Dear gays: This is why people don’t like you. You’re welcome!
These Christian authors quote extensively from After the Ball, a 1989 gay manifesto that laid out this agenda.
Many gays deny such an agenda exists.
Gay activist Toni Broaddus, the executive director of Equality California, asserts, “There’s no secret plan or even public plan at this point.”
But the authors of After the Ball discuss in the book about a 1988 summit of gay leaders in Warrenton, Va., who came together to agree on the agenda. (…)
According to Kirk and Hudson, it is to use “…the very processes that made America hate us, to turn their hatred into warm regard — whether they like it or not.”
First, they proposed homosexuals and their liberal allies should desensitize heterosexuals by getting homosexuality talked about as much as possible in the straight world.
“The main thing,” the authors said, “is talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome…You can forget about trying right up front to persuade folks that homosexuality is a ‘good’ thing.
But if you can get them to think it is just ‘another’ thing, meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders — then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.”
Lest you doubt this, you can read big sections of the book in question, excerpted in We Are Everywhere: A Historical Sourcebook in Gay and Lesbian Politics. It’s available in searchable format via Google Books.