THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Like most things in history, public opinion is shaped by rhetoric. The words we use, and how we use them, are important in shaping the way society views things, especially when those words are repeated unceasingly in today's popular media. The radical Homosexual Left understood this all too well during the 1990s, and so it is time we take a lesson from them to turn the tables....
(LifesiteNews) - In the early 90’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) activists in Massachusetts sought to indoctrinate school children with homosexual values. GLBT activist Kevin Jennings, who was later appointed by President Obama as the assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools inside the Department of Education, masterminded the scheme of gay anti-bullying programs as a perfect inroad into the otherwise resistant classrooms of the nation.So that's how they got us. It was a very clever move, but it is flawed. To regain control we must reframe the debate (as they did) focusing on the issues of "religious and cultural sensitivities." After all, we all want to live in a free society - right? We don't want people being oppressed or ostracized for their religious beliefs - right? We certainly can't have people feeling "uncomfortable" or "alienated" because of their culture - right? So what this really comes back to is tolerance, specifically tolerance for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Even more specifically, we have to recognize that certain expressions of Christianity, like Catholicism for example, have not now, nor ever, viewed homosexuality positively. Asking a good practicing Catholic to accept homosexuality as "normal" is the equivalent of asking a practicing Hindu to eat beef, or a practicing Muslim to eat pork. It is offensive and demeaning, especially for a child. Thus people of the Catholic persuasion simply MUST be allowed to express their beliefs on the subject, or else it falls under "religious discrimination" and "cultural intolerance." This too is a health and safety issue, because if students feel their religion and culture is not respected, they could become target to bullying, which in turn results in stress, eating disorders, poor sleeping patterns, low self-esteem and ultimately depression and suicide. We certainly can't have that in our schools now can we?
“If the Radical Right can succeed in portraying us as preying on children, we will lose,” warned Jennings in a 1995 speech to fellow GLBT activists outlining his strategy. “Their language–‘promoting homosexuality’–is laced with subtle and not-so-subtle innuendo that we are ‘after their kids.’”
Jennings argued that the key to success lay in “framing” the issue in another way, to the advantage of the GLBT cause.
The strategy consists in linking the GLBT cause to “universal values” that everyone in the community has in common, such as “safety.” One then builds on this universal value the idea that “homophobia” represents a “threat” to students’ safety since it creates a “climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common.” From this point, one simply promotes legislation and programs for schools that frames the GLBT agenda in the language of these universal values.
“This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedalling from day one,” boasted Jennings. “[N]o one could speak up against our frame and say, ‘Why, yes, I do think students should kill themselves:’ This allowed us to set the terms for debate....
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I think if parents, and Christian ministries of various types, would ally together to push this cause through the schools, using similar demands for "public awareness" and "cultural safety training" for public school officials, as well as other similar demands for a "safe environment" for people of faith, I believe it would go a long way toward undoing some of the damage done to schools by the radical homosexual Left, or at least neutralize some of the damage done.
I think a good place to start would be with a short 15 minute video (and perhaps some 30 second commercials) depicting various Christian children with eating disorders, depression and suicidal tendencies; all because they feel rejected by their teachers and peers because of their religious faith. We can start with something a bit more exotic, such as Muslim and Hindu children, then gradually move into Catholic and Evangelical children. Mixing them together, and making no distinction between them, other than it is the DUTY of all educators to understand their various religious and cultural sensitivities, so they may respect them and make the child feel "positive" about them.
This type of strategy is a way of turning Multiculturalism and Political Correctness against itself using concerns about "health and safety" as the driving force. It worked for the sodomites, it should work for us too. Let's give it a try. If you agree, please share this article.