Originally Posted by AZwildcats
There is a gay agenda, but I see it a little differently than Rico. The part about equal rights like marriage, tax benefits etc isn't an agenda to me. Its long overdue. The agenda part is the pushing of "gay" or feminine culture by the media. In other words, an emasculation of the regular dude. Calling it gay culture is probably the wrong choice of words, but its the closest thing I can relate it to. I see it mostly in popular culture, sports (waiting for the next gay athlete to come out), clothing etc
I used to despise gays for years, recently changed my view on the whole thing. I don't like the lifestyle per say, but that doesn't mean I don't think they deserve equality under the law. Hopefully I got my message across without coming off as bigoted.
I'm a Muslim if it matters
you didn't come off as a bigot. a little misguided on some things but not bigoted at all.
i disagree on there being an agenda per say in a lot of the things you highlight.
people want to see who the first major pro athlete to come out as gay will be because it'd be a huge story. sports is a hyper masculine machismo dominated universe, and as such not something people consider gay men. so if lebron came out of the closet it'd be a big deal because he'd be the first. it's more about FIRSTS than it being just about gay. remember when they tried to make Yao Ming the biggest thing in basketball because he was the first REALLY GOOD asian nba player.
as for fashion, there's no such thing as gay clothing that's just a misconception. it's stuff you're not familiar with, but no clothing is gay. it can't have sex with other clothing. and if it "looks gay" it's because in your particular cultural world men or people just dont dress like that. i know what you're getting at -- skirts, shawls, anything you may find asap rocky donning -- but in other parts of the world there are men rocking similarly cut outfits, and they'd be the first to string you up from a tree or stone you to death if they saw you kissing another man.
it's not a gay agenda, it's just with acceptance there comes a period of firsts -- people breaking into particular fields and the requisite media frenzy that surrounds that.
if homosexuality had long been accepted as a natural occurrence in life, then no one would bat an eye lash at an nba star kissing his husband in the tunnel after a game.
it's when something is isolated and highlighted as strange and as a unique occurrence that it happening draws the attention you see.