The Strange Diffidence of Pro-Family Leaders on Homosexuality versus Pro-Life Issues

Pro-life advocates would never abandon defense of their core truths, neither should we…

While many pro-life and pro-family conservatives have shied away from directly discussing the morality of homosexuality and confronting "gay" activism, LGBT advocates have steadily indoctrinated young people in the platitudes and myths of their movement. Above is a page from the groundbreaking children's book "Daddy's Roommate," claiming, "Being gay is just one more kind of love." It was published in 1991. Click on graphic to enlarge.

By Peter LaBarbera

MADRID, Spain–Attending the Sixth World Congress of Families put on by the Howard Center, I am struck once again by the enormous gulf between the international pro-life groups and leaders that have assembled here — with their tremendous progress, momentum and cultural influence — and the diffident, ambiguous and defensive posture of pro-family groups andĀ leaders opposing organized homosexuality.

The pro-life movement has palpable energy and confidence — reflected in the myriad of pro-life groups tackling every aspect of the struggle to protect innocent life and reach and heal abortive or potentially abortive women. It is fantastic to behold and provides much-needed evidence that good can rally against evil (though there is of course much work to be done).

Contrast that with the struggling “movement’ (if you can call it that) of those who are dedicated to the principled cause of defeating the Homosexual Lobby — just like pro-lifers aim to defeat the Abortion Lobby (i.e., without an ounce of guilt or reservations). Talking with pro-family activists from various countries here at World Congress reveals the simmering divide over how to approach the homosexual juggernaut: some, like me, favor a direct approach on the issue while others believe we should sidestep the “H” debate and instead focus positively on the campaign to protect the definition of marriage.

This is not to say that preserving marriage as between a man and a woman is not a critical priority — but rather that it is only one battle in a much larger war that must be fought aggressively if we have any hope of turning things around as the pro-life movement has. This necessarily means not just defending our First Amendment “right” to oppose homosexuality, “gay marriage” and gender confusion but systematically tackling these salient issues:

  • Explaining WHY homosexual and transgender behaviors are always wrong;
  • Educating youth and potential allies on how homosexual sex is fraught with health risks; ditto for gender-confused behaviors including “sex reassignment surgeries”;
  • Teaching why homosexuality violates Natural Moral Law, the teachings of Judaism and Christianity and most major religions;
  • Acknowledging the reality that many men and women (like Charlene Cothran) have successfully left homosexual, lesbian or transgendered identies behind;
  • Building awareness of the tragic realities surrounding homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles, such as the inordinate drug and porn use among homosexual men, and “gay-on-gay” assaults and abuses;
  • Ground the Church and religious/moral citizens in a basic understanding of how homosexual militants like Dan Savage have been in the vanguard of mocking and attacking Biblical Truth and time-honored, Judeo-Christian tenets that historically have served as the basis for wholesome sexual values and stable marriages;
  • Educate the public on how State-enforced “gay rights,” e.g., “Sexual Orientation” laws — not just legalized homosexual “marriage” and “civil unions” — naturally war against the freedom of citizens (religious or not) to oppose sexual immorality (sin). Show how “gay” laws corrupt “civil rights” and force Christians and religious citizens to subsidize and “celebrate” immoral homosexual relationships.

Simply put, we as a movement must conquer whatever timidity, fear and political correctness we have in NOT wanting to debate the morality of homosexuality–because our fanatically-driven LGBT opponents will never relent in their audacious campaign to “sell” homosexuality to the public. Notice that while many conservatives shrink from the homosexuality debate, self-described out-and-proud “queer” activists never back-track in their misguided, indeed, pathological quest to compel society to approve of their aberrant “lifestyles.” And they’ve almost won (thanks in no small part to the media serving as “gay” cheerleaders).

Ignoring the morality of homosexuality and failing to educate people on its myriad of associated evils and destructive consequences — as part of a well-intended strategy to focus on the less controversial goal of “protecting marriage” — would be like arguingĀ on the abortion issue by saying: “Lef’s take the humanity of the unborn off the table and focus solely on stopping Partial Birth Abortions….”

Nobody in the pro-life movement would take such an approach seriously. Similarly, any strategic plan — borne of intimidation, poll-driven tactical compromise, or outright cowardice — to jettison the debate over homosexuality and its consequences is fundamentally lacking in seriousness. Moreover, it telegraphs weakness to homosexual militants, suggesting that we are afraid to debate homosexuality. You really can’t fully defend truth by cutting corners, and at times some “pro-marriage” leaders have actually advanced the “gay” agenda by suggesting that homosexual relationships are deserving of our respect and even state recognition. [See this shockingly craven essay in which two ostensibly pro-traditional-marriage advocates, David Blankenhorn and Elizabeth Marquardt, came out AGAINST North Carolina’s Marriage Amendment because it also precluded government recognition of homosexual “civil unions”; thankfully, despite these confused scholars’ best efforts, the amendment still passed in a 61-39 landslide.]

More than ever, I am convinced that if we don’t get back to the basics of deconstructing the hydra-headed monster of the Homosexual/Transsexual Lobby and its many lies, shibboleths and myths, we will handicap our ability to win hearts and minds, especially among young people. These are the very “brainwashed” souls whose naivete and confusion over homosexual issues has led LGBT activists to boast that it is only a matter of time before our noble cause — the defense of historic Western and biblical teachings on sex, family and marriage (including opposition to homosexuality) — becomes extinct.

Fight on, truth warriors, and remember: God will honor your commitment to defending HIS truth!

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