I think the book that this Focus On The Family Stoplight video isn’t exactly a public copy of the Homosexual Agenda, but the net results of the survey is good for the long term civil rights prospects of LGBT people.

I’m reminded of the Bayard Rustin quote I once had as part of my outgoing email’s signature block:

[T]he job of the gay community is not to deal with extremists who would castigate us or put us on an island and drop an H-bomb on us. The fact of the matter is that there is a small percentage of people in America who understand the true nature of the homosexual community. There is another small percentage who will never understand us. Our job is not to get those people who dislike us to love us. Nor was our aim in the civil rights movement to get prejudiced white people to love us. Our aim was to try to create the kind of America, legislatively, morally, and psychologically, such that even though some whites continued to hate us, they could not openly manifest that hate. That’s our job today: to control the extent to which people can publicly manifest antigay sentiment.

Bayard Rustin, From Montgomery to Stonewall (1986)

Equality under the law is a key civil rights goal, and there are many tools in the shed we use to get to that goal. Shaping our tomorrows by more expansively defining equality and fairness for the younger generations of Americans today may not have been a conscience goal for most LGBT people, but it sure doesn’t seem like too bad an idea to me.

I’ve a lot of hope for the future of civil rights in our country because of those Americans under age 35.

Autumn Sandeen

Autumn Sandeen

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