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A researcher, 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 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 or contact her at [go to Hughes index]

The Gay Culture
In Their Own Words…
[Sharon Hughes] 4/5/04

When 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 issues.

As America 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 decisions 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.

The Advocate is the national magazine for the gay rights movement, and its online 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."

The Lambda 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 policy work."

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." 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."

Also, an article on the ethics of doctors surgically changing young women's bodies can be read at

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."

I highly 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 Homosexuality Genetic?

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."
-Elton John

"Just simply to say that it goes against tradition and the teaching of the church and Scripture does not necessarily 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, anyway?"
-Nancy Nangeroni, Boston's Pride event

"Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS from giving money to television preachers?"
-Elayne Boosler

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 rights."

Finally, on a sign at a recent gay pride parade…”We are teachers…we are gay…and we teach your children.” CRO

These thoughts were prompted by my interview with Professor Christopher Wolfe on 3/10/04, which can be heard online here.

copyright Sharon Hughes 2004




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