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Published: Tuesday, April 1 2008 12:18 a.m. MDT

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Town Heathan

To: Phantom Panther

This is the same God in your book that allowed his Prophets to have concubines....

If it works for you...it's OK. If it doesn't work for you....it's an ABOMINATION!!!

Funny how they look the same in the mirror...

Utah Resident

I say let the far-right loons shout it loud and hard. People around the nation expect this--it IS Utah Valley, after all (and there's nothing "Happy" about it--believe me--I've been there.)

Sneaky Jimmy

Is it that hard to worship a God that loves all his children?

Dave

This is all an April Fools joke - RIGHT!

Informed

You can bet that Graham and his supporters are much more informed than you think they are and know plenty of "gay" people. His foundation is not against homosexual people, but against the silencing of those who feel it can be changed if individuals want that. The media pushes acceptance of homosexuality enough to create every "tolerant" child you could possibly desire. We do not need schools and the government to get in on the action too. Graham's foundation is not trying to stop the Pride meetings or any other gay acceptance meeting, which we all have admitted will have much more attendance. Is there any reason why they should be so afraid of such a small number of parents getting together to become informed and protect their children against something that is against their religion? Why should parents lose their rights to teach what they believe? Since when is religious belief less important than belief in sexual orientation? This foundation is not trying to hinder the rights of those living the gay lifestyle, but inform children about the very real and dangerous other side of this lifestyle.

more sadly yet

Love me or I will kill myself.
What's it going to be?
It's all in YOUR hands.

I'm waiting.

if you disagree with me

then you must hate me, and if I am the victim of hate then I must be right. Isn't that how it works?

Jason

It is refreshing that there are still people with backbones, who will stand up for what is right and has always been right, without worrying about what babylon thinks.

Professa

According to "L." at McSweeney's, this is the secret gay agenda:

7:45 a.m. Alarm rings
8:00 a.m.-8:10 a.m. Take shower
8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Dress and put items into briefcase
8:35 a.m. Leave house
8:45 a.m. Starbucks
9:00 a.m. Arrive at job
12:00 p.m. Lunch with a co-worker. Perhaps Chili's?
12:45 p.m. Return to job
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Meeting
5:00 p.m. Leave work
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Work out in gym
7:00 p.m. Return home
7:20 p.m. Prepare and eat dinner
8:00 p.m. Watch Law & Order on TNT
11:00 p.m. Go to sleep

Dangerous indeed.

Scary

I am straight. But like all of you (even if you arent aware of it), I have had many friends and acquaintances, who I later learned were gay. I can honestly say that no one has ever tried to push their homosexual agenda on me or convert me. I was never privy to intimate details of personal relationships, nor would I expect to be. My conclusion? My children are in danger from pedophiles, not homosexuals. Grahams statements are made out of fear. What I find really frightening is the Them Versus Us mentality that is so pervasive in our country. It feeds racism, sexism, violence, hate and bigotry. Our country was not founded on divisiveness.

Keep homosexuality out of school

The thing that bothers me the most is that our Godless government is not only smothering religion, but they are peddling the homosexual agenda through their schools.

Lillith

I was raised around many open gays and lesbians. They never brought an agenda (with bullet points) to any gathering. They never tried to recruit me to homosexuality. In all my years, I have never once been offered a toaster for the chance to join the "gay lifestyle." I am at a loss when I hear statements like this.

What a bigot

This clown is carrying on about the "Gay Agenda". In years past, it would have been the "Jewish Agenda" or the "Irish Agenda" or the "Mormon Agenda". A bigot is a bigot is a bigot.

Divorce Rate, etc.

I don't have exact numbers but heterosexuals get divorced at what - around a 50% rate for first marriages and above 60% for the second. Teen pregnancies, infidelity, porn, pedophilia, sexual assaults, STDs rampant among heterosexuals, severe drug and prescription abuse in Utah, etc etc. And these yahoos spend all their time and energy worrying about spreading fear and disinformation regarding an inborn human trait.

Even a plea in general conference for more love, acceptance and a stop to the public criticism of homosexuals would not slow down their hate and fear train. They beat to their own fundamentalist agenda and no one can tell them otherwise. Some people see conspiracies and Satan around every corner and yet somehow they can look at themselves in the mirror and believe they are furthering God's work. There is a church that tends to picket at soldier funerals and even our late Prophet's funeral that would probably be a bit more in line with their attitudes.

Patsy

Those that believe one can change their sexual orientation - would you want your daughter to marry one of these changed men?

When she starts wondering what's wrong with her, why she feels so unattractive, what are you going to tell her? "Suck it up honey, you're helping to change him."

Hatuletoh

Oh my goodness . . . Some of you people actually think that the sexuality of your children can be altered by some TV's shows and the yet-to-be-defined "gay agenda"? Hilarious! I envy what must be your very comfortable lives if GAYS are your most pressing concern. Are your kids really so impressionable? Frankly, I'm a lot more concerned about paying for college in 15 years.

On a related topic, I didn't see Mr. Graham's or Mr. Gunter's creditials noted in the article. Are they professors of some sort? Scientists, social scientists, politicians, academics, relgious leaders, community leaders, golf pro's, dry-wallers, latent homosexuals--or what? What qualified them to speak on this subject? Did anyone at this newspaper think to ask?

Samwise801

So, refresh my memory - tell me again what is so wrong with acceptance? What is so wrong with accepting those among us who are different?

If you really think there is a "gay agenda" to push homosexual acceptance on society, look no further than groups like SoL - you can't blame gay people for fighting back against this kind of intolerance. Of course they're going to "push an agenda," if that's what you want to call it, because the agendas of groups like these are working every day to push homosexuals into a shamed, degraded, looked-down-upon second class of society.

If there was a group out there trying to push you into that dark corner, wouldn't you fight back too?

I can only hope these kinds of groups stay on the fringe of society. Tolerance is a virtue! And even more so when you disagree.

Keep your own morality in your own home. When in public, spend your valuable time and energy on more pressing matters - not on blindly and vehemently hating those who are different than you.

The Forgotten Middle

This is madness - people use the word "agenda" to describe beliefs that don't match their own. I am so sick of the extremes in today's society. This country (maybe not this County) is a country of reasonable, compassionatem thoughtful people and yet the only voices we tend to hear are those screaming either from the far left or right. I guess when you are in the minority you learn to yell in order to get some attention. It's a shame though that it tends to block out or minimize the majority who don't buy the extremes of either side. You see the same thing in the creationism versus evolution debate. It only involves finger pointing from both ends and speaks over the majority who (regardless of which way they lean) prefer a civilized conversation that respects a variety of thoughts and opinions.

Love the sinner hate the sin

I think that is what the savior would say about this.
Homosexuals are not the enemy. They are loved by our Father in Heaven as much as the rest of us.
It is the sin of Homosexuality that God hates. It is the acceptance of this sin in our society that is alarming. It is that bad is called good and good is called bad.

Agenda?

It's really quite laughable that people still claim that there is no "gay agenda". If there is no "gay agenda" why are there gay advocacy groups. Tell me one advocacy group that doesn't have an "agenda". Let's see... The NRA, the NEA, ADAPT, BACA, MADD, the Sierra Club, the ACLU, the NAACP, the Humane Society, Amnesty International, the American Cancer Society, all have "agendas". There really is nothing wrong with an advocacy group having an "agenda" - that's the point of the advocacy group.

What is suspicious is having an advocacy group (and the group that is being advocated for) claim they don't have an agenda. What are you trying to hide?

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