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A couple months ago, we unveiled a new presentation aimed specifically at youth groups called Sex Wars. If you were watching ABC last weekend, you saw exactly why this presentation is so critical to expose your young Christian kids to.
I think I have a pretty good ability to not get overly angry about the nonsense that comes from the mainstream media in their consistent onslaught against the Judeo-Christian ethic in this country. I don't agree with them, but I see them as slaves to the foolish worldview that they've adopted, and it's just the natural progression to see them war against the very belief system that they have benefitted from. Nonetheless, there is one television program that really - and I mean really - tries my Christian patience. And that's the trash, hack hidden camera prank show on ABC called "What Would You Do?"
I've talked about this crap show before. All it comes down to is propaganda. It is so slanted, so shaded, so set up, it's not even funny. The premise of the show is that they put actors in major public locations and have them carry out some kind of uncomfortable exchange and gauge how normal people will react to it. But the way they set up their situations is to over-exaggerate every false caricature of conservatives imaginable, just to carry the template that these radical, nutty conservatives really exist like they are portrayed. They misrepresent those they disagree with, and make heroes out of those who stand up to stop them. They've done this with illegal immigration a couple times - making it appear as though those who oppose illegal immigration are all racist bigots. And they've done it a couple times now with homosexuality.
Before I run this clip from their recent show, I want to share with you a couple quotes from the homosexual activists of the late 80s, Hunter Madsen and Marshall Kirk. These quotes come from an article they wrote called "The Overhauling of Straight America" and a book they wrote called "After the Ball." In both works they are outlining a strategy for how homosexual activists can push their agenda and succeed in transforming society. Check these out:
"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."
Keep those two quotes in mind when you see what ABC did.
The program set up a hidden camera in a New Jersey pancake house. Narrator/host Quinones introduced the counselor as someone "who believes the power of prayer can change anything." A bizarre close-up of his mouth appeared onscreen and echoing sound effects are used as he proclaimed, "Together, we can pray the gay away. [Echoes] Away." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
Bizarre close-up and ridiculous caricature of a Christian counselor is only the beginning. All of the talking points and straw men that are set up against those of us who believe that homosexuality is a sinful behavior are employed - all the way down to the sweater vest. And when you watch the video, pay attention to the music background utilized for those citizens "standing up for gays." It is such obvious propaganda, it's pathetic. And it fits PERFECTLY with the precise strategy Madsen and Kirk articulated over 20 years ago. "Gays must be cast as victims." Check. "Straights will be inclined by reflex to assume the role of protector." Check. "Make the antigay look so nasty that average Americans will want to disassociate themselves from such types." Check. "Propagandistic advertising can depict all opponents of the gay movement as homophobic bigots." Check.
And I really don't want to lose sight of the bigger story here. It is 2000 years of Christian doctrine that homosexuality is sin and that people can be delivered from sin by the power of Christ. Obviously no Christian counselor I've ever heard who has helped those with unwanted same sex attraction sits there and patronizingly says things like, "Let's pray away the gay." That's a left-wing media caricature of a serious Christian doctrinal point that people can be delivered from sin. That is what the media and the left is assaulting: Christian doctrine. Don't lose sight of that. Christian doctrine is what is on the chopping block. And these pious egotists and self righteous windbags like John Quinones (who hosts the show) are really getting gutsy as they attempt to sit in moral judgment of the God who created them.
That's why with as angry as I get at their intentional mischaracterization and slandering of faithful Christians, I can't help but pray for them. I was told to expect this as a believer. Christians in the United States have gotten used to not facing persecution, but Jesus told us that "men will hate you because of Me." That's what is going on here with ABC. These are rebellious and messed up people who are using their platform to lead as many people down the wide path of destruction as they can. They don't even realize they are guilty of the same type of bigotry that they are attempting to condemn. It's anti-Christian bigotry, but bigotry nonetheless. Maybe I should set up a hidden camera show to expose John and his band of merry men to the country.