If you read this headline on Anglican Mainstream’s web site, you’d know exactly what to expect, replacing heterosexual with homosexual. It would be another tract demonstrating how promiscuous, or prone to disease or early death, lesbian and gay people are.
Well, that’s not entirely true – Anglican Mainstream is obsessed by gay men and sex, so lesbians don’t get much of a look in. However, polyamourists and paedophiles and those who practice bestiality get coverage, which only reveals the obsessions which fascinate Anglican Mainstream’s authors, the men and the women – and we all know what it means when a person becomes so obsessed in this way.
Anyway, back to The Heterosexual Agenda. It’s a parody with a purpose, a parody of the work that so fascinates Anglican Mainstream, written by Jim Burroway and published on the Box Turtle web site. Jim wrote it to show how NARTH, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, and many others, produce pretty convincing anti-gay books, videos, web pages and tracts. He uses social science research exactly as they do with the difference that he shows what he does every step of the way.
Their tracts are written in a way that reinforces what the writer wants the reader to be afraid of, starting with a fearful premise and reinforcing it with “facts” and ending with a fearful prediction of the future for our society if these fearful problems aren’t dealt with.
This is what Anglican Mainstream and other groups rely on as they pursue their campaign against LGB&T people in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. They prey on Primates and bishops, feeding them their poisonous agenda which as we have seen, leads in Africa to intense prejudice and homophobia, and in Uganda and still in the UK, to the murder of gay people.
Any Christian in their right mind would be campaigning for an end to this practice, claimed to be based on a reasonable Biblical exegesis even by more middle ground evangelicals.
Take a look at how Canon Chris Sugden does it in his recent 4thought tv broadcast about gay bishops. No wonder no bishops who are gay are prepared to come out with Canon Sugden ready to pounce now he’s back on General Synod.
Read Jim Burroway’s article and enjoy – and become a supporter of Changing Attitude’s campaign for love, truth and justice for all in the Anglican Communion, irrespective of our sexuality.