By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
(June 20, 2008) Nine homosexual activist groups have made a copy of their battle plan for achieving same-sex marriage in America available to the public. Experts say it’s a “boil the frog in the water” plan meant to gradually desensitizes Americans to the idea so that one day they “simply wake up and same-sex ‘marriage’ has become commonplace.”
In the document entitled “Make Change, Not Lawsuits,” nine pro-homosexual groups urge activists not to rush to file lawsuits after taking advantage of the court-ordered legalization of homosexual marriage in California. This should only be done in states where they have a good chance of winning, the document says; otherwise it will waste limited resources and only result in bad rulings that will make it more difficult to win future battles.
The document suggests that same-sex couples who marry should “claim the name and act like what you are – married.” They should demand that family, friends, employers and the community treat their marriages with respect.
“Making the marriages of same-sex couples a conspicuous part of the American society will help us get something we’ll need to win ultimately: public acceptance of equal treatment for lesbian and gay families,” the document says.
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit litigation organization that defends traditional family values, calls the plan one of “progressive desensitization.”
”Essentially, they are doing the so-called ‘boil the frog in the water’ routine,” he told OneNewsNow. “They’re wanting to, basically, prepare the ground, prepare the ideas and thinking so that, one day, you just simply wake up and same-sex ‘marriage’ has become commonplace,” he explains.
“And then, once people accept that kind of relationship, then they’re going to bring out the cross-dressers, the transvestites, the trans-sexuals, and other kinds of deviant activity.”
Homosexual activists have plenty of reasons to take this route rather than to try to battle it out in the courts, Staver says, because in spite of the recent rulings in California, homosexual activists have lost far more marriage battles than they’ve lost.
“And, in fact, they’ve lost so many, the fact that they’ve won one in California should not overshadow the fact that they’ve lost so many more and they’ve actually lost ground,” he said.
The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a major hurdle to homosexual activists and one that they do not want to attack head-on, he added. And even if a lawsuit does succeed in striking down DOMA, it will only intensify the effort to push for a constitutional amendment protecting traditional marriage, something activists want to avoid for as long as possible.
The nine groups responsible for producing the document are the Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Equality Federation, and Freedom to Marry.
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