"In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be cast as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to assume the role of protector...we intend to make the antigays look so nasty that average Americans will want to disassociate themselves from such types...portray gays as innocent and vulnerable, victimized and misunderstood, surprisingly numerous yet not menacing."
"The agenda of homosexual activists is basically to change America...to the affirmation of and societal acceptance of homosexual behavior...Thus propagandistic advertising can depict all opponents of the gay movement as homophobic bigots who are 'not Christian' and the propaganda can further show them [homosexuals] as being criticized, hated and shunned."
- Homosexual Activists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen
The Overhauling of Straight America, 1987; After the Ball, 1989
The e-mail that prompted the Sex Wars presentation:
I'm writing this to you as a concerned Christian college kid. I am absolutely bombarded here with anti-Christian, pro-gay, pro-tolerance garbage, and I have few places to turn for help. I know what the Bible teaches, I know that being gay is wrong, but there's only so much of being called a bigot and discriminator a person can take before it begins to wear on you...I feel like I'm out of arguments besides, 'The Bible says so.' I know that should be enough, but it's not to these people. I am writing for help...please don't stop talking about this stuff. It's everywhere at colleges and I don't think kids at church know just how much they're going to be hammered by it when they leave home. I know I didn't. I wish our youth group had spent more time training us on how to deal with this, because I was one of the 'strong ones.' I am sure the others have been picked off by now. I don't mean to be depressing, but I need reinforcement. I feel overwhelmed, beaten, abused, and totally demoralized.