Call Number:
306.766 BROWN
Publisher, Date:
Concord, N.C. : EqualTime Books, 2011.
691 p. ; 24 cm.
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A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the dramatic cultural changes that have taken place in our country in relation to homosexuality and pointedly asks the question: Are we heading in the right direction? Written in a lively and compelling style and at the same time backed with massive research, this forthright and yet compassionate study evaluates the extraordinary impact gay activism has had on our society, from elementary schools to college campuses, from the press to the courts, and from the world of business to the world of religion. Forty years ago, most Americans said they didn't know anyone who was gay or lesbian and claimed to know little or nothing about homosexuality. Today, there's hardly a sitcom without a prominent gay character, gay-themed movies have won Oscars, the media celebrates the marriages of same-sex celebrities, elementary school textbooks indoctrinate children with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ideology, many churches and synagogues now ordain gay clergy - and one of our elected officials is a man with cleavage who often wears a dress and high heels to work. In the courts, religious rights are consistently losing the battle to gay rights, while university students have been expelled from their programs for refusing to endorse homosexual practice. We have come to a point in our history in which it is common for the mainstream media to portray someone as intolerant and bigoted if they fail to affirm (or even celebrate) homosexuality and transgenderism, and we now find ourselves with little opportunity for constructive, honest dialogue or even the right to put forth a differing opinion. That's why the publishing world was afraid to touch this book, and that's why A Queer Thing Happened to America could be the most controversial book of the decade.
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A stealth agenda -- Jewish Hitlers, Christian Jihadists, and the magical effects of pushing the "hate" button -- Boys will be girls will be boys: undoing gender and teaching "Gay is good" in our children's schools -- Something queer on our campuses: from traditional academics and the arts to GLBTQ and "Ze" -- Brokeback Mountain, the Fab Five and Hollywood's celebration of Queer -- Is Gay the New Black? analyzing the argument that "I was born that way" -- Speaking of the unspeakable: some disturbing parallels to pro-Gay arguments -- Diversity or perversity? corporate America's embrace of Gay pride at is worst -- Lavender language, gender speak, and Queer semantics: towards an omnisexual society? -- Queer theology, a Gay/Lesbian bible, and a homoerotic Christ -- So, it's not about sex? the attempt to separate behavior from identity -- The "ex-Gay" movement: fact or fiction? -- The stifling of Scientific debate -- Big brother is watching, and he really is Gay -- GLBT and beyond: reflections on our current trajectory
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