Monday, October 02, 2006

The Heterosexual Agenda

Jim Burroway over at Box Turtle Bulletin has a great piece of work on his site right now. He's put together one of the best refutations of anti-gay attacks I've ever seen. It's an amazing piece of work.

His report, "The Heterosexual Agenda: Exponsing the Myths" (download your own copy here) is a parody article written in the style and using the research methods of many of the major anti-gay groups and writers out there (think Paul Cameron, the TVC, Focus on the Family and others). It details the alarming problems of sexual promiscuity in the heterosexual world. It's all parody, of course, but as he says in the epilogue of the paper, "all of [his] 'facts' are accurately quoted," even if they are not all quoted in proper context.

Basically Jim uses the exact strategies that anti-gay folks when they write anti-gay papers and studies. But, he is honest about where he gets his information and how he misreports it. This report is brilliant and very topical, especially the epilogue at the end. If you don't know much about anti-gay research, this paper will open your eyes in a hurry. I encourage you to read it and even download a copy of your own. While you're at it--show it to your friends--it's that good.

Now I'm just wondering how long it will take for anti-gay folks to take this paper out of context and use it for their own efforts--wouldn't that be an interesting turn of events. Hey, it's happened before.


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