Greg Quinlan: Gay ‘Marriage Equality’ = Unequal Treatment for Heterosexuals

The following column by our friend Greg Quinlan first appeared on the website of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays):

By Greg Quinlan

Greg Quinlan says he was labeled a “traitor” for leaving the homosexual lifestyle and his “gay” identity behind.

The homosexual push for “equal marriage,” otherwise known as genderless marriage, can only lead to a ban on heterosexual rights. With a President in power who endorses gay causes and readily misuses executive orders, and emboldened by their numerous wins for gay rights at the legislative and judicial level, homosexuals have now moved beyond equal rights to the “more equal than you” level. As a result, gay organizations are working to ban that practice they fear the most — heterosexual behavior.

Witness the ban on heterosexual therapy successfully pushed by homosexual groups in California. Even though no scientific evidence exists of a “gay gene,” parents in California are now prohibited from taking their children to see a therapist to resolve their child’s unwanted same-sex attractions.

So for parents who discover that their son has been molested and is now sexually confused, their only option is to make an appointment with a gay-affirming therapist – because unlike heterosexual affirming therapy, gay-affirming therapy has not been declared illegal in California even though such therapy has not been proven beneficial by the APA.

Yet a parent can take their son to a therapist to approve gender blocking hormones so that the child’s natural gender is stunted before he reaches puberty. In short, parents can attempt to change a child’s gender, but they cannot change their child’s sexual orientation unless it is to a homosexual identity.

This heterosexual ban did not come about by accident, because who would have considered it? Surely not parents, who want all therapeutic and medical options available for their child. So why would a state legislature like California ignore the wishes of parents and outlaw heterosexual therapy for children? Indeed, the original legislation banned heterosexual therapy for everyone, including adults.

Nor can we attribute the ban to the wacky state of California, because New Jersey is next on the list to outlaw heterosexual therapy for children, thanks to a New Jersey state assemblyman who has introduced the legislation.

But as a politically powerful and wealthy constituent group of the Democratic party, gay activists know from their successful “gay marriage battles” (never won at the ballot box) how to lobby for homosexual legislation regardless of its effect on society at large.  So as gay activist organizations band together to demand that state legislatures ban heterosexual therapy, its anti-heterosexual consequences are ignored and the rights of parents over their own children are outlawed.

As a former homosexual, I understand the gays’ dread and absolute fear of heterosexuality. It goes beyond trying to normalize sodomy by calling it “marriage.”  It’s about labeling others as “gay” as early as possible–witness the gay activist push into public schools–and then ensuring that they do not leave the group. As a homosexual, I was welcomed with open arms, especially when I joined the gay activist cause.

But when I decided to leave homosexuality after seeing hundreds of my friends and acquaintances die of AIDS, I was demonized and excoriated as an ex-gay traitor, which continues to this day.  Now I see that same hate against the ex-gay community being targeted against African-Americans who refuse to equate sodomy with their skin color and against heterosexuals who will not recognize homosexual behavior as a civil right.

So what does that mean for heterosexuals? Just look at what’s happening. In addition to banning heterosexual therapy, homosexuals are filing lawsuits against heterosexuals by using gay rights laws to force mandatory recognition and approval of homosexual behavior. Businesses and individuals who do not approve are fired from their jobs, threatened, or publicly castigated – as witnessed by the attempted but failed nationwide Chick-fil-A boycott by homosexuals.

The culture war is not slowing down; it’s just beginning to gain steam as “gay” organizations turn to anti-heterosexual legislation, mandatory public approval of sodomy, federal funding of gay youth activist organizations and homosexual initiatives, required government training against “homophobia,” “heterosexism,” and “transphobia,” etc., etc.  This is more than a culture war; it is a war for our very own freedoms — a war for the character and future of our nation.

Homofascism will soon be, if it is not already, the greatest threat to our individual liberties in this country.  So-called “marriage equality” is just the beginning.

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Greg Quinlan is President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) and Executive Director of Equality and Justice For All.


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