START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
1,355,463 people care about Politics

The Gay Agenda is the Constitution (VIDEO)

The Gay Agenda is the Constitution (VIDEO)

 

For a long time now anti-gay folks have bemoaned the secret, sneaky gay agenda that is creeping upon America and turning white picket fence towns into dens of inequity and sinful excess.

So what is the big gay agenda? Well, according to CNN columnist and ESPN sportswriter LZ Granderson speaking during a recent, inspiring and amusing TED talk, it is… well… it is the agenda of seeking the rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution.

Now, if you don’t have 18 minutes to spare, I’ll give you the condensed version as written by Granderson in a blog post for CNN:

In other words, I wonder just how far along we would be as a society if the oppressive majority held all of the legislative and judicial power over the oppressed minority, essentially yanking the teeth out of Congress and the Supreme Court.

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about the gay agenda, but may not know what’s in it. Here’s what you do: Download a copy of the United States Constitution, read it. Everything the LGBT community wants is in there.

Sounds like an oversimplification?

It’s not.

But you really should watch the full video because it makes the point exceptionally well:

 

Related Reading:

Bill to Guarantee Equal Rights to Transgender Canadians

Transgender Rights Are A Feminist Issue

Pakistan Transgender Leader Runs for Election

 

Read more: , , , , , , ,

Image taken from YouTube video, no infringement intended.

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

30 comments

+ add your own
7:47AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Pam, you ranting that there's no such thing as a homophobe is much like Michele Bachmann claiming there are no congenital idiots in congress. You might want to look up "paradox", along with several thousand other words you clearly have no working definition of.

A person's sexual preferences are no one else's business. How would your significant other feel if they outlawed sex with microcephalics? I'll wait while you inflate him and get his opinion.

No one's claiming that all straight people are sick. We're saying you're sick, and surely this is far from the first time you've been told that. You need help. I'm just not sure whether you should start with an abnormal psychologist, a spiritual advisor or an English teacher.

7:27AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

It starts with “We, the people ….”, not “We, the people exactly like me ….”

You’d think we'd have learned something from all the other times that some idiot said “If you give [fill in the name of some group] the same rights as everyone else, it will be the end of civilization as we know it”, and was then soundly proven wrong by subsequent events.

Life in this country is going to get a lot easier and a lot more productive when we all finally accept a few simple facts.

My life is my life and your life is yours. We each have a right to live them as we see fit, unless something one of us is doing is harming the other or infringing on the other’s rights. You doing something that I wouldn’t is not harming me or infringing on my rights.

The only way to guarantee my rights is to fight unceasingly to make damn sure that everyone else gets exactly the same rights, regardless of whether or not I approve of everything they do.

2:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

The Constitution give us ALL the same rights and privileges, PERIOD!

1:02PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

James C - No one said anything about trying to make "straight people seem sick". But if the shoe fits.

8:41PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

And yes, James C, I'd love to meet YOU in a dark alley! I have fought for 30 years against retards like you, and will do so for another 30 years!!

8:38PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

I came out at age 15, in 1982. I don't "look gay", but have been a victim of gay bashing MANY times in my life. If you think homophobia is made up, take a look at the article about the NC Preacher who wants us all in concentration camps, and sign the petition against HIM (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/972/313/065/). Or at Rick Santorum, who gets rich from "curing" homosexuality. I've been attacked, verbally and physically. One man tried to rape me, to "show me what a good man could do". He didn't walk away :). So to the idiots who deny homophobia are either not gay, or so homophobic themselved they want to visit Rick Santorum.

7:02PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

I always just laughed at this whole paranoid gay agenda theroy. Like it says a lot to me when a person takes a whole group of people and believes that.

James C, there are homophobes. I know plenty of heterosexuals who don't care. You need to stop being so deep in the closet.

2:53PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Homophobes are clearly on the wrong side of history here, and I can only hope that the map is a little more filled in by the time I'm ready to find a home and start a family.

1:00PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

To add to David K's second comment --- "I'd just like to add that the biggest thing that stands in the way of our freedom guaranteed by the constitution is:

Sadly enough... Not wicked Despots from other countries...

It is only OURSELVES!

We are the only ones to blame. We the citizens of this country that have imposed this lunacy on others, AND we the citizens of this country that have allowed others to impose this lunacy on others!!!"

I remind you of Martin Niemöller's words ...

"First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me."


Given the nature of humankind, there will unfortunately always be those willing to strip away rights and freedoms. As David says,what/who stands in the way of our freedom is we ourselves. We must always be ready to stand up, speak up, and fight for the rights of all, even those we disagree with, lest Martin Niemöller's words come true.

Thanks for so many great comments and a personal thanks for all the stars.

11:24AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

simplicity at it's best

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free

meet our writers

Steve Williams Steve Williams is a passionate supporter of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) rights, human... more
Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.