AFRICANGLOBE – How many gay men and lesbians are there in the United States? Gary Gates has an idea but acknowledges pinpointing a solid figure remains an elusive task.
Gates is demographer-in-residence at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, a think tank based at the University of California, Los Angeles. For the institute’s 10th anniversary, he took a scholarly stab at answering the question that has been debated, avoided, parsed and proven both insoluble and political since pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said in the 1940s that 10 percent of the men he surveyed were “predominantly homosexual.”
Gates’ best estimate, derived from five studies that have asked subjects about their sexual orientation, is that the nation has about 4 million adults who identify as being gay or lesbian, representing 1.7 percent of the population 318.million (2014). – that whether they’re misguided middle class professionals, or fornicating-on-Pride-Parade-floats militants, this relatively tiny group of people is merely being used by radicals to consolidate their power.
The Gay Rights National Lobby was a Washington D.C.-based gay rights advocacy organization which existed in the late 1970s into the early 1980s. It was founded in 1976, and both GRNL and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force were among the earliest organizations to engage in lobbying legislators for lesbian and gay rights.
Among notable members were Steve Endean, the one-time Director of the GRNL (1978-?) who established the Human Rights Campaign Fund (now the Human Rights Campaign) in 1980 to raise funds for gay-supportive congressional candidates, and former Maryland Republican congressman Robert Bauman, who had been ousted in 1980 by a sex scandal and lost his seat before briefly becoming a lobbyist for the GRNL.
Among its campaigns alongside the NGLTF was the successful campaign against the “Family Protection Act”, a proposed legislation against gay people promoted by the Reagan administration in 1981-82.
The GRNL merged with the HRC in 1985, bringing with it many lobbyists and establishing the HRC as the premiere LGBT rights lobbying organization at the federal level in the United States for some time to come. In October 1986, the HRC created two separate organizations, the HRC Foundation (as an educational arm) and the HRC PAC (the campaign fundraising arm), in order to focus the HRC proper on lobbying efforts in the spirit of the GRNL
On April 17, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) conducted its “Day of Silence,” wherein participating public high school and middle school students remained silent throughout an entire school day to “raise awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination.”
GLSEN was founded by homosexual activist, former Obama administration “Safe Schools Czar,” and probable pedophile Kevin Jennings.
Now, considering that the American Psychological Association is lousy with leftists and sexual deviants, it is somewhat difficult to find an objective definition for “conversion therapy.” Most of the industry designations (crafted by those in academia, which is also lousy with leftists and sexual deviants) include such terms as “pseudo-scientific,” “controversial,” and “dangerous.”
Loosely-defined, “conversion” or “reparative” therapy refers to a collection of counseling and psychiatric protocols which address changes in an individual’s sexual attraction or sexual identity. Some, but not all of the practitioners operate within Christian circles. Almost always, there is existing ambivalence within the individual as to their identification as a homosexual prior to seeking such treatment, which they voluntarily seek out, as opposed to the “forced deprogramming” scenario being suggested by the gay lobby.
“We used to call things like this brainwashing, or reprogramming,” Simpson states in an official White House video, which calls conversion therapy “harmful.” She said that society ought to be gravitating away from “the way things are, to the way things should be.”
And there you have it, yet again: that leftist imperative for implementing their perverted vision of what society should look like. America is now being schooled in “the way things should be” by a transsexual, and that “way” is a wholly subjective determination made by those on the left, who consider themselves the ultimate arbiters not just of right and wrong, but of reality itself. Actually radical Anti-God Marxists are Using the Gay Lobby to ‘Remake’ America
Pope Benedict XVI waded deep into U.S. campaign politics , urging visiting U.S. bishops to beef up their teaching about the evils of premarital sex and cohabitation, and denouncing what he called the “powerful” gay marriage lobby in America.
As debate over health care coverage for birth control rages in the United States, Benedict said there was an urgent need for Catholics in America to discover the value of chastity — an essential element of Christian teaching that he said had been subject to unjust “ridicule.”
Obama, visiting his late father’s homeland for the first time as US president, confronted Uhuru Kenyatta and millions of Kenyans watching on television with his “unequivocal” views. Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya and surveys show nine in 10 people find them unacceptable.
Obama personalized the issue by comparing homophobia to racial discrimination that he had encountered in the United States. Never before has such a powerful foreign leader challenged Africans so directly on their own soil.
“I’ve been consistent all across Africa on this,” he said, during a joint press conference at the state house in Nairobi. “When you start treating people differently, because they’re different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode. And bad things happen.
Barack Obama addresses the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, in Nairobi. “When a government gets in the habit of treating people differently, those habits can spread. As an African-American in the United States, I am painfully aware of the history of what happens when people are treated differently, under the law, and there were all sorts of rationalizations that were provided by the power structure for decades in the United States for segregation and Jim Crow and slavery, and they were wrong. So I’m unequivocal on this.”
There had been speculation that Obama would duck the issue and focus on security and trade with Kenya. But in line with his recently emboldened actions and statements on a number of topics, he pulled no punches as Kenyatta looked on in silence.
He added that for “a law-abiding citizen who is going about their business, and working at a job and obeying the traffic signs and not harming anybody, the idea they will be treated differently or abused because of who they love is wrong, full stop.”
The Kenyan president publicly disagreed with Obama. “There are some things that we must admit we don’t share,” Kenyatta said, insisting that gay rights “is not really an issue on the foremost mind of Kenyans”.
He added: “It’s very difficult for us to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept.”
Homosexual practitioners have no place in South Sudan society and cultures, a government official said.
“We do not have this in our culture,” Edward Emest Jubara, acting Director General for Culture and Heritage in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports said recently.
Jubara was responding to the Citizen Newspaper query following reports of US President Barack Obama urging society to respect the way of life of people, including gays, while on a visit to Kenya last week.
“Obama must have addressed the wrong audience on gay issues in Africa,” he said.“The issue of homosexuality is against the nature of order as contrary to God’s divine laws.”
Jubara asserted that “a relationship between a man and a man is unacceptable in our society.”
“I do not support it and I do not want South Sudanese in particular and Africans in general to support gay marriage because our African culture does not accept it,” he insisted.
Africa has been described as the world’s most homophobic continent with same-sex relations illegal in 36 of 54 countries and punishable by death in a handful. Mr. President Africa does not need the Great America garbage instead Africa needs Great America support in fighting poverty and corruption and advocating transparency.
By: Abdulmoniem A.M. Ismail