wolfe's interview with
us for additional resources such as People
Can Change and Is
And just few a random quotes of gay rights advocates explain
gay culture perhaps best of all.
"There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone
of your own sex. People should be very free with sex…(but)
they should draw the line at goats."
"Just simply to say that it goes against
tradition and the teaching of the church and Scripture does
make it wrong."
-Bishop V. Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Church (the newly ordained,
first-ever openly gay bishop)
I'm a transgender activist. Not only that, I'm
part woman, part man. Something out of science fiction. I'm
a little bit of both,
and I like it that way. I identify with a lot of you lesbians
out there, since I live as a woman and love women. But I love
both men and women, so I guess I really identify with you bisexuals.
I think I could pass as just about anything, but who...cares,
-Nancy Nangeroni, Boston's Pride event
"Wouldn't it be great if you could only
get AIDS from giving money to television preachers?"
And just for the record, former Vice President
Al Gore was the first vice president to speak at a gay rights
event, where he
said, "It is time for all Americans to recognize that the
issues that face gays and lesbians in this country are not narrow,
special interests, they are matters of basic human and civil
Finally, on a sign at a recent gay pride parade…”We
are teachers…we are gay…and we teach your children.” CRO
thoughts were prompted by my interview with Professor Christopher
on 3/10/04, which can be heard online here.
Sharon Hughes 2004